Star Scoop: ‘Nurse Jackie’ Take Six, The Russell Brand Complex, Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Family’ Affair

By  June 06, 2013

It’s official! Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a sixth season. “Nurse Jackie is an essential part of the Showtime brand, and we are thrilled with the series’ growth in its fifth season,” Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins told THR. “Under the new leadership of Clyde Phillips [former showrunner of Dexter], and with an amazing cast led by Edie Falco, this show is as sharp and compelling and entertaining as ever. I’m excited to get to see the next chapter in Jackie’s life.” We are too! [The Hollywood Reporter]

Brand X with Russell Brand may not have been picked up for a fourth season, but the comedian is keeping busy. The brash Brit is going on a world tour. On August 15 he’ll debut Messiah Complex, a show that highlights “the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability,” in comedic fashion, of course. [Yahoo News]

Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to mess with; and judging from the release of their new song, the pioneering group is as tight as ever. This Monday, the group debuted its second single, “Family Reunion” from their anticipated 20th anniversary album A Better Tomorrow. The band will mark its return with a schedule of summer performances, including several sets at this month’s Bonnaroo Festival. [Rolling Stone]

Three words: Daft. Punk. Unmasked. Leave it to a little Sony Music and a lot of champagne beer pong to get those shiny helmets off (even Karlie Kloss couldn’t do that). [Huffington Post]

Once upon a time, there was a little prince. Then, 70 years after his story was first shared with the world, that little prince made his way to the silver screen. Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benecio Del Toro, and Paul Giamatti are among the list of A-list talent tapped to voice an animated adaptation of the 1943 story, The Little Prince. [Vulture]

Speaking of adaptations, a classic comic is headed to the big screen: Archie. The Bob Montana creation has been picked up by Warner Bros. with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore and Glee writer-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa signing on for the project. [Variety]

Keeping Up with the Kardashians is getting a little easier thanks to ULTA Beauty. The retailer’s Huntington Beach, California location is giving the first 250 customers who purchase a Kardashian Beauty kit the chance to meet Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian-Odom this Sunday. [GLAM Beauty]