Star Scoop: Kanye’s SNL Comeback, ‘Friends’ Again?, Diddy To Launch Revolt TV in July

By  April 18, 2013

Kanye West has all but disappeared since fleeing to Paris to work on his untitled new album. That may change if a certain late-night show brings him back to the states for some weekend fun. The “Cruel Summer” collaborator is reported to be performing on Saturday Night Live‘s May 18th show. NBC execs have yet to confirm the news that was first mentioned by Page Six, but if it’s true, it’ll be West’s first time on the show since October 2010. [Huffington Post]

Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross… can we be Friends again? Short answer: no. NBC has confirmed that a Friends reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and co. is not happening. “I’m going to clear this up — it’s not happening,” said Marta Kauffman, co-creator of the 90s sitcom. “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Hip-hop’s richest manSeanDiddyCombs is a man of many talents, and this summer, we’ll see his latest project come to fruition: Revolt. The cable network, launched in conjunction with Comcast and former MTV exec Andy Schuon, will offer original, live programming on art, music, culture, and fashion when it hits airwaves in July. [L.A. Times]

Just when you thought the Cannes Film Festival couldn’t pull out anymore surprises, it has! Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, has joined the festival line up and will open the Un Certain Regard category, meaning it won’t be eligible to compete for the main competition prize, the Palme d’Or. [Variety]

While we’re on the topic of Cannes, we have to note that of the 20 films competing for the Palme d’Or, only one is the result of a female filmmaker. Italian director Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi is up for the honor for her work, Un Chateau en Italie. If she were to win the Palme, she’d be the second woman in Cannes history to do so; Jane Campion took took home the honor in a tie during the 1993 festival. [The Hollywood Reporter]

For all you folks stuck in the Stone Age, DreamWorks Animation is bringing back The Croods. The animated feature is getting a sequel, thanks largely to the $386 million success of the first installment. There’s been no word, though, on whether Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds will return to voice the part two. [CNN]