Star Scoop: Lorde Gets Inside Katniss’ Head, Buy Batfleck’s Suit, Beyoncé Claims 2015

By  September 29, 2014

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It was a royal 2013 for Lorde, but her follow-up to Pure Heroine is guaranteed to be bigger than her debut hit. Why, you ask? Katniss Everdeen. Lorde released “Yellow Flicker Beat” today, the first song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack, a disc she curated herself. “It’s my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love,” Lorde shared on Tumblr. “It’s my attempt at getting inside her head, Katniss.” [YouTube]

Just because he’s been cast as the caped crusader doesn’t mean Ben Affleck gets any special perks … at least when it comes to the costume. When filming wraps on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’ll only be able to take Bruce Wayne’s armor home if he shells out $100,000. NBD. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Yoncé and her liquor are pouring it up throughout 2015. Glam got an exclusive look at Beyoncé’s second calendar, otherwise known as our new workout plan. The spread includes stills from Bey’s self-titled 2013 album, as well as footage shot during promos for the On the Run Tour with hubby Jay Z. [Glam]

We love seeing great artists pay homage to one another, so when we heard Aretha Franklin’s rich rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” we got all giddy inside. Franklin is taking a page from Bette Midler’s book and releasing a CD of covers dubbed Great Diva Classics, where she’ll tackle ballads from Etta JamesAlicia Keys, and Sinead O’Connor. A lot of r-e-s-p-e-c-t going on there. [Stereogum]

The Mjolnir has a new home. Remember when we told you that the next Thor would be a woman? Well, that time has arrived and it involves Captain America, a whisper, and inspo for a kickass Halloween costume. [Vulture]

Magic Mike XXL just keeps on giving. We’re still processing that Matthew McConaughey won’t be involved, but Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, and new addition Michael Strahan more than make up for his departure. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Good Girl Gone... Bond? Rihanna Rumored for 007 Role

By  September 29, 2014

Your favorite rude gyal could be going on the run with Bond. James Bond.

Rumor has it that Rihanna’s next silver screen moment could be alongside Daniel Craig in Bond 24OK! reports that producers of the 007 installment approached her for a cameo role, which she agreed to without hesitation. An emphasis on cameo implies that she may not be stepping into Bond Girl territory, but there’s certain to be equal parts sexy and sass associated with her suspected role; and Craig agrees.

Rihanna—she’s dirtier,” Craig said back in 2012 when asked whether Ri or Beyoncé would make a better Bond Girl. Be mindful that the world hadn’t seen “Partition,” yet.

If she accepts the challenge, Bond 24 would be Rihanna’s fourth film role to date, not counting her appearance in Katy Perry’s 2012 documentary and voice work for 2015’s animated comedy Home. The film starts shooting later this year, which may interfere with Ri’s work on R8… or double as great promotion when both are released in 2015.

GLAM EXCLUSIVE: A First Look at Beyonce's 2nd Calendar

By  September 29, 2014


Queen Beyonce is back again, ready to give even more to her loyal fans. After an epic summer on the run with Jay Z, providing her BeyHive with intimate video footage of their personal family life with Blue Ivy, she’s finishing the season with one more offering.

If the cover of CR Fashion Book, plus the inside spread wasn’t enough, Beyonce created an official calendar for 2015 (the second she’s launched), posing for 12 original images along with a centerfold. Glam exclusively has the first look at February and June, as well as the breathtaking centerfold, all of which are beyond stunning. (No surprise there, of course.)

For February, Beyonce worked with Nick Farrell to achieve the perfect shot in the surf. She’s sporting a gold headdress with feathers and a matching accented top and bottom quite similar to the outfit she wore in the video for “Put it in a Love Song” with Alicia Keys. Giving that epic Beyonce posing, she’s transporting us to the beaches of Brazil in a single photo.


As for June, the look appears to be a take on one of her “Partition” costumes, a flapper style headdress with matching triangle top. (If the look is indeed the same from her video, the hat was sourced from Crazy Horse Paris’ archive, paired with a vintage crystal bra and body chain by Lorraine Schwartz.) Robin Harper captured the more intimate, black and white shot which portrays Beyonce in a private moment.


For the centerfold, the honor went to photographer Yosra El-Essawy who employed a bit of backlighting to further highlight the beauty of Beyonce. A cut out bandage style bathing suit provided the outfit, while she allowed her shorter hair to show off that spectacular gaze we’ve all come to know from the brilliant talent and entertainer.

