Star Scoop: Kim and Kanye’s Multimillion Dollar Buy, Ryan Lochte TV, Justin Bieber to Host ‘SNL’


Biebs! This one's for you. Your beloved leader, Justin Bieber is slated to host and perform on “Saturday Night Live.” While we're still wondering whether his on-again-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez will be there to cheer him on, our calendars are marked for his February 9 double duty gig. [ET Online]

We've got KimYe fever! First a whirlwind romance, then Kim Kardashian's confirmation that she and beau Kanye West have a baby on the way, and now this: the pair have bought an $11 million Bel Air mansion with renovations underway. We just want to know if their baby's nursery will rival Blue Ivy's million-dollar digs at the Barclays Center? [GlamNest]

Ryan Lochte is bringing his washboard abs (and possibly his blinged out grill) to reality television. The Olympian is set to star in E!'s What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, which follows the athlete's day-to-day life amid training and planning a clothing line. Can we get a “jeah” for that? [ABC News]

Three times may be a charm for some, but for legendary director Woody Allen, the magic number is 46. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired his 46th film, Blue Jasmine, set for release later this year. The “story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife,” Allen's latest stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, and Louis C.K. [Huffington Post]

Who is Katherine Webb? After last night's Bowl Championship Series game pitting Alabama against Notre Dame, she's Twitter's hottest star. The 2012 Miss Alabama USA winner is girlfriend to star quaterback AJ McCarron, and now, the object of thousands of guys' affection thanks to ESPN announcer Brent Musburger's smitten commentary. She started off Monday with little more than a few thousand followers and today, gained more than 100,000 more! Lucky for McCarron, Webb's first tweet this morning was to congratulate him on his big win. [Yahoo News]

Hollywood directors are ready to take center stage at the 65th annual Directors Guild of America awards dinner on February 2nd. Three-time winner Steven Spielberg will face-off with the award's first female recipient, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Tom Hopper (Les Miserables), and newcomer Ben Affleck whose Argo earned him a nomination. [Los Angeles Times]