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Lifetime announces Nov. 15 premiere date for Aaliyah biopic
Lifetime announces Nov. 15 premiere date for Aaliyah biopic

Lifetime has set a date for its Aaliyah biopic. "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B" will premiere Nov. 15, the network announced Thursday. Lifetime also released a new still from the film showing Alexandra Shipp as the late R&B star. Lifetime’s original movie about the singer’s life, including her rise and tragic death in a 2001 plane crash at the apex of her fame, has been controversial. When the network announced the project over the summer there was a backlash from the singer’s fans and family. Fans protested the casting of Disney star Zendaya Coleman in the role of the singer-actress affectionately known as Baby Girl. Numerous petitions even popped up online. ...

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