Star Scoop: Frank Ocean is (Almost) Back, Oprah Goes on Tour, Paltrow-Martin ‘Consciously Uncouple’

By  March 26, 2014

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You run our minds, Frank Ocean. So we’re happy to find you back “in the lab” working on your sophomore effort, which will likely nab a Grammy or two. Thanks for sharing, Nabil. [Huffington Post]

Your get a car. You get a car! YOU GET A CAR! Ok, not quite. But what you will get is Oprah Winfrey and friends on an eight-city tour serving “empowerment, resilience, and authenticity” with Iyanla Vanzant and Deepak Chopra realness. And hopefully, complimentary packs of Lady O’s new tea. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband of more than 10 years, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, released a joint statement saying that they would be separating. “We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent,” they wrote on Paltrow’s lifestyle sight. “We will be able to continue in the same manner.” Sad news on the Goop front, yes. But we’re still trying to figure out what “consciously uncouple” means. [CNN]

With only eight episodes for its first season, many assumed HBO’s critically-acclaimed True Detective would enter the Emmys race as a miniseries. Quite the contrary, boys and girls. The Matthew McConaugheyWoody Harrelson starrer will compete as a drama, presumably slating the show to face off against Breaking BadMad Men, and House of Cards. Can we get those nominations going?! [Vulture]

Great news, Wu-Tang Clan fans. The collective is releasing its first album since 2007. The bad news: there will only be one copy of  The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin up for sale. Why you ask? Well, the disc will be contained in a silver and nickel case made by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, that took three months to make. The price tag? A million, or two. Any buyers? [Forbes]