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NEW DEALS: Nicki Gets PEPSI+Halle Lands "The HIVE"+"Steel Magnolias" Remake Cast Announced

Following in the footsteps of her former tour partner Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj just landed a multi-million Pepsi deal.  Deets inside, plus Halle's new movie and who will be in the all-black Steel Magnolias cast....

Just when you thought Nicki would be exiting stage left some time soon, chick nabs a multimillion Pepsi deal.  Forbes (whose Cash Kings List she became the first woman to grab a spot on) reported today:

According to Derek Jackson, the Glu agency chief who brokered the agreement, Minaj will become the face of a new Pepsi beverage nearing its debut. He said the pact, which includes a commercial filmed in South America last month (pixely footage has already leaked on YouTube), is a multimillion-dollar deal.

“You’ll see the commercial probably in the next two months,” Jackson told me before Lil Wayne’s performance at South By Southwest. “That’ll be a segue into a new beverage Pepsi has, called ‘Pop,’ and she’ll be the face of the brand … it&rsqsuo;s going to be explosive.”

And Nicki can think her YMCMB head honcho for twerking this deal.  Lil Wayne (DEWeezy) just anounced his new 7-figure-deal with Pepsi's product Mountain Dew, and apparently Nicki's deal was part of the combo.  The Cash Money crowd also has a deal with Coke as Drake heads up ad campaigns with the Sprite brand.

 

 

And in other big deals, Halle Berry just landed wrapped long negotiations for the lead role in the upcoming thriller movie called The Hive.  Ms. Berry will be putting her SCARED FACE to use as she will be playing a 9-1-1 operator who is trying to save a teen girl from a crazed killer, but has to face her own fears first in order to do so.

The Troika Pictures/SONY Pictures film, written by Rich D'Ovidio and directed by Brad Anderson, kicks off shooting this June in L.A.

The Steel Magnolias all black remake finally has an official cast list!  Queen Latifah will star alongside Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad and her daughter Condola Rashad (who nabbed the lead role of Shelby), Adepero Oduye and Jill Scott.  Sounds like a good casting job honestly. 

it sounds like it will be a made-for-tv movie airing on Lifetime, much like the Raisin in the Sun remake.

Huff Post reports:

The contemporary remake of the film follows six Louisiana women, M'Lynn (Queen Latifah), Ouiser (Woodard), Clairee (Phylicia Rashad), Truvy (Scott), Annelle (Oduye) and Shelby (Condola Rashad), as they support each other through the trials and tribulations of life.

"Smash" executive producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Shelby Stone are behind the project set to begin production in Atlanta in April. Lifetime has not announced an official premiere date, but it's expected to debut later in 2012. Kenny Leon, the director of ABC’s "A Raisin In The Sun," will direct "Steel Magnolias" from a script Sally Robinson wrote based on Robert Harling's play.

And Lifetime describes the movie saying:

In an updated contemporary version, "Steel Magnolias" chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy's beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children -- and hair and nails -- all the important topics that bring women together.

Can't wait!

 

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I will be watching the remake

I will be watching the remake cuz I love me some Queen Latifah and all the actresses are top notch. Congrats to Nicki! Make your paper booboo. But her album will still suck and she is still making a mockery of hip hop along with weezy. Halle, that sounds like another stupid movie choice. Just stupid. But hey I'll wait for the trailer before I make anymore judgements.
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YESSSS One of my all time

YESSSS One of my all time favorite movies. I am rooting for my sista, so I pray that get it right especially when My'lnn (Sally Fields) breaks down afetr her daughter's funeral. I love that movie, cant wait to see the remake.
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I just don't care about

I just don't care about YMCMB. So whateva to that. In regards to the Steel Magnolia remake, I ask why? Why remake that classic? It was perfect, even with an all white cast. It doesn't need updating or a makeover. I am all for finding better material for black actresses, but I don't think remaking films is the way.
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I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing... Why remake this Movie?????? I mean I know that there are scripts out there that are just as good and could become classic themselves....SMH
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Hollywood...can we please get

Hollywood...can we please get less remakes of classic films, and more original ideas? Geez! Also.. Halle girl... you need to get a better agent or someone who is going to help you pick quality film roles. We know you can act you pants off.. i just wish you didnt lean towards weak material..
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I am sorry but I think Halle

I am sorry but I think Halle needs to make better choices with her movie role. Since, Monster's Ball all the movies she has done has been stupid, whack and has no point; with the exclusion of Thier Eyes Were Watching God... This movie The Hive, sounds like it's going to be another stupid one.
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Why must hollywood remake

