Coffee Talk: Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic to Premiere in November

Here’s what we’re talking about over our Friday feelgood drinks: 

Aaliyah fans can rest easy today because the Lifetime biopic about the R&B princess finally has a premiere date. After Zendaya dropped out, and Alexandra Shipp stepped in, Lifetime has released that the film will air on November 15. Over the past month, the project also filled two key roles—that of Missy Elliott and TImbaland—with newcomers Chattirsse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith. Executive producer Wendy Williams has been keeping fans up to date with news on her Aaliyah: Princess of R&B project via her Twitter, where she promoted the first look at Shipp as Baby Girl. And although it’s a first look, it seems Shipp as Aaliyah is really coming along. Will you be tuning in to the upcoming biopic? [TheSource]

Chris Brown has done a lot of growing up, and it’s really showing. In a recent interview, Brown opened up about Rihanna, saying that they were friends. “We have a great understanding. There’s no issues,” said Brown. “We’ve been friends. We’ve known each other for almost 10 years…I don’t think that’s every gonna change…we’re friends.” Glad to know that drama is over (hopefully). [AccessHollywood]

Here’s another name to add to the baby-watch list: Sonequa Martin-Green from The Walking Dead. The actress and her husband, actor Kenric Green, are “beyond” excited to become parents. “There’s nothing like running around fighting zombies in the Georgia heat to stay iin shape while pregnant,” said Martin-Green. Congrats on the news! [People]

After taking on Amber Rose as his new client, Nick Cannon is making major moves for her future. Cannon has already snagged Rose a book deal and a television series. And instead of falling into the trashy reality category, Rose’s show will be focused on fashion—and female empowerment. Details have yet to be released about the book. [TMZ]

The comedic duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are at it again. With the upcoming season of their TV sketch show Key & Peele premiering soon, the guys released a new video clip just to give viewers a little taste of what’s to come. In the sketch, Key and Peele are fighting for their lives, trying to tell humans from alien imposter. Season four will premiere on Comedy Central on September 24. 

Take a look at the clip and let us know if you’re as excited as us: