Star Scoop: Professor Kanye West, Katy Perry Announces Tour, Lady Gaga Soars on SNL

By  November 18, 2013

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Let Kanye West tell it, he’s a genius, a god, and the original mind behind leather jogging pants. Now, the DONDA multiyphenate can add Harvard lecturer to his resume. The Chitown creative spoke to students at the institution’s School of Design about how they can save the world. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The new year, according to Katy Perry, will kick off on May 7, when she opens her year-long Prismatic tour in the U.K. with the Swedish sirens of Icona Pop. [Billboard]

Lady Gaga, who’s headed for the number one spot on the Billboard 200, gave Saturday Night Live its highest ratings of the season as the show’s host and musical guest over the weekend. Still, we want to forget that whole raunchy R. Kelly moment. [Variety]

Speaking of the self-proclaimed Pied Piper, Gaga isn’t the only pop superstar he’s teaming up with. Justin Bieber is proving he’s all grown up in a collab with Kelly called “PYD.” That’s “Put You Down,” in case you’re wondering. [YouTube]

It’s been 14 years since Angelina Jolie last won an Academy Award, but her acceptance speech during Saturday’s Governors Awards—in honor of her late mother and the responsibility to help others that she instilled in Jolie—was well worth the wait. [Oscars]

Although it’s Mickey Mouse‘s 85th birthday, he’s the one giving fans a gift. On November 27, Disney Animation will release the Get A Horse! theatrical short that mimics the look of throwback Mickey films from the 1920s. [Disney Animation]

Another man of the hour: Justin Timberlake. Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton has declared November 18th “Justin Timberlake Day,” and asked residents to wear their favorite bowties to celebrate—no suit required. [ET Online]

Lea Michele is preparing for life after Glee with a new album and her first music video. [E! Online]