Star Scoop: Selena (Might) Move East, RDJ Opens Up About Iron Man, Jay Leno’s TV Return


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Taylor Swift’s bestie is bringing it to the Big Apple… right? Selena Gomez told E! that her country-turned-pop BFF is begging her to make a bicoastal move. “She's like, ‘It’s the best decision I've ever made,’” Gomez said. “Everyone always says I’m more New York when they meet me so maybe it would be good for me.” But what about the Biebs?! [E! Online]

Give it up Robert Downey, Jr. Either you are going to suit up as Iron Man 4, like you alluded to with Ellen DeGeneres; or you’re not, like you told David Letterman. Contradictory claims aside, it looks like RDJ will be working with Marvel in the future—with, or without, his billionaire hero’s involvement. “I'm going to do other stuff with Marvel,” he told Letterman on The Late Show. “I’m still going to be involved with Marvel and there’s going to be plenty of other fun stuff.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Jay Leno: back like he never left! He may have retired from his late-night spot earlier this year, but Leno is indeed coming back to television with a show about cars. Why, you ask? Have you seen his garage? [Vulture]

BBC is in a celebratory mood and it called on a few friends to christen the arrival of BBC Music. PharrellLorde, Elton John, Sam SmithKylie Minogue, Emeli Sandé, One Direction, and an 80-piece orchestra convened to cover the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” for the occasion. Be quick: you can only watch the video over the next four weeks. [BBC]

It was the lede read ‘round the world: Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times referred to Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman.” Now, Rhimes, who The Hollywood Reporter dubbed “TV’s most-powerful showrunner,” is getting candid about the inflammatory claim, which ultimately, she said, serves an important purpose. “In this world in which we all feel we’re so full of gender equality and we’re a postracial [society] and Obama is president, it’s a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal.” Read! [The Hollywood Reporter]

Diplo’s Florida debut turns ten this year, and he’s celebrating the only way he knows how: with more music. In addition to a reissue of the 11-track disc, Diplo will drop a five-song EP with never-before heard songs. Preview the first, “As I Lay Dying,” now! [Billboard]