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Rihanna Not Replacing Zendaya In “Aaliyah” Movie

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According to an absolutely ridiculous report on the outlandish gossip website MediaTakeOut, Disney star Zendaya has been replaced by Rihanna in an upcoming biopic about late singer, Aaliyah.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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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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