Star Scoop: Zendaya is One in a Million, Jason Momoa Suits Up, Powerpuff Girls Rebooted

By  June 17, 2014

140617_Zendaya as Aaliyah

Lifetime is on a biopic roll. First, the network cast Yaya DaCosta as the late Whitney Houston for the Angela Bassett-helmed project, and now, it announced that 17-year-old Disney alum Zendaya will play the anticipated role of Aaliyah in an eponymous film. Zendaya will record four Aaliyah songs for the movie, slated to premiere this fall. [Variety]

Jason Momoa is joining the Justice League. Best known for his 2011 season on Game of Thrones, the dashing star will reportedly play Aquaman to Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice epic. [Us Magazine]

We weren’t too enthused about the Teletubbies’ impending return yesterday, but this kids-friendly comeback has us smiling. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are back! Cartoon Network will be reviving The Powerpuff Girls for the 2016 season, following the show’s 10-year anniversary. Go, girls! [Rolling Stone]

Anna Kendrick is putting her Pitch Perfect pipes to good use. The Oscar nominee is lending her voice to the role of Princess Poppy in DreamWorks Animation’s, Trolls. The musical comedy, based on the Trolls dolls franchise and their colorful locks, will be released November 2016. [The Wrap]

Who said the British Invasion was over?! NBC is reportedly developing a new drama series based on the life and times of The Beatles. Michael Hirst, known for his work on The Tudors and Vikings, will write and executive produce the eight-episode series, chronicling the group’s formation in 1960 and its demise 10 years later. [Huffington Post]

Good news for Tracy Morgan fans. The actor has been upgraded to “fair condition” following a fatal crash on June 7 that left his friend, James McNair, dead, and others critically injured. Morgan’s rep told reporters that he’s had “great improvement,” and that “his personality is certainly starting to come back as well.” [Us Magazine]