TGIF! Start your weekend early by clicking through our captivating collection of morning headlines! James Franco and Seth Rogen reunite for a new film, Idina Menzel finds success on the Billboard chart, and someone pays a lofty amount to be killed off in the next Game of Thrones novel. Those stories and more in today’s morning headlines!
Here are the six stories you need to read today:
1. James Franco and Seth Rogen are teaming up for another movie! Take a look at the trailer for The Interview, which stars Franco and Rogen as CIA agents on a mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters this October. [MTV]
2. Everyone’s favorite Peruvian bear is back! The trailer for the forthcoming film Paddington has been released. Colin Firth stars as the voice of Paddington, which opens December 12th. [YouTube]
3. Jennifer Lopez kicked off the 2014 World Cup in style on Thursday when she teamed up with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte to perform a spirited rendition of the official FIFA song “We Are One (Ole Ola).” [E! News]
4. Suffering through Fault in Our Stars withdrawal? Take a look at this entertaining list of potential sequels! [Vulture]
5. How much would you pay to be killed off in the next Game of Thrones book? Facebook employee David Goldblatt paid $20,000 at an auction to win the honor of being offed by author George R.R. Martin. [Business Insider]
6. Idina Menzel has done it again! The original Broadway cast recording of Menzel’s If/Then debuted at number 19 on the Billboard charts, the highest debut for a Broadway cast recording since 1996 when Rent, also starring Menzel, did the same thing. [EW]