Plus, Mariah Carey denies releasing " Beyoncé style" album, Pharrell, Jay-Z and Beyoncé take home Webby Awards, John Legend teams up with director for big-screen production.
All Is By My Side, the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000 has an official release date. The much-anticipated film following a year in the life of the guitar legend as he goes from an unknown musician in New York City to becoming a star on the London music scene is set to hit theaters June 13 in the U.S. and August 8 in the UK. [Vibe]
Mariah Carey’s team has spoken out regarding reports that the star would be releasing a “Beyoncé Style” album. During a Billboard interview Carey indicated that she would be taking a different approach to the release of her album because she wanted fans to hear the music as “a body of work.” Jermaine Dupri directly compared the approach to Beyoncé’s latest LP saying, “If you just did what Beyonce did, she just gave you 17 singles and you picked which record you like.” Carey’s team has said that the album will follow a traditional strategy, releasing in late-May. [HollywoodReporter]
Pharrell, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have won Webby Awards for their groundbreaking multi-media strategies. Pharrell took home the People’s Choice Award in the best use of interactive video for his 24-hour “Happy” music video. Jay-Z won for best music app while Beyoncé took home the People’s Choice Award honor in the celebrity fan category for Beyonce.com. [HollywoodReporter]
John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. has teamed up with True Detective director Cary Fukunaga for the big screen version of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo. The biography by Tom Reiss follows the life of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, the French Revolution-era General who became the highest-ranking person of color in the European Army. The movie will be developed for Sony. [Deadline]
Latoya Jackson’s Life With Latoya is returning to OWN this summer. The docu-series follows Jackson as she juggles her career, love and possibly marriage. The series debuts Saturday June 7 with back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EST on OWN. [Oprah]
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