Rihanna To Play Josephine Baker In New Biopic ?

Published: Saturday 11th May 2013 by David

Has ‘No Love Allowed‘ singer Rihanna been tipped to  play Josephine Baker in a forthcoming biopic? Fortunately for fans of the star, the answer to that question is yes.

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  1. Lena May 11, 2013

    Noooooooooooooo that’s a insult to her memory! This better not be true!

    • DaKwayne May 11, 2013

      Joke up jokes! This is some b*******! You mean this talentless hack is even being considered?

      • Tremangel May 11, 2013

        Rihanna is a better actress that B though.

      • OVOForever May 11, 2013

        Retract this s*** son.

      • DemiQueenvato May 11, 2013

        @Tremangel Take your medication hunty.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        I’m a Beyonce fan, but even I can admit that she’s a horrible actress. Her best role (to me) was in “Dreamgirls”. I think she did a better job than Jennifer Hudson, but I digress.

      • HausMuthaAdele May 11, 2013

        A short vacation hunty.

      • BarbzRUs May 11, 2013

        You’ll be ok.

      • Jay May 11, 2013

        Now this is what you get wh you sell your soul to the devil. They work you until you’re almost dead. Rihanna sold her soul to satan. Notice there are much more talanted people out there. I went to her concert on Tuesday. I did not want to go after all this s*** sounding her. Oh well I won’t be going to another one nor wll I be buying any of er songs.

        With all this s*** around Rihanna, I’m sure it will flop more than Battleship

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 11, 2013

      Sorry to tell yall girl but….it true. Heard it last week here in Atl honey. Hope she does well. 😐

  2. Cassie Lover May 11, 2013

    Josephine who??? she would play a nobody.

    • HoneychildPlease May 11, 2013

      WOw your an idiot! Educate yourself you dumb@**!

    • Omari May 11, 2013

      You must be 12 to be shading yourself like that.

      • Cassie lover May 11, 2013

        No b**** im 19 I don’t know her tf

      • Omari May 11, 2013

        Well then you look even worse. Go educate yourself with real music.

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 11, 2013

      Why would u make a comment that stupid f**? U should hav just kept yo d*** suckers shut u dumb little b****. (twists away mumbling to self sayn omg this little b**** is too dumb for words)

  3. HoneychildPlease May 11, 2013

    No No NO i hope not….it won’t work

    • OnikaIsQueen May 11, 2013

      It’s a royal shame that these s**** can tell you which celeb is banging who but don’t know who Josephine Baker is. They should slap themselves with a wooden spoon and kick rocks with open toe sandals!

  4. Omari May 11, 2013

    How the f*** is no talented non singer/dancer gonna play a classic singer/dancer? No maam.

    • MuiMui May 11, 2013

      OMARI She can do it because shes jayz and beyonce love child.

    • Ballsy May 12, 2013

      If you guys knew the life Josephine led and how she shocked the entertainment world with her riske’ behaviour you would see that Robyn Rihanna Fenty is perfect for the role. Josephine renounced her American Citizenship and chose France because the French were open minded to her sexuality even though it was contained in her black skin. You can bash Rihanna all you want but this chile has crashed boundaries and is truly making headlines in the history books of music and pop music. Haters beware she will disappoint you in this role because she will be great!

  5. HoneychildPlease May 11, 2013

    Why are people shading Josephine??? Do you even know who she is, and what she has done??? SMH immature young minds…

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 12, 2013

      Im with u on that hun

  6. Fran May 11, 2013

    She rumored to play Whitney and Mama Houston shaded that idea nicely. I hope Bakers family do not OK this!

    • MuiMui May 11, 2013

      FRAN Not if jayz can help it, that is if he and his group, Beyonce and def jams thinks she can handle the part, which i feel they feel she can do what ever she put her mind to just like jayz them and they are always reaching out for more and more and bigger and bigger and shes heavely connected to that circle of influences, see Rita got a part in fast movie. Rihanna is connected to the movers and shakers in the industry didn’t you know that.

  7. HoneychildPlease May 11, 2013

    Why are people shading Josephine??? Do you even know who she is, and what she has done??? SMH immature young minds…Grow up lol

    • BlackOut 2.0 May 11, 2013

      She obviously hasn’t done much no one knows her or ever mentions her besides today is she still alive?

      • THA_TROOF May 11, 2013

        Look her up…and find out…people are so…ugh…EDUCATION…it’s free. FREE YOUR MIND…

  8. VisionOfMimi May 11, 2013

    The b**** can only perform her own songs properly let alone a legend’s.

    • MuiMui May 11, 2013

      But look at how good many of the non singers has done singing movie, whats love got to do with it. Nobody know for sure in the first place, if it will happen yet.

  9. Likica May 11, 2013

    I don’t care about it, it’s better that she takes a break. But oh, I see that you didn’t post the whole thing.

