Rihanna Readies Movie Debut

Published: Tuesday 27th Jul 2010 by Sam

Having convinced many that she’s a credible singer, Rihanna is now set to flex her already-impressive acting muscles on the big screen. Indeed, the vocal atrocity is set to make her movie debut in the film adaptation of Hasbro board-game ‘Battleship’.

Full story after the jump…

The action-flick, which will be directed by Peter Berg (‘Hancock’), sees Barbados’ Next Top Model joined by ‘True Blood’s’ Alexander Skarsgård and Taylor Kitcsh, who play brothers spearheading the fight for the planet’s survival against an otherworldly force. {Source}

There’s no doubt Ms. Fenty will turn in an Oscar-worthy performance; however, one can’t help but wonder how relevant Rihanna will be by the time ‘Battleship’ hits theatres on May 25th 2012. Afterall, “Fast-Food” music and artists can only last for so long…

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  1. BeyonSLAY July 27, 2010

    Ohhh LAWDDDD *falls out of the window* … seriously?

    She’s coming for Beyonce’s acting wigs?!?! I don’t think she can hack it..

  2. Soulful Roses July 27, 2010

    I hope shes taking acting classes, because that acting she did on 20/20 was not convincing at all.

    She should be prepared by 2012 though. *Crosses fingers*

  3. SEAN2010 July 27, 2010

    ch. lol

  4. wtf July 27, 2010

    ha ha hhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa at fastfood music and artist….going straight to dvd!!!

  5. SunDee July 27, 2010

    She better hire the best acting coach. & so…
    maybe in future she’ll also have stage present.

  6. LULU July 27, 2010

    she has two things against her unfortunately..that bring it on movie and the fact that she won’t accept her accent

  7. Commander for Kelly & Ciara July 27, 2010

    well good luck rihanna… hope it goes well….

  8. Bobby from Bulgaria July 27, 2010

    Like Sam’s a credible blogger… Ha ha…

    Sam, believe it or not, but Rihanna is a singer and even a successful one… 🙂

  9. hermes July 27, 2010

    “vocal atrocity”???you’re insane!!that should be stuck to kesha’s or katy perry’s shirts…coz’ they are talentless

  10. annie July 27, 2010

    I saw a movie she was in playing a singer (well herself). No thank you. It’s really going to be sinking battleship if she doesn’t go into acting classes.

  11. tata July 27, 2010

    Yes, will see if is still relevent in 2012….lmao

  12. ~AalexisR~ The Summer King (The Bahamas) July 27, 2010

    She’d be a s*** navy woman though. She would just need to update the gear to something a little sexier.

  13. “Dj Y2k Malone” July 27, 2010

    let’s see if this blog is around in 2012

  14. Fat,Ugly,Drunk, Mariah!!! July 27, 2010

    @ beyonslay she is coming for queen janet’s steez! beyonce, has never been able to act her way outta a paper bag(just like madonna)! lets not go there!…

    beyonce, can blow, but camen a hip-hopera,obsessed, etc, were crap!!! the only movies she was believable in were, dreamgirls, and cadillac records, where she played herself, for the most part.

    Janet, had a misstep(in my opinion) with poetic justice, but she has been pretty consistent on the small, and silver screen, more so than most! and all her movies open @ #1, ecept the last, because of the clash of the titans, it came in number three.

    pleaze…..

  15. Fat,Ugly,Drunk, Mariah!!! July 27, 2010

    *carmen*, *except*, *number two*. sorry about that 🙂

  16. Miks July 27, 2010

    Sam I am kinda concerned at the bad mouthing you dish out to Rihanna. I understand that you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone. But as a blogger and someone who prides themselves in trying to not be bias with reviews and what not. Your trash talking about Ms. Fenty has become somewhat worst e.g. (vocal atrocity). There is tactful then there is just plane bad-mind. I have been a follower of your blog for more than 2 years now and it just seems as if you’ve become less of the creator of the this site which brought news about the urban entertainment world with a little hint of your own personal opinions. Obviously this is only my opinion but I feel that you need to tone it down a little as someone who has studied media etc. You are most properly familiar with the hyperdermic needle theory and others which illustrate the idea of influencing people’s opinions and judgements on issues and people. Obviously entertainment sells but at what cost?

