Star Scoop: Les Mis Goes (Back) to Broadway, Rihanna’s Platinum Win, Lady Gaga and Her $12,000 Nail

By  May 31, 2013

One of 2012′s biggest movies, Les Miserables, is headed back to Broadway. The musical is being revived next spring for a run at New York City’s Imperial Theatre, where it once ran for 13 years and 5,244 shows—making it the fourth longest-running play in Broadway history. “This magnificent theatre has the perfect blend of scale and intimacy for a story like Les Miserables, and I can’t wait to put together a brilliant company to bring this great musical to new generations of Broadway audiences,” producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a statement. Casting for the production will completed this summer. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Rihanna for the win… again. The 25-year-old singer can now boast six platinum studio albums. Unapologetic, her seventh album and first to debut at number one, crossed the million mark last week with 9,400 copies sold. Riri’s only effort not to go platinum is her first, Music of the Sun. [Huffington Post]

This news will probably make for the biggest mani Monday ever: Lady Gaga‘s acrylic talon, worn during her Born This Way Ball Tour, sold on an auction site for a staggering $12,000 on auction site ArtFact. That almost puts her all-gold-everything wheelchair to shame. [Racked]

If Pamela Anderson in a sexy red cut-out is any indication of what 45 looks like, we’re not so scared of aging anymore. The Baywatch bombshell struck some racy poses for the Brazilian edition of Vogue where she was shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino. [E! Online]

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is the favored actor to bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s story back to life. The Butler star is in talks to take on the lead role in Memphis, Paul Greengrass‘s biopic of the Civil Rights leader’s final days. [Huffington Post]

Ashley Madekwe won’t be getting any more Revenge. The actress, who has been a regular on the ABC drama since its pilot, will only appear on the show’s first episode of season three. Madekwe will be the second cast member to leave the series, which is undergoing production changes as a result of a ratings dip. [Hollywood Reporter]

USA Network is combating hate and discrimination in honor of Pride Month through a new partnership with CB2. Through in-store events and media promotions, the network’s Characters Unite public service initiative is teaming up with the home furnishings destination for a month-long effort that will promote tolerance and acceptance. To find out more about the campaign, click here. [GLAM Inbox]