Is Pope Francis Going to Meet Russell Crowe for the ‘Noah’ Fist-Bump or What?

You can’t blame Darren Aronofsky and Russell Crowe for trying to get Pope Francis to bless Noah, but P-Franz has probably been kinda Hollywood-shy since losing his Final Four bout to Yeezus in Rem’s Who Won 2013? bracket, you know? According to Variety, a whole meet-and-greet and potential photo op was scheduled and recently canceled. “When reached by Variety last week, Aronofsky said the meeting had been proposed, but it wouldn’t happen if anybody reported or tweeted about it ahead of time.” But now The Hollywood Reporter’s got a story saying a meeting wasn’t ever scheduled — although Crowe is in Rome for a Tuesday premiere and some press duties. Your move, Pope.

Yeezy and Rozay’s “Sanctified” gets emoji’d by the guy who did “Drunk in Love.” Equally stellar result. [via]

These Mad Men promo shots are just … they’re a lot.

Jason Segel posed, wonderfully, for a fan photo at a Krispy Kreme drive-through window. [via]

Oh: Pikachu is the real-life mascot for the Japanese World Cup team.

Sia just Rihanna’d everyone, and everyone just loved it.

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott — who had dated Mick Jagger since 2001 — was found dead of apparent suicide.

Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are doing a Greg Mottola comedy about “a type-A couple in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who discover that their new, seemingly perfect neighbors are undercover agents.”

The NFL wants $16.6 million from M.I.A. over that middle finger non-incident. Jesus.

New Veep trailer alert. JL-D’s coming for your lolz.

How I Met Your Dad adds Anders Holm from Workaholics and Nick D’Agosto, known to you and yours as the young, studly, creepy doctor from Masters of Sex.

Joining Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon’s Odd Couple reboot: Wendell Pierce from The Wire and Treme.

Miley, MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne have a “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” cover en route.

And let Against Me! show you how to do a lyric video.

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