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So… Jay Z’s ‘Picasso Baby’ is Now a Performance Art Film

Remember when Jay Z spent six hours at the Pace Gallery in New York City earlier this month?

You know, that time he lip-synched to “Picasso Baby” in front of museum goers and invited the likes of Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming and the great Marina Abramovic?

Well, we now have a better idea of the finished product, all in the name of performance art.

On Friday, HBO released a 31-second preview of Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, set to premiere on Aug. 2 at 11 p.m., appropriately following Jay Z’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.

“Rap is painting out loud,” Hova says in the preview voiceover. “And you’re putting your fears and vulnerabilities and insecurities to music… concerts are pretty much performance art.”

Yep.

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HBO Mulls The Future Of Upcoming Series Starring James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Following James Gandolfini’s death in Italy last month, HBO bosses are trying to determine if they should recast his role in an upcoming series or scrap the project all together.

“Criminal Justice” is a remake of the 2008 BBC mini-series. It centered on an individual’s journey through the justice system over five episodes.

President Michael Lombardo explained at the The Television Critics Association on Thursday, “Jim’s passing took the wind out of our sails at HBO. I can’t imagine us airing the pilot with James in it, but we’re having conversations with (producer) Steve Zaillian about how to proceed.

“It’s hard to think about replacing him. The conversation would be about re-shooting the scenes that Jim had already performed in, and recasting going forward.”

Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy, on June 19.

Photo Credits: PR Photos

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