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Rihanna In Talks To Star As Whitney Houston In Proposed Biopic!

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We knew Rihanna was starting to cross over into acting, but this is one MASSIVE role to take on!

The singer is reportedly the favorite on a short list of actresses, including Jennifer Hudson, Vivica A. Fox and Jordin Sparks, in talks to take the role of the recently-departed Whitney Houston in a biopic chronicling her life, directed by Clive Davis!

Well, she may not have a lot of experience in the film world, but if she's the number one choice for producers, there must be good reason!

And if she can pull it off, think about what a BREAK-OUT part this could be for her!

We'll be interested to see how this project develops!

What do U think? Who should play Whitney Houston in her biopic?

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33 comments to “Rihanna In Talks To Star As Whitney Houston In Proposed Biopic!”

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    Rihanna; "I'm an actress now, I'm an actress now everybody. See? See? Look at me".

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    Ya. That would be more in line with an SNL skit. The accent alone would be hilarious.

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    well from that photo they do have similar features but i really don't think it would be a good fit… what about halle berry? she might be good!

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    If she does play her, I hope she doesn't sing. She sounds nothing like Whitney.

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    Rihanna's accent would ruin the movie. lol. If this were true I would give the part to Vivica.

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    Vivica Fox - too old (sorry); Jennifer Hudson? She has the chops, both acting and singing… Rihanna -great performer, but she doesn't have enough of a voice or presence. Wondering if they should get a really great unknown person–someone who has that same star quality Whitney had, with the looks and that amazing soulful quality in the voice. (obv can never duplicate, but cannot think of anyone aside from JHud that comes close)

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    Unfortunately not many come close to accurately conveying the talent of Whitney Houston. Maybe Jennifer Hudson. Rihanna cannot sing her way out of a paper bag so that would be a horrible choice!

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    That's an insult to Whitney and her family. Absolutely not. Just because they both seemingly shared a "love" for abusive men, does not mean that she's fit to play Whitney.

  13. ed69 says – reply to this


    rihanna cant sing even if her life depended on it…

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    Now that Taylor Swift is no longer part of the Les Miserables movie , perhaps she'd be the logical choice?

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    If they did a biopic on Whitney, I think it would be best to cast an unknown face. It doesn't really make sense to have a current celebrity playing her and it would be distracting for the audience. That is of course, if they could find someone that looks similar to Whitney and can also pull off that singing!

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    Is there another square inch where you could squeeze some more ads?? Maybe more pop-ups–those are just WAY fun. Chasing it to find that darn close button–highlight of my day. And of course, I love how long each page takes to load–it's like it just wants to do a *really* good job, before you get started. And clicking on nearly every story if you want to read, it, then clicking back so you can continue scanning headlines…that just makes the loading isues more special!!! My favorite is when the whole page is covered in some theme! You know, the content is good, obviously I keep coming back. But OMG the ads are out of control. It's all so busy-looking.

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    Can the pppplllleeeaaassseee find someone who can sing

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    Shouldn't they try for someone who can sing & act?

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    I hear Courtney Love is available….

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    I was thinking maybe Kelly rowland, Janelle monae, J hud or monica.

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    She would play the role perfectly except the sing scene! She's acting in the real life like a drug addict :D nothing would change only the fame and the name!

  23. Rossi says – reply to this


    Perfect — Bobby Brown can beat the shit out of her for a little change up. What a ho.

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    I think Rihanna looks like she has down syndrome. She does not deserve to play Whitney Houston. I think there are better candidates to play Whitney. How about Kelly Rowland? I think she looks like younger whitney. Monica? Erica Atkins-Campbell? Someone with more experience and more talent than Riri! (Retarded ass biotch!)

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    I think Meryl Streep is the only actor that could do justice to such a complex role, although Opra should be considered. Oh, what the heck! The role could just be the vehicle to re-establish Lindsay Lohan. She was soooo good in Freaky Friday!

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    Well, all I can say is that they both resemble each other since both used drugs and used to get abused by their lover !

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    maybe that jasmine sullivan?

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    Rihanna's accent is too strong to even be a contender. This is a rumor anyway.

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    no way! rihanna does not have the vocal range or talent that whitney did. thumbs way down!

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    Well here is a little problem she can't act…here is a even bigger problem she can't hold not even as close as a note as Whitney could.. Damn Hollywood? Wtf, she is not an actress, you only pick her because dumbass teens and young moronic adults are obsessed with her ass at the moment.. it is like you don't even give a fuck about your craft anymore??
    She can't hold a note like Whitney or sound any where near as talented and good as her voice was. Not to mention acting is for fucking ACTORS!
    Damn, Hollywood is a big glamorous turd now..shitty actors and actresses get spots and movie deals because of looks and dumb fans bases..
    not to mention such unoriginal, rehashed, recycled shit over and over..really hope this isn't true..

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    Re: jayd3nsm0mmy – LMAO, so true

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    Re: Bloody Jenny – I wish everyone would realize that

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    what about ciara? only because she has that lovely soft speaking voice like whitney as for the singing, noone can do it so they should dub it.