*Beyonce, rapper Pitbull and rocker Steven Tyler are among the all-star cast of 20th Century Fox’s new animated film “Epic,” helmed by “Ice Age” director Chris Wedge.
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The storyline will follow a teenage girl as she is transported into another universe, which she then has to save in order to save the real world.
Beyoncé will voice a character called Queen Tara, Pitbull will play Bufo, and Tyler is cast as Nim Galuu, according to Deadline.com.
The 3D CG animated film also features “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville.
This movie will be Beyonce’s first film project since before she was pregnant with her and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The new mom is also tied to Clint Eastwood’s upcoming remake of “A Star Is Born.”
*Brad Pitt has recruited Rihanna, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Spike Lee among others to appear at a charity gala he’s holding in New Orleans to benefit his post-Hurricane Katrina cause, the Make It Right foundation.
The shindig, co-hosted by New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres, will be held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday. Saints quarterback Drew Brees will co-emcee the music portion of the event.
Other guests and performers include Sheryl Crow, Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Djimon Hounsou, Chris and Jada Paul, Bennett Miller and Randy Jackson, according to E! News.
For the afterparty, “Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari will host, and Seal and Kanye have been tapped to perform. Emeril Lagasse will cook special New Orleans dishes.
The gala will help raise funds for lower-income housing in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They aim to complete 150 houses.
Below, Brangelina and their six kids have already been spotted around New Orleans.
Angelina Jolie with son Pax, and daughters Vivienne (l) and Zahara go to the market in New Orleans (March 11, 2012).
*Comedian Cedric the Entertainer is among the performers lined up for TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just For Laughs, a comedy event to take place at key Chicago venues June 15-19.
Other comics announced Tuesday are Ellen DeGeneres, Denis Leary, Russell Peters, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Aziz Ansari and Bob Odenkirk, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
TBS plans three TV specials from the event, including “Ellen’s Somewhat Special,” her fourth variety show for TBS; “Cedric the Entertainer’s Urban Circus” (working title); and a third show to be announced at a later date.
Odenkirk will be on “The Not Inappropriate Show,” a sketch show for kids. Among the performers are Kate Micucci and members of The Groundlings and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.
Leary brings “The Rescue Me Comedy Tour” to the festival, while Russell Peters will present “The Green Card Tour.”
Giraldo will host “The Nasty Show” with special guest Norton. And Ansari will bring his “Dangerously Delicious” tour to Chicago.