Star Scoop: Macklemore’s Big Apology, Grammys Hits a High Note, Starz At the Barre

By  January 27, 2014

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I’m not the only one who thinks Kendrick Lamar should’ve walked away with Grammys goldMacklemore, who took home four honors with production pal Ryan Lewis, shared a text to the Compton emcee on Instagram where he admitted to being surprised by his Best Rap Album win. “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have,” Macklemore wrote Lamar,  adding “It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you… Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Now that the Recording Academy’s votes have been revealed, the real tallies are in. The 56th Grammy Awards was the ceremony’s second-most watched telecast in the past two decades with 28.5 million viewers. The only other show since 1993 to top that was the 2012 awards, which took place a day after Whitney Houston’s untimely death, and brought in 39.9 million fans. [Variety]

Starz will be channeling its inner Black Swan this year with Flesh and Bone, a dance drama that follows a promising prima donna at a rigorous Big Apple ballet company. Producers have cast Sarah Hay, who had a role in the former Darren Aronofsky original, as the show’s lead. [Vulture]

Say it ain’t s-O. Word over at Hearst is that Oprah Winfrey wants to retire from covering her namesake magazine. According to Page Six, she would be replaced with the letter O, designed after each month’s theme. [Mediabistro]

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, a 70-millimeter-shot Western where “mistrust, coffee and violence ensue,” may not make it to the silver screen. The director is suing Gawker Media for allegedly leaking the its script online, and has told reporters that he will no longer move forward with the project because of its illegal distribution. [The Hollywood Reporter]