Star Scoop: Quvenzhane Is Even Cuter Than Before, Hear Two New LDR Songs, All James Franco Wants for Christmas Is…


If you thought Quvenzhané Wallis couldn’t get any cuter, think again. After becoming the youngest actress — ever — to receive an Academy Award nomination, the pint-sized powerhouse is posing it up for a cover story with New York Times Style Magazine. Even more adorable: her anecdotes about beasting the Annie cast out of big bucks, Ariana Grande, and stopping at two slices of pizza because she’s only “11 and a quarter.” [Vulture]

Forecast: Lana Del Rey will not be snubbed at the 2015 Oscars. Why you ask? Because her two new songs, written and recorded for Amy Adams-starrer Big Eyes, sing say so. Fans of her melodramatic moods can stream “Big Eyes” and “I Can Fly” now, ahead of the biopic’s Christmas Day release. [Vulture]

All James Franco wants for Christmas is… a foot-long sub. Here’s the actor/director/Ivy Leaguer/professor in all of his glory, promoting his third hosting gig on the Saturday Night Livestage. [YouTube]

Oh… Nicki Minaj will be there, too. [Deadline]

There was no escaping John Legend’s “All of Me,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” or Pharrell’s “Happy” in 2014. So, when we heard that YouTube sensation Us the Duo mashed up the year’s biggest hits in less than three minutes, we were beyond thrilled. Still, we have to ask… why didn’t “7/11” make the cut? [Huffington Post]

Kourtney Kardashian is giving that whole #BreakTheInternetthing a whirl in the new issue of DuJour magazine, baby bump and all. “To me, nudity is not something to be ashamed of,” she said in the issue, referencing her choice to pose nude while waiting on baby number three. “I’m not embarrassed of my body. I’m at my best when I’m pregnant. It’s such an amazing feeling, the transformation that your body goes through. There’s something about that that’s so empowering and beautiful and I just really embrace it.” We’re sure little sister Kim Kardashian agrees. [E! Online]

HBO is making room for more girls on the network. The premium cabler has given Doll & Em—a comedy about an actress who hires her BFF as her personal assistant—the go for a second season… and managed to work Evan Rachel Wood and Olivia Wilde into the storyline. [Variety]