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.”
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
Filed under Whitney Houston
Tonya Harding’s crazy story is one of my favorites, so the fact that the biopic I, Tonya, is being made makes me both excited and apprehensive.
To refresh your memory: Tonya became the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions, and was huge competition for Nancy Kerrigan, whom Tonya’s trashy husband hired someone to injure. Flash forward to now: Steven Rogers wrote a script about her life, and this VERY IT celeb was just attached to play the title character.
Who is she? Find out, after the jump!
Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 9:09am
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It’s official: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have hopped the pond.
We reported in January that the couple had planned to transplant their brood– including kids Maddox, 14, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 9, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 7- to London,and now the wheels are a-turning.
The famous family settled into a modest little eight-bedroom, $21,000-a-month rental at the end of February, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly:
They’ll stay at the “beautiful, White House–style home,” for at least six months, says the insider, while Pitt, 52, films 2017’s World War Z 2 and the Goodwill Ambassador, 40, focuses on political projects.
Nestled on the River Thames in the London suburb Surrey, the mansion, which boasts an indoor pool and gym, is just 40 minutes from pal George Clooney’s pad.
The clan has been exploring its new stomping grounds too. On March 5, Pitt took the twins to a pottery studio. A week earlier, Jolie Pitt and the younger kids visited Hamleys toy store. Adds the source, “She bought them presents for their new playroom!”
Aren’t they a little old for a playroom? Or Is that a quaint London term for “room kids use their smartphones in?” Either way, tally ho and pip pip, you guys are going to have a LOT of sticky pudding and call if you need a nanny (not THAT kind of nanny, unless you want me to be…).
Posted Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 9:09am
Filed under Angelina Jolie
, Brad Pitt
Bradley Cooper is learning what directing is all about…money and surprises!
The actor’s directing debut, a remake of “A Star Is Born,” has fallen through after his rumored co-star wanted too much money for the role.
The “American Sniper” star was going to direct and star in the remake of the 1950s Judy Garland musical alongside a VERY famous woman, but it just didn’t pan out. So who’s the star who’s causing such a fuss?
Find out, after the jump!
Posted Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 12:12pm
Filed under Beyonce
, Bradley Cooper