Aretha Franklin’s Biopic Dream Cast: Halle and Denzel

Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography “Aretha: From These roots,” and it’s nothing short of award-winning!

In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he’s been in – to play Smokey Robinson.

Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!

GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Countdown to Our Favorite Cosmetics Endorsement Deals

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The mark of a real household name is the endorsement deal–and with the recent announcement of Freida Pinto’s latest deal with powerhouse cosmetics brand L’Oreal, we thought it’d be apt to countdown five of our favorite beauty spokesmodels:

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1. Liya Kebede for Estee Lauder

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2. Queen Latifah for Cover Girl

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3. Beyonce for L’Oreal

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4. Halle Berry for Revlon

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5. Tyra Banks for Cover Girl

VIDEO VIRUS: Halle Berry Does The ‘She’s Fine’ Dance Craze On The Ellen Show

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Halle Berry showed off her dance skills, or should we say shimmy skills, as she got a bit low and wiggled to the Hurricane Chris dance track “She’s Fine (Halle Berry Remix)” on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show.

An homage to Berry’s hotness, “She’s Fine” has inspired fans across the country to upload their own dance videos to YouTube, and talk show host Ellen Degeneres encouraged Berry to shake a tail feather to her tribute song.

While the dance craze is hardly of “Single Ladies” proportions, it reminds us of the Soulja Boy “Superman” phenomena.

Happy Birthday, Nahla Ariela: Halle Berry’s Baby is Finally 1!

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Halle Berry‘s pride and joy, daugther Nahla Ariela Aubry, is one year old!

It was only in February that the Oscar-winning actress told Essence magazine, “As a woman, I thought it was all about work and accomplishments. Then this little baby comes along and says that it’s not about that.”

Berry is also starring in the film adaptation of the novel Nappily Ever After, which she’ll go bald for. But is mainly doing it for Nahla’s seal of approval.

“I don’t want my daughter to look back at my work and think, ‘Mom sold out,’ ” she said. “I want to leave a legacy that she can be proud of.”

Check out more photos here!

PHOTO CREDIT: Fame via Celebrity-Babies.com

Halle Berry Debuts Perfume After Two Years Of Mixing Scents

It’s taken two long years for Halle Berry to mix up a “yummy” and “very sensual” fragrance with perfume house Coty.

The Oscar-winning stunner conjured up a personal scent that is “very much reflective of the outdoors” using such earthly delights as fig, mimosa, olibanum (a close relative of Frankincense) and sandalwood.

Coty’s other famous perfumologists are Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, David and Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion and Tim McGraw.

Blindie loves the sexy ad campaign shot in Hawaii and we can’t wait to spray on some Halle and smell yummy!

Just Like Oscars, Jennifer Hudson Beats Beyonce in NAACP Award Nominations

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A grieving Jennifer Hudson leads the pack with seven NAACP Image Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday (by hottie Corbin Bleu!) in both film and music categories.

Hudson faces off with Beyonce Knowles (who is up for six awards) and Alicia Keys in the outstanding female music artist, best music video and outstanding supporting actress categories.

Hudson, who starred with Keys and Queen Latifah in The Secret Life of Bees, is nominated for her acting in the film with Keys, while Beyonce is up for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records.

The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air on Feb. 12 and will be hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.