According to dime, Halle Berry is not doing the role of Aretha Franklin. On the site it reads: Halle Berry was recently named as a contender for playing the lead in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic. However, it seems that Halle Berry is not interested in the role.

Speaking With E! News on the Golden Globes red carpet, Berry dismissed rumors, citing her inability to sing as too big of an obstacle in undertaking the role. “If I could carry a tune, I’d consider it,” she says. “Someone should tell Aretha that I can’t do her justice.”

Halle was stunning this past Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. She presented Paul Giamatti with his honor for BEST ACTOR IN A FILM COMEDY. The other nominees in the category were: Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”; Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”; Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version”; Jake Gyllenhaal, “Love and Other Drugs”; Kevin Spacey, “Casino Jack.”

On another note, Natalie Portman has truly come into her own. A child star that made her silver screen debut in “The Professional,” opposite Jean Reno, she’s made some bold and FUNKY choices. Her latest achievement, “Black Swan.” The winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, she took home her first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for “Closer” in 2005. She scored her first nomination in the year 2000 for a Supporting Role in “Anywhere But Here.” Additional FUNKY performances from Portman include her roles in “V for Vendetta,” “The Other Boleyn Girl,” the latter day “Star Wars” trilogy, “Mars Attacks” and “Heat,” in which she played opposite Al Pacino.

Currently in the romantic comedy “No Strings Attached,” her upcoming releases include the highly anticipated “Thor,” “Your Highness” and “Cloud Atlas.” “Cloud Atlas” is a sci-fi flick that features an ensemble cast including Tom Hanks, Ian McKellan (rumored), James McAvoy (rumored) and Halle Berry as “Meronym.”


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