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Beyonce Was Offered This 'Beauty & the Beast' Role

Beyonce could have been in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, which was released earlier this year.

The director, Bill Condon, revealed the news in an interview. If you didn’t know, Beyonce and Bill worked together on the 2006 hit musical Dreamgirls.

Bill revealed that he tried to get Beyonce to do the role of the French speaking feather duster, Plumette. The role ultimately was played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

“I even tried to get her into Beauty and the Beast, but it wasn’t a big enough part,” Bill told Yahoo Entertainment. “She would have been a good feather duster.”

Idris Elba Auditioned for Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast'!

Could you imagine Idris Elba playing Gaston in the live action Beauty and the Beast? Well, he auditioned for the role!

“I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston,” Idris told People. “I called and said, ‘Listen, I want in!’ So somewhere they have a tape of me singing.”

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When asked if he was jealous of Luke Evans, the actor who got the role, Idris responded, “No, only a little bit. No! I love you Luke, you know that.”

If you haven’t seen the live action film yet, it’s available to stream on Netflix.

Celine Dion Sings 'How Does a Moment Last Forever' Live for First Time, Channels Belle (Video)

Fans at Celine Dion‘s concert on Wednesday night (May 24) in Las Vegas got a special treat when she added in the song “How Does a Moment Last Forever” to her set for the first time!

The Grammy-winning singer recorded the track for the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, but had not yet performed it live until now.

“I’m very nervous and very excited at the same time,” Celine told the crowd while introducing the song. “I was very fortunate to be a part of that magical movie, Beauty and the Beast. And it was one of the biggest moments of my show business career.”

Celine performed the song for the first time with clips of the live-action movie playing on the big screen behind her while wearing a yellow dress just like Belle. She sounded amazing and you can watch the full video below!

Beauty and the Beast is also coming out on Digital HD and Blu-ray June 6th which includes an interview with Celine Dion.

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MTV Movie & TV Awards 2017 Opening Video Spoofs 'Beauty & the Beast' - Watch Now!

Adam DeVine opened the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards with a Beauty and the Beast-themed opening!

The show’s host dressed as the Beast to sing about the new show, which now merges TV and movie categories. Also making appearances were Hailee Steinfeld as Belle and Rebel Wilson as Mrs. Potts.

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Watch the fun and hilarious opening number below, and tune into the awards show on MTV right now!

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'Beauty & the Beast' Grosses $1 Billion Worldwide!

Beauty and the Beast has officially made over one billion dollars at the global box office!

This huge accomplishment makes the Disney film 2017’s highest-grossing film worldwide to date. The movie is now also the highest grossing live-action movie musical of all time.

Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), and more. Check it out in theaters if you haven’t already!

Take a look at the Beauty and the Beast worldwide tour below…

'Beauty & the Beast' Tops Box Office Again With $88 Million

Beauty and the Beast continued its box office reign with a whopping $88 million this weekend!

The film starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans has earned $317 million domestically so far and $690.3 million globally, according to THR.

Coming in at No. 2 was the new Power Rangers movie, starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, and Becky G, which earned an impressive $40.5 million.

Taking third place was Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson‘s Kong: Skull Island, earning an additional $14.4 million.

Rounding out the top five were Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Life, and Hugh Jackman‘s Logan, which earned $12.6 million and $10.1 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Dax Shepard and Michael Pena‘s CHIPS remake opened to $7.6 million for seventh place.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend??

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Relive SNL's 2009 'Beauty & the Beast' Parody Starring Kristen Wiig & Gerard Butler - Watch Now!

With Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters this weekend, you should relive this silly Saturday Night Live sketch from 2009 starring Kristen Wiig as Belle and Gerard Butler as The Beast.

“They say true love can break the curse, and I can’t imagine a love more true than this,” Kristen says as Belle.

“Oh darling, I can hardly wait for your transformation,” Gerard says as The Beast.

“What do you mean, my transformation,” she questions.

“You know, the curse will be broken. And you can stop being a beast,” he says.

“You think I’m the beast!,” she says, shocked!

Gerard‘s Beast later goes on to say that Kristen‘s Belle is a “six” and he prefers a woman with “a big ass.”

Bill Hader plays Lumiere, Bobby Moynihan plays Cogworth, and Jenny Slate plays Mrs. Potts.

“If you see the 2017 version of #BeautyAndTheBeast, make sure you also catch the 2009 one starring Kristen Wiig and me,” Gerard posted on Instagram today to re-promote the clip.