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The folks at HipHollywood.com have the first sneak peak. Check out the teaser below.
This movie is based on the book by Christopher John Farley, “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.” It stars Alexandra Shipp of House of Anubis and details the rise to stardom and heartbreaking end of the singer, dancer and actress.
The Lifetime Original Film also stars Rachael Crawford and Sterling Jarvis as Aaliyah’s parents, Diane and Mike Haughton, Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot.
Although buzz around the biopic is at an all time high, it has had a few rough patches. The family has voiced their disapproval of the project and the film’s initial star, Zendaya, backed out because of those concerns.
First impressions? Knowing that the family isn’t as involved will you watch?
Michael Jackson’s posthumous album Xscape was just released Tuesday.
It is an album of tracks, MJ recorded years ago, that producers “contemporized” to give the modern feel while retaining the Jackson-style.
Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and J-Roc updated eight of Jackson’s completed tracks to form Xscape, released Tuesday. Produced by John McClain (co-executor of the Jackson estate “Love Never Felt So Good” was written in 1983 in a session with Paul Anka and Kathy Wakefield. In 1984, Johnny Mathis released a version. The latest rendition comes as the five-year anniversary of Jackson’s 2009 death approaches on June 25.
One of the artist on the album is Memphis’ Justin Timberlake.
He and MJ duet on “Love Never Felt So Good.”
A day after the album release, a video accompanying the track debuted on the Ellen Show.
The video pays homage to Jackson as JT and the dancers lip-sync and dance to some iconic images from Jackson’s past videos?
Check it out above and chime in what do you think about the video for “Love Never Felt So Good.”
If you’ve heard it, how do you feel about the new album Xscape as a whole?
The duo picks up just a little over a decade since viewers last left them only now with a teenager–hence the title “Girl Meets World.”
Disney Channel has flipped the original concept on it’s head.
Mr. Feeny, Amy and Alan (William Daniels, Betsy Randle and William Russ) will also appear in an episode or two.
Check out two familiar 90s faces and their daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) below.
Although there is no official premiere date reports say the series will debut this summer.
Are you excited to see Cory and Topanga again?
Who else from the original show would you like to see?
I want to take a moment to highlight a Memphian today. She is a woman of brains & beauty. Her daily observations on life have kept me laughing for years on social media. Now Lindsey Planty needs your vote.
At the time of this post she’s #22 in the Face of Fabryan contest.
The luxury womenswear and accessories brand will fly the winner to London for a photo shoot. Top 32 ends this Sunday, March 30 at 12:00 PM EST.
Actress. Singer. Dancer. Zendaya.
I’ve said it before (on #TalentedTuesday) I’ll say it again Zendaya is amazing and her voice incredible. She’s a little hip-hop, a little pop, a little R&B, a little 90s—but all Zendaya.
Listen for yourself. Below is the album version and acoustic version of her song “Replay” from her self-titled album released in September of 2013.
“I’m kind of creating my own music and I’m kind of creating my own zone, my own lane as an artist. I want to do rhythmic pop,” the artist told MTV News.
How will Fallon fare?
That’s the big question.
For one thing, the late night landscape has changed. The hosts — like Conan O’ Brien and Jimmy Kimmel — skew younger. And with Fallon, NBC hopes the audience will too.
While one-time host Johnny Carson has been the template all future hosts emulated, Fallon says he will fashion his stint after a different host: The original host, Steve Allen.
Conversation Starter: What did you think about his first night?
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The Miami Heat and First Lady Michelle Obama team up for a new Let’s Move PSA. Her reaction at the end makes me chuckle; I can’t picture another FLOTUS doing this PSA. Can you? If so who?
Also since it’s a health related PSA, what gets you moving? How do you stay health and fit?
Saturday Night Live took a jab at itself–with guest host, Kerry Washington in tow–after several SNL cast members and the media began asking why aren’t their any black women on the late night laugh fest which is now in its 39th season.
The opening skit had Washington playing First Lady Michelle Obama, then running out the room to change into Oprah.
According to Melissa Harris-Perry, Washington is the eighth African-American woman to hold down guest hosting duties.
Series creator Lorne Michaels says finding a black woman for the show is a priority.
From The LA Times:
Michaels said he is focused on finding an African American female cast member for the NBC series, but he did not specify how soon it would happen.
“It’s not like it’s not a priority for us,” Michaels said in an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday. “It will happen. I’m sure it will happen.”
Kenan Thompson, a SNL veteran who tells the LA Times he’s tired of putting on drag, puts the lack on black female performers.
BREAKING NEWS: Three Black people are on screen in an #SNL skit right now and none of the men are in a dress!
— Asani Isapoet (@Asani) November 3, 2013
However, there are plenty of black women who have graced comedic television–Debra Wilson and Wanda Sykes to name a few.
So chime in who in the minority would like to see on SNL? And let’s not just limit it to black women as one person on twitter pointed out:
RT @asteelpeach Let’s not make this a strictly Black women casting issues. They have a multiethnic casting issue.
— …guess (@mschantebaby) November 3, 2013