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At Least It Wasn't Keyshia Cole!

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Canadian-born R&B singer Keisha Chante has been tapped to portray the late Aaliyah in a biopic recounting the life and untimely death of the hip-hop and R&B artist.

The film is scheduled for release next year.

Although Chante's acting resume is a short one, she has starred in a number of independent flicks and boasts a 2006 R&B album out called 2U with another on the way.

Sources say she was selected for her striking resemblance to the multi Grammy-nominated Aaliyah.

What do U think?

Who would U want to play Aaliyah????

[Photos via Getty Images, and WENN.]

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146 comments to “At Least It Wasn't Keyshia Cole!”

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  1. 1

    Who's that? I think maybe someone like Alicia Keys should play her nah I don't know, but at least someone famous.

  2. 2

    She's not even famous and she doesn't even look like her either!

  3. 3

    Re: gorgeousdoll – That might take away from the movie though if they have someone famous. It will be harder to see the character is Aalyiah as opposed to someone playing Aalyiah.

  4. 4

    Gettin' all the "Sistah" news out the way Mario?

  5. 5

    Who would U want to play Aaliyah????


  6. 6

    Miss u babygirl….

  7. LCR says – reply to this


    J-LO wasnt famous when she played Selena, so i think this girl should be given a fair shot. Hard boots to fill though, good luck to her!!!

  8. 8

    Why don't they just dig up Aaliyah's corpse to play the part?

  9. 9

    Re: stars101 – Did he piss on her too?

  10. Kenz says – reply to this


    Christina Milian

  11. 11

    This girl looks nothing like Aaliyah. Aaliyah was gorgeous. This chick is "meh" at best.

  12. 12

    I agree with the above poster, Jennifer Lopez did a great job as Selena. I don't think this girl looks much like Aaliyah though. Rihanna maybe?

  13. 13

    Yeh, I think Alicia Keys would be a good choice.

    I remember the plane crash Aaliyah was in. This one upset me - I was very sad for her. Loved her voice.

  14. 14

    Alicia Keyes sounds OK….. No R Kelly, please……..

  15. 15

    This is old news.

    This picture dosent show it but She dose hold a resemblance to Aaliyah.
    I hope u follow this story. Also a new album for aaliyah is ment to be relised with the movie with a lot of big name on it. the movie is suppost to come out in mid-2009 around august

  16. 16

    She is perfect for it- I saw her music videos here in Canada and she is so much more like the Beautiful AAliyah that it will be very easy to see her portry her life Good luck!

  17. 17

    I think if anyone should portray Aaliyah it should be Ciara! Not this chick who know one knows!

  18. 18

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR… WTF Perez?!? Three Negress stories in a ROW?!?! I thought Negro History Month wasn't until FEBRUARY?!?!??

  19. 19

    uh, bitch needs a nose job before she plays Aaliyah. And what are you trying to say about Keyshia Cole? I love her!

  20. 20

    Re: parkersmommy – Rihanna??? Keisha Chante looks more like Aaliyah then Rihanna

  21. 21

    Happy New Year Abu Dhabi! Now go back to humpin' your camels ya fuckin' towelheads!

  22. 22

    Why the fuck is a movie being made about this Aaliya chick? I know who she was, I know she did a few things, I know she died early. Christ, she wasn't a life-saving dr., a squeaky-clean politician, didn't do anything other than entertain in a moderate sorta way. A movie????

  23. 23

    Re: SoCalSkippy

    Please get a life and or a girlfriend, take your pick and do it fast.

    Thank you

  24. 24

    Re: SoCalSkippy – Ok that was a fucked up shit to say…

  25. 25

    Re: harrybalsac – You are better than a world clock any day, Harry!

  26. 26

    Re: Turd_Ferguson – Tsk tsk still being a racist asshole. make you u get rid of it by 12 midnight, u fucking piece of mierda…

  27. 27


  28. 28

    Just because some of you dont know who Keisha Chante is does not mean she isnt famous…..being famous does not mean your from Hollywood for christ sakes, shes an amazing singer and extremely talented, and im proud to say shes Canadian…..she'll do an amazing job portraying Aaliyah

  29. jayha says – reply to this


    she doesn't really look like her at all. maybe she'll play the role well, never know. love aaliyah

  30. 30

    Re: Turd_Ferguson – wow way to offend……are you from the states? do you realize that your soon to be president is a "negro" seriously….

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  32. 32

    This little girl has been copying Aliyah for some time now. He dance moves and everything. Oh well, I hope she does a good job.

  33. 33

    i see no striking resemblence?? jeez i think Halle Berry would probably play a much more convincing aliyah then dis chick… they need to re-cast…asap.

  34. 34

    perez this story is like 2 weeks old. where the hell have u been?

