Beyonce is officially signed on to play Etta James and also executive produce the upcoming film Cadillac Records. The legendary James recently spoke out on how she felt about the 10-time Grammy winner depicting her life:
“It’s a privilege and an honor to have somebody like that girl. I don’t think she looks like me, but that’s all right. They can that up,” Etta tells us.
And appearance isn’t all Beyoncé will have to work on…
Producers have informed Etta that she’ll get the chance to consult with the 26-year-old Destiny’s Child star, giving her pointers on both the acting and the singing — the latter being something the “At Last” singer was most concerned with when she got wind of the casting…
She does stress that the emotional transformation Beyoncé must undergo will have to be a little intense.
“I wasn’t as bourgie as she is, she’s bourgeois. She knows how to be a lady, she’s like a model. I wasn’t like that… I smoked in the bathroom in school, I was kinda arrogant, so those are some of the things I would want to tell her. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Cadillac Records is set to start production and filming next month…
TANK SPEAKS ON BEING ARRESTED
Word was that Tank was arrested during All Star Weekend for disorderly conduct and got the taser. Tank has since responded to the news and blasts the police in New Orleans:
The most frustrating part of the entire incident is knowing that I did not do anything to pose a threat but was treated like a criminal. With a clean-cut image and a lady by my side, the law took matters into their own hands and chose to endanger my safety and those accompanying me. It’s 2008 and New Orleans is still very much in trouble beyond the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I’m a living witness READ MORE
Grammy nods ain’t going stop a brother from getting tasered son…
CIARA LOOKING FOR BACKUP DANCERS
Ciara announced on her youtube channel that she was working on her new album and needed new backup dancers. She will be holding auditions in Atlanta, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles:
Ciara is hard at work in the studio on her next album! Now she’s looking for dancers with fresh, raw talent who can hold their own as Ciara’s backup dancer. She will be holding auditions in the following cities below so don’t miss your chance. Think you got moves? Come on out and show Ciara what you’ve got!
For more information on the auditions and locations, click here.