Top of the Morning: Aaliyah Made-for-TV Movie Gets an Air Date, iLoveMakonnen Talks Fashion and More

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 09.19.14 in News

Lifetime announced that it will be airing the made-for-TV biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B on Saturday, November 15. Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp was cast as Aaliyah after Disney Star Zendaya Coleman left due to “production issues,” i.e. she learned that Aaliyah’s family members were not consulted in regards to the project. (And we all know where these unauthorized versions lead.) Talk show host Wendy Williams is listed as a producer and we have a feeling she’ll have to do this again:

Between dropping hints that he and Apple are going to save the recording industry and counting their sales numbers, Bono also responded to the criticism of Songs of Innocence on BBC Radio 2. He told the station’s Jo Whiley, “Oh for God’s sake…Really and truly — we get people who might want to delete it but nobody has deleted more U2 songs in the last five years than U2!” Which should have made the group pause for just a minute, but no.

iLoveMakonnen dropped by Complex TV’s Fashion Bros to tell them he would want to walk the runway for Valentino, and that Drake has the most swag out of any of the OVO crew. (Do you think he’s contractually obligated to say that?)

Drummer Jeffrey “King” Coffey and his partner Craig Stewart picked up their neighborhood award for Yard of the Month down in Austin, Texas. No lie, it’s one of the cutest things that you’ll see all day from a man who plays in a band called the Butthole Surfers.

Speaking of, in a continuation of the Year of the Butt, Jennifer Lopez released the full video for “Booty” featuring Iggy Azalea. It starts off in space before jumping to what appears to be the empty floor of a restaurant and a large shower, where Lopez shakes circles around I-G-G-Y’s poor attempt to keep up.

Apparently the new tactic of all pop stars named Jennifer is to throw Azalea on their tracks in hope of garnering a hit right before the end of the summer.

And finally, the Foo Fighters crafted a mature response to Jack White’s rant at Fenway Park where White claimed that lead singer Dave Grohl hires a “second guitar player playing the same parts.”

Have a good weekend.