Secret sacred vows

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are planning a secret wedding this weekend in the Caribbean holiday retreat Anguilla.

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are planning a secret wedding this weekend in the Caribbean holiday retreat Anguilla.

Knowles is reportedly planning a four-day birthday party for her man on a yacht off the coast of St Bart's, but the bash is just a cover for a wedding ceremony at Anguilla's Cap Juluca resort, according to the New York Post's gossip column, "Page Six".

A source told the publication that guests have been advised to have their passports ready by Friday for a party on a yacht in St Bart's - but everyone knows that it's a wedding that's being planned.

The news comes a day after Jay-Z debuted his new video, Lost One, on MTV's Total Request Live show. In the video he raps about possibly splitting from Knowles.

He rhymes: I don't think it's meant to be, B /For she loves the work more than she does me And, honestly, at 23, I would probably love my work more than I did she /So we ain't we, it's me and her/ That's what she prefers.

Meanwhile, Beyonce was desperate to land the lead role of Effie in Dreamgirls, but was forced to take a smaller part because the director wasn't convinced she could act.

Despite appearances in the comedies Goldmember and The Pink Panther, Knowles couldn't convince director Bill Condon that she would be able to tackle the dramatic role, which eventually went to Jennifer Hudson. Knowles insists she was happy to take the smaller part to prove her talent as an actress, saying: "I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing. "I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and that I can play someone so different from myself." The Irreplaceable singer admits she would have loved to have sung Effie's show-stopping number And I am Telling You I'm Going and would have gladly gained weight for the role. She explains: "I wish I could have gained 9kg and played Effie. I absolutely would have, but Bill [Condon] didn't even believe that I could be Deena. So imagine if I'd said: 'Bill, I want to be Effie'." But Knowles has high praise for her co-star's performance. "Jennifer Hudson was under such pressure. Never being in a film and never having done an album and still having to live up to those expectations, she did well." - WennGoldmember and The Pink Panther, Knowles couldn't convince director Bill Condon that she would be able to tackle the dramatic role, which eventually went to Jennifer Hudson.

Knowles insists she was happy to take the smaller part to prove her talent as an actress, saying: "I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing.

"I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and that I can play someone so different from myself."

The Irreplaceable singer admits she would have loved to have sung Effie's show-stopping number And I am Telling You I'm Going and would have gladly gained weight for the role.

She explains: "I wish I could have gained 9kg and played Effie. I absolutely would have, but Bill [Condon] didn't even believe that I could be Deena. So imagine if I'd said: 'Bill, I want to be Effie'."

But Knowles has high praise for her co-star's performance.

"Jennifer Hudson was under such pressure. Never being in a film and never having done an album and still having to live up to those expectations, she did well." - Wenn

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