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LeAnn Rimes had a gay ol' time in West Hollywood on Thursday. The singer celebrated the release of her new album of greatest hit remixes, Dance Like You Don't Give A..., at gay bar The Abbey with hubby Eddie Cibrian and a gaggle of their friends. Drag queen Rhea Litre did the honors of introducing LeAnn to the crowd. "She looked really cute in a black halter, black jeans and a black sequined blazer," a fellow bar-goer said of the former child Star Search champ. "She had a blast dancing, taking photos, and even got up on a stage, tipping our go-go boys and dancing alongside them." Also spotted out and about… Lea Michele enjoying the Haylie Duff-catered »
Well, that didn't last long. Zendaya, best known for her role in the Disney Channel series "Shake It Up" and a stint on Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars," has exited Lifetime's planned biopic on the late R&B star Aaliyah after news of her casting became the subject of criticism. "Zendaya is no longer involved in the project," a rep for the actress told E! News on Sunday. Another source pegged "production issues" and problems securing the rights to Aaliyah's music as the reason behind her departure. "Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya," said the unnamed source. "She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right." A statement released last week on behalf of Aaliyah's family lambasted the project: "Aaliyah was more than a singer, she was -and is still – an American »
- Chris Eggertsen
Zendaya Coleman has dropped out of Lifetime’s planned biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
Zendaya Coleman Drops Aaliyah Biopic
"Zendaya is no longer involved in the project,” a rep for Coleman told E! News. The rep didn’t provide any further details about why the singer and actress decided to walk away from the project.
There are a number of reasons that could be to blame for Coleman dropping the Aaliyah biopic, according to sources. Lifetime apparently had problems getting the rights to Aaliyah’s music among other production issues. Furthermore, Aaliyah’s family reportedly doesn’t support the project.
"Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya," the source said. "She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right."
The movie, which is tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, was »
After years of rumors, it's official: Aaliyah is getting a biopic. Lifetime Original Movies announced on Monday that it will adapt Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time music editor Christopher Farley. The film, tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, is due this fall. Despite her tragic death in 2001 at age 22, the "Are You That Somebody" and "Try Again" singer ranks No. 10 on Billboard's most successful R&B artists of the past 25 years. The movie will start at the beginning of her brief life, including her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, chronicle her meteoric rise to fame, and the plane crash that cut her life short during the apex of her career. The movie will include original music by Aaliyah as well. But what was an eagerly anticipated film has become something of a cause celebre among the R&B community due to controversies in casting, »
- Prachi Gupta
Are you that somebody, Zendaya? We're about to find out. Lifetime announced on Monday, June 16, that Disney actress and "Replay" singer Zendaya, 17, has been cast as Aaliyah in a new made-for-tv movie about the late R&B superstar, who died at age 22 in a plane crash in 2001. The biopic—Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, based on the bestselling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman—will tell the story of the "One in a Million" singer's life and death, from her debut on Star Search to her [...] »
Lifetime has added another R&B biopic to their future schedule. Following their announcement of a Whitney Houston tribute movie, the cable network is ready to pay homage to another late songstress. Lifetime revealed Monday that Disney darling Zendaya Coleman has been tapped to portray Aaliyah, the beloved '90s singer who lost her life in a plane crash when she was just 22-years-old. Tentatively titled, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the upcoming biopic will be based off of Christopher Farley's best-selling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. The made-for-tv-movie will follow Aaliya's journey from her debut on Star Search to her rise to her fame and, finally, her tragic »
Aaliyah is getting the biopic treatment from Lifetime. Zendaya Coleman, star of The Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" and a contestant on Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars," has signed on to play the late R&B singer in a new Original Movie on the network that will film this summer and premiere in the fall, Lifetime announced today. Based on the book "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman" by Christopher Farley, "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B" will chart the singer's rise from Star Search contestant at age 10 to internationally-recognized recording star (and budding actress) before her life was tragically cut short in a plane crash at the age of 22. In addition to starring, Zendaya (who paid homage to the late singer in the music video for her platinum-selling single "Replay") will also record four of Aaliyah's songs for the film, which is set to be directed by »
- Chris Eggertsen
Singer-actress Zendaya is set to star in Lifetime’s original movie “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” (working title) about the life of the late actress and R&B artist Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001.
Known to most by only her first name, Aaliyah Dana Haughton made her debut on “Star Search” at age 10 and was only 22 years old when a plane carrying her and some of her video crew crashed after taking off from a Bahamian runway. The film will depict her journey and rise to fame.
- Andrea Seikaly
It's Tbt time! Stars have been taking to Instagram and Twitter all day to share their best throwback Thursday photos. Jordin Sparks shared a surprising and hysterical vintage pic of her as a young girl with braces, cornrows and no makeup on today. "#Tbt 2003 I auditioned for Star Search & America's Most Talented Kids that year. This was from a photoshoot for my 'portfolio' at the time. Lol This was also the one & only time I've ever had braids...never again. Omg. #braceface #13," she captioned the photo. Meanwhile, Nick Cannon shared an old photo from his days acting on the hit Nickelodeon sketch show All That. "#Tbt Nickelodeon Family @AmandaBynes and @KenanThompson »
"Parenthood's" Golden Globe-nominated actress Monica Potter was one of Arsenio's guests, and during the interview, he reveals that they have a connection other than the fact that they're both from Cleveland -- he was hosting "Star Search" when Potter was a contestant in the spokesmodel category.
First of all, we had kind of forgotten about the amazing video montages the spokesmodels did, fog and wind machines turned up to 11.
Secondly, Potter looks ... exactly the same. It's like they took her as she is now and just made her more early-'90s.
Thirdly, Potter lost?! She lost to someone. Hard to believe, right? She says of her time on the competition show, "It was a big fat mess. I looked Ok at the time, but it was so awkward. »
10 items from 2014
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