Josh Hartnett Almost Played Batman, A ‘Mindy Project’ Regular Exits The Series, And More

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Rise and shine, People’s Choicers! Allow us to present to you our freshly typed Thursday edition of celebrity headlines! Josh Harnett talks superheros, Pharrell Williams reveals the identity of the individual who originally recorded “Happy,” and The Mindy Project loses a series regular. Those stories and more in today’s celebrity headlines!

Here are the 6 stories you need to read today:

1. Josh Hartnett…the superhero? During a recent interview with Details, Harnett revealed he was in talks to play both Spiderman and Batman when he was in his twenties. The actor — who reportedly turned down Superman Returns — said he was worried playing such high profile roles would define him. [Details]

2. The “Backstreet Boys Meet New Kids on the Block” fanfic you wrote is about to become a reality! Nick Carter And Jordan Knight are teaming up to produce an album shrewdly titled Nick & Knight. The two boy band members will also embark on a North American tour scheduled to begin later this fall. [MTV]

3. Get ready for even more Sharknado! The Syfy channel has reportedly already green-lit a third Sharknado movie. Sharknado 2: The Second One will premiere on the network in July. [Vulture]

4. During a recent interview with Howard Stern, Pharrell Williams revealed that his ubiquitous smash hit “Happy” was originally recorded by Cee Lo Green. “He sounded amazing on it,” Williams said. “But how do I say this diplomatically? The powers that be, at the time, did not see it fit for him.” [Rolling Stone]

5. The Mindy Project is losing a cast member. Zoe Jarman, who plays receptionist Betsy Putch on the Fox comedy, will not be returning for the series’ third season.  [TV Line]

6. Beyonce honored the memory of one of her most passionate fans recently. The singer sent a bouquet of 90 roses and an emotional message of support to the family of Chelsea Lee James, a well-known Beyonce super-fan, who passed away earlier this month after a lifelong battle with leukemia. [People]

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