Star Scoop: Kanye’s Throwback Comedy Hour, Selena Gomez Parties Like it’s her Birthday, ‘Twilight’ Baby Gets ‘Interstellar’ Role

By  July 16, 2013

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Before he was the dark, brooding, denim designer who fancies CGIKanye West pitched a comedy show to HBO. The pilot was what producer Larry Charles coined West’s attempt at being the next Larry David. Though HBO never picked up the show (“too hardcore for HBO” is what Charles deemed it), hopefully West channeled that throwback funny for his cameo in Anchorman 2. [ET Online]

It’s Selena Gomez‘s birthday. Ok, not really, but she wants to dance like it is. The Stars Dance siren teased her Skrillex-inspired album on YouTube, ushering in a movement she describes as “baby dubstep.” “I want it to be a mixture of everything I’m obsessed with,” she told MTV. “I love to dance and I love to make people dance.” Stars Dance drops on July 23, one day before Gomez’s 21st birthday. [MTV]

If you’re one of the few people who didn’t fall in love with Mackenzie Foy as Bella and Edward’s baby in Twilight, you’ll have another chance to be enchanted by the young star in Christopher Nolan‘s next project. Foy is in final negotiations for Interstellar, a sci-fi movie starring Matthew McConaugheyAnne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain in a plot involving time travel and parallel universes. [The Hollywood Reporter]

While Kerry Washington fixes D.C. on ABC’s ScandalLiev Schreiber will continue setting Hollywood straight as Ray Donovan on Showtime. The network renewed the show for a second season, a nod to it being Showtime’s second-highest series premiere. [Deadline]

Jennifer Lopez is giving fans a deeper look into her personal and professional journey through the relaunch of NUVOtv. Today, the Engligh-language network enters a fresh programming start with Jennifer Lopez: Her Life, Her Journey. As the channel’s chief creative officer, Lopez will also present A Step Away, which brings her background dancers into the spotlight. “I started as a dancer,” she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I know that struggle… I don’t think other people really know.” [ET Online]

Remember the magazine cover that Naya Rivera had to keep under wraps during our interview? Turns out it was for Complex magazine. The Glee girl follows Solange Knowles as the latest celeb to grace the cover, where she “antes up” about her budding film and music career. [Complex]

Stare into David Bowie‘s (mismatched) eyes for his latest The Next Day drop, “Valentine’s Day.” [Vulture]

Harvard hails hip-hop with an addition to its curriculum: a Nasir Jones Fellowship. Named after Queens rapper Nas, the new program will “seek projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hip-hop tradition; to respect that tradition through historically grounded and contextualized critical insights; and most importantly, to represent one’s creative and/or intellectually rigorous contribution to hip-hop and the discourse through personal and academic projects,” according to a press release. [Vibe]