Star Scoop: Angelina Jolie Gets a Governor, Tom Cruises Into Christmas, John Oliver Heads to HBO

By  November 14, 2013

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Angelina JolieSteve Martin, Angela Lansbury, and Piero Tosi are joining the Academy. The quartet will receive  honorary Oscars at the fifth annual Governors Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their respective career achievements. [Huffington Post]

Mission: Impossible? Not so much. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise franchise will be released on Christmas Day 2015. [Entertainment Weekly]

Are John Oliver’s days numbered at The Daily Show? We can’t say so for sure, but he may be working double duty next year when his weekly comedy series debuts on HBO. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Speaking of funny finds on HBO, the network has tapped Jack Black and Tim Robbins to star in, and get producer credits on, The Brink, “a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men,” according to Variety. [Variety]

British Invasion: take two. The Grammys will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show with the help of some A-list acts. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles, to be taped on January 27, 2014, will feature covers of the band’s biggest hits and will air on February 9. [Deadline]

Want to see the face of the person who would turn down $3 billion from Facebook? Meet Evan Spiegel, the 23-year-old founder of Snapchat—a favorite messaging service amongst members of Generation Z—who eschewed the deal in hopes of getting a bigger offer next year. [Wall Street Journal]

Now that Ryan Murphy let the Stevie Nicks-cat out of the bag, he’s offering more deets on her American Horror Story: Coven cameo. The Fleetwood Mac feline will appear as herself on the FX show in January, as a gift from Fiona (Jessica Lange) to convince “the true Supreme to reveal herself because she needs to stay alive.” [Vulture]