Tag: Beauty and the Beast

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You Know You’re a Single Book Nerd When…

Supposedly winter is when people are most anxious to find a significant other. And yet here we are. Maybe we turn to a nice paperback for comfort. You can relate. You know you’re a single book nerd when…

 

1. You go to bookstores to meet attractive people rather than to buy books.

 

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2. You show off the book you’re reading every chance you get in hopes somebody notices.

 

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3. You compare your singleness to the rich romantic life of the character in this freaking book.

 

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4. You assume every attractive person you see reading a book is single and definitely into you.

 

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5. You’ve become increasingly aversed to showing your affection and would rather just return to your book.

 

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6. Smiling at another person makes you feel vulnerable, so you just smile into your book instead.

 

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7. You’re so afraid of rejection that you read a book, which can never reject you.

 

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8. You’re suddenly really into Jane Austen.

 

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9. You start memorizing love poems.

 

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10. You don’t feel guilty about being sad because only your book sees you when you’re sad.

 

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11. You feel romantic feelings for the person who wrote the book you’re reading.

 

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12. You get butterflies when you see a nice book cover just like when you see a nice person.

 

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Belle 'Beauty and the Beast' disney book nerd single bookshelf bookcase ladder dancing singing

You Know You're a Single Book Nerd When…

Supposedly winter is when people are most anxious to find a significant other. And yet here we are. Maybe we turn to a nice paperback for comfort. You can relate. You know you’re a single book nerd when…

 

1. You go to bookstores to meet attractive people rather than to buy books.

 

via GIPHY

 

2. You show off the book you’re reading every chance you get in hopes somebody notices.

 

via GIPHY

 

3. You compare your singleness to the rich romantic life of the character in this freaking book.

 

via GIPHY

 

4. You assume every attractive person you see reading a book is single and definitely into you.

 

via GIPHY

 

5. You’ve become increasingly aversed to showing your affection and would rather just return to your book.

 

via GIPHY

 

6. Smiling at another person makes you feel vulnerable, so you just smile into your book instead.

 

via GIPHY

 

7. You’re so afraid of rejection that you read a book, which can never reject you.

 

via GIPHY

 

8. You’re suddenly really into Jane Austen.

 

via GIPHY

 

9. You start memorizing love poems.

 

via GIPHY

 

10. You don’t feel guilty about being sad because only your book sees you when you’re sad.

 

via GIPHY

 

11. You feel romantic feelings for the person who wrote the book you’re reading.

 

via GIPHY

 

12. You get butterflies when you see a nice book cover just like when you see a nice person.

 

via GIPHY

 

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Beyoncé

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Not Bootylicious Enough for Beyoncé

Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon has revealed that Beyoncé, legend, icon, star, and goddess divine, turned down an offer to co-star in the live-action remake. Condon previously cast Beyoncé as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and solidified her place as America’s Sweetheart, not just Houston’s. 

 

Beyonce in Dreamgirls

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In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Condon expressed his interest in getting Queen B in the cast for the Disney classic, because “seeing if Beyoncé is available” should be the first item on the to do list of any musical director. 

 

“Isn’t that weird? God, it seems crazy!” Condon said regarding the quite small amount of musicals Beyoncé has appeared in. “I even tried to get her into Beauty and the Beast, but it wasn’t a big enough part. She would have been a good feather duster.”

 

Plumette, the feather duster

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First of all, if you’re going to offer Beyoncé a role in your movie you should probably know the name of the character you’re asking her to play.

 

But that’s half the problem, the character goes by a variety of names depending on who’s producing the show: Babette in the musical, Fifi in Belle’s Magical World, and Plumette in Condon’s live-action remake. The token French maid character, who in Condon’s 2017 remake has been re-designed as a swan (props), is apparently so unimportant that her name is irrelevant. Which isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have big names in small roles, but I do think you shouldn’t have big names in small roles just because they can sing and dance and look good in a skirt.

 

I know the character is predominantly CGI, but come on, I’m trying to make a point here. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, known for her role in the Emmy award winning episode “San Junipero” of Black Mirror, eventually took the part and did a fantastic job. 

 

Condon is excited for the future of big-screen musical entertainment, and the role Beyoncé will play with that. “You look at something like Lemonade: that is brilliant. That is a brilliant new direction for movie musicals.” I vote we start with a full length feature film written by, about and starring Beyoncé, and then go from there. Cool? Cool. 

 

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