Photographers for this year’s calendar include Yosra El-Essawy, Santiago & Mauricio, Nick Farrell, Robin Harper, and Mason Poole. The calendar retails for $14.99, which you can purchase on her site.


George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Are Married!

By  September 27, 2014


The ultimate bachelor, George Clooney, is finally officially off the market! He wed Amal Alamuddin in a twilight ceremony in Venice, Italy at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in front of celebrity friends including Bono, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, and Anna Wintour. 

Festivities began on Thursday at the Hotel Cipriani with the rehearsal dinner and a wedding-day breakfast, before guests took a flotilla of vintage water taxis across the canal to the Aman Canal Grande Hotel for the ceremony followed by the wedding after-party, and post-wedding dinner. As Clooney and his family made their way across the canal, throngs of onlookers cheer for the star, who was smiling ear to ear. The wedding was officiated by their close friend Walter Veltroni, who also happens to be the former mayor of Rome.

Though details and pictures of Alamuddin are not yet available, we’re on the lookout!

UPDATE: A source confirmed that Alamuddin wore Oscar de la Renta on her wedding day.

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Star Scoop: KimYe Cleavage Wins PFW, HTGAWM Kills the Competition, Shondaland Alum Pens New Mystery

By  September 26, 2014

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Ok, ok… KimYe cleavage did not win Paris Fashion Week. North West front row at Balenciaga did. Still, her parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West deserve a little shine for coordinating cleavage at Lanvin. And scolding hecklers. And escaping a tackle pre-Balmain. [E! Online]

Thank God It’s Thursday is right! Shondaland’s Thursday night block on ABC—Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and How to Get Away with Murder—won premiere week. Viola Davis’ series premiere proved to be the ultimate victor, (take that New York Times), bringing in a total of 14 million viewers, “debuting to the biggest young-adult audience of any new show yet.” [Vulture]

That Shonda Rhimes reign just won’t let up. Shondaland alum Jenna Bans just sold a new political mystery to ABC—as if there wasn’t enough drama already. The premise is enticing, though. It “follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier,” and leaves the community asking whether or not he’s who he says he is. Dun, dun, dun! [Deadline]

It didn’t take long for Fox to announce a sequel to Maze Runner, and the studio has been just as quick with introducing its villain. Aidan Gillen from Game of Thrones has been tapped to play Janson, or the Rat-Man, the YA trilogy’s main antagonist. When part two picks up, Janson and his WICKED cohorts will make life outside of the maze a dismal one for Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and friends. [The Hollywood Reporter]

André 3000’s magic window is closing… so says the enigmatic half of pioneering hip-hop group OutKast. In a cover story with Billboardhe reveals that despite a comeback festival tour and his anticipated role in the Jimi Hendrix biopic, 3000 is searching for more. “My opposition is time, age. You can make music forever, but I think there’s a magic window,” he said in the exclusive. “I think you can go beyond your magic window and still be the greatest instrumentalist and greatest artist, but anything outside that magic window is just not resonating the same.” Keep your heart, Three Stacks. [Billboard]

Cracking the Case: Rachel McAdams Joins True Detective

By  September 26, 2014

It what was the hardest casting case to crack, but we finally figured out True Detective’s leading lady: Rachel McAdams.

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McAdams will shed the innocence of About Time to channel Ani Bezzerides, “a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.” McAdams will be joined by Colin Farrell as a detective caught between crooked cops and the mob, and Taylor Kitsch as a young soldier whose new job as detective is riddled by remnants of a violent and destructive past.

McAdams’ confirmation comes after a summer of endless True Detective speculation. First, there was no room for a female lead on season two of HBO’s neo-Noir hit. Then, Nic Pizzolatto apparently made room for one: Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men. That, too, proved false when the official shortlist of actresses emerged weeks later. Surprisingly, there was no Moss to be found; instead the likes of Rosario Dawson and Jessica Biel were said to by vying for the role, sans a McAdams mention. Did you follow that?

We’ll see McAdams, Farrell, Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn step into character when True Detective returns next spring.

From Makeup to Music: Michelle Phan Launches a Label

By  September 26, 2014


Michelle Phan isn’t just playing with makeup anymore, and she’s priming herself to take over the music business as well.

The YouTube beauty guru and digital entrepreneur has partnered with Cutting Edge Group, a music financing and services provider for music in media, to form Shift Music Group. The new label will focus on social media to spread awareness for music powerhouses as well as up-and-comers, and given Phan’s social savvy, they’ll be in good hands.