  17. JJFan1814 July 27, 2010

    Sam you’re an epic fail. 5 years in the game, Rihanna is still relevant. B**** can put out one single and a year or two later it’s still being played on the radio, stop the hate already, just mad Rihanna’s doing s*** that your favs can’t even do.

  18. likeCAESAR July 27, 2010

    Damn even I have eased up on CB so I’m wondering when yall gonna ease up on Rihanna. I mean there are people out there who sound much worse than her (actually i dig her voice and accent). I’m interested to see how this movie turns out. If its successful and if she does well in it I’m sure Sam will still only say negative things tho…

  19. JJFan1814 July 27, 2010

    They just mad that Rihanna has more success at age 22 than Beyonce did when she was 22, oh ok.

  20. Nika July 27, 2010

    OKAY I’ma bout to “choke” b/c SOME BIRD at the top said, “Beyonce acting wings”…you need some serious help chile if u think Beyonce has ANY ACTING SKILLS AT ALL!!!!

  21. GangsterA July 27, 2010

    I saw her acting before shes not good at all she need a coash may be then we can talk

  22. royalkev July 27, 2010

    LMAO @ Soulful Roses, now that was funny! Her performance was terrible on 20/20. Those eyes… He had no soul… Oh, Riri can be quite amusing at times!

  23. malyeh July 27, 2010

    As much as I love the blog, saying “vocal atrocity” is being nasty. She CAN sing ! She just dont make efforts especially live…
    You can say she doesnt sing well but cmon dont be hateful.

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  24. Shouw July 27, 2010

    Lol I hope that she’s an better actress than a singer

  25. teflon boy July 27, 2010

    Rihanna is not the most technical vocalist and she’s can’t beast it like the B’s (Brandy and Beyonce) but she can sing and sing pretty well, she has a unique vocal accent and for that she’s in a lane all her own. There are a lot of people that dig that and that’s why she remains relevant where others who are less unique in their field have faded out.

  26. Renae July 27, 2010

    She’ll probably do a worse job than Master P :).

  27. Dawon July 27, 2010

    @ JJFan1814…OH PLEASE BEYONCE @ 22 HAD 5 GRAMMY’S OFF ONE ALBUM, HAD A #1 SOLO ALBUM THAT SOLD 4 MILLION COPIES JUST IN THE US. NOT TO MENTION ALL THE SUCCESS SHE HAD WITH DESTINY’S CHILD….SO RIHANNA @ 22 MORE SUCCESS THAN BEYONCE @ 22….ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! TRY AGAIN!!! OH OK.

  28. Keesha July 27, 2010

    Ummm… I hope she does good. That’s all I have to say. Maybe they can teach her to talk with an American accent like Idris Elba can.

  29. EXPOSED July 27, 2010

    YOU KNOW THE OTHER 2 ACTORS ARE DOING THIS FLICK FOR THE MONEY AND NOT FOR A CHANCE TO WORK WITH A RUNWAY MODEL. SKARSGARD IS A PRETTY DAMN GOOD ACTOR. AS FOR RIHANNA.. LET’S HOPE THERE’S A LOT OF SHOTS WHERE’S SMILING AND WALKING CUZ NO WAY IN HELL SHE WILL BE NOMINATED FOR ANYTHING. WELL… MAYBE A RAZZIE AWARD!! MAYBE SHE WILL ACT BETTER THAN THAT BUFFOON ACTOR/RAPPER/SOMETIMES A P*** STAR WE CALL RAY J. HAHA, TRUTH.

  30. Tiff July 27, 2010

    the world is going to end in 2012 so we won’t get to see this movie..sorry stans. Maybe you can watch it when yall follow her to hell!

    😀

  31. “Dj Y2k Malone” July 27, 2010

    Tiff

    July 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    the world is going to end in 2012 so we won’t get to see this movie..sorry stans. Maybe you can watch it when yall follow her to hell!

    😀
    ________________________________________________________________________

    actually the world isn’t ending until DEC 2012 so we will have enough time to see it then follow her to hell….lol

  32. KD July 27, 2010

    These musicians are a vey ambitious bunch aren’t they. I just read that Wyclef is considering running for presidency in HAITI.

