Star Scoop: Katy Perry’s Blue Wig Ablaze, Behind Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman,’ Jennifer Hudson Gets Defeated

By  August 02, 2013

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Out with the old… burn up the blue? We’re going to see an entirely new Katy Perry with the release of her fall LP Prism. Though she’ll always be a California Girl at heart, she’s perceivably shed her pop princess past, and used this video tease to prove it. While Perry set “Baby Blue,” her signature azure wig, on fire, she also announced the drop of her next single, “Roar,” on August 12. [Vulture]

We love the way Beyoncé walks, because she walks with a vengeance: a “Grown Woman” sashay. When it comes to her choreography for the (unofficial?) single, we have Jeffrey Page to thank. The Emmy-nominated, VMA-boasting, and resident choreographer on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance has been working with the queen Bey for the past seven years and shared his thoughts on the anthem. “Our chat about the choreography for ‘Grown Woman’ was a pretty quick and painless sell—I showed her some intricate footwork that I have become known for and she loved it immediately,” he shared. “I staged the opening for that and added a few groove moments… when that music video drops it’s going to be amazing!” Now… if only he could give us the date. [GLAM Inbox]

While his wife Georgina Chapman got acquainted with the director’s chair, Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein started talks for a Miramax-Weinstein Company merger. Ironically, the partnership would be a union between former rivals; Tom Barrack, who heads the financial firm that bought Miramax, outbid Weinstein for the company in 2010. [Variety]

Matt Damon may have written off the Bourne franchise for good, but that doesn’t mean the series is over. After starring as Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy, Jeremy Renner is preparing to strap up for a fifth installment of the action thriller. Universal Pictures has hired Anthony Peckham (InvictusThe Book of Eli, Sherlock Holmes), to pen the script. [Deadline]

After her 2006 Academy Award win for best supporting actress, we wouldn’t have pegged Jennifer Hudson for inevitable defeat. That, though, will be her fate this October. Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films will release The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete this fall, starring Hudson as a single mother whose children must fend for themselves after she’s apprehended by Brooklyn’s finest. [Yahoo News]