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KiKi Layne doesn’t think she’s famous. The 27-year-old actress stars in the acclaimed romantic-drama movie If Beale Street Could Talk, but Layne has insisted she’s been unaffected by her recent success. She explained: “My friends are like: ‘How does it feel to be famous?’ And I’m like: ‘I am not famous. Don’t nobody know who I…

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Alexandra Shipp believes “colorism” is still prevalent in Hollywood. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress insists it is a “real thing” that directors feel more comfortable offering her a lead role than they would a darker-skinned actress, and she finds people are not afraid to ask her “offensive” questions because she’s mixed race, but she wants to use her position to…

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It is nearly impossible to go to the movies and not see a trailer for the next up-and-coming superhero film. Ant Man dropped in theaters July 17, Fantastic Four starring Michael B. Jordan, will debut Aug. 7 and San Diego Comic Con just ended with a slew of trailers and teasers any fanboy/fangirl could ever…

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The next generation of mutants has been announced. On Thursday, director-producer Bryan Singer revealed their identities via Twitter saying. Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015 Alexandra Shipp is best known for her portrayal of Aaliyah in…

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Although it wasn’t a mega-hit ratings-wise, “Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B” definitely delivered for Lifetime during their Saturday premiere. According to Deadline, the two-hour made-for-television special covering the life of the R&B’s princess whose sudden death shocked America when she died in a fatal plane crash in 2001, drew 3.2 million viewers on Nov. 15.…

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When Alexandra Shipp was recently announced to be playing the role of Aaliyah in her Lifetime biopic, she knew she had some big shoes to fill. Beating others to the punch in regard to comments about her biracial background and skin color, Shipp recently posted a photo of herself and her mother with the caption: “She’s…

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Zendaya Coleman replaced in Aaliyah Lifetime biopic A new actress has stepped in for Zendaya Coleman in Lifetime’s anticipated Aaliyah biopic. Just a few weeks ago, the 17-year-old “Zapped” star who was originally tapped to take on the role of the late R&B singer stepped down, citing a poor budget. Now, Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp…

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