Ok, so if we’re keeping things all the way 100, Drumline: A New Beat and Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B didn’t quite work out for Alexandra Shipp. But recently, she nabbed the role of Storm in the X-Men prequel, X-Men: Apocolypse, which is set to hit theaters in 2016. Not only that, but this 23-year-old starlet also has […]Read more
Lifetime’s Aaliyah Movie Does Not Make it Back in One Piece
By Andréa Butler Like the rest of y’all, we were watching Lifetime’s new biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B last night. We were hoping for some serious slayage, but it turns out, our hopes were too high. For real, though, a big-screen film with a much bigger budget, not to mention family approval and collaboration, would […]Read more
Zendaya: No Longer That Somebody to Play Aaliyah?
Oh snap. Zendaya won’t be playing the role of Aaliyah anymore, after all. And no, it’s not because the Twitterverse freaked out a little about her being cast. Apparently, according to E! News, there were production issues, such as trouble getting the rights to ‘Liyah’s music. It also turns out that Aaliyah’s family wasn’t even […]Read more
Is Zendaya Right for the Role of Aaliyah?
The interwebz are all abuzz about Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the working title for the brand-new Lifetime TV biopic about Aaliyah that’s scheduled to drop sometime this fall. Airing not long after the 13th anniversary of the star’s death, this made-for-TV movie will follow ‘Liyah from her Star Search debut to the plane crash […]Read more