Diddley's Manager Blasts Movie Snub
Late rocker BO DIDDLEY's former manager has blasted film bosses for cutting the star out of BEYONCE KNOWLES' new movie CADILLAC RECORDS.
Knowles plays Etta James in the film, about the legendary Chess Record label that made stars from the likes of James, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Diddley.
All the legendary performers are portrayed in the movie - except Diddley, who died last year (07).
And Margo Lewis, the head of Talent Source management, is appalled - blaming the snub on a rift between Diddley and Leonard and Phil Chess, who ran the label.
She tells the New York Post, "It's no secret that Bo had real issues with the Chess Brothers and their 'creative accounting practices'.
"It was Bo's recollection that every time he or another performer would go to the Chess offices to ask for their royalties, they were given the keys to a new Cadillac instead. So, in that regard, at least they got the title of the movie right.
"Regardless, we are shocked that the producers would omit such a seminal figure as Bo."