Star Scoop: Lupita’s Next Leading Role, Sia Swings from the Chandelier, Lady Gaga’s Latest Leak

By  March 17, 2014

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What’s next for Lupita Nyong’oReports say the Oscar winner is headed to outerspace for a role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, while writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—whose TED Talk Beyoncé sampled for “***Flawless”—hinted that Nyong’o will star in the film adaptation of her award-winning book Americanah. [The Washington Post]

We know her for penning powerful songs like Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” but this time around, Sia saved the best of the ballads for herself. The award-winning singer/songwriter released “Chandelier” yesterday, her first solo single in four years, the lead track from her upcoming sixth LP, and unofficial party tune of 2014. She told Ryan Seacrest that it could have easily worked for Rihanna or Katy Perry, but we’re swinging with Sia on this one. [Time]

Lady Gaga, like we haven’t heard her before. An unreleased Haus of Gaga demo surfaced online this weekend, to the beat of a failed love story, set against the backdrop of a few “Brooklyn Nights.” [Huffington Post]

The Tribeca Film Festival is less than a month away, and has lined up a series of conversations to excite film lovers the world over. Bryan CranstonLee DanielsMichael Douglas, and Kevin Spacey have all been confirmed for the festival’s #TribecaTalks with discussions spanning technical film production, screenwriting, and more. [The Hollywood Reporter]