Star Scoop: Selena Gomez Announces World Tour, Carey Mulligan’s New Classic Role, ‘Oblivion’ Breaks International Box Office

By  April 15, 2013

With her “Come & Get It” debut unveiled at last night’s MTV Movie Awards, Selena Gomez continues to make her fans happy with the announcement of a 56-city tour. The pop songstress and Spring Breakers star will kick off her first solo showcase, the Stars Dance World Tour, on August 14th in Vancouver. [Hollywood Reporter]

From her VOGUE May 2013 cover to her approaching The Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes, Carey Mulligan is making us all lean towards Roaring Twenties style. And she’s keeping in line with that classic vein for her next role as Bathsheba Everdene in an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 tale Far From The Madding Crowd.  [VOGUE UK]

Newcomer Chadwick Boseman hit a home run with the weekend premiere of 42 stateside, but overseas, Tom Cruise came out on top. His science-fiction flick, Oblivion, dominated internationally with a $61.1 million opening in 52 countries. We’ll be able to find out if Cruise can knock Boseman’s baseball biopic out of the park when it hits domestic theaters this Friday, April 19th. [Huffington Post]

It took Rob Thomas less than 24 hours to raise $2 million to fund a film version of his CW classic Veronica Mars. Now that his Kickstarter campaign has ended, the project has pulled in more than double that amount: $5.7 million. That figure makes the Kristen Bell-led movie the third-highest earning project in Kickstarter history. [Vulture]

Jay-Z‘s “Open Letter” isn’t the only record fueling celebrity talk on the U.S.’s embargo against Cuba. Pitbull, a first-generation Cuban-American, chimed in on the Carters’s five-year anniversary trip to Cuba with his own reprisal of the three-minute track, educating fans of political turmoil in his home country and siding with Jay and wife Beyoncé on their cultural people-to-people trip to the island. [MTV]