Before you begin planning your weekend, peruse these pop culture headlines. A former Friday Night Lights star is set to join the Fantastic Four, the executive producer of Sex and the City discusses the possibility of a third movie, and more in this week’s edition of celebrity headlines!
Here are the six stories you need to read this morning:
1. After you heard the new cast of Fantastic Four, you probably felt lots of emotions—excited, confused, and perhaps even infuriated. The Human Torch (who you may remember was sadly denied a bank loan) will be played by Friday Night Lights star Michael B. Jordan, while The Invisible Woman will be portrayed by House of Cards’ Kate Mara. Jamie Bell and Divergent star Miles Teller are reportedly close to signing on as the Thing and Mr. Fantastic, respectively. Unsure how to process all your emotions surrounding the casting news? This Buzzfeed article is here to help you. [BuzzFeed]
2. Remember when Jennifer Lawrence portrayed a rowdy mascot on an episode of Monk? Oh right, probably not. The Daily Beast has created an entertaining list of the 2014 Oscar nominees’ most embarrassing roles. Amy Adams in Cruel Intentions 2? Yes please. Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, we officially forgive you for the 2009 dud All About Steve. [Daily Beast]
3. Michael Patrick King, executive producer of Sex and the City, revealed there’s still one story left to tell in the SATC franchise! Does this mean a third installment of Sex and the City on the big screen? “Sarah Jessica and I both know what that final chapter is. That doesn’t mean it will or should be told, but I do think there’s one story left,” King said. “Whether it ever happens is a whole other situation. But there’s four girls, and those girls are still in my mind. There are other stories to tell and characters that haven’t even been written yet.” [EW]
4. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King released vintage pictures from 1976 to correspond with the launch of their “Just Say Hello” campaign—a new initiative to combat loneliness. Watch as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, and a host of celebrities take part in the uplifting project below. [E Online]
5. During a taping of Inside the Actors Studio earlier this month, Amy Adams tearfully paid tribute to her recently deceased co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Oscar-nominated actress referred to Hoffman as a “beautiful spirit” both on and off screen. [People]
6. From the ice to the ballroom. Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White would “love” to compete on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. If they were to appear on the hit ABC reality series, it would be the first time in a whopping 17 years that the partners competed against each other. [Us Weekly]