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


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]