Star Scoop: JLaw’s Empire State, YouTube Gets Some (Courtney) Love, Entourage’s New Main Man

By  January 29, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence is a woman of many talents. Exhibit A: her ability to slip out of a Dior original and into Mystique’s blue, bedazzled bodysuit with ease. The Oscar winner assumed the personality of her X-Men villain for Empire magazine in one of 25 limited-edition covers featuring characters from the franchise. [Huffington Post]

YouTube is in for an overhaul, one of epic, Courtney Love proportions. Hole’s head mistress is launching a channel on the streaming service to share her musings on everything web culture. “I’ve said ‘no’ so many times to doing lame TV shows over the years,” she wrote on the channel’s intro, “but then along came the digital world to disrupt everything.” And Ms. Love to disrupt our otherwise routine web browsing. [Courtney Love YouTube]

The impending Entourage movie just got its newest cast member: Billy Bob Thornton. In a stark contrast to his award-winning role in 2001’s Monster’s Ball, Thornton will play a billionaire cowboy who finances Vinnie Chase’s (Adrian Greiner) role in a Dracula film. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Where’s the beef? Any tension between Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar post-Grammys is a figment of the media, and fans’ imaginations. The latter, who was snubbed at this year’s ceremony despite seven nominations, responded to Macklmore’s public apology by saying “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason.” [XXL]

Macklemore isn’t the only one showing remorse over music’s biggest night. Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich issued an apology to Trent Reznor, who blasted the production for cutting his finale performance with Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, and Lindsey Buckingham short. If all else fails, Ehrlich can blame it on sipping D’USSÉ cognac with Jay Z. (Yes, that really happened). [Spin]

In honor of Miley Cyrus’ MTV Unplugged debut—with special guest Madonna, to boot—here’s a look at some of the show’s most-prolific performances starring Maxwell circa 1997, Shakira circa 2000, and Jay Z circa 2001. [Vulture]

Fox News, ironically, drew in top viewership for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last night. The cable news outlet averaged 4.7 million viewers while MSNBC and CNN trailed with 2.29 million and 2.08 million viewers, respectively. [Variety]