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    Tuesday, October 31, 2006


    The DREAMGIRLS novel is now in bookstores. You can read an excerpt of the book here.

    Source: Thanks helloaqt and Harpercollins.com

    Saturday, October 28, 2006

    DREAMGIRLS SOUNDTRACK Tracklisting and Clips

    I have been very sick the past few days, that's why there have not been any udpates. I will be updating through out the day. Moving on, Sony Music Store now has the single disc and the double-disc for pre-order on it's website. You can also listen to clips of the songs. Click on the links below to hear clips and see the tracklisting.

    Source: sonymusicstore.com, thanks gospelfan2003 for the heads up.

    Friday, October 27, 2006

    International Teaser

    This is the international teaser poster from movieposter.com.

    Source: Thanks mmadluv7too for the heads up. :)

    Myspace Page Officially Launched!!!

    The DREAMGIRLS myspace page is now officially launched. If you signed up the first time around you don't have to sign up again but if you still are not on the friends list you can click on the photo above or on the link below to view the myspace page.

    Thursday, October 26, 2006

    One Night Only Lyrics

    Someone requested the "One Night Only" (disco version) lyrics. It may have a couple of mistakes. Let me know in the comments box if it does. Here you go:

    (Deena talking)
    C’mon baby
    One Night
    C’mon baby
    One night only

    You want all my love and my devotion
    You want my loving soul right on the line
    I have no doubt that I could love you forever
    The only trouble is, I really don’t have the time

    I’ve got one night only, one night only
    That’s all I have to spare
    One night only
    Let’s not pretend to care
    I’ve got one night only, one night only
    C’mon big baby c’mon
    One Night only
    We only have till dawn (We only have till dawn)
    We only have till dawn (We only have till dawn)
    One night only, one night only

    (Music break )

    One night only (ohh)
    One night only (yeah…)

    (Music break)

    One night only (C’mon, C’mon)
    One Night only

    You and I are really running out of time…

    (Music break)

    One Night only (C’mon, C’mon)

    One Night only (C’mon, C’mon)

    C’mon x9

    I’ve got one night only, one night only
    C’mon big baby c’mon
    One Night only
    We only have till dawn (We only have till dawn)
    We only have till dawn (We only have till dawn)
    One night only, one night only

    C’mon baby

    Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    Its All Coming Together

    Just a quick blurb about where the film is at in the whole process via Hollywood Elswhere:

    Director Bill Condon locked the final edit of Dreamgirls last week and is now working on the sound mixing. The final critic-ready print won't be ready until 11.10 at the earliest, so there won't be any earlybird screenings before then. The first showing will probably happen on or about 11.14 or 11.15...just a guess. The Dreamamount release opens in N.Y. and L.A. on 12.15, and goes wide on 12.25.

    Source: Thanks Aashac and Hollywood Elsewhere

    Sunday, October 22, 2006

    Jennifer Holliday on SNL (1982)

    I found this clip of Jennifer Holliday singing "One Night Only" on SNL in 1982. It was her birthday a few days ago and I forgot to post so this is my Happy Belated Birthday shout out to Ms. Holliday. I love how they switched up the disco part of the song.

    Source: youtube.com

    DREAMGIRLS Tonner Dolls are Here!

    The Tonner Doll Company has a DREAMGIRLS Collection. Here's the description from their website:

    "Robert Tonner presents Dreamgirls, inspired by the soon-to-be released Dreamworks/Paramount film based on the hit Broadway Musical - in theaters this December. Dreamgirls follows the life of a pop trio of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and their rise to fame.

    Deena and Lorrell are 16" tall and both use the Tyler Wentworth® bending wrist articulated body (with arched, high-heel fashion doll feet); Deena uses the 'Angelina' head sculpt and Lorrell uses the 'Jac' head sculpt. Effie uses the EMME® plus-sized body sculpt and Chicago' Mama Morton head sculpt. Please note that the head sculpts are not intended to be likenesses of the film's performers.

    Dreamgirls feature a new, never-before-used skin tone that is a medium caramel color in between the traditional 'Esmé' and 'Jac' skin tones.

    Dolls are available with removable wigs and with rooted styles (see descriptions) for the Dreamgirls' evolving looks. Please read the descriptions carefully to understand how the doll is designed and how it is to be produced."

