Star Scoop: What to Expect from Katy Perry at the Super Bowl, Jay Z Takes on Spotify, TGIT is Back!


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Unless you’ve stepped off your “Dark Horse,” you know that Katy Perrywill be performing during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. While we can’t quite confirm the extent of any firework spectacular, we do know that her 12-minute set will include cameos from Lenny Kravitz and Missy ElliottWork it[Vulture]

He’s not a businessman, he’s a business… manJay Z pulled another power move this week, and bought Aspiro for $56 million cash. Why is this a big deal, you ask? Well, because the Swedish tech company owns two streaming services, Tidal and WiMP. We wonder what the big wigs at Spotify have to say. [The Verge]

So how did the return of Shondaland’s TGIT fare? Pretty. Darn. Good. Nielsen confirms that ABC not only won key demos during the three-hour block, but also shows that more than 738,000 tweets were sent out during Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. As for our wigs… consider them snatched. [Variety]

Here’s an early Valentine’s Day gift for the Beatles and/or Rolling Stones fan in your life. On Monday, February 2, eBay will open up an archive full of lost photos from both epic bands. The marketplace will sell the estate-stamped images now, through 2017… plenty of time to grab a piece of history! [eBay]

Blake Lively lent her big name to an even bigger cause. The Chime for Change supporter teamed with journalist Nicholas Kristof to visit My Life My Choice, an organization that aims to “prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents” in the U.S. You’ll be able to see her visit there in a three-part PBS series, A Path Appears. [InStyle]

Sorry to break you hearts, ladies, but Johnny Depp may be ready to say “I Do.” Rumor has it that he’ll marry his Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard in an intimate, Bahamian ceremony as soon as next week. That’ll surely take the heat off of Mortdecai the flop. [Vogue UK]

Speaking of couples, the ones who play together, stay together. Angelina Jolie and hubby Brad Pitt are reportedly teaming up again, this time for Jolie’s next directorial feat, Africa. Pitt is in talks to star as Richard Leakey, “a staunch defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late ’80s.” [The Wrap]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo isn’t done kicking ass and taking names. Author David Lagercrantz stepped in to complete That Which Does Not Kill (following original scribe Stieg Larsson’s death), a sequel to the best-selling Millennium trilogy. It will be released in 35 countries in August. Which, inevitably would lead to Rooney Mara reprising the role… right? [The Guardian]