Why must hollywood remake movies? Movies are classics for a reason. The cast here is good but why not just make something else with these ladies. Although the new 21 Jump Street was funny as hell but they could have easily renamed it something else and it would have still been funny.
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i love Steel Magnolias! dont

i love Steel Magnolias! dont see a reason for a remake
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LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK

LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK NIKKI! WHERE'S little kim's MULTI MILLION DEAL? LOL
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Horrible idea. Every good movie should not be remade with a Black cast. Whats next a Black Godfather or Pretty Woman? Knock it off Black folks.
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Great now she can support her

Great now she can support her coke habit. I think the whole world is almost just about over her.......... halle you go girl you deserve it...
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Great now she can support her

Great now she can support her coke habit. I think the whole world is almost just about over her.......... halle you go girl you deserve it...
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Great now she can support her

Great now she can support her coke habit. I think the whole world is almost just about over her.......... halle you go girl you deserve it...
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Great now she can support her

Great now she can support her coke habit. I think the whole world is almost just about over her.......... halle you go girl you deserve it...
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Hopefully she is saving that

Hopefully she is saving that cash for when she exits stage left when this new album flops. The new Pepsi product is not getting good buzz.
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Nicki is really pretty. Only

Nicki is really pretty. Only if she was normal and sane and acted like an adult. She would be likeable.
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Congratulations Nikki!!!!

Congratulations Nikki!!!!
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good for nikki..Pepsi is

good for nikki..Pepsi is striking while the iron is cooling off. Get your money but your album is still going to suck. if it were not for the internet she would be done. not a hater just a realist
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good for nikki..Pepsi is

good for nikki..Pepsi is striking while the iron is cooling off. Get your money but your album is still going to suck. if it were not for the internet she would be done. not a hater just a realist
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good for nikki..Pepsi is

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Queen Latifah looks amazing.

Queen Latifah looks amazing. She looks like a dude if you catch her on a regular day but she cleans up so well!
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Thats nice for ms minaj altho

Thats nice for ms minaj altho i really dont see what niggas see in her...shes not cute but daaaaaamn ms berry still got it man smh...still gorgeous
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Thats nice for ms minaj altho

Thats nice for ms minaj altho i really dont see what niggas see in her...shes not cute but daaaaaamn ms berry still got it man smh...still gorgeous
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Its really not that important

Its really not that important pepsi sucks remember when they came out with clear pepsi lol .... people stop being so thirsty before you start going out on a limb and taking care of the people and supporting their careers expescially people that don't deserve it support yourself I think about that......... congratz to the all black cast steel magnolias was a good movie
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Expescially, or especially??

Expescially, or especially?? Just wondering...
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Expescially, or especially??

Expescially, or especially?? Just wondering...
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Pepsi if you are reading I am

Pepsi if you are reading I am no longer buying your products Mt Dew after y'all endorsed Nicki and Wacky Wayne. Done deal!! Please ghetto rize my favorite movie Steel Mag which was a true story. I am done. Yes I am black too!!!
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Aaaah shut to hell up......do

Aaaah shut to hell up......do u think that your buck twenty is gonna make ma big diffrence in the world of Pepsi or Nicki...... u truly have delusions of grandeur. You fucking dumb bloggers are too much. hahahahahahaha. stupid ho.......
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this must be a slow news day!

this must be a slow news day! congratz halle berry
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Steel Magnolias is a classic

Steel Magnolias is a classic and should NOT be remade! Congrats to the women for landing the parts but they should've found a good script and made a different movie.
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I think the cast was well

I think the cast was well picked but I agree with you. Steel Magnolias is a classic and black films will never be classic if we don't have original stories. But hey, in a sea of poorly produced, lack-luster black projects (aka BET/TP) I'll take what I can get. Congrats to the actors, I'll still be checking it out.
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COngrats 2 everyone except

COngrats 2 everyone except that wack ass nicki.
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Nicki is rocking that look &

Nicki is rocking that look & congratulations to her on her Pepsi deal. Just when they count you out, you come back swinging. I like that.
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Nicki is rocking that look &

Nicki is rocking that look & congratulations to her on her Pepsi deal. Just when they count you out, you come back swinging. I like that.
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Nicki is rocking that look &

Nicki is rocking that look & congratulations to her on her Pepsi deal. Just when they count you out, you come back swinging. I like that.
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Nicki is rocking that look &

Nicki is rocking that look & congratulations to her on her Pepsi deal. Just when they count you out, you come back swinging. I like that.
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Nicki is rocking that look & congratulations to her on her Pepsi deal. Just when they count you out, you come back swinging. I like that.
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Nicki is rocking that look &

Nicki is rocking that look & congratulations to her on her Pepsi deal. Just when they count you out, you come back swinging. I like that.
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