    Click here for more information about the dolls and how to purchase.

    Source: Tonner Doll Company

    Saturday, October 21, 2006

    DREAMGIRLS Soundtrack TrackListing

    This is the soundtrack tracklisting on amazon.com, it may contain spoilers. I don't think this is the two-disc set which will most likely be available for sale at a later date.

    1. MOVE
    5. LOVE YOU I DO
    7. FAMILY
    9. IT'S ALL OVER
    12. PATIENCE
    17. LISTEN

    Click here for more info and to pre-order.

    Jennifer Hudson to Perform at World Series

    Jennifer will be performing tomorrow at the World Series game at 7:30pm on FOX! She is singing "God Bless America" so be sure to tune in.

    Also click on the link below to be taken to Eddie Murphy's myspace page. I have not posted his yet so add him to your friends list if you haven't already.

    Eddie Murphy's Official Myspace

    Friday, October 20, 2006

    DREAMGIRLS Website is LIVE!!!!!

    Go check out the official website, it's finally open for business. Click here or on the picture!!!

    Here are some goodies from the site...

    Thursday, October 19, 2006

    HD Trailer on Apple.com

    Check out the Apple page for DREAMGIRLS. The design looks great. You can also watch the trailer in HD as well some of the other footage that has been released. Just go there and look at the page at the very least. :) Click here and if it doesn't work go to apple.com and search DREAMGIRLS. You'll be able to figure out the rest.

    The Trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Update: You can download the trailer.

    DREAMGIRLS Official Trailer
    Megaupload (coming soon)

    No words. Just watch.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    Diana's 'Dreamgirls' decision

    Great article on theenvelope.com about Diana Ross's history with DREAMGIRLS and if she will attend the premiere this December. Here's an excerpt:

    "The Oscar race for best picture may come down to what just one academy member thinks of one film.If "Dreamgirls" is truly the best-picture frontrunner, as many pundits claim, this year's biggest awards cliffhanger may be the answer to this question: Will Diana Ross, the original Dreamgirl, finally embrace the fictionalized story of her career 25 years after it debuted on Broadway or, now that it's immortalized on film, publicly disapprove and turn on it like a true diva?

    If the latter, "Dreamgirls" could face an Oscar nightmare and there could be an uproar in the best picture race not seen since director Ron Howard got caught sugar-coating the real-life story behind "A Beautiful Mind."

    Some sources insist that Miss Ross -- as she likes to be called -- has finally accepted the show that may define her career, so much so that she, secretly, inquired about securing a role in the "Dreamgirls" film, but scoffed when all she was offered was a cameo as her own mom."

    To read the full four page article click on the excerpt or click here.

    Source: Theenvelope.com

    Dreamgirls Trailer

    You can watch the trailer right now on mtv.com and it's also premiering in a few minutes. Look a few posts down for channel listings. The trailer is above and beyond what I expected. I love it!

    First Single Information

    I found this article on billboard.com about the release information for the first single off of the soundtrack which is 'Listen.'

    "A new Beyonce song, "Listen," leads the soundtrack to the film "Dreamgirls," due Dec. 5 via Music World/Sony Urban, 16 days before the film opens in wide U.S. theatrical release. The cut, which Beyonce co-wrote, is due to arrive this week at U.S. radio outlets; its video will premiere the week of Nov. 13.

    Although the full track list has yet to be announced, another song from the album, "One Night Only" has been making the rounds as a dance mix. "Dreamgirls" will also be available in a two-disc edition with extra music from the movie."Dreamgirls" is loosely based on the rise and fall of the Supremes and stars Beyonce as a member of an up-and-coming vocal trio. Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover also appear.

    Beyonce will perform Nov. 21 at the American Music Awards, although it is unknown if she will play a track from her new album, "B-Day," or a song from "Dreamgirls." The cast of the film is expected to visit MTV's "TRL" in early December."

    Source: Billboard.com

    New Article on MTV.com

    There's a new article on DREAMGIRLS on mtv.com in the news section. Here's a little excerpt:

    "If there's one film this season that has been pulling out all the stops in pursuit of Oscar glory, it's "Dreamgirls...According to Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit, there's a recipe for Oscar success that "Dreamgirls" has followed to a tee...But the best way to ensure lots of nominations is to generate word of mouth — and that starts with a carefully orchestrated publicity campaign. The Oscar campaign for "Dreamgirls" was under way well before the movie was finished: Looking to create advanced buzz for the flick, DreamWorks invited members of the press to visit the set last winter."

