Star Scoop: NPH Bares it All, Katherine Heigl Is Back on the Tube, Go Power Rangers!

By  May 07, 2014

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He’s gone from meeting your mother to rocking out Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Itch. Now, Neil Patrick Harris is getting candid on how he met himself, while nude, on the cover of Rolling Stone. [Rolling Stone]

Katherine Heigl has been noticeably absent from television since her exit from Grey’s Anatomy in 2010. NBC is changing that. The Peacock picked up drama State of Affairs, starring Alfre Woodard as president, and Heigl as a CIA agent who was engaged to the Commander in Chief’s son before he was killed in a terrorist attack. [Variety]

Go, go Power Rangers! Lionsgate is teaming with Saban Brands for a live-action reboot of the 1990s cult favorite where “a group of high school kids with superpowers” unite to save the world. [The Hollywood Reporter]

You’ll have to wait until 2016 to see Ben Affleck star as a Prohibition-era bad guy in the film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night. He does have #Batfleck obligations, after all. [Vulture]

Two months after what’s being deemed “the Valentine’s Day speech heard round the world,” Ellen Page is opening up about coming out in Hollywood, her battle with depression, and the “super, super disturbing” assault charges against her X-Men director Bryan Singer. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Hollywood is boycotting two of its famed landmarks: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air. The two properties have been spurned by locals, celebrities like Jay Leno, and Tinseltown studio execs after the Sultan of Brunei announced plans to “impose Sharia-style laws in his country.” The Sultan’s government controls an investment firm that owns the Dorchester Collection properties and others around the world. [Variety]