Star Scoop: Bruno Breaks a Record, Leo and Jonah Take Two, The Oscars Sing a Happy Tune

By  February 04, 2014

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Beyoncé and Madonna are no match for Bruno Mars… that is, when it comes to racking up Super Bowl views. The latter’s halftime performance attracted 115.3 million viewers compared to Bey’s 110.8 million in 2013 and Madonna’s 114 million in 2012. Couple that with the Seahawks—Broncos showdown, and you’ve got the most-viewed television event in U.S. history. Who knew?! [Huffington Post]

The on-screen bromance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill won’t end with The Wolf of Wall Street. The pair are teaming up again, this time for an adaptation of Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article, “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” Hill will star as Jewell, an Atlanta security guard who “went from hero to villain to redeemed,” following the 1996 Olympic bombing there. DiCaprio will play the lawyer who clears Jewell’s name. [Vulture]

P.S. According to Paramount Pictures Wolf should undoubtedly rack up at the Oscars. Why? BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME. [The Hollywood Reporter]

I’m “Happy.” And the Academy Awards is too. Pharrell Williams will perform his Oscar-nominated song from Despicable Me 2 at this year’s ceremony. On March 2nd, we’ll find out whether his upbeat tune—which was coupled with a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour music video—will beat out “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, “Let It Go” from Frozen, and “The Moon Song” from Her, for the win. [Glam Inbox]

The House of Cards won’t come crashing down. With season two of the Kevin Spacey starrer weeks away, Netflix announced that it has green-lit the drama for a third season. The Emmy award-winning show was Netflix’s first foray into original programming, a promising sign of digital series to come. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Meet Mindy’s new man, Max Greenfield. The New Girl star will guest on the April 22nd episode of The Mindy Project as Lee, “a hot player at a bar who is up to no good.” [Vulture]

This is… interesting. Nick Jonas has signed on as musical and creative director of Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour. “I’m overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting and staging,” he told Rolling Stone, adding “I sat down with the band and said to them, ‘You need to step into this like it’s a new gig. None of these arrangements are going to sound like the originals, so you need to have an open mind.’” [E! Online]