Star Scoop: Wonder Woman’s New Gal, Gwyneth Paltrow Starts Over, Jay Z Goes Vegan

By  December 05, 2013

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Batman and Superman have met their match. Former beauty queen and Fast & Furious alum Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman, “arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time,” in Jack Snyder‘s untitled Batman versus Superman epic. [Variety]

GOOP-ing Gwyneth Paltrow is expanding her dot com empire with a new webseries alongside fitness expert Tracy AndersonThe Restart Project will debut on December 10, exclusively on AOL, and offer a look at 10 women who’ve “restarted their lives using health and fitness.” [ELLE]

It looks like Jay Z is joining in on the health wave with the announcement of a 22-day vegan challenge. The emcee, currently on a worldwide Magna Carta Holy Grail tour, revealed that he and wife Beyoncé will embark on a plant-based diet as part of a “spiritual and physical cleanse,” that doubles as promotion for his trainer’s 22 Days Nutrition brand. [Life and Times]

The Golden Globes may not be considering Scarlett Johansson‘s voice in Her for an award, but the Spike Jonze film is still winning big. The National Board of Review gave the Warner Bros. love story, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Best Film of the Year and Best Director honors on Wednesday. [Hollywood Reporter]

The Kickstarter-fueled Veronica Mars movie finally has a release date: March 14, 2014. “Warner Bros. had this date circled for quite some time and hoped it would stay open,” said show creator Rob Thomas. “Luckily, no other teen detective movie decided to open in the middle of March.” [Entertainment Weekly]

This probably won’t come as a surprise, but Mother Monster has bared it all, yet againLady Gaga appears nude—full frontal and all—on the Winter 2013/2014 double cover of Candy magazine, which also stars Marilyn Manson. The glossy, touted as “the first transversal style magazine,” is known for its controversial covers, which have included both James Franco and Jared Leto in drag. [Refinery 29]