Star Scoop: Adam Levine is NBC’s New Man, Marion Cotillard Gets Dark with David Bowie, Hamlet Role for Leo?
Adam Levine’s partnership with NBC is extending beyond The Voice. Maroon 5’s leading man has inked a one-year deal with the entertainment network to develop scripted and unscripted shows alongside band manager Jordan Feldstein. “It would be impossible to quantify Adam’s influence and importance to the success of The Voice” said Paul Telegdy, head of NBC’s alternative division. “Given those enormous contributions, we’re very anxious to work with him and Jordan to see what future shows they develop that can find a home here at NBC.” [Variety]
Marion Cotillard has gone from Christian Dior to David Bowie. The French actress stars as a prostitute with stigmata in Bowie’s “The Next Day” video. The controversial clip was directed by Flori Sigismondi and also features a cameo from Gary Oldman. [Vogue UK]
The dynamic Baz Luhrmann–Leonardo DiCaprio duo may not stop at The Great Gatsby. Luhrmann is eyeing his Romeo + Juliet lead as the title star in a new adaptation of Hamlet, but for now, “it’s just a dream,” he says. [Blackbook Magazine]
Maria Sharapova is the first star to convince Esquire Latin America to play doubles. The tennis pro landed twin covers of the magazine’s June 2013 issue, where she dishes on her Sugarpova venture and her fashion favorites. [E! Online]
The trailer for Lee Daniels’ The Butler is out and it’s serving up a star-studded cast. The historical biopic tells the story of White House butler Eugene Allen, who served there for 34 years. Forest Whitaker takes the lead role, while Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Mariah Carey, and Robin Williams round out the stellar ensemble cast. [Huffington Post]
If you’re someone who is always ready for some football, get ready for a little Carrie fever. American Idol alum Carrie Underwood has signed on to sing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football show. [USA Today]
Just call her money-making Madonna. The pop royal sold a famed Fernand Léger painting yesterday for a staggering $7.2 million at New York’s Sotheby’s auction. The 1921 original, Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge, was estimated to be worth $5-$7 million. [L.A. Times]