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 »
Being Bobby Brown
Last week we got our first look at Yaya Alafia DaCosta in character as Whitney Houston as she will appear in the upcoming Lifetime TV made-for-TV movie about her life. Today we get our first look at co-star Arlen Escarpeta in character as Bobby Brown. This second promo photo was snapped during the same photo session as the first promo photo we’ve been given and, honestly, is a pretty good first look at the actors who will bring Whitney and Bobby to life in the Whitney Houston biopic. See the full photo below. More »
Early last month we learned that former America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya Alafia DaCosta won the role of Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime made–for-TV biopic of the late singer’s life. Today we get our first look at Yaya in character as Whitney. As you can see below, Yaya has recreated the cover of Houston‘s iconic 1987 album Whitney for this first promo photo and, I have to say, she kinda got the look down. Click below to see the photo in full. More »
'For Better or For Worse'
Hey 80s fans, have I got some great news for you. Ok, maybe not “great” but have I got some news for you! Lisa Whelchel (Blair) and Kim Fields (Tootie), two actresses who starred in the classic 80s sitcom The Facts of Life, are reuniting all these years later for a Hallmark made-for-TV movie titled For Better or For Worse that will tell the tale of a wedding coordinator who gets a second chance at love after the death of her husband … or something like that. The movie is based on a book of the same name so I’m guessing there will be tears and laughter and love …. and Tootie!! Click below to see a couple of promo photos from For Better or For Worse … AND see which other Facts of Life actress enjoyed a mini-reunion of her own with Lisa Whelchel. More »
Damn, that was fast!
And just like that, Zendaya Coleman and the Lifetime made-for-TV Aaliyah biopic are DUNZO! A lot of people were against it from the beginning, including Aaliyah‘s own family. We learned a little while back that they had plans to get involved and to stop the production altogether. I don’t know if they’ll succeed in that endeavor, but this is certainly a huge blow to the production. A source has spoken out on Zendaya‘s behalf and E! is now reporting that she has decided to drop out. Click inside for more.
Earlier this week we got our first look at the young cast of the new Disney TV movie Descendants, which will tell the tale of the children of some of Disney‘s most infamous villains. Today, we get our first look at actress Kristin Chenoweth in character as Maleficent as she will appear in the TV movie. As you should be well aware, Angelina Jolie is currently playing Maleficent in the live-action film of the same name in theaters now. Chenoweth‘s Maleficent looks a bit different … and a lot less serious. Have a look below. More »
Yesterday we learned the news that singer/actress Zendaya has been cast to play Aaliyah in a Lifetime made-for-TV biopic movie about her life, scheduled to debut on the network this fall. Today we learn that Aaliyah‘s family is NOT happy with Lifetime‘s plan to make this biopic film and they reportedly VOW to stop the movie in any way they can. The report we heard yesterday claimed that Zendaya will re-record a few of Aaliyah‘s classic songs for the biopic but today we hear that the family has not and will not give Lifetime permission to use her music. It sounds like a feud is brewin’, y’all. More »