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Will Smith set the bar for all would-be singers-turned-ac­tors, tran­si­tion­ing seam­lessly from mu­sic to act­ing and back again, and af­ter com­pet­ing on Amer­i­can Idol in 2004, Jen­nifer Hud­son blew fans away in Dream­girls, win­ning an Os­car for her break­out role as Effie White. But not all singer-toac­tor tran­si­tions have been as seam­less. Justin Tim­ber­lake had hit-and-misss roles in movies like The Love Guru and The So­cial Net­work, Brit­ney Spears wasas slammed for her role in the 2002 movie Cross­roads and Bey­once’s roles in Austin Pow­ers in Gold­mem­ber and Dream­girls opened to very soft re­views. Thishis week Lady Gaga proved the triple threat still ex­ists, send­ing movie-lovers in­tonto a frenzy over her pow­er­ful per­for­mance along­side Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born. Gaga has ap­peared in a hand­ful of movies and TVV shows, in­clud­ing Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story, but her au­then­tic por­trayal of strug­gling artist Ally, a rolee that mir­rors her real-life rise to star­dom, is al­readydy re­ceiv­ing Os­cars buzz. It’s set to be a box-of­fice hit when it hits screen this week, so book away! Kesh­nee

Bradley Bradl­ey­cooper Cooper stars along­side Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. Bey­once (cen­tre) and Jen­nifer Hud­son (right) in Dream­girls. Will Smith suc­cess­fully tran­si­tioned from act­ing to mu­sic.Brit­ney’s Cross­roads per­for­mance was panned. Justin Tim­ber­lake, what were you think­ing?!

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