Star Scoop: Leonardo Suits up for Climate Change, Bette Midler Belts it Out, Your New Madam Secretary


We all know Leonardo DiCaprio loves his Toyota Prius, but his fascination with the hybrid world stretches beyond that of an eco-friendly car. Mr. Gatsby suited up for the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, where he warned of “accelerated climate change” and urged international figures to take action on a governmental level. “This is not about just telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car; this disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make,” he said. “This is now about our industries and our governments around the world taking decisive and large-scale action.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kendrick Lamar isn’t the only one making headlines for new music. Bette Midler announced It’s the Girls today, her first album since 2006. The album will comprise covers of girl groups that have inspired Midler’s career, from 1930s group The Boswell Sisters to the 1990s icons of TLC. Yes, Midler takes on “Waterfalls.” We. Can’t. Wait! [Billboard]

It’s going to be a good season for Madam Secretary. The CBS drama, starring Téa Leoni as the United States Secretary of State, reeled in at least 14 million viewers during its series premiere Sunday night. This could be due to a huge lead-in from the Broncos-Seahawks NFL game, but we’ll see if beginners luck will strike next week when it faces off against ABC’s Once Upon a Time. [Vulture]

Speaking of good starts, enter Fox’s Gotham and CBS’s Scorpion. Both dramas opened Monday night with Gotham scoring 8 million viewers, and Scorpion piquing the interest of 14 million others. The former was not only the biggest draw amongst male viewers, but also Fox’s best drama premiere since Prison Break in 2005. [Variety]

Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konnerare making movie magic. The pair are backing a documentary about Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based (duh!) bespoke suiting company that caters to the L.G.B.T.Q community. Three Suits will follow a set of transgender Bindle & Keep clients, “examining the significance of the process for a set of customers with complex gender identities.” [Vanity Fair]