Star Scoop: Lorde Gets Inside Katniss’ Head, Buy Batfleck’s Suit, Beyoncé Claims 2015


It was a royal 2013 for Lorde, but her follow-up to Pure Heroine is guaranteed to be bigger than her debut hit. Why, you ask? Katniss Everdeen. Lorde released “Yellow Flicker Beat” today, the first song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack, a disc she curated herself. “It’s my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love,” Lorde shared on Tumblr. “It’s my attempt at getting inside her head, Katniss.” [YouTube]

Just because he’s been cast as the caped crusader doesn’t mean Ben Affleck gets any special perks … at least when it comes to the costume. When filming wraps on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’ll only be able to take Bruce Wayne’s armor home if he shells out $100,000. NBD. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Yoncé and her liquor are pouring it up throughout 2015. Glam got an exclusive look at Beyoncé’s second calendar, otherwise known as our new workout plan. The spread includes stills from Bey’s self-titled 2013 album, as well as footage shot during promos for the On the Run Tour with hubby Jay Z. [Glam]

We love seeing great artists pay homage to one another, so when we heard Aretha Franklin’s rich rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” we got all giddy inside. Franklin is taking a page from Bette Midler’s book and releasing a CD of covers dubbed Great Diva Classics, where she’ll tackle ballads from Etta JamesAlicia Keys, and Sinead O’Connor. A lot of r-e-s-p-e-c-t going on there. [Stereogum]

The Mjolnir has a new home. Remember when we told you that the next Thor would be a woman? Well, that time has arrived and it involves Captain America, a whisper, and inspo for a kickass Halloween costume. [Vulture]

Magic Mike XXL just keeps on giving. We’re still processing that Matthew McConaughey won’t be involved, but Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, and new addition Michael Strahan more than make up for his departure. [The Hollywood Reporter]