Star Scoop: Therapy with a Girl, Sandra Bullock Goes Campaigning, A Double Dose of Prince


Wonder if Lena Dunham’s memoir is worth the read? The New Yorker published an excerpt from the tome today, with Dunham opening up about therapy sessions that helped her cope with “the pain and angst that accompany entry into middle school.” That admission alone should garner Not That Kind ofGirl best-selling status.[New York Magazine]

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are teaming up again, this time, with one of the Gravity stars stepping behind the scenes. Bullock has been tapped to star in Our Brand is Crisis, a political dramedy, “which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.” Clooney has signed on to produce. [Variety]

Leave it to Prince to break the mold. The purveyor of all things “Purple Rain” is releasing not one, but two albums on September 30 as a follow-up to his 2010 LP. The first will be a solo record entitled Art Official Age, while the latter will be a collaboration with his 3rd Eye Girl bandmates called Plectrum Electrum. [Vulture]

You haven’t seen the end of Andrew Laeddis. Well, maybe we did when Leonardo DiCaprio’s deranged alter ego was lobotomized in Shutter Island; but that isn’t stopping director Martin Scorsesefrom bringing it to the small screen. Scorsese is teaming with HBO to develop Ashecliffe, a prequel named after the facility where the 2010 psychological thriller took place. [Deadline]

Geena Davis is feeling… grey. The Thelma & Louise legend will get her white coat on the upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy. According to reports, she’ll play in a “major guest arc,” and based on first photos from set, be linked to Sara Ramirez’s Callie and Jessica Capshaw’s Arizona. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Marvel may have a new she-ro on its hands. Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall wants to bring Black Widow to the silver screen. “I would love to do a Black Widow movie,” he told Vanity Fair. “That’s perfect, I would love to do that. That character is really interesting, she doesn’t have any superpowers, she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-K.G.B. assassin, I find that really fascinating.” Hopefully Marvel hears his call! [ScreenRant]