Star Scoop: Tune in to Pitbull, Justin Theroux on Figuring Out ‘The Leftovers,’ Marilyn Monroe Gets Miniseries Treatment

By  August 11, 2014

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Turn up that dial. Early next year, Pitbull will host a weekly show on his own SiriusXM channel. Billboard reports that the Miami native is “the first Latin artist to have his own full-time channel on the service,” and will likely develop a bilingual broadcast. [The Hollywood Reporter]

No matter how many folks want to deem Kim Kardashian the modern-day Marilyn Monroe, we know there was only one. Lifetime—high on the biopic train with projects on late stars Whitney Houston and Aaliyah—is producing a miniseries on the bombshell’s life, based on author J. Randy Taraborrelli’s bestselling book. [The Hollywood Reporter]

We were with Melissa Maerz on quitting The Leftovers after a cringe-worthy opening to episode five—one of our editors admitted to literally walking away from the couch and shedding a tear or two. Still, that hasn’t stopped Justin Theroux from doing his best to reel us in. In an interview with Vulture, he says the best way to follow the show is how he did: by forgetting what caused the vague departure and focusing on the characters who are left. [Vulture]

More TMNT is on the way. After a $93.7 million global debut (with $65 million stateside), Paramount Pictures announced that a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is full steam ahead. Michael Bay will return to produce part two, which will bow June 3, 2016. [Variety]

And then there were… five… more. Amazon is continuing its campaign to compete with Netflix’s arsenal of original programming. It will air five pilots on August 28 and receive feedback from viewers on which shows should get the green light. This will be Amazon’s third pilot season, though it will only present a handful of content to the world, as opposed to 14 pilots in 2012 and 10 in 2013. [The Verge]

BuzzFeed: Hollywood’s newest motion pictures studio. You have a $50 million investment and intent to bring start-up culture to Tinseltown to thank for that. [New York Times]

Bad broke. Now it’s time for Saul to take center stage. AMC has released the first teaser for new drama, Better Call Saul, with Bob Odenkirk in the shady title role. [YouTube]