Star Scoop: Ansel Elgort Doesn’t Want to Disappear, U2 is Saving Music, Matthew McConaughey Won’t Strip Down


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Newsflash Ansel Elgort: if you disappeared tomorrow, there’s a legion of teenaged girls who would lose their minds, despite what your character in Men, Women & Children thinks. A new trailer for the Jason Reitman drama has landed with Jennifer Garner channeling an over-protective mom and Adam Sandler in the midst of stepping out on his equally-duplicitous better half. We’re still thinking of Elgort, though. [Vulture]

Sorry to disappoint, but Matthew McConaughey isn’t stripping down to his skivvies anymore. Well, at least as Dallas in the anticipated sequel to 2012’s Magic MikeGreg Jacobs, who is directing the XXL installment of the franchise, confirmed that the Oscar winner won’t reprise his role, but promises that the project will be “different enough that once you see it you’ll understand why we made a sequel.” A few shirtless Channing Tatum moments will just have to do. [Indiewire]

If you were surprised when U2’s Songs of Innocence magically appeared in your music library, think again. The band, and Apple, have something bigger in store. The foursome, who was paid by Apple to distribute its album to 500 million iTunes users for free, is working on a special project to develop a new digital music format that will ensure all artists, especially smaller ones, get compensated for their work. [TIME]

We’ve waited two long, hard years, for the follow-up to Kendrick Lamar’s critically-acclaimed good kid m.A.A.d. city. As soon as next week, that wait may be over. The Compton-bred emcee unveiled the cover art for a new single, “i,” on Twitter, which will reportedly drop within the next seven days. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lamar offered more bits on the elusive LP, saying it will be filled with “aggression and emotion,” and, like his debut, have minimal input from featured acts. “I have so much to say! It’s almost selfish of me.” [MTV]

Grumpy Cat—finally—has a voice. Lifetime announced that Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza will voice the meme-friendly feline for its live-action TV movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Though she was 81 years old at the time of her death, her friends, colleagues, and admirers say that Joan Rivers still had plenty more life to live. Her home network, E!, will do its best to share those moments with us tomorrow in an all-day tribute to Rivers, culminating in an episode of Fashion Police hosted by her daughter, Melissa. [Los Angeles Times]