Rashida Jones partnered with gift-giving site Wantful to get a bevy of her Hollywood friends into the holiday spirit.Wantful, part of a new wave of social commerce sites, allows gift buyers to answer a set of questions which the site uses to curate a package of 16 smaller gifts. Jones and Wantful were joined by her New Roots organization, which helps refugees settle in American communities. Also in attendance were Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, and Brooklyn Decker. [WWD]
Taylor Swift is in the Red, and we mean that in the best way possible. The 22-year-old’s fourth album, Red sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, becoming the first artist to do so in a decade and the first female artist to surpass the million sales mark in one week with two different albums. The last album to sell a million in one week was Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002. [E! Online]
Since we’re on the topic of Marshall Mathers, Detroit’s reigning champ is getting back into the studio and releasing a new album in 2013. How do we know? The elusive emcee printed the year on a limited-edition baseball cap in honor of his home team, the Detroit Tigers. [New York Daily News]
Are Rihanna fans willing to shell out $250 for a platinum edition of her latest album, Unapologetic? The Barbadian beauty is releasing a “diamond executive platinum box” version of her seventh studio release, to include collectable vinyls, shirts, handwritten notes, a DVD, 40-page notebook, and other Rihanna Navy necessities. This platinum version will be available on December 11, following her album’s original release on November 16. [Huffington Post]
The galaxy that’s so far, far away is getting just a little bit closer. Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm from Star Wars creator George Lucas, and in doing so, Star Wars: Episode VII, which is confirmed for a 2015 release. But that’s not all: Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that the company will aim to release a new Star Wars episode every two to three years. [Entertainment Weekly]
NBC is giving its fans a sense of Community this winter with the return of the hit comedy on February 7. The season four debut was originally set for October 19, but was postponed due to other network changes, including the addition of new shows 1600 Penn and Deception. [CNN]
Bryan Singer has signed on to direct the newest X-Men installment, Days of Future Past. He originally served as a producer on X-Men: First Class, and is believed to be swapping roles with that film’s director Matthew Vaughn. Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender are among the cast to reprise their original roles for the movie’s July 14, 2014 release.