Star Scoop: Kerry Washington (Secretly) Ties the Knot, Sophia Loren Returns, Amanda Seyfried is ‘Lovelace’

By  July 05, 2013

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Paging Olivia Pope! She, after all, may be the only person to reveal how Vanity Fair‘s intriguing Kerry Washington managed to secretly tie the knot to San Francisco 49er Nnamdi Asomugha just last week. With her high-profile Scandal career and award wins for Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, you’d think we would have seen more of the (not-so) high-profile pair. Now that Washington, 36, is a Mrs. though, all we really want to see is that bling! [E! Online]

It’s been 10 years since Sophia Loren graced the silver screen; but thanks to her son Edoardo Ponti, the 78-year-old legend is making a grand return. Loren is set for a role in Ponti’s new project, La voce umana (The Human Voice), based on a 1939 play of the same name by  French writer Jean Cocteau. [The Hollywood Reporter]

After its Sundance Film Festival debut in January, the first trailer for Amanda Seyfried as adult film star Linda Boreman has landed. Lovelace, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will attempt to paint a picture of Boreman as “a woman trying to define herself,” according to Epstein, not a “one-dimensional character who has this talent” for NSFW tendencies,” Friedman assured. Lovelace will be released in theaters this August. [Variety]

One million Samsung users have already gotten their helping of Magna Carta Holy Grail while the rest of the world has two more days to go. What’s really got us fascinated with the project—and its savvy marketing campaign—is the fact that Jay-Z got his album art previewed at the UK’s Salisbury Cathedral, where one of four copies of the 1215 Magna Carta is on display. [Vulture]

Speaking of Mr. Carta (get it?), his longtime collaborator and friend Kanye West was busy professing his love for Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim pre-Fourth of July. “I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of all time,” the Yeezus rapper tweeted. “This is not another ‘robot’ movie. Guillermo del Toro is a master.” [MTV]

The battle for The Butler is raging on. Earlier this week, the MPAA’s Title Registry Bureau ruled that Lee Daniels‘ upcoming biopic could no longer use that title because Warner Bros. boasts a 1916 film of the same name. Daniels—with the support of The Weinstein Company and his star-studded cast including Oprah WinfreyJohn Cusack, and Forest Whitaker in the title role—took a personal approach in appealing to Warner Bros. by penning a letter to its new CEO Kevin Tsujihara. “If we were to change the title a mere six weeks before we open, it would most certainly hurt the film by limiting the number of people who would ultimately see this important story,” Daniels wrote. The Butler, whether its name remains or not, is slated to be released on August 16. [The Hollywood Reporter]