Star Scoop: Terry Richardson Goes Gaga, Steven Spielberg Grabs Grapes, Lebron James to Present at ESPYS

By  July 03, 2013

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Terry Richardson‘s latest lens subject is Lady Gaga eating a strawberry. It may not seem like the biggest news in the world, but considering Gaga’s slow return to the limelight following a tour-ending injury, we’ll grab whatever bits we can of Mother Monster. Richardson also tagged along with the “Born this Way” belter as she performed at the opening of NYC’s Gay Pride Celebration, shaved her had, and got glam for a secret shoot (that we’re hoping involves new tunes). [Terry's Diary]

If there’s any one who can bring a Great Depression-era, John Steinbeck novel to life, it’s Steven Spielberg. The Lincoln director is in talks with Dreamworks and the Steinbeck estate to acquire the rights to produce a Grapes of Wrath movie. The novel was originally adapted for film in 1940 when it earned director John Ford an Oscar, leading us to believe that if Spielberg succeeds, he could be in for more gold. [Huffington Post]

With The ESPYS just two weeks away, it’s only right that the ceremony slate NBA MVP LeBron James to present one of its top awards. James will honor Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts—a high school and college basketball star—with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for her “personal journey that has served as an inspiration to countless people as she has overcome life-threatening illnesses twice.” Ben Affleck has also been confirmed to attend, and will present Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father-son team who’ve run more than 1,000 races despite Rick’s cerebral palsy, with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. The ESPYS will be broadcast live on July 17 on ESPN. [GLAM Inbox]

Kanye West suffered an 80 percent decline in sales this week, leaving room for Wale to earn his first number one album on Billboard. With 158,000 units of The Gifted sold, the D.C. rapper took to Twitter to thank his fans. “Today is a day I want my fans to be extra proud. We have the #1 album in the country!!,” he wrote. “Came a long way and still goin (sic). So grateful!” [Billboard]

What do Jacki WeaverMarcia Gay HardenEmma Stone, and Colin Firth all have in common? Woody Allen. The quartet have all been tapped to star in the filmmaker’s latest project, an untitled film set in the South of France. Weaver and Harden are the latest to join the cast, which also includes 42‘s Hamish Linklater and Cold Mountain‘s Eileen Atkins. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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