Star Scoop: Happy Birthday Katy Perry, Jamie Foxx Marches On, Britney Jean Bows Out

By  October 16, 2013

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Go shorty, it’s ya birthday! Ok, so we won’t be seeing Covergirl Katy Perry in da club for another nine days, but new music from her upcoming release is worthy of a party. Two new tracks from PRISM surfaced online today, an “Unconditionally” sweet ballad and a “Birthday” anthem that calls for an everyday fête. [Huffington Post]

With powerful biopics about Nelson MandelaCaptain Richard Phillips, and Solomon Northup in theaters, the story of a certain civil rights leader will finally be following suit. Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx has been cast as Martin Luther King Jr. in an Oliver Stone-directed film about the renowned leader. [The Guardian]

Oops… Britney Spears is going to do it again. Though she’s satiating her loyal fans by returning with a new album, the mother of two says Britney Jean will be followed by another indefinite break… which will obviously come after she heats up Vegas. [Entertainment Weekly]

Before we see him as #BatfleckBen Affleck will grace the silver screen as Nick Dunne in Gone Girl, which has just been confirmed for an October 3, 2014 release date. [Variety]

We’ve seen her attempts at twerking in “We Can’t Stop.” We watched as she swung—sans clothes—on top of a “Wrecking Ball.” Now, Miley Cyrus has her sights set on extraterrestrial feats… with rapper Future tagging along as the Astronaut Kid. [E! Online]

While we’re discussing oddball musical pairs, turn your attention to Bruno Mars’ latest leading lady. Vogue India cover girl Freida Pinto steamed up visuals for his new single from Unorthodox Jukebox, “Gorilla.” [MTV]