Beyonce Baby News Sets Twitter Record, Delays ‘A Star Is Born’

Robbie Daw | August 30, 2011 8:35 am

We totally concur that news of Beyonce’s pregnancy was one of the highlights of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. Still, we had no idea that Bey’s bump would send the poor blue Twitter bird into the stratosphere. And now there’s news that Warner Bros. production of Clint Eastwood’s upcoming A Star Is Born remake will have to be delayed, due to the film’s leading lady now being with child. “Last night at 10:35pm ET, Beyonce’s big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second,” Twitter Global PR tweeted yesterday. Billboard reports that the previous record, 7,196 tweets per second, was made in July during the final moments of the Women’s World Cup final.

Meanwhile, Nikki Finke writes on Deadline Hollywood that the initial 2012 production start date for A Star Is Born will now have to be pushed due to Beyonce’s pregnancy — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since the leading man role is apparently still up in the air:

“I’ve learned that Warner Bros was hoping to start production on Clint Eastwood’s musical remake of A Star Is Born as early as February 2012. But now insiders tell me it ‘could push’ because Beyonce announced her pregnancy tonight at MTV’s VMAs. That will give the studio more time to settle on a male co-star for the singer/actress since Eastwood’s first choice, Leonardo DiCaprio, isn’t doing the pic.”

Who do you think would make a good leading man for Bey in the movie? Deadline Hollywood mentions Will Smith and Christian Bale have been considered.

Have any other suggestions? Let us know below!

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