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Annie Remake: Sandra Out, Cameron In

It probably came down to economics. With an Oscar under her belt and a hit movie about to open worldwide in The Heat, Sandra Bullock probably was too much dinero for the producers of the upcoming Annie remake.

So save a few pennies, they have instead turned camto Cameron Diaz to play the role of the evil Miss Hannigan.

Diaz, who will be required to sing in the musical, will star alongside Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, who is set to play the titular role, and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, who will portray Daddy Warbucks in the film. To be produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z, stay tuned for an official release date for this possible blockbuster.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Sandra Bullock as Miss Hannigan?

She’s turned it down already but according to reports, she’s back in the running!

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, who is about to heat up the big screen with comedienne Melissa McCarthy in ‘The Heat’, is allegedly in talks again to play Miss Hannigan to sandraAnnie in the big screen adaption of the Broadway musical. Also attached to the Will Smith and Jay-Z produced film is another Oscar winner, Jamie Foxx.

Will Bullock be able to pull off the singing required for the movie? No one thought Reneee Zellwegger could sing either and she wowed the critics.

Let’s hope we get to find out!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Is Beyonce With Child?

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Rumors have been swirling for weeks now that the current queen of pop, Beyonce, is knocked up again with Jay-Z’s child. She was supposed to perform in Belgium this weekend but she pulled out (pun not intended) at the last minute and blamed dehydration and exhaustion. And you know what we say to performers that claim that as an excuse?

TAKE A DAMN NAP!

According to various reports, the singer is awaiting word from her doctors before she makes an official announcement on her medical condition but if she IS knocked up, Blue Ivy is about to have another sister to possibly share her inheritance (and weaves) with or a brother that will be trying to snatch out her weaves for years to come.

Stay tuned on this breaking news!

Additional reporting: A. Neff King

More Kids? Beyonce Gives An Answer

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She’s already got Blue Ivy who seemingly has already grown up into a toddler right before our eyes. So will Beyonce ask her hubby Jay-Z to put out for another bebe?

In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Mizz Bey talked about that highly criticized trip to Cuba (which, of course she spun into a positive), and whether she is ready to give baby Blue a friend in the form of a sibling anytime soon.

About that trip to Cuba, Bey said, “You know, it was such a beautiful trip. I met some incredible children. I visited some incredible entrepreneurs. And it was really, it was really educational for me. I learned so much about so many people and the country, and it was actually quite shocking.”

Shocking? Shocking maybe that everyone would be criticizing her idea for even thinking of going to that country.

Check out her interesting answer about the baby thing from our friends at Have U Heard here.

Jay-Z Did NOT Get Clearance From Obama For Cuba Vacation

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We know Jay-Z and Bey and tight with President Obama and the First Lady, but not THAT close apparently.

In a new rap released called “Open Letter”, Jay raps that he got the president’s permission to visit Cuba with his wife for their anniversary…but White House authorities are saying…NOT!

MTV.com reports,

During Thursday’s (April 11) daily presidential press briefing, it was the first time in memory that Obama administration spokesperson Jay Carney was asked to respond to a fresh hip-hop track.

After a reporter painstakingly recited such lyrics as “I turned Havana into Atlanta … Boy from the ‘hood, I got White House clearance. … Obama said ‘chill you gonna get me impeached,” Carney smiled and shot back what sounded like a prepared answer about Jay’s boasts.

“I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury,” said a smirking Carney, who denied that President Obama personally intervened in the anniversary trip
by music’s first couple because, well, it’s not his department. “It’s a song. The president’s not communicating with Jay-Z over this trip.”

Apparently American citizens are banned from visiting the Communist country on leisure UNLESS they’ve got clearance from a Treasury official.

Carney went onto say, “I am absolutely saying that the White House and the president on down had nothing to do with anybody’s personal, anybody’s travel to Cuba. That is something the Treasury handles.”

I guess if Bey and Jay want to go to Cuba, they go to Cuba. End of story.

Stacey Dash vs. Jayonce

Stacey Dash hasn’t had a hit movie in theatres since the early 90s in Clueless, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to keep herself in the news. During the last presidential campaign, she came under fire for her Republican ways and her quotes about the White House and the sideline shenanigans involved in politics in general. Now the ever-youthful Dash is going after one of the first families of Hip Hop.

