Star Scoop: Gaga Catching Fire with SNL, Jill Scott Gets on Up, How I Met Your… Dad?

By  November 01, 2013

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Though we’ve already got our DVRs set for Kerry Washington‘s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this weekend, we’re holding all applause until November 16. That’s when Lady Gaga will be working double duty as host and musical guest. Her emcee role will be filled by Catching Fire‘s Josh Hutcherson the week after. [Vulture]

42 star Chadwick Boseman will soon be saying “I Do” to Grammy-winner Jill Scott. The latter has been cast as the wife to Boseman’s James Brown in the Universal/Imagine biopic about the funk music pioneer. [The Hollywood Reporter]

We’ve pretty much figured out How I Met Your Mother, but CBS could be setting us up for a spin-off of a fairer type. Show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and producer Emily Spivey are in preliminary talks for a female-led How I Met Your Father series. If so, it’s likely that characters would be introduced in the HIMYM series finale. [Entertainment Weekly]

Another day, another piece of ARTPOP news: Lady Gaga will debut “Dope,” the last single available for purchase before her album’s November 11 drop, on Monday. [Huffington Post]

While we’re used to seeing him in comedic roles, Owen Wilson will be getting serious with Starz. He’s executive producing an hourlong FBI drama for the network, WonderWorld, about mob control of the adult entertainment industry in the 1980s. [Variety]

We’re five days away from the biggest night in country music and THR has compiled a list of the genre’s top stars with the likes of crossover crooner Taylor Swift, family unit The Band Perry, and The Voice‘s resident mentor Blake Shelton. [The Hollywood Reporter]

It’s time to lace up your running shoes, New York! Just in time for Sunday’s annual ING city marathon, Rdio has compiled two playlists that pack enough Wham! and Pow! to help athletes go the distance. [GLAM Inbox]