Ryan Gosling Might Be Single Again, George Clooney Took a Paycut for ‘Monuments Men’ and More

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Hello, friends and fellow celebrity enthusiasts. Happy Thursday! In today’s pop culture news George Clooney opens up to Variety, we bid farewell to a beloved television series and Will Ferrell charms the internet with delightful comedy. Those stories and more in today’s celebrity headlines.

Here are the 6 stories you need to read this morning:

1. Take a breath, America; this news is not confirmed, but Ryan Gosling may be single. Various publications are reporting that Gosling and his girlfriend Eva Mendes may have split up over Christmas. The reason? A tale as old as time: they like different things. “Eva loves Hollywood, the parties, the glamor,” a source shared. “She loves going out. But not Ryan, who is introverted – very serious and a total homebody.” Okay, so it’s not exactly substantial, but any excuse to breakout those “hey girl” Ryan Gosling right?[Daily Mail]

2. Some times the internet is good, while other times the internet is GREAT. Will Ferrell participated in a Reddit AMA on Tuesday to raise awareness for a Cancer for College charity drive when a very special guest dropped by looking to collaborate: Snoop Dogg. Mr Dogg asked Ferrell if he could provide “more cowbell” on his next album to which Ferrell replied, “Of course! I’m absolutely game, Snoop. I’ve also got some beats that I want to run by you. I’m warning you now, they’re not good. edit: In fact, I just talked myself out of it. I’m not going to show them to you.” [MTV]

3. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set to reunite on the big screen! The Wolf of Wall Street co-stars are attached to star in a biopic inspired by Richard Jewell, the wrongfully accused 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing suspect. Hill will play Jewell, while DiCaprio will play Jewell’s unorthodox lawyer and friend who helped clear his name during the investigation. [Vulture]

4. It’s a sad, dark day in the exciting world of fake psychic detectives. After eight seasons, the USA Network has cancelled their popular television series Psych. “Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run. Psych’s final episode will air Wednesday, March 26th followed by a one hour live Pysch after show featuring a Q&A with the cast and show creator, Steve Franks. [Entertainment Weekly]

5. George Clooney opened up to Variety in a fascinating story about the daunting challenges he faced directing his forthcoming film The Monuments Men. The often silver tongued and always debonair Clooney also revealed how the single most important moment in his career trajectory was starring in the 1997 flop Batman & Robin. “Now I had to think: ‘OK, I’m going to be held responsible for the entire script. If I’m going to be responsible for the entire movie, I want more say. I’m going to write it or direct it or produce it.” [Variety]

6. Daft Punk and Kacey Musgrave have won again! After their Grammy victories at last month’s award show, sales of “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk and  “Same Trailer Different Park” by Musgrave rose 300% and 177% respectively. Sales of futuristic robot suits, however, have remained unchanged. [LA Times]

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