Zendaya Coleman

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Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya to Star in Aaliyah Biopic

Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp has signed on to star in the already controversial Aaliyah made-for-TV movie.

Wendy Williams, one of the biopic's executive producers, tweeted the newsFriday: "I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah."

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From Shake It Up to Starlet: See How Zendaya Has Grown Up

Zendaya Coleman's career is just getting started.

At just 14, Zendaya burst onto the television scene with Disney Channel's successful hit show Shake It Up. Shortly after the series ended, the California native continued to show off her dancing skills and tangoed her way to second place on Dancing with the Stars. The actress has also solidified her triple-threat status with her Billboard Top 200 self-titled debut album featuring the chart-topping song "Replay." Now, 17, Zendaya is set to headline the upcoming Disney series K.C. Undercover.

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Zendaya Drops Out of Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic, Project Put on Hold

Zendaya Coleman has dropped out of Lifteime's planned biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah, the network announced Sunday.

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Nickelodeon Star Alexandra Shipp Will Play Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic
SHAKE IT UP stars shine light on dyslexia
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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Big Ticket Summer Concert 2013 TV Show Series, Performer
2012 Music Video TV Show Series, Performer
2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 Make Your Mark TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 Friends for Change Games TV Show Series, Appearing

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Disney Channel Star Zendaya to Portray Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic

Back when Beyoncé was still just a child of destiny, Aaliyah was burning up the music charts and lighting up movie screens in films like Romeo Must Die. And now, 13 years after her tragic death in a plane crash at the age of 22, she's finally getting the biopic treatment. 

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Exclusive: Disney Channel Orders New Sitcom Starring Zendaya

Actress/singer Zendaya (Shake It Up) is returning to Disney Channel to lead the cast of the new family comedy K.C. Undercover. In the series, set to premiere in early 2015, she stars as K.C. Cooper, a high school student training to follow in her parents' footsteps as an undercover spy.

Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and Tammy Townsend (The Client List) play her parents, Craig and Kira Cooper. The show also features Kamil McFadden (House of Payne) and Veronica Dunne (Our Wild Hearts). Production begins this summer; Zendaya will also receive a co-producer title on the show.

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Last Dance: Bella Thorne and Zendaya Say Goodbye to Shake It Up

It's a Disney disaster! Shake It Up is heading into its series finale, and fans are about to witness even more trouble than the show's end. In the final episode (airing Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9/8c), CeCe (Bella Thorne) suffers from amnesia during a Shake It Up Chicago charity fashion show that is set to star her, Rocky (Zendaya) and Tinka (Caroline Sunshine) as runway models. CeCe suffers from memory loss, and Rocky does everything she can do to help her best friend remember all of their fun times together — is anyone else predicting a series of flashback clips? read more

Top Moments: Ellen Stages a Friends Reunion, SVU Goes Out with a Bang

Our top moments of the week:

12. Oh, Baby Award: Babies, babies, babies. That's pretty much the theme of the Chicago Fire season finale, in which Hermann becomes a dad after his wife and newborn baby endure life-threatening labor, and Shay finds out she's not pregnant, much to her dismay. Although Shay and Severide get to be godparents to Hermann's new bundle of... read more

Dancing with the Stars Finale: Who Will Win?

Is Zendaya the one to beat on Dancing with the Stars? Not according to TVGuide.com voters — a whopping 59 percent of whom have pegged Kellie Pickler to take home the Mirrorball trophy. Zendaya received 27 percent, while Aly Raisman and Jacoby Jones earned 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

They will face off in the show's first four-couple final Monday and Tuesday with four routines: the judges' choice, the cha-cha relay and the super-sized freestyle on Monday, and the Instant Dance on Tuesday. But before they do, let's size them up.
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