Star Scoop: Lily Collins Looks to KStew and JLaw, Katy Perry Backs Up Britney, Eddie Murphy Copping Beverly Hills

By  July 29, 2013

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With the success of the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises, we predict that Lily Collins’ own foray into a fantasy film series will make her a household name. Aptly so, the 24-year-old The Mortal Instruments star cites her own contemporaries as examples of how far she can go. “I admire how they’ve both handled the fame that came with those roles and their ability to step outside those roles and do other projects,” she said of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence for her upcoming cover with Seventeen magazine. “That’s what I want to do: balance fun big movies with gritty passion projects I love.” For more on Lily, go to www.Seventeen.com/Lily and pick up the September issue of Seventeen, on newsstands August 6. [GLAM Inbox]

We all know Britney’s back to music and that her Smurfs 2 single, “Ooh La La” is leading the way. What we didn’t realize is that she had some help recording the movie’s lead single. Katy Perry revealed that she and songwriting partner Bonnie McKee “secretly did some background vocals on that song,” at the film’s L.A. premiere. Could this mean a real collaboration between the pop royals is on the way? [E! Online]

In 1994, Eddie Murphy handed over his badge for good… or so we thought. The original Alex Foley is reprising his role in Beverly Hills Cop 4. Paramount Pictures jumped on the sequel after CBS rejected a television pilot based on the series starring young comedian Brandon T. Jackson as Foley’s son. Shawn Ryan, who served as the pilot’s producer, confirmed the new installment via Twitter. “Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another movie into development,” he shared. [Huffington Post]

The radio world lost one of its biggest personalities over the weekend. David “Kidd” Kraddick, whose morning program was syndicated on more than 75 stations, died at his Kidd’s Kids charity function near New Orleans on Saturday due to heart disease; he was 53 years old. “All of us with YEA Networks and the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” crew are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend and leader,” Kraddick’s network released in a statement. “Kidd devoted his life to making people smile every morning, and for 21 years his foundation has been dedicated to bringing joy to thousands of chronically and terminally ill children… he died doing what he loved.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Fiona Apple is hitting the road. The “Criminal” chanteuse will step back into the spotlight for the Anything We Want: An Evening with Fiona Apple & Blake Mills tour this October; but what’s even more noteworthy is how the duo announced their approaching dates. “We were sent an assignment to write three or four sentences,” the first sentence of their statement reads, before concluding with “It was our understanding that the 4th sentence was optional, but here is something that is true: the uncertainty excites us.” [Vulture]

We’re going to act like we don’t know about that whole Lady Gaga diss thing, especially since Lana Del Rey is inadvertently sweeping it under the rug with a new announcement. “TROPICO – a 30 minute film coming to a city near you,” the “Young and Beautiful” New Yorker tweeted. “Premier dates coming soon.” The clip is led by acclaimed filmmaker Anthony Mandler, who is responsible for Del Rey’s “National Anthem” visuals, as well as clips for BeyoncéRihanna, and Selena GomezTROPICO is being slated as a “tale of redemption told to the music of ‘Body Electric,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘Bel Air.’” Male model Shaun Ross will play Del Rey’s love interest in the short. [Rolling Stone]

You know that $53 million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewels that were reported stolen from a Cannes Carlton hotel? Turns out the initial estimate was off… way off. State prosecutor Philippe Vique said the curator of the exhibit in which the diamonds would have been housed did a more thorough inventory, summing up the loss to an astounding $136 million. Cannes police officials say they are looking for a lone culprit in the case. [The Hollywood Reporter]