Star Scoop: Skrillex Pulls a Beyonce, Keeping Up with Kevin Hart, Obama Between the Ferns


Beyoncé isn’t the only one who can drop a SURPRISE! EDM master Skrillex unlocked access to his debut LP Recess last night, a week before its March 18th release. The 11-song set boasts features from DiploChance the Rapper, and more, and will be promoted on Skrillex’s 20-date Mothership tour later this spring. [Billboard]

A handful of television projects coupled with five movies (and counting), isn’t slowing Kevin Hart down. The Ride Along record-setter has signed on to star alongside Jamie Foxx in Black Phantom, a comedy about “a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same African-American hitman who had been sent to kill him.” [Vulture]

What happens when you pit President Barack Obama against Zach GalifianakisBetween Two Ferns fodder about pardoning [Thanksgiving] turkey, dealing with North Ikea, that whole birth certificate thing, and keeping Michelle Obama’s blonde highlights out of Funny or Die’s way. [E! Online]

Disney chief Anne Sweeney is about to hand over the company’s $12 billion reigns to pursue her dream of becoming a television director. In an exclusive cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, Sweeney says she is driven by “being immersed in the creative process,” and looks forward to becoming “a learner again.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

For your viewing pleasure: watch the first eight minutes of Veronica Mars the movie before its Friday release. [Huffington Post]