While you were sleeping
Dodging a Taylor Swift bullet Deadline: "The coveted role of Eponine in the Tom Hooper-directed film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables has gone to Samantha Barks. While she’s a newcomer to the screen, Barks starred as Eponine in the London production of Les Miserables in 2010 and reprised the role in the 25th anniversary concert held at the O2 Arena last year. In fact, the stage musical and the movie’s producer, Cameron Mackintosh, announced today from the stage that Barks had the role after she completed a Manchester performance of Oliver, playing the role of Nancy. Barks joins Russell Crowe (Javert), Hugh Jackman (Valjean), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette) and Aaron Tveit (Enjoiras) in the musical that Universal Pictures and Working Title will release December 7."
Scarlett has a new guy "Scarlett Johansson's rep has brushed off recent rumors that she's dating Kieran Culkin or Justin Bartha – but a source tells People that the recent divorcée is now romancing someone for real. The We Bought a Zoo star, 27, is seeing an New York City-based advertising executive named Nate Naylor, a pal of the pair confirms. "They've been dating for five months," the source adds. The actress's rep has no comment this time, but recent photos show the happy couple strolling the Big Apple streets, holding hands."
Emma Roberts is mean and awful "Before they officially called it quits, Emma Roberts did everything possible to ice out Chord Overstreet, multiple insiders tells Us Weekly. "Emma told Chord he didn't need to spend New Year's with her. It was just her and her girlfriends, a tradition she always does," one source says. "Emma is pretty difficult to be in a relationship with." The 20-year-old Art of Getting By actress had been belittling Overstreet for months, another source says. "Emma calls him Chord - pronounced like chair - to his face," a source told Us in November. "She acts like he's really dumb." Things came to a head at Golden Globes after-party January 15, a third insider tells Us. "Chord was waiting outside the CAA party at Sunset Tower waiting for Emma to come get him at the door." When Roberts ignored Overstreet's text messages, he was overheard saying, "Emma does this all the time when she doesn't want to see me." Glee's Overstreet, 22, never made it inside the party - and Roberts was seen "crying and noticeably upset," the third insider says. "Clearly they had a fight about her not coming out to get him."
Justin Timberlake to star with Clint Eastwood Deadline: "Justin Timberlake has landed a starring role in Trouble With The Curve, the Robert Lorenz-directed Warner Bros film that will star Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Eastwood plays a veteran scout who goes on a scouting trip with his daughter (Adams). The goal is to scout a new phenom. Timberlake will play a rival scout who is sweet on the elder scout’s daughter. Warner Bros just dated the film for September 28. Timberlake is about to star in Inside Llewyn Davis, which is directed by the Coens."