Star Scoop: Pleasing Amy Poehler, Katy Perry Goes Global, Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou


Last year, Amy Poehler announced that she was writing a book. Finally, we have a cover. Come October 28th, the memoir, “an illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons,” will be ours. Yes, please! [Vulture]

Speaking of covers, Katy Perry is the star of Cosmopolitan’s first international edition. She will appear on all 62 global covers of the glossy’s July 2014 issue, where she is interviewed by late night sensation Chelsea Handler. [GLAMChic]

The literary world has lost one of the greats. Dr. Maya Angelou passed away today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Media outlets, celebrities, novelists, and influencers alike have poured out praise for the matriarchal figure, celebrating her poetry, novels, journalism, and activism; here is just a brief look at her legendary life. [CNN]

Twilight’s final film, like the year 2012, has (thankfully) come and gone. And Robert Pattinson is all grown up. The object of many a teen girl’s affection is now living a “relatively solitary” life, downsizing from his old $6.37 million mansion, and (still) trying to find his way in Hollywood. “I don't know if I've really particularly found my feet as an actor yet—I have to prove certain things.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Gwyneth Paltrow has gone Goop-ing again, against Facebook, saying it “actually started as a place to judge women on their pulchritude or lack of it,” She later added “I think it’s kind of fascinating that a company that’s so huge and that would come to define much of the modern Internet was founded on this objectification of human beings.” Did we mention she said all of this at a tech conference? And used the world pulchritude. Oh, Gwyn! [ELLE]

Kendall Jenner has moved on up… and out of kasa de Kardashian. The budding model reportedly spent $1.39 million dollars of her own money to buy a two-bedroom condo near the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Sleepover soon? [TMZ]