Star Scoop: Bradley Cooper Coups Director’s Chair, Diddy Does the Harlem Shake, Thirty Seconds to Mars Gets Spacey


Bradley Cooper may still be riding the wave of success from Silver Linings Playbook, but the Oscar-nominated actor is already on to his next big role: directing. Cooper is reportedly interested in directing himself in a remake of the 2011 German film, Kokowaah. [Vulture]

Although the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy was born in Harlem and knows the original Harlem shake pretty well, the media mogul says he's not put off by the current “Harlem Shake” meme soundtracked by Baauer's massive electronic hit. “Any time people are dancing, especially in this day and age when everybody's trying to be so cool, and people are letting loose, letting off some steam, I agree with it,” the Bad Boy exec told MTV News. Who knows, maybe he'll be able to use the song to promote his new water, AQUAhydrate, with Mark Walhberg? [MTV]

Thirty Seconds to Mars is taking its name literal with the band's latest move. The Jared Leto-fronted ensemble will send their new single, “Up In The Air” into space tomorrow morning at 10:10 a.m. on a SpaceX rocket. Really! [CNN]

The haunting, spine-tingling tale of fictional villain Hannibal Lecter is coming to a small screen near you with NBC's newest thriller, Hannibal. Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne will star as foils to one of the scariest figures in film history, Lecter, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Set your DVRs for the saga's April 4th premiere. [ET Online]

Ever wonder what happened to the lost Superman movie? You know, Tim Burton's 1998 Superman Lives movie that was supposed to star Nicholas Cage as the Man of Steel? A new documentary has all the answers. [Huffington Post]