Star Scoop: Carly Rae Jepsen Tops Juno Awards, Daft Punk Sets Spotify Record, Backstreet Boys are Back

By  April 22, 2013

Canada’s Juno Awards belonged to Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen. Bieber, who won the night’s fan choice award, applauded his artist, Jepsen, who took album and song of the year for Kiss and “Call Me Maybe,” respectively. [Hollywood Reporter]

It was just last week that electro-pop duo Daft Punk was unveiled as the new (helmeted) faces of Saint Laurent Paris and released their new single, “Get Lucky.” And in a matter of days, the French pair have set a record on music-streaming service, Spotify. Their Pharrell-assisted track broke Macklemore‘s record for the most-streamed song in a day in the U.S. [Huffington Post]

Backstreet’s Back, all right! The ’90s pop gods are commemorating their 20th year in the industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (which they’ll unveil today), and an untitled album that’s set to be released later this year. “Some people might just want that one song, but the upside is that, for us, you still have loyal, loyal die-hard fans that want that tangible CD, that will buy the full CD,” said band member A.J. McClean, now 35. “They want the pictures and they want to know who wrote on the songs. They want the package.” [Entertainment Weekly]

As Showtime’s twisted thriller, Dexter, draws closer to its summer series finale, the network has released the first trailer for the Michael C. Hall-led show. Consider this the first taste of the 12 episodes that will bring the story of America’s favorite (fictional!) serial killer to an end, starting June 30th. [Entertainment Weekly]

Thirty Seconds to Mars was “Up In the Air” for a full eight-and-a-half minutes with the release of their new video on Friday. The single, helmed by Jared Leto, first debuted with intergalactic proportions in February when it was launched into space from the International Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. [MTV]

Comedy Central is condensing festival culture to 140 characters and 6-second videos. The Viacom network is partnering with Twitter for the first every #ComedyFest, a virtual comedy festival where comedians will tweet laughable quips and post videos to the Vine app. The inaugural run of #ComedyFest will kick off next Monday, April 29th with a panel starring Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Amy Schumer. [Rolling Stone]

Kim Novak, star of the 1958′s Vertigo, has been named as the guest of honor at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival. A restored version of the Alfred Hitchcock movie will be shown as part of the Cannes Classics series. The 80-year-old actress will receive her honor during closing ceremonies on May 26th. [The Hollywood Reporter]