10 Things To Know Now: Jay-Z Is A Cartoon, Kelly Clarkson ‘Unplugged’ + James Franco Is HOT (Duh)

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1.) Kelly Rowland is taking notes from BFF Beyoncé — she’s popping out new music videos like a machine! Her new “Down For Whatever” recently dropped and, per usual, girl looks stunning. (That Grape Juice)

2.) James Franco looks quite dapper in Gucci’s new “Made To Measure” ad campaign. The actor rocks suits NBD, while mannequins around the world fear for their jobs. (MTV Style)

3.) Justin Bieber‘s been wooing us with his holiday album Under the Mistletoe so much lately that we keep forgetting that he’s got new, non-Christmas work on the way, too. The Biebs dishes about his Believe record that’s slated to drop in 2012. (Hollywood Life)

4.) Want to know if Beyoncé’s having a boy or girl? Join the club! It looks like Bey and Grandma Knowles are keeping it hush-hush until the baby’s born. But how are we supposed to know what color onesies to get when we crash the baby shower? (Us Weekly)

5.) Kelly Clarkson‘s new studio album Stronger hits next week, but she’s going back to her live performance roots for VH1′s “Unplugged.” (Entertainment Weekly)

6.) Flashback alert: Adorable “Then and Now” pictures of Hilary Duff and other famous sitcom kids like Leonardo DiCaprio and Lisa Bonet all grown up make the rest us feel incredibly old. (The Fab Life)

7.) Get the scoop on Patrick Stump‘s very imminent solo album Soul Punk in a video interview with the singer. (Arjan Writes)

8.) Mandy Moore is the ultimate Renaissance woman, y’all. She sings, she helps the fight against Malaria, and she’ll soon be dominating laugh tracks on a new sitcom. (MTV News)

9.) Looks like Jay-Z‘s already starting to think like a dad. The rapper plays a cartoon business tycoon on an animated kids show about economics. (Pop Dust)

10.) Nothing says “Is Halloween here yet?” more than some creepy pictures of scaredy cats reacting to horror films. (BuzzFeed)