Star Scoop: Beyonce 101, GLAAD’s Notable Nominations, Justin Bieber is Still Confident

By  January 30, 2014

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Rutgers University is an official Beyhive institution. Women’s and Gender Studies lecturer Kevin Allred in now offering Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé, a course that aligns the Queen Bey’s music with feminist theories and texts. “Beyoncé is the most powerful force in music today,” said Allred. “And her music proves to be a really productive and interesting space to interrogate the political realities of black women—as well as other minority groups—in the United States today.” Sign us up! [ELLE]

The 25th annual GLAAD Awards ceremony is near with Blue Is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, Kill Your DarlingsThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Philomena contending for best picture. If Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey’s awards season victories are any indication, we’d say Dallas leads the pack. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Confession: we listened to Justin Bieber’s Journals today. Then watched his new video for “Confident” from the iTunes-only release. And we were pleasantly surprised; still cognizant of his legal issues, but pleasantly surprised, nonetheless. [Vulture]

That lunch date between Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander at Tom’s Restaurant a few weeks ago? Turns out it was for a Seinfeld reunion of sorts. [Variety]

It may not be for a sequel to 1998’s You’ve Got Mail, but Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are getting back together again. Hanks has signed on to produce Ryan’s directorial debut Ithaca, an adaptation of 1943 novel The Human Comedy. [Vulture]

Fox may be abandoning pilot season, but its competitors are moving full steam ahead with developing new projects. Like CBS, which just ordered a pilot for a Ben Affleck-Matt Damon co-executive produced comedy, More Time With Family. The show will star Tom Papa as a working dad who makes a career change to, you guessed it, spend more time with his family. [Variety]

If that weren’t enough Affleck-Damon BFF news, get this: you could win the chance to hang out with the pair at an exclusive Hollywood event by making a $10 donation toward the Eastern Congo Initiative and Water.org. Enter here! [Glam Inbox]