Star Scoop: Justin Timberlake Boosts 'SNL' Ratings, Brooke Shields Gives Her 'View,' Ellen DeGeneres is Renewed

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In expected fashion, Justin Timberlake not only hosted, guest starred, and performed for Saturday Night Live, he also gave a major ratings boost to the late-night comedy hour. In fact, SNL's March 9th run garnered its best ratings in over a year, since Charles Barkley and Kelly Clarkson appeared on the January 7, 2012 episode. Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Candice Bergen, Andy Samberg, and Jay-Z also made appearances during the "Suit & Tie" singer's show. [MTV]

With news that Joy Behar is out on The View, the rumor mill is spinning with who will replace the 16-year vet. And reportedly, Brooke Shields is a top contender. A former model and actress, Shields has been brought on as a co-host before, along with hosting gigs at Good Morning America and the Today Show. [People]

Someone who's not leaving daytime television anytime soon is comedian extraordinaire, Ellen Degeneres. Her namesake talk show, Ellen, has been renewed by NBC through 2017 and will air on a total of 189 stations. [Yahoo News]

From buzzworthy EPs and a MAC lipstick to Twitter rants and a T by Alexander Wang campaign, Azealia Banks is finally giving us a first listen of her debut album. The 21-year-old Harlem native's title track, "Yung Rapunxel" was released earlier this morning, with cover art that will give her fans a lot to talk about. [Entertainment Weekly]

Comic book junkies, rejoice! Marvel Entertainment—home to X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Avengers—is set to release digital first copies of more than 700 magazines this Sunday. Thanks to a new Marvel app, smartphone, laptop, and tablet users can download these rare releases from $1.99-$3.99. [Huffington Post]

Fans of Fashion Star can fête the new season of the NBC reality series VIP-style with the fine folks at DailyCandy. On March 15 and May 10, DailyCandy and Suave Professionals are hosting a Suave Shine Suite viewing party where fans of Fashion Star can get a new hairdo, meet contestants, peruse designs from seasons 1 and 2 of the show, and win Fashion Star creations from Macy's, Express, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Tickets for the exclusive event are available today on a first-come basis, so log on to Eventbrite for your RSVP. [GLAM Inbox]