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Whitney Houston Is Returning To The Big Screen!

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WOW! We didn't see this one coming!

Although Whitney Houston hasn't acted since 1997's TV movie Cinderella, she's apparently in negotiations to star in - and executive produce - a remake of the 1976 drama Sparkle, alongside Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps!

The original film was a fictional story inspired by the Supremes, and follows three sisters who start a girl group, only to have their personal lives deteriorate as they become famous.

Sparks is expected to play the title character, while Whitney is being tapped to play her unsupportive mother! Meanwhile, Epps is to play Satin, a stand-up comic who gets one of the girls addicted to drugs!

Sounds like some pretty heavy stuff!

But we have a feeling that if Whitney can harness some of her own personal struggles over the past few years, she could seriously give one hell of a performance in this! This could be EXACTLY what she needs!

We're so excited to see how this develops!

What do U think?? Would U want to see Whitney on the big screen again?

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14 comments to “Whitney Houston Is Returning To The Big Screen!”



  1. 1

    Alot of people sleep on whitney. Just because she chooses to stay in the background doesn't mean she's not doing anything. She's owned the rights for this for years now and was supposed to star Aaliyah with whitney producing now she is co-starring and executive producing. she's been working on this movie for about 2 years now.

    Here's another one for you Prezzo, next year she will be starring in the sequel to Waiting to Exhale and yes, if she can take her personal experiences and channel that, she should be good. Jordan is so cute, i'm happy for her.



  2. 2

    Crack is whack. Whitney was awful in waiting to exhale but some life experience may translate into better acting in the future. She's beautiful and has a lovely smile. In the preacher's wife - still not a great performance - she had real chemistry with Denzel. I found her most believable in the Bodyguard. But she was playing an ice-queen. Easy for her in those days.



  3. 3

    YESSSSSSS!!! Whitney finally back on the big screen. The REAL comeback is about to happen — in Hollywood! :) Slay, Whitney.



  4. 4

    This will surely follow in the footsteps of Burlesque, Show Girls and Glitter.

    Instant Camp Classic.

    D.O.A.

    This will only appeal to gay men, black women and the lunatics on CW. Hum, bet "THA_SHIZNIT" is one active poster there.



  5. 5

    Re: mariscos

    Crackney was a "Worst Actress Nominee" at the "Razzie Awards" for her performance in The Bodyguard.



  6. 6

    Re: Divafan – Whitney does not own the rights to this dumb ass. Her production company closed shop due to her drug use and rights were sold/given to her partner at the time Debra Martin Chase who has her own product. co. Chase Productions. Whitney's Brownhouse productions closed shop about 6yrs ago. Get the facts straight fucking twat. Must be a gayboy at classic whitney site.



  7. 7

    Re: Belen Jesuit – LOL, very true. That Tha_Shiznit gayboy is pretty active on that gay Whitney fan site classic whitney. He goes under "special-kev". I'm sure he/she's giving tons of "specials" to all the guy members there. LOL's!!!



  8. 8

    And don't forget, Perez, that Whitney will also be doing the "Waiting To Exhale" sequel, "Getting To Happy". So we'll see Whitney in two new movies on the big screen. Get even more excited! :)



  9. 9

    Re: Belen Jesuit – doesn't surprise me. didn't say it was good - just her best effort.



  10. 10

    Didn't know I had a following! LOL, wow. People actually checking for me and paying close attention to what I do on other forums. And bring it up here on PerezHilton.com? I feel like a local celebrity now, lol! Oh and hey Tsan from CW. Lmfao! We from CW know it's you, boo. "Fucking twat?" You give yourself away oh so easily. Only you would use those words, and only you would be so detailed to go into Debra Martin Chase and her partnership with Whitney and their production companies. Who else who wasn't a fan or in your case, just a PRESSED LUNATIC, would bring up that or even KNOW about it, at that? Lmao. You're so pressed, obsessed and sad, dude. A clear nutcase. Going from site to site, board to board, posting about all things Whitney and re-joining Whitney's fansites under different usernames when you've been banned over and over time and time again. You need help.



  11. 11

    Re: THA_SHIZNIT – I agree. That's a mean, nasty nutcase.



  12. 12

    I've seen the original Sparkle on cable TV. Very good movie. The songs are great. That cast went on to other things. Like MV, Fame, and other movies. I hope Whitney can pull this off. She knows her music and it's all in the cast. I did see Cinderella and Brandy and the entire cast were good. Remember Victor Gerber? Yeah he sings wonderful.
    So good luck Whitney make it happen.
    Peace out!



  13. 13

    I hope they keep the song giving him something he can feel in.



  14. 14

    I think Rihanna and whitney resemble eachother. their mouths or something……….