Star Scoop: Uzo Aduba Plays Truth or Dare, Meghan Trainor Has More Bass, Taylor Swift is Sorry


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We’re used to seeing Emmy winner Uzo Aduba glam it up on the red carpet, but Harper’s Bazaar decided to capitalize on her Crazy Eyes character for its Women Who Dare list—in the best way possible, of course. Clad in Carolina Herrera, the Orange is the New Black star defines daring and her journey to get there. “It took me a long time to arrive at that—you know, from my gap teeth to my name,” she said. “I’m realizing, you don’t need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it’s okay. That’s daring.” [MTV]

Meghan Trainorproves she’s not just a one-trick pony with the follow-up to her summer 2014 smash “All About That Bass.” Her second single, “Lips Are Movin,’” has landed, and it’s even sassier than the first. [US Weekly]

Taylor Swift is “Out of the Woods,” but her fans in the U.K. don’t know it yet. The second track from her upcoming 1989 release is available for purchase on iTunes, except across the pond. It’s all part of a new game plan, though. “To all my wonderful U.K. fans, I realize that you are not yet able to get ‘Out of The Woods’ due to a new strategy my record label is working on in the U.K.,” she wrote on her Tumblr page, adding, “I’ve never been one to hold my music back from any of you, so I will be watching closely to see if this is ultimately a better experience for you, the fans.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

No cable? Want HBO? You’ve got it. Starting next year, CEO Richard Pepler confirmed that the premium channel will be available in a stand-alone service, removing “all barriers to those who want HBO.” It’s looking easier and easier to cut the cord. [Variety]

Big news on the superhero front: Ezra Miller, best known for his role in 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, shall now be known as The Flash. At 22 years old, Miller is the first openly gay actor to land a lead superhero role in a major film. He’ll first suit up as the DC Comics hero in 2017’s Justice League Part One, then go on to star in a standalone feature in 2018. [Buzzfeed]

Lea Michele will soon say goodbye to Rachel Berry for good, so she might as well go out with a bang. Who better to help her do so than the badass cast of Sons of Anarchy? The Glee all-star will make a guest appearance on this week’s episode, and says that aside from landing a gig on her favorite show, she was “excited to get to play a character who was so different than what I do every day.” So don’t expect her to break out in song. [Vulture]

His 2007 Academy Award win for playing a sociopathic hitman in No Country for Old Men is evidence enough that Javier Bardem can pull off the bad-guy role. Now, it appears that he’ll be bringing his villainous ways to the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film opposite Johnny Depp. This is going to be good! [Variety]