Star Scoop: Meet the Bad Guy, Adele at Knight, Beyoncé Takes Billboard


Superman, beware. Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly being eyed for the role of Lex Luthor in the untitled Warner Bros. Batman versus Supermanmovie, though he's “steered clear of big-budget pics in the past few years.” [Variety]

After the massive success of “Skyfall” and October 2012 birth of her son Angelo, award-winning singer Adele all but disappeared from the public eye. Today, though, she stepped out in Stella McCartney style to become a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her “services to music.” Now… when's that next album coming? [Huffington Post]

Speaking of new albums… BEYONCÉ! After selling 828,773 copies of her self-titled disc in just three days and making iTunes history, Beyoncé is expected to remain number one on the Billboard 200 for a second week in a row. Forecasters predict that she'll move an additional 260,000 units domestically with physical copies landing in stores over the weekend. [Billboard]

If that weren't enough, Billboard knighted BEYONCÉ the number-one album of 2013. Insert #BowDown reference here. [Billboard]

A reunion of sorts is happening in Virginia Beach. G.O.O.D. Music emcee Pusha T is set to get back in the studio with Pharrell and The Neptunes for his next LP. “I don't know when I'm dropping the next [album], but I can tell everybody, January 2, me Pharrell, and Chad [Hugo] are going in the studio for 20 days,” Pusha told Hot 97 personality Miss Info. “That's what's gonna start off the King Push album.” [MTV]

Again, speaking of new albums… our favorite Renaissance Man inked a deal with Columbia Records for a solo disc that will land on shelves in 2014. [Complex]

Gamers, get in here! Xbox Entertainment is developing a series of documentaries about “the events and colorful characters that established the digital age,” like arcade company Atari and E.T. the Video Game. Episodes, which will all have a different director, are set to debut exclusively on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 next year. [Vulture]