Tags: Alicia Keys, amy winehouse, beyonce, James Bond, leona lewis
But I just got word that the songbird is the top contender to sing the title song for the next James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace.
No official announcement has been made, but a source tells me, “I believe Alicia is the winner.”
There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the highly coveted spot to belt one out for 007. A gaggle of artists reportedly submitted songs for consideration to producers of the 22nd Bond film, including Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Duran Duran, Jack White, Duffy and, most recently, Annie Lennox.
Amy Winehouse was the first singer linked to the movie, but she apparently never finished recording her song with über-producer Mark Ronson.
A rep for Keys declined to comment. A rep for the movie said there was “no info” available right now about a potential title song.
The flick, starring Daniel Craig as the silver screen’s most famous spy, is scheduled for a November release.
Tags: Beijing Olympics, China, David Beckham, leona lewis
To mark China’s official handover of the global sporting event to Britain for the London 2012 Games, the L.A. Galaxy player will make an appearance while Bleeding Love hitmaker Lewis will sing to an estimated audience of over 150 million.
An source for the London 2012 Games says, “Leona and Beckham have accepted the invitation to sprinkle some stardust on the show.
“They epitomise what London 2012 is about. Leona is a young global star from London who has risen from nothing. Becks has glamour and a profile around the world. He was also a key figure in the bid to win the Games for London.”