Thursday, February 21, 2008


Oh, Lord. The rumors are true. Beyonce will portray legendary blues singer, Etta James in Darnell Martin's Cadillac Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She will also serve as one of the movie's executive producers. Cadillac Records will follow the life of influential Chicago-based record company executive Leonard Chess— who ran the legendary record company with his brother, Phil, through the 1950s and '60s — and the label's lineup of musical icons, including James, Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer) and Little Walter (Columbus Short). Oscar winner Adrien Brody is scheduled to play Chess. The role is the first for BeyoncĂ© since her turn as Deena Jones in the musical Dreamgirls. As Jones, the singer earned two Golden Globe nominations, for Best Actress in a Motion Picture and Best Original Song.

While her Dreamgirls character was loosely based on Diana Ross, Beyoncé will have some big shoes to fill as the real-life James. The gutsy and full-figured legend belted out many standout blues and jazz tracks, including unforgettable track At Last, which she was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for in 1999. And I swear to God I hate this song for the simple fact that it has been sung and butchered by tone-deaf wedding singers and contestants on Showtime at the Apollo as well as American Idol.



candylicker said...


Coffee_No_Cream said...

oh, god, not again. i agree with candy. why is it that beyonce refuses to sit her ass down somewhere. oh, i know why, it's because her lacefront-wig-wearing self would hate to see anyone, particularly Rihanna, take over her spot. Too late, bey. take a vacation and sit your ass down.

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