Star Scoop: Keke Palmer Gets Sassy with Showtime, GOT’s Lucky Number Seven, Big Bang Theory’s Third Charm

By  March 12, 2014

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The transition from child star to working adult is a grey area, especially in Hollywood. Keke Palmer, has been able to navigate those murky waters in great form; and her latest role shows that she’s not the cute kid from Akeelah and the Bee anymore. Palmer landed a recurring role on Masters of Sex as Coral, “a nanny hired by the Masters to care for their new baby.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Game [of Thrones] on! Showrunners for HBO’s fantasy drama revealed that the series, now in its fourth season, would likely push out three more. “It was our unstated goal, because to start on a show and say your goal is seven seasons is the height of lunacy,” said showrunner David Benioff. “Once we got to the point where we felt like we’re going to be able to tell this tale to its conclusion, that became [an even clearer] goal. Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.” [Entertainment Weekly]

More on the renewals front from Big Bang Theory. CBS announced today that it would be bringing the top-ranked comedy back for not one, not two, but three more seasons, for a total of ten seasons by 2017. [Vulture]

Fort Tilden, a film about “a pair of twentysomething roommates who find themselves in a trek across ‘deep Brooklyn’” took home the top grand jury prize at this year’s SXSW Film Festival by unanimous decision. Call it the Lena Dunham effect. [Variety]

Now that film and documentary prizes have been handed out, SXSW is all about sweet sounds. This year’s Music Festival lineup includes a set by Jay Z and Kanye West, performance from Grammy nominee Kendrick Lamar, a Recess with Skrillex, and a keynote session with Lady Gaga. [Huffington Post]

Tinder—hooking you up with celebs since 2014. The mobile dating app’s CEO Sean Rad announced that the service will now offer a verification program for celebrities, similar to checkmarks signifying verified accounts on Twitter. Who knows? You might get a swipe right from Lindsay Lohan, herself. [Huffington Post]

This Breaking Bad moment in @champagnepapi Instagram history, brought to you by Rihanna. In an interview with New York Magazine’s entertainment blog, Aaron Paul says he met Drake in Paris, where the YMCMB emceed revealed that “Rihanna got him into Breaking Bad.