Star Scoop: J. Lo’s First Love, Jennifer Aniston’s Life of Crime, Nicki Minaj Pops Pills

By  May 21, 2014

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David Gandy is J. Lo’s “First Love.” The British model, known for campaigns with Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, and Hugo Boss, will play Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in her new music video, a gig he jumped at due to her “icon” status. “I’ve been asked if I’d take part in music videos before and I’ve always said no, but I jumped at the chance of working with a music icon such as Jennifer,” he told British Vogue online. “The conditions to shoot in were very challenging due to the weather… but the atmosphere on set was great and we all had a lot of fun.” We wonder how much we’d need to shell out to have him play our leading man… [Vogue UK]

Finally, a film that piques our interest in Jennifer Aniston outside of the standard rom com. The Friends force is teaming up with John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def), Isla ForteTim Robbins, and Will Forte for Life of Crime, based on 1978 novel The Switch. In it, she’ll play a wife being held for ransom from a husband who doesn’t care to pay up and get her back. We’ll be watching! [Huffington Post]

Nicki Minaj may have promised that she was done producing pop tunes, but her lead single from The Pink Print proves otherwise. Although we credit her for returning to her roots with teases like “Chi-Raq” and “Yasss Bish,” her new song “Pills N Potions” is tailored more for radio and mass appeal. [Vulture]

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson kept us in a trance for their turns as turmoiled detectives in season one of True Detective. Still, the question remains, who will carry the new cast for the anthology’s second run? We thought it would be Jessica Chastain, until today, when her reps shot down rumors that she’d be winding down the storyline’s Route 66 road. [E! Online]

Another day, another bit of Star Wars: Episode VII news. This time, it comes by way of director J.J. Abrams who’s giving fans a first look at the Abu Dhabi set and the chance at a walk-on role in the name of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs. [Variety]