Star Scoop: Bryan Cranston Meets Your Mother, Halle Berry Packs Personality, Lorde Leaps to Number One


Bryan Cranston’s days as a drug peddler may be over, but he’ll be breaking in to more light-hearted territory soon. The Emmy nominee will reprise his role as Hammond Druthers on the final season of How I Met Your Mother. [Entertainment Weekly]

Better late than never: One of Halle Berry’s lesser-known works will finally see the light of day. Frankie & Alice, a 2010 Cannes debut starring Berry as a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, has been picked up by Codeblack Films and given an April 4, 2014 release date. [Deadline]

Six days after singing sensation Lorde took Miley Cyrusnumber-one spot on iTunes, the 16-year-old is letting fans stream her debut album, Pure Heroine. Take my word for it—the 10-track disc featuring “Tennis Court,” “Glory and Gore,” and “Royals” is worth a buy. [MTV]

Since you’re streaming, get a first listen to HAIM’s Days Are Gone and Icona Pop’s international debut. [NPR, Spotify]

This is happening: a Google Hangout with Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, and Ed Westwick. Today at 6:00 p.m. EST, stars of Relativity Media’s Romeo & Juliet will answer fan questions about the adaptation. Submit your inquiries on Twitter using #RomeoJulietChat or by leaving a comment here. [GLAM Inbox]

A wise woman once said: “Thigh boots are especially sexy and glamorous, especially if you do wear them with a short skirt… It’s a good look.” Said wise woman is supermodel Kate Moss and those words have been forever immortalized on DJ Brendan Fallis’ electro track “Day & Night.” [Vogue UK]

If there’s one thing to look forward to from Alec Baldwin’s October 11 debut on MSNBC it’s drama. “I want exciting, fizzy, dynamic people,” he said about his new late-night spot. “I want interesting people. I want controversial people. I don't want to get a bunch of wonks together and just wonk-ify some issue.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kermit the Frog is getting some much-needed company at the National Museum of American History. Miss Piggy, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, and the Cookie Monster are among 20 artifacts that the Henson family donated to the institute in honor of the late Jim Henson’s birthday. [USA Today]