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Aaliyah

Timbaland slams Lifetime, Wendy Williams over Aaliyah biopic

The Star-Ledger - ‎4 hours ago‎
Timbaland took to Instagram last night and this morning, to air his grievances with the film, which chronicles the untimely death of R&B star Aaliyah Haughton, who died in 2011 — at the height of her stardom — in a plane crash in the Bahamas. The film is ...

'Aaliyah' TV movie with Phoenix native angers Internet

azcentral.com - ‎47 minutes ago‎
"Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" stars Phoenix native Alexandra Shipp in the title role, and she actually earned OK notices from most people. But the film, which premiered on Saturday, sparked a storm of bad notices and mean (sometimes hilarious) tweets.

Lifetime in Trouble for Tweets About Underage Aaliyah & R. Kelly Romance

The Stir - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aaliyah Movie Lifetime is in big trouble this weekend, as fans voice their concern about a series of unsavory tweets sent out Saturday night during the airing of Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. One of the major plot points of the film was Aaliyah's relationship with ...

Timbaland, Fans Blast Lifetime for 'Aaliyah' Biopic

Variety - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lifetime's “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” has been controversial since its inception, with the family of the late singer coming out in disapproval for the film. However, since the film aired Saturday night, the Internet has been abuzz with criticism for the TV movie, ...

Watch: Timbaland Blasts Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media

Billboard - ‎13 hours ago‎
During his rant on Instagram, Timbaland posted video commentary and numerous memes, such as “Lifetime Disrespects Aaliyah” and “I think everyone (sic) musician portrayed in this Aaliyah movie should sue the hell out Lifetime movie for failure of accurate ...

Timbaland Slams Lifetime's 'Bullsh-t' Aaliyah Biopic

Huffington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Timbaland posted a series of videos to his Instagram account denouncing Lifetime's controversial Aaliyah biopic, "Aaliyah: Princess Of R&B" which aired on Saturday night. "A lot of people keep asking me if I'm watching that bullshit," Timbaland said in one ...

'Aaliyah' Viewers Angered Over Lifetime Romanticizing Illegal R. Kelly ...

TheWrap - ‎7 hours ago‎
The tweets that ask questions like “R. Kelly is almost twice Aaliyah's age. Is that crazy?” and “Are Aaliyah's parents being unfair?” were deleted from Lifetime's Twitter account, but captured by blogs. The network did keep up their tweets about the chemistry ...

Timbaland leads the slew of backlash against Lifetime's casting of Aaliyah biopic

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
When Lifetime aired their biopic Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B on Saturday night, it wasn't long before every man and his dog was very loudly voicing their opinions. Taking to social media in their droves, the masses slammed everything from the casting of key ...

'Aaliyah:' Did Zendaya & Alexandra Shipp Chat After Casting Shakeup?

Hollywood Life - ‎16 hours ago‎
When Zendaya dropped out of the 'Aaliyah' biopic and star Alexandra Shipp took her place, many wondered what really went down. Alexandra told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY what it was like to come face-to-face with Zendaya after the drama.

Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie Is As Bad As You Expected It to Be

Complex.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
Lifetime's interpretation of the life of the late R&B singer Aaliyah was as much a tribute to her legacy as a drunk, hoarse person's impromptu cover of “Rock the Boat” at a karaoke bar is. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is that bad and for numerous reasons.

Anthony Grant Speaks On Playing Dame Dash In Lifetime's "Aaliyah: The ...

HipHopDX - ‎11 hours ago‎
Obviously, there hasn't been a feature film released on television this year that's garnered as much attention as Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Between, the One In A Million singer's family voicing their animosity toward the project, Wendy William's ...

Wendy Williams, Lifetime Network Slammed For Aaliyah Biopic, Film Stirs ...

The Inquisitr - ‎4 hours ago‎
Wendy Williams is definitely in hot water following the premiere of the Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. But, apparently, she had no idea the film would receive such backlash because if she did, she wouldn't have opened the door for criticism on ...

Timbaland on the Aaliyah Lifetime movie: That was 'bull'

USA TODAY - ‎6 hours ago‎
Producer Timbaland, who worked closely with the late singer Aaliyah, was not at all pleased with Saturday's Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. First off, he didn't even want to see “that bull.” He posted, “Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!!” ...

Timbaland -- Lifetime Deserves the Heat ... For Crappy Aaliyah Biopic

TMZ.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
111614_timbaland_instagram_launch_v2 Timbaland clearly thinks Lifetime deserves every ounce of crap being flung their way for the Aaliyah biopic that premiered Saturday ... and during his attack on the network, no digital punches were pulled.

Twitter was not happy with Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic

Entertainment Weekly - ‎11 hours ago‎
The film is based on Christopher John Farley's Aaliyah: More than a Woman, a biography of the singer who died in 2001 at age 22. Lifetime's project has been the subject of controversy since the beginning: Aaliyah's parents, vocal about their disapproval of ...

