Star Scoop: Lindsay Lohan Is on the Books, The Rock Breaks the Box Office, Streaming Saves TV

By  December 17, 2013

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Critics may have slammed her portrayal of the late Elizabeth Taylor, but there’s a group of people willing to shell out seven figures for another Lindsay Lohan story… her story. The redemptive star is reportedly being pursued by up to 10 publishers to pen a “deeply personal memoir” based on her journals. [E! Online]

The numbers are in and Dwayne Johnson is the highest-grossing actor of the year. His lead roles in Pain & GainFast & Furious 6, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation earned $1.3 billion worldwide. To put things in perspective, Robert Downey Jr., who was last year’s box office victor, brought in $1.2 billion this year for Iron Man 3 alone. [Huffington Post]

As with any game, there are winners and there are losers. In television, streaming services like Amazon and Netflix—which give consumers access to the content they want, when and how they want it—came out on top. As long as Shonda Rhimes keeps churning out greatness on Scandal, though, we’ll keep showing networks a little love. [CNN]

We interrupt this regularly-scheduled Star Scoop read to let you know that BEYONCÉ is slated for number one. As if you didn’t know that already. [CNN]

Shia LaBeouf isn’t having a very good day. Not only has his 2012 short film HowardCantour.com been blasted for plagiarizing cartoonist Daniel ClowesJustin M. Damiano, but his apology has also come under fire. Buzzfeed pointed out that many of his apologetic tweets were apparently copied from a comment on a Yahoo Answers post. His final word on the mess: “I f_____ up.”  [Entertainment Weekly]

Blake Lively is following in her better half’s footsteps. After parting ways with CAA, the agency she’s been with since 2007, the Gossip Girls alum signed with the same agency that reps Ryan Reynolds, WME. [The Hollywood Reporter]

French women may not get facelifts, but the Academy Awards isn’t opposed to a little work. The organization unveiled a new logo for its Motion Picture Arts and Sciences association today featuring its most famous symbol, the Oscar statuette. [The Wrap]