Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
According to Eurweb, a production company called Noosa Films is working on a Josephine Baker biopic. And guess what? Word is they are eyeing Rihanna to play the role! She is their first choice to play the iconic American-born French dancer. But really, can Rihanna pull off that lead role? Word has it Diana Ross has been lobbying to bring Josephine Baker's life into a biopic but nothing ever happened. In 1991, Lynn Whitfield played Baker in "The Josephine Baker Story." But maybe that wasn't enough. Rihanna just may be a good look.