Star Scoop: Lana’s UV Reys, Shailene’s Summer Smash, Beauty and the Beast Goes Live


Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album Ultraviolence is 12 days away, and today, the dreamy chanteuse released the Dan Auerbach-produced title track: a trip hop ballad reminiscent of her 2012 debut. With a May 24th performance at the #KimyeWedding under her belt, we’re sure she won’t have any trouble topping the charts. [Billboard]

The Fault in Our Stars didn’t just set a Fandango record; it’s primed to become a Shailene Woodley summer smash. The romantic tear-jerker will face off against Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt’s Edge of Tomorrow this weekend, and is projected to beat the sci-fi thriller by at least $15 million in weekend earnings. [Variety]

Maleficent’s $70 million opening weekend means that there are more live-action adaptations in store at Disney. The company, which already has reboots of Cinderella and The Jungle Book in its pipeline, has also added an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast to its lineup. Bill Condon, of Dreamgirls and Twilight fame, is slated to direct. [Time]

Pharrell’s Vivienne Westwood may have won folks over, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy with his newest head piece. The G I R L performer has responded to critical reviews of his choice to don a traditional Native American headdress for a special-edition of ELLE UK. “I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture,” he said in a statement to Buzzfeed. “I am genuinely sorry.” [MTV]

LeVar Burton successfully executed a $3.5 million Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow back, surpassing his initial $1 million goal. Surely, a Funny or Die spoof was soon to follow. [Vulture]

We were looking forward to Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn reuniting for Paramount’s Daddy’s Home, but now, there seems to be a celeb swap going on. Mark Wahlberg is in talks to replace Vaughn for the comedy about a “mild-mannered radio executive” (Ferrell) working to win the affections of his two step children from their freeloading dad (Wahlberg). [Indie Wire]