    Rihanna may get another shot at acting after her drowning role in Battleship.

    The Unapologetic singer is the first choice by production company Noosa Films to play Josephine Baker. ”Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium,” producer W. Lance Reynolds said in a statement. ”With her unique acting and performing abilities, I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen.”

    The American-born French history-maker was a well-rounded phenomenal, solidifying herself as a singer, actress, dancer, activist and even a spy. While climbing the racist showbiz ranks in the 20s, she became the first black woman to star in a major motion picture… and the mother of 12 adopted children.

    Once again – ”Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium,” producer W. Lance Reynolds said in a statement.

    • Melissa May 11, 2013

      Firstly, who is W. Lance Reynolds and what other work has he done? Secondly, Tyle Perry tried this trick with Kim K in his latest film much to the dismay of critics and movie goers just for publicity.
      and thirdly, there was that guy who told Rihanna she was a true vocalist but he doesn’t seem top work for anyone but Rihanna

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        Lol! People were mad at Tyler (mainly black women) simply because they hate Kim! He has cast way worse actors & actresses in his movies. Her little part didn’t make or break the film at all. It brought it top dollars regardless.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        *brought in

  10. Yolo May 11, 2013

    Rihanna hasn’t even got a good reputation as a singer herself. She is not respected as a performer, sorry Navi its true. So I cant see how film makers would want to do this? Besides ratings. But then again (looks at Battleshit). This girl won a razzie off 5 lines! WHYYYYYYY WHYYYYYYYYYY (Mariah voice)

  11. Lovebird May 11, 2013

    That would be interesting. I personally do not think it’ll work, Rihanna needs original roles but hey, if it does work out then good for her.

  12. MarinaWantsTheD May 11, 2013

    You spelled Beyonce wrong.

  13. Emeral May 11, 2013

    I really cant see this happening.

  14. Brandys Starr May 11, 2013

    Terrible idea. Rihanna? Playing someone with class? This movie will flop to high heavens if its true.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      You obviously don’t know anything about JB. She was VERY provocative for her time……

      • Brandys Starr May 11, 2013

        I know sweets. But shes also very associated with class at the same time, something Rihanna isnt.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        Maybe the producers should call Brandy then…

      • Brandy Starr May 11, 2013

        Brandy is an actress honey. Don’t even go there. She could s*** on Rihanna on a bad day.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        *looks around* Did I step into a time machine? Is it 1998? Lol, naw Brandy is cool but she definitely could NOT sell a movie in 2013….not at the box office anyway. Maybe a straight to Lifetime film….

      • Brandys Starr May 11, 2013

        But shes a better actress than Rihanna. Its about playing a role and doing it justice. Not just about her name. Only reason rihannas movie would sell is because shes big popstar not because shes a good actress. But she didn’t really help battleship so I digress.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        And that’s exactly why REAL thespians are upset…because these singers/rappers with little to no acting talent are taking their roles. And why is that? Because they can SELL a movie. And Battleship flopped because the movie simply LOOKED dumb. I’m a Rihanna fan and I didn’t even see it. The previews did not make me want to run out and support. Halle Berry, Beyonce, Meryl Streep and George Clooney could’ve been in that movie and it still would’ve flopped.

        And your statement just proved my point.

        “Only reason rihannas movie would sell is because shes big popstar not because shes a good actress.”

        Thanks 🙂

      • Brandys Starr May 12, 2013

        That doesn’t mean its good, and if you wanna settle with that then youre ignorant. Because she is playing an ICON and her life that should be done well not just based of sales.

      • Brandys Starr May 12, 2013

        The whole argument is not about how the movie will sell, its about doing Baker justice.

  15. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    don’t f****** tell me that these fools don’t know who Josephine Baker is.


  16. Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

    Half of you probably don’t even know who Josephine Baker is lmao! Yall are mad SIMPLY because it’s Rihanna. I’m sure IF Rihanna accepted the role, she’d give it 100000%. Personally, I am tired of autobiographical films, but I’d LOVE to see Rihanna take on a role such as this.

    • Yolo May 11, 2013

      No boo. People know damn well who it is. This is an insult.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      Josephine was VERY provocative for her time. If Rihanna REALLY took this roll seriously, she’d NAIL it.

      • Yolo May 11, 2013

        Just being provactive isn’t enough. Plus Josephine was known for her hig energy dancing and could sing.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        I know what JB was known for babe. I did a presentation on her in high school. Just like people BITCHED when Beyonce was casted as Etta James, cried when KeKe Palmer, Lil Mama and that other chick were casted as TLC and Zoe Saldana was casted as Nina Simone….they will b**** simply because it’s Rihanna. We don’t know what the girl is capable of. Who knows, she may REALLY indulge herself in this role. Obviously the producers see something in her. People are just MAD because it’s Rihanna and they dislike her. It has nothing to do with Josephine’s legacy. Get over it.

