Star Scoop: ‘The Great Gatsby’ to Open Cannes, Stream Justin Timberlake’s Full ’20/20,’ Halle Berry Returning to ‘X-Men’


With a score from Jay-Z, the directorial prowess of Baz Luhrmann, and bragging rights to Leonardo DiCaprio's lead role, The Great Gatsby is already geared up to be a summer blockbuster. And although the film was originally slated to open during Holiday 2012, its new premiere date trumps them all. Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th… in 3D! [VOGUE UK]

Now on to one of this summer's legends, Justin Timberlake. His third album—and first in seven years—The 20/20 Experience is available to stream for those of us who can't hold out until the March 19th release date. For a limited time, fans of JT and his magical chemistry with chart-topping producer Timbaland can hear every single track from the feat and manage to fall in love with Timberlake all over again. [iTunes]

On March 15th, Halle Berry may be answering The Call, but soon enough, she'll be reprising a role of thunderous proportions. The 46-year-old (can you believe it?!) will be joining the next chapter of X-Men and bringing her role as Storm back to life. “It’s a character that I love and the fans really love the whole series,” said Berry during a late-night interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “They really love Storm. It’s like family.” [Huffington Post]

Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer with the Pioneer Award. With credits to starting the careers of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson, the living legend will be lauded along with new inductees Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Lou Gramm. [Yahoo News]

When Condé Nast is the subject of a news story, one might assume that it belongs in our daily Style Scoop, but with this new development, the publishing house is branching out into entertainment. Today, Condé Nast Entertainment launched new YouTube channels for Glamour and GQ in inaugural steps to offer original Web series for all of its print publications. [Washington Post]

Lance Armstrong's career has been marked by triumph, and with revelations of performance-enhancing drugs, it's been plagued with trials. Now, Hollywood is taking the former Tour de France champion's story to the cinema. Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. are in the preliminary stages of producing a movie about Armstrong with Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey rumored as favorites for the role of the fallen athlete. [CNN]