Star Scoop: Ryan Gosling’s Big Break, ‘Mad Men’ Matrimony, ‘Arrested Development’ Gets Kickstarter Treatment

By  March 21, 2013

We’re a week away from Ryan Gosling‘s latest film—opposite lady love Eva Mendes—but the leading man says it’s prime time for him to step away from the spotlight. “I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing,” Gosling said in a recent interview. “I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it.” [Huffington Post]

Love is in the air, especially on the set of Mad Men. Co-stars Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser are engaged! The pair, who were entwined in a steamy affair on-camera, announced their relationship last October and have confirmed that wedding bells will soon be ringing through a publicist. [ABC News]

If Veronica Mars can do it, so can Arrested Development! The former Fox sitcom, which is getting picked up by Netflix for new episodes this May, is making waves on Kickstarter thanks to two superfans, known simply as Jeff and Neil. The pair have completed a behind-the-scenes look at the show and are using the crowdsourcing site to raise $20,000 to cover licensing fees for exclusive photos from the series. They’ve raised more than 40% of the pledge amount with 27 days left to go. [Kickstarter]

Who knew a museum exhibit could break the box office? Well, apparently, it can if the subject of said opening is the one and only David Bowie. The “David Bowie is” showing at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, broke a record by selling 50,000 tickets… in advance! With that impact at a revered gallery, it’s no surprise that his first album in ten years, The Next Day, is number one on the UK charts. [Yahoo]

Once heralded as America’s sweetheart, silver screen star Debbie Reynolds is opening up about her rise, fall, and comeback in the world of Hollywood with a new book, Unsinkable. Available on April 2nd, the definitive memoir revisits her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor; memorable films with icons like Frank Sinatra; and how she acquired her enviable collection of industry memorabilia like vintage stills of Elvis Presley, Lena Horne, and more. [GLAM Inbox]