Star Scoop: Justin Timberlake Announces 20/20 Take 2, Usher Boxed In for Sugar Ray Role, Winona Ryder Gets Interview-ed

By  May 06, 2013

Let the countdown begin for Justin Timberlake‘s second half of The 20/20 Experience. Mr. “Mirrors” announced via Instagram that he will drop 10 new songs for the setlist saga on September 30th with a new tour—sans Jay-Z—to follow in October. [USA Today]

The Voice coach Usher is five months and 25 pounds away from taking on the role of legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. The Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed film tells the story of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran who infamously beat a then undefeated Leonard in 1980 (to lose in the “no mas” rematch a few months later). The film, Hands of Stone, will be released in early 2014. [Billboard]

Winona Ryder is resurfacing on the May cover of Interview Magazine where she talks with reporter Stephen Mooallem about her distance from social media, some of her unlikable roles (like the crazed ballerina in Black Swan), and how tape recorders were (probably) better than digital ones of today. Ryder will be making her silver screen return this year in Homefront opposite James Franco, and The Iceman, which is in theaters this month. [Interview]

There are some big changes happening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For the first time ever, all members of the Academy will be able to vote in all 24 Oscars categories. Hawk Koch, president, revealed that DVDs of documentary shorts, foreign-language films, feature documentaries, animated shorts, and live-action shorts will be sent to members prior to voting. Previously, members were only allowed to vote on said categories if they saw the films at certain theaters. [Variety]

It’s a #Beautiful day for Mariah Carey‘s affectionately-named lambs. The American Idol judge released her new duet with Grammy winner Miguel, today. “I’m a huge fan of his music and as I think everybody’s just so blown away by him right now,” Carey said of the R&B collaboration. “We got together. He had started writing this song with just the guitar riff. He’s the truth.” The pair’s video will debut this Wednesday night on AI. [MTV]

YouTube is about to bring home even more bacon with new paid channel subscriptions. The Google site will be offering paid-only viewing of certain professional video streams starting this week. But it won’t hurt your pockets—plans start at just $1.99 per month. [The Hollywood Reporter]