Celebrity Buzz: Cameron Diaz on 'Sex Tape' in Esquire

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CAMERON DIAZ BARES ALL: On a sex tape, no less, per the Huffington Post, “There's a first time for everything, and for Cameron Diaz her first nude scene is in the upcoming movie "Sex Tape," opposite Jason Segel.

“The 41-year-old actress sizzles on the cover of Esquire's August 2014 issue in a high-cut swimsuit, and opened up to the magazine about getting naked on camera. "It’s a first for me. But Jason [Segel] gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean you see everything," she told the magazine.”

BREAKING BAD: Kind of, per Celebuzz!, “Ask and you shall receive. Fans pining over the end of Breaking Bad and the great Walter White could be celebrating his brief return to the small screen. Just like the popular AMC series, it’s all thanks to Saul.

“Breaking Bad producer Peter Gould, who will serve as executive producer on the spinoff Better Call Saul, told the New York Daily News this week there’s a possible opening for Mr. White (Bryan Cranston) and friends.”

JENNIFER LAWRENCE: Getting her due, per the Los Angeles Times, “In the last year, Jennifer Lawrence earned her third Oscar nomination, continued to spearhead the blockbuster "Hunger Games" franchise and helped reinvigorate the "X-Men" movie series with "Days of Future Past" -- all at the ripe old age of 23. Now she can add another feather to her cap: being the highest-ranking actress on the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which grades stars from the worlds of movies, TV, music, sports, books and modeling based on money and fame.”

‘COMMUNITY’: It’s coming back, per Variety, “School’s not out yet, “Community” fans. On Monday, Sony Pictures Television announced that the cult comedy would be resurrected for a sixth season this fall on Yahoo. The 13 new episodes, featuring original cast members of the canceled NBC series, will be available exclusively on Yahoo Screen, an ad-supported video platform that is free to users.”

PLANET OF THE APES: Really good read, per Rolling Stone, “A pop-culture touchstone, a nearly all-purpose metaphor and one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of the Seventies and beyond, the Planet of the Apes films do what all good what-if fantasies should do: hold up a mirror to humanity and reflect our own conflicts, issues and failings back to us through a wildly outrageous premise. The original 1968 movie mixes satire, social commentary, action and suspense, capped by a first-rate twist at the end. ("Damn you, damn you all to hell!").”

PHISH: Music as literal art, per the New York Times, “When you’re listening to a great piece of music, what are you imagining?

“If you’re Mike Hamad, a music writer for The Hartford Courant, you see an evolving chart of key designations, arrows, descriptive notes, roman numerals and wavy lines, and you sketch it out in real time as a song progresses. A Phish performance in July 2013 spurred him to draw up the first of these dense but strangely beautiful song-maps — he calls them schematics — and he has gone on to create nearly 200 of them, many of which he posts online at”

ANN COULTER: And soccer, per The Wrap, “Ann Coulter is aware of the “hissy fit” that soccer fans threw about her recent column “America's Favorite National Pastime: Hating Soccer,” but she isn't phased. The conservative pundit, and her superhuman ability to turn anything into an argument that liberals suck, appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News program on the eve of the United States’ World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday. She stuck by her position that soccer is boring, unpatriotic and “a sign of moral decay.” ’’

HARRY POTTER: Gone to the dogs, per The Insider, “Daniel Radcliffe's got a new look. The actor formerly known as Harry Potter has some new (furry) accessories. Radcliffe, 24, was photographed walking a large number of dogs (photographers reported it was 12!) whilesmoking a cigarette at the same time.”

ROBIN THICKE: And the wife, per Us Weekly, “Robin Thicke's dogged mission to win back estranged wife Paula Patton -- not to mention his catalog of sexually charged songs -- aren't sitting well with a lot of listeners. The R&B crooner -- who is currently promoting his latest album titled, ahem, Paula -- got pummeled with negative tweets when Vh1 asked for feedback for an upcoming Q&A on Monday, June 30.”

TORI SPELLING: And the husband, per People, “After airing all their grievances in Lifetime's docu-series, True Tori, this spring, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have decided, for the sake of their children, to salvage their eight-year-marriage following his very public cheating scandal.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood