Star Scoop: Hugh Jackman Takes No ‘Prisoners,’ Pixies Pen for a ‘Bagboy,’ Sony’s Captain Planet

By  June 28, 2013

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There’s nothing like a daddy’s girl and Hugh Jackman brings that point home in the thrilling trailer for Prisoners. X-Men’s Wolverine assumes a different set of claws in the role of a father whose daughter and her friend go missing on Thanksgiving Day. Jackman stars with on-screen wife Maria BelloViola Davis and Terrence Howard, who portray the second missing girl’s parents; and Jake Gyllenhaal as the cop who’s working to bring them home. [Huffington Post]

It was 2004 when The Pixies released their last single, “Bam Thwok.” Nine years and one-fewer bandmate later, the group has resurfaced with the release of “Bagboy.” Guitarist and vocalist Black Francis explained that although it’s a new song, its inspiration had “been kicking around for a while.” “The lyrics, coincidentally, were composed at a Starbucks Coffee in Harvard Square in Cambridge, about a hundred feet from where, 25 years ago, I composed some of the lyrics to an old Pixies song called ‘Break My Body.’” Watch The Pixies’ latest here. [Pitchfork]

If Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel weren’t enough, make room for five kids, one monkey, and an eco-friendly superhero to save the day. Sony has tapped producers Mark Gordon, Don Murphy, and Susan Montford to produce a high-budget adaptation Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Say it with us now: “Earth. Wind. Water. Fire. HEART!” [Entertainment Weekly]

The Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA prompted a proud tweet from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and now, may have urged Bert and Ernie to come out. The New Yorker magazine featured a cover of the lovable Sesame Street characters celebrating a “Moment of Joy” while an image of the SCOTUS projected from a television screen. Any hope for wedding bells may have already been curbed though. Back in 2011, Sesame Street Workshop insisted the pair were just “best friends” via Facebook. “Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets,” the statement read. “[Bert and Ernie] do not have a sexual orientation.” [CNN]

Award-winning singer Adele brought her first child home back in October, but little has been seen of baby Angelo—until now. The pair were spotted in New York’s Central Park Zoo this week, giving us a case of baby(sitting) fever. [People]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences welcomed 276 new members to the fold this week. Its class of 2013 include Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh ZeitlinThe Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and one of our favorite GirlsLena Dunham. [The Hollywood Reporter]