Star Scoop: Rita Ora Goes Grey, Katy and John Go Public, Sofia Vergara’s on Top

By  December 03, 2013

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Roc Nation’s red-lipped royal is going grey. Rita Ora is joining Jamie DornanDakota Johnson, and Eloise Mumford in Universal’s adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Ms. “How We Do” will be playing little sister Mia to Dornan’s Grey. We just wonder if she’ll be saying “R.I.P” to her platinum blonde ’do. [Variety]

We know that Katy Perry and John Mayer have been an item for some time now, but artwork from Mayer’s new single “Who You Love” makes their on-again-off-again relationship seem stronger than ever. Photographer Mario Sorrenti shot the black-and-white image, which doubles as the pair’s first official portrait. [Vanity Fair]

Thanks to her Pepsi gig, Cover Girl endorsements, Kmart line, and $175,000 per episode pay on Modern FamilySofia Vergara finds herself on top of Forbes’ highest-paid TV actors list with a reported $30 million in income between June 2012 and June 2013. She beat last year’s number one, Ashton Kutcher, by $6 million, and is joined in the top ten by only one other woman, Kaley Cuoco. [Forbes]

We see another Oscars win in Jennifer Lawrence‘s future. America’s sweetheart received the Best Supporting Actress honor for her role in American Hustle at the New York Film Critics Circle award—the first major ceremony of film awards season. The David O. Russell film also took home the Best Picture award, a distinction that Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty earned last year. [Huffington Post]

And then, there were 15. Members of the Academy have shortlisted 15 documentary features—down from 151 submissions—for the Oscars’ impending Best Documentary category. Among the fortunate few are Sea World exposé Blackfish and a profile of backup singers 20 Feet From Stardom. Noticeably absent is Casting Bya docuemntary that coincidentally implored the Academy to add an award for frequently overlooked casting directors. [The Hollywood Reporter]