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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First Ralph Macchio, then Hilary Swank, now Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith, 10, will star in a remake of Columbia Pictures 1984 martial arts classic Karate Kid that begins shooting next year, Variety reports.

Blindie is just ecstatic over this casting choice, which we’re sure will give the young actor (who made his feature debut The Pursuit of Happyness) a vehicle to the kiddie A-List.

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Hollywood’s Best-Paid Actor Will Smith (pictured with his mama Caroline) turned 40 on Thursday.

The $80 million dollar man, who got his start as half of the rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, made us laugh for years as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and went on to become King of the Fourth of July box office.

Smith, who has three kids (two of them with actress Jada Pinkett Smith), has earned two Best Actor Oscar nominations and ruled last weekend’s box office with Lakeview Terrace, which he produced.

PHOTO: AP

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