Beyonce confirmed late last night that she would no longer be starring in the Clint Eastwood-helmed remake of A Star Is Born. “I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood,” she said a statement to E! News. “For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together.”
Back when Beyonce announced her pregnancy in 2011, Warner Bros. reportedly had to scrap plans to shoot the movie in February 2012. Now we’re wondering what turned the delay into a permanent cancellation of their collaboration. Here are a few wild guesses:
- Obama pal Bey didn’t feel comfortable working with Romney supporter Clint. Plus his RNC chair performance made her worry about his sanity.
- She heard Bradley Cooper wasn’t going to be in it after all, and is secretly crushing on him, like the rest of the world.
The above photo is what’s caused all sorts of hysteria over the idea of Beyonce being pregnant again, eight months after giving birth to Blue Ivy. Now, of course, this isn’t unheard of. A lot of women are extra fertile after having a baby, so you see a lot of siblings born so close together. But we can hardly call a little bit of rounding in a skintight Roberto Cavalli dress incontrovertible proof that Beybey #2 is in the oven, as MediaTakeout exclaimed on Monday. We know Beyonce was working out a million hours a day and not eating anything good in order to lose her baby weight in time for her Atlantic City concerts this spring. Do you blame the girl at all for taking a break and having a piece of bread since then? If you saw any normal woman looking this slim within a year of having a baby, you would be astonished at how much weight she lost.
Helping or not helping this new rumor: The denial from Beyonce’s mother. “It’s gonna happen when it’s time, but not right now,” Tina Knowles said. Which, she would probably say whether or not B were actually pregnant. Also, you can point to the fact that Beyonce has a giant glass of cognac in her hands in this photo from Sunday night. But then again, “witnesses” said she never actually sipped from that glass.
Much to our disappointment, there weren’t any cameras allowed to document President Obama’s fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce last night. Well, none except the very official one that took the pic above, which was posted to @BarackObama earlier this afternoon. And that tweet was shortly followed by a nod to International Talk Like a Pirate Day (today) — a photo of the president talking to a pirate with the caption “Arr you in?” And Obama’s appearance on Letterman last night gave the show its highest ratings since 2010. Clearly, the president’s philosophy on mixing with pop culture is controlled but broad-reaching. It’s the kind of populist approach that garnered him the youth vote in 2008, so he’s sticking with it.
On the other end of the spectrum, we now know that Republican candidate Mitt Romney is very cautious about appearing on shows, as he said in his infamous (“47 percent”) fundraiser video posted by Mother Jones this week. Now that he’s appeared on Leno more than Letterman, he told supporters, “Letterman hates me now.” Though he was asked, he said he won’t be appearing on Saturday Night Live, because, “You want to show that you’re fun and you’re a good person but you also want to be presidential and Saturday Night Live has the potential of looking slapstick and not presidential.”
Have we really not had a truly epic VMA beef since Kanye went totally Kanye and snatched Taylor Swift‘s mic in 2009? How time flies. Tonight the MTV VMAs honor those artists who have crafted a truly superior piece of visual art to accompany their music. But a well-crafted celebrity feud? Well, that’s even harder to come by. So we went ahead and predicted some fantasy VMA celebrity feuds for them, just to get the ball rolling! It’s like using The Secret, except you probably shouldn’t use The Secret to have someone yank out Lana Del Rey’s weave…
The MTV Video Music Awards are known for having one of the most varied guest lists in showbiz, creating mind-blowingly random Hollywood juxtapositions. Many unexpected duos are tapped to present awards together, and sometimes folks are feeling friendly and just want a picture with their secret celeb crush.These unexpected pairings sometimes could be the musical collaboration of our dreams, much like Lady Gaga and Cher appearing side by side (with a side of beef) back in 2010. Or they could be the nightmare we wish would end, like the legendary meeting of Kanye West and Taylor Swift in ’09. Who would have thought teen sweetheart Mandy Moore would want to be hugged up with the creepy Marilyn Manson? The VMAs have given us some insanely wonderful worlds colliding moments over the years, so we’ve made a gallery to celebrate our favorite. Head down bellow to check out our 20 Most Unexpected VMA Pairings of All Time. Let’s hope we can have another 50 Cent and Paris Hilton moment this Thursday!
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It looks like Beyonce won’t be making a guest spot on Keeping Up With The Kardashians anytime soon. Despite Kim Kardashian’s numerous attempts to get close to Bey, the diva apparently just isn’t having it. Even though boyfriend Kanye West is close friends with Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z, their relationship is rumored to be strained at best. The iciness was illustrated this weekend at the Made In America music festival in Philadelphia, where Jay was performing. Despite both turning up with their respective beaus, the former Destiny’s Child singer apparently gave Kim the cold shoulder!
