Star Scoop: Nicki’s Euro Beat, Gwen Stefani is Solo, Kanye Isn’t Komplete


She shot ’em up with Jessie J and Ariana Grande. She shook it down with “Anaconda.” Now, Nicki Minaj is slated for an even bigger role on the MTV stage. Beyoncé’s latest collaborator nabbed a gig as the host for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 9. These background dancers won’t be involved. [LA Times]

Gwen Stefani is keeping it in the family… her NBC family. The No Doubt frontwoman-turned-designer is recording her third solo album, which will include a cameo from fellow The Voice coach Pharrell. The busy mom will debut her first single from the LP later this season on The Voice, while simultaneously recording a new album with her SoCal band. [Billboard]

A few days ago, Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London teased loyal followers of Yeezus, insisting that Kanye West’s upcoming album was almost complete. The lie detector determined that was a lie. Okay, so it wasn’t Maury Povich extreme, but London still cleared up the initial misquote today on Twitter. He should probably get permission from Nori before “breaking” news. [Vulture]

Ben Affleck can give Gone Girl grimace and suit up as the Caped Crusader. But can he sing? That’d be a no. The father of three gets a pass though. His rendition of “Let It Go” on The Tonight Show may not be worthy of Idina Menzel acclaim, but his kids love it. Sorta. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Netflix won’t stop at convincing customers to cut the cable cord. The streaming giant is pushing against movie theater models with its latest move. It teamed with The Weinstein Co. to release Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on August 28, 2015—the same day it lands in IMAX theaters… [Variety]

…But has the plan backfired? Maybe. Regal, Cinemark, and Carmike, three of the top four theater chains in the U.S., say they won’t air the “day-and-date” release on their in-house IMAX screens. [Variety]