Star Scoop: Scarlett Johansson Eyes ‘Rodham,’ Michelle Rodriguez Revives Fast 6, Bridget Jones Gets New Diary

By  May 28, 2013

Is Scarlett Johansson eyeing a bid for the White House? Kinda. The Hitchcock head lady is the reported frontrunner for the title role in Hillary Rodham‘s biopic, Rodham. While director James Ponsoldt has yet to confirm or deny ScarJo’s involvement, he did speak on who he wants to fill the former Secretary of State’s on-screen shoes. “Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive,” he said. “I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.” [Vogue UK]

We roared when Letty came back from the dead on Fast & Furious 6, but Michelle Rodriguez said she had mixed feelings about her high-speed return. “First you feel this love, this warm, fuzzy feeling in your chest, where you’re like, ‘Wow, all that hard work I put into making Letty a respectable character, that work was appreciated,’ she said in an interview with New York Magazine‘s entertainment blog. “Then there’s… that sense of responsibility and massive amount of pressure… It was a mixture of emotions that I went through when I found out that the people wanted me back and that the studio was receptive to that.” [Vulture]

Bridget Jones is turning another page in her diary. The character is back in a third novel from author Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. The latest installment of Jones’s 1990′s tale will be released on October 10 in Britain and October 15 in the U.S. [Yahoo]

Entertainment Weekly is turning up the dial with its first radio spot. The Time Warner magazine launched Entertainment Weekly Radio on SiriusXM this morning with a Hugh Jackman interview followed by its weekday morning show starring Dalton Ross and Survivor alum Jenna Morasca. Here’s a full list of the station’s pop culture-centric offerings. [Entertainment Weekly]

CNN, BuzzFeed, and YouTube unite! The news network and viral destination are teaming up on YouTube videos and collaborative posts at CNN.com. “By pairing the journalistic strength and reach of the CNN brand with BuzzFeed’s unique editorial approach and young audience, our partnership will enable both organizations to engage new audiences,” said CNN Digital senior vice president K.C. Estenson. The project also includes plans for an L.A.-based BuzzFeed production studio where guests can create informal videos for the network. [Variety]

Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin are taking on the roles of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy in a new National Geographic telepic, Killing Kennedy, adapted from Bill O’Reillys best-seller of the same name. The drama, which also stars Michelle Tractenberg in her first Russian-speaking role, will debut this year during the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. [The Hollywood Reporter]