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There Is A Doc Being Made About Whitney Houston’s Life…and Death

(FILE) Whitney Houston Dies at 48 in Beverly Hills

Woah, this is gonna be CRAZY!

The first ever estate-authorized documentary on Whitney Houston is in the works, with Kevin Macdonald at the helm set to direct.

Sure, it could be a pandering, soft-focus look at the singer’s life, but it could also be awesome and I’m choosing to believe it’s going to be awesome, what with the “unprecedented” levels of access he has to Whitney’s closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer’s life at every point.

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

“The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years. She changed the way pop music was sung — bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”

Macdonald included more thoughts on what we should expect in the film:

“We have access to never-before-seen footage of Whitney that charts her whole life from her beginnings singing in her Church’s gospel choir to the day of her tragic death at the age of 48, and three decades of her music including exclusive demo recordings, rare performances and audio archive. Although we won’t shy away from the darker parts of Whitney’s life — her descent into addiction — I want audiences to walk out of the cinema and feel positive about Whitney and her music. I want to reveal a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew; and a woman those new to her life and music will never forget.”

(Via PerezHilton)

No date has been set yet for a release, but obvi, it’s going to be a huge deal. I just hope it’s done right!

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Leah Rimini On Leaving Scientology: “I Was Like, What Am I Doing?”

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It’s been two years since Leah Remini said PEACE to the Church of Scientology, but she’s still dealing with all the crap that comes with it.

In a new interview for Oprah Winfrey‘s Where Are They Now?, the King of Queens actress talks about needing to quit for her kid, and how much she got suuuucked into the cult…er, I mean, “religion.” Remini was into it for 30 years and it was ALL-consuming, according to the actress.

“I don’t think people know the amount of dedication it takes to be in this organization,” she shared. “I mean it was every day, three-and-a-half hours minimum, seven days a week usually. You know, I’m working most of my time, and then the other time was spent at the church, so minimal time is really spent with your family.”

The significance of that hit home when she was doing some Scientology coursework one day, and realizing her daughter was like, alone making memories in a swimming pool.

“I was at one of these hotels in Florida, and I saw my daughter swimming for the first time while I’m reading this thing,” she recalled. “And a tear came down my face. And I was like, ‘What am I doing?'”

Uh, being a Scientologist, Leah. Being a frigging Scientologist.

“It was a culmination of things,” she explained of why she left, “but that was a big one in my mind.”

Remini’s exit from Scientology caused quite a stir back in 2013, and she’s still adjusting.

“Our decision to leave the organization — it’s not just something you get over,” she revealed on Where Are They Now? “It’s people and a lifestyle you’ve known all your life. It formed who I am, good and bad. It formed the way I think, good and bad. And so there’s a lot of pain connected to it, there’s a lot of healing. When you are raised in something, and you are taught to think a certain way, a lot of times you grow up thinking, ‘That’s the way I think.’ I’m learning there’s a new world out here, and there shouldn’t be any kind of judgment toward somebody who has a belief system that is not yours.”

(Via Us Weekly)

Deprogramming takes a while, Leah! Call me a SP (see, I know the LINGO) but I think it’s for the best.

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Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:09am
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John Travolta’s Got A Book For Ya (Hint: It’s Dianetics). -And Other LINKS!!!

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John Travolta‘s rebuttal…read Dianetics. NICE.  Dlisted

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Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 11:11am
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Courtney Love Talks Sex With Kurt Cobain: “He’s A Hard Act To Follow.”

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20 years after his death, Courtney Love professes that she will always love Kurt Cobain

The rocker recently opened up about her romance with the music icon in an interview with Brett Morgen for V Magazine.   Morgen directed the new HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which Love and Frances Bean co-executive produced. The film was Love’s idea, but watching it wasn’t easy for her, at all. US reports:

“It f–ked me up. I remembered the sexual relationship, which, as you know, is the core of any good marriage,” she shared of her romance with the late Nirvana icon. “It almost rendered other intimacies meaningless. I remembered how much I love him, and it made me think about a few other people I don’t want to name, but a few other people I’ve been in love with. And should I have married them? The answer is actually no.”

(Notably, Cobain was Love’s second husband; she was previously, albeit briefly, wed to The Leaving Trains rocker James Moreland. She has also been linked to Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and actor Edward Norton, among others.)

“Nobody else was as funny,” the Empire guest star told Morgen. “Nobody else was as compatible and got my jokes. And you can see it in the film.”

Love also debunked the common misconception that she was the “bad guy” in her relationship with Cobain, saying he hated that rumor just as much as she did, because “it shamed him, it emasculated him, and it made him look weak” in the public eye.

“It kind of f–ked me up, and to be honest with you, I don’t have a boyfriend right now, so I’m single. [The film] made me really evaluate what, at the age of 50, I want out of a relationship,” she continued. “He’s a hard act to follow. I love him and I always will.”

It’s true- how CAN ANYONE date Courtney Love? First of all, she definitely still loves her ex, and secondly, she’s a bit insane. I guess it’s all a part of the rock and roll roller coaster…

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Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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