Star Scoop: ‘Hangover III’ Hits Instagram, The Rise of Nate Silver, Jason Reitman Remakes Woody Allen

By  November 09, 2012

The boys made it out of Las Vegas and Thailand alive — save for a few bruised egos, drunken body modification, and a lost finger — and now, they’re back! While we await Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha‘s return as The Wolfpack, producer and director Todd Phillips is giving us a peek into ”Hangover III” via Instagram. So far, there’s a cemetery snapshot, a rugged Mr. Chow, and a pair of pig-masked bandits. Let the games begin!  [Huffington Post]

It’s official! Mark Wahlberg is replacing Shia LaBeouf as the hunky lead in Transformers 4. While we reported that Michael Bay hinted at a Walhberg appearance alongside the Autobot army, he’s now confirmed that the Pain & Gain lead will in fact take on Transformers. Shooting is set for next spring and the latest movie in the franchise will hit theaters summer 2014. [E! Online]

Kid Rock will be entertaining fans of his native Detroit at the top of holiday season. The Detroit Lions are set to take on the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving Day, with Kid Rock headlining the halftime show. He’s expected to perform songs from his upcoming release, Rebel Soul, including his new single, “Detroit, Michigan.” How appropriate! [Huffington Post]

Jason Reitman is on to his next project. The director has been staging live reads of some of Hollywood’s greatest films for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and now he’s set his sights on the one and only Woody Allen. Reitman has recruited Shailene Woodley, Fred Savage, and Erika Christensen for the live read of Allen’s “Manhattan,” with the lead roles, originally played by Diane Keaton and Allen himself, a secret. The reading will take place next Thursday, November 15. [Entertainment Weekly]

Know Nate Silver? You know, the statistics wiz who correctly predicted which states President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would take in the 2012 election? Well, since Obama’s re-election (which he predicted with a 91% probability), his book, The Signal and the Noise hit number two on Amazon, he’s set to start book number 2, and his blog, Five Thirty Eight has a home at the Times until 2013… at least. Could he be having the best week ever? [Yahoo]