*Model Jourdan Dunn admits she’s been infatuated with Beyoncé ever since she was 9-years-old.
Fashion’s it girl said she embarrassed herself when she first met her idol at the Met Ball in New York City last May by asking if she could ”hold” her.
She told Miss Vogue magazine: ”I used to pretend I was the fifth member of Destiny’s Child. She saw us, smiled and began walking over. We both turned to see if Jay Z or someone was nearby. She said, ‘Hi,’ and told us that she thought we were beautiful. I think I said, ‘Can I just hold you?”’
Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis in “Annie”
*The first trailer has been released for the upcoming “Annie” remake, with Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role. Also, the first clip has surfaced from the Jimi Hendrix film “All Is By My Side” starring Outkast’s Andre 3000.
Like the classic 1977 musical, Columbia’s modern-day “Annie” update follows 11-year-old little orphan Annie (“Beasts of the Southern Wild’s” Wallis), who has a chance encounter with wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks (Jamie Foxx), an update on the Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks character.
Turns out Benjamin, who’s running for mayor, needs a feel-good story to boost his stock; that’s where Annie comes in. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz takes on the mean-spirited orphanage owner Miss Hannigan. Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale co-star.
*Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency announced today that it will enter into a partnership with Kanye West’s creative house DONDA Music, which works with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T, among others.
DONDA, named after the artist’s late mother, provides design services for affiliated acts (including, but not limited to: apparel, album covers, stage design and film projects).
However, its partnership with Roc Nation will focus solely on Ye’s international recording brand and worldwide touring ventures.
*Hip-Hop isn’t simply about spitting rhymes, selling records and sold out concerts in order to be among the richest in the game. No!
Just ask Forbes’ wealthiest in hip-hop, Diddy, Jay Z, Birdman, Dr. Dre or 50 Cent.
These hip-hop moguls managed to become just that by stepping up their game beyond music, and into endorsement deals and partnerships — turning themselves into businesses.
*As music lovers weigh in on the Kanye West remix to Beyonce’s hit single “Drunk in Love,” the rapper’s ex is addressing those who feel she may have dissed him and his latest work.
According to reports, the situation stems from a tweet Amber Rose posted on Saturday amid all the talk about the “Drunk in Love.”