Last week we learned that Lifetime will be premiering a biopic made-for-TV movie based on the life of the late Brittany Murphy. Today we get to see the just-released first trailer for The Brittany Murphy Story, courtesy of Buzzfeed. As you can see above, this biopic movie will cover her entire career (including her role in Clueless, one of my all-time favorite movies) leading up to her surprising and mysterious death. Lifetime is really killing the biopic game these days. Earlier today we got to see the first 5 minutes of the Saved By The Bell biopic movie which will debut on Labor Day. Then, on September 6, The Brittany Murphy Story will premiere on Lifetime.
Hey, why not?
We already know that Lifetime TV is producing biopic made-for-TV movies on the lives of Aaliyah and Whitney Houston, an an unauthorized biopic of sorts about the cast of Saved By The Bell. But did you know that they are also releasing a biopic movie about the life of Brittany Murphy? ‘Tis true. The Brittany Murphy Story will star actress Amanda Fuller as Brittany and will premiere on Lifetime on September 6 … which is less than a month away. Clearly, Lifetime has the lock on the hastily put together made-for-TV biopic movie game. Dang. More »
That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
Okay, I feel a little bad for all of the WTFs I’m about to throw out there because two young actors are somewhere, feeling really excited. They just got cast alongside Alexandra Shipp (who replaced Zendaya Coleman) in Lifetime‘s made-for-TV Aaliyah biopic and I know they feel great. I don’t want to rain on that parade and I am, actually, happy for those actors. I wish them the best in their careers, truly. Now. All that being said… it’s very strange to see that Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith are going to be playing Missy Elliot and Timbaland, respectively. I sort of… cannot with this. And I need some help working through this. Click inside for more!
Angela Responds, Yaya Speaks, Deborah Sings
Entertainment Tonight aired a special behind the scenes feature of their visit to the set of the Whitney Houston biopic that is currently in production for Lifetime. In this MUST SEE clip, Angela Bassett responds very professionally and kindly to Bobbi Kristina‘s disgusting attacks on her over not being cast to play her mother in the film. Yaya DaCosta talks a bit about how it feels to play Whitney in this movie. Deborah Cox shows off her immense talents as the singing voice of Whitney in this movie. This behind the scenes set visit shows gives us an early look at how the Whitney Houston biopic is coming together so if you’re as excited as I am for the release of this movie, then TRUST me … this is a video you’re gonna wanna watch in full.
Last week we got our first look at actress Yaya DaCosta in character as Whitney Houston as she will appear in the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic film about her life. Today we learn that Yaya will NOT be heard singing Whitney‘s iconic songs in the film … singer Deborah Cox will have the honor of providing Whitney‘s singing voice in the movie. This week, Cox recorded her version of the song I Will Always Love You (which Whitney recorded for The Bodyguard soundtrack back in the early 90s). Click the embed above to hear a portion of Deborah‘s version of I Will Always Love You and see what you think. Is Deborah‘s version of the song good enough to represent Whitney‘s version of the song? Click below to hear Whitney Houston‘s version of I Will Always Love You to compare. More »
"Let me just explain something..."
Yesterday we learned that actress Alexandra Shipp has been cast in the lead role of the planned Lifetime made-for-TV biopic film about Aaliyah and today we are hearing from the young actress who was originally cast in the role. It was announced last month that Zendaya would be playing Aaliyah in the biopic film but about a week later, she dropped out of the project. There have been many rumors about why she left the project, rumors that Zendaya puts to rest in a series of videos that she posted to Instagram last night. Zendaya says she did not drop out of the project due to the haters. She says she did so because the production value of the film, among other things, was why she decided to bow out. Click below to watch Zendaya explain her reasons for dropping out of the Aaliyah biopic so that the matter can be put to rest once and for all. More »