Star Scoop: Blake Lively is Forever Young, Roaring Proposal Plans, Gaga Makes Holiday Plans with The Muppets

By  October 17, 2013

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The void left by Katherine Heigl‘s departure on The Age of Adaline has been filled by Blake Lively. The ex-Gossip Girl has been cast as the romantic drama’s title character, a woman who miraculously doesn’t age after being involved in a near-fatal accident. Ellen Burstyn, 80, will play Lively’s daughter. Talk about a curious case. [Deadline]

We spy, with our #CovergirlKaty eyes, a marriage proposal on the rise. Rumors are swirling that John Mayer will propose to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Katy Perry over the holidays. Keep in mind that anonymous sources are reportedly supporting this claim… so we’ll just have to wait and see. [VH1]

The Mother Monster-Muppets union lives on. After bringing Kermit the Frog to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 and wearing Jim Henson costume creations for her 2010 world tour, Lady Gaga will star alongside the Muppets in an ABC holiday special airing this fall. [E! Online]

Just when we thought our coloring book craze was ending with Cara Delevingne, illustrator Mel Elliott has given us something else to Swoooon over. She’s drawn up images of Ryan GoslingRobert Pattinson, and more for us to fill in—we promise to stay within the lines. [ELLE]

With more than 50 films and countless credits under his belt, there is still one role Tom Hanks is dying to play. “Let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman,” he told a fan during an interview with Showbiz 411, about his comic book cravings. “I don’t want to play the guy in the suit who tells the superheroes what’s going on… I want to get in there. I want to play The Flash or something like that.” [Huffington Post]

Drake may subscribe to “You Only Live Once,” but as evidenced by a new single, Versace collaborator M.I.A.‘s mantra is “Y.A.L.A,” or “You Always Live Again.” [Rolling Stone]