Star Scoop: Beyonce Leans In, Music’s Top Money Maker, Lena Wants More Girls

By  March 10, 2014

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PSA: If Beyoncé can lean in, you can too. Mrs. Carter, who’s been especially open about her feminist ideals post-BEYONCÉ, joined Sheryl Sandberg, Jennifer Garner, and Diane von Furstenberg in a video campaign to support ambitious women, encourage girls to lead, and #banbossy; because, well, she’s the boss… [The Cut]

… Much like country chart-topper Taylor Swift, who ranks in as the top money-maker in music of 2013. The Red royal earned a reported $39.69 million last year, due in large part to her six-month U.S. tour and its sponsorships from Keds, Elizabeth Arden, and Diet Coke. [Billboard]

While we’re reveling in all things girl power, turn your attention to Lena Dunham’s SXSW keynote where she blasted sexism in Hollywood, referencing the lack of job offers for co-stars Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet to help them expand beyond the HBO series. [Variety]

Speaking of Dunham, her first Saturday Night Live gig brought us a spot-on spoof of Scandal and the announcement of Louis C.K.’s return to the late-night farce on March 29th. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Lestat is back like he never left. Horror writer Anne Rice announced that she isn’t finished penning Vampire Chronicles, which has sold 80 million copies since the franchise began 38 years ago. Prince Lestat, Rice says, will be a “true sequel” to Queen of the Damned, and explore Lestat’s journey to “become the leader of the tribe.” As long as it gets adapted for film with Brad Pitt reprising his 1994 role, then we’re here for it. [Today]

Something else we should be tuned in to: True Detective. The Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson crime drama hit a series high during last night’s season finale, totaling 3.5 million viewers for its 9:00 p.m. broadcast. Stats go on to show that True Detective is HBO’s “most-watched first-year series since Six Feet Under’s freshman year in 2001.” Which explains how it crashed HBO GOand why we’ll be catching up on the series on-demand. [Vulture]

Fox may have canceled Raising Hope after four seasons, but fans of the network’s The Mindy Project and Brooklyn 9-9 can breathe a sigh of relief. Both have been renewed joining New Girl and The Following, comprising “core assets within [Fox’s] 2014-15 portfolio of content.” [L.A. Times]