As if the Lifetime-lent Aaliyah biopic that aired Saturday night didn’t ruffle enough feathers by itself, producer Wendy Williams’ response to the backlash didn’t exactly help.

Taking to her top-rated talk show this morning to scoff at naysayers who slammed the film’s casting and overall production, Williams was quoted saying:

“Everybody’s got an opinion.  Whether you loved or hated it, you watched [because] it was the second highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far.”

At the time Wendy made the statements, no receipts had surfaced to substantiate her claim.  This has since changed.  Tuck in below to see how the movie not only a win for Wendy, but for Lifetime as well as it dominated television, but Nielsen Twitter ratings as well:



Renown for their ability to rock the boat, VH1 continue the trend with the launch of a new show, which they’ve titled…‘Bye Felicia’.

If the name, which is lifted from popular Urban slang, raised an eyebrow, we’re more than sure the concept will too.

Check out the synopsis and preview a clip below…


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Their ‘Aaliyah’ biopic may have made for an embarrassing watch, but should ‘Lifetime‘s ratings dreams come true, they’re set to fare much better with a project starring the existing members of 90s supergroup En Vogue.

Full story below…



The net was set ablaze over the weekend following the airing of Lifetime‘s critically panned Aaliyah biopic.

A volcano of opinions populated social media after the airing of ‘Aaliyah: Princess Of R&B’, with the lava of anger still spilling over today.

Notable in her silence, though, was the project’s executive producer Wendy Williams.

The talk show maven turned media mogul had been promoting the movie in earnest and guaranteed that her enlisting (which took place in the advanced stage of the production process) would ensure that the story would be told “right”.

Needless to say, the masses have made clear that they disapprove.

Wisely choosing to address the matter on her show today (see: ratings), Williams defended the flick and cited its major ratings as the true indicator of its success.

See what she had to say below…



Like many on the internet, Lifetime‘s biopic on the late, great Aaliyah angered the singer’s longtime friend and collaborator Timbaland.

As reported, the hitmaker took to Instagram following the movie’s airing on Saturday to air his dismay at the critically-panned film.

With his temperament somewhat calmed, Timbo called into Ebro In The Morning on Hot 97 today to elaborate on what he brands a “mockery” by all involved with the production.

His words below…


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Are you one of the few people who has been living under a rock since VH1 unveiled its hilarious ‘Madonna Dearest’ parody series?  Well, thank us in advance for inviting you to stand in the sun with the rest of us.

Fashioned in the likes of hit Youtube web series ‘Got 2 B Real’ and ‘The Legend Panel,’ the dynamic creative force behind the latter – Phabian Mitchell and Lamont Hicks – teamed with the music channel to craft an online segment dedicated to the Queen of Pop and her ever-unforgiving tongue.  Voiced by TV writer/actress/’woman of 1000 voices’ Nadya Ginsburg, viewers are invited to ask Madge her thoughts on anything from music’s hottest names (i.e. Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and more) to hot topics.

As only the Material Girl would, trust and believe that her responses are witty and no doubt hilarious.  Have you been missing out on the action? Check out the first three webisodes below:


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Twitter was almost too hot to touch last night as the highly anticipated Lifetime original film ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ made its premiere – much to the chagrin of fans.

Setting the net ablaze, detractors lent many-a-meme ridiculing the film for its casting, acting, and even musical performances.  The ‘Rock the Boat’ beauty’s fans took special notice to the criticism of her longtime collaborator/friend Timbaland.

Known for being behind the wheel of some of the singer’s most memorable hits, last night saw him behind the wheel of consistent slamming of the network for bringing to light a film many say “should never have been made.”

Did you watch it?  Do you agree?  See it all and weigh in below:


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Winning must be Shonda Rhimes‘ default mode.

For, that’s exactly what she continues to do week in and week out with the ratings of two of her prime-time properties – ‘Scandal’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’.

This week’s offerings of both shows delivered dynamite numbers for ABC.

Find out what the figures below…



Kim Kardashian‘s marriage to Kris Humphries may have lasted no longer than 72 days, but it would seem the latter still finds him badgered to share his thoughts on all matters concerning the Reality TV royal.

What he’s being quizzed on now? His feelings towards her controversial ‘Break the Internet’ spread in ‘Paper‘ magazine.

So, just what does he think of his ex-wife’s latest stunt?

Find out below…



The Wizard of Oz couldn’t deliver the amount of courage needed to be Alexandra Shipp at this very moment.

Aboard the highly anticipated Lifetime biopic ‘Aaliyah:  Princess of R&B,’ the Phoenix-bred beauty takes on the role of one of the genre’s most beloved entities while combatting an army of naysayers – including the ‘One In a Million’ singer’s own family.  Chronicling her rise to fame and the controversies that clouded some of it, the movie, helmed by ‘Queen of All Media’ Wendy Williams, is set to explore (like never before) the life of R&B’s fallen angel.

As the film is being greeted with mix reviews from fans and critics alike before its official arrival tonight at 8/7c, Shipp tells That Grape Juice how she’s handling the skeptics, the challenges that came with singing Aaliyah’s music, and so much more.

Sail on down below the jump to see more from our exclusive chat with Miss Shipp.  As ever, it’s a must read:


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As the age old adage goes, all good things must come to an end.

Moments ago BET announced the end of their flagship countdown show ‘106 & Park’ — as a TV format.

Details below..


Today brings with it the big screen debut of hotly anticipated movie ‘Beyond The Lights’.

Led by Nate Parker and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the film follows the story of superstar singer Noni. The pressures of fame have her on the edge, until she meets Kaz (Parker), a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Critics have showered praise on the flick – and with good reason. We watched earlier this month and enjoyed in earnest. Think a modern-day ‘Bodyguard’.

Ever keen to get you the scoop, we caught up with Parker and quizzed him on his role, the movie’s parallels to the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner classic, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch above…

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