Timbaland Sounds Off On Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic

The Inquisitr - ‎14 hours ago‎
Last night, Timbaland sat down to watch Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic starring Alexandra Shipp as the late singer. Unlike viewers, Timbaland wasn't just curious about the film. He had a personal attachment to it because he had a very important role in Aaliyah's life ...

Aaliyah Deserved More Than This Lifetime Movie

ChicagoNow (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
On Saturday evening Lifetime showed their controversial biographical movie "Aaliyah: Pricess of R&B", which was marred with issues during production including the original actress to portray Aaliyah (Disney's Zendaya Coleman), leaving in mid production ...

'Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B': Fans Mock Biopic In Funny Memes

Hollywood Life - ‎15 hours ago‎
Twitter went absolutely nuts over the Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Lifetime biopic that aired Nov. 15. Fans of the late singer were outraged over the movie and ended up sharing seriously funny memes of other potential Lifetime biopics as a way to show how ...

Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic falls flat

CNN - ‎10 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- "Liz and Dick" had nothing on this Lifetime movie. Like that previous Lifetime attempt, viewers on Twitter loved to hate "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B." Fans of the late singer were none too pleased with it, and it's little wonder that her family reportedly ...

The best Twitter and Instagram reactions to Lifetime's 'Aaliyah' biopic casting

The Grio - ‎15 hours ago‎
Last night Lifetime aired it's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B starring Alexandra Shipp. Well before the network broadcast the Wendy Williams produced film, it was the center of social media controversy. To begin, Aaliyah's family publicly stated that they did not ...

9 Things We Learned From 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B'

Essence.com - ‎Nov 15, 2014‎
As a preteen, Aaliyah was given the opportunity to perform with Gladys Knight (played by Elise Neal) who had recently divorced her uncle, Barry Hankerson (played by Lyriq Bent). Before they hit the stage in Las Vegas, Knight gave Aaliyah some advice.

Wendy Williams' Aaliyah Biopic On Lifetime Awful? 'Princess Of R&B' Producer ...

Laughspin - ‎17 hours ago‎
Wendy Williams is facing major social media backlash for producing Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. The much-maligned movie debuted on television Saturday night, and fans of the singer are flooding Twitter and Instagram with harsh ...

Timbaland & The Rest Of The Internet Roast Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic

HotNewHipHop - ‎16 hours ago‎
Aaliyah is a touchy subject. Pretty much anytime her music is touched, there's an immediate uproar. Not even Drake -- who seems to be able to do no wrong in the public eye -- was shamed out of working on a posthumous Aaliyah project. Thus, when a ...

#LifetimeBiopics: Of Course Twitter Went In On The Aaliyah Biopic

Vibe - ‎16 hours ago‎
Lifetime had to know that Black Twitter would be its harshest critic during the premiere of the Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B. But if they weren't aware, they learned the hard way last night (Nov. 15). A running criticism with the film – before it even ...

'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' Debuts on Lifetime

New York Times - ‎Nov 14, 2014‎
Furthering the legacy of Aaliyah, the singer who died in a plane crash at 22 in 2001, has been a challenge. A posthumous Aaliyah album supervised by Drake and his producer Noah Shebib never came to fruition. And “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” an ...

Aaliyah Biopic Inspires #LifetimeBeLike Castings We'd Actually Watch

Refinery29 - ‎9 hours ago‎
The movie has long been attacked for both its casting (Alexandra Shipp stars, following Zendaya's exit) and for going on without Aaliyah's family's approval. Which meant Shipp had to record her own versions of the late singer's hits. The movie was also ...

5 Thoughts On Lifetime's Awful Aaliyah Biopic

AllHipHop - ‎13 hours ago‎
Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B movie arrived on the small screen last night (Nov. 15) and unfortunately met its low expectations. After Aaliyah's family announced that they were not involved, the excitement for Babygirl's story to be told turned to ...

Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic: The Film That Should Never Have Been Made

VH1 (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Lifetime aired its controversial biopic on late R&B icon Aaliyah tonight, and true to the network's recent trend with celebrity and pop culture tell-alls — need we bring up the cringe-worthy Brittany Murphy and Saved By the Bell films? — it was pretty bad.

'Aaliyah' Lifetime Movie Criticized For Depiction Of R. Kelly Relationship, Deadly ...

International Business Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Lifetime's latest original movie is feeling the heat from fans. “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” aired Saturday, Nov. 15, and told the tale of up-and-coming artist Aaliyah Haughton (Alexandra Shipp) before her untimely death in 2001. While the movie received ...

Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic proves the haters right

A.V. Club Denver/Boulder - ‎Nov 15, 2014‎
Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B, Lifetime's latest geek-show biopic, should not exist. But for a sliver of its two-hour runtime, it's clear how a person of sound mind could conclude it should. The fleeting moments of competence and grace come at the tail-end of the ...

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