    To read the article in full click here, if it doesn't wrk just go to mtv.com and look in the news section. The title of the article is "Beyonce's New Flick Could See Its Oscar 'Dream' Come True."

    Source: mtv.com, thanks clavey2004 for the heads up.

    More Posters

    Update: Here are better quality versions of the character banners.

    The trailer premieres tonight and I'm very excited. I already have my tivo set. To celebrate I decided to post a few pictures you probably have not seen yet. In addition to the one sheet, there will be character banners as well as 3-d boards in theatres. Thanks ronflyzhigh for the pictures of the character banners. I took the picture of the 3-d board at the Paramount offices when I was in L.A. Also, peep the new banner to the site. You know we have to keep it fly and up to date. Thanks whasian_boy for making that for me.

    Source: impawards.com for the better quality character banners.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    Entertainment Tonight DREAMGIRLS Exclusive

    If you missed the sneak peeks of the trailer over the past two days on ET then here it is. I just want to add that this video doesn't even do the cinematography of this movie any justice. I wish it was in HQ but we'll have the HQ trailer soon and you can see for yourself. Until then just watch this.

    Source: Jensback4ever

    HQ One Sheet

    Since the one sheet is all over I think it's time I post it as well. Here's what you will see in theatres, billboards etc. The final movie poster. It's red hot. You can click in the picture slide for a bigger version.

    Also, one of our fellow Dreamgirls Fans went to the 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Benefit concert last night that Jennifer Hudson was in. Here's an autographed program that Jennifer signed. Make sure you keep that, it's going to be valuable in a few months. :)

    "I attended the “One Night Only” concert in NYC tonight featuring Jennifer Hudson. She sounded and looked great in the role of Jewel. After the show, she came out of the stage door to sign autographs. I was able to meet her briefly afterwards and she autographed my program. She said “See Dreamgirls” I said “Oscar.”

    Source: Dreamworks and KJC

    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Trailer Info Pt.2

    Tonight look for the first snippet of the DREAMGIRLS trailer on Entertainment Tonight.

    The full trailer is debuting in style. They will be debuting the trailer across all Viacom network assets on Wed 10/18 at 10:00pm ET.

    This includes:

    MTV (in an original episode of Laguna Beach!)
    BET Jazz
    Comedy Central
    VH1 Classics
    VH1 Soul
    Spike TV

    They expect to reach 15-20 million viewers! WOW! The only thing left for you to do is figure out which channel you want to watch it on. :)

    Kay Jewelers: Win a Trip to the N.Y. Premiere of DREAMGIRLS!

    Click here to enter!

    Source: Kay Jewelers

    Saturday, October 14, 2006

    DREAMGIRLS Contest Poster

    Here's a poster that they've been using for DREAMGIRLS related contests. It won't officially be used for the movie. However, I know some people wanted a bigger version of it so here it is. You can click on it in the picture slide for an even bigger version.

    Source: J.M.

    Friday, October 13, 2006

    DREAMGIRLS Trailer Info

    Plans have changed a bit for the premiere of the DREAMGIRLS trailer. The premiere will now be a three day unveiling process. Here's the schedule:

    October 16th - A Trailer Tease (on Entertainment Tonight)

    October 17th - A longer Trailer Trease (ET)

    October 18th - FULL TRAILER PREMIERE

    Check your local listings for showing times of Entertainment Tonight. I don't think the full trailer will premiere on Entertainment Tonight but I will update as I get more info.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Behind The Scenes

    One of the dancers in DREAMGIRLS posted a behind the scenes clip on youtube. It has some footage of the 'Steppin to The Badside' routine as well as some other stuff from the filming process. It's a quick video but fun to check out.

    Source: Antboogie, Thanks Clavey for the heads up.

    Three DREAMGIRLS Posters

    Someone posted these posters on a messageboard and I noticed some similarities between the posters and The Supremes album covers. I don't think any of these will be officially used.

    EDIT: I found out these were fan made.