  33. wahlerde July 27, 2010

    1- fast food? you can look at this girl and tell fast food isn’t in her vocabulary.

    2- you dumbass this isn’t her movie debut. she was in one of those terrible cheerleading movie sequels years ago.

    3- whats with all the fans of chris s******** brown crying about haters blah blah, but here they all are hating on the girl who’s head he smashed?? that’s pretty sick and evil.

  34. Badd July 27, 2010

    @ Tiff.:
    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    Too funny.
    But I am ready to see this because
    there’s only so much one can do to stay relevant & hot.
    & she seems to have used them all up.
    But I hope she’s get’s acting coaches & does well.
    The movie does sound a little sketchy though.

  35. JAZ0195 July 27, 2010

    I think she should get acting classes and become an actress because singing isn’t going to work out for her

  36. Stacey July 27, 2010

    How can someone who is borderline illiterate who doesn’t have a high school diploma or even a GED even think that they can act? Ridiculous. When she did that interview and said that Brown said things to make her feel “lesser”, I knew we weren’t dealing with the sharpest blade on the lawn.

    Acting, like singing, is a craft. People with successful and long careers and solid tour records constantly work on perfecting their craft. This girl is headlining a tour and I have yet to see footage of her actually rehearsing. She just thinks her image is going to keep her relevant. Even Beyonce, who can actually sing, is a TERRIBLE actress. There are few who successfully made the transition, and sadly, Rihanna won’t be one of them. By 2012, she will be replaced by the next “it” girl.

  37. newsflash haters July 27, 2010

    Rihanna still stepping it up.. Good for her. Go ri ri

  38. Fred July 27, 2010

    The only reason Rihanna is still relevant today is because she latches onto musicians with a 20 year or more fan base to duet with and the media keeps shoving her down everyone’s throat. Good luck to her though, if she is even still relevant at all by 2012. Most of the musicians out now will be gone in a few years they are just a fad right now. No shade Im just stating the truth.

  39. JAZ0195 July 27, 2010

    @STACEY I agree with you

  40. Brueklyn July 27, 2010

    She doesn’t take her singing serious, so I doubt she will take acting serious.
    BTW, is she trying to compete with her ex. It seems like whatever he does she does it next.
    Anyway, the movie is about a board game, so I doubt it will be any good. Hopefully she doesn’t play a singer in the movie.

  41. Brueklyn July 27, 2010

    @ Tiff and “Dj Y2k Malone”

    LMAO! You guys are crazy! LOL!

  42. jojo July 27, 2010

    since when was rihanna fast food music……..it seems to me her music is a lot deeper and better than u=your favorite artist like ciara,CHRIS BROWN,AND all those other flops u worship……………RIHANNA SEEMS LIKE SHE WILL BE RELEVENT IN 2012 BECAUSE IM 15 NOW , AND WHEN IM 17 IN 2012 I WILL STILL BE A FAN JUST LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE……..EVERY DECADE HAS THERE BIG FEMALE MUSIC STARS

    90S——-MADONNA,JANET
    2000S——-BRITNEY,,BEYONCE,CHRISTINA
    2010S————–LADY GAGA,RIHHANNA ——-GET OVIT IT AS LONG AS THEY HAVE THE SAME HUGE FANBASE THAT THEY SHARE THEY WILL BE VERY RELEVENT CAUSE RIHANNA AND GAGA CHANGE IT UP AND ARE DIFFERNT UNLIKE BRANDY,ASHANTI,CIARA,KELLY ROWLAND,AMERIE,CASSIE AND TEARRIE MARIE

  43. VA STAND UP!!! July 27, 2010

    I’m not gonna say she is a bad actress, cause we really don’t know. I mean hell, she did a great job acting in her 20/20 invterview. Those tears were perfect and on cue! Lol! j/k!

    I’m honestly surprised it took her this long to get into acting. I guess cause her team has been so busy shoveling out albums every other year. I do remember she had a lil cameo in that Bring it On movie. She didn’t exactly shine in that film but she fit right in cause all the actors in that movie were horrible. Hopefully she got a acting coach since then.

