Star Scoop: Prince Rains on the New Girl Parade, J. K. Rowling Got it Wrong, Hoffman and The Hunger Games

By  February 03, 2014

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Purple rain-ed down post-Super Bowl with Prince’s appearance on New Girl. After requesting to be on the show—you now, because he’s got it like that—the mononymous wonder threw a party, dished out love advice, and performed a duet with Zooey Deschanel on the half-hour sitcom. [Vulture]

Despite amassing a billion-dollar fortune from her Harry Potter franchise, J.K. Rowling can still admit her wrongs. In an interview with Wonderland, conducted by Emma Watson, the author reveals that her biggest mistake in the series was pairing Hermione with Ron instead of Harry adding, “[fans] wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.” [CNN]

As Hollywood mourns the harrowing loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lionsgate is moving forward with production on two of his final roles. The company announced that it will proceed with the release of the final two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, which Hoffman had nearly finished filming. Two of this other films, A Most Wanted Man and God’s Pocket, are expected for releases later this year. [Variety]

The Seattle Seahawks weren’t the only winners from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Beyoncé’s surprise performance at the DirecTV party, Bruno Mars’ red-hot halftime show, and Joe Namath’s sideline fur all joined the winner’s circle. Still, it was Hillary Clinton’s not-so subliminal tweet, blasting Fox News’ critical coverage of her career, that took the cake! [Hollywood Reporter]

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos recruited two heavy-hitters for his first English-language film. Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz will star in Lobster, an “unconventional love story that’s set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life and death.” Doesn’t really set us up for a happy ending, does it? [Deadline]