Star Scoop: J.K. Rowling Auctions Potter Backstories, Jennifer Lawrence Turns Blue, Madonna Chimes for Change


J.K. Rowling is sharing more Harry Potter secrets, but it’s not for a new book! The author has partnered with Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel, and more to annotate first editions of their classic tales with behind-the-book info, including how a bear was originally meant to represent Hufflepuff. The editions will be put up for auction with proceeds benefitting English PEN, a non-profit to protect writers and their work all over the world. [The Guardian]

While everyone’s gearing up for the next chapter of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence is looking a little blue. X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer was the first to share a snap of the star back in her scaly blue Mystique costume for the blockbuster that’s currently in production. While she might be blue, her character will see red when the movie hits theaters as he described her as “vengeful.” [Twitter]

After snapping up the Top Touring Artist Billboard award, her Madge-sty will grace another concert stage soon! Gucci has just announced that Madonna will be a presenter of The Sound of Change concert, which already boasts a roster of big names including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, John Legend, and Florence + the Machine. This concert will be a summer show no one will want to miss! [WWD]

Homie hopper? Keek? If those words confuse, don’t worry; they confuse Nicole Richie, too. The Fashion Star mentor spent some time with her sister Sofia and her friends to find out the latest slang as part of #CandidlyNicole series for AOL. Bulk up your urban vocabulary by checking out the video. [AOL]

You can expect to see a new addition to The Voice tonight, but it’s not a new contestant. Coach Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert will sing a duet dedicated to their home state of Oklahoma in light of the tragedy, asking viewers to donate to the Red Cross. While the name of the song has yet to be released, it will be a touching tribute; you won’t want to miss! [Entertainment Weekly]