Beyoncé Drops Out of Clint Eastwood’s ‘A Star Is Born’

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A Star Is Born has lost its lead star. Beyoncé has pulled out of Clint Eastwood’s remake of the Judy Garland classic.

The 31-year-old singer was set to reprise Barbra Streisand’s role in the 1976 version as the young starlet who falls in love with an older established star. Warner Bros. had no comment, but sources tell Variety that Beyoncé’s schedule was full and that without a set start date, she would not be able to commit.

This is the latest setback for the project. Production was previously delayed due to Beyoncé’s pregnancy and Eastwood took on a starring role in Trouble With the Curve during the downtime.

With Beyoncé out of the picture, Eastwood has shown interest in jazz musician Esperanza Spalding. Meanwhile, the male lead is still up in the air, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, and Bradley Cooper all once considered for the role.



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50 Comments

  1. yeah2

    damn Bey.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @yeah2, OOPS! Looks like you dropped something Beehive… YA FACE! Now ya’ll can stop that stupid talk about this triflin movie. Its not like she can act anyway.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @yeah2, SHE KNOWS SHE NEEDS TO GET HER MUSIC CAREER ON TRACK. MOVIES AIN’T HELPING HER RELEVANCE WITH ‘THE KIDS’. AND WHILE THE YOUNG GENERATION’S POINT OF VIEW AIN’T WORTH SHIT…. WE LIVE IN THE AGE WHERE TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA RUN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. AND A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, BLOGS, & ETC ARE 16-25 YRS OLD.

    RIGHT NOW RIHANNA IS WINNING, & I KNOW THAT KILLS BEYONCE, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW WHO WORKS HARDER. I GUESS BEY WANTS TO PROVE HERSELF AGAIN. & I WISH HER LUCK.

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    Rasan8250 Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Damn you did say that right. Shame what the music industry has come to….

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    Life Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Another point is that internet piracy has made it so that only kids, (who are more fanatic) are the ones dishing out money for music and this shows with the kind of artists and music that is popular.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, To correct you, her music career is on track, these others are trying to get to her level. Let’s be honest, #1 singles don’t mean much when you can’t score a #1 album. I will agree that the current state of music is horrible but it is because kids are calling the radio stations & downloading music. But the fact remains w/ 16+ years in the game, she’s still in HIGH demand. Let’s see if “these other artists” can even last for 10 years.

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    Rassie_Schmits Reply:

    @yeah2, people are blind to see that this was most likely political. Bey has clearly been an Obama supporter and Clint is obviously a Romney supporter. That’s my hypothesis.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Rassie_Schmits, I agree w/ you not to mention who does he think is going to put their entire schedule on hold so he can find a male lead. Even when B was locked before the pregnancy, he was auditioning leading men. She’s an artist, her bread & butter is music. She has to get in the studio & do what she does THE BEST. She has another movie she slated to do as well. It’s an animation film where she’s the lead playing a queen & word is that DC may reunite to do an album. But we ain’t mad B, you still got more than ALL the haters on this blog times a million!

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  2. Trillafood

    Good! She’s a terrible actress anyways

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    Nola Navy Reply:

    @Trillafood, exactly.

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    tgod Reply:

    @Trillafood, keep hating hater #misery

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    Diego Reply:

    @Trillafood, Agee they probably dropped her ass lol

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    I Told You Karruche Would Never Be Rihanna Reply:

    @Trillafood, But she has potential. I was really curious about this project and how she’d do. If Madonna can get movie roles, play Eva Peron, and win a Golden Globe, whose to say Beyonce can’t do the acting thing? At least she can actually sing.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Trillafood @Nola @Diego, YET she’s been in 5 movies that all were #1 their opening weekend & she still has another movie slated for a late 2013 release. But why are ya’ll pressed? Oh, because you’re trolling loosers that are bad behind a computer screen hating on someone who could buy you & your immediate & extended families a million times over! Note the headline, SHE PULLED OUT … the Carters don’t get dropped, they do the dropping! #youwishitwereyou

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  3. just me

    queen bey don’t get droped she drop the label..production…movie…cause she a boss…she dont wait for nobody..like a boss

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  4. Yup

    Esperanza would be interesting. Beyonce isn’t a very good actress any way. Bye!

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    deeJAY Reply:

    @Yup, That’s cold and…funny. But agreed!

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    REAL Reply:

    @Yup, so in dreamgirls she wasnt a good actor….didnt she get 2 golden Globe nombs… GEt your Life

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  5. Mr. Fye

    Yeah Shes not the best actress but I would have done it if I was her. Its a Clint Eastwood movie You can smell the Oscars from the title.

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  6. jeremydante

    shit like this happens all the time in the business.

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  7. i.d

    Brandy should snatch this UP

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    KenBarbUK Reply:

    @i.d, *roll eyes*

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    California Dreamer Reply:

    @i.d, bye! You sound stupid!

