Star Scoop: Selena Gomez Stops Dancing, Katy Perry on KimYe in Love, Ellen Dances into Oscar Season

By  December 20, 2013

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Stars Dance, but even they sit out for a song or two. Selena Gomez has cancelled the upcoming Asian and Australian legs of her tour, leaving fans in Japan, China, Singapore, Brisbane, and Sydney without a new date. “My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” she said in a statement released through Live Nation. “But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.” If you remember, back in August she also told Us Weekly that her first album would be her last for a while. [Billboard]

It’s no “Drunk in Love,” but Katy Perry thinks her lovefest with John Mayer in “Who You Love” is realer than KimYe’s in “Bound 2.” “I thought our response was a little bit more authentic because my hair was blowing in the right direction,” Perry jokingly said in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres show, where Kanye West ironically debuted his video. [Huffington Post]

From Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime show to her late night gig: The host extraordinaire is giving movie buffs our first look at the 2014 Oscars in a Paul Feig-directed promo where “everyone gets to go to the Oscars.” [CNN]

After nine seasons, the saga of How I Met Your Mother will officially come to an end. The series’ hourlong finale will air at 8:00 p.m. on March 31, 2014. Its time slot will be filled by Friends With Better Livesa sitcom about a group of divorced, engaged, and single comrades who are “secretly questioning if their friends have it better.” [Variety]

We all know how Harry Potter’s story ends, but now, J.K. Rowling wants to show us how it began. The author is teaming up with theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender for a stage play that will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Is this is end? The same week that Simon Cowell confirmed Demi Lovato‘s departure from X Factor, the show’s finale suffered a 45 percent viewership drop from last year’s closer. [The Hollywood Reporter]