Beyonce Cast as Etta James?

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Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#1
Posted: 1/27/08 at 7:40pm
What? I'm sorry, I thought someone said Beyonce was playing Etta James...Is this April 1st?










Seriously? No, REALLY?
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Updated On: 1/27/08 at 07:40 PM
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#2
Posted: 1/27/08 at 7:52pm
re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?

Carly Jibson wasn't available?
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#2
Posted: 1/27/08 at 8:00pm
Wait! Wait! Stop the casting!
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#3
Posted: 1/27/08 at 8:16pm
This is too ridiculous for words.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#4
Posted: 1/27/08 at 10:55pm
Not a big Beyonce fan either. Seems a bit overrated to me!
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#5
Posted: 1/27/08 at 11:04pm
I've heard her father was Alan Hale - The skipper on Gilligan's Island.

But then I've also heard her father was Minnesota Fats.

Who knows.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#6
Posted: 1/27/08 at 11:12pm
I said it once and I'll say it again, Was Queen Latifah not available?
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#7
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:09am
Talk about stunt casting! When I look at Beyonce I don't think Etta James. This is clearly a case of casting someone in a role for their marquee value as opposed to casting someone who actually fits the part.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#8
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:12am
Oh.
Oh no.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#9
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:18am
I smell an Oscar.
















oh no wait, that's not an oscar at all.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#10
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:44am
Seriously, what is Beyonce (or likely her dad) putting in the water to make people think she can actually act?


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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#11
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:44am
I can't even begin to put into words how terrible I think this casting choice is. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#12
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:45am
Now now, lets not get too down on her. I thought she was passable in Dreamgirls. She certainly held her own. But this role is clearly not for her.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#13
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:52am
Her entire acting career has been never raised above passable performances. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Anika mopped the floor with her in Dreamgirls. It's just not fair.


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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#14
Posted: 1/28/08 at 2:02am
This is totally just a excuse for her to hit the Popeyes harder than usual and claim it's "for a role."
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#15
Posted: 1/28/08 at 2:05am
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

that's hillarious scott.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#16
Posted: 1/28/08 at 11:27am
Lord, what's next? Chenowith as a non-lesbo Dusty Springfield??
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#17
Posted: 1/28/08 at 11:40am
I'll probably get cut for saying this, but I think Eve would be a good choice.

Too bad there's no such thing as a new Paula Kelly...
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#18
Posted: 1/28/08 at 11:44am
Eve who? Plumb?
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#19
Posted: 1/28/08 at 11:55am
re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?

Eve.

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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#20
Posted: 1/28/08 at 12:06pm
Nothing against Beyonce, but I think even Christina Aguliera would've been a better choice.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#21
Posted: 1/28/08 at 12:10pm
Yeah...Eve Plumb...they'll just reverse the negative.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#22
Posted: 1/28/08 at 12:14pm
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Carly's a doll, but I know her replacement on the tour, Keala Settle, could do it, and she sort of looks like her already!

And she's got a KICK ASS voice!

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Updated On: 1/28/08 at 12:14 PM
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#23
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:07pm
I think you're all missing the point. This is going to obviously be a comedy.

Anyway, Etta is still alive and has a very successful career. She puts out albums annually and tours all the time. They should do a bio-pic on Ruth Brown.
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re: Beyonce Cast as Etta James?#24
Posted: 1/28/08 at 1:46pm
uhhh im pretty sure i would be a better choice at this casting...and i am a 21 year old British girl.

stunt casting for publicity? i think so.
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