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It's Britney, B*tch… On Lifetime! The Pop Star Is Getting Her Own TV Biopic!

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Lifetime better work, b*tch, because they're taking on Britney Spears' story!

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the cable channel is making a biopic about the superstar titled Britney.

Hail, Caesar! actress Natasha Bassett has some pretty big shoes to fill, since she'll be taking on the role of the pop princess! Isn't she lucky?!?

Related: Britney Talks Fame, Justin Bieber, & Divas!

The TV movie will follow the singer's rise to fame, her high-profile relationship with Justin Timberlake, her big breakdown, and her ultimate comeback, where she proved she's stronger than yesterday.

The Leslie Libman-directed project will also depict the divorce of Miz Spears' parents, as well as her marriages to Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline.

Anne-Marie Hess will write the script, while Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, and Joan Harrison will serve as executive producers.

Asylum Entertainment plans to start production on the movie next month, and is aiming for a 2017 premiere.

We can't WAIT for this!! Will U be watching, Perezcious readers?!

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Will Smith Speaks Out About Muhammad Ali's Memorial Service As Billy Crystal & Bill Clinton Deliver Eulogies! WATCH HERE!

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He will forever be remembered!

As we reported, on Friday, thousands gathered at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky to honor the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Last week, the famed athelete passed away at 74 after battling a respiratory issue.

Related: Muhammad Ali Gets Liberty Medal!

Will Smith — along with ex-boxers Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis — served as a pallbearer for the service, and couldn't help but revere the entire experience as "beautiful."

The actor told ET Online

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Documentary About Whitney Houston's Life In The Works From Oscar-Winning Director! Get The Deets!

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This is big news!!

The first ever documentary on Whitney Houston that is being officially authorized by her estate is in the works, with Kevin Macdonald at the helm set to direct!

Related: Get More News Surrounding Whitney HERE!

The filmmaker has apparently been given "unprecedented" levels of access to Whitney's closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer's life, from childhood all the way through stardom.

The film is also set to include an interview with Clive Davis, the founder and head honcho at Arista Records and one of the chief execs at Sony's music label, who is widely regarded as the man who first brought Houston on to the national scene.

Macdonald, who has already won an Oscar for the powerful terrorism documentary One Day In September, said of his motivation centering on Whitney in the project:

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Meryl Streep Plays The Best Worst Opera Singer In Florence Foster Jenkins! Watch The Official Trailer HERE!

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We smell another Oscar!

On Wednesday, Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for Meryl Streep's new film Florence Foster Jenkins!

Related: Meryl Streep Reacts To #OscarsSoWhite

In the biopic — directed by Stephen Frears –, the legendary actress plays a New York heiress who has aspirations to become an opera singer!

The only problem? She sucks at singing!

The comedy-drama also stars Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. This flick will be hitting theatres August 12, 2016.

In the meantime, ch-ch-check out the trailer (above)!

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No, Rebel Wilson Is NOT Playing Adele In A Biopic — See How The Actress Responded To The Ridiculous Report!

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Some things are just too good to be true!

Rumour had it that Rebel Wilson was set to play Adele in an upcoming biopic.

According to reports, the Pitch Perfect star was looking to act in her first serious role in hopes of earning an Oscar nomination.

Related: Adele Says Being Pregnant Made Her Start Growing A Beard!

While we were super stoked at the possibility of the 36-year-old playing the music icon, our B.S. detectors went off while reading the report, which quoted a source saying:

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A Much Darker-Skinned Zoe Saldana Stirs Controversy Playing Nina Simone In The Trailer For Nina! Watch & Cast Your Vote!

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The trailer for the upcoming biopic Nina is finally here, but not everyone is loving Zoe Saldana's portrayal of cultural icon Nina Simone.

Ever since the Star Trek Beyond actress was cast as the legendary singer, critics raised concerns with the choice to have a lighter-skinned actress play Simone — whose darker skin was a key focal point in her music.

And after the trailer featured Saldana with dark makeup and a nose prosthetic — people were NOT happy!

Related: Zoe's Trainer Dishes About How She Got Her Post-Baby Body!

While it's certainly not full-on blackface, the fact that Saldana's appearance had to be altered so much to resemble the civil rights activist left fans wondering why she was even cast in the first place.

Obviously, plenty of actors have changed up their appearances to play characters in films — but do YOU think they went too far with Saldana's makeup?

Ch-ch-check out the trailer (below) and take our poll!

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Watch Meryl Streep Play An Opera Singer Who Can't Sing In The Funny First Teaser For Florence Foster Jenkins!

Sing your way to another Oscar, girl!

Meryl Streep has played some iconic roles throughout her legendary film career — and occasionally gets to show off her voice in films like Into The Woods and Mamma Mia!

But the 66-year-old will be singing a different tune in the upcoming biopic Florence Foster Jenkins… because she'll be playing an opera diva who was famous for her horrible singing ability!

Related: Meryl Reacts To #OscarsSoWhite By Saying 'We're All Africans'

The real life singer was known for having an army of fans, despite the fact that she was ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone.

Plus, Hugh Grant will playing Florence's partner and manager St. Clair Bayfield — who tried to protect Florence from the truth that even though the voice she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was hilariously awful!

Ch-ch-check out the funny teaser for Florence Foster Jenkins (above)!!!

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