Star Scoop: Zoe Saldana Works It, Meet Your New Bond Girl, Vanity According to Keke Palmer

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With two babies on board, Zoe Saldana isn’t slowing down. She just wrapped filming for Nina Simone’s anticipated biopic and has been tapped to star in Avatar’s upcoming sequels (three are filming simultaneously). We’ll see her next on the cover of Elle’s Women in Hollywood issue, where she dishes on the backlash she received from being cast as Simone and what “making it” in Tinseltown really means. [L.A. Times]

Rihanna, we’re really happy for you, but Léa Seydoux may be the best Bond Girl yet. Weeks after Riri was reported to join 007’s saga, Seydoux has been confirmed to team with Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris for its 24th installment. [ELLE]

How does Keke Palmer manage to dazzle as Cinderella on Broadway eight times a week? She’s a kid at heart. “Children have much easier access to their emotions,” she told Vanity Fair in its November 2014 issue. “I think that most of that—my natural child-like instincts—I have kept alive.”[The YBF]

Hollywood remembers comedienne Jan Hooks, whose tenure on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991 included some of her best comedic work. While recovering from news of her October 9 death, revisit some of her funniest bits. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Malala Yousafzai nearly lost her life campaigning for girls’ education in her native Pakistan in 2012; today, at age 17, her sacrifice and activism have made her the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. [The Daily Beast]

ABC is winning the fall TV premiere circuit. It’s picked up both How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish for full seasons; they’re currently ranked as the top two series debuts of the season. [The Hollywood Reporter]