Star Scoop: Katy Perry’s Roaring Record, First Look at Fast 7, Britney Spears Works $30M Vegas Gig

By  September 16, 2013

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Rihanna isn’t so lonely at the top anymore. BFF Katy Perry tied the Bajan banger with the most number ones on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. “Roar,” Perry’s leading single from Prism, matched Rihanna’s record, giving both singers ten top hits on the list. [Huffington Post]

Once upon a time, we shed a tear (true story), when the lovable Han was killed off at the end of Fast & Furious 6. Shortly thereafter, we were overcome with glee because that meant a new installment from the gassed-up franchise was on its way. Fast forward to now and Vin Diesel has further justified our fangirl moment by sharing a first look at Fast 7 with his 47 million Facebook fans. [Entertainment Weekly]

Britney Spears is working her Las Vegas residency all the way to the bank. The honorary Smurf will net a reported $30 from her two-year stint at Sin City’s Planet Hollywood. Get this: she’ll only be performing 48 shows a year. In her own words, “Work B*tch.” [E! Online]

As much as we love Daniel Craig as James Bond, this tidbit has us looking forward to his exit from the franchise. The dashing Tom Hardy is being eyed as the next 007, a role he would gladly accept. “I’d love to play Bond with Christopher Nolan [as a] director or something, it would be awesome,” he told radio interviewers last year. [Refinery 29]

Cecily Strong is moving on up. The Saturday Night Live newbie will be co-anchoring Seth MeyersWeekend Update segment for the show’s new season. The move could position Strong to take over as the desk’s lead once Meyers departs for Late Night. [Chicago Tribune]

One for the books: last night, the 92-year-old Miss America organization made history by crowning its first Indian-American queen Nina Davuluri. The former Miss New York responded to the milestone telling the Associated Press “I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.” [L.A. Times]

Just when we thought Dumb and Dumber couldn’t get more, er, dumb, directors of the slapstick sequel announced additions to the cast. Walking Dead actress Laurie HoldenRachel Melvin, and Steve Tom have signed on for hijinks with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprising their original roles. The film, which was dropped by Warner Bros. back in June, will be directed by the Farrelly brothers. [The Hollywood Reporter]