Beyonce; She's Not Daddy's Little Girl Anymore
Beyonce Knowles will always be her daddy's little girl – just not in the business world.
“Sasha Fierce” and her father, Matthew Knowles, are parting company. While she stresses that he'll always be her dad, he won't be her business manager.
The pair hasn't had a falling out – at least not one they're making public. It's apparently just that Beyonce is changing management after several years of having her father watch her back, and her business affairs.
The “Bootylicious” star isn't saying yet who her new manager is, even though her own husband, Jay-Z, is a top music mogul who has made millions in his own right with his own career and by overseeing the careers of numerous other top acts.
According to reports, Beyonce is working on expanding her career even further into acting. While the star has lent her looks and talent in past films including “Dreamgirls” and an Austin Powers flick, she's set to star in a “Star is Born” remake (yes, that story is still alive even after about 4 other incarnations) that's to be directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. There's no word yet on who is playing the poor guy whose career fades under Beyonce's star – but with Eastwood at the helm of this movie, there is reportedly already some Oscar buzz behind this project.
Beyonce has come under some fire in recent weeks, with documents revealing in February that she received as much as a cool $1 million to perform for family members of Libya's dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi, joining an ever-growing roster of A-list performers to appear on a Qaddafi stage.
However, after the news broke, Beyonce revealed she gave the $1 million to the Clint0n-Bush Haiti Fund, which aids victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
It doesn't appear that her father is leaving her employ because of the recent scandal. He plans to continue managing the gospel acts with his company, Music World Entertainment. He'll also reportedly keep managing another of his superstar daughters – Beyonce's sister Solange will remain under her father's tutelage.
So what do you think? Do you believe Beyonce can find a manager will watch her interests and career with the expertise her father did? And do you think she'll be able to find another manager who she'll trust as much? And who will it be – or should she just give the job to Jay-Z?