Star Scoop: CAA Catches Up with Lupita, ‘Pretty Hurts’ Was Meant for Bey, VH1 is Being Made Over


Lupita Nyong’o has had quite the A-list debut. From stealing the fashion industry’s heart, to winning an Oscar, and becoming the new face of Lancôme, she wears her It-girl title well. Now, as the newest talent on the CAA roster—home to Jessica Chastain and Marion Cotillard—we’d bet that her next role will be even bigger. [The Hollywood Reporter]

A heart-pumping dance class isn’t the only way to channel the Queen Bey. Checking and responding to emails in a timely fashion will put you closer to Parkwood Entertainment than you know. Singer-songwriter Sia revealed in an exclusive with The New York Times that “Pretty Hurts” ended up in Beyoncé’s hands—and on her unparalleled fifth album—after Katy Perry missed an email about it and Rihanna’s management sat on the song for too long. As Katy put it to Sia via text, “It was meant to be with Beyoncé, of course.” [Vulture]

VH1’s new programming chief is laying down the law… and laying off employees. Susan Levison, who’s been at the network for little more than a year, led a restructuring of its New York development team, resulting in 10 departures. “It’s imperative we accurately structure our teams to deliver the content that our growing number of viewers want from VH1 today,” a spokesperson said, adding that the shift was due to a ratings upswing and cross platform development. [The Hollywood Reporter]

From Saving Private Ryan to The Terminal, and now, this. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are joining forces again, this time for a thriller about real-life attorney James Donovan who negotiated the release of an American pilot during the Cold War. [Variety]

It’s officialJay Z and Beyoncé are making all of our summer dreams come true and hitting the road for a 20-city stadium tour. Hopefully, with Blue Ivy and her bun in tow. [Billboard]

Netflix is raising its streaming service prices for new members an astounding… dollar or two. The company recently upped Ireland’s monthly rates from €6.99 to €7.99 and will be introducing the bump to existing customers in two years. Which, as it remains, is a drop in the $200-plus bucket I spend every month on a cable service that shall remain nameless. [Vulture]