Star Scoop: Kim Kardashian is Set in Stone, Craigslist Fails Courtney Love, Celebrities Unite for Oklahoma Benefit

By  May 30, 2013

Long live Kim Kardashian‘s baby bump! The socialite is the latest celebrity subject of artist Daniel Edwards who famously immortalized a pregnant Britney Spears and a breastfeeding Angelina Jolie. The life-sized Kim K. creation, entitled L.A. Fertility, will make its debut on June 5 at the LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles. And, if you’re one of the inquiring minds who’s wondering what baby Kimye will look like, Edwards has that covered too—in bronze. [CACANET]

Craigslist was not the key for Courtney Love‘s attempt to revitalize Hole 2.0 (the band now goes by Courtney). The Saint Laurent star used the listing site to recruit a female addition to the band, to no avail. “I put an ad on Craigslist that said, ‘Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur,’” she revealed to Bust magazine. “I got exactly one response. There’s just not a lot of chick bass players.” But that certainly didn’t stop the show. Courtney will be on tour this summer with a kickoff on June 20 in Philadelphia. [Huffington Post]

Fellow The Voice mentors Usher and Blake Shelton closed out yesterday’s Healing in the Heartland telethon to benefit survivors of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado tragedy. While organizers of the United Way concert—which sold out in a matter of minutes—have yet to disclose how much money was raised, Shelton was transparent about why he signed on. “People have given so much to us over the years and it’s times like this when you can give back,” Shelton said. “You have to. It’s not a question of ‘will you?’ You have to step up.” [Reuters]

Speaking of reunions, Nine Inch Nails will be releasing a new album this year, the band’s first since 2008. “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” lead singer Trent Reznor said in a statement. “For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly f—— great.” The band is also up for a summer tour that will kick off on July 26 in Japan.  [Variety]

Finally—we’ve got a visual to go along with the Miley Cyrus-Snoop Dogg Lion collaboration, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks.” The track appeared on the rapper’s first reggae effort, Reincarnated, which debuted in April. [Vevo]

24 could be the luckiest number of all for Skyfall director Sam Mendes. The filmmaker is in talks to reclaim his seat at the helm of the James Bond franchise and direct its next installment. After the billion-dollar success of 007′s 23rd time at the box office, we think it’d be a major win. [Huffington Post]

Justin Timberlake‘s legendary summer keeps on getting bigger. The “Strawberry Bubblegum” singer is headlining this year’s iTunes festival in London! The annual show offers 30 free nights of music for fans to win tickets to or stream via the Apple media player. Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson, and Jessie J. are also slated to perform. [Yahoo News]