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Rihanna in talks to play Whitney Houston in biopic

Rihanna is reportedly on among a few names on the shortlist of talent who is being considered to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the late singer’s life.

Whitney’s record label boss, and close friend Clive Davis, is apparently helming the project, and is trying to get a script finalized as soon as possible.

According to Daily Mail, Rihanna is at the top of the list, alongside ‘Dreamgirls’ actress Jennifer Hudson.

Other people on the list are Vivica Fox and Jordin Sparks.

Although movie executives are hoping Riri will sign up for the film, the Talk That Talk singer already turned down the chance to remake Houston’s The Bodyguard last year.

She told OK! magazine: ‘I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else. I want to play a character. My whole life is playing Rihanna; being a singer won’t be a stretch for me.’
The superstar’s life story had been discussed before her death and the I Will Always Love You singer was excited about the project.

A source told the People newspaper: ‘Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead.

‘It’s hoped the biopic will be as successful as Tina Turner movie What’s Love Got To Do With It, which landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne who played Tina and Ike Turner.’

Whitney, who was found dead in a bath in the Beverly Hilton, is said to have claimed that she was beaten up by the devil during drug binges.

Her former sister-in-law, Tina Brown, told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘She was always convinced that demons were out to get her when she was high.’

Tina, who is the sister of Bobby Brown, added: ‘On one occasion she told me she was staring at the face of the devil himself… but it was her reflection.’

She claimed that Whitney’s legs were black and blue from self harming when high but she believed that Satan was responsible for the wounds.

Tina, who has served time in jail for drug possession, also claimed that Houston would call drug dealers to her home to prolong parties.

She told the newspaper: ‘She’d cut open a cigar, take the tobacco out, put in marijuana and the whole piece of crack and puff away.’

I wonder if Rihanna can even act. Seems like a very big project to guess if she can pull it off.

Who do you think would make a better Whitney Houston? Rihanna or Jennifer Hudson?

Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 7:07am
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Ray-J finally breaks his silence following Whitney Houston’s death.

Man, this is so sad!

Read what Ray-J had to say

Posted Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 1:13pm
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Whitney Houston’s Family Sold Funeral Footage

Whitney Houston’s family has revealed that they are profiting from footage of her funeral.  The proceeds will benefit the estate of the late singer.  According to TMZ:

Whitney Houston’s “home going” ceremony has turned into a money maker for her Estate — which very quietly struck a deal to sell the video of the funeral.

Here’s how it went down … Associated Press provided a live pool feed of the funeral to media outlets around the world (including TMZ) on Saturday — but everyone had to pull the footage 24 hours later. Why?

A rep for the family confirms the family has now “agreed to license footage to several media outlets.” The rep says the family is charging “customary fees” to … “help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina.”

Tacky? Or financially smart decision?

I have to admit that I didn’t watch a single bit of the funeral because it felt SO strange to me to watch someone’s funeral via livestream. Did you watch?



Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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Whitney Houston laid to rest on Sunday – all the details

Whitney Houston was laid to rest Sunday at a private ceremony in New Jersey, her home state. The ceremony took place at a church in Newark where she sang as a little girl. While the family opted for a private funeral, they did allow media cameras to film it – meaning it was broadcast on channels like CNN.

Whintey’s family, friends and costars attended the funeral to celebrate her career, and mourn the loss of such an amazing talent. She was remembered by people like Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Clive Davis and Kevin Costner.

After the ceremony, her body was taken to a nearby cemetery, where she would be laid to rest next to her father, who died in 2003. Fans gathered near the funeral home, and slowly ran alongsie the hearse as it journeyed to Houston’s gravesite.

Here is more of what happened on Sunday:

Bobbi Kristina sat by her grandmother’s side during the 3.5 hour funeral. Shortly after the funeral was over, the 18-year-old went missing. Several sources speculate that she’s on drugs again. “There was some confusion about Bobbi Kristina’s whereabouts last night for a short time, but she’s OK,” a Houston family spokesperson told The Daily Beast on Sunday, adding that drugs were not part of the equation. “She needed some time alone.”

“My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better,” he told ABC News in a new statement late Tuesday. “We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother’s death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected.” (US Weekly)

There were 1,500 invitations sent out, but Bobbi Brown only got one – for himself. “According to New Jersey paper The Star Ledger, the R&B singer, 43, arrived outside of the New Hope Baptist Church Saturday afternoon with an entourage of nine people in tow, demanding that they all get seats in the front row. The paper adds that Brown himself was allowed in, but he opted to leave with the rest of the people not admitted. “He was allowed to go in, pay his respects and then he had to leave,” a witness tells Us Weekly. “He was red-eyed going up to the casket and then left. He was there for 15 minutes.” A source has told Us that there is still underlying tension between Houston’s relatives and Brown, who married Houston in 1992. Their divorce was finalized in 2007. “There are family members who felt Bobby drove Whitney into drugs,” one source explained. “But now Bobby is clean and Whitney has unfortunately passed. So there’s resentment.” (US Weekly)

After leaving the funeral, Bobbi released a statement: “My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston,” he said, referring to his three kids from previous relationships Landon, 26, La’princia, 11, Robert Jr., 10, plus Cassius, his two-year-old with wife Alicia Etheridge. “We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”

Kevin Costner spoke at the funeral. In part, he said: “To you, Bobbi Kristina, and to all those young girls who are dreaming that dream, thinking that maybe they aren’t good enough, I think Whitney would tell you, guard your bodies. And guard the precious miracle of your own life. Then sing your hearts out.” In closing, he got choked up and said, “Off you go Whitney, off you go. Escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly Father. When you sing before him, don’t you worry. You’ll be good enough.”

Whitney’s casket was carried out to “I Will Always Love You”.

R.I.P. Whitney!

Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 7:07am
Filed under Bobbi Brown, Bobbi Kristina, RIP, Whitney Houston | 2 Comments

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