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Why Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Tyra Banks Lost “Princess And The Frog” Role



According to Jen Rudin, whose book Confessions of a Casting Director hits stores next month, several high profile Hollywood women were gunning to land the role of Tiana in Disney’s animated film, Princess and the Frog.

The 2009 film was a fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered around a young Black woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

The lead role went Anika Noni Rose, but Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce, her Dreamgirls co-stars, wanted it as well. And while Beyonce had a chance at getting the gig, Rudin says the actress acted a bit too entitled for her own good. “Beyoncé expected an offer, but wouldn’t audition and so she didn’t get one,” Rudin explained.

“Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson wanted it,” the author continued. “Alicia Keys auditioned three times … They had to sing, so we made it clear they needed sheet music. Tyra came in with a CD, but it didn’t matter because she was so pretty and nice.”

And in the end, the role went to Noni Rose, because according to Rudin, she “was the most qualified.”

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  1. sonya

    November 11, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Their loss. Alicia can do anything and do it very well.

    • Nadine

      November 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      ahhahaha, i 2nd that

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  3. Valencia Monroe

    November 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Beyonce needs to get it together lol. Still her tho.

    • Valencia Monroe

      November 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM


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From Gangsta To Gospel … Snoop Dogg Shuts Down Critics Of His Spiritual Album



Who says a gangsta rapper can’t drop a gospel album — apparently, the critics.

Snoop Dogg released his spiritual effort, Bible Of Love, today and unfortunately some folks just don’t understand why. Thankfully, we talked to Uncle Snoop and he let the haters know they won’t be dulling his shine.

“My spirit is in the right place,” Snoop proclaimed, “so for those who have backlash or something to say, their spirit ain’t right.” But Unc didn’t stop there, he went on a preached a word right quick … “I thought the Bible said Jesus was in the streets mixing it up with the real, bringing the real back to the fold.” Yep, yep, that’s exactly right!

But just because he has a gospel album doesn’t mean Snoop ain’t still street. “I come from the hood and I come from the church so they can’t out do me,” he reminded us.

Do you agree with The Doggfather’s message?

Bible Of Love is available now!

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