Star Scoop: Katy Perry Inks Book Deal, Dave Chappelle’s Comedic Return, ‘X-Factor’ Musical in the Works

By  March 15, 2013

Our mouths are still agape after Katy Perry stole the red carpet in a jade Gucci gown at this year’s Grammys, but we’ve got some exciting news that may take attention away from that epic “California Gurl” look. Perry’s penning a book! The multi-platinum pop star inked a $2 million book deal in which she will reportedly discuss her divorce with Russell Brand and her new relationship with “Your Body is a Wonderland” beau, John Mayer. [Huffington Post]

Is Chris Rock strong enough to bring funny man Dave Chappelle back to the limelight? Maybe. After joining Chappelle at New York’s Comedy Cellar, Rock invited the former Comedy Central frontman to Palm Beach, leaving us wondering if the two will seriously embark on a nationwide tour. But then again… knowing these two, it could be all jokes. [ABC News]

X-Factor fans, get ready—at least if you live in Londontown. Simon Cowell‘s brainchild is set to hit the stage as a musical. The media mogul’s Syco Entertainment company is teaming up with Stage Entertainment UK to bring X-Factor: It’s Time To Face The Musical! to theater in the city’s historic West End district at the top of 2014. [Reuters]

NBC’s Smash may be traveling down a road to being cut from the network, but that isn’t stopping one of its leads from aiming for the top of the charts. Katharine McPhee‘s co-star Megan Hilty has not only headlined a sold-out show at New York’s Carnegie Hall, but she’s in full promo mode for her Tuesday release, It Happens All the Time. The actress’s album debut spans the spectrum from soul to alternative, centering in on the saga of falling in and out of love. [Yahoo News]