Beyonce – Tommy’s new girl

Singer/actor Beyonce has now become a Tommy Girl, signing a contract worth almost $10 million Australian dollars to be the face of designer Tommy Hilfiger’s new fragrance. The Destiny’s Child frontwoman’s multi-year deal includes starring in both TV and magazine adverts for the as-yet-unnamed women’s perfume, which will be unveiled later this year. “Beyonce has beauty, style, intelligence and such a warm personality,” said Hilfiger as the news was announced. “She is the perfect person for this project.” The American designer already has a number of scents on the market, including Tommy, Tommy Girl, Tommy Summer and T For Him. Meanwhile, Beyonce’s career both in and out of the music studio seems to be going from strength to strength. She’s been nominated for six Grammys this year, and performed at the Superbowl in the US last weekend. She’s also currently starring in gladiator-style Pepsi commercials alongside fellow pop divas Pink and Britney Spears. You go girl!

Britney, Beyonce & Pink team up for Pepsi??
Pepsi has pulled off one of the biggest coups in advertising history – securing the services of Britney Spears, Beyonce and Pink for a super, celebrity-packed TV commercial of epic proportions. The chicks play out a mock Gladiator battle to a reworked version of the old Queen hit We Will Rock You for the new commerical, which also stars fellow popstar Enrique Iglesias as an evil Roman emperor. Former Queen bands members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, and the cast of the commerical attended the launch at the National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square last week. “To have this premiere is pretty amazing,” said Spears, “Filming the ad was awesome, it made me feel empowered and I got to work with these two fantastic gladiator women,” she added.

Pay-per-view for Paris?
Paris Hilton‘s ex, home Rick Salomon offered to drop his US$10 million dollar law suit against her family but in true Hollywood style there is a catch – Salomon will only drop the lawsuit in exchange for the distribution rights to the video. A supreme opportunist, Salomon, aka Mr Shannon Doherty, seems to have identified a hole in the porn market, and now seeks to sell the saucy tape pay-per-view. Heather McCloskey, lawyer for the multi-million dollar heiress and her family branded the move “beneath contempt.” All we can say is – Nice try Rick!

Kidman bound for UN
Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn are heading for the UN headquarters in New York – well in a movie anyway. The Interpreter which starts production in March, has our Nic playing an interpreter who overhears a deadly plot! In an unprecedented move the United Nations has granted rare permission for parts of the movie to be filmed at its headquarters in New York. Apparently the UN has received tonnes of requests to film in the prestigious building over the years, but so far no one has filmed inside the building before. The movie will be directed by Sydney Pollack whose previous films include Out of Africa and Tootsie. A UN spokeswoman said Secretary General Kofi Annan and his advisors decided it was in the organisation’s interest to bring its work to the attention of cinema viewers around the world. She added that she did not know if Mr Annan or any other UN staff would feature in the film, saying a number of practical arrangements still needed to be worked out.