8 Things To Know This AM

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The first photo of Andrew Rannells as Hedwig has arrived. The Girls star takes the wig out of the box and steps into Neil Patrick Harris' Tony-winning role on August 20. (HedwigOnBway)

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had a "relaxed lunch" together in Montauk. What does it mean? (ABC News)

Zendaya Coleman explains that she pulled out of Lifetime's Aaliyah movie for moral reasons and hopes the new actress stepping into the role "does not have to deal with half the hate I had to deal with." (Jezebel)

The cast of The Big Bang Theory is heading into contract negotiations that could put them in Friends-salary territory of $1 million per episode. (Deadline)

Actor James Garner passed away at the age of 86. (The New York Times)

Andy Samberg purchased Charlie Chaplin's L.A. mansion, which even comes with a snazzy, old Hollywood name: Moorcrest. (Curbed)

Glee cannot legally be called Glee when it airs in the U.K. (AP)

Weird Al mocks the cult of celebrity in "Lame Claim to Fame." (Nerdist)

andrew-rannells-hedwig-8things-embedPhoto: Via @HedwigOnBway.