  35. 35

    Perez you better not be toying with me. I made an account just for this. Truthfully I could care less who plays Aaliyah as long as her story is told. muaah (:

  36. 36

    Re: stars101 – Oh,I did not know that, I'm glad he didn't use her body as a potty.

  37. 37

    Re: Charmer – Joy to the World, balsac style!

  38. 38

    I dont know who she is ….. she doesnt have Aalliyah's gorgeous smile but shes got moves. Her 2u vid is alright. she might do a good job…

  39. 39

    I want Alicia Keys…but maybe she's too big of a star for this role. That girl doesn't look like Aaliyah one bit though!

  40. 40

    i was thinking ciara or something…

  41. 41

    There makin a movie bout Aaliyah..awww

  42. 42

    alicia key's ass is too fat to play aaliyah

  43. 43

    Re: joeNstina – , Re: Bigdawg – You're wrong with Ciara and so are the people pushing Alicia Keys. They will overshadow the flick. Alicia Keys cannot dance nor is she THIN enough to portray the slender Aliyah. Keshia DOES look, dance and act like Ailyah. Look for her videos on youtube and you'll see. Keshia is prettier than Aliyah actually. Look for her pictures on the Internet and see.

  44. 44

    They do have similar features. I agree, it shouldn't be someone too famous. It will take away from Aaliyah's memory.

  45. 45

    they do not look alike at all… Aaliyah was gorgeous. Keishas nose is too big.

  46. 46

    She was so sweet, beautiful and talented.
    We miss you Aaliyah!!!

  47. 47

    first thought came to mind was Halle Berry.

  48. 48

    she doesnt even look like the QUEEN aaliyah! her face is too fat and she has a HUGE gross nose.

  49. 49

    Re: stars101 – I meant him in the movie…. that would be awful….

  50. 50

    Re: the squirrel – me too, but she might be too "old" for the part…. I heart Halle…..

  51. 51


  52. 52

    Ciara is a better choice
    Or Megan Good

  53. 53

    Re: SoCalSkippy – You are sick to even say something like that.

  54. 54

    If they do not tell the R.Kelly portion & Damon Dash, there will be no solid story line. Aside from the tragic death. Aaliyah was a beautiful woman, but nothing outrageous in regards to career or life. She grew up middle class, she sing when she was 14, married R.Kelly, and died.

  55. 55

    Umm i think ciara looks like her when she has black hair. she dresses like her too with the baggy pants and tight tops. this girl doesnt look like her.

  56. 56

    Who cares she is dead and has been for years.

  57. 57

    Re: Kreechica
    lolol that fool shas mor ewhit ein him tha black ;) trust me hun im from Oahu and I can tell ya this man considers himself WHITE!!

  58. 58

    Re: Kreechica
    lolol that fool has more white in him than black ;) trust me hun im from Oahu and I can tell ya this man considers himself WHITE!!

  59. 59

    Re: stars101 – me too!

  60. 60

    they could have done better than that…..

  61. 61

    she doesn't look that much like her (Aaliyah's much prettier). and just cuz someone can sing, doesn't mean they can act. they shoulda put a search out for someone to play Aaliyah who can sing and act (like they did for the new Biggie movie).

    Very bad choice… hopefully the movie will turn out good.

  62. 62


  63. 63

    My first choice would have been Alica Keys. Now I have not seen the young lady's work but if she can handle the role good luck! Love Keisha Cole!

  64. 64

    Re: CoDy A – Hey, agreed!

  65. 65

    Re: annie92
    A biggier movie?!?!?!? Oh lord what has our movie industry come to

  66. 66

    Re: Fawk u and ur issues
    *biggie* fixed

  67. 67

    Solange "Basement Baby" Knowles.

  68. 68

    Keisha sounds like Aaliyah sometimes!

  69. 69

    Re: gorgeousdoll – Maybe not famous to you in the states!

  70. 70

    I really don't see the "striking resemblance" at all. Aaliyah was gorgeous. Hopefully they have a really remarkable makeup artist on the set…

  71. 71

    Ok Perez, Im confused!! Although Aalliyah was a pretty and somewhat gurl, and many black people have commenced to naming their ugly little kids after her, can someone please refresh me on what she did that warrants a big screen biopic of her life? Thats kinda like making a film about you Perez! Neither of you have done anything that extraordinary….I don't get it. Hollywood will do anything for some cash apparently.
    Speaking of unwarranted biopics, who the hell gave Hollywood the idea that Biggie Smalls should get a movie. Better yet, that I wanted to see that shit? No one cares about two bit rappers who get themselves shot and killed….BORING. How about a movie about the extraordinary life of someone like Madonna or Tori Amos. Come on Hollywood, get it together!!