While there are no names signed to Phan’s new venture yet, there’s no limit to whom she could add to her roster. “It’s whatever makes sense and fits her creative dial,” Phan’s attorney, Phil Daniels, told Variety.

“I am passionate about finding undiscovered and talented artists,” Phan said in a statement about the partnership. “I want to help those artists get to the next level, and provide existing artists with a new way to reach fans. I wanted to partner with the Cutting Edge Group because they share my vision, and have a proven track record in innovation in the music business.”

Looks like in addition to just watching her beauty tutorials, we’ll now be Shazaming them too!

Star Scoop: ABC Finds its Funny, Drake Gets Emoji-nal, Urban Outfitters Is Saving the Vinyl Biz

By  September 25, 2014

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The Alphabet is stacked with successful dramatic series, but it’s failed to find a companion for its comedic mainstay Modern Family… until now. Last night’s debut of Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross got off to a great start, and retained enough eyes from Modern Family to total 10.8 million viewers for ABC. [The Hollywood Reporter]

No new friends… but a new tattoo trend? We guess that counts. Drake, known to the Internets as Champagne Papi, got an emoji branded on his forearm, and wrote—then deleted—this caption under its social media reveal. “It will be a debate until the end of time… high five or praying hands… life is what you make of it haaa.” No room for YOLO? [Huffington Post]

Urban Outfitters: saving the music industry one vinyl at a time. Ok, not really, but kudos to the (often controversial) retailer for becoming “the world’s number one vinyl seller” according to company exec Calvin Hollinger. It’s a trend Hollinger hopes to continue when vinyls become available for sale at sister company Anthropologie. [Buzzfeed]

That bad-mouthing teddy has more A-list friends than we thought. Mark Wahlberg’s bear bestie Ted will be joined by Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman in a rated-R sequel. The latter will play “an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues,” according to Variety. Trouble, trouble! [Vulture]

Could this be a reason to cancel our overpriced [insert cable company here] subscription?! AT&T is offering a $39 package that includes HBO Go, HBO, and Amazon Prime. AT&T joins other Internet TV providers, like Sony and Viacom, looking to help customers cut the cord… All we need is Girls and Boardwalk Empire, because Scandal can be streamed online. Sign us up! [A.V. Club]

Did Mary-Kate Olsen Get Married Secretly?

By  September 25, 2014


Woah. Did Mary Kate Olsen and her boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy get marred in secret?

The pair have been engaged since last March, unsurprisingly keeping quite quiet about their impending nuptials. That is until they appeared in the Hamptons just a few days ago, sporting matching gold bands on their ring fingers on their left hands. The couple shared a casual lunch, but clearly were not afraid to show off their new accessories.

Mary-Kate’s possible wedding is hardly the news blitz that Lauren Conrad and her new husband, William Tell, engaged in, but would you expect anything more from one of the Olsen twins?

We’re not going to hold our breath waiting for photos of her wedding dress, but congrats to the happy couple if they are in fact married!

Stream the Entire ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

By  September 25, 2014

Did he, or didn’t he? That’s the question that will plague moviegoers lured by the enigmatic disappearance that sets Gone Girl in motion. Even if you’ve read Gillian Flynn’s best-seller, Ben Affleck’s polarizing behavior as Nick, and Rosamund Pike’s convincing victimization as Amy is sure to keep you, and your emotions, on edge. With just a week left until its October 3 premiere, there’s a new piece to the puzzle that can prepare fans for the cinematic adaptation of 2012’s top mystery: the soundtrack. 


Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor teamed with longtime collaborator Atticus Ross to concoct a score that’s just as eerie as Gone Girl’s plot line. A snippet of the work dropped late last week; now you can stream the full soundtrack on NPR. Comprising 24 songs in total, Reznor told The Wall Street Journal that the eery set had a benign inspiration: massages.

Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors …The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK,” Reznor said. Director David Fincher added “I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, ‘We need to tap into this.’ The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that’s attempting to give you a hug.”

And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel,” added Reznor. Certainly not the peaceful retreat we associate with a spa day.   

As for teaming with Ross, Reznor says “it’s been an uncompromising, fantastic creative process.” One that’s garnered them an Oscar for the score to The Social Network, and a Grammy for soundtracking Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. “The music becomes part of the film’s DNA,” Ross told WSJ. “To create that transporting experience in the cinema, all the different elements of the film need to be one piece of art.”

Get your Gone Girl fix on NPR, and head to theaters for its premiere next Friday.