Star Scoop: Taylor Swift is the ‘New Girl,’ Barbara Walters Bids Adieu to TV, Sean Combs is Hip-Hop’s Richest

By  March 28, 2013

America’s country sweetheart, Taylor Swift, is about to put down her guitar—and Red microphone—for a stint on TV. She’ll be making a cameo on the season finale of Fox hit New Girl, starring as an “important guest” at Cece and Shivrang’s nuptials. Catch Swift’s turn at comedy on May 14th. [Entertainment Weekly]

As Swift makes a television debut, another celebrity is preparing for her small screen exit: Barbara Walters. The venerable broadcast journalist and one-fourth of The View will be handing over her microphone for good in May 2014. Walters’ retirement is expected to include a televised retrospective to commemorate her 52 years in front of the camera. [Deadline]

From one media giant to another, we present Sean P. DiddyCombs, the now-richest man in hip-hop. Combs, whose net worth totals a staggering $580 million, tops Forbes’ annual countdown for the second year in a row. Jay-Z comes in at number two with a $475 million net worth, while Beats by Dre producer Dr. Dre clocks in at number three with $350 million. [Rolling Stone]

Britney Spears and L.A. Reid may be out at Simon Cowell‘s X-Factor, but Demi Lovato is for sure returning for season three of the Fox singing competition. “I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” Cowell said to E! “She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year.” [E! Online]

CNN is bringing something new to morning television. Chris Cuomo, of Good Morning America fame will join The Situation Room co-anchor Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira from KTLA Morning News in LA this spring when the show first airs from New York City. [CNN]

The Kings of Comedy are back. Martin Scorsese‘s 1983 dark comedy starring Robert De Niro, will be restored to close out this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, which opens April 17th and closes out on April 27th. [Yahoo News]

It’s a girl for GIRLS actress Shiri Appleby. The former Roswell star gave birth to her first child Saturday, with fiancé Jon Shook, who runs Animal restaurant in Los Angeles. [ABC News]