'The T Word'
Laverne Cox has had an incredible year. She covered TIME Magazine, got an Emmy nomination for her performance as Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black, and even got interviewed by ME! The actress shows no signs of slowing, and I was excited to learn that she’s bringing a documentary to MTV on transgender youth. Click inside for more!
"Now her story is being told"
Back in July we learned that actress Alexandra Shipp won the role of Aaliyah in the Lifetime made-for-TV biopic about her life (after actress/singer Zendaya dropped out of the project). Today, we get our first look at Shipp in character as Aaliyah and we learn that the biopic movie, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will air on Lifetime in November. Have a look below at TWO promo photos from this Aaliyah biopic TV movie and find out exactly when YOU will be able to see this biopic on TV. More »
Most accurate casting choice ever?
This is such awesome news, but first lemme make a confession. I had never seen the Grumpy Cat video until yesterday. I read this casting announcement when PITNBr Iris shared it on Facebook and I was like, Okay. I should probably watch this thing, finally. And it all makes sense now—I was cracking up over that permanent frown! And, I’ll admit it, I’m totally gonna watch Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever now… mainly because Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza has just been announced as the voice of Tardar Sauce (and it’s not a movie I’d have to pay for, anymore). Click inside for more!
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!