Star Scoop: Jennifer Lawrence’s Potential BAFTA Win, Michelle Williams Goes to ‘Cougar Town,’ Beyoncé’s Steamy GQ Cover

By  January 09, 2013

While we can only hope for a star-studded birthday bash for the Duchess of Cambridge’s 31st year, we’ll have to settle for Kate Middleton‘s expected classy, private party. The British royal is rumored to be having a “low-key” celebration amongst family and friends, and with a baby on the way, we’re sure she wouldn’t have it any other way. But is it safe to opine on her big day attire? Who’s got bets on McQueen? [ELLE]

Looks like the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is hungry for Jennifer Lawrence. The cover girl has been shortlisted for the ceremony’s Leading Actress honor for her role opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook. She’s up against Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, and Emmanuelle Riva. We’ve got until February 10th to find out if she reigns supreme at the Capitol, ahem, the BAFTAs. [VOGUE UK]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or have logged off your various social media accounts — you know that Beyoncé is covering next month’s issue of GQ magazine. And boy, oh boy, is it steamy! She has officially given Rihanna a run for her money. [GQ]

Meet Michelle Williams, the Southern, fun, spiked-hair foster sister to Busy Philipps on TBS’ Cougar Town. The season four premiere teased a Williams role on the hit show as the credits rolled, but we can only hope the BFFs really do star alongside each other this time around. [Huffington Post]

What is Tina Fey going to do after her hosting gig of the 70th annual Golden Globes is up? She’s moving on to the bigger and better life with Kermit the Frog, of course. The comedienne is in negotiations to star opposite Ricky Gervais in the sequel to 2011 The Muppets, as a Russian prison guard. We can see it now! [The Hollywood Reporter]

The latest addition to Oprah Winfrey‘s Next Chapter series will be former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. He joins the ranks of Rihanna, Usher, and David Letterman, who have all had intimate interviews with the media mogul that address some sensitive subject matter. It will be the first time the athlete addresses his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs and being stripped of his seven world cycling wins. The special will air Thursday, January 17th at 9:00 p.m. on OWN. [ABC News]