Celebs Opine on Beyonce's Documentary

By ROBERT PACE

February 18, 2013

This weekend was all about basketball in Houston as the NBA celebrated its All-Stars with festivities, but those in attendance weren't just talking about basketball. Beyonce, who was in attendance at Sunday night's All-Star game, premiered her documentary on Saturday, which was a buzzing topic before the game.

"It was very revealing," said Nick Cannon, who hosted most of the weekend's activities. "I like that an artist can tell their side of the story in their way without the media and all of that type of stuff. ...It's just cool to hear from that person and how they really feel."

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The documentary, entitled Life Is But a Dream, marks the singer's first extensive divulgence of her personal life in her more than fifteen years in the music industry. Revealing a peek into her private life will pay dividends to the already successful singer, says comedian Kevin Hart.

"I think with success there's a certain level of mystery that you want to be involved and I think the one thing that Beyonce has done that's great is...she has a private life and she keeps it separate, but the fans that have been Beyonce fans from Stage 1 want to know what's going on," he said. "...I think her letting them in just opens up a different type of fan base for her. It's huge."

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That curiosity about her personal life has piqued interest in the documentary not only from longtime fans but also from celebrities and Beyonce's friends. Entertainer La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, confessed that she ditched Saturday night's skills competition to watch the documentary.

"I have a confession: I didn't come to the slam dunk [contest] yesterday so I could stay back and watch it, and it was amazing," she said. "It was just so personal, so wonderful, so inspiring, and I was glad to watch it."

While the 4 singer revealed part of her personal life after years of keeping it well concealed, the documentary was only a short snippet of her life. Rapper Ludacris maintains that it's all part of a grander scheme.

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"That's the thing. She leaves you anticipating what's going on, so that's why she keeps a lot of secrets and then she comes out with documentaries and certain interviews that everybody is captivated with because they want to know so much [about her]," he said.

Watch the video to see more reactions to Beyonce's Life Is But a Dream from Sunday's NBA All-Star game.



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