Star Scoop: J Lo Mines for New Role, Drake Announces Nationwide Tour, ‘Girl Meets World’ in 2014

By  June 17, 2013

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Jennifer Lopez is priming to flex her acting muscle. The 2,500th celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will star in a film based on Chilean miners who were notoriously trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. A Mike Medavoy production, The 33 will also feature Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen. All of a sudden, it makes sense that she may not reclaim her seat at American Idol. [MTV UK]

Drake and Miguel have a question to ask: Would You Like a Tour? If so, consider your wish granted. The pair are launching a 41-city tour that will kick off on September 25 in Portland, Oregon and end in Los Angeles two months later. Drake’s Young Money compatriot Lil’ Wayne will wrap his own America’s Most Wanted tour three weeks before Drake and company hit the road. [XXL Mag]

Kanye West wasn’t the only star to celebrate fatherhood this weekend. Channing Tatum and Kim Kardashian ex NFL star Reggie Bush both shared photos of their newborn daughters on their first Father’s Day. The White House Down star captioned his Facebook photo with “First Father’s Day with my girls!,” while the Detroit Lions running back wrote “Enjoying my first Father’s Day with my family! #blessed.” Cuteness, overload! [CNN and ET Online]

It’s official: Girl Meets World will be airing next year on Disney! The Boy Meets World spinoff will follow Riley, Cory and Topanga’s 12-year-old daughter, as she comes of age in New York City with best friend Maya. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D star Rowan Blanchard will take on the lead role while Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise their roles from the original series. “Boy Meets World and its story of adolescent self-discovery resonated with an entire generation of tweens,” said Disney Channels Worldwide executive vice president Adam Bonnett. “In the same way audiences fell in love with Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, we look forward to introducing our viewers to their daughter, Riley Matthews… and building a memorable connection with a whole new generation of fans.” [ABC News]

Beloved R&B singer Aaliyah may have died at the promising age of 22, but her indelible impact is still felt by the music world today. In a most recent tribute to the star, Chris Brown has debuted a new video featuring her vocals and hologram. “Don’t Think They Know,” the second single from Brown’s sixth album X, alludes to gang violence in Los Angeles. Watch the clip here. [Rolling Stone]

Netflix isn’t stopping at Arrested Development. The streaming service inked its biggest deal to date with Dreamworks Animation, making it the home of new original programming based on studio franchises. That means characters from ShrekHow to Train Your Dragon, and Madagascar could be a click away—literally. [The Hollywood Reporter]

First-time director Marya Cohn and VariEnt Pictures representative Gina Resnick are hoping that Kickstarter can bring their new project to life. The pair have launched a campaign to raise money for post-produciton of an indie film starring Emily Van Camp and Michael Nyvquist. “The Girl In the Book tells the story of a young writer’s transformation when her past invades her present,” reads a statement from the project. “Forced to face difficult memories and make bold decisions, she ultimately overcomes her demons, allowing her to find love and rediscover her creative voice.” [GLAM Inbox]