      • Yolo May 11, 2013

        I know she is capable of winning a razzie after one simple movie role. That’s enough for me to go by.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        And so did Halle, your point?

      • Yolo May 11, 2013

        But Halle is an established Oscar winning actress. Rihanna isn’t. She has minimal lines and theyre already awarding her with that. My point.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        Who cares? She still won a Razzie. I HIGHLY doubt if Rihanna would take this role with a grain of salt. But we won’t know until she accepts the role or whenever it comes out. And like I said, you are mad SIMPLY because you dislike Rihanna. Get. Over. It.

      • Yolo May 11, 2013

        How can you even compare Halle to Rihanna? Nobody that takes on an acting role with a grain of salt, doesn’t mean theyre going to be good. And theres more going against Rihanna than for.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013


      • MuiMui May 11, 2013

        Why do many just do not want to give her a chance.

  17. BeyWhoUWanna May 11, 2013

    Is anyone shocked that Rihanna fans don’t know who Josephine is?

  18. Tash May 11, 2013

    But Rihanna cant dance though. Josephine was a brilliant dancer.

  19. MissAmericanDream May 11, 2013

    Beyonce must be seething.

    • Yolo May 11, 2013

      Why shes already BEEN THERE DONE THAT.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      I highly doubt that Beyonce is seething. I’m sure she would have loved the role seeing as though she paid tribute to JB in the “Deja Vu,” but I don’t think she cares. She needs to stop playing games and drop that damn single before she takes on another movie role lol.

    • Rach May 11, 2013

      Why would Beyonce be seething? Shes had the likes of Clint Eastwood wanting her to be in his movie so much he delayed it for her.

  20. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    Josephine Baker is to much to put in words both a musical icon but more so a political icon who was a huge force in the civil rights movement.

  21. Britney Stan May 11, 2013

    What song does she sing?

  22. Monstarebel May 11, 2013

    I don’t know her but ill get to know her since Rihanna will be playing her.

  23. Melissa May 11, 2013

    Ok so I am 17, I’ve heard of Josephine Baker because of my parents, but not really familiar with her work. It was thanks to Beyonce that I know about her style because she always cites her and talked about her banana dance which she had to a T in De Ja Vu video. So I took it upon myself to do some research.


  24. christinastheerealtalent May 11, 2013

    I’ll just say this…

    There are far more “real” actresses out there who are actually “talented” who deserve this role more than Rihanna does.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      We all know that. The same could be said about any movie where a singer or rapper has starred in. But we all know that it’s all about MONEY to the movie studios. Popular faces = more money. Lynn Whitfield played JB once, and I don’t think it did very well.

      • Tits Mcgee May 11, 2013

        The one with Lynn was released on HBO and had good ratings, and reviews… it was very well acted by all parties.

    • MuiMui May 11, 2013

      Angela played Tina Turner.

  25. Monstarebel May 11, 2013

    I’ve never even seen that name on this site before.. Once again yall can’t be mad at people for not knowing who she is.

  26. christinastheerealtalent May 11, 2013


    b**** you should refrain from popping off at the mouth when you don’t know what the hell you are talking about.

  27. . : : h 2 o : : . May 11, 2013

    Well, IDK if that will work but good luck anyway . .

  28. Pour It Up May 11, 2013

    As a Rihanna fan, Id rather she did a few more acting roles to test the waters first before jumping in at the deep end to play someone else. And another performer at that.

  29. Sterling Infinity Love Music May 11, 2013

    Awes s*** these comments are about to pop off lol

  30. BlackOut 2.0 May 11, 2013

    Shes not a Whitney Britney Toni Michael Prince or Madonna she’s no legend so sadly she’s not very well known in this generation

    • Blackout2.0 May 11, 2013

      Why you low down dirty b****. You stole my name?

      • BlackOut 2.0 May 11, 2013

        I sure did b**** wtf you gon do about it???

      • Blackout2.0 May 11, 2013

        Don’t try me b****, like really b****. DO NOT f****** try me cos I’ll email Sam in a quick minute and have your fraudulent ass permabanned.
        No lie honey, I’m glad I kept the receipts because I’m about to send your faulty ass BACK to the store. Motherfucking trick b**** you are.

      • MuiMui May 11, 2013

        Cat fight

    • Luvn_myself May 11, 2013

      There would probaly be no whitney,toni michael,or prince. If it wasn’t for the sacrifices this woman and other early black entertainers who paved the way

  31. JOHNVIDAL May 11, 2013

    Damn… at least it´s been months since I last heard about the rumor about Rihanna playing Whitney houston. Thank God

    • joker May 11, 2013

      congrats. new -comment record. 😀

      wtf is wrong here? atleast 200 peopz read it.

      • JOHNVIDAL May 11, 2013

        I think I got a higher rating a couple of days ago lol. This is a joke

  32. RitasLipstick May 11, 2013

    What kind of nonsense? She better learn how to play a SINGER first.

