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Beyonce TEASES “The Mrs. Carter Show” Photos, RELEASES “Back To Black” REMAKE With Andre 3000

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Beyonce has just teased some carefully selected shots from her "The Mrs. Carter Show" World Tour.  See the "candids" inside and listen to her "Back To Black" remake with Andre 3000.

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Fan fans waiting for "The Mrs. Carter Show" to stop through their town, they can get a glimpse of Mrs. Carter in action, with a few carefully choreographed "candids" from her stop at the LG Arena in Birmingham, UK last night.

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Previously, we told you that Mrs. Carter had banned photographers from her live shows, and now the only professional pics you’ll see of her on-stage are those hand picked by her and her team.

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We imagine Bey knows exactly when she’ll be photographed and the show’s photographer, Frank Micelotta, knows exactly when to press "click". We don’t mind…it makes for a great picture.

 

And in new releases….

On his East Village radio show, producer Mark Ronson debuted the "Back To Black" remake that Beyonce and Andre 3000 created for The Great Gatsby soundtrack (May 7).  When asked what he thought about Bey and Andre remaking the Amy Winehouse track, he said, “I’m flattered and honored. I know Amy would be too."

Helmed by executive producer Jay-Z, the soundtrack will feature Fergie, Q-Tip, Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sandé, will.i.am, and others.

BIG GIG: Quvenzhane Wallis Cast As Annie In Upcoming “Annie” Remake!

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When Willow Smith dropped out the lead role of Annie in the upcoming "Annie" remake–produced by Will & Jada Pinkett Smith–Columbia Pictures just announced their newest choice for the starring role.

 

Deets inside…

Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated 9-year-old star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, has just been cast to play the title role in the upcoming remake of Annie.

The film will be directed by Will Gluck and co-produced by Jay-Z, Jay Brown & Ty Ty Smith through Marcy Media in addition to the Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.

And the well-spoken and poised cutie Quvenzhane will be singing and dancing in the remake to music produced specifically for the film by Jay-Z.

Columbia Pictures President Hannah Minghella said about the new casting decision:

“With the recent Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim, Quvenzhane Wallis is a true star, and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star.  She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her."

According to THR, DeVon Franklin will be overseeing the movie at the studio with Andrea Giannetti. And the film based on the 1977 Broadway production is set to be released during the Holidays of 2014.

She’s the perfect choice for the role.  And whether she wins or loses at tonight’s Oscars, she’s well on her way to a BIG Hollywood career.  Congrats Q!

 

BIG GIG: Quvenzhane Wallis Cast As Annie In Upcoming “Annie” Remake!

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When Willow Smith dropped out the lead role of Annie in the upcoming "Annie" remake–produced by Will & Jada Pinkett Smith–Columbia Pictures just announced their newest choice for the starring role.

 

Deets inside…

Quvenzhane Wallis, the Oscar-nominated 9-year-old star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, has just been cast to play the title role in the upcoming remake of Annie.

The film will be directed by Will Gluck and co-produced by Jay-Z, Jay Brown & Ty Ty Smith through Marcy Media in addition to the Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.

And the well-spoken and poised cutie Quvenzhane will be singing and dancing in the remake to music produced specifically for the film by Jay-Z.

Columbia Pictures President Hannah Minghella said about the new casting decision:

“With the recent Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim, Quvenzhane Wallis is a true star, and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star.  She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her."

According to THR, DeVon Franklin will be overseeing the movie at the studio with Andrea Giannetti. And the film based on the 1977 Broadway production is set to be released during the Holidays of 2014.

She’s the perfect choice for the role.  And whether she wins or loses at tonight’s Oscars, she’s well on her way to a BIG Hollywood career.  Congrats Q!

 

CHANGE UP: Willow Smith WILL NOT Play Annie In The Movie Remake

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So much for Willow Smith whipping her hair in the big remake from her parents’ and Jay-Z‘s production companies.  She’s OUT of the upcoming "Annie" movie.  Deets inside…

The "Annie" remake via Sony Pictures just nabbed a director.  And it’s Friends With Benefits & Easy A director Will Gluck.  So now that the film is full speed ahead with a Fall 2014 release….Willow has now outgrown the role.  Pre-production began three years ago when she was 9 (the age of Annie).  But now that she’s 12, she’s too old for the role.

Willow’s parents Will & Jada Smith, are still producing the film via their company Overbrook Entertainment.  And they’ve teamed up with Jay-Z on the project.  Mr. Carter stated, according to Deadline:

“For Marcy Media’s first foray into film, we couldn’t ask for better partners and mentors than Overbrook Entertainment. We are excited to work with Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment. My well-known affinity for the classic ‘Hard Knock Life’ makes Annie a natural vehicle to lead us into the world of the cinema.”

The film starts shooting this fall.  Now, who should play that lead role?

NEW DEALS: Nicki Gets PEPSI+Halle Lands “The HIVE”+”Steel Magnolias” Remake Cast Announced

Following in the footsteps of her former tour partner Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj just landed a multi-million Pepsi deal.  Deets inside, plus Halle‘s new movie and who will be in the all-black Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Justin Bieber Taps Mariah Carey For “All I Want For Christmas” Remix & Busta Rhymes For “Drummer Boy” Remake

Mariah Carey went and remixed her most popular Christmas song ever again…."All I Want For Christmas."  And this time she collaborated with Justin Bieber for his own Christmas album.  Plus, The Biebs just released his "Little Drummer Boy" sing with Busta Rhymes as well.

 

Check the tracks inside…

The next singles off Justin’s Under The Mistletoe Christmas album (out November 1st) feature more YBF folks–Mimi & Busta.  Y’all know how I feel about my Mariah Christmas albums so I’m a little biased on this "All I Want For Christmas" remix above.  It really should have been left alone.

And the collabo with Busta Rhymes, "Drummer Boy" was also just released:

 

You feelin’ it?

 

Check out his recent collabo with Usher on "The Christmas Song" in case you missed it.

CONFIRMED: Whitney Houston Set To DAZZLE In “SPARKLE” Remake

Pop icon Whitney Houston has been confirmed to appear in the Sparkle remake and excited producers are already pulling together some fashion heavyweights for her wardrobe. Get the deets inside….

 

When Whitney Houston graces the big screen as Jordin Sparks’ mother in the Sparkle remake, expect to see the "Saving All My Love" singer in some fabulous garments. 

Her clothing will be designed by the legendary b michael and two-time Oscar nominated costume designer Ruth Carter.  The pair will also create looks Jordin Sparks.