Scarlett Johansson: 'Psycho' role channels Alfred Hitchcock

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Daybreak Daily’s afternoon roller-rink skirmish with the pop-culture world finds a psycho, a way to milk a situation, other things, and the mystery music video.

SCARY STUFF: Watch the original. So good, per Variety, “Director Sacha Gervasi has tapped Scarlett Johansson and James D'Arcy to play "Psycho" stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in Fox Searchlight's "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho." Sources tell Variety that "Making of Psycho" has drawn comparisons to "My Week With Marilyn," and that the role of Janet Leigh could lead to the same awards consideration for Johansson that the Marilyn Monroe role did for Michelle Williams.”

DAVY JONES: Revelations, per the AP, “The heart attack that killed Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones came while the singer was in his stable surrounded by his beloved horses. The star's spokeswoman, Helen Kensick, offered the detail Friday, two days after Jones died in Florida.”

SNOOKI: That didn’t take long, per TMZ, “Forget boozy nightclubs and bar fights -- mama Snooki's new "Jersey Shore" spin-off will be all about the guido growing in her uterus ... in fact, one Jersey City baby store has already been contacted by producers about shooting on location.”

VOICE SILENCED: Taking stock of the late Andrew Breitbart, per the Los Angeles Times, “As much as Breitbart loathed his liberal adversaries, he shared many of their beliefs — not the political ones but the ones rooted in an adversarial approach to the establishment. Like many on the left, such as Christopher Hitchens and Jon Stewart, Breitbart had a sly wit, a knack for courting controversy and a disdain for the insular, self-important Washington press corps”

MEANWHILE: Here’s a look at 10 of Breitbart’s more memorable splashes, per the LAT, “The author and blogger, who died Thursday, spent years expounding on his conservative views and aiming to expose liberal hypocrisy.”

’HUNGER GAMES’: Movie appears primed for a big payday, per Perez Hilton, “Based on initial tracking, both box-office observers AND exhibitors are saying that The Hunger Games could make close to $100 million during its opening weekend in the U.S.!”

BEASTLY: He come from a land Down Under, per Deadline Hollywood, “In his U.S. debut, Australian actor Jay Ryan has landed the male lead opposite Kristin Kreuk in the CW drama pilot Beauty And The Beast.”

CHRIS BROWN: Just the facts, per Radar, “The Florida State Attorney's Office wants to formally interview Chris Brown in connection with allegations that he stole a cell phone from a fan as he sat outside of a Miami nightclub, is exclusively reporting.”

REAL WORLD: Hollywood doesn’t sell in certain markets, per the Hollywood Reporter, “Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow and her project centering on the hunt for Osama bin Laden that is shooting in India are facing a flurry of local protests from Hindu radicals.”

OH WELL: Hey, stuff happens, per Entertainment Tonight, “Kaley Cuoco revealed to ET that she is no longer engaged while appearing at a TV event to honor her The Big Bang Theory creator in Los Angeles Thursday night. . . This past October, (she) confirmed that she was engaged to addiction specialist Josh 'Lazie' Resnik, but the couple had not set a wedding date.”

DEMI MOORE UPDATE: In-house rehap apparently done, per People, “Sources tell PEOPLE that Moore, 49, has left the location where she had been receiving treatment. She "left treatment at the end of February," the source says.”

STEPPIN’ OUT: And lettin’ it all hang out, per Us Weekly, “After flashing her underwear in a mint green ensemble the day before, Katy Perry put her famous assets on display Friday. In Paris, the singer flaunted her wow-worthy cleavage and legs in an embellished white and gold mini by Balmain.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. Hint: Goin’ where those chilly winds don’t blow.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)