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Rihanna Not Replacing Zendaya In “Aaliyah” Movie



According to an absolutely ridiculous report on the outlandish gossip website MediaTakeOut, Disney star Zendaya has been replaced by Rihanna in an upcoming biopic about late singer, Aaliyah.

An insider tells the staff of trolls, “The [Zendaya] backlash is huge. Either the network is going to have to replace her, or shut down production. Right now they’re negotiating with Rihanna to play Aaliyah. And [Rihanna’s] interested.”

This imaginary insider is clearly not in the know because production on the film hasn’t even started yet, so there is no production to shut down. And even more ridiculous is the website’s belief that one of the biggest pop stars on the planet would appear in a Lifetime movie playing another pop star.

MTO then goes on to offer their congratulations to Rih on a story they likely fabricated, writing that the Barbadian pop star is “well on her way to becoming one of the TOP ACTRESSES in the world.” Honestly, have you seen Battlefield? GTFOH.

Unlike other websites that just make up stuff for hits, we actually talk to celebrities including Zendaya who had her own response to haters who want to see her replaced in the film.

Update: A spokesperson for Lifetime tells HipHollywood exclusively that the Rihanna rumor is not true.

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  1. Sable Senegal

    June 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Still hope zendaya will be able to play aaliyah , but I’m just worried about her getting more animosity from aaliyah’s family over the movie.

  2. Tyron

    June 26, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    They should have an open casting call. none of these women(Zendaya ,Rhiana.Zoe Zaldana ,Keshia Chante,and That ugly youtuber Lolita price look like aaliyah.Neither does B simone or Cassie.(Zendaya looks like Cassie by he way)Lisa Tucker is close ,but she is not Sexy. Sabi looks similar to her but does not give me that Aaliyah vibe.They need to go with an unknown. Open casting call.Also put this Biopic on the big screen ,not no Lifetime movie. Lifetime sucks.

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  4. jaylen burns

    July 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    sue Rihanna she those not run nothing zendaya is fine
    really pretty the video is right the lady said”zendaya has haters that don’t want her to get the part but she derserve this role of a icon in r and b she worked for this in a long time.

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Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview



Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.

“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”

According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.

Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.

“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”

She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”

In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.

“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.

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