  33. Micks May 11, 2013

    What is the world coming to?

  34. Music Soul Harmony May 11, 2013

    Monsterebel, just cuz ppl don’t know who she is doesn’t mean
    some ignorant dummy can assume she’s a nobody! I think it was Cassie lover who
    Writes dumb comments anyways sooo…yeah.
    FYI, if ur black u should know who she is. She was a popular icon
    for her time which was rare for blacks. Research, dear. That’s all.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      Sadly, they don’t teach about her in a lot of urban public schools. I was lucky to attend a performing arts high school, so I learned a little about her (mostly from my own research because I had to do a presentation on her). Unfortunately, her legacy isn’t as popular as MLK, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mahalia Jackson, Frederick Douglass etc. So I can’t even fault these kiddos because a lot of them rarely seek info outside of the classroom (unless its celebrity gossip of course). 🙁

  35. Vanessa B May 11, 2013

    No wonder these comments are such a mess on this site. A bunch of kids who don’t know about real figures in music and the people who inspired their faves, and even inspired todays legends.

  36. Blue May 11, 2013

    Im not sure rihanna is ready for this but if she does take the role though i hope she gives it 110% thank god she taking sometime off.

  37. HausMuthaAdele May 11, 2013

    Look at these shameful and shameless fools. You say you know about music but had never even heard of Josephine Baker. Bloody pathetic.

    • Cassie Lover May 11, 2013

      Gurl oh well

      • HausMuthaAdele May 11, 2013

        How I wish I could slap your face.

  38. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    where does all those dislikes come from?

  39. Iz (Queen Adele) May 11, 2013

    This is not a good look for the film.

  40. RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

    The kids don’t know who Josephine Baker is …Google should be your best friend.

    P.s anyone thats black should know who JOSEPHINE BAKER is. I thought you kids were college students(roll eyes)

    Rihanna girl you need to start rehearsing like yesterday if your planning to play JOSEPHIN BAKER.

    No shade towards Rihanna but I think MYA would be better as Josephine Baker.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      OMG Mya would be AWESOME!!!! But unfortunately, they’d have to do a straight-to-TV film if they casted her….

      Mya is soooo versatile when it comes to dancing. Tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, African…she does it all.

    • Blue May 11, 2013

      Was just checking out josephine’s pic and mya or keri hilson could pull off her look.

    • RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

      PS Also anyone from FRANCE should know who she is. I thought you people knew about music.

  41. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    wait i’m not here for people asking what this lady has done she is one the main driving forces behind the civil rights and musically Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce would not exist without her because she and Eartha Kitt created the blue-print for woman being sexually expressive in their performances and overall style.

    • CiCi slaaaaaays May 11, 2013

      No one knows her just get over it.

      • King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

        like no one will know ciara ten years from now

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        No one knows who Ciara is now. Her single dropped like 20 spots this week.

  42. CiCi slaaaaaays May 11, 2013

    She obviously left no mark in music cause b****** from this generation aka 22 & younger really dont know her sorry

  43. Blue May 11, 2013

    Please most of us arent american…

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      JB was African American, but her career really took off in Paris…..

      • Blue May 11, 2013

        And even less of us live in paris

      • Jlover May 11, 2013


      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        That still has nothing to d with the fact that her name is embedded in the HISTORY books darling. Stop showing your ignorance and read a book.

      • Blue May 11, 2013

        Not my history book, trust me she did nothing for namibia i know my historical figures as do most people on here, not knowing your one person dont make me ignorant…

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        Ignorant means not knowing. And you don’t know who she is, which makes you ignorant to her. There are A LOT of historical figures whom I don’t know, but NEVER would I shade them simply because of my ignorance. Chile be seated somewhere.

      • Blue May 11, 2013

        Ignorant is having the infor available to you and you choosing not to know… And if it bothers you so much then go educate them dont insult them.

      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        No hun, don’t make up your own definitions lol.

        [ ígnərənss ]

        lack of knowledge: lack of knowledge or education
        unawareness: unawareness of something, often of something important

        And where did I insult anyone for not knowing who she is? The google search engine is RIGHT there if they really want to know lol.

  44. Miss M May 11, 2013

    @HeauxSitDown… heaux you really need to take your own advice and sit down! This is a bad idea point blank period. She hasn’t had enough experience as an actress to take on a role like that. A high energy performer (something she is not) and from what we’ve already seen, her acting is cringe worthy. People will not take the film serious if it has Rihannas name across it.

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      And Heaux you need to take a seat on a BED OF NAILS. Like I said, OBVIOUSLY the producers saw something in her. So you and everyone elses opinion about THEIR DECISION is NULL and VOID.

      • Miss M May 11, 2013

        Yeah they saw her name alone.