    It’s no doubt she got the role on her ‘status’ and not her acting abilities cause she doesn’t have an extended acting resume. I am sure they cast her cause she is the ‘it’ girl right now and they believe she will bring in an audience. But who know if she will be the ‘it’ girl 2 years from now. I am sure they will have her in some lil shorts or a tight spandex outfit for her role so people will pay attention to her body and not her acting. They know how to sell her well.

    I am a lil sick of the super hero movies though. I think they have been overdone. Plus Hancock was a really bad movie. It sounds cheesy as hell but I will try to reserve judgement until I hear more about the film.

  44. NICKY July 27, 2010

    2012 is not that far away. and Her MONSTER SMASH DANCE ALBUM WILL STILL BE ON THE CHARTS….MARK MY WORDS!!!!

    SMOOOOOOOOCHES!!!!

  45. Chile Please! July 27, 2010

    Wait hold up!!! F*** the fact Rih Rih is going to be in the movie….lets focus on the fact that a movie is being made out of a board game????? BATTLESHIP???? Are you serious??? I didn’t even know it was characters in that board game that they can have people portray in the movie. ***Scratching my Head**** “You sunk my Battleship B****!!!**** LMAO!

  46. JAZ0195 July 27, 2010

    she may be relevent in 2012 but she may not be as popular as she is right now because i’m sure by then they will someone who will be doing the same thing she does but only better

  47. JAZ0195 July 27, 2010

    LOL @CHILE PLEASE

  48. Sunshine July 27, 2010

    Watch her acting skills in that Bring it On 2 or 3 ….nuff said

  49. LIKE A VIRGIN..DUH July 27, 2010

    LMFAO… THE B**** COULDN’T EVEN PLAY HER SELF IN BRING IT ON…

    AND I’LL BE DAMN IF I SIT THROUGH TO DAM HOURS OF THAT ANNOYING ASS VOICE.

  50. MJ – The greatest ever July 27, 2010

    Um, ok.

    I saw her “acting” in her Russian Roulette music video and I was less than impressed. But here’s hoping she pulls off being an action hero (or villain) in a feature length film. I look forward to it.

  51. Oceanmate July 27, 2010

    I predict she will be as “stiff” as she is stuck on self.

  52. bluekid July 27, 2010

    The movie will be a flop, not because of Rihanna, its a number of things that spells flop for this movie. Rihanna can’t even fill seats at her concerts.

    Battle ship is a game that basically most white people play, 2012 black people are not in to Rihanna, not feeling her at all. The two actors look like that got H**! And if Chris Brown make a major come back by than, fans will kill her on the blogs if she try and use the DV or the pity card.

    Besides if the United States is in a major war at that time all three will be most hated and I don’t think any of three are American citizens.

  53. Badd July 27, 2010

    @ BlueKid & Chile Please.:
    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Too Funny. 🙂

  54. bluekid July 27, 2010

    @ BADD

    You know that is true! All three are models and can’t act, Hollywood is trying to sell pretty, you would think they would have learn from that Zoe movie that went straight to DVD.

  55. bluekid July 27, 2010

    People.com said that 71% of the people said no and 29% said yes omg!!

    71% of white folks said they do not want Rihanna in the movie, this is why it’s going to straight to DVD in the .99 cents negro bend at block busters.

  56. Tiff July 27, 2010

    @bluekid

    you’re right. Most white people aren’t feeling rihanna like that…well most american white people. If taylor swift was to play that part you know they would be all over it. I don’t think this movie is going to happen. The studio who is paying for this movie is going to back out at the last minute because they know it’s not going to do well. Straight to VHS! It’s not even going to dvd! Lol

  57. Badd July 27, 2010

    ^^ I agree !!

  58. bluekid July 27, 2010

    @ Tiff

    Straight to VHS! It’s not even going to dvd! Lol
    __________________________________________________________________________

    ROFL! LMAO!

  59. UGh July 27, 2010

    Mariah never recovered from Glitter. Don’t do it Ri!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Really July 28, 2010

    The same white people buy her music – not you harters.

  61. Tiff July 28, 2010

    what is a harter?

  62. Can’t stop the shine!! July 28, 2010

    white people are feeling her a whole lot more than they are feeling chris right now, and that’s for sure. who cares what people.com says, the movie will take place without that survey having an effect. Its still gonna go down and rihanna will make major splash. Did you see how well she acted in that shy ronnie skit. No wonder the skit was nominated for an emmy. Princess ri ri rules again.

