Star Scoop: KimYe Gets Courted, Star Wars Announces New Cast, Glam Media is Now Mode Media!
They may not be set to walk down the aisle until late May, but sources say Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will say “I Do” later this week. According to the ever-reputable TMZ (ha!), the Vogue cover stars already have their marriage license and will have a court official legally bind their union at home in the days to come. [New York Magazine]
May the force be with you… Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, and Daisy Ridley too. The emerging screen stars are among seven new actors who will be joining original Star Wars players Harrison Ford, Carry Fisher, and Mark Hamill for Episode VII. “It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again,” said director J.J. Abrams in a statement. “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.” [MTV]
Glam Media gets a makeover! Today, at New York City’s second annual Digital Content NewFronts, our company CEO Samir Arora revealed a new company name, and streamlined focus on premium, original video. “The next generation digital video company needs to be a combination of a TV network and a pure digital video player like Netflix and Hulu—offering exclusive original programming and direct-to-consumer distribution,” Arora said in a statement. “With our reach of over 250 million monthly unique visitors, Mode Media is able to syndicate content embedded across our distribution ecosystem of over 6,000 content businesses, creating a comprehensive new video service.” [Mode Media]
Filmmakers Michael Showalter and David Wain are paying homage to rom-coms of years past with They Came Together, an Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd starrer that tracks the highs and lows of a couple that’s crazy—and perhaps, drunk—in love. [BuzzFeed]
The Seth MacFarlane empire includes four primetime series, one foul-mouthed Ted-dy bear, and a $1 million home Imax theater. For his latest foray into film with A Million Ways to Die, the multihyphenate stepped into unknown territory and learned to play the melodica to contribute to its score. Could he be coming for Pharrell’s (many) hat(s)? [Variety]
Banned for life: NBA commissioner Adam Silver has fined Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling $2.5 million and is urging his board of governors to “force a sale of the team” after a conversation leaked with “disturbing and alarming” racist comments from the 80-year-old billionaire. Sterling, who originally bought the San Diego Clippers in 1989 for $12.5 million, has also been banned from “any association with the Clippers organization and the NBA,” effective immediately. [The Daily Beast]