  45. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    hold the f*** up…. when did people starting getting over 100 likes and 100 dislike without so many comments on the site…

    • Jlover May 11, 2013

      This been going on for a while b**** u late

  46. My Forehead Tho May 11, 2013

    This is sad. Whoever is directing this movie should allow somebody else to do it

    Not only is Rihanna not fit to play a biopic because of her lack of talent, but also because every last one her movies, documentaries, and t.v shows have flopped.

    They should ask Beyonce

    • Blue May 11, 2013

      Like bey would be any better, especially for this role…delusional b****** up in here.

      • Loyalty May 11, 2013

        Don’t underestimate her though, she played Etta very well and has studied Josephine Baker because she idolises her.

    • MY FOREHEAD THO May 11, 2013

      Beyonce and her country bumpkin drawl can’t act. Even Jennifer Bobbleheadson has an Oscar.

    • RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

      No they should ask MYA

  47. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    child bye, i realized why i took a break from this site..i just can’t.

    • XtinaaLovee May 11, 2013

      Yo ass need to stay away for good b**** your not wanted on here kiiii

    • Queen Barb May 11, 2013


      • CatchMe95 May 11, 2013

        Illiterate b****** everywhere. Its T.H.E.N.

  48. OnikaIsQueen May 11, 2013

    I am so ashamed to call myself a TGJ Gworl today, I really am. Yall don’t know Josephine Baker is? For real?

    • XtinaaLovee May 11, 2013

      You need to be ashamed of yourself for stanning for a b**** like Nicki garbaj tbh

      • OnikaIsQueen May 11, 2013

        Oh sweetheart, better run and buy 100 copies of Bloatus before you ever come for Platinumnika hmmkaaay.

    • Selena>>>>Miley May 11, 2013

      No lies were detected.

  49. Loyalty May 11, 2013

    Certain peoples knowledge of music doesn’t go back any further than the 60s and 70s, even the 80s. Yet they wanna sit on a blog and critique about music. I am 20, and know damn well who Josephine is and not just because of Beyoncé! Its ok if you don’t know her but don’t then SHADE her in the process because the only person you are really shading is yourself.

  50. XtinaaLovee May 11, 2013

    Im sorry who?

    • GagitaMaraj May 11, 2013

      Jenny Craig.

      • Queen Barb May 11, 2013


    • Blue May 11, 2013


    • Misty May 11, 2013


    • RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

      weight watchers

  51. Queen Barb May 11, 2013

    Shes not from my time so I really dont care atleast Rihanna will give her some type of relevance.

    • CatchMe95 May 11, 2013

      You are not a Barb so don’t bother honey.

  52. rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

    I have no idea who that is. But why the hell are yall gettin mad at us because we dont know who she is? She’s clearly no Whitney or Diana. She not legendary so how are we suppose to know how important she was?

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      Not knowing someone is fine, but disrespecting their legacy by referring to them as a “nobody” etc is taking it to another level. Like I said, I don’t know every historical figure but I’d never disrespect someone who made a mark in history. Smh.

      • rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

        I understand but has she really made a mark though? If she did it wasn’t huge because we dont know who the hell she was.

      • RiRi Bad May 11, 2013


      • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

        What does her “mark” have to do with being disrespectful? And yes she has made a mark.

    • O__O May 14, 2013

      your unslayable dragon would not exist to be who she is with out josephine baker. Try researching s*** past the 80’s. … ‘she’s clearly no whitney or diana’ f****** hell.

  53. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013


    you just love me so much don’t you…the real kii is that your focused on my activity on here while i’m unaware of your existence until you reply to me.

    gurl you ain’t scared nobody, so unless i’m dead…you will be aware of my awesome presence.

  54. Danni May 11, 2013

    O_O TF? This is just a big fat NO.

  55. Rob May 11, 2013

    I could actually see Rihanna pulling this off with the right director, script and coaching.

  56. My Forehead Tho May 11, 2013

    Mama Whitney’s response to Rihanna playing Whitney Houston:

    “Over my dead body!” declared the 78-year-old, according to a source. “Cissy believes Rihanna celebrates everything she hated about Whitney’s life — the drugging, the boxing, the abusive relationship.”“Cissy does not think Whitney should be represented by someone like Rihanna,” the source continued. “In spite of what anyone thought about Whitney, she sees her as a God-fearing Christian who loved the Lord.”Cissy is also dead-set against a movie being made about Whitney without family involvement because she fears outsiders would focus too much on the negative aspects of her daughter’s troubled life. Cissy said IF there is a movie made about Whitney, she would insist on approving the actress,” added the source. “And Rihanna certainly would NOT be on the list.”

    ^Death but so true

    • Heauxsitdown May 11, 2013

      According to a source.


      But we ALL know that Rihanna could never play Nippy. There shouldn’t even be a movie made about her life. We have enough biopics.

    • Its just me May 11, 2013

      I remember when she said this #DEAD

    • MuiMui May 11, 2013

      My Forehead Rihanna keep right on putting the screws to you and you are one of the hardest working under cover Rihanna fans here.