  72. 72

    Re: Charmer – She was pretty famous in the 90's..I think she definately added influence to the female R&B scene before it became what it is today.

  73. 73

    Umm she is Famous in Canada and that is a horrible horrible pic.. she definitely resembles Aaliyah and she will do a great Job! Im proud of my Canadian sista! Cassie would have been another great choice based on resemblace but Keisha is a good choice! And yes a movie should be made because that beautiful talented amazing angel died 8 years ago and we are still talking about her!

  74. 74

    Good pick, but I think its to soon.

  75. 75

    ummm she dosent look like her at all….i miss aaliyah :(

  76. 76

    I don't mean any harm….but what in the !@!#@#! did Asliyah do that's worthy of being memoralized in a movie?

  77. 77

    damn Aaliyah was smokin hot

  78. 78

    Ciaraaaaaa for sure!!!!!!!!

  79. 79

    ug, not her!!! She barely charts in Canada, why should she get to play an American Superstar??

  80. 80

    It should Be CASSIE, obviously. The Hair, the pretty face, the abs….and the voice.

  81. 81

    amazing choice
    i saw her in that bow wow chris brown music video - shawty like mine
    i've never heard her sing or seen her dance
    but at least she looks the part

  82. 82

    Re: hot_homo – Um first of all your racist for saying that "many black people have commenced to naming their ugly little kids after her"

    And second of all Aaliyah is an absolute LEGEND in the world of hip-hop and R&B and there would be ne ciara or rihanna without her contributions.

    Third, Biggie was and still is one of the best rappers to ever set foot on the planet and was a lyrical and musical genius and much more than a "gang banger"

    Both of them are true legends who will never be forgotten and you should crawl back in your gay little hole and listen to Madonna for the millionth time.

  83. 83


  84. 84

    She dosent really look like her, but I can't think of anyone that does. RIP babygirl…

  85. 85

    Sounds good to me, better a breakout star than someone who everyone knows me thinks.

  86. 86

    I think Keisha would do a great job! she's an old schoolmate and she's so very talented in everything she does! Way to go kiki!!

  87. 87

    Re: SEXYCDN21 – I hope she's learned some humility because she (Keisha Chante) was a straight up self-absorbed snob in highschool.
    The principal of her school asked her to sing at one of the school assemblies and she was booed by the entire auditorium. She soon after moved to Toronto.
    She somehow managed to squeeze a colossal ego into her little, young, vertically challenged body.

  88. 88

    Re: hot_homo – Madonna sucks.

  89. AMO says – reply to this


    I think one of Rev Run's girls should've done it. Which ever one acts.

  90. 90

    I think she's a good choice. You people kill me with the negative remarks abt her nose. Not everyone has to have a nose job to be beautiful. Hello superficial!! Also, they're not asking her to look exactly like Aaliyah. She's only supposed to portray her. JLo didnt look exactly like Selena when she portrayed her. Joaquin Phoenix didnt look exactly like John Cash either.

    Lauren London (90210, RollBounce, This Christmas) would be a good candidate to portray late Aaliyah. Halle Berry is too old.

  91. 91

    I think Amerie should play her– talented, pretty, someone who has taken inspiration from her in her music.

  92. 92

    Striking resemblance?!?! She's cute, but not beautiful. Aaliyah was an original beauty and nobody can match that.

  93. mute says – reply to this


    i don't think this girl looks like aaliyah. i think they should find an unknown actress who looks more like her, and talks like her. aaliyah seemed like such a sweet woman, i've been a fan since one in a million.

  94. 94

    I'm just THRILLED that it's not Meagan Good. She can't act and would've ruined the movie, and I would have been devastated. I absolutely love Aaliyah and miss her so much, I CAN'T WAIT to see this movie. I desperately hope that it's good, and that this girl can act. R.I.P. BABY GIRL

  95. 95

    Yes we'll have to settle for this girl because I have sat and thought and cant think of ONE person who looks a lot like Aaliyah. That's cause she was overwhelmingly beautiful and I think it's an honor to her that no one could match her looks/style. Whoever they choose will have to do, but they'll never replace baby girl. R.I.P. to the Beautiful Aaliyah

  96. 96

    I am so mad,I can not believe they chose this bobble head to play
    Aaliyah.I can not think of someone famous…BUT I can think of Timbaland's new wife.Now SHE looks like Aaliyah.

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  98. 98

    as long as she does not rerecord her music cause aaliyah music stands the test of time and no one can touch it i believe this other chick named lisa from american idol was in talks to play her she was a better choice than keyshia chante she a lil to bright aaliyah is a lil darker than her

  99. Zip says – reply to this


    She does not look like Aaliyah. This film should not be made. It is much too soon!!!

  100. 100

    i don't really care who plays aaliyah…
    i just miss her terribly.
    she was so, so, so talented.

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