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“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” Gets A Release Date

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After much push back from Aaliyah’s family, and Zendaya Coleman dropping out of the lead role, the biopic “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is finally coming to the small screen. Lifetime just announced that the film will premiere on November 15th and also released new stills from the film.

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As previously reported Alexandra Shipp, from Nickelodeon’s “House of Anubis” will star as Aaliyah. The actress’ credits also include the upcoming Vh1 TV Movie, Drumline: A New Beat and the feature film Straight Outta Compton.

Rachael Crawford (“The Man”) and Sterling Jarvis (“The Sentinel”) will star as Aaliyah’s parents Diane and Mike Haughton; A.J. Saudin (“Degrassi,” “The Next Generation”) will star as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton; and Lyriq Bent (“Saw IV”) as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson. The film will also star Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith (“Mirror, Mirror”) as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight and Chattrisse Dolabaille (“Home Away”) as Missy Elliot.

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The two-hour movie event is executive produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams, and is based on the bestseller “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman” by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley.

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Eniko Hart Slays On First Red Carpet Since Giving Birth; Hear What Kevin Hart Had To Say!

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Kevin Hart may be the star in the family, but it’s his wife Eniko Hart who stole the show during the premiere for his flick “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle”.

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It was Mrs. Hart’s first red carpet since giving birth to the couple’s first child, Kenzo Kash, just three weeks ago. To say it was a snapback is an understatement. The 30-year-old, who worked out during her entire pregnancy, look sexy and svelt in a elegant black number while her superstar hubby hit the carpet in a black suit with white trim.

Although the couple faced some bumps in the road earlier this year with Kev being extorted over a video showing him cheating on his wife, the couple has bounced back. And on Tuesday night’s jungle-themed red carpet Hart told HipHollywood, “My wife is just an amazing woman … I would not be me right now without that woman in my life.”

You can see Kev, alongside Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and more, when “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle” hits theaters on December 20th.

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