Nibbly Things: Beyonce Had To Lose Weight For ‘Dreamgirls’

May 22nd, 2006 // 5 Comments
  • It’s hard being a movie star. Beyoncé Knowles shocked fans at a Cannes Film Festival preview of her movie “Dreamgirls” by admitting she and co-star Jennifer Hudson had to dramatically slim down for their roles. She lost 20 pounds for the role. Shocking! [Page Six]
  • In case you really need to see it, TMZ has video of Britney Spears almost dropping Sean Preston Federline. What does TMZ have against poor little Britney Spears? [TMZ]
  • Do not mess with Simon Doonan. Model Karolina Kurkova was supposed to present him with an award and when she cancelled at the last minute, well let’s just say that Simon got in the last word. [Page Six]
  • The divorce of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills may go well after all. A few days prior to the couple going their separate ways, the couple was spotted dining happily together in London’s Soho neighborhood at the trendy Asian restaurant Yauatcha. April 29 was probably their last night out as a married couple. [Lowdown]
  • Oprah Winfrey has inked a deal to publish a fitness book with her personal trainer Bob Greene in what industry insiders say is the richest nonfiction book deal in history, sources told On The Money. It’s said to be larger than Bill Clinton‘s $12 million advance he got to write his autobiography, My Life. What will Oprah do with that kind of money? [NYP]
  • Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has been dropped by his label due to his erratic behavior. It’s about time, isn’t it? [contactmusic]
  • Apparently, the second break up of Nicole Richie and DJ AM had to do with her weight, as did the first. When will this girl ever learn? [Page Six]
By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. C

    According to the story on, Beyonce took it upon herself to lose weight for the role. She claims the director asked her to eat more food and continue the entire movie at the same weight but she decided to do the weight loss thing on her own. No one forced her. Jennifer Hudson didn’t claim to losing any weight at all. Page Six isn’t reporting a whole truth – SHOCKING, I know.

  2. JRog

    It probably helped to enhance the distinction between her character and Hudson’s (since Hudson is supposed to be a great deal bigger than Beyonce). Weight loss or no, that is one charming girl.

  3. Beyonce, you are looking very good baby, and so is your sister Solange Knowles. I’m glad to see you two having such a wonderful time in Cannes. I didn’t know that the experience would make Solange cry, but it’s nice that she’s enjoying it so much. By the way Beyonce Knowles, has Halle Berry been teaching about that cayenne pepper thing that I do for those bad little girls.


    Beyonce is a chicken head now. It is too bad because she used to be hot.

  5. SOL

    did she have a boob job?

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