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Dust yourself off and try again Lifetime Network: Zendaya will no longer play Aaliyah in an upcoming film. A representative for Zendaya confirmed Sunday that the Disney Channel star won’t portray the R&B sensation in a TV film currently in the works. The announcement sparked anger from Aaliyah’s family, which is not participating in the project. The 17-year-old said she wanted to show young people what Aaliyah was able to do. The biopic was scheduled to film this summer.



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