Beyonce and Jay-Z, who just recently celebrated five years of marriage with a trip to Cuba, have come under fire recently for going to the country in the first place. For most Americans, the only way to go there is if you have something worthy enough to share with the Cuban people. Although the two claim to have gone there on a ‘cultural exchange’, pundits are now wondering aloud what could these two share with Cuba that they don’t already have? Cuban women know all about cornrows! What could Beyonce offer!?

Dash ran to her Twitter account to verbally slap the couple:

“Do you care that the Jay Z’s have taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime?”rs_560x415-130409155319-1024.jayz.dash.cm.4

Way harsh, Dee.

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CELEB SPOTTING: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Celebrate 5th Anniversary In Cuba

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrated their 5th anniversary down in Cuba this year! The power couple were surrounded by fans at La Guarida, a popular Cuban restaurant, as they went out on Wednesday. Police had to be called to keep the crowd together.

Waitress Silvia Fernandez said they dined with their moms and another man she couldn’t identify. She called Beyoncé “beautiful, without a drop of makeup.”

On Thursday, the pair toured colonial Old Havana and went to another restaurant with a rooftop terrace and killer view.

Congrats to Bey and Jay for five years! In other news, check out Bey’s new Pepsi ad, “Mirrors,” embracing her past, but living for now!

Image via The Hollywood Gossip

Jay-Z Closes 40/40 Club In Atlantic City

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Not even Jay-Z (who can usually touch something and it turns to gold) can’t even overcome the wrath of NYC’s Hurricane Sandy.

Jay’s 40/40 club in Atlantic City recently closed its doors as a result of the damage that was done on both the inside and the outside of the club after the Hurricane struck.

Spokesman for 40/40 Ron Berkowitz confirmed the sad news that the lease for the club ended last October and will not be renewed.

“Back in those days, it did a lot for the Atlantic City brand in the sense that here you have Jay-Z opening what was just his second 40/40 Club outside of New York.”

A great investment for Jay-Z it was, but unfortunately you can’t control nature’s effects.

I’m just surprised Jay didn’t take a few of his millions and just restored the whole got damn thing and bring it back to life. I know it isn’t that easy but heck, when you are a celebrity with millions upon millions stashed away it really could be THAT simple.

I have a sneaking suspicion the guy has more on his plate and on his brain than a club that got tore up by a Hurricane.

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z Tour Dates!

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The tour of the summer is in fact happening. It has been rumored and now confirmed. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z tour dates have been announced. I’m so excited as this will be the freakin’ tour of the got damn YEAR. (Now if they just come to Minneapolis I’ll be happier.)

What we do know is that (so far), the singer and rapper will play TWELVE stadium dates in North America this summer, with their tour kicking off in Toronto Canada on July 17th and finishing up in Miami, Florida on August, 16th.

The “Legends of the Summer” tour dates tickets go on sale on February 28th, so be sure you get on the internet or to a box office real quick because these tickets are going to sell out. You KNOW that!

The full dates for Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s “The Legends Of The Summer” tour are as follows:

July 17 – Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada
July 19 – Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
July 22 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
July 26 – Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
July 28 – Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California
July 31 – BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
August 4 – Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
August 6 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
August 8 – M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
August 10 – Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
August 13 – Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 16 – Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

CELEB SPOTTING: Beyonce and Jay-Z Ball So Hard At NBA All-Star Game Party

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NBA All-Star Weekend was a busy one for sports fans and celebrities alike, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Chris Paul, Kevin Hart, Terrence J and more who were spotted at The Crown Royal Black, Ciroc and Bridge Intelligence Group Presents Ball So Hard 2 Bash!

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Guests partied into the night and enjoyed Crown Royal cocktails as they prepared for Sunday’s big game.

It sure looked as if Jay and Bey were having themselves a great time. This just one day after Beyonce’s interview with Oprah AND her documentary aired on the OWN network.

REPORT: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z To Tour Together?

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Rumor has it that Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are taking their “Suit and Tie” collaboration on the road! According to PEOPLE.com,  the duo will take hit at least 10 cities soon.

