Star Scoop: Gaga Books Brooklyn, ‘Butterfly Effect’ Bounces Back, James Gandolfini’s ‘Enough Said’ Sees September Release

By  July 26, 2013

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It’s official! Little monsters everywhere will be glued to their television sets on August 25 when Lady Gaga returns to the MTV Video Music Awards stage in Brooklyn. She’s slated to perform her first ARTPOP single on the show following its August 19 drop. Judging from her makeup artist Tara Savelo‘s latest blog post, we’re sure whatever Gaga has planned will get a huge round of “Applause.” [MTV]

Can you handle a “The Butterfly Effect” reboot? The 2004 psychological thriller starring Ashton Kutcher is slated for a modern-day reworking with its original director Eric Bress; and original producers Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender, and JC Spink on board. Does this mean Kutcher’s post-Jobs gig is sealed? [Variety]

Hollywood was rocked to its core after the untimely death of Sopranos standout James Gandolfini; but on September 20, he will momentarily be brought back to life. Enough Said, a romantic comedy positioning Gandolfini as Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ love interest, will drop on the late summer date. Animal Rescue, his Fox Searchlight mob drama, will drop later in 2014. [Entertainment Weekly]

Esai MoralesLoretta Devine, and Salli Richardson coming together for the sake of a beloved high school in indie flick Teachers. Morales, a SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate, said being a father drew him to the family-friendly role. “Being an actor is a great big juggling act so this is something of a labor of love,” he said. “If it were a movie about killing, I wouldn’t have done it but now that I’ve got a daughter, I want to do movies that she can be proud of.” [Variety]

MTV is slated for a huge heap of laughs. The Viacom network gave two scripted comedy pilots the green light under new programming director Susanne DanielsFaking It, from producer Carter Covington, will follow two best friends who concoct alter egos to fit in at high school; while Happyland will zoom in on the underside of the country’s most popular theme park. Both are slated to run in 2014, along with a television adaptation of cult slasher favorite Scream. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Douglas Booth, Douglas Booth, where for art thou Douglas Booth? He’s in this Romeo & Juliet trailer opposite Hailee Steinfeld of course! [Vulture]