    Source: WEWE , Dc34ever, Duoforce

    "We gonna slow it down and do it Effie Style!"

    And if you don't like it you can keep it moving. Here's Jennifer Hudson's performance at Gay Days. She performed 'Dreamgirls' and 'One Night Only'. The person who recorded it decided to sing along. Try to tune that out. :)

    Source: Thanks aashac, hapadancer

    Another Today Show Performance

    Beyonce won't be the only one performing on The Today Show Concert Series. I Just found out that Jennifer Hudson will also be performing but on December 12th. I added it to the important dates. So Dec. 5th Beyonce will perform and on Dec. 12th Jennifer will perform. Mark your calenders.

    Click here to see the listing.

    Source: Thanks Maximus for the heads up, The Today Show

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Rolling Stone's 20th Annual Hot List

    Jennifer Hudson has been named Hot Rising Star in the 20th Annual Hot list for Rolling Stone.

    It reads:

    "I'd rather be a Dreamgirl than an American Idol any day." says Jennifer Hudson. The former Idol contestant beat the odds not just by winning a lead part in the hotly anticipated film adaptation of DREAMGIRLS, the hit Broadway musical, but also by turning in one of the movie's top performances- no small feat in an A-list cast that inlcludes Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. Ironically, when it came to the crucial role of Effie, the Dreamgirl gets elbowed out of the spotlight, the two final contenders were both veterans of the 2004 edition of American Idol.

    Fantasia Barrino won the TV show, but Jennifer Hudson got the movie. More intimidating than Simon Cowell was the memory of Jennifer Holliday, who originated the role of Effie on Broadway in 1981 and sang the show's signature number, "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going." "Oh My God, Jennifer Holliday tore that song to pieces," says Hudson. "I had to seperate from that and connect with the song's emotion." If singing hadn't worked out, Hudson had two backup plans: Plan B was to become a tattoo artist. "Plan C was to be a mortician," she says, sounding oddly gleeful. "My uncle owns Hudson Funeral Home."

    Hudson, whose bold performance is being touted as the leading contender for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (just as Murphy's startling star turn is generating talk of Best Actor nod), is now shuttling between L.A. and her hometown of Chicago, and going to the gym twice a day. "People say I lost forty pounds, and I'm walking around looking like a supermodel," she declaims. "And I'm like, 'Hold on, I lost only twenty pounds. I don't want to be no smaller than a size ten- I still got jelly.' "

    Source: October 19th Issue of Rolling Stone, Fergie on the cover.

    Monday, October 09, 2006

    Release Date Information

    The release date is now December 15th in N.Y. and L.A. with a nationwide release on December 25th.

    Source: comingsoon.net

    Sunday, October 08, 2006

    Trailer Description

    Over the weekend Jennifer Hudson performed at House Of Blues in Anaheim/Downtown Disney and Divas Simply Singing. I put up an advertisement about the Gay Days event a while ago but the Divas Simply Singing was last minute. Divas Simply Singing was hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph (left, the original Deena) and the event benefits the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Women Alive in 2006. This event features a host of the most talented women in the entertainment business united in a benefit concert to continue the battle against HIV/AIDS. Jennifer performed four songs at both events including "One Night Only" and "Dreamgirls". Hopefully, I'll get pictures soon. Apparently the theatrical trailer for DREAMGIRLS was also shown at these events. One of the attendees of Gay Days described the trailer, spoiler alert!

    "Anyway another cool part was that they premiered the full theatrical TRAILER! We got to see it before anyone else cuz it's not out until Friday in theatres. OMGOSH you guys, it starts REALLY dramatic and you can't tell what it's about, then it goes into James Thunder Early doing a number, then it goes in to the Dreams making their debut in the Crystal Room, and then of course we finally get a sneak peak at JUST THE AUDIO of "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going!" The crowd went CRAZY just to hear the first lyric in the clip (I forget which part), and then of course the editing gets really dramatic to match up with the "and you...and you...and you..." and everyone like had a collective orgasm, it was AMAZING. Already from just a few of the words in that song, JHud has TOTALLY put her own interpretation on those lyrics, they are totally well acted. But then of course she goes powerhouse too. LOVE IT!"

