Aaliyah Biopic Coming To Lifetime & Tevin Campbell Wows The NYC – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
It looks like Lifetime is positioning itself to be the go-to network for fallen R&B stars. A few weeks ago the channel announced it was producing an upcoming Angela Bassett directed movie, based on the late-great songbird Whitney Houston. Listen to Tha Wire below to find out who’s gonna play the legendary diva and when the movie will premiere.
Well, that’s not all the network s been up too. Lifetime recently announced they’re working with Aaliyah Productions to air Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and word has it Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman will portray the late singer/actress. Of course this wouldn’t be Coleman’s first walk in the park, her resume’ includes an appearance in Disney’s Shake It Up! and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, plus the young star recently landed the lead role in the upcoming Disney sitcom K.C. Undercover. Not to mention dropped her debut self-titled album Zendaya last year.
Even though she’s more than qualified to portray Aaliyah, she’s still got some very big shoes to fill. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the movie will be based off the Christopher Farley’s best-selling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman and will follow life from her debut on Star Search to her, her rise to fame, to her untimely death in 2001 at 22 years old.
Production has already begun and the movie will premiere on Lifetime this fall.
In other news, Saturday (June 14th) Tevin Campbell hit all the right notes at B.B. Kings in Manhattan. The R&B singer proved his voice in more than intact after 20-years and wowed his New York audience. Here’s a look at Tevin in action!
Never mind the drug abuse or homelessness gossip, the now 38-year old singer reminded the packed house why he’s a five-time Grammy nominee. Tevin did his thang, effortlessly belting out his hits “I’m Ready”, “Shhh”, “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” and more. He landed all the high notes he’s famous for, telling his audience, “Ya’ll got to make me sing all that high stuff when I was 15!”
By the way, he has new music in the works, listen to Tha Wire now to learn more. In the meantime, welcome back Tevin!