Star Scoop: Beyonce Brings Iggy Azalea Down Under, Denzel Revives ‘Raisin in the Sun,’ Gloria Estefan ‘Fought’ For Shakira

By  August 01, 2013

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When the Queen Bee takes her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour down under, she’ll be traveling with a special guest: Iggy Azalea. The “Bounce” beauty confirmed via Instagram (while riding a razor scooter), that she’ll be opening up the New Zealand and Australian leg of Beyoncé‘s tour when it kicks off on October 17 in Auckland. [MTV]

Could Tom Hanks have given Oscar-winning actors the Broadway bug? Denzel Washington, who last took the Great White Way to revive Fences and win a Tony Award in 2010, is headed back to Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. He’ll star alongside Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) in the production, a move he said was inspired by his wife. “I’m trying to keep up with my wife,” Washington told The Hollywood Reporter. “My wife has been doing a lot more theater than me.” Previews for Raisin will begin in March. [Wall Street Journal

She's helped guide the careers of Latin music's biggest acts like Jennifer LopezMarc Anthony, and Ricky Martin; and on August 4, she'll share how she “fought hard” to cement Shakira in the mainstream market. “An American audience is not gonna get a record that's mostly Spanish because there's a couple of English cuts on it,” Gloria Estefan says on Oprah's Next Chapter while recounting her support of Shakira's first English-language LP. “They're gonna want to hear the whole thing... I fought hard for her. Fought hard. And she sold like 13 million of that album.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

American Express isn’t done getting “Unstaged.” Following the company’s previous work with the likes of Vampire Weekend, Amex’s next concert stream will star Kings of Leon. On August 9, fans can visit AmExUnstaged.com where they’ve partnered with VEVO and YouTube to “deliver music experiences to fans everywhere,” this time featuring the Grammy Award-winning group live in London. Fred Armisen is directing the set, which will go live next Friday at 4:00 p.m. [GLAM Inbox]

Say hello to my little friend… again. Harry Potter director David Yates is in final talks with Universal Studios to helm the reboot of Scarface; this project though, won’t be a remake of the 1983 version starring Al Pacino or its 1935 original. Instead, it will continue the theme of drug kingpins and their ultimate demise with new characters in a new city. [Vulture]

Fancy a foray into film? Then you’ll need some major training. Luckily, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled the top film schools in the country for you. Try University of Southern California, which boasts alum like George Lucas and Ron Howard, or NYU, where Joel Coen got his training. Who knows? You could wind up with a GLAM Buzz mention some day. [The Hollywood Reporter]

If you failed to Do Something last night, no worries. Hollywood stars like Kelly OsbourneJennifer Hudson, and Patrick Dempsey showed up in full force to meet that charge for the 2013 Do Something Awards, where philanthropy takes center stage. “These days celebrity is almost synonymous with spoiled rich brat. A couple more tantrums in front of paparazzi and we’ll be there 100 percent,” said LL Cool J, who was honored for starting a summer camp in his native Queens and working with an organization that helps the homeless find work. “So it’s nice to be recognized as a human being trying to put some positivity out there in the world, as a guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from and as part of a group of us not living up to the brat title.” [MSN]