Star Scoop: The Standard Steps Up, Blake Lively Smells Sweet, Hail a Jet to Cannes

By  May 13, 2014

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It was the elevator smack down seen ’round the world: Solange Knowles’ alleged assault on Jay Z with her sister and his wife, Beyoncé, looking on and doing little to intervene. It was also the smack down that the world would never have known about had footage of the attack not been leaked by an anonymous source from New York’s The Standard to TMZ. Now, hotel authorities are investigating the security breach with intent to “prosecute the individuals involved.” [Billboard]

Gucci is still chiming for change, this time enlisting the help of brand ambassador Blake Lively. After fulfilling her Met Gala duties, the blonde bombshell welcomed the house’s new Macy’s boutique and encouraged guests to support Chime for Change’s Education, Justice, and Health pillars through fragrance purchases. Each buy comes with a donation code that can provide schooling, healthcare, and legal services for a woman or girl in need, with Gucci pledging a minimum donation of $1 million. [Gucci]

Need a lift to Cannes? Uber has got you covered. The mobile car-hailing service will be offering elite customers the change to request a private jet from Paris to Nice for the Cannes Film Festival for a cool $9,000 through May 18th. [The Hollywood Reporter]

It’s a Shonda Rhimes world, and ABC is just living in it. With Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and now How to Get Away with Murder under her belt, the studio is extending her contract through 2018.  [Variety]

All the single ladies, put your hands up… and swipe right. There’s a new, Kickstarter-campaigning web series in town that is serving the hilarity of Tinder blind dates on a platter. Local Attraction creator Connor Hines drew inspiration from his own friends’ “disaster dates” and has more than doubled his goal of raising $6,000 to fund five more episodes. [The Cut]

Speaking of Kickstarter, it’s also home to a project from hip-hop journos, critics, and media pundits Danyel Smith and Elliot Wilson. The married media vets are teaming to launch HRDVCR, a “book-shaped magazine” that promises to offer “an extreme print experience” covering culture, politics, film, television, music, sports, and technology. [Kickstarter]