    • Rob May 11, 2013

      Cissy was an enabler. She lost all credibility when she signed onto that reality show soon after Whitney’s death. Why weren’t you taking this badass momma approach when you daughter was alive doing heavy drugs? Have several seats. Also, Hollywood does not need her approval to do a film about Whitney. And how does she expect any Whitney bipic not to cover the drug issue when that’s what KILLED her? Idiot.

      • Special Delivery May 11, 2013

        The issue here is, not the fact they would cover Whitneys drug habbits, but the fact that she feels Rihanna as a person embodies everything wrong with Whitney herself.

  57. HOTSTUFF May 11, 2013

    “Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium”



    • Its just me May 11, 2013

      He was just saying that because he wants to f*** her and thinks she s***. Your delusion is hilarious though.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 11, 2013

        This TBH . .

    • Lana Del Slay May 11, 2013

      Why can’t she keep a man?

      • her May 11, 2013

        Why can’t beymuffintopce be original??????

      • Teah May 12, 2013

        @HER Idk probably the same reason why can’t RIhDomeHead can’t get vocal lessons.

  58. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 11, 2013

    I don’t see that happening Tbh.

    But Whoa , @TGJ always Quick when it comes to Rihanna , they are her Side-kick b****** for real.

    • RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

      but I read about this like 3 days ago….tgj is late

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 11, 2013


        lemme just enjoy this moment 😆

      • RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

        ok eat it up….kiiiiii

    • Likica May 11, 2013

      But he still posts 3-4 Rihanna posts a day.

      @PoP lol congratulations, you slayed this time with likes 🙂

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 11, 2013

        yup , lemme absorb it 😆

    • . : : h 2 o : : . May 11, 2013

      I wanna know what’re some of your fav Amr Diab songs?

      To me:

      – Khallini Ganbak
      – Allem Albi
      – Khad Albi Maah
      – Banadeek Taala

      ^^^ The first three are abseloute classics IMO . . They’ll never get old!

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 11, 2013

        leily nhary 😀

        and i love “5ad 2alby m3ah”
        his songs ” the lead singles to be specific” are always DOPE.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 11, 2013


        He’s a very versatile singer and can always delivers You-Neek stuff like no one else!!!

        If Rihanna wasn’t a straight Egyptian guy herself 😆 I would say he’s The Male/Arab Rihanna.

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 11, 2013

        the Arabic Rihanna got to be , hmmm, Nancy ?

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 12, 2013

        No, this :


    • MuiMui May 11, 2013


  59. Its just me May 11, 2013


  60. RiRi Bad May 11, 2013

    Im not here for it. Luv rih but you can’t act ive seen battle ship

    • Ciara Flop Harris May 11, 2013


  61. My Forehead Tho May 11, 2013

    “Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium and with her unique acting and performing abilities, I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen.”

    ^DEATH. My eyes are tearing up from laughing so hard. That director should look into directing comedies because he’s funny as s***.

    • rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

      Honey your fave is an unoriginal thief who tries sway to hard to be legendary .When in all reality shes just a fat old t***** with a blond lacefront singing and stealing the same boring kind of material. Even she’s loosing interest in herself. SORRY TO BREAK IT TO YOU THO!

      • Lala May 11, 2013

        But she still shits on Ri with talent and is more respected @Myforehead your comments got them pressed.

    • rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

      Your opinion girl not my problem if you stay thinking that. However i will continue to KNOW rihanna has more talent than beyonyell.

      • Lala May 11, 2013


      • Lala May 11, 2013

        Only thing Rihanna is more talened than Beyonce in is d*** polishing.

      • MuiMui May 11, 2013

        @LALA And beyonce taught her how to be the best just like beyonce is.

      • Jas May 12, 2013

        B**** RihCan’tSingForShit is not more talented than Beyonce. Are you f****** remedial? Wtf are you smoking bath salts? You really deserve to be socked in the face for that comment lmfao. Because at the end of the day, Rihanna is just an anorexic, Splice looking ass b**** who can’t sing or dance for s***. SHE’S NOT TALENTED! All she does is give into that auto tuned mediocre electro pop b******* like everyone else. No one respects her. Not the general public, not the music industry, or even her peers. SORRY TO BREAK IT TO YOU THO.

  62. rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

    And damn how many rihanna post have we gotten lately? Its VERY obvious the king stays on your mind Samantha.

  63. Nichole May 11, 2013

    Is she gonna dance in bananas while showing her b******?

    Lynne Whitfield played the hell out of that role.

  64. NT May 11, 2013

    i had to look Josephine Baker up before i commented , because they don’t give just anyone a biopic. This could be a really good role for Rihanna

  65. Josephine Who??? May 11, 2013

    My name says it ALL.

    • NT May 11, 2013

      Civil Rights legend , first black women to star in Major Motion picture.