The news is huge, especially with Justin finally coming back with new music. The collaboration itself is number one, so it makes sense that JT and Jay-Z would capitalize on their success!  Dates and details of the tour haven’t been released, but if this really does happen, it will definitely be a show to remember! It reportedly will be a stadium tour, and Justin’s ten-man band will be along for the ride too.

Are you excited about the possibility of a “Suit and Tie” tour?
Image via Life and Style

Amanda Bynes Calls Jay-Z “Ugly”

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Amanda Bynes just got escape the negative press and obviously she’s doing it to herself, but got damn, girl needs something positive right quick. After that big DUI ordeal that landed her headlines on nearly every gossip and entertainment site and the butt of many jokes by talk show hosts, Bynes has now went public and called Jay-Z “ugly”.

Apparently girlfriend didn’t get the memo that anymore bad press will put her right up in the ranks of Lindsay Lohan.

On February 6th, the former Nickelodeon star tweeted a photo of Jay-Z with the following status, “Ugly face.”

The tweet has since been removed slash deleted, but as we all know, once you post something on the internet, it doesn’t go anywhere.

Come on Miss Bynes, sometimes things are just left unsaid…especially when you are a celebrity out of a job in dire need of employment and a better reputation.

Can you imagine the damage Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan could do TOGETHER?! Oh lawd. I don’t think the world could handle that!

Jay-Z Has Been Busy

You could say Jay-Z has been a tad busy.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s Rocawear brand recently opened its flagship retail store in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, the brand has opened five retail factory stores in Franklin Mills (Philadelphia, PA), Sugarloaf Mills (Lawrenceville, GA), Vacaville Premium Outlets (Vacaville, CA), Locust Grove Outlets (Locust Grove, GA) and Gilroy Premium Outlets (Gilroy, CA).

Opening the first free standing Rocawear store at The Barclays Center has special meaning to the Brooklyn born musician / entrepreneur. Jay-Z commented, “As a kid who grew up in Marcy Projects, it feels surreal to not only bring professional sports back to Brooklyn, but to have the first flagship Rocawear store at the Shops at Barclays is like the ultimate dream fulfilled.”

The Barclays Brooklyn store will offer customers new Rocawear product deliveries every three weeks, along with an exclusive “Brooklyn” capsule collection featuring merchandise inspired by the historic borough.

Earlier this year, Rocawear debuted its first ever television commercial, entitled “Marcy to Barclays” which told the story of Carter and Rocawear taking the world by storm. It depicted a younger Jay-Z selling CDs out of the trunk of his car, ending with Jay-Z performing to a sold out crowd at Barclays Center.

Check out the commercial below.

Not Everyone Knows Jay-Z Is Famous

We got our little paws on some footage of Jay-Z filming his documentary for his Barclays Center eight concert run and Mr. Z decided to take the subway to his shows. Anyways, here is what happens when a famous dude like Jay takes the subway with regular ole Joes. He comes across this little gray-haired lady who has no idea who he is and even questioned him asking, “Are you famous?”

Jays reply? “Not very famous — you don’t know me. I’ll get there someday.”

Check out the vid for yourself.

Jay-Z Gives Chris Brown Permission To Date Rihanna Again

Remember back when Rihanna got beat down by Chris Brown and Jay-Z pretty much said that if he came into contact with Breezy, he’d kick Breezy in the ball sack, pull his balls between his legs and pull them up over his head and tie them around his ears? Well, it’s been a few years now and Jay has simmah-ed down. In fact, Jay-Z has even given Brown the “okay” to get a romantic relationship with RiRi another try. But, it isn’t without warning…

A source told sources that, “Jay-Z told Rihanna that if Chris is truly making her happy then to go for it. He invited them as a couple to his concert in New York and backstage he called Chris to one side and told him if he hurts Rihanna, whether emotionally or physically, it’s over for him.”

So be ready peeps. Now that Jay-Z has given the couple his blessing, Ri and Breezy will make their official public appearance next month. But Breezy better watch his back because if things go sour and Breezy blows his top, the source adds, “He’ll ensure it will result in the end of his career.”