Star Scoop: Adele Tops UK’s Rich List, Hollywood Reporter Salutes Media’s Most Powerful, Ryan Murphy Gets ‘Open’

By  April 11, 2013

Britons, Britons across the pond, who’s the richest UK musician to fall for Bond? Adele. The ELLE Women in Music cover star has been announced as the UK’s wealthiest singer under 30 years of age. With a net worth of £30 million, the 25-year-old “Skyfall” songstress has a far lead ahead of Cheryl Cole with £14 million and Leona Lewis with £12 million. [VOGUE UK]

From a stoic magazine editor-in-chief and multi-faceted athlete, to a late-night show favorite and gossip gal who reigns over daytime TV, The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual list of the 35 most powerful people in media. Anna Wintour, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, and Wendy Williams are among the personalities and executives who landed a coveted spot in “The New York Issue.” [Hollywood Reporter]

Are you ready to get “Open” with Ryan Murphy? The masterful mind behind hit shows Glee, American Horror Story, and The New Normal is prepping a new series that explores “human sexuality and relationships.” HBO has already bought the pilot for Open, which is set to enter production this fall. [Entertainment Weekly]

Love is in the air, ladies and gents! Interior designer Nate Berkus is engaged to former Rachel Zoe assistant Jeremiah Brent [E! Online]; while “Here’s to Never Growing Up” singer Avril Lavigne has given us the case of bijoux fever by flashing her 14-carat diamond engagement ring to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger. [E! Online]

Who’s about to shakeup the set on Law & Order: SVU. 2Chainz! The Kanye West collaborator, known for his flashy style and southern vernacular, is hitting the primetime drama, as evidenced by photos on his Instagram account. Pretty soon, we guess we’ll find out if his 2 Broke Girls debut paid off. [Huffington Post]

Could our dreams of seeing Alexander Skarsgard‘s 6’4″ frame in little more than a loincloth be crushed?! Kinda. The Disconnect star’s latest role as Tarzan opposite Jessica Chastain has been halted, and Warner Bros. has pulled the plug on production of the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation. But hope isn’t totally lost—although the studio has yet to greenlight the film, sources say that the studio will push for a 2014 reprise if production costs go down. [Deadline]

When a filmmaker tweets “Vroom Vroooom…” what does it mean to you? If you’re a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, it could be confirmation of the series’s next director. Saw director James Wan was behind that message, signaling news that he’s in talks with Universal Studios to take over the seventh installment of the film from current director, Justin Lin. [Moviefone]

We’re happy to report that Bruno Mars isn’t the only talent to come from his Hawaiian brood. The “Locked out of Heaven” singer’s sisters are headed to the limelight thanks to a new show on WEtv. Known as The Lylas, Mars’s four sisters are hitting the network with a reality series that will track the recording process of their debut album. [Yahoo News]

Josh Groban is encouraging fans to take the challenge. His song, “Below The Line” was inspired by his work with The Global Poverty Project’s campaign of the same name. This year, Groban has revamped his campaign and is asking fans to donate to the initiative and help support 10 charities that are fighting the poverty epidemic head on. For more information on Groban’s pledge and what you can do to help, visit his Live Below The Line page. [GLAM Inbox]