Nickelodeon regular Alexandra Shipp has been tapped to replace Zendaya Coleman in an upcoming Tv movie based on the singer's short life, but Aaliyah's uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, is working with author Zane on a second film, which may also feature actors Terrence Howard and Wood Harris, according to S2S magazine.
A source says, "We're in a position where we can do the feature film and we can do the music. I think if we do our due-diligence, people will watch the Tv movie and still say, 'I need to see the feature film'."
Continue reading: Singer B. Simone To Play Aaliyah In Big Screen Biopic
Bill Horn, Scout Masterson and Simone - Celebrity premiere of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 'Built To Amaze'. Hollywood's shining stars and their families to experience an evening of "custom-built" excitement and festivities celebrating Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th July 2013
Al Pacino is set for one of his greatest acting challenges after signing on to play eccentric artist Salvador Dali in a new biopic.
The acting great will reteam with Simone director Andrew Niccol for DALI + I: THE SURREAL STORY.
Shooting on the project is planned for this summer (07) in New York and the late Dali's native Spain.
Late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales was keen for her estranged husband Prince Charles to marry Camilla Parker Bowles, despite the fact she was still in love with him - according to a new book.
In DIANA: THE LAST WORD, the princess' friend and clairvoyant Simone SIMMONS claims Diana formed a tender friendship with Charles around the time of their divorce (96), despite bitter legal wranglings.
And the much-loved princess even joked affectionately about her husband's then-mistress, reportedly telling Simmons, "Camilla can't be all bad. After all, she's a Cancerian like me!".
Continue reading: Diana 'Urged Charles To Marry Camilla'
Hollywood badboy Russell Crowe has reportedly stepped down as the patron of Australian children's charity the Shane Warne Foundation, after the cricketer's recent infidelity allegations.
The Australian cricketer announced he was splitting from his wife Simone last week (25JUN05) after newspapers reported he had been unfaithful with several different women.
British newspaper The Sun claims Crowe has decided to "distance himself" from Warne, in a bid to clean up his tarnished image following his assault charges for allegedly throwing a phone at a New York hotel employee earlier this month (06JUN05).30/06/2005 03:40
In DIANA: THE LAST WORD, the late princess' friend and clairvoyant Simone SIMMONS claims Diana hated sex with Charles and longed for him to show some tenderness towards her.
Simmons says the princess never enjoyed making love with her husband and bluntly described his technique as "roll on, roll off, go to sleep". She also allegedly complained that "all he wanted to do was jump my bones".
Continue reading: Diana Hated Charles' Love-Making, Claims New Book
Naomi Campbell's former personal assistant is seeking legal action after claiming she was violently attacked by the supermodel two weeks ago (begs8NOV04).
In an exclusive interview with British newspaper THE NEWS OF THE WORLD, personal assistant AMIE CASTALDO alleges the 34-year-old-model hit her in the face, bit her on the lip and yanked her to the floor screaming: "You f***ing worthless bitch," when she tried to quit her job.
Castoldo - who has reportedly had medical treatment for the back injuries suffered in the incident - is now taking legal action against her former boss.
Continue reading: Campbell Attacks Personal Assistant
French singer and actor SERGE REGGIANI has died of a heart attack on Thursday (22JUL04). He was 82.
The CASQUE D'OR star, who appeared in 80 films, had a turbulent life that saw him fight a sustained battle against alcoholism.
French President JACQUES CHIRAC says of Reggiani, "He had a rare sensibility. He sang and embodied every emotion, every melancholy, every nostalgia."
Continue reading: French Singer Reggiani Dies
LATEST: Nina Simone's only daughter will leave her role on the Broadway
stage to lead mourners at her mother's funeral in France.
Details of the event remain sketchy, although the late singer's manager
CLIFTON HENDERSON said it would be a Roman Catholic service at a church local
to her southern France home.
Continue reading: Nina Simone.s Daughter Flies To French Funeral
Legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone has died - she was 70.
Simone - who won critical acclaim and international fame with hits like MY
BABY JUST CARES FOR ME and I PUT A SPELL ON YOU - was at her house in southern
France when she passed away.
Her manager CLIFTON HENDERSON released a statement to confirm she died
yesterday (21APR03) of "natural causes" after a long illness.
Continue reading: Nina Simone Dies