British chanteuse Rita Ora just scored a plum acting role that will make her a bigger superstar than Rihanna will ever be. The 23-year-old singer has been cast as Christian Grey’s sister Mia in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Ora made the announcement on her official Twitter page on Monday.
The awards and accolades continue to pile up for ’12 Years a Slave’, which won the People’s Choice Audience award from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Deadline.com reports.
’12 Years a Slave’ debuted at Telluride Film Festival, and is already generating talk of Oscar nominations, despite earning the rep of being “too difficult” to sit through.
The Fox Searchlight Film is based on the true story of a free black man from upstate NY, Solomon Northup, who is abducted and sold into slavery. In his 12th year of slavery, Northrup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) has long been forgotten by the wife and children he left behind.
The Dream’s 5th studio album, IV Play, is a resounding failure, no thanks to you fickle fans who failed to run out and buy it.
Terius Nash, 35, released IV Play on May 28. Despite guest appearances by his close friends Beyonce, Jay Z and Kelly Rowland, the album landed at #16 on the charts, selling only 20,000 units in first week sales.
Nash penned hit songs for Beyonce (“Single Ladies”, “Love on Top”), Justin Bieber (“Baby”) and Rihanna (“Umbrella”).
Will Smith’s precocious daughter, Willow, 12, once famously said school was not a top priority for her. But just days later, the “Whip My Hair” singer revealed her struggle with illiteracy when she couldn’t pronounce the word ‘congratulates’ during an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park.
In an interview with Vulture, Will Smith now says Willow sees the importance of going to school and hanging out with her friends.
Willow was spotted hanging out with friends in NYC on Thursday, May 30, after spending the morning helping her father and brother, Jaden Smith, promote their new flick “After Earth”.
Actor and rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and his daughter Karma attended a private advance screening of his latest movie ‘Fast & Furious 6? at Cinebistro in Buckhead on Thursday, May 16. Also attending the screening were actress and former “Cosby” kid Keshia Knight Pulliam; former Destiny’S Child lead singer LeToya Luckett; former reality TV star Antonia Wright; V-103 morning show host Ryan Cameron, V-103 mid-day jock Big Tigger, and more!
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Actor and rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges attended the World Premiere of his latest movie ‘Fast & Furious 6′ at Empire Leicester Square in London, England on Tuesday, May 7.
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Actor Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith continue their world tour to promote their latest film ‘After Earth’ in Japan at Tokyo Skytree on Wednesday, May 1.
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