Star Scoop: Swifties Bank on a Million, Meet Marvel’s New Man, AHS Recruits NPH


Here’s a fun fact for you: not one album released in 2014 has gone platinum. Until, maybe, now. Taylor Swift’s 1989, which dropped on Monday, is projected to sell—and maybe surpass—that amount in its first week. We wonder how much the haters are going to hate?! [New York Times]

Chadwick Bosemanis trading in the bellbottoms and pompadours for a shiny, black suit. The Get On Up star has singed on as Marvel Studios’ newest superhero, The Black Panther. Boseman will first appear as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before becoming Marvel Studio’s first solo lead of color in his own film November 2017. [Deadline]

And there’s more! Marvel has an entirely new superhero roster, including upcoming franchises for Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Inhumans. The studio is scheduled to release 11 epic films through May 2019. [Variety]

Neil Patrick Harris is having the best. Week. Ever. Not only is the new Oscars host getting his own variety show on NBC, but he’s also just landed a dream role on American Horror Story: Freak Show. He’ll appear as a “chameleon salesman” in the season’s last two episodes, while his husband David Burtka will make a cameo in the finale in a “sexy storyline” opposite Jessica Lange[TV Line]

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake aren’t the only ones awaiting a bundle of joy. Mad Men actress Jessica Paré confirmed that she and boyfriend John Kastner are also expecting their first child. [Vulture]

Your favorite football head is moving to Hulu. The streaming site inked a deal with Viacom to revive a huge chunk of its archival hits, including throwback Nickelodeon cartoons like The Ren & Stimpy ShowRocko’s Modern Life, and Hey Arnold!Move it football head! [Gothamist]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is almost here, but not before Lionsgate teases us with a final trailer. Read: gunfire, fighter jets, explosions, and Katniss Everdeen, ready to kick some major ass. [YouTube]