FIGHTING Temptations, The (Film)
People. 10/6/2003, Vol. 60 Issue 14, p87-88. 2p. 5 Color Photographs.
The article profiles singer Beyoncé Knowles and her role in the film "The Fighting Temptations." With the summer's No. 1 song ("Crazy In Love," from her solo debut, Dangerously in Love), a hot boyfriend (rapper Jay-Z, 33) and a buzz-making performance at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé has clearly graduated from Destiny's Child to womanly superstar. Beyoncé flaunts her acting chops--and forgoes glam makeup--opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. Jay-Z threw his girlfriend of one year a surprise 22nd-birthday party at 40/40, his New York City club, on Sept. 4. The couple also were spotted cuddling at the U.S. Open the next day and vacationing in Saint-Tropez last month. Still, neither one has ever acknowledged the relationship in the press.
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