Star Scoop: Ryan Gosling Doesn’t Want to be Sexy, Lorde Explains her Diplo Dig, Hollywood Remembers Mike Nichols


Women everywhere can agree that Ryan Gosling is long overdue for a Peoples Sexiest Man Alive crown—no shade, Chris Hemsworth. As it turns out, Gosling isn’t interested in watching that throne. According to The Wrap, his team deems Gosling “too serious” and “too artsy” for the accolade. We still have photos of him plastered around our office, so there’s that. [Vogue UK]

Lorde may be friends with electronic powerhouse Diplo, but that doesn’t mean she’ll stand for his body-shaming. “I love Wes and he's a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid sh__,” she told FADER of Diplo’s decision to poke fun at Taylor Swift. “ Taylor’s my friend as well, and I’m a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I’m going to be like, ‘Hey man…’ We do still love each other, hopefully.” Fingers crossed. [Billboard]

The charts are about to get interesting. Billboard announced that it will incorporate streaming statistics and individual track downloads to determine who ranks on its Billboard 200 list. This, of course, would have no bearings on Swift’s multi-platinum success. [Stereogum]

A cloud hung over Hollywood this week when acclaimed filmmaker and EGOT Mike Nichols passed at 83. Here is what Al PacinoJulia RobertsSteven Spielberg and other Tinseltown fixtures had to say about his life and legacy. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Asthon Kutcher is the last Steve Jobs character actor standing. Sony, which was looking to produce a second biopic on the Apple founder, has dropped the project. It would have been adapted from Walter Isaacson’s 2011 book Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle, and starred Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. But all hope isn’t lost; rumor has it that Universal will pick up the film. [Fast Company]