Star Scoop: Beyonce Radio, Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Gangster, Clooney Pops Up at Comic-Con


One radio station’s downfall is a Beyoncéfan’s treasure. Her native Houston News 92 FM radio station is shutting down and being revived with tunes solely from the Queen. “In looking to make a transition, we go back to what we know,” said Radio One representative Yashima Azilove. “We know urban radio. We’re in Houston, the combination seemed like a winning one.” [Billboard]

Catherine Zeta-Jones has gone gangster. She’s been cast as infamous drug lord Griselda Blanco in Eva Sørhaug’s The Godmother. Blanco was a notorious member of the Medellin Cartel in 1970s and 1980s Miami, whose ruthlessness earned her monikers like La Madrina, the Black Widow, and the Cocaine Godmother. No wonder Jada Pinkett Smith sought her for Gotham inspo. [Deadline]

Just a week-and-a-half after his wedding to Amal AlamuddinGeorge Clooney cut his honeymoon short for a surprise appearance at Comic-Con… his first in 20 years. The pop-up was in support of his new Disney film, Tomorrowland, which will land in theaters next May. [USA Today]

You know her as Ellen Pompeo’s mom. And James Franco’s. And even Gwyneth Paltrow’s. Emmy-nominated actress Kate Burton’s storied career includes 16 spots as a mom to 16 famous characters, and, with her season 11 return to Grey’s Anatomy as parent to Meredith Grey, she’s recounting instances with her on-screen children. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bryan Cranston has gone undercover. He’s reuniting with his The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman for The Infiltrator, a drama about “a real-life customs agent who spent five years undercover investigating Colombian drug cartels.” [The A.V. Club]

Something told us this day was coming, but we wanted no parts of it. Now, after seven months of separation, Paula Patton has filed for divorce from philanderingRobin Thicke. We guess that album—which sold less than 27,000 copies—didn’t help Thicke’s case. [CNN]

On a lighter note, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes named their baby girl Esmerelda Amada Gosling. [ELLE]