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    Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:37:00

    Alexandra Shipp Cast as Aaliyah in TV Movie - Zendaya bailed on the role...

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    Disney singer and actress Zendaya Coleman, who is also the new spokesmodel for Madonna's Material Girl line at Macy's, bailed on the upcoming Aaliyah biopic, which is facing criticism from the late singer's family. She has been replaced by Alexandra Shipp.

    Wendy Williams has come on board as a producer of the film.

    Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001. She was just 22 at the time. Zendaya was excited about the role and defended her participation, even though she is just 17 and much younger than Aaliyah was when she died. Z then dropped out altogether, citing a rushed production as reason for her exit. Zendaya has backed Shipp in the role, though! What a pro.

    Do you wish Zendaya was still going to play Aaliyah or are you excited for Alexandra Shipp to step into the part?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.21.14



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