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Big things are happening for one GIRLS star.

Adam Driver is headed to the big screen. Sources tell Variety that, though it’s not set in stone, Driver is very close to signing on to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII. There are no details as of now, but Variety reports that the character is said to be closely related to iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader.

Driver is the first potential cast member to be revealed for the highly-anticipated movie. It’s set to hit theaters December 2015. Shooting is scheduled to start this April in London’s Pinewood Studios. According to Variety, additional cast members may be announced later this month.

In late night TV news, Arsenio Hall’s self-titled late night TV show, The Arsenio Hall Show, has been renewed for a second season. 

Jay Leno made his first public appearance since leaving The Tonight Show last night to break the news to Arsenio.

“We are thrilled that Arsenio will be returning for a second season,” Joe DiSalco, CBSTVD president of sales said. “We knew Arsenio had a built-in fan base, but he’s also reaching a new generation. This season, Arsenio has been the youngest late night talk show on broadcast television and has given our station partners a real alternative for their late-night lineups.”

John Legend recently appeared on MTV’s new competition series to show off his cooking chops and face off against other celebrity heavyweights. In a sneak peek of the show Snack-Off, John takes on Melanie Iglesias and Christopher “Big Black” Boykin as they duke it out for cash and the golden spork.

The show is hosted by Eddie Huang and includes a panel of foodie judges, which includes Legend’s supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen. Chef Jason Quinn and funny-man Yassir Lester round out the cast of judges.

An exclusive look at the show is set to air tonight during an episode of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, but for those of you who just can’t wait, here it is.

Adam Driver isn’t the only cast member of GIRLS having the best week ever.

Driver’s castmate Allison Williams is reportedly engaged to be married! According to Gossip Cop, Williams’ hubby-to-be is College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen.

Mazel Tov.

With the Oscars just days away, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with some of the real life people portrayed in 12 Years a Slave.

THR gave viewers a look into five generations of Solomon Northup’s descendants through gorgeous portraits. Check them out here.

SOURCE: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Gossip Cop | PHOTO CREDIT: WENN. 

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