In today's movie and tv roundup, Rihanna might play a Bond girl and Kelly Rowland wants to play Donna Summer.

Fantasy Come True: Rihanna Might Play A Bond Girl

Although the casting has yet to be confirmed, the image of Rihanna as the newest Bond girl is a little too perfect. Word on the street is that she’s totally down for it, too. Hollywood, let's make this happen. [Elle]

Coincidence that Rowland's latest #TBT post involved her flaunting the “Donna Summers do” in the midst of casting? We think not. According to Page Six, the singer has been campaigning to join the cast of Spinning Gold, a biopic of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, who helped launch the disco diva's career. We haven’t seen Rowland on the big screen since Think Like A Man, but we might be ready for this one. [Page Six]

12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen will be recognized on December 13 at the European Film Academy award for Achievement in World Cinema. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Family Guy did it to us took away Brian and they brought him back. But we don’t think The Simpsons will keep us in purgatory about this character's revival. Find out which beloved cast member kicked the can. [Vulture]

Denzel Washington proved he's still the box office King (Kong), by pulling in around $35 million for The Equalizer this past weekend. Apparently, this is his best opening weekend right behind Safe House. [Vulture]

Sequels never seem to capture the spirit of the preceding film. Hopefully for director Yuen Woo-Ping, the second time will be a charm. He’s slated to debut the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on Netflix and in select IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015. [Vulture]

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John Singleton In Coma After Suffering From A Stroke

John Singleton is reportedly in a coma after suffering from a major stroke, TMZ reports.

The Boyz N the Hood filmmaker has reportedly been in the ICU since last weekend. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Singleton's mother, Sheila Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator of his work because he is "unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter." Singleton was reportedly working on several projects and preparing to sign a lucrative settlement agreement at the time of his stroke, according to Ward.

As previously reported, Singleton suffered a stroke on April 17, after returning from Costa Rica. After experiencing problems with his legs, he reportedly checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he suffered a stroke in his hospital room.

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'Empire' Makes History By Airing First Black Gay Wedding On Network TV

Wedding bells have just made their way into the history books. Last night (April 25), FOX's Empire became the first network television show to air a black gay wedding. Jamal and his fiancé Kai (Jussie Smollett and Toby Onwumere, respectively) jump the broom and swap vows in the episode titled "Never Doubt I Love."

As an added treat, Empire even tapped the legendary Chaka Khan to perform at the fictional star-studded wedding (Mario and Wood Harris even showed up) which, as evidenced by the episode BTS video, was a moment for everyone right to the stars of the show themselves. “Today’s wedding is special and controversial,” Khan said of using her voice for this particular cameo. “But my answer to all that is just love is love.”

Cast members Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe agree that Jamal and Kai's wedding might have just become the best Empire wedding.

While this doesn't necessarily take away from the controversy still surrounding Smollett's case in Chicago, it was a cause for celebration regarding diversity and representation on television nonetheless. As Ms. Khan said, right here and right now, the most important thing to note is that love is love.

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Lizzo Will Appear In 'Hustlers' Alongside Cardi B And Jennifer Lopez

Lizzo continues to make waves as a musician, instrumentalist, body-positivity icon and booty-shaker extraordinaire. The artist– whose major-label debut Cuz I Love You is receiving praise from listeners and critics alike– will have a chance to put her twerking skills to the test.

According to reports, the Minnesota transplant is set to join the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Keke Palmer in the already-stacked lineup for the upcoming film, Hustlers. Deadline reports that this is Lizzo’s first live-action film, and her second film overall. She’ll be voicing a character in the upcoming animated musical film, Uglydolls.

Hustlers, which is set to be released by September 2019, is inspired by an article published in New York Magazine in 2016, which “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”

Additional actresses set to appear in the film include Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu, Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Transparent’s Trace Lysette, Mercedes Ruehl, dancer Mette Towley and Orange Is The New Black’s Madeline Brewer.

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