Star Scoop: Beyoncé Wants You to ‘Miss A Meal,’ J.Law and Bradley Cooper’s ‘American Hustle,’ A ‘Furious’ Seven and ‘Pitch Perfect’ 2

By  April 16, 2013

While she readies for her second night on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Beyoncé made extra room on her plate… to miss a meal. The Pepsi endorser is doing good with her mother, Tina Knowles by encouraging people to “Miss A Meal” and donate money they would have spent on their own dining to someone in need. [Huffington Post]

But that’s not where Queen Bey’s philanthropy ends! Fresh off  of her Cuban vacay, the showstopper is teaming up with CharityBuzz for an auction keying in on job creation. Proceeds from the sale of VIP tickets to select European shows will benefit charitable organizations that help with job placement opportunities. [CharityBuzz]

We finally know what the big fuss about Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper‘s throwback hairstyles is all about: American Hustle. In the previously untitled project, the Silver Linings Playbook pair team up for more magic with director duo, David O. Russell, in a period piece about the Abscam scandal in the 1970s. [E! Online]

In another Tinseltown reveal, Universal revealed that the seventh—yes, seventh—installment of the Fast & Furious franchise would hit theaters on July 11, 2014 and a sequel to Pitch Perfect with Rebel Wilson can be expected in 2015. The news was relayed at the 2013 CinemaCon convention with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez in tow. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The late, great Nora Ephron will be honored at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival with an award in her name. A female writer or director whose work “embodies the spirit and vision” of the Sleepless in Seattle mastermind will earn $25,000 to further fund her filmmaking career. [The New York Times]

Are you ready to get Gatsby? With just one month until the sure-to-be-epic premiere of The Great Gatsby at Cannes, we’ve got some more sweet music to our ears. Today, music from the Baz Luhrmann film was mixed in a six-minute sampler. That’s will.i.am, Lana Del Rey, Gotye, and more to fuel or Roaring ’20s fever even more. [GLAM Buzz]