Star Scoop: Community Turns Six, Derek Hough Done Dancing, First Look at Hateful Eight!


The season six trailer for Community looks… familiar. The cult favorite, which was revived for streaming via Yahoo Screen, is being promoted with a blast from the past. Instead of previewing new footage of the series, the tease gives a look back at the show up until this point. And, it’s being branded as “the world’s first bionic show.” [Vulture]

Derek Hough is hanging up his dancing shoes. The Dancing with the Stars mainstay will flex his acting skills on season three of Nashville. He’ll play a movie star by the name of Noah West (nicknamed Nori?), who “ lands a lead role in a famous country singer’s biopic” and ends up in the middle of Music City. Meta, much? [Deadline]

Speaking of teasers, we have word that the first look at Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight will bow before his friend Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Here’s the kicker: the Sin City sequel will premiere on August 22… while filming for Hateful Eight won’t start until early next year. We’d love to see how this turns out. [Variety]

The block party may have passed, but we’re not done celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. Neither is Beats Music. The company—now a formal union between Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Apple—produced a 22-minute documentary about the classic BK-bred film with Lee revisiting its landmark Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Watch it here. [The Verge]

Stop calling Ariana Grande a mini-Mariah Carey. In her new Billboard magazine cover story, the 21-year-old belter dispels that title while branching off into the world of futuristic pop, opening up about her sardonic character, and reveling in a Freddy Krueger-filled past. [Billboard]

Men are gaining ground on Orange is the New Black. It’s been confirmed that comedian Mike Birbiglia is settling in to the cell block, though no more details on his character have emerged. [TIME]