Star Scoop: Daft Punk Lands No. 1, John Mayer Studio Sessions, ‘Man of Steel’ Could Be Your U.N.C.L.E.


Led by the success of the Pharrell Williams-assisted “Get Lucky” veteran electronic dance duo Daft Punk earned their first number one album. Random Access Memories topped the Billboard 200 with an impressive 339,000 copies sold in its first week, a number that has only been trumped by Justin Timberlake's near-million comeback, The 20/20 Experience. [Billboard]

John Mayer's return to the mic isn't limited to this summer's Born and Raised tour. The guitar-thumping singer announced via Facebook that he's back in the studio, and this time, Mayer is sharing the recording process with fans in behind-the-scenes clips that will be released every Tuesday. [Rolling Stone]

Tom Cruise may not be an U.N.C.L.E., but there's a certain Man of Steel who's willing to take on the task. Henry Cavill is eyeing the lead role in Man From U.N.C.L.E. after Cruise dropped out of the project. If he signs on, Cavill will star alongside Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander for the adaptation. [Variety]

Princess Diana's biopic will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5 and we have a first look at Naomi Watts in the leading role. “I don't look like her and I'm certainly not impersonating her,” Watts said of the intimidating task. “I'm hoping to catch the essence of her.” Diana, which focuses on the royal's romantic relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan, will be released in the UK on September 20. [Daily Mail]

In just three days, one billion people will hear the Sound of Change from Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and more, as the Gucci initiative primes to air in 150 countries. TV Globo (Brazil), M6 (France), and Rotana (Middle East), are among the networks that will broadcast the show, while fans stateside can tune in to the spectacular at 9:00 p.m. EST on NBC. [Yahoo News]

The six actresses covering The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy roundtable cover were anything but dramatic, despite the roles they play on primetime television. Scandal's Kerry Washington was joined by Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Connie Britton (Nashville), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Kate Mara (House of Cards on Netflix), and Monica Potter (Parenthood) as they recounted their worst jobs and auditions gone wrong. [The Hollywood Reporter]