Star Scoop: Lupita’s Next Move, Ellen’s Academy Win, Lena Dunham’s New Man

By  March 03, 2014

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Thanks to her on-screen prowess, style savvy, and awards season hype culminating in an Oscars win, audiences have seen Lupita Nyong’o become a household name in a short matter of months. Aside from her role in Non-Stop though, we may not see much of her on the silver screen for some time. Fingers crossed that it’s worth the wait! [The Hollywood Reporter]

The ballots are in: not only did Ellen’s Oscars #selfie with Jennifer LawrenceJared Leto, and company break Twitter with 2.9 million retweets (and counting), her hosting gig has been deemed “the most-watched Academy Awards show in a decade” with 43 million viewers. [Vulture]

What’s a girl to do when she pens a popular HBO hit and has an affinity for comics? If said girl is Lena Dunham and said comic is Archie, then she signs on to write a four-part story for the decades-old franchise. You’ll just have to wait until 2015 to read it. [A.V. Club]

You know the saying: after the show it’s the after-party. But in between the two is the gifting suite. Case-in-point, the Breyers Gelato Indulgences gift lounge backstage at the Independent Spirit Awards where Cate BlanchettAngela BassettMichael Fassbender and more—you guessed it—indulged on A-list swag like the DJI Phantom 2 Vision flying cameras, New Balance sneakers, and Dark Horse Wine. [Glam Inbox]

Collectively, they are known as The Throne. Thanks to on-stage collaborations and off-stage camaraderie, we’ve come to naturally associate Kanye West with his “Big Brother” Jay Z. Now, the pair are taking their union to a new level. West’s creative house Donda is merging with Jay’s Roc Nation for “West’s international recording brand and his touring ventures.” [L.A. Times]