Star Scoop: J. Lo Joins Forces with Fuse, Claire Danes Heads to Cape Town, Will Ferrell Meets His Match

By  April 04, 2014

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As much buzz as P. Diddyor is it Puff Daddy?—has generated with Revolt TV and his upcoming MMM project, he still couldn’t best Jenny from the block. The Jennifer Lopez-backed NuvoTV won a $200 million bidding war against Diddy’s Revolt to buy Fuse TV from Madison Square Garden Co. How you luh that? [Vulture]

Claire Danes’ Carrie is headed overseas. Showtime’s award-winning Homeland is shipping out of Charlotte, North Carolina and moving production to Cape Town, South Africa, which will be made to resemble the Middle East post where Carrie will return as chief of station. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Will Ferrell has met his match. The comedic actor is stepping from behind the anchor desk and on to the tennis court for a role in scribe Steve Conrad’s Match Maker. The film is based on ESPN.com’s 2013 article of the same name, which chronicled 1973’s iconic battle of the sexes between tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. [Variety]

Chris Evans may be set to leave the Marvel universe after fulfilling his Captain American contract, but his departure won’t slow things down thing one bit. President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige revealed that with rights to nearly 8,000 characters, the studio has film plans down through the year 2028. Talking about proper prior planning. [Huffington Post]

James Franco is embarrassed… as he should be. After the 35-year-old was exposed for allegedly attempting to arrange a private meeting with a 17-year-old teenage girl via Instagram, he offered his regret for the social media mea culpa on Live! With Kelly and Michael. “I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” said Franco. “It’s a way people meet each other today, but what I’ve learned is you don’t know who’s on the other end. I used bad judgement and I learned my lesson.” We hope so. [Entertainment Weekly]

Another late night era is coming to an end. After 30 years in late-night television, David Letterman is leaving his post, with a retirement date set for 2015. Though fans and celebrities alike have responded to his impending departure, Girls lead Lena Dunham may have had the best take. “I love Letterman but I am really excited about what this could mean for the diversification of late night,” she Tweeted. “Trying not to be a pessimist.” [L.A. Times]

The final chapter of the Hunger Games film franchise is getting a new entrant. Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie will be joining the cast of Mockingjay — Part 2, replacing Lily Rabe in the role of District 13 leader Commander Lyme. [Variety]