    Source: imdb

    Friday, October 06, 2006


    If you like to write than I got a contest for you. I was told there is a commerical for the contest that is on VH-1 so you might be able to catch that. Here's the info:

    Submit your essay (250 words or less) on how you hope to “Fullfill Your Dreams Through Music”

    Grand Prize winner will be chosen by Dreamgirls’ star Jennifer Hudson. Contest open to US residents ages 14 – 24. Entries accepted from 9/22 – 11/1/06. See complete rules for details.

    Grand Prize:

    -A trip for two to attend the premier of Dreamgirls in New York City

    -A Gibson Music Room including: a Hamilton Piano, an Epiphone Bass, Gibson/Baldwin Music Education Guitars, Epiphone Amps, and Slingerland Drums

    -$2,500 from Gibson /Baldwin Music Education, which can be used for a music lessons

    Three Finalists Each Receive:

    -A Gibson/Baldwin Music Education electric guitar

    -A private, hometown screening of Dreamgirls for the finalist and up to 50 of their friends

    Essays will be judged on the following criteria:

    Compelling original story
    Clarity of expression
    Passion for music
    Commitment to learning music
    Impact that music has had on their life

    To enter click here or here.
    Source: Thanks thugwayne727 for the heads up, Gibson.

    Ooh, baby love: It's 'DREAMGIRLS'

    A production of DREAMGIRLS is getting started in Covington, Kentucky. Here's the info for those that are in the area. You still have a couple months to catch a production before the movie is released. The October 13th show at The Carnegie is already sold out so get your tickets cause they are going fast.
    When: 8 p.m. today and Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12. (Oct. 13 performance sold out.)

    Where: Jersey Productions, Carnegie Visual + Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington.

    Tickets: $18-$25. 859-957-1940, click
    here or here for more info.

    Thursday, October 05, 2006

    To the left, to the left!

    To the left, To the left! This really has nothing to do with DREAMGIRLS. I just really like the song and since it's Beyonce I figured why not?!

    Tuesday, October 03, 2006

    Vote Hudson!

    AOL has a poll on your favorite American Idol. Jennifer Hudson is on the list, click here to vote for her.

    DREAMGIRLS on Today Show

    This is really advanced notice but on Dec. 5th Beyonce will be giving a DREAMGIRLS performance on The Today show Concert Series. You can go here to see the date info and scroll down to upcoming performances. What I'm planning on doing is having a section of all TV apperances. So once they start doing that we'll be able to keep track of all upcoming tv performances, interviews etc. So you can mark Dec. 5th down as one of those days.

    Source: Thanks XxtraSmooth718 for the heads up!

    Sunday, October 01, 2006

    My Dream Weekend

    Before I tell you all about my amazing trip to L.A. that was filled twists and turns I just want to thank Jack for inviting me out there. He really pulled out the stops for my sister and I. We had a great time and really got an exclusive look at the movie. It was finally nice to meet Accuracy1, I definitely had a different picture in my head of what you would be like. I also had a great time with Megan and Stephanie. They stood on the corner while I freaked out over the billboard of the new DREAMGIRLS one sheet. I took a few pictures but I can’t post those yet. It is beautiful, classic, sexy, and a surprise because it’s not what I pictured. However, it was a good surprise.

    First Day

    I arrived in L.A. late on Thursday night. I stayed at a hotel next to the airport. I won’t say the name of the hotel because what I experienced was disgusting and I don’t want to embarrass their asses. These fools has bed bugs. The hotel is not a shit hole hotel, it’s a moderate hotel so I was not expecting to see that. They got a piece of my mind we were immediately upgraded and the manager was basically kissing out feet for the weekend. So since they made up for it I won’t mention their name. Anyway, I was just excited to be there so I went to bed to get a good night’s rest.

