Sigourney Weaver - who has stripped down to her skivvies in films such as

Alien and Ghostbusters, to name but two - has been tapped to play famed burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee in an HBO biopic, Variety reports. Gypsy and Me, to shoot by year's end, will be based on My G-String Mother, a memoir written by the performer's son, Erik Lee Preminger, who by age 12 was serving as her stage manager.... Desperate Housewives' Andrea Bowen will play a popular high-school honor student who contracts HIV in Consequences, a TV-movie for - all together now - Lifetime. Jennie Garth costars as a teacher who becomes Bowen's confidante.