Star Scoop: Brad Pitt’s Baby Zombie, Mariah Carey Lets Go, Kanye Reimagines ‘American Psycho’

By  June 18, 2013

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World War Z may boast Brad Pitt as its lead, but it’s his son Maddox Jolie-Pitt who we’re looking out for in the summer blockbuster. The 11-year-old made an uncredited appearance in the action flick as—what else?—a zombie. “He gets shot in the head, multiple times. But he gets double tapped,” Pitt said at the film’s debut. “I don’t know what that says about me as a parent.” See the pair of Pitts when World War Z arrives in theaters on June 21. [Huffington Post]

In 1991, Mariah Carey released “Can’t Let Go” from her second album, Emotions. More than two decades later, the former American Idol judge is finally practicing The Art of Letting Go with the announcement of her 14th disc. “Melancholic moment, letting go of something this personal to me yet I couldn’t be more excited to give three years of my soul to the fans,” she tweeted earlier this week. Her longtime friend and collaborator Jermaine Dupri added that her new project will “be available for all the lambs on July 23.” [MTV]

With a series of worldwide projections, a controversial tracklist, and an air of unpredictability, we won’t put anything past Kanye West—including this American Psycho-inspired short starring future brother-in-law Scott Disick. [Pitchfork]

Summit Entertainment’s remake of the 1986 film Highlander will have to move on sans Ryan Reynolds. Originally cast to reprise the Connor MacLeod character, Reynolds will no longer star as a “warrior of incredible strength” as noted in the throwback’s trailer. Fans will still get to see the Green Lantern star in R.I.P.D., out on July 19. [Entertainment Weekly]

If it worked for Veronica Mars and Whoopi Goldberg, it may work for James Franco, too. Oz’s wondrous wizard is turning to crowd-sourcing to raise money for a trilogy based on his 2011 short story Palo Alto. “More times than not, I have put in my own money to produce my films and my student’s films,” Franco wrote on the campaign’s Indiegogo page. “However, this time it’s different. We need more funding. I will still fund part of it but I need your help—filming three feature films back-to-back requires more funding than I can give.” Franco is hoping to raise $500,000 for the project by July 17. [Yahoo News]