Lifetime Brings Back Aaliyah for 15 Seconds in Biopic Trailer

After bumbling out the gate with news of the straight-to-TV biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, Lifetime has taken Baby Girl’s advice: Dust yourself off and try again. And finally, after a controversial casting and recasting, the network offers a brief, appeasing trailer for the much-craved flick.



Zendaya Coleman, the 19-year-old Disney star who gave up the one-in-a-million role after brutal public backlash, is out. In her place is Nickelodeon’s Alexandra Shipp, who gyrates, rocks baggy garb and flaunts ironing-board abs in the Instagram-length video teaser. With all the sensitivity about Aaliyah’s legacy, folks are going to be angry regardless (because the Internet), so get those hate tweets ready for the full film’s November 15 premiere.

Watch it at Vibe.

Jay Z and Beyoncé May Be Stumbling All Into a New House Soon

Looks like the Carters are movin’ on up to the West Side. After making Tribeca trill, Jay Z and Beyoncé (and baby Blue) are reportedly considering buying one of two humongous homes in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times, one option is a 23,000-square foot Beverly Hills mansion, which houses a 14-person spa and an 18-seat movie theater for a cool $85 million. Or, for a more, um, economical choice, there’s the 16,000-square foot crib in Holmby Hills, which they’ve rented all summer for $200,000 per month. That one, with its seven bedrooms and two (yes, two) libraries, wears a $39.9-million price tag. Either way, there’ll be plenty of room for foreplay in the foyer.

Read it at Los Angeles Times.

A$AP Mob Scraps L.O.R.D. LP, Announces A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast Projects

Lord knows rap fans from the five boroughs and beyond have been fiending for A$AP Mob’s collaboration album, L.O.R.D. Well, wait no more—the project has been scrapped. Crew manager A$AP Yams took to his Tumblr account to answer submitted questions on Sunday (September 28) citing “too many energies” and everyone not being on the same page as the reason for the project’s disintegration. In its place comes new music from A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast, the latter of whom dropped the nostalgic Method Man-featured single “Trillmatic”—L.O.R.D.’s intended lead single—late last year. “Flacko Jodye season this fall,” tweeted Yams, caps lock button depressed, alluding to new music from Rocky. “A$AP Nast solo tape… October.”

Read it at XXL.



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