Star Scoop: Will Smith Counsels the Biebs, Madonna’s Got Dough, Krashing Katy Perry


At 19 years old and with an estimated $130 million at his disposal, Justin Bieber's recent antics have left many questioning his ability to manage fame and fortune, including celebrity peers like EminemTom HanksMark Wahlberg, and Drake. According to his first in-depth interview in nine months, though, there's one A-lister whose counsel he seeks: Will Smith. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Madonna's last album may have only sold 1.8 million copies, but it was her worldwide tour of the same name, MDNA, that made her the highest-earning celebrity of 2013. The show made $305 million at the box office, boosting her yearly earnings to $125 million. [CNN]

Katy Perry is in critical condition after being hit by a car… in a theatrical clip from her latest video “Unconditionally.” The Brent Bonacorso-directed clip marks the second video from Prism—four if you count Perry's lyric teases. [Vevo]

He didn't pen “Picasso Baby” for naught. Jay Z is in headlines for something other than that now controversial Barneys collaboration after dropping $4.5 million on a 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting of the Empire State Building entitled “Mecca.” [New York Post]

Speaking of the Carters, the Queen Bey got back to business in New York's Lower East Side Tuesday night, shooting what appears to be a new music video. For what, we don't know, considering Beyoncé hasn't dropped a new single in… forever. The Beyhive is grateful, nonetheless. [E! Online]

We don't who's luckier in the Behati PrinslooAdam Levine engagement—the Victoria's Secret siren or People's newly-minted Sexiest Man Alive. [USA Today]

Scarlett Johanssonwill make history if she's nominated for an Oscar for her voice-only role in Spike Jonze’s Her… but she's not alone. Jonas Cuaron, who co-wrote Gravity with his father Alfonso Cuaron, is eyeing a nomination for the film's seven-minute accompaniment, Aningaaq, that shows what happens on the other side of Sandra Bullock’s collect call from outer space. If both Gravity and Aningaaq score a nom, it'll be the first time in Academy Awards history that a film and its spinoff have been nominated in the same year. [ET Online]