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NEW CONTEST!! Lifetime’s ‘Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B’ Movie PLUS Photos and Videos!


I am so excited to announce this new contest – and Lifetime’s new original movie, ‘Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B!’ The new movie will premiere on November 15th at 8:00 ET!

Before Beyonce and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. I remember Aaliyah so well. She just exploded on the scene – and EVERYONE was talking about her.


Lifetime’s NEW movie stars Alexandra Shipp as singer Aaliyah. The film will begin in the early days of her career – up until her tragic death. The movie is based upon the bestselling book, “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman” by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley.

The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. The movie will also touch on her high-profile relationship with Damon Dash, her brief marriage to R-Kelly (which producers say will be handled “tastefully”), and her shocking death.


On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. I remember that day vividly!

Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.


The two-hour movie is executively produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams. “We let you know what happened with Aaliyah and R. Kelly. Nothing is distasteful. You don’t want to be distasteful, but you need to tell a story.”

Lifetime’s Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, stars Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as the beloved actress and music sensation.



  • Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah

o   Multi-talented actress and singer/songwriter who starred as KT Rush in the Nickelodeon series House of Anubis. Additional credits include the upcoming film Drumline 2: A New Beat, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Ray Donovan, Victorious, Switched at Birth and Awkward. Shipp is currentlyfilming Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton.

  • Rachael Crawford (The Man) as Diane Haughton
  • Sterling Jarvis (The Sentinel) as Mike Haughton
  • A.J. Saudin (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton
  • Lyriq Bent (Saw IV) as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson
  • Anthony Grant as Damon Dash
  • Izaak Smith (Mirror, Mirror) as Timbaland
  • Elise Neal (The Soul Man) as Gladys Knight
  • Chattrisse Dolabaille (Home Away) as Missy Elliot.


Want to join the conversation?

#AaliyahMovie #TalentisEternal
Twitter: @lifetimetv


To enter, follow @ICYDK @LifetimeTV and TWEET your entry using the #AaliyahMovie hashtag.

Answer one – or all (for extra chances to win) of these questions – and be entered to win a $150 VISA GIFTCARD! Winner will be announced the day before the premiere – November 14th! 

• As an icon and legendary singer, dancer and actress, what are some of your favorite Aaliyah moments from her career?

• Which of Aaliyah’s acting roles was your favorite?

• What is your all-time favorite song from music icon Aaliyah?

• What was your favorite Aaliyah fashion moment and have you ever tried to recreate it?

• Which one of your favorite Aaliyah songs, dance videos and/or movie roles best resonates with you?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Lifetime, but the opinions here are 100% mine.

Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Sponsored Post: Sauza Tequila – take me away!


Being a cowboy means always being a gentleman, and the one thing every gentleman should know is how to make a lady relax with a delicious margarita made with Sauza® Blue Tequila.

Sauza Blue Tequila appeals to all the ladies – am I right?

Man I could use a margarita right now! A little tequila, a little sun, and a beautiful lake! The picture above is from a camping trip I took this month, and tequila’s were my go-to drink of choice! There’s nothing that says summer like an ice cold margarita, am I right?

I have had this margarita – it is THE BEST! So easy, so light and refreshing. SOOO good!

From Sauza: Our ready-to-serve sparkling margarita is made with real tequila, and comes in Original Lime, Mango Peach, Wild Berry flavors and now Watermelon!

Tasting Notes

Bright silver

Balanced spices

Distinct citrus flavors with hints of herbal and floral notes

Warm with a balanced body and a short finish

What is your favorite margarita? I have tried so many good ones. My favorites lately have been infused with different flavors. With this Sauza Blue Tequila, I can’t wait to try more!

Here’s the next margarita on my list to try!

Lemon Basil Margarita:


1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 Basil Leaves

For Garnish:
Sugar/salt combination for the rim
Lemon slice
Basil leaf


Rim your margarita glass with salt.

Fill your shaker with the rest of the ingredients, add ice and shake well. Pour into ice filled glasses, garnish with a lemon slice and basil.

It’s 5:00 somewhere?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sauza, but the opinions are 100% my own.

Posted Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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TRAILER TIME! ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer is finally here!!


The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer is finally here, and it’s hotter than we could have imagined!

The movie is based on E.L. James’ best selling erotic novels, and looks like it’s going to be as steamy as the books!

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson – playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele- can be seen in the preview, which is set against a special, exclusive version of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.”

The film hits theaters Feb. 13.


Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Sponsored: An Invitation to #ChocolateHeaven

Sponsored: An Invitation to #ChocolateHeaven

What do you get when you cross Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn and professional tennis player Roger Federer? A challenge at Chocolate Mountain, that’s what!

Sponsored: An Invitation to #ChocolateHeaven

Roger got in touch with Lindsey via Skype and drew a picture of them as stick figures atop a mountain. But it’s not just any mountain, it’s the chocolate mountain. And what girl doesn’t want to be on top of that kind of mountain?!

As any of us would be, Lindsey is curious about the challenge on top of the mountain — and so are we. They aren’t revealing that just yet, but it sure does sound fun!

Sponsored: An Invitation to #ChocolateHeaven

Instead of telling her what the challenge was, he offered her some compensation in the form of some delicious Lindt chocolates. While in Switzerland, he joked that it melts too quickly in Miami, which happens to be where she is.

It all began when Lindsey challenged Roger after he tweeted asking fans what other athlete he should play with. Lindsey responded with, “@rogerfederer I’ll ski with u if u play tennis with me :)”.

Finally, the challenge between Roger Federer and Lindsay Vonn has been revealed: a tennis match on top of the Jungfraujoch on the Aletsch glacier, against the backdrop of the Bernese Alps. The two sport stars meet each other to celebrate the opening of Lindt’s newest – and highest, at 3,454m – shop. The Jungfraujoch is called ‘The Top of Europe’, so it sure is a spectacular place to shop for some authentic Swiss chocolates :)

Watch their challenge here!

For more information, you can check out Lindt’s Facebook, Twitter and their official website using these links. The Chocolate Heaven challenge begins on July 17th so watch this space for the second video. To learn more about Chocolate Heaven, check this out.

Follow Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn on Twitter and they could give us more details!

This post was sponsored by Lindt, but the opinions here are 100% my own.

Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 2:14pm
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