Star Scoop: Taylor Swift Turns ’22,’ Justin Timberlake Back to TV, Cate Blanchett Gets ‘Cancer’ News

By  March 13, 2013

Although she’s really 23, country crooner Taylor Swift premiered the video for “22″ today on Good Morning America, the fifth single from her multi-platinum album Red. Swift shot the video last month in Malibu with her real-life friends (no actors here!), and of course, there are plenty of pops of Swifts favorite hue in the SoCal clip. [ABC News]

Beyoncé isn’t the only one who can make a buzzed-about return to the world of music. With a Jay-Z backed first single, a Saturday Night Live gig, Timberweek on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Legends of Summer tour, and iTunes album stream, Justin Timberlake is taking no prisoners this time around. And if that wasn’t enough, the “Pusher Lover Girl” singer is airing a TV special the night of his album drop. Target Presents The iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Justin Timberlake will air March 19th on the CW at 9:00 p.m. [Huffington Post]

This announcement won’t be easy, so we’re going to get straight to it: Cate Blanchett has cancer. But in a very good way. The SK-II spokeswoman is developing a new series for HBO based on Marisa Acocella Marchetto‘s memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story. Blanchett will serve as the show’s star and executive producer. We just have to wonder if we can add it to our Sunday lineup before or after Girls. [Vulture]

First there was The Wizard of Oz, now it’s Beauty and the Beast‘s turn to get a Disney makeover. The 1991 original is set to be remade into a live-action, much like current blockbuster hit Oz: The Great and Powerful. Joe Ahearne is reported to be writing the script with Guillermo Del Toro directing and Emma Watson suggested to take on the role of Belle. [Entertainment Weekly]

If you want first dibs on Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj‘s respective collections for KMart, then Shop Your Way. Fans can join the online shopping community where members will be the first to purchase pieces from their collections, get behind-the-scenes access to their design processes, and be entered for a chance to meet Levine or win a signed guitar from the Maroon 5 frontman. [GLAM Inbox]

Still hoping for the return of Kristen Bell as private investigator-extraodrinaire Veronica Mars? Well according to the star of The CW cult hit, Mars could be back in action as a movie if fans donate enough money to fund the project on Kickstarter. Series creator Rob Thomas started a campaign on the site to raise $2 million for the production the Veronica Mars movie which, if pledged, could be seen as soon as next spring. With donation amounts ranging from $10 to $10,000 (for a speaking role in the film), the project has already earned more than $1.4 million in fan backing! [Entertainment Weekly]