Star Scoop: Tina and Amy’s Two-Year Coup, ScarJo Strives for Oscars History, Blasting Britney Jean

By  October 15, 2013

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Funny gals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be turning up for the Golden Globes twice more. The side-splitting pair, who upped viewership of this year’s ceremony by 28 percent, are confirmed to host the annual awards show through 2015. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Voicing her way to victory? She may not make an actual appearance in Spike Jonze‘s Her, but Scarlett Johansson‘s role as the voice of an operating system has critics buzzing over a potential Academy Award nomination. [Wall Street Journal]

The name of Britney Spears’ eighth studio album… is her own. The “Work B____” singer announced that the “personal album” would be entitled Britney Jean, after her given name. So no, it has nothing to do with the late Michael Jackson. [CNN]

Lena Dunham‘s love affair with SXSW is going strong. After debuting short films Creative Nonfiction (2009) and Tiny Furniture (2010) then introducing the world to four Girls in 2012, the media multihyphenate will be returning to next year’s festival as a keynote speaker. [Huffington Post]

It’s a boy! Ivanka Trump and her husband  Jared Kushner brought home their second child on Monday, baby brother to their two-year-old tot Arabella Rose. [Entertainment Weekly]

Attention advertisers: if you want to run a spot during The Big Bang Theory, then you better have some big bucks. The CBS sitcom charges $326,260 per 30-second commercial, beating out the likes of The VoiceModern Family, and The Simpsons by more than $60,000. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Could Joseph Gordon Levitt and Paul Rudd be shrinking down to size? Both actors are reportedly in the running to star in Marvel’s 2015 feature film Ant-Man, about the fictional Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ Pym who alters his size, controls ants through a special antenna helmet, and goes on to become a founding member of the Avengers superhero alliance. [Variety]

In other casting news, Dwayne Johnson has been tapped as a rescue-chopper pilot searching for his daughter after a catastrophic earthquake hits California in San Andreas. [Deadline]

ICYMI: Justin Bieber‘s bodyguards carried him up the Great Wall of China. So he could shoot a music video. [Vulture]