“Kim and Beyonce barely spoke to each other,” a witness told Confidenti@l. “They were on opposite sides of the stage. Beyonce didn’t even acknowledge [Kim] was there until the concert was almost over.” Kim apparently hung out with her best friend Jonathan Cheban while her boyfriend took to the stage to do a surprise duet with Jay-Z during the festival. But then the awkwardness continued after the show. “They made small talk in the dressing room, but you could tell Kim was uncomfortable. She clung onto Kanye the entire time and didn’t say much,” says another source. “[Kim] was talking to Jonathan, and Kanye was talking to Jay-Z and Beyonce.” So we’re guessing that we don’t have a new addition to our celebrity besties list. But Yeezy and Jay’s cuteness more than makes up for it.
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It can’t be a coincidence that Beyonce was born right in the heart of MTV VMA season. The Queen Bey is just as much a part of the show as the Moonman, putting in a showstopping appearance nearly every year for over a decade. It’s fate, you guys! Or should we say, destiny. Ever since her Destiny’s Child days, she’s lit up the stage with a killer combo of jaw-dropping outfits and fierce dance moves. And who could forget last year when she announced on the red carpet that she was expecting little Blue Ivy Carter? The diva legacy lives on. We wonder what surprises she’ll have for us on Thursday night! Beyonce has become an icon of the awards show, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her 31st birthday than by checking out her hottest VMA outfits through the years. Enjoy!
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With the summer coming to a close we’ve decided to celebrate the only way we know how … by remembering this season’s sexiest celebrity bikini bods. Between all of the Twitter and Instagram uploads and paparazzi shots, there was a never-ending stream of photos of scantily clad stars, so it was hard to narrow it down to just 20 top shots, but we did it! It should also be noted that there were plenty of runner-ups including Aubrey O’Day, Brooklyn Decker, Vanessa Hudgens and Irina Shayk. (And of course, our Bikini Awards runner up, Claudia Romani, whom we didn’t include because she got a place of honor in our Breakout Stars of the Summer feature.) Browse through the gallery of our top pics and vote for the celebrity you think had this summer’s hottest bikini body.
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We’re guessing “summer vacation” means something different when mom and dad can whip you off to St. Tropez or Maui any time of year, but it still means something for celebrity kids, judging from the fun pics we’ve seen. School’s out, mom and dad take you to the park, the beach, the yacht, the private jet, and you get to play all you want. For some little ones, like Jessica Simpson’s daughter Maxwell or Hilary Duff’s son Luca, everything about summer must be new and fun, and the paparazzi don’t have anything on mom’s need to capture their every move. Jennifer Hudson’s and Gwen Stefani’s sons had to squeeze their fun in with their parents’ busy work schedules. Kids like Matilda Ledger and Sean Federline got to spend some quality time with their moms’ significant others. And we’re happy to see that even the children of newly split parents, like Suri Cruise, and Heidi Klum and Seal’s brood, were able to enjoy some carefree moments in the sun.
One thing’s for certain: Whatever these famous offspring were doing for the past three months, it was way more fabulous than our own summer pastimes. See for yourself…
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If you’re going to remake of a remake, you might as well use it as an opportunity to have Bradley Cooper and Beyonce smooch out onscreen. Are we right, or are we pervs? Clint Eastwood knows what we’re talking about! According to Variety, the Gran Torino director wants The Hangover II star as the male lead of the Bey-lead reboot of A Star Is Born. Cooper is apparently considering the role, by which we mean covering his iPhone with his hand and shrieking with glee until his agent finishes negotiating his salary.
The only thing we don’t quite understand is what age Bradley will be playing in the film. Apparently Eastwood is rebooting the original 1937 version of the movie (rather than Judy Garland‘s 1954 version or Barbra Streisand‘s 1976 take). The story will center around “an aging rocker who falls in love with a young, rising star.” Screenwriter Will Fetters allegedly based the male lead on an older Kurt Cobain, but if Beyonce is 30 and Bradley Cooper is 37….how are they going to pull this off without some laughable aging makeup? Of course, when it comes to Hollywood, isn’t there an entire generation of difference between the ages of 30 and 37? Hahaha, we have no idea what we’re talking about, but we’re all seeing this movie in theaters regardless. Let’s not pretend otherwise.
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