According to Page Six, Beyonce expected to be awarded the part evntually given to Anika Noni Rose in “A Princess and the Frog”. The pop diva didn’t want to audition, but expected to be simply granted the part, so needless to say, an offer was not made.
Jen Rudin, whose book “Confessions of a Casting Director” comes out in December, says she was happy to accommodate even the strangest celebrity request when she worked at Walt Disney.
“Beyoncé expected an offer, but wouldn’t audition and so she didn’t get one,” she tells us. “Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson wanted it. Alicia Keys auditioned three times . . . They had to sing, so we made it clear they needed sheet music. Tyra came in with a CD, but it didn’t matter because she was so pretty and nice. It went to Anika Noni Rose, who was the most qualified.”
Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher and Rihanna may be following Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. Wonder recently announced his intention to protest Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law by avoiding performances in the Sunshine State. READ MORE
Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder are among the people who reached out to a New Jersey judge on behalf of Lauryn Hill. Earlier this week, the former Fugee was sentenced to three months in jail for failing to pay taxes on three years’ worth of income. READ MORE
Last night the 2013 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art better known as the Met Gala took place in New York and we have all the red carpet photos! The steps of the Met have been graced again with the trains of some beautiful gowns. The Queen of Pop Madonna was also on hand, hitting the red carpet in a daring spiked blazer and thigh-high tights. Beyonce, who was an honorary chair for the event this year, took a break from her “Mrs. Carter Show” in Europe to attend. She wore a glamorous black strapless Givenchy, emblazoned with a golden border and paired with matching boots.
Taylor Swift brought out her inner fashionista, looking all grown up in a black J. Mendel sculpted gown, according to “The Huffington Post.” Kylie Minogue showed up in a black-and-white contrast strapless dress from Moschino, while Bey’s little sister Solonge showed off her ‘fro in a black-and-blue printed number. Even Korean rap sensation Psy made an appearance, wearing a red checkered blazer with a signature bow-tie. Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani were also among those in attendance.
Among them were pop stars Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, who decided to draw inspiration from the night’s theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” Miley was dressed in a long-sleeved Marc Jacobs gown made of black fish net, her hair styled in spikes and her lips bright red.
Madonna at the Met gala ball in New York… Check out more photos below READ MORE
Just weeks after releasing her hot new video with Maxwell for “Fire We Make”, Alicia Keys has dropped a brand new video for her latest single, “New Day”, that was produced by hubby Swizz Beatz.
“New Day” is a positive and celebratory type of song that just makes you want to get up and dance and have a good time. Director Laban Pheidias did an excellent job in capturing the upbeat feel of the song, and Ms. Keys looks absolutely STUNNING and brings the HEAT in this video.
In the video, we see Keys dancing in the streets of New York in a haute gold bustier and high heels, and then we see her showing off some choreographed dance moves in an on-stage performance.
Peep the video below:
Overall, I think this is a great video. “New Day” is something different for Alicia, but its definitely a good look for her and shows her in a different light than what we are used to seeing.
Are you feeling the video for “New Day”? Share your thoughts in the comments below.