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Baz Luhrmann Casts His Female Lead for Netflix's 'The Get Down' (Exclusive)

Baz Luhrmann has found his new leading lady. Newcomer Herizen Guardiola will star in the director’s new Netflix original series The Get Down, JustJared.com can exclusively reveal.

The 18-year-old singer/songwriter will make her acting debut as Mylene Cruz, a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls.

Baz is directing the first two episodes and the season finale. He will also serve as the executive producer of the 13-episode music-driven drama.

“So many really talented actors were seen to play the lead female role of Mylene Cruz, daughter of Reverend Ramon Cruz and niece of Papa Filipe Fuerte Cruz in The Get Down. It’s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown talent, particularly one who is not only a terrific actor but a magnificent vocalist,” Baz said in an exclusive statement. “The entire The Get Down team welcome Herizen Guardiola into our story.”

Click inside to read the complete synopsis for the new series… More Here! »

The Tidal Launch Backstage Photos Are All Amazing

Rihanna, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce all make funny faces while posing for photos backstage at the Tidal launch held at Skylight at Moynihan Station on Monday (March 30) in New York City.

The five ladies were only some of the music superstars at the event. Also pictured in the backstage shots are Jay Z, Kanye West, Jack White, deadmau5, Daft Punk, director Baz Luhrmann, and Alicia‘s hubby Swizz Beatz.

The stars all joined forces to launch the brand new music streaming service, for which they are all part owners.

FYI: Beyonce is wearing a Laquan Smith jacket and jumper, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz bracelets and rings. Rihanna is wearing a Christian Dior suit, shoes, and handbag with Lynn Ban jewels. Alicia is wearing Eva Fehren rings.

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Tobey Maguire Reunites with 'Great Gatsby' Director Baz Luhrmann at Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Preview!

Tobey Maguire sits down to chat with his The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann while attending the 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Preview held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday (December 3) in Miami Beach, Fla.

The 39-year-old actor and Baz, 52, were joined at the event by Gone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski and singer Cassie.

Baz designed the booth for Zurich-based Galerie Gmurzynska at the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emily Ratajkowski

“Miami!,” Emily, 23, exclaimed while also sharing a topless photo of herself on her Twitter account.

Last month, Emily rocked a slinky black dress at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebrate the 2015 Golden Globe Award Season.

FYI: Emily is wearing an Amir Taghi dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Gisele Bundchen Supports Baz Luhrmann's New 'No. 5' Film!

Gisele Bundchen kicks up her heels while posing with director Baz Luhrmann at the premiere of his new No. 5 The Film on Monday (October 13) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event were model Toni Garrn and singer Lily Allen.

The day before, Gisele was rooting for her husband Tom Brady and his football team, the New England Patriots, as they took on the Buffalo Bills.

“Go Pats Go!!!!👏👏👏👏,” Gisele tweeted. Looks like her cheers helped as the team pulled out a victory, 37-22.

15+ pictures inside of Gisele Bundchen and others at the event… More Here! »

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Nina Dobrev & Lily Collins Join Jared Leto at Chanel Fashion Show in Paris!

Nina Dobrev and Lily Collins are fierce ladies as they strike a pose while attending the Chanel Show at Grand Palais on Tuesday (July 8) in Paris, France.

The 25-year-old actresses were joined at the event by Jared Leto, Baz Luhrmann, his wife Catherine Martin, model Poppy Delevingne, and Eli Mizrahi as part of 2015 Fall-Winter Paris Fashion Week.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nina Dobrev

Over the weekend, Nina stunned in a black, white and red form-fitting dress as she arrived at the Atelier Versace Fashion Show.

15+ pictures inside of Nina Dobrev, Lily Collins, and others at the Chanel Fashion ShowMore Here! »

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Director Baz Luhrmann & Wife Catherine Martin Hit Met Ball 2014

Baz Luhrmann stops to pose for photographers as he arrives at the 2014 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 5) in New York City.

The 51-year-old filmmaker was joined on the red carpet by his wife Catherine Martin.

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According to The Wrap, Baz is in negotiations to direct an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic written by Kelly Marcel. Details on the project are being kept under wraps by the studio, but we can’t wait to see it!

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Rihanna & Justin Bieber: Opening Ceremony NYFW After Party!

Rihanna and Justin Bieber pose for a photograph while attending the Opening Ceremony Fashion Show after party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Super Pier 25 on Sunday (September 8) in New York City.

The 25-year-old singer and Justin, 19, were joined by Zachary Quinto, Miguel, Rashida Jones, Natasha Lyonne, Brady Cunningham, Jason Schwartzman, Natalia Kills, and director Baz Luhrmann.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Justin Bieber

That same day, Justin showed off his new hairstyle and met up with designer Yohji Yamamoto backstage at the Y-3 fashion show.

FYI: Rihanna did her own makeup for the event!

20+ pictures inside Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and others at the Opening Ceremony Fashion Show after party… More Here! »

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