Star Scoop: A New Spike Lee Joint, Kanye’s American Psycho, Showtime is Shameless

By  February 18, 2014

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We have Jimmy Fallon to thank for serving the masses with a new Spike Lee joint. The New Yorkers joined forces for Fallon’s February 17th The Tonight Show debut, which credits Lee as the director of its title sequence. That, though, is only the tip of show’s celebrity iceberg: Will SmithMike TysonLady GagaRobert de Niro, and Mariah Carey were on hand to usher in Fallon’s new era… [The Verge]

…One that totaled 11.3 million viewers, marking The Tonight Show’s second-biggest audience in the past five years. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kanye West’s 2013 spoof of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho wasn’t for naught. The pair are teaming up again, this time for a secret film project… and it’s all thanks to Yeezus. In an interview with Vice, Ellis admits that the controversial LP convinced him to voyage into “Kanye Land.” [MTV]

Sunday nights on Showtime will continue to be a ShamelessHouse of Lies affair. The network announced today that it will renew both shows for a 2015 season with 12 episodes each. [Huffington Post]

Rihanna’s “S&M” music video is one of her most salacious, and litigious, to date. The clip, which sparked a 2011 legal suit from David LaChapelle, is under fire again, this time from photographer Philipp Paulus. He claims that Riri plagiarized his Paperworld fashion series, and is “seeking damages, after the issue couldn’t be resolved privately.” [Vogue UK]

You have to follow the rules. Unless, of course, you’re George Clooney. The White House is lifting a November 2013 moratorium that eliminated movie screenings for a private showing of Monuments Men tonight. Reports cite Clooney’s fundraising efforts for the Obama administration, and the fact that his new film isn’t in the Oscars race, as reasons for its East Wing approval. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Naked Dating Coming to VH1.” Need we say more? [Vulture]