Bill Condon was rounding out the cast for Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and he tried but failed to cast Beyoncé whom he had worked with before. Beyonce played Deena Jones in his 2006 film Dreamgirls. To date, he's one of just two directors to put her in a musical—the first being Robert Townsend, who directed MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera.
So, the director lobbied to work with her again. "I even tried to get her into Beauty and the Beast, but it wasn't a big enough part," he said. " She would have been a good feather duster."
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An American television writer and producer, best known as creator and executive producer of the historical period drama Underground
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Legendary film director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA joins JOLIEGAZETTE community to talk about his live cinema experiments, his challenges and the greatest hope for the future.
Reunited with‘Mr. Luke Cage’ himself, Mike Colter, and director Malcolm Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut) Deborah with appear in Girl Trip (starring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith) due in theaters in 2017. Read more about the rising star Deborah Ayorinde!
Conversation with one of the best-connected executives in Silicon Valley
“Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul” ~ Donna Karan.
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Though she grew up knowing that her grandmother was a film and style icon, Emma Ferrer (granddaughter of the legendary Audrey Hepburn) is a product of self-discovery.
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Celebrities and large fashion crowd gets together for the opening of The National Museum of Qatar.
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“I don't do drugs. I am drugs.”