Angele Bassett to Direct Whitney Biopic

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“American Horror Story: Coven” actress Angela Bassett is set to direct Lifetime’s upcoming filmography on the life of late pop singer Whitney Houston.

With a simple working title of “Whitney Houston,” the film is set for a 2015 debut and will reportedly tackle the years Houston was married to fellow R&B singer Bobby Brown.

In a released stament, Bassets said she has “great regard for both singers” and is “beyond excited to go behind the camera and into their world.”
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Whitney Houston Back in Rehab

Just days after Angela Bassett announced the entire cast of “Waiting to Exhale” would be returning for the sequel, we get news that its biggest star, Whitney Houston, has once again entered rehab.

According to Whitney’s spokesperson, Kristen Foster, the 47 year old singer voluntarily entered herself into an out-patient program for drug and alcohol treatment.

As many of you well know, Whitney has battled an addiction to various drugs for nearly 20 years (yes it has been that long) and as little as two years ago via the Oprah Winfrey Show, declared herself clean and sober.

Foster says it is unclear how long Whitney would be in rehab and had no further comment on the singer’s upcoming music or film projects.

Whitney’s musical comeback back in 2009 included a #1 album “I Look to You,” as well as a commercially successful- yet critically panned- world tour.

Get well soon Whit.

Fox Pulls the Plug on ‘Scream Queens’

FOX OFFICIALLY CANCELS SCREAM QUEENS STARRING KEKE PALMER

Fox Officially Cancels Scream Queens

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Fox has cancelled Scream Queens. The Ryan Murphy-produced series struggled in the ratings throughout its two-season run, securing a 1.0 demo during its freshman year, and an even lower 0.6 during its sophomore.
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Janet Jackson to Produce Lifetime Movie

JANET JACKSON TO PRODUCE LIFETIME MOVIE

Janet to Executive Produce Film on Harlem Gangster, Stephanie St. Claire

Singer Janet Jackson isn’t about to let 2016 pass by without leaving her mark in some way or another. She may not be set to release new music or return to touring, but according to Lifetime, she will be hooking up with the network to executive produce an upcoming film on the life of Stephanie St. Claire.
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Naomi Campbell Lands New TV Gig

NAOMI CAMPBELL AMERICAN HORROR STORYSupermodel Naomi Campbell will be checking into American Horror Story: Hotel when it returns this fall for its fifth season.

Naomi has reportedly been booked for a multi-episode arc that will have her co-starring alongside pop singer Lady Gaga and AHS veteran Angela Bassett.

According to TVLine, Naomi will play a caustic fashion editor whose sometimes harsh critiques make her less than popular with her co-workers.
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Intense New ‘Whitney’ Clip Surfaces Online

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Lifetime has released several clips from their upcoming Whitney Houston biopic “Whitney.” However, none of them have given us as much meat to sink our teeth into as the clip below, which is being listed online as a “leak.”

Fans finally get to see Yaya DaCosta bring Whitney to life in an intense clip that features Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown, Whitney’s husband and the man who for years has shouldered the blame for the singer’s drug use and eventual death.

We all wondered if Lifetime and Angela Bassett could do the singer’s life justice, and well, you’ll just have to check out the clip below to decide for yourself.
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Deborah Cox to Voice Songs for Whitney Biopic

DEBORAH COX TO SING WHITNEY HOUSTON SONGS IN BIOPIC

Whitey Houston’s upcoming Lifetime biopic directed by actress Angela Bassett will feature the singer’s music, but not her voice.

According to online reports, 90’s R&B singer Deborah Cox will be providing the vocals because music rights and clearances for some of Houston’s biggest hits have still not been worked out yet.

According to a rep for Lifetime, negotiations to feature music performed by the icon are still ongoing, but are expected to be secured by the time filming wraps up.
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Yaya Da Costa as Whitney Houston

YAYA DACOSTA AS WHITNEY HOUSTON

It’s finally here you guys: Your first look at Yaya DaCosta as 80s pop icon Whitney Houston.

As previously reported, the former “America’s Next Top Model” beauty landed the role of a lifetime when she auditioned for Angela Bassett and reportedly blew the Academy Award nominated actress away.
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Yaya DaCosta Cast to Play Whitney Houston

YAYA DACOSTA TO PLAY WHITNEY HOUSTON IN NEW FILM

Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant, Yaya DaCosta, has just landed the acting gig of a lifetime.

According to published reports, DaCosta will take on the role of Whitney Houston in the upcoming Angela Bassett directed film about the singer’s life and untimely death in 2012 at the tender age of only 48.

DaCosta may have come to the public’s attention as an aspiring model, but it has been her many acting roles in films like “TRON: Legacy,” “The Butler,” and “The Kids are All Right,” that have helped keep the beautiful brown skin beauty’s name on Hollywood’s radar.
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