The TV Guide
I randomly ended up spending my entire night with Whitney Houston last night, totally on accident. I was in Anaheim, CA for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend when Lifetime aired their biopic Whitney so I wasn’t able to watch it live when it aired. It was recorded on my DVR but after I got back home from my weekend away, I wasn’t able to get around to watching the movie before I had to fly off to Detroit for most of last week so … my first chance to watch the movie was last night. After I watched the biopic, I watched a bunch of Whitney Houston interviews and then … it was 2 AM. More »
“It’s not just a business relationship”
Earlier this month we got to see the trailer for the much-anticipated Whitney Houston biopic that was directed by Angela Bassett and will debut on Lifetime next month. Today we learn a bit more about the story that will be told when Whitney Houston is released. Actress Yolonda Ross has been cast in the role of Robyn Crawford, the woman who is rumored to have been in a same-sex relationship with Whitney. In the interview excerpted below with Ross, we learn that Whitney‘s and Robyn‘s relationship will be featured … and it won’t be a “business relationship” that we see. More »
Coming January 17
Yesterday we got to see a batch of really great promo photos from the forthcoming Lifetime made-for-TV movie about the life of Whitney Houston. Today we get to see the just-released trailer for Whitney. As you can see above, this trailer already looks better than any biopic movie that Lifetime has already released this year so in that regard, it’s already a winner. I had a feeling having Angela Bassett in the director’s chair would elevate this TV movie to higher ground. It’s obviously too soon to tell judging solely from one trailer but I already love what I see, do you? Whitney will premiere on Lifetime on January 17.
The photos look good ... but ...
After the debacle that the Aaliyah made-for-TV movie biopic turned out to be last month, Lifetime is hoping that the just-released batch of promo photos for the upcoming Angela Bassett-directed made-for-TV movie biopic based on the life of the late Whitney Houston will be better received. Judging by the photos alone, Whitney already looks light years better than what Timbaland referred to as “that bullshit Aaliyah movie” but … as we all know, we have been burned by putting our faith in Lifetime before. Have a look at the photos and see what you think. The promo photos look promising, no? Do you have faith that this movie will turn out well?
Grumpy Cat Cannot Be Stopped
Not content to OWN the holiday made-for-TV game with just a movie starring En Vogue, Lifetime will air Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever on November 29 because, well, this is where our society has taken us. We’ve seen the trailer, now check out a collection of promo photos because, again, this is where our civilization is right now. Enjoy.
"What if En Vogue got back together ...?"
OMG OMG OMG!!! After the fiasco that was the failed Aaliyah biopic movie that aired on Lifetime last weekend, I was pretty certain that the only thing that could get me to tune in and watch their channel again would be the forthcoming Whitney Houston biopic movie (due out next year, surely to piss off the world again) … but I *JUST* found out that Lifetime will air on Saturday night a TV movie titled An En Vogue Christmas which tells the fictional take of the members of En Vogue reuniting to perform an Xmas concert to save a concert theater. As I understand it, former En Vogue member Dawn Robinson is planning to sue the network because she has been excluded from the movie … SO YOU KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE GOOD/TERRRRRRRIBLE! OMG. An En Vogue Xmas movie with most of the members of En Vogue playing En Vogue. My head just exploded. I will deff be tuning in to watch this movie when it airs on Lifetime on Saturday night … WILL YOU JOIN ME?
But producer Wendy Williams is defending the movie
OK, so we already know what Twitter had to say about the Lifetime made-for-TV movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B that aired on the network over the weekend … but today we hear from Aaliyah‘s friend and music producer Timbaland regarding his thoughts on the movie. As you can see below, Tim was not at all pleased with the “bullshit” movie that aired and he was very vocal on social media about his displeasure over the movie. On the contrary, Wendy Williams (who produced the movie for Lifetime) went on her talk show yesterday to defend the movie, citing the big ratings generated over the weekend. Click below for the contrary He Said / She Said commentary on Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. More »
I just watched about 75% of the Lifetime Aaliyah movie and I have to say… I’m glad. I’m truly glad… that I got to experience that madness with the wonderful world of Twitter. Five minutes in, and the memes were already popping off all over the place—it was incredible. On a serious note, I also have to say a lot of people were pissed about the romanticization of R. Kelly‘s relationship with Aaliyah. Because, um, that guy was/is a known pedophile, so the part of the script where he told an impatient and in love Aaliyah they had to WAIT FOR HER TO TURN 18 BEFORE THEY HAD SEX, well, that just rang untrue. To say the least. But at least there were some laughs? Click inside for more!
Meet the Parents
This weekend, Lifetime will air the much-anticipated biopic made-for-TV movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and today, we get a sneak peek from the flick. The video embedded above features the scene in the movie where Aaliyah‘s parents learn that their 15 year old daughter got married to 27 year old R. Kelly. It’s a very dramatic scene … if you can stop looking at the rubber cap that the actor playing R. Kelly is wearing on his head to make him look bald. I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to watching this movie when it airs on Lifetime tomorrow night. Who’s excited?!
Pebbles wants MORE money from TLC
After VH1 aired CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story last year, we first learned that TLC‘s former manager Perri Pebbles Reid was none too happy about how she was portrayed in the biopic movie. It’s taken her about a year to decide that she’s so unhappy with the way she was portrayed that she has decided to file a $40 million dollar lawsuit against the group on allegations that they defamed her good name. Yep. She sure did. More »