Pharrell Williams landed a leading role in a new film by fashion house Chanel titled Reincarnation. Get the deets and peep the first pics inside…
P is on his King behavior. Pharrell Williams has had one successful year thus far. The superproducer was nominated for an Oscar for his track “Happy” (from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack), new shoe collections with Adidas & Timberland, his very own G I R L fragrance, much success on the music charts and is currently a judge on singing competition show “The Voice”. Now, Skateboard P is trying his hand at acting.
Directed by Chanel’s head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld, P has landed a role in a new project created by the fashion powerhouse. He will be starring in a new short film titled Reincarnation alongside fashion model Cara Delevingne.
In a sneak peek, it appears the 41-year-old producer will reenact a fairytale scene as a Prince, while Cara will likely play a fashion forward Cinderella-esqe type role. The film will accompany the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art collection, which will be unveiled to be screened in Salzburg, Austria on December 2nd, the night before the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art show. Fab!
Putting his amazing song writing abilities to work, P wrote the lyrics to “CC The World” (the background track in the teaser) and he will also serve as the face of the upcoming aris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art collection campaign, along with Cara. Nice!
Karl Lagerfiled explained the storyline of the film saying,
“It was time to show the origins of the Chanel jacket, inspired by the one worn by the lift attendant in a hotel near Salzburg in the 1950s. Reincarnation is the story of a lift attendant’s jacket being reincarnated as a timeless piece of women’s wear."
Karl’s 6-year-old god son Hudson Kroenig (who recently posed it up with model Joan Smalls in the Chanel Cruise 2015 ad campaign) will star in the film as well, alongside Geraldine Chaplin (above) as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. The short film will follow the life of the legendary designer, who meets a young lift-boy (played by Pharrell), while in the suburbs of Salzburg in 1954 for the holiday season.
“None of this would have been possible without Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Geraldine Chaplin. It’s the perfect cast. Pharrell is a genius and Geraldine at her best in the role of Gabrielle Chanel in the year of her comeback.”
Oprah Winfrey will present self-help expert Iyanla Vanzant with a fabulous home makeover on an upcoming special, “Oprah Prime: Iyanla, I’ll Fix Your House.” Watch the preview inside and check out SNL's spoof "Black Annie."
Iyanla Vanzant, our beloved "Life Fixer" is getting a fixup of her own. While she has dedicated her life to fixing other people's lives, she's barely had time to fix up her own home...until now.
Oprah Winfrey, who's often preached that a person's home is their sanctuary, wants Iyanla to feel comfortable in her sanctuary. On the OWN special television event, “Oprah Prime: Iyanla, I’ll Fix Your House,” airing this Saturday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Oprah and friend and interior designer Nate Berkus fix up Iyanla's house! And Iyanla has a backstory worthy of its own "Fix My Life". From OWN's press release,
"After a series of struggles years earlier, including a divorce and the loss of her daughter, Iyanla lost her home and returned the keys to the bank. Rising above her misfortune and subsequently helping others to do the same, Iyanla found new success, including her award-winning OWN show, “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” Realizing a dream she thought was lost forever, she recently purchased a new house in Maryland, but it needed work and a floor-to-ceiling overhaul to fix some pretty major design challenges."
We've got a sneak peek at the makeover. Watch Oprah's phonecall to Iyanla:
Watch the promo below:
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Over the weekend, Cameron Diaz , who stars alongside Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis in "Annie", hosted "SNL" where she spoofed the upcoming film.
In the SNL skit, “Black Annie” is played by Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah plays Jamie Foxx as William Stacks/Daddy Warbucks. Cameron Diaz reprises her role as Miss Hannigan. And yes, it left us like "Hmmm..."
We have rounded up a few Instagram pics of some of your fave YBF folks. Find out what they were up to over the weekend inside….
Fab mom Ciara and chubby cheeks Baby Future were bringing the adorableness over the weekend. The mother-son duo hit the streets in matching outfits, complete with their matching “sleek” mommy-and-me Timbaland boots.
Then, they hopped into their ride for a little play time:
A video posted by Ciara (@ciara) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:15am PST
Looks like Baby Future is a natural!
Over in China...
While his wife is partying it up in Abu Dhabi with French Montana, Kanye West was spotted in good spirits, snapping a pic with a fan at TaiKoo Hui in Guangzhou, China.
TMZ photogs caught up with 'Ye before hopping on his flight to China and asked him what he has planned once he touches down. His response, “I’m going to China to work on the Yeezys”. Sounds like Ye is ready to get to work on his next shoe creation.
Tyrese, Pharell and French Montana weren't the only celebs in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Grammy Award winning singer Estelle Darlings was also in the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix-Formula One World Championship race.
Estelle, whose gearing up for the release of her brand new album True Romance, went sight-seeing in the city, posing it up in front of the super luxe Palace Hotel.
She also made a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is considered to be the major place for worship in the country.
Later, after British driver Lewis Hamilton’s win, she partied it up at the Amber Lounge with Lewis' girlfriend and former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger and friends. Fun times.
“Hollywood Exes” star Nicole Murphy and The Game were front and center on the red carpet at the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies 25th Annual Talk of The Town Black Tie Gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
Nicole presented The Game with the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his philanthropic efforts with The Robin Hood Project. We see that hand Game!
By the end of the night, The Game was surprised with a photo-op with Otis Williams and members of The Temptations. He captioned, "Great night. This one was for all those Saturday's I woke up as a kid with my mother cleaning up the house playing "The Temptations" & singing at the top of her lungs like she was in the group. Here you go ma..... Me, my God father Otis Williams & your favorite group... I love you."
Nice. Congrats Game!
Eve is officially getting in touch with her "country girl" side. The raptress grabbed her rifle, knee boots and ear guards to go hunting in Britain. She said, "I am Officially in England! This is me shooting this weekend in the #countryside #huntingseason". Married life has certainly changed things for the Philly rapper.
Remy woke up like this! Also living the married life, Remy Ma snapped a bedroom selfie before getting up to make her husband Papoose breakfast. Cute.
Over the weekend, "Instant Mom" actress Tia Mowry Hardrict spent some quality "auntie" time with her newphew Aden Housley. He is just too cute.
And (a tired looking) Chris Brown was spotted with fans before hitting the stage at Supperclub in L.A. last night. Is that a chipped front tooth?