Star Scoop: Taylor Swift Makes us ‘Wonder,’ Jay-Z Gets Universal, ‘Extra’ Entertains Through 2017

By  April 09, 2013

Blunt bangs, a red lip, and heavily-lined eyes have become as indicative of Taylor Swift as her poppy love songs. On the cover of Wonderland magazine’s April/May 2013 issue, though, she sheds her normal beauty steeze for a “heart-to-heart” with the glossy on success, the media, and how she pens a love song. [The Cut]

While his wife Beyoncé is running the world on her “Grown Woman” flow, Jay-Z isn’t too far behind. The rapper-turned-media mogul is not only expanding his Roc Nation imprint to represent athletes (first up is New York Yankee Robinson Cano), but also signing on with Universal Music Group. This new partnership will end Roc Nation’s four-year contract with Sony, Universal’s top competitor, and bring on Roc Nation artists like Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, and Timbaland into the fold. [New York Times]

What’s bringing Mr. “Suit & Tie” to the White House? A little Memphis soul! Justin Timberlake, a native Tennessean, will be joining Al Green, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, and others for a celebration of the city’s music scene tonight in the East Room of President Barack Obama‘s abode. Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama led students from 16 schools in a workshop on the birthplace of Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Stax Records in an educational kick off to the “In Performance at the White House” series. Tune in to PBS next Tuesday for a recap of tonight’s landmark showcase. [Yahoo News]

If you’re as obsessed with Mario Lopez‘s dimples as we are, smile on; we’ll be seeing them for another four years, at least. The Saved by the Bell alum and Extra co-host Maria Menounos will continue their stint on the entertainment news show through the 2016-2017 TV season. Extra clocks in as the second-longest running celebrity news show behind Entertainment Tonight. [Hollywood Reporter]

Glee fans, rejoice! There’s hope, still, that Oxygen’s The Glee Project will be back on the air next season, despite cancellation rumors. A show representative revealed that it has not been pulled from the network’s lineup, although a renewal is still pending. [Vulture]