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    yooo Reply:

    @California Dreamer, no he/she doesn’t. brandy held down a sitcom for seven years so she def knows hot to act. she studied the craft unlike Bey Bey.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @yooo, So she because she was on a sitcom on a minority sitcom for 7 years means she “studied the craft”? Child, GOODbye … nobody wants to hear Brandy let alone see her.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @i.d, BRANDY?…………??? GIRL BYE

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  8. i.d

    Brandy should snatch this UP

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  9. jjjjj

    kerry washington

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  10. Jay

    Awww man! I would’ve been all over this movie! Beyonce would’ve been amazing!!! She’s an amazing artist and business woman, so I’m sure she’s gotta some other great projects coming up soon. :)

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  11. mumi

    Lol…and Rih shot the film in 1 month or so. Loser. That’s why Rihanna is winning and she’s still struggling to get a #1 song since 4 years. Bye bitch, keep shining under Rihanna’s shade.

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  12. trillafood

    Brandy would slay this!

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  13. Rasan8250

    Good I am glad she dropped out. To be an actress is to be challenged by a role. Where is the challenge in a role that she does what she does in her everyday life? Besides this movie has been done 3 times already. The last person to do it was Michelle Pfeiffer in “Up Close & Personal”. The need to let this idea go and come up with a new one. She should go to broadway, everybody who goes to broadway get’s there acting together.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Rasan8250, I agree with you 100%. Beyonce needs to challenge herself more if she wants to be taken seriously as an actress and pick a script where she doesn’t play a singer. I wasn’t too thrilled with this idea from the beginning so I think she made a good move. I’m sure she wants to focus on new music and more business ventures. This woman KNOWS WHAT SHE’S DOING!

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  14. KAY

    WELL EVEN THO ITS AMUSING TO SEE EVERYONE FROLIC OVER THE FACT THAT SHE WONT BE IN THE MOVIE CUS SHE CANT ACT…OR CUS SHE JUST COULDNT DO IT…I THINK BEY WASNT GUNNING TO GET PREGGO AGAIN ND WILL NOT HOLD ALL THAT TRAVELING THAT WILL BE DONE ON HER BODY OR THE NEW BABY…CUS READ BETWEEN THE LINES…SHE DROPPED CUS THERE WAS NO SET SHOOT DATE FOR PRODUCTION…CUS YA KNOW LIKE I KNOW…THAT SHE CAN BE PREGGO ND WONT EVEN SHOW UNTIL THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS…SO IN MY MIND WHEN I READ THIS IT WAS LIKE…GOING BACK ND FORTH WONT BE GOOD RIGHT WHEN SHE IS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH…

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  15. Mikael

    Brandy for sure

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  16. rw

    brandy’s acting is >>>>

    beyawnce, a double threat yes, but a triple threat? no maam. that bitch can’t act.

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  17. IMU

    i support bey. Let him stay with his empty chair. Good revange.

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  18. Bran stan no.1

    Brandy would be the perfect choice for this,
    plus she has the acting AND singing cred’s to back her up.

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  19. Brandon

    I’m not a delusional Bey nor Brandy fan and I love them both…. But Kerry Washington seems more realistic.

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  20. The World

    I’m not going to lie I expected everyone to pick up on that she is not doing the movie because of political views. Not that I’m a Beyonce fan but its kinda stupid for her to work for someone she knows is anti- Obama. Everyone should know how serious our presidential race has become. Glad she’s doing the right thing.

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  21. Dunno

    All I was going to say is that if this role becomes an Oscar nominated role please Beyonce don’t say I wish I wouldve taken on the project, but looking at it now without Beyonce is the reason it may become a great one. I love Bey just not the acting

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  22. BEDSTUYFLY

    OH NO BEY! IS THIS SO SHE CAN REDEEM HER MUSIC CAREER & COMPETE WITH RIHANNA & GAGA? ITS NO SECRET BEYONCE AINT THE HOTTEST FACE ON THE SCENE.

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  23. Craig

    I feel like this may have been politically motivated … “you talk shit about my president … I will not star in any of your films.”

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  24. bk

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEES SHE DROPPED OUT SO SHE CAN FOCUS ON THE NEW UPCOMING AND MURDER ALL THESE FLOP ASS BITCHES THAT AIN’T CHARTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE K I N G IS COMING TO SLAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Jake

    Clint Eastwood done fucked up talking to that empty chair. Old ass.

    Shit … more Beyonce. Come kill these autotuned, straining bitches, Queen!

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  26. YMCMINAJ

    She dropped out for political reasons obviously… No way she be working with Clint with the public knowing that she & Mr.Carter are Obama supporters, while Clint is a Romney supporter.

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  27. ParkNom

    Her acting wasn’t up to par.

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  28. RealIssh

    Keep talking bout the Queen , all you peasants . We love it , you keep me/she/her relevant . I had to Tamar that ass . Fell off ? Nahh . Not the hottest bitch on this planet ? Nahh , never that . I’m not even stanning right now . Beyonce been on top for more than some of your ages (mines too) & she still is on top while you 14 year old’s having children . Comprehend .

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  29. elaine

    none of those male actors want to work with
    her? what is really going on because it’s not
    her political views.

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  30. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    damn Beyonce Guess she gotta do what she gotta do Handle her Bidness

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