Star Scoop: Coldplay Wins 2014 (So Far!), Hard Knocks and High Hair, Reading Rainbow Rebooted


Coldplay has dropped the fastest-selling album of 2014… so far. The band’s latest effort, Ghost Stories, sold 383,000 albums in its first week, the largest opener for an act since Beyoncé’s self-titled December 2013 release moved 617,000 copies. [Billboard]

Armani Junior Quvenzhané Wallismay know little of hard knocks in real life, but title character Annie, who she’ll play opposite Jamie Foxx this December, does. We’ve got a look at the extended trailer of the reboot, and it looks like a feel-good time. [Huffington Post]

Kickstarter saves the day—againLeVar Burton used the crowdfunding site to raise $1 million to “bring Reading Rainbow back for every child, everywhere.” With 43,231 backers, the project has surpassed its goal with a grand total of $1.94 million raised, with another month to go! Burton and company will use the investment to develop a web service that will “be able to make the Reading Rainbow library available on more of the devices modern kids use to consume content.” [Vulture]

We know you’re sick of all things #KimyeWedding. But this juicy, probably purported, piece on nuptial antics—a Bieber fan being transported to the hospital, Kanye sawing bars in half, Kim disconnecting the venue from electricity—makes us (almost) wish we there. [Page Six]

Stacey Dash has joined Fox News as a contributor. Of course. Network executives praise her for having “distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers.” Of course. [Entertainment Weekly]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, take two. Cast and crew from the 2002 original are teaming up again, this time for the “reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again.” Nia Vardalos, who wrote the one-woman play that inspired the film and went on to star in the movie, will pen the sequel’s script. [The Hollywood Reporter]

NBC is bailing out on Community, but the much-loved series may have found a new home on Hulu Plus. The streaming service is in talks to revive the show for a sixth season, though no formal negotiations have been laid out. We’ll wait. [Vulture]

It’s official. The ink has dried on the Apple—Beats by Dre deal. Apple bought the company for a cool $3 billion, in a deal that includes its music-streaming service, headphone biz, and the act of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine joining the Apple team. [Wall Street Journal]