The Only Way is Essex set for Hollywood

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The Only Way Is Essex looks set to be made into a movie - with film bosses reportedly keen to swap Brentwood for Dubai.

Stars of the ITV2 reality TV show have reportedly been told filming could begin within months, with the exotic Gulf destination being eyed as a possible location, according to The Sun.

Bosses are also said to be interested in inviting former stars of the programme, including ladies’ man MARK WRIGHT, to take part.

An insider said: “Dubai would be the perfect place as it is the current hip destination for young Essex boys and girls and it would be a great sunny location to film in.”

NAOMI WATTS has revealed that best pal NICOLE KIDMAN kept her motivated when she was struggling to launch her movie career.

The Impossible actress became friendly with Nicole when they co-starred in indie film Flirting in 1991, and although Nicole’s Hollywood career soon took off, it took Naomi a little longer to make a name for herself.

Naomi told CBS’ Sunday Morning that Nicole kept encouraging her to stick it out, reports Us Weekly.

“She kept saying, ‘It’s just going to take one thing, one thing, Nay, and you know, if you’re in a hit film... then everything changes’,” she said.

KRISTEN STEWART looks set to star in new dark comedy The Big Shoe.

The Twilight actress - who has been racking up movie projects following the end of the vampire franchise - has been cast alongside ELIZABETH BANKS, according to Deadline.

JIM STURGESS was already attached to Steven Shainberg’s film, playing a “gifted shoe designer forced to break free from a family who wants to turn his designs into mass-produced knock-offs”.

Kristen, 22, is due to play his muse, while 30 Rock actress Elizabeth will star as a psychotherapist.

JOHN MAYER has apparently confessed that he’s been a bit of a “jerk” with the ladies in the past.

The US singer-songwriter - who is now dating KATY PERRY - is known for putting his foot in his mouth and has previously made comments about some of his former flames, including referring to ex JESSICA SIMPSON as “sexual napalm” in an interview.

But John - whose past loves also include JENNIFER ANISTON and TAYLOR SWIFT - has now seen the error of his ways, according to US reports.

He said in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning: “I was just a jerk.”

LEONARDO DICAPRIO is rumoured to have his eye on a new leading lady.

The Departed actor - who split from model ERIN HEATHERTON in October - sparked rumours of a new romance after he was spotted with a mysterious blonde in Miami.

E! News has now confirmed that the girl is Aferdita Dreshaj, Miss Universe Kosovo 2011, and that the pair have been spending time together.

However, the model is insisting their relationship is platonic, saying: “We were all just hanging out as friends.”

It wouldn’t be the first time Leo, 38, has dated a model. His former cover girl flames include BAR RAFAELI and GISELE BUNDCHEN.

MAX GEORGE has revealed he may end up spending Valentine’s Day with bandmate JAY MCGUINESS.

The Wanted singer - who has been romantically linked with LINDSAY LOHAN and split from fiancee MICHELLE KEEGAN last year - confessed he hasn’t made any plans for February 14.

He told the Mirror: “You’re supposed to celebrate Valentine’s Day but I’m not the best at it.

“You normally celebrate it when you’re with someone, so probably not too much this year.”

The boyband heartthrob added: “I’ll have to see what Jay’s doing. If not, I better get my skates on and sort something out.”