      • Slaylor Swift May 11, 2013

        Uhm ok? That’s all she did next

  66. Ciara Flop Harris May 11, 2013


  67. Diamond Navy May 11, 2013

    I know her because of Deja Vu tbh. But whatever, i’ll watch for RiRi if its true.

    • joker May 11, 2013

      deja vu? good idea. haven’t seen that for a while. thx. 😉 u made my movie night. 😀

  68. Hive May 11, 2013

    Beyonce introduced me into her

  69. . : : h 2 o : : . May 11, 2013


    God . . Why am I rolling on the FLOOR like that . . .

    Seriously . . WTF is this mess??

    UnSLAYable DRAGON??



    Girl where do you live??

    What are you made of??

    What are you surrounded by???

    . . . . . . .

    • rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

      Than i wonder how you feel about the username

      truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) ?

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 11, 2013

        both are stupid.

    • rih the UNSLAYABLE DRAGON May 11, 2013

      ^^ wasn’t tlakin to you boo ;*

  70. Slaylor Swift May 11, 2013


  71. Lala May 11, 2013

    The dance Beyonce did in the sand in her De Ja vu video was Josephine Bakers banana dance. Shes said it many times. I cant imagine Rihanna pulling something like that off though can you?

  72. SLAY_HIVE May 11, 2013

    Im sorry but Lyn Whitfield already ATE this role! She made you believe she was Josephine Baker!
    That will be HARD for anyone to repeat ESPECIALLY Roachanna! Kiii #SIT 🙂

    I see this idea being AXED pretty soon kiiii 😉

    • RICHANDBLACK11 May 11, 2013

      she sure did eat that role

  73. Lovebird May 11, 2013

    Well this site is not restricted to the USA and so not everyone is going to know who Josephine Baker is, it’s nothing to complain about.

    That said, if this site was run by real journalists and not by toilet paper worthy, tin can, community college grad, council estate trash, they would have posted a little bit of information on Josephine Baker’s importance in African American history. After-all that is what professional journalists would do.

    • SLAY_HIVE May 11, 2013

      Girrl stfu! Mrs Baker was an INTERNATIONAL bxtch back in her day…She was from the USA but moved to France, where she grew to fame and LIVED!! Why should a blog have to educate you dumb bxtches when there are schools and google?? Dumb tramp! Kiiii

  74. joker May 11, 2013

    dunno who ms. baker is but wikipedia is pretty good eyh.

    i can picture that movie sets. can’t really see rihanna tho. and no voice match yet with pictures. but that movie might work tho, if directed correct. maybe i’d watch it. defititely a open door.

  75. King B>Rihanna May 11, 2013

    i may not some of you but damn you b****** can read.

  76. Drew May 11, 2013

    Omg no! This is awful. Rihanna? Ew. Shes going to need to be rehearsing like no mans business if she wants to capture her in the slightest and not be looked at as Rihanna. And if her work ethic at the moment is anything to go by, the future is not looking bright.

  77. mc the place to be! May 11, 2013

    umm come on yall(BLACK FOLK) josephine baker was a well known african american dancer-singer during the early 1900’s she well known for her naked banana dress(the one that beyonce failed at in deja vu) and she wsn’t creole or anything just BLACK that moved to france because they didn’t really care about the whole race thing like they did in the states. she’s really one of the first african american entertainers thats was well known international wise! yall should check out the movie lynn whitfield did it’s awesome….i don’t know about rihanna recreating her though

    • Jas May 12, 2013

      Beyonce failed? Hun if Beyonce, who is a higher energy performer, much like JB “Failed”. Then it is going to be an EPIC FAILURE for Rihanna. Because she can’t hold a candle to either one of them.

  78. AA’lan May 11, 2013

    ooooh s***
    rihanna was s*** in battle field , she’s better playing her self like in bring it on , i don’t know who is casting for this biopic , here’s an idea BEYONCE, or why not keke palmer , melanie fiona ,maybe rihanna has been taking acting lesson but any ways good luck riri , dont f*** this f*** this up , like i said , beyonce, melanie fiona , keke palmer,

  79. Luvn_myself May 11, 2013

    I luv rih but NOOOOO!!!!!!!!That woman is a legend,icon,and trailblazer. It would be an in insult to her memory and legacy

  80. Blue May 11, 2013

    love how rihanna is not respected in the industry but here are producer falling over themselves to have her star in their movies, songwriters wanting her to make their songs hits, artists begging for collaborations.

    • Natalie May 11, 2013

      Nobody raves about her as a performer though really babe. When you compare her to how people talk about Beyonce (I am not a Bey stan btw) its pretty obvious.

    • Natalie May 11, 2013

      People want to work with her because shes everywhere right now.

  81. Natalie May 11, 2013

    Not here for this at all. Rihanna has catchy music, that’s as far it goes and should stay.