    Day One

    My first day in L.A. I had a lunch date set up with Megan and Stephanie who both work in the Motion Picture Interactive Marketing department at Paramount Pictures. My sister and I made our way over to Paramount Pictures to meet up with the ladies for lunch at a near by Mexican reataurant. When we pulled up to the Paramount gates it was a little surreal because you always see it in the pictures or on T.V but to actually be going inside the lot is a different story. Here's a grainy picture I took from inside the lot. What is that thing? I forgot to ask. :)

    Anyway, we get inside the offices of Paramount and the first thing I see when I walk in the door is a 3-D Board for DREAMGIRLS. I think it will be in theatres across the country. It has not yet been made public so I can't post the pictures I have. I took a number of pictures so once it's made public (which will be soon) I will definitely post those. Anyway, my sister and I meet up with Megan and Stephanie and we all head to the Mexican restaurant down the street from the studio. As we are walking I get another surprise. It's the DREAMGIRLS one sheet which will be in theatres. The only word to describe it is electric. It's defintely not what I expected. Once again I took pictures but the one sheet will also be unvailed soon. :)

    We had a great lunch, the talk ranged from DREAMGIRLS to our favorite reality shows. Megan and Stephanie were both fun to hang out with.

    Later on that night we had plans to meet up with Jack for dinner but just to kill some time we decided to explore Hollywood. We headed towards the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Madarin Theatre. That strip is very interesting to say the least. For people who have been there you know what I mean but for those who haven't it's quite a sight. Here's an example.

    I also spotted Eddie Murphy's signature at the Chinese Madarin Theatre.

    Later on that night we met up with Jack and had dinner. The conversation was all about DREAMGIRLS of course. My advice to all you die hard fans is to start saving your money now. LOL. They are doing it big when it comes to not only promotion but also collectible items. The promotion is going to be top notch, as you may have noticed. October 16th is going to a big day for all DREAMGIRLS fans because the trailer will be released. Like Accuracy1 said on imdb.com it definitely won't be hard to miss. Trust me, be present on the 16th.

    Cannes Footage

    Finally, the day I was waiting for arrived. On Saturday the plan was to meet up with Jack at his house and watch the DREAMGIRLS footage that was shown at Cannes. Then we would head over to the set to meet a few people and watch some filming. We made our way to Jack's home in the hills late in the afternoon. Here's a shot of the view from the Hollywood Hills that we took on a tour. Look at all of the smog. Anyway, we arrived at Jack's beautiful home. He gave us a tour and we got to see some DREAMGIRLS posters and concepts for artwork that will never be used. We also saw some of the final posters that they have waiting to be released. It was exciting, that's the only way to describe it. The artwork is amazing but you all know that by now since we've seen so many pictures. But believe me you ain't seen nothing yet, the temperature is about to go up on the artwork for the movie.

    So after getting a tour and some free swag (thanks Jack!) we sat down to watch the Cannes footage. Now I know what all the rave was about back in May when the Cannes fooatge was shown. what I saw was simply amazing. Eddie Murphy is just so fresh and alive in this movie. He just owns the scenes that I saw him in. His swagger is defintely back! I got to watch two scenes that featured Eddie. The first scene is when Curtis is trying to get James to take on the three girls. The other scene was "Fake Your way to the Top." It was incredible. Eddie did the damn thang in that number. It was over the top but not in a cheesy way and it was humorous. Just the way it should be. His singing is great and he definitely got that James Brown in him. Help Me Jesus!

    One of the other interesting parts of watching the footage was seeing for myself if Beyonce was really holding it down when it came to the acting. It's been a major discussion topic on many messageboards. From the scenes I saw of Beyonce she is wonderful. She has come a long way from Carmen the Hip Hopera. She is present, I didn't feel like she was reading her lines. From what I saw she did an amazing job and I hope that people will not dismiss her perfomance because of bias. She truly has grown as an actor and anyone who says otherwise is plain crazy.

    Anika Noni Rose just lights up the damn screen. I laughed at all her lines. The character Lorell has some of the best lines and Anika delivered them perfectly. My sister and I were laughing so hard especially when she would flash that big smile and do that goofy laugh. She definitely is a scene stealer.

    Jennifer Hudson. What can I say. She is off the chain (in person as well) and her voice is incredible. I got to watch the opening talent show when The Dreamettes sing "Move" and it was so much fun to watch. The Stepp Sisters are something else, they were working that stage. The openeing credits are amazing. It sticks closely to the original beginning but I think it's even more exhilirating. You hear those cowbells and you suddenly feel like you need to hold on to something because you know it's about to go down.

