Meryl Streep Joins “The Giver”

  • Meryl Streep is joining “The Giver” — she’ll play the chief elder in the Lois Lowry young adult novel that’s finally headed to the big screen. Her Meryl-ness will star opposite Jeff Bridges as the Giver. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to encourage exercise will release a hip hop album with 19 songs about public health themes from artists like Doug E. Fresh and Run DMC. What, no “Be Healthy” by Dead Prez? [Huffington Post]
  • “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” has been so successful as a web series that Emma, by Jane Austen, will be spun off into a web series, too. “Emma Approved” will start airing in the fall. [The Mary Sue]
  • Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster has filed for primary custody of her two sons following an accident yesterday when their five-year-old got his arm trapped in a pool drain. Foster’s custody petition claims that her R&B singer ex is allowing unfit caregivers to watch their kids. [US Weekly]
  • LOVE HER: Beyoncé biked three-and-a-half miles from Manhattan to Brooklyn for her concert on Monday night. [Instagram via Page Six]
  • Chelsea Handler found out her maternal grandfather fought for the Nazis during World War II in an upcoming episode of TLC’s celebrity genealogy show, “Who Do You Think You Are.” [Daily Mail UK]
  • Sharon Osbourne reportedly had Kelly Osbourne put into a padded cell during one of her stints in rehab. [ABC News]
  • President George W. Bush underwent a successful heart surgery for a blocked artery this week. [Politico]
  • Everyone pees in the pool, according to pool peer Michael Phelps. [TMZ]
  • Check out this “no trespassing” sign posted outside of Taylor Swift’s $17 million Rhode Island mansion. Perfect! [Life & Style]

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