  82. PLEASSSSSSSEE!!! May 11, 2013

    —-> \_\_\_\_

  83. THA_TROOF May 11, 2013

    Sign of the times…and instead of educating one another…in typical ignorant fashion…you all just throw SHADE. Point Blank…Rihanna isn’t fit to play Josephine…

    • PLEASSSSSSSEE!!! May 12, 2013

      Exactly… this new generation are clueless and just straight up disrespectful.

  84. Dane May 11, 2013

    Ummmmmm…. but Rihana can’t dance….. That’s my only beef… Josephine Baker was a BEAST on the stage!!!!!!

  85. Blue May 11, 2013

    Thats not the type of artist she is. They rave about her work…like that producer only problem is you are so blinded by your hate for her you disregard those as having no worth because its her being praised. Countless people praise her but cause its her you dismiss it, when clearly from music-fashion-film people love her…

    • Derry May 11, 2013

      They rave about everyones work when they want to work with them and get some coins. Stop being so delusional. If people dont notice, then it cant be that many people doing it.

  86. Stephie May 11, 2013

    I think this is the right role for RiRi since she’s the type of female that’s not afraid to take off her clothes and express herself. She just might shock us, but I really think she needs to calm down on the partying and drinking and take this role very serious if she wants to get nominated for the golden globes and the oscars and not the razzies. So girl get your ish together. I hope they could do a biopic for Donna Summer so Kelly Rowland can play the part.

  87. DIGGER BEY May 11, 2013

    WHAT KIND OF FOOLERY IS THIS???????????? Good Lawd! I know Josephine is turning so much n her grave, the ground has collasped around her tomb! The woman poor soul will never rest now! R**** has no business saying her name, let alone playing her. The woman was the definition of Epicness! josephine Baker = Icon! Josephine Baker = Legendary! Josephine Baker = True Trail Blazer! Josephine Baker = First Female Stage Slayer! I saw a couple of performances of her and Lawd! Behold! She served so much Slayage! I couldn’t even bare!!!!! #Josephine Baker Remains After 4 Decades >>>>>>>> R****

  88. bash May 11, 2013

    this is AWFUL news!!!!! just awful… talk about turning over in ones grave…

  89. Derry May 11, 2013


  90. Derry May 11, 2013

    Who the f*** is that director anyway?

  91. Sass May 11, 2013

    People are so DUMB. Has she mad a mark ROTFL! Of course she has, they wouldnt be making a movie about her. People like Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and so on inspired the people we see as legends TODAY. Not to mention current artists. Not to mentoin Josephine Bakers huge political impact. Their legacy will always live on, it was many years ago hence why you as young people may not have heard of all of them. But go educate yourselves before making dumb shallow comments. And as for Rihanna playing her…. Ch……

  92. Kyle May 11, 2013

    I feel Razzie #2 coming.

  93. Special Delivery May 11, 2013

    Nope. The producer has no idea what hes getting himself into. Youre gonna need to give Rihanna intense dancing lessons, intense singing lessons and elocution lessons cos aint nobody got time to be hearing that Bajan accent. Not to mention, acting lessons. The b**** cant even hold a tour down, how she gonna be dedicated to all that?

  94. newsnotgossip May 11, 2013

    Yea I mean they covered everything they needed to cover about Josephine in the 1991 HBO biopic, so there’s no need to make another one

  95. MING May 11, 2013

    I cant wait to see the film…


    • Dan May 12, 2013


  96. MING May 11, 2013



    KILL EM B**** $$$$$$

  97. MING May 11, 2013



    KILL EM B**** $$$$$$

  98. Jackieyonce May 12, 2013

    I’m not hating but Where have you been choreography showed that she can’t dance. I’m not hating but this movie will flop. Josephine is a legend I’ve seen her videos. Rihanna doesn’t have that talent

  99. Dan May 12, 2013

    All these ignorant disrespectful comments getting thumbs up smh. And Rihanna is just not the person for this role. She cant dance, she cant sing and as we’ve seen she cant act either.

  100. Lydia May 12, 2013


  101. Ti$ May 12, 2013

    This b**** can barely even sell her own concert tickets. Yet they think that people are actually going to want to see her “attempt” to pull off Josephine Baker lmfao? I can’t smdh. Say what the f*** you want about Beyonce’s horrible acting skills (Rihanna’s a bad actress as well the only difference is she won’t bring in as big of a grossing). At least Beyonce is amazing on the stage. Thus, it would make way more sense if she was even asked to play this role. Or any exceptional performer or actress for that matter, not just Beyonce. But Rihanna, are you serious? I won’t be watching.

  102. MyPenIzFresh May 13, 2013

    I would like to see if Rihanna could be able to capture the essence of Josephine Baker. I think if she put some effort and research into it, it could be a big role for her. That said Rihanna is usually only interested in pleasing herself.. which makes the idea of her playing a legend.. well, scary.

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