Jenny McCarthy 'Playboy' cover ready for unveiling

(Photo: Access Hollywood)

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon glance at the pop-culture magazine stand finds young skewing old, a former president, other things, and the mystery music video.

GOTTA WEAR SHADES: Because future seems bright for Benjamin Walker, per the Los Angeles Times, “Critics haven’t been especially kind to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” and the film grossed only an estimated $16.5 million in its opening weekend. Yet the 30-year-old still appears poised for Hollywood success. His next two projects, “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” and “The Great Wall,” will team him with directors Stephen Frears and Ed Zwick, respectively.”{ }

OLD SCHOOL: And a tough chick, per People, “Just months away from hitting the big 4-0, Jenny McCarthy proves she's still got it. (She) appears in her seventh nude pictorial for Playboy in the July/August issue that hits newsstands Friday, and PEOPLE has a sneak peek.”

REGIS: Interesting development could reunite him with you know who, per Radar, “Regis Philbin is currently in talks to join Today and could replace Hoda Kotb if she becomes Matt Lauer's co-host, is exclusively reporting.”

MUST SEE: Or not, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest entry through the revolving door of celebrity casting in the long-running revival of Chicago, making his Broadway debut in the role of silver-tongued criminal lawyer Billy Flynn.”

STICK TO MOVIES: This just seems a bit odd, per TV Guide, “When Glee returns to Fox on Sept. 13, Kate Hudson will have joined the cast as a hard-ass New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts dance instructor, pitting her against new student Rachel.”

WHAT?: Quite hard to decipher, per PerezHilton, “If we only had one wish this past weekend it would be to jam with the plethora of mega-mucisians at BBC's Hackney Weekend 2012 in London!!! SO MANY fantabulous acts, but no one quite killed it like Jay-Z… ft. Rihanna. AND OH YEA, and M.I.A.”

BOX OFFICE: Red hair rules, per the AP, “A new Disney princess has ascended to the box-office throne with a No. 1 debut for Pixar Animation's "Brave." The latest from the makers of "WALL-E," "Finding Nemo" and the "Toy Story" movies opened with $66.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates.”

KARDASHIAN ALERT: New BFF, per Celebuzz, “It was only a matter of time until Kim Kardashian started hanging out with pop superstar Beyonce Knowles. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians starlet, 31, who is dating Jay-Z‘s best friend Kanye West, was spotted hanging with the “Love on Top” singer, as they watched their men perform their Watch the Throne concert in Birmingham, England.”

DAYTIME EMMY’S: This past weekend’s affair unintentionally honored things seemingly on the way out, per the Los Angeles Times, “ABC's long-running — and still standing — soap General Hospital racked up five awards, including best drama. NBC's "Today" show, making headlines recently over Ann Curry's fate on the program, was named best morning show — its fourth win in that category. And the syndicated "Jeopardy" was named best game show.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)