Screen Junkies » Whitney Houston http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Yup, A Whitney Houston Biopic Is In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/yup-a-whitney-houston-biopic-is-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/yup-a-whitney-houston-biopic-is-in-the-works/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:00:31 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246386 Sadly, this announcement took longer than I expected.

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Remarkably, Whitney Houston was spitballing a movie with music exec Clive Davis well before her death, so this may not be a standard knee-jerk case of capitalizing on a tidal wave of media coverage (see also: “Assange, Julian” and “Jobs, Steve”).

While the frontrunners to play Houston are simply conjecture at this point, it gives us something to make fun of, so let’s evaluate them.

Names being kicked around include Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, American Idol contestant Jordin Sparks, and, naturally, Willow Smith playing “young Whitney.”

Before Whitney gets the biopic treatment, she will be making one more appearance onscreen opposite Jordin Sparks in Sparkle, which sounds like a cut-rate Glitter, if such a thing were capable of existing. That should be sufficiently creepy.

Whatever. I’m just foaming at the mouth to see Rihanna and Willow Smith play the same character. That should be AMAZING. I wish they had both played Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming film.

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Whitney Houston Is Dead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/whitney-houston-is-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/whitney-houston-is-dead/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2012 02:02:16 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245141 She was 48-years old.

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Whitney Houston is dead. The world-famous singer and actress passed away at the Beverly Hilton hotel at the age of 48, representative Kristen Foster confirmed Saturday evening. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but given her well-documented battles with drug addiction, I doubt it was ninjas.

While best known for her singing career, Houston was also famous for her acting work in films such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale. According to CNN, she was set to appear in an upcoming remake of Sparkle, which would have been her first movie role since 1996.

R.I.P.

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