The biggest pop star film roles to watch out for this year
In this week's Friday Film Fest, we take a look at some of the biggest and best pop star cameos to hit the silver screen in 2013.
From Usher playing a boxer, Beyonce starring as a forest Queen, Lady Gaga playing a dangerous seductress and Snoop Dogg embodying an easy-riding snail - it's going to be anything but a dull year in cinema.
Which cameo are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments below...
We may have survived the Mayan apocalypse in 2012, but the world is not so lucky in this year's disaster comedy This Is The End.
Written and directed by and starring Seth Rogen as himself, it features some of the biggest names in Hollywood, who are attending a party at James Franco's house when the world ends. On the guest list is Jason Segel, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd and even Rihanna.
WARNING: The trailer below contains violence and explicit language and may not be suitable for younger viewers.
Lady Gaga makes her big screen debut (minus a bit part in MIB3) in Robert Rodriguez's latest blood-splattered action flick, Machete Kills. She plays the dangerous seductress La Chameleon, joining a jaw-dropping ensemble cast, including Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Michelle Rodriguez and Charlie Sheen. Danny Trejo plays Machete, a vigilante of sorts who is employed by the government to slice and dice his way through Mexico in search of an arms dealer intent on nuclear war.
WARNING: The trailer below contains violence and explicit language and is is not suitable for younger viewers.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine has spent plenty of time on the telly as a coach on The Voice and most recently as the unfortunate victim of a crazed murderer in the second series of American Horror Story. Now he's hitting the big screen in his first ever film role.
Adam play's Keira Knightley's long-time boyfriend in Can A Song Save Your Life?. The couple move to New York City in search of their big break, but when Adam's character scores a massive solo record deal, he abandons his girlfriend and goes it alone. With the help of a down-and-out record producer played by Mark Ruffalo, however, Keira keeps fighting to have her voice heard.
Check out snaps of the on-screen couple in the video below...
Brandy and Kim Kardashian - Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counsellor
90s R&B sensation Brandy and reality TV queen Kim Kardashian make cameos in American director Tyler Perry's latest offering, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counsellor.
It's not entirely clear why Kim Kardashian is appearing in an African-American romance flick, but I suppose her dating history qualifies her?
The film follows an aspiring marriage counsellor working for an A-list dating service, who is tempted to cheat on her husband with a wealthy client - the "largest social media inventor since Zuckerberg", according to Kim. Wow, he certainly does sound tempting!
Mariah Carey surprised fans and critics with her convincing (and make up-free) performance as a no-nonsense social worker in 2008's Precious. The diva returns to the big screen this year in a historical drama based on the true story of a White House butler who served eight US presidents.
Mariah plays a character named Hattie Pearl and joins a impressible ensemble cast including Oprah, Lenny Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack and Robin Williams, to name but a few.
Snoop Dogg seems to say yes to any job that offers a pay cheque, which means he pops up in some pretty weird places sometimes. This year he lends his voice to the animated family film Turbo, about a young snail who dreams about being the fastest racer in the world. Snoop plays a snail named Smooth Move.
Beyonce and Pitbull lend their voices to the animated fantasy-adventure flick Epic. The film follows a teenage girl who is transported to a mystical forest kingdom, where she joins with a new gang of friends to wage war against the forces of evil threatening their world.
Beyonce plays Queen Tara, a Mother Nature-like figure, while Pitbull voices the character of Bufu. Stephen Tyler, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson and Colin Farrell also make up the cast.
The adrenaline-packed racing franchise returns yet again - not surprisingly, after Fast Five raked in a jaw-dropping gross at the box office and surprised critics with its irresistibly slick and perfectly-paced action sequences.
Rihanna was reportedly slated to play a villain in the sixth film, but rumour has it that due to scheduling clashes Rita Ora was cast to fill the role.
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