Star Scoop: Listen to Rihanna’s (Rumored) New Song, ScarJo Gets Animated, Join Mark Zuckerberg’s (Face)Book Club


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Rihanna for “World Peace.” The Bajan beauty is in the studio cooking up something good for (the unofficially entitled) R8, and this leak may—or may not—preview what’s in store. A song surfaced over the weekend featuring vocals that appear to belong to Riri, but we can’t be for sure until she confirms herself. Until then, we’ll just wait on it. [YouTube]

In 2014, she was a psychokinetic powerhouse, superhero, and kitchen hostess. Now, new mom Scarlett Johansson is gearing up for her next role: an anime character come to life. Johansson has reportedly signed on to star in a live-action adaptation of manga Ghost in the Shell, about “Motoko Kusanaigi and her security agency squad members on their search for a malicious hacker named the Puppet Master.” [The Verge]

Reading Rainbowis to kids what Mark Zuckerberg’s book club is to Facebook fiends. The social media disruptor set a New Years’ resolution to read more books and is bringing his 30 million followers along for the ride. Zuckerberg created a new Facebook community called “A Year of Books” in which the goal is to read a new book every other week and discuss it in comment threads on the page. Here’s to hoping this is one resolution that doesn’t fail. [Vulture]

Is a Jackson heir the next Biebs collaborator? According to an anonymous source (of course!), Prince Jackson and Justin Bieber have hit the studio together to work on a “major recording album.” We won’t hold our breath. [Page Six]

Awards season is near, and with it, another accolade to keep track of: the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. Here’s the official list of nominees with American SniperThe Grand Budapest Hotel, and (Oscars shoo-in) Birdman vying for a January 31 win. [Variety]

Sports fans and media minds alike are mourning the death of ESPN mainstay Stuart Scott after a lengthy fight with cancer, one he assured fans that, even in death, he would not lose. Here’s a look back at his powerful acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at last year’s ESPYs and what it really means to be as cool as the other side of the pillow. [YouTube]