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The daily gossip: The Jonas Brothers canceled their tour due to 'a deep rift within the band,' and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from a $75 million offer for more Breaking Bad to the Star Wars movie George Lucas almost made
 
Sorry, girls.
Sorry, girls. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

1. The Jonas Brothers canceled their tour due to a "deep rift within the band"
If you're one of the dozens of people who have been breathlessly anticipating the Jonas Brothers' upcoming tour, we have some bad news for you: The squeaky-clean band has canceled all 19 scheduled shows just two days before the tour was scheduled to begin. "There is a deep rift within the band," explained spokesman Jesse Derris in an interview with People. "There was a big disagreement over their music direction." Guess we won't be getting that Jonas Brothers death metal album we've all been dreaming about... [People]
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2. Jefferey Katzenberg offered to pay $75 million for three more episodes of Breaking Bad
We're all still adjusting to a world without Breaking Bad, but some fans are still having a hard time letting go — including DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who offered to pay the show's creators a whopping $75 million for three more hour-long episodes of the drama. According to Katzenberg, he wanted to create "the greatest pay-per-view in scripted television ever," with installments being delivered in six-minute chunks. "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that millions of people would have downloaded those episodes," said Katzenberg, and he's probably right — even if they just offered three hours of Huell sitting around sweating in a safe house. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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3. George Lucas had a Star Wars movie in the works before Disney bought the franchise
Last year, George Lucas waved goodbye to the Star Wars franchise, in a deal that earned him $4 billion and earned Disney the right to make the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. But according to Lucas' son Jett, we almost got a different continuation — one that would have been written by Lucas himself. "We knew probably a year prior [to the Lucasfilm sale] he had started writing and kind of researching, starting his whole little process," said Jett in an interview with Flicks and the City. "About halfway through the process was when the idea of selling to Disney came up." Alas, fans will never get to see Star Wars: Episode VII — Ewoks vs. Gungans, or whatever other toys Lucas had come up with by then. [Mirror]
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4. Chloe Sevigny never really liked being called "It Girl"
Throughout her career, Chloe Sevigny has been repeatedly referred to as the "It Girl" — and if you're not really sure what that's supposed to mean, you have something in common with Chloe Sevigny. "The whole 'It Girl' thing — I never felt that was the correct label," said Sevigny in an interview with Town & Country. "It must come up when you Google me or something." Sevigny added that she would personally "rather cut off [her] pinkie than Google [herself]" — so there's a free idea for anyone who's looking to reboot the Saw franchise. [Town & Country]
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5. The editor of Argo couldn't save Runner Runner
Last week's poker drama Runner Runner debuted to scathing reviews and a piddling $7.7 million gross — a particularly inauspicious debut for star Ben Affleck, who won a Best Picture Oscar for Argo less than a year ago. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck foresaw the film's failure on the horizon, and personally enlisted the last-minute help of Oscar-winning Argo editor William Goldenberg in an attempt to save the movie. The report adds that Goldenberg's work did improve the final film, which still earned a dismal 8 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes — so maybe they should have just let Runner Runner sink into "so bad it's good" territory and hoped for a cult following. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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