Star Scoop: Leonardo Nets $35 Mil at Christie’s, Beyonce Fuels Baby Rumors, Rashida Jones Gets ‘Brave’

By  May 14, 2013

An Elizabeth Peyton portrait of Gatsby gent Leonardo DiCaprio sold for an astonishing $1 million at the actor’s 11th Hour charity auction last night; but that was nothing compared to the $35 million total that was raised for environmental and wildlife conservation under his namesake foundation. The event, hosted in conjunction with Christie’s, set 13 auction records for various artists’ works in what chairman Brett Gorvy coined as “the most important environmental charity ever staged.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

In a move uncharacteristic of her pristine career, Beyoncé cancelled her Tuesday tour date in Antwerp, Belgium citing health concerns. While Mrs. Carter Show reps added that the Queen Bey “has been advised by her doctors to rest as a result of dehydration and exhaustion,” the cancellation leads to speculation that she’s pregnant with baby number two. Although Beyoncé  revealed to ABC News that she would like to give daughter Blue Ivy some company, her team is dispelling pregnancy rumors and say that she plans to return to the stage on Wednesday. [E! Online]

Who’s got Sara Bareilles dancing in the streets? Rashida Jones. While we’re used to seeing the Parks and Recreation star in front of the camera, she stepped behind the lens to direct Bareilles new video for “Brave,” the first single from her upcoming album, The Blessed Unrest. [Entertainment Tonight]

Have you been holding your breath between reveals for Catching Fire? Well, get ready to exhale. Here’s the official movie poster for Jennifer Lawrence‘s second run as Katniss Everdeen via an Instagram account for The Hunger Games sequel. [Mashable]

After eight years of Stefon and Vinny Vedecci, Bill Hader is bidding adieu to Saturday Night Live. “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” said Hader. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’” The Emmy nominee will officially depart at the end of SNL‘s 38th season. [New York Times]

While NBC is making headlines for canceling more than 10 shows, rival ABC is adding 14 new series to its lineup. Joss Whedon‘s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Steven Spielberg‘s Lucky 7 are among the network’s newest additions. [Yahoo News]

Back at the peacock, The Voice is preparing for the return of Christina Aguilera. She and fellow judge Cee Lo Green were replaced by Usher and Shakira this round to focus on their music careers, but both should be back on for season five of the reality competition. Aguilera will reportedly pocket $12 million for the gig. [Entertainment Weekly]

Michael Pena’s finale in End of Watch left us in tears, so we can only hope he rekindles that magic by teaming up with the film’s director David Ayer for a furious role. Pena is in negotiations for Ayer’s Fury, a World War II-era film that stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Beyonce‘s baby sister Solange Knowles is a “Grown Woman” who’s taking her music career into her own independent hands. The “Losing You” chanteuse is releasing a full-length album under her new company Saint Records. “Super stoked to announce I’ve started my own label, SAINT RECORDS, where I’ll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY,” she tweeted earlier today. “Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control & continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement.” [Pitchfork]