Star Scoop: Flawless is On Top, James Bond’s New Battle, Andre 3000… a Sellout?!


TIME did what any sensible authority would do when crowning the top music moments of 2014: gave the number one spot to Queen Bey. It named the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Flawless” remix the best song of the year, citing its “sheer star power” as a defining factor. Others that made the list include Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Tinashe’s “2 On,” and FuturePusha TPharrell collab, “Move That Dope.” [TIME]

From Skyfall to Sceptre. James Bond 24 finally has an official name…and car: the Aston Martin DB10. Sceptre was dubbed after “the international criminal syndicate Bond battled throughout the '60s and '70s,” and will star Daniel CraigNaomie Harris, and newcomers Christoph WaltzLéa Seydoux, and Monica Bellucci. We can hear Adele singing a “Sceptre” tune now. [Vulture]

We stanked OutKast smelly much after their summer 2014 reunion tour, especially since it got André 3000 back out into the spotlight. He, however, wasn’t too fond of the comeback. “I didn’t want to do the tour,” he said in an interview with The Fader. “We hadn’t performed in 10 years. It was old songs… [I felt] like a sellout.” We, 3 Stacks, have to disagree. [The Fader]

You listened—literally—and NPR is answering your call. Popular crime podcast, Serial, has been picked up for a second season thanks to fan donations and sponsorships. Producers say they don’t know when it will air, or even what it will be about, but it. Is. Happening! [Vulture]

Could Denzel Washington be teaming with a guardian of the galaxy? Chris Pratt is in talks to join Washington in Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven remake. The drama will follow “seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws,” which should suit Pratt just fine. [Variety]

Hollywood has joined in on the topic of race and police brutality after controversial grand jury decisions surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Here, Jon Stewart, brilliantly adds his two cents to the conversation. [The Hollywood Reporter]