Thursday, September 25, 2014

‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ Teaser Trailer For Lifetime Releases [Video]

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The premiere of Aaliyah: Princess of R&B on Lifetime, is just around the corner, and the network has put all the controversy that has trailed the biopic starring Alexandra Shipp behind them.

The network has premiered the first trailer from the film. It’s a quick glimpse, but it gives you a taste of what to expect from Wendy Williams, who is one of the executive producers, and the rest of the production team.

See the trailer below. The movie premieres on Lifetime November 15th.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya in Aaliyah Movie, Wendy Williams Named Executive Producer

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The show must go on I guess. A new actress will now be playing the role of Aaliyah, in the Lifetime biopic about the late singer’s life. Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp will replace singer/actress Zendaya, who quit earlier this month [read here].

The news was announced Friday, by Wendy Williams, who shared the news with her audience on the Wendy Williams Show, telling them;

You can count on us to get it right!

Wendy Williams who will be executive producing the made for TV movie shared her exciting news tweeting:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Zendaya Insists She’s “Black Enough” For The Role of Aaliyah in Lifetime Movie

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Zendaya Coleman  is to star and perform as Aaliyah in the Lifetime Original Movie but not everyone is happy about that. I got to know Zendaya as a very talented young lady during the last season of Dancing With the Stars, and I feel she could do the job.

however, many have criticized the producers of the movie for casting Zendaya beacuse they feel she appears too mixed-race to play Aaliyah, others say she is too light-skinned, period. Zendaya has gone on Twitter to respond to such criticisms of the movie which is based on the book, Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.

The 17-year-old Disney actress has also answered in more detail in a video obtained by TMZ. She said, while bringing her father into the camera;

“A lot of people say I’m not Black enough. Half Black is just enough. It doesn’t matter what color you are, it’s about how you portray the character. For those that don’t know, Angela Bassett and Tina Turner, they look nothing alike but she was that character so I think that’s what it’s all about.”