Star Scoop: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Takes One Direction, Lana Del Rey is Back, Mumford & Sons Close out Glastonbury

By  July 01, 2013

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley isn’t afraid to share the spotlight—even if it’s on the cover of her first American fashion glossy. The Transformers lead covers the August 2013 issue of Glamour with fellow UK superstars One Direction for its annual music issue; grab your copy when it hits newsstands on July 9. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

New Lana Del Rey music to our ears? Yes please! Jaguar, Gatsby, and the leak of an unreleased track online, weren’t enough to curb our Born to Die cravings, so it’s exciting to find Del Rey headed back to Billboard on what appears to be a new video shoot. The bare belly and cut-off shorts she wore in the snapshot don’t mean she’s trending toward a more pop sound, though. “It’s a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark,” she told BBC about her next album. “I’ve been working on it really slowly but I love everything I’ve done.” [Huffington Post]

Glastonbury’s big finale brought Mumford & Sons back out to play. Although it was the “I Will Wait” band’s fourth time at the festival, it’s their first performance since bassist Ted Dwane was hospitalized for blood clot complications. Dwane in tow, Mumford & Sons closed their set “With a Little Help From my Friends” including Vampire Weekend, the Vaccines, and First Aid Kit. [MTV]

She may have been France’s first lady just a year ago, but Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is ready to pick up her guitar once more. The Italian-born Bulgari ambassador is embarking on her first U.S. tour to promote her new album, Little French Songs. “I never did a tour in the United States, I never even toured in Europe,” Bruni-Sarkozy told Huffington Post. “I hope people will come. For a French artist or Italian artist it’s really rare and it’s lucky.” [Reuters]

He may have only one studio release under his belt, but California rapper Kendrick Lamar tied with Drake for the most award wins at last night’s BET Awards. The good kid, m.A.A.d city lyricist bested Drake in the best male hip-hop artist category while also taking home the best new artist and a best collaboration trophies for his feature on A$AP Rocky‘s “Problems.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Soledad O’Brien has already been tasked with getting active for her new role on Real Sports, and now, she’s added another duty to her plate. O’Brien will join Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent for its America Tonight series when the network launches in August. “O’Brien’s career producing and reporting on the human side of many of the most important stories of the past decade will fit in perfectly with what Al Jazeera America will be covering every day,” said Al Jazeera executive Ehab Al Shihabi. “Her dedication to that type of journalism is what makes it so exciting to announce that she and her production company are joining the Al Jazeera America team.” [Politico]

Could this be Jay-Z‘s biggest collaboration to date? The Roc Nation authority tapped former rival Nas; “Suit and Tie” partner Justin Timberlake; wife Beyoncé; and producers Swizz BeatsPharrell, and Timbaland for “BBC,” the latest song to be publicized from his July 4 release, Magna Carta Holy Grail[Huffington Post]