Star Scoop: Gotye Wins Big at Aria Awards, Carrie Underwood’s Big Acting Break, Seth MacFarlane Bringing Film Students to the Oscars


It's no surprise that Gotye, the man who sang into our lives with “Somebody That You Used to Know,” is having a great year. After his sleeper hit became Spotify's most-streamed song,¬†he went on to rack up four awards at Australia's Aria awards, including album of the year for Making Mirrors. [Yahoo News]

Carrie Underwood has made her stamp as a country-singing superstar, but there's more in store for the blonde beauty: she's starring in the live performance of The Sound of Music to broadcast on NBC next year. Underwood will star as Maria von Trapp in the made-for-TV reprisal. [Los Angeles Times]

What happens when one of the best-selling authors of all time collaborates with an equally as impressive filmmaker? We'll find out now that CBS has ordered 13 episodes of Under the Dome, a series based on the namesake Stephen King novel and to be executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Dome, a sci-fi mini series about a small town that is cut off from the outside world after a clear dome appears over it, will debut summer 2013. [Huffington Post]

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is giving film students the chance to join him on stage as he hosts the 85th annual Academy Awards. Six winners from a joint contest between mtvU and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be chosen to present winners with their trophies during the February 24, 2013 ceremony. The writer made the reveal during a guest appearance at a UCLA class lecture, where he also hinted that Family Guy the movie will be coming to a theater near you. [Entertainment Weekly]