  63. Rihanna_88 July 28, 2010

    TIFF

    you need to grow the f*** up and stopping hating on Rihanna.
    Your a dumb heartless b**** faced s*** thats gunna go to hell where your mummy and daddy are gunna end up.

    So plz f*** off and jump off a cliff 🙂 God made the biggest mistake bringing you onto this earth

  64. bluekid July 28, 2010

    Tiff

    July 28, 2010 at 1:04 am

    what is a harter?
    ________________________________________________________________________-
    Gurl, you got me laughing how loud on my computer, stop Tiff! 🙂

  65. bluekid July 28, 2010

    Rihanna_88

    July 28, 2010 at 2:17 am

    TIFF

    you need to grow the f*** up and stopping hating on Rihanna.
    Your a dumb heartless b**** faced s*** thats gunna go to hell where your mummy and daddy are gunna end up.

    So plz f*** off and jump off a cliff 🙂 God made the biggest mistake bringing you onto this earth
    ______________________________________________________________________

    This is for you, you should read it, it makes a lot of since!

    http://www.gossipjacker.net/2010/06/poon-and-gossip.html

  66. bluekid July 28, 2010

    Rihanna_88

    Come at me I got something for youuuuuuuuuuuuuu, you little demon 🙂 { in my Freddy Kruger voice}

  67. newsflash haters July 28, 2010

    my girl ri ri got the haters out in full force as usual.

  68. bluekid July 28, 2010

    Night Team Breezy !

    Later Demons!

  69. True Blue July 28, 2010

    “As much as I love the blog, saying “vocal atrocity” is being nasty. She CAN sing ! She just dont make efforts especially live…”
    _______________________________________
    Wait, shouldn’t a GOOD singer actually MAKE the effort to sound good live? If not, then it means that they’re short on vocal talent, plain and simple. SMH @ your lame-ass excuse…

    @ teflon boy:

    Yeah, her voice is pretty unique alright, unique in that no one sounds like a goat as much as she does. The only reason she’s still here when those with more talent have faded is because of one person: JAY-Z.

    @Hermes:

    How is she better then either of them? At least those two actually perform to make up for their lack of vocal prowess, Rihanna doesn’t attempt to make for the bad singing by dancing or anything. And Katy’s voice isn’t harsh on the ears like Rihanna’s 😉

    @JJFan1814:

    J.Lo’s career high lasted five years… and she was far more successful and relevant in that time than Rihanna ever was in the past five years. And yet, even she couldn’t continue riding that high on image alone, since she isn’t that talented of a singer or an actress (though she’s still more talented than Rihanna, though). And I don’t see what’s so good about putting out a hit single every year when her album sales can never match up the success of her singles. Beyoncé may have less #1s, but she sold waaaay more albums than Rihanna ever will. And she had way more success at 22 than Rihanna did, her first solo album Dangerously in Love had way more impact than GGGB did. Not to mention her prior success with Destiny’s Child, which goes back all the way to her teens.

    See, you’ll complain how Beyoncé stans always bring up Beyoncé’s career stats and compare them with Rihanna’s, yet here you are doing the same thing. I’m not defending the Bey stans, since they are incredibly childish and stupid, but you Ri-Ri stans aren’t any better at all. A lot of the times, you provoke the fights by bringing up the comparisons first. I suggest you guys start taking your own advice before giving it to others.

  70. JAZ0195 July 28, 2010

    LMAO AT @TIFF

  71. boo hoo hoo July 29, 2010

    @ trueblue but you failed to mention one critical thing with all your facts on J-lo. She doesn’t and has never had the amount of hits rihanna has, because J’lo was known first as an actress who crossed over and dabbled into singing, so to try to compare her mediocore success in the recording world to rihanna’s is just laughable. You haters try all kind of analogy’s to try to predict rihanna’s demise, but sorry you guys did not contribute to rihanna’s success, so how the hell you think you can predict when she’ll be over. the only one who can see the future is God, and right now he’s smiling on rihanna, that child is truly blessed.

  72. zaw July 30, 2010

    ryanna,
    if this is you, lemme know.

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