Star Scoop: Channing Tatum Eyeing X-Men, Welcome to the Carter Show, Made in America Goes to L.A.


Channing Tatum. MTV Movie Award Trailblazer. Magic Mike bust-a-mover. Newest member of the X-Men team?! Tatum told reporters that he met with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner to discuss taking on the role of Gambit in the franchise’s next installment, joking that he’s already started working on the character’s distinct New Orleans accent. [Huffington Post]

A combined 184 shows… and counting?! Though Jay Z and Beyoncé wrapped their global tours in January and March, respectively, rumor has it that the two will be bringing duets like “03 Bonnie & Clyde” and “Drunk in Love” on the road in a joint, 20-show, stadium tour. If this happens, we’ll be (there!) all night. [Billboard]

Whether or not the Carter show comes to a stadium near you, there’s still the Budweiser Made in America Festival to plan for. Luckily, for Angelenos, this year’s bow will be bicoastal. Jay Z announced in a press conference that the festival will take place, simultaneously, in its native Philadelphia and L.A. over Labor Day Weekend. The news faced opposition from groups of downtown L.A. residents who live near the proposed venue, but as City Council Supervisor Gloria Molina put it, “L.A. has 99 problems, but Jay Z and Budweiser Made in America ain’t one.” Clever. [L.A. Times]

Jonah PerettiBen SmithShane Smith, and Nick Denton: welcome to the fold. The four media entrepreneurs, of BuzzFeed, VICE Media, and Gawker fame, are the newest additions to The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in Media — New York list. They join the ranks of Anna WintourJimmy Fallon, and former mayor Michael Bloomberg as the driving forces of NYC’s media scene. [The Hollywood Reporter]

CBS is cutting the cord on Chelsea Handler’s alleged new role. Thanks to a cryptic Instagram post, fans started to believe that Handler’s “business meeting” at the network involved talks about replacing Craig Ferguson when he leaves The Late Late Show. Turns out, it was a “general meeting” with CBS’s syndication department. Whether this is true, or a ploy to avert our attention, we think it’s high time that a woman take on late night with The Big Three. [Vulture]