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Weigh In: Should Kelly Rowland Portray Donna Summer In Upcoming Biopic?

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While actress Elise Neal won the role of Gladys Knight in a forthcoming Aaliyah biopic, the ‘Empress of Soul’ made it clear that she wants R&B diva Kelly Rowland to portray her if her own biopic ever comes to light.

But, does Rowland have her sights set on another music monarch?

The ‘Down For Whatever’ diva may be throwing subtle hints that she’s down to portray ‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer in a forthcoming film based on Casablanca Records – the label that brought Summer to fame.  Stirring fans into a heated frenzy this week when she took to Instagram to upload a snap of her rocking a hairdo inspired by the ‘Hot Stuff’ singer, her loyal #RowlandStones almost unanimously urged her to pursue the role.

Kelly has not made it clear that she is interested, but what is clear is that the film is happening (as we reported here) and is set to be led by Grammy winning star Justin Timberlake.

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VH1 Divas 2012: Performances *Updated*

 VH1 Divas 2012: Performances *Updated*

VH1 Divas 2012 is underway live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles!

A Dance-themed tribute to iconic divas Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, the extravaganza will see the likes of Kelly Rowland, Kelly Clarkson, Ciara, Melanie Fiona, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Adam Lambert, and more hit the stage with show-stopping showings.

As ever, That Grape Juice has you covered with the night’s performances – as they happen. Peep the latest below and be sure to keep refreshing as more will be added continually!
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VH1 Divas 2012: Kelly Rowland To Perform Iconic Donna Summer Songs

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The weekend is nigh and so too is VH1 Divas 2012!

Now a live show, this year’s festivities take place from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.

A Dance-themed extravaganza, the 2012 instalment of the popular franchise pays homage to late singers Whitney Houston and Donna Summer - the latter of whom is being honored by Kelly Rowland.

With many observing physical and musical similarities between Summer and the Destiny’s Child star, it was almost necessary that Rowland’s involvement center around the Disco queen. A stance the show’s producers seem to agree with, as the 31 year old has been tapped to tackle two of Summer’s biggest hits.

Find out what they are (as well as what other acts will be performing) below…

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Must-See: VH1 Divas 2012 Line-Up Announced

 Must See: VH1 Divas 2012 Line Up Announced

Annual must-see VH1 Divas is back for its third outing since being re-booted in 2010. With previous decades seeing the likes of Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, and Mariah Carey feature, the re-tooled version of the show appears to focus on birthing the new divas of tomorrow – 2012 being no different.

Find out who is set to blaze the stage at the December 16th Dance-themed show, which tributes Diva alums Houston and Donna Summer, below…

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Beyonce Tributes Donna Summer

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The death of disco diva Donna Summer yesterday rocked the music world to its core. Following the news of her passing, a steady stream of tributes have poured in from fans and artists alike. The latest to honor the 70’s megastar is Beyonce – who sampled Summer’s ‘Love To Love You’ on her 2004’s ‘Naughty Girl’.

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Disco’s Daring Diva: The Donna Summer Effect

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Sadly, yesterday the world bid goodbye to music legend Donna Summer.

Branded the Queen of Disco, Summer reigned over charts at a time where very few women, especially those of color, earned the title ‘sex symbol’ while simultaneously maintaining a level of class that restrained her sexuality from defining her image…

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Breaking News: Donna Summer Dies

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In news that can only be characterised as shocking, disco diva Donna Summer has passed away.

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