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Watch the trailer for the Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic.

A photo that singer Kelly Rowland posted to Instagram recently has tongues wagging that she might be up to play Donna Summer in an upcoming…

Alexandra Shipp has the look but does she have what it takes to pull off playing baby girl? We’ll see on November 15, when “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” premieres on Lifetime. Produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is based on the bestselling book Aaliyah: More […]

Rickey Smiley chatted with comedian Mike Epps, who landed the role of Richard Pryor in the Nina Simone biopic. Epps also landed the highly coveted role of Pryor in the forthcoming biopic, but it looks like we’re going to have to wait for the Pryor bipoic to get a glimpse of Epps playing the comedic […]

Lifetime has wrangled its first big name for the network’s highly contested Aaliyah biopic by casting Elise Neal. The “All Of Us” star has been tapped to play none other than Gladys Knight in “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B”, BlackFilm.com reports. Gladys and Aaliyah were related through marriage because she tied the knot with Aaliyah’s uncle Brian […]

Very few entertainers come close the the legendary Gladys Knight. The “Midnight Train To Georgia” singer has captivated audiences with her one-of-a-kind voice for decades…

  This will be Oprah’s follow-up with director Lee Daniels following her co-starring role in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”   Oprah’s coming back to the movies, people. Sorry, that should be “ANOTHER OPRAAAAAAHHHHHH MOOOVVVVVIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!” Let’s turn to “Entertainment Tonight”: ET can exclusively confirm that Oprah, 60, will be playing Richard Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter, in […]

Things are really starting to come together for Lifetime as it’s finally locked down a title for Aaliyah‘s biopic and cast some key roles! For a minute there, things weren’t looking to good the film, which has been freshly dubbed “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” Her family was not here for the concept (they’ve since decided […]

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, has finally broken her silence about Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic and she isn’t pleased. The matriarch of the Houston family spoke to Entertainment Tonight and called into question the motives of anybody connected to the film. Houston wondered why people would choose to do a biopic about her daughter when […]

  Just a few weeks after hearing that Zendaya Coleman called it quits on the Lifetime-produced Aaliyah biopic, producers have finally found a new young star to play the late singer (remember all of the celebs who tried out in the first place?). According to The Hollywood Reporter, 23-year-old actress and Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp will […]

Everything was all good when word got out that there would be an NWA biopic coming out next year. Who wouldn’t want this right? Especially if you’re an actor, you might want to be a part of the experience. But when it comes to the casting, it shows that there’s a clear racism/sexism in it. […]

  Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about legendary singer Whitney Houston just got real. Thirty-one-year-old Yaya DaCosta, who will star as Houston, recently began shooting. Entertainment Weekly has the first image of DaCosta in all of her Whitney Houston glory — re-creating the iconic cover of the singer’s 1987 album, Whitney.   READ MORE: TheGrio.com Article Courtesy of […]