Star Scoop: Chris Rock’s Top Five, Sarah Paulson’s #FBF, Here Comes the Queen


Vulture deems it “the talk of the Toronto International Film Festival” and now, we can see why. Here’s the trailer for Chris Rock’s new satire, Top Fiveabout a world-famous comedian looking to be taken seriously as an ac-torRosario DawsonKevin Hart, and Gabrielle Union also appear, and if this isn’t the funniest thing you’ve seen so far today, you might want to rethink your life. [Vulture]

Before she was starring as Siamese twins on television’s most-popular horror show, Sarah Paulson was just a 19-year-old eager to work with Kathleen Turner on Hallmark TV. Now that she’s reunited with another one of her acting idols, Jessica Lange (the pair starred together on Broadway in 2005’s The Glass Menagerie), Paulson has some advice for young actors looking to follow her lead. “Slow and steady wins the race,” she told Variety. “There’s nothing definable about me, so I don’t ever feel like I’ve gotten locked into one type of person that I play. I think you have a better shot at longevity if you can immerse yourself into different parts without anyone getting used to seeing you in a particular way.” [Variety]

Here comes the queen! Daytime talk show host Queen Latifah will host this year’s Hollywood Film Awards on November 14 when it airs on CBS for the first time in history. “Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer,” said ceremony founder Carlos de Abreu. “From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the Hollywood Film Awards.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

We haven’t seen Ashton Kutcher on screen since Jobs, and there are apparently no new features in the pipeline; but a new baby isn’t the only reason he’s been so low-key. Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments, co-founded with Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle is now valued at $150 million. The venture capital firm has stakes in Airbnb, Foursquare, Uber, Spotify, and Soundcloud, and is primed to grow even bigger now that Oseary is stepping into the music biz. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Movie tickets may be cheaper now than they were a few months ago (from $8.33 to $8.08), but the price is still higher than last year, when a seat at the theater averaged $7.84. Someone tell this to the folks in New York, where cozying up in front of the silver screen costs up to $15. [Deadline]

Is class in session for 23 Jump Street? Don’t hold your breath. When offering his take on the future of the franchise, Channing Tatum says it may be time to graduate. “College was the obvious next step for us,” he told USA Today. “We had to go there. I don’t know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enron? Or the government in D.C.? I feel like it’s all redundant. The big running joke of the second movie is this is just going to be bigger than the first time. I don’t know if that joke works three times so we’ll see.” [USA Today]