Star Scoop: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hits SXSW, Steven Tyler Returns to ‘Idol,’ Meet Kate Upton’s Superbowl Replacement

By  February 01, 2013

Once awards season subsides and fashion week dies down, there’s only one thing to look forward to: festival time! Spring fever and summer madness just so happen to kick off each year at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and this year, Looper lead Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be joining the bunch. Don Jon’s Addiction, Gordon-Levitt’s Sundance favorite in which he stars alongside Scarlett Johansson, will be screen during the annual fest alongside Steve Carell‘s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado About Nothing. [Huffington Post]

A hip-hop song glorifying bargain buys and balling out of control with a $20 bill is at the top of the charts. Whodathunkit?! Seattle duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis created an unlikely hit with “Thrift Shop,” his ode to second-hand shopping that rose to number one on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Rap Songs, and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs lists while scoring over 73 million views on YouTube. [Yahoo News]

Talk about “Dude Looks Like a Lady!” We knew Steven Tyler couldn’t stay away from American Idol for long, but who knew his return would be in drag? The Aerosmith front man “auditioned” for current judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson for the latest episode of AI. Let the laughter ensue. [ET Online]

Time’s up Kim Kardashian. Move over Kate Upton. There’s a new Carl’s Jr. girl in town, and her name is Nina Agdal. And after her commercial airs during SuperBowl Sunday, we’re sure she’ll become the franchise’s next household name. [Fox News]

Gamers, this one’s for you. Sony could be on the verge of releasing the PlayStation 4 this month. In an enigmatic tease, the company ended a video with “be the first to know,” alluding to a major announcement come February 20th. Could this mean a new competitor for Wii is on the rise? [Entertainment Weekly]

We’re still recovering from the series finale of 30 Rock and now, we have to prepare for the end of another side-splitting sitcom. How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a ninth and final season, with Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Jason SegelJosh Radnor, and Neil Patrick Harris there for the final chapter. [CBS News]