Star Scoop: 22 Jump Street Goes to Space, A Sam Smith Christmas, TIME Announces Its Person(s) of the Year


22 Jump Street takes on… alien refugees? In a series of leaked emails from Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal, the studio is considering a Channing TatumJonah Hill crossover with Men in Black. Though Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will reportedly have small roles in the mashup, Pascal dubbed the idea “clean and powerful and rad.” [Wall Street Journal]

Sam Smith never fails to mesmerize with his rich, haunting timbre. That said, his rendition of holiday classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” is sure to top our seasonal playlist. [YouTube]

It isn’t Beyoncé. Or Taylor Swift. Not even Kim Kardashian’s attempt at breaking the Internet earned the accolade. TIME announced its person of the year from a shortlist that included Ferguson protestors, Russian president Vladimir Putin, and the first openly-gay CEO, Apple chief Tim Cook. The victor, or victors, though, were crowned for their heroic hearts: the Ebola fighters. [TIME]

Meet Bonnie Hammer: chairman of NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group and the most-powerful woman in Hollywood. As consumers cut the cord and lean toward online streaming, here’s what she has to say about shaking up cable TV. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Amy Poehler is joy. For reals. The SAG-nominated Parks and Recreation actress will channel the emotion inside the head of a preteen girl named Riley for Pixar’s Inside Out. Here’s the first trailer, where we get a peak at what goes on inside of her parent’s minds, and the five key emotions that run the show. [Vulture]

We’re still waiting on the day when Stephen Colbert officially takes over The Late Show. As for David Letterman, he will bid his final late-night adieu on May 20, 2015. “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Rumor has it that Diddy and Drake’s Art Basel scuffle had something to do with one of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year. The latter’s Grammy-nominated “0 to 100” reportedly belonged to Diddy first, a claim he asserted in an expletive-laced video from TMZ. And yes, there is a #DiddyBop. [Stereogum]

Wake me up! Avicii has the most-Shazamed song of all time. Kanye voice. [Billboard]