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GIMME FIVE: Actresses Who Should Replace Beyonce in Eartha Kitt Biopic

As previously reported, pop diva Beyonce Knowles will portray Eartha Kitt in a recently greenlit biopic of the late singer’s life.

Kitt, who died on Christmas day at age 81, expressed her disapproval of the “Bootylicious” singer’s casting in her life story. “I do not think I have quite the derriere of Beyonce,” she said.

And we believe such a legend deserves a real actress with real talent beyond singing. Here are Blindie’s top five actresses who can do Miss Earth Kitt justice:


Thandie Newton
She was cheated in casting last year when Angelina Jolie was cast as Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart —a role Blindie felt was a match-made for the Brit talent. But Kitt could earn Newton a call from Oscar


Taraji P. Henson
She’s gaining critical acclaim and a SAG award nomination for her role opposite Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Although she consistently supports leading men, we think she would be a strong choice as Kitt.


Halle Berry
She definitely did Dorothy Dandridge justice on cable TV….plus Kitt herself said, “Give me Halle Berry instead!”


Robin Givens
We should follow up her film comeback in Tyler Perry’s A Family That Preys with a hefty role as the purring singer-actress. Plus, with Berry, she starred with Kitt opposite Eddie Murphy in 1992’s Boomerang!


Zoe Saldana
Having seen her be the “girl-to-get” in many flicks, it’s time that Star Trek‘s Uhura tests her acting chops with a heftier role. Maybe she could pull a Marion Cotillard–who nabbed the Oscar playing much-older legend Edith Piaf.

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Tributes: Catwoman & ‘Santa Baby’ Star Eartha Kitt Dies at 81 on Christmas Day

Screen and song legend Eartha Kitt died Thursday at age 81.

The seductive icon broke barriers with her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, and jumped into every man’s heart with her 1953 Christmas song “Santa Baby.”

Dying on Christmas day, the legend will be remembered for her more than six decades in show business.

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Beyonce Cast As Legendary Singer-Actress Eartha Kitt

Beyonce Knowles has been cast as the legendary singer Eartha Kitt in a biopic of the entertainer’s life, according to ABC News.

Even though the 79-year-old singer once suggested Academy Award winner Halle Berry portray her on screen saying, “I do not think I have quite the derriere of Beyonce. Give me Halle Berry instead,” in the SFGate.com, she did express approval that the former Destiny Child had taken an interest in starring in her life story.

Kitt is best known for her role as Catwoman in the Batman television series during the 1960s, a distinctive throaty singing voice and her signature purr. She has chronicled her rise from meager beginings in North Carolina to stardom on the stage and screen in her autobiograpies Thursday’s Child (1956), Alone With Me (1976), and I’m Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten (1989).

Knowles, who is already creating Oscar buzz for her portrayal of famed singer Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records, will also star in the thriller Obsessed alongside Idris Elba and Ali Larter next year.

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