Star Scoop: Diddy Revolts with Time Warner Cable, Behind the MDNA Tour, Remembering James Gandolfini


He's conquered music, business, fashion, and lifestyle. Come fall, Sean Diddy” Combs will do the same with your television sets. No, the Bad Boy mogul isn't returning to his MTV reality show roots. He's launching a new network, Revolt TV. Today, Combs announced that he inked a distribution deal with Time Warner Cable, making the music and culture-based channel available to new customers. “This is a landmark distribution deal that demonstrates Time Warner Cable’s commitment to bringing a platform for music artists and fans to their subscribers,” Combs said in a statement. “It positions Revolt to come out of the gate strong, and we look forward to igniting the passion of initial audiences across the U.S.” Revolt TV also has a deal with Comcast. [Huffington Post]

Welcome to the MDNA show, where Madonna tears, Jean Paul Gaultier sex appeal, and a 12-year-old touring mate are here to entertain. At least according to the cameleon's new documentary, Madonna: The MDNA Tour. The film recounts her grueling tour schedule and desire to “bring people up” by pushing through exhausting performances—a mindset that made her sold-out show the top tour of 2012. [New York Magazine]

The entertainment world was rocked and saddened yesterday when news of James Gandolfini's untimely death spread. Today, two of his fellow Sopranos castmates, Edie Falco and Michael Imperioli, released statements about their friend and former colleague. “He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words,” Falco said. She later added that “the love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I’ve ever known.” Imperioli noted Gandolfini's rare “generosity, loyalty, and compassion” which made it a “pleasure and a privilege” to bring Tony Soprano and the rest of the cast to life. Gandolfini was just 51 years old. [Entertainment Weekly]

To further commemorate the iconic pop culture figure, revisit ten of Gandolfini's greatest moments as Tony Soprano on the critically-acclaimed HBO hit. [The Hollywood Reporter]

It's been just two days since the release of Kanye West's Yeezus, but it's already clear that he will rule in first-week sales. Experts cite, however, that he may not reach the 500,000+ mark that was initially projected; instead, his sixth LP will most likely peak at 380,000 in sales. His closest contender, J. Cole, is expected to come in second place with at least 270,000 units of Born Sinner sold; if so, he will have beat Cole World: The Sideline Story in sales but not in ranking (it was number one its first week). We guess that's the chance you take when you go (against) West. [Billboard]

Woody Harrelson is all about his paper. Eco-friendly paper, that is. Yesterday, the Hunger Games star launched Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc., a 15-year conception that probed for a solution to paper waste. The result: Step Forward Paper, a brand composed of wheat-straw waste and wood fiber that Harrleson claims is “going to be great for our future.” [Yahoo News]