    The Family scene is so touching and Keith Robinson does a great job in this scene playing C.C. White. His voice is beautiful and I had a little tear in my eye towards the end of that scene. I also watched the "When I first Saw You" scence and Jamie's voice and acting was also great. Beyonce is gorgeous in those photoshoot scenes. She captures Diana and it's so eerie to watch. The One Night Only montage was another piece of footage that I watched that was viewed at Cannes. It was thrilling, I was tapping my toes and singing along. My sister who didn't really know much about DREAMGIRLS fell in love with it instantly and wanted to watch the whole movie right then and there. That was not possible so we settled for watching the footage again. LOL. We were humming those tunes all night.

    Anyway, after watching the footage a second time we decided to head to Paramount. On The Set We arrived at Paramount Pictures and headed to the one of the many sound stages on the lot. The first person I met on the way to the stage was Sharen Davis who designed the costumes for the movie. She was Oscar nominated for the movie Ray. I also met Patricia Wither who is one of the producers of the film. She was also one of the producers for Memoirs of A Geisha. After meeting a few more people we went to another sound stage to watch the fiming of a scene where The Dreams see on TV that their song "Cadiallac Car" is being sung by Dave and the Sweethearts and all white group. It was very surreal to be standing behind the director Bill Condon and watching him do what he does best. They did so many takes. Trust me filming a movie is not glamorous. It was tedious at times and you just wait and wait and wait some more in between takes. They go into the wee hours of the morning and most of the time your're standing. The crew works very hard and definitely deserve all the praise.

    After a a number of takes the scene wrapped and then it happened. First Beyonce came out, looking beautiful as usual. She looked my way as whe was walking by and gave me warm smile. I told her I loved her new cd and she repelied thanks and gave that smile she slways gives and she went about her business. But that wouldn't be my last time seeing her. Then Anika came out, the pictures of her on the internet do no justice. She is beautiful and very sweet. She was so cordial, gave us a nice hand shake and said bye when she left later that night. Fianlly, Jennifer came out and Jack introduced us. She said Hi with a genuine smile and told me she loved my dress. She was looking beautiful as well. We also got to meet Shutchai Tym Buacharern who is the makeup department head for DREAMGIRLS. He was very funny and told some good stories. He also does make up for Janet Jackson.

    I can't believe I got to see The Dreams all together, and even more I got see all three ladies acting out a scene for the movie. I thought I was dreaming but it was all real. After taking that all in we headed back to the original sound stage and watched as they set up for a scene featuring Beyonce. Jennifer and Anika had wrapped so Beyonce was the only one left. We waited around for about an hour. And while we were doing that I got to meet Bill Condon, the director of the movie. I told him how excited everyone was and how great the Cannes fooatge was that I had seen earlier that day at his house. He was so busy but he chatted with us for a few minutes and than got back to work. I finally got to meet Accuracy1 who is so sweet. I met so many people that I know I'm leaving people out. Anyway, there were different sets around the sound stage. Curtis's Cadillac was on set, the room where Curtis did his "business" deals as well as the lobby of the of The Crystal Room. The office at the Cadiallac car dealership was also on the stage.

    After the hour wait Beyonce came on set to film her scene and she was dressed in a black and white patterned jumpsuit. The scene was being filmed in Curtis's office at their mansion. The set up is that she comes across Effie's "One Night Only" single and realizes that the song she had just made a hit was stolen form Effie. To watch Beyonce act out the scene liteally a few feet in front of me was awesome. She did a great job conveying the emotion she needed to convey. I could see it on the playback screen as well as live. Beyonce's mother and cousin were sitting right where we were standing. That was another moment where I had to remember where I was. Anyway, there were no spoken lines in this scene so it was all facial expressions and she nailed it, numerous times. After more takes, everyone took a break for some Thai food and we decided that it was time to head on out. We stayed on set very late and they were going to go until 2am. Since I had a early flight we decided to just head back to the hotel even though we could have stayed all night. We grabbed some food and said our goodbyes and thank yous. It was an amzing visit and I never thought I would be on the set of DREAMGIRLS and get to meet The Dreams. It truly was my dream weekend. The only way to top this is if I get to go to the premiere. (wink, wink)

    Obviously, a lot happened this weekend. So much that I could probably write much more but I'm very tired. I know people have questions so ask away. Go to Dreamgirls imdb.com board and join our discussion or you can leave me questions here and I'll answer if I can.