Star Scoop: Justin Timberlake Takes the Night, Lady Gaga Announces ARTPOP, Robin Thicke Will Buy Your Underwear

By  July 12, 2013

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While there are plenty of potential singles left on The 20/20 ExperienceJustin Timberlake is making good on his promise to deliver a part two this fall. Today he teased “Take Back the Night,” a Timbaland-produced track that helms the final chapter of his double-disc comeback. [High Snobiety]

Also primed to make her return is none other than Lady Gaga. After frolicking around NYC in a black bra (really!), Gaga graced her fans with this trifecta: a new single on August 19, an ARTPOP album pre-order and app on September 1, and the release of ARTPOP on November 11. [Lady Gaga Facebook]

Attention ladies: Robin Thicke wants to shop for your underwear. Today, he released his fourth Blurred Lines single, “Take it Easy on Me.” Timbaland offered his production skills to the upbeat track where Thicke pleads with a certain lady love to curb her feminine wiles. [GQ]

Break out the high heels, tack your wigs on tight, and prepare to break it down with Beyoncé. Pepsi is hosting a “Dance for a Chance” contest where members of the Beyhive can submit video of themselves dancing to “Grown Woman” for the ultimate fan prize. “Not only are we giving fans the opportunity to work with Beyoncé’s head choreographer [Chris Grant] to make a unique dance video, but we are going to treat those fans as our guests and introduce them to Beyoncé at her New York tour stop,” said Pepsi senior director Rishi Daing. “We are bringing iconic opportunities for our consumers to capture the excitement of now.” [GLAM Inbox]

Lindsay Lohan isn’t letting her past troubles get the best of her—or her comeback. The Liz and Dick star is slated for an interview with Oprah Winfrey on August and an eight-part docuseries that will track her road to redemption (airing on OWN in 2014).  [The Hollywood Reporter]

From Miu Miu to Martin Luther King Jr.: Ava DuVernay has replaced Lee Daniels as the director of Selma, a biopic that zooms in on the leader’s 1965 Civil Rights campaign. DuVernay, who became the first black woman to win a best director award during Sundance 2012, was spotlighted in Miu Miu’s The Women’s Tales, earlier this year. [Huffington Post]

Idris Elba‘s voice plays a starring role in the first teaser for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin,” Elba says, in a tone distinct to the historic South African leader. “People learn to hate. They can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.” Mandela will arrive in theaters this November. [The Hollywood Reporter]