Star Scoop: Wonder Woman Revealed, Lea Michele Rides Out, Nicki Minaj Pushes Back


We know how Henry Cavill suits up, and we’re finally warming up to Ben Affleck in his Batsuit. Today, Warner Bros. is unveiling a third central character in its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. We admit this iteration of the DC Comics hero is chicer than we expected. [Forbes]

Sons of Anarchy is going out with a bang… and an unexpected guest star. Glee’s Lea Michele confirmed that she scored a spot on the FX drama’s final season. She’ll play Gertie, “empathetic truck stop waitress and single mother, who connects with Gemma during a difficult time.” We take it she won’t break off into song. [MTV]

The release of “Anaconda” isn’t the only thing Nicki Minaj is pushing back. Before informing fans that The Pink Print single would drop August 4 instead of today, Minaj responded to critics who deemed the its racy album art unacceptable. The shade master uploaded Sports Illustrated images to her account with models in similar bum-baring attire, an answer to the question of industry double standards. Who’s (back)side are you on? [Vulture]

Zoe Saldana is one busy mommy-to-be. While promoting her new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel announced that it has given its sequel the go-ahead for a July 28, 2017 release. Between now, and then, she has two other film franchises to worry about: Avatar, which has three upcoming sequels, and a third Star Trek space saga. [The Verge]

One monkey script leak don’t stop no show. Even though the script for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight leaked earlier this year, the filmmaker declared that the Western will still appear on the silver screen. [Variety]

Tarantino broke that news at a Comic-Con panel for Dynamite Comic’s Django UnchainedZorrocrossover comic book. “I loved this idea, not only because I like western comics in general, but I also loved Zorro in all his iterations whether it was the Disney series or the William Witney films,” Tarantino shared. “I thought it was a great idea of taking the most famous, fictional Mexican western hero and putting him together with the newer, famous black western hero.” [Deadline]

For $9.95 a month or $99.95 a year, you can have access to Sarah Palin, ‘round-the-clock. The former Republican vice-presidential candidate is airing it out on her new, online network. The eponymous channel promises to be “a news channel that really is a lot more than news.” Will you be watching? [Politico]