Star Scoop: Get A ‘Rise’ Out of Beyonce, Kristen Stewart’s (Two) New Roles, BAFTA’s Burberry Breakthrough

By  June 05, 2013

We asked for it, and we got it: Beyoncé dropped new music today. While it may not be a single from her upcoming album, it is a record of Epic proportions. The singer lent her voice to the animated feature in more ways than one as evidenced with the inspirational ballad “Rise Up,” co-written by her “Standing on the Sun” collaborator Sia. [Huffington Post]

While you’re packing up sandals and sunnies, Kristen Stewart is in for a busy summer. The Twilight alum has added two new films to her shooting schedule: Camp X-Ray, where she will star as a service woman stationed in Guantanamo Bay, and Sils Maria, where she’ll play the assistant to an aging actress who becomes intrigued by a younger star. [MTV]

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is getting an upgrade in the style department. The academy partnered with Burberry to scout film, television, and gaming talent with its new Breakthrough Brits initiative. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to showcase their work on a public stage and to make the industry connections that are so important to developing their careers, both nationally and internationally,” BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry told The Hollywood Reporter. “We hope their achievement will inspire others taking their first steps into the film, television and games industries.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

From Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Channing and Jenna Tatum, Hollywood has babies on the brain—and in its headlines. Now, two new stars are adding to the boom. Kate Winslet announced that she and husband Ned Rocknroll are pregnant with their first child together (and Winslet’s third), while Jennifer Love Hewitt is expecting with fiancé Brian Hallisay. [New York Magazine]

Even though Sunday will be his fourth time hosting the Tony Awards, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris says it’s still a big role to carry, especially when it comes to rehearsals. “A lot of the things I’m doing this year I came up with myself. So I’m second-guessing my own creative integrity. I feel like a standup who’s about to go and do a new set,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “But that’s one of the things I appreciate about the Broadway community the most… the creative people who populate the theater world love the challenge of new things.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

A week has passed since the release of Daft Punk’s highly-anticipated Random Access Memories. And in case you’re wondering, the “lucky” disc is still number one. [Vulture]

While we’re on the topic of music, John Lennon’s firstborn is making a return to the mic. Julian Lennon released a new album yesterday, “Everything Changes,” his first in 15 years. Guests on the adult pop release include Steven Tyler, singer-songwriter Paul Buchanan, and composer Tim Ellis. [GLAM Inbox]

Sexy and the City fans, prepare to party (or call in to work sick!). Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte are taking over E! tomorrow in honor of the show’s 15-year anniversary. Starting at 7:00 a.m., the network will air back-to-back-to-back episodes of the classic dramedy, culminating in an E! News salute. You can also tune in tonight to catch SATC empire queen Candace Bushnell on Studio E! at 8:00 p.m. and Kristin Davis on The Soup at 10:00 p.m. [GLAM Inbox]