Lifetime is making a movie on the life of late pop singer, Whitney Houston and her rocky relationship with her husband, Bobby Brown. The TV movie will be the directorial debut for actress Angela Bassett, and is due out in 2015.
“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments, and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” said Bassett. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”
Houston passed away in February 2012 at the age of 48 from an accidental drowning related to drug addiction. She was a six-time Grammy winner and was also an noted actress in movies such as ‘The Bodyguard,‘ and ‘Waiting to Exhale.’
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Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Whitney Houston and Tyler Perry were apparently really close during her lifetime, but that may not have actually been the case, because apparently Whitney advised Rihanna to never do one of his movies, and RiRi’s been dodging him ever since.
Here’s the deal: apparently Tyler’s been asking Rihanna to start in his next movie for over a year and she keeps turning him down since Whitney advised her that only “fading black stars” took on those roles. Ouch!
“Whitney put her off Tyler by warning her bluntly that ‘Tyler’s films are for fading black stars, not rising ones,’” the source said.
“Rihanna so respected Whitney because in addition to being one of the biggest pop stars ever, she starred in hit movies such as The Bodyguard.”
And Rihanna, also a multi-talented star, feels it will be better for her career to do something similar to the 2012 science fiction war film Battleship, for which she received glowing reviews, the source said.
“She’s ruling out doing a Tyler Perry-style romantic comedy because she thinks she works better in action roles, playing the tough girl.”
It’s sorta hilarious that Rihanna would rather do a movie based on a board game than one that’s guaranteed to be a box office hit, even if it’s not all that rewarding. How well did Battleship even do – $65 million internationally? Oh wait, Tyler Perry’s last three did even less than that, so maybe I’m wrong. Do you, Rihanna!
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Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Bobbi Kristina, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, recently went on vacation with her new husband, Nick Gordon. As most celebrities (and pseudo-celebrities) are wont to do, the couple posted photos of BK in her bikini while enjoying some time in the sun on Twitter, and apparently some fellow users of the social media site went crazy.
Many claimed that Bobbi Kristina had gotten too thin and expressed concern over her slimmer frame, but both BK and Nick were having none of it and quickly retaliated. Nick’s tweet isn’t even worth quoting as it’s laced with so much profanity, but Bobbi herself insisted that she simply has a “fast metabolism”.
I am my mothers child ! Have you ever heard of a #fastmetabolism? Damn, lol it’s incredible how the world will judge you 4ANY&EVERYthing
Well, fair enough. It’s not really anyone’s place to dictate why a person looks any particular way, but here’s hoping she’s okay.
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Posted Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Bobby Brown and longtime beau Alicia Etheredge got hitched!
Less than 24 hours after his performing a New Edition concert in Honolulu, the two- along with friends, family and his older children- Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22 and Bobby Jr., 19. Of course, Brown and Etheredge’s only child together, Cassius, 3, was also in attendance.
Bobby Jr. posted a photo of the wedding party on Instagram, which showed Brown’s white Adidas and red suit, which matched Cassius’ ring-bearer outfit.
Brown attributes his “new lease on life” to Etheredge (who serves as Brown’s manager), following his tumultuous relationship and 2007 divorce from Whitney Houston. Etheredge and Brown got engaged in 2010 after a New Edition concert and plan on touring with New Edition before honeymooning together.
One person NOT at the wedding? Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, the groom’s daughter with Whitney Houston. According to People, the two are not on good terms.
Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Ray J, get some REST!
After a heated confrontation with Whitney Houston‘s family (and Pat Houston, specifically), Ray J sure didn’t go low profile during the Billboard Music Awards. In fact, he’s been doing too much.
The morning after the famous awards ceremony, Ray J was rushed to the hospital. After a 32 hour trip to China and then immediately flying to Vegas for the awards show, Ray J was acting pretty “out of it” and couldn’t get out of bed, to he was taken to the nearest hospital.
According to TMZ, Ray J was extremely disoriented and was immediately taken by ambulance to be treated for exhaustion and dehydration. He’s still in the hospital, no word when he’ll be released.
Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 12:12pm
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