by J. Reed
posted Jun 17 2014 7:34AM
Lifetime is loading up on R&B biopics. Shortly after getting the gears in motion for a telepic based on the life of the late Whitney Houston, the cable network has announced plans for a project on the short-lived career of '90s phenom Aaliyah.
Stepping into the singer's shoes is Disney Channel fixture Zendaya Coleman. The star of series "Shake It Up!" recently gained widespread recognition with a stint on "Dancing With the Stars."
Aaliyah, who topped the charts from 1994 to her death at just 22 years old in 2001, has yet to get a biopic treatment. This film, tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will be based off of Christopher Farley's bestselling biography "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman."
Coleman brings more than just acting chops to the role. She is also a singer and released a self-titled debut in 2013 -- the first single selling more than 1 million copies.
The film is being produced by Aaliyah Productions, Inc., with Howard Braunstein (The Informant!) and Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries) serving as executive producers. Bradley Walsh (Turn the Beat Around) will direct from a script written by Michael Elliot (Brown Sugar).
Now I don't know if this is the best person to play Aaliyah but Zendaya really talented and has a pretty big fan base and let's face it......It's a Lifetime Movie!
Here is a pic of me and Z last September in Austin! Great kid!
posted Jun 3 2014 12:09PM
Well, it's summer vacation and you dont have the money to entertain your kids everyday. So what do you do? My dad and his siblings so to roam the neighborhood looking for the folks that werent home so they could jump the fence and use their pool. i used to get dropped off at the the top of my indian reservation and float down a river for 3 hours with my friends and no life jackets. You cant get away with things like that in society today. So what do you do? The movie theater is open all day, The Mall, Family members that are home, or just some good ol fashion hanging on the corner in the neighborhood.