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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Your First Look at Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Bipoic

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Here is your first look at Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, set to air January 17th.

Simply titled “Whitney,” the film will deal with the singer’s tumultuous marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown from 1992 to 2007.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.
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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 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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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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Miss Kelly Tributes Whitney Again

Backed up by the great Stevie Wonder on piano, singer Kelly Rowland performed a stirring rendition of Whitney Houston‘s 1987 hit “The Greatest Love of All.”

Kelly was just one of several celebrities who came out to help Muhammad Ali celebrate his 70th birthday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Check out Kelly’s performance, as well as pics of her various costume changes, below.

Janet Jackson on Whitney’s Passing

Singer Janet Jackson will be speaking on the passing of Whitney Houston, via Anderson Cooper’s talk show Monday, February 20th.

I can honestly tell you I was so happy to see this in my inbox this morning. I was hoping Janet would publicly speak up and she has.

Being a fan of both singers, I know they counted each other as friends back in the day. I vividly remember an interview in which Janet said Whitney was one of her biggest supporters, always sitting in the front row screaming for her the loudest.

Likewise, Whitney often spoke of her love for the entire Jackson family.

Long before Whitney became WHITNEY, she worked on several amazing songs with Jermaine Jackson, who at the urging of Clive Davis invited her to sing lead on several of his singles, including “Take Good Care of My Heart,” “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” and “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do.”

Expect many more celebrities to share their love of Whitney as well.

If you didn’t see BET’s 3 hour tribute to Whitney last night you missed a doozy. Everyone from Jill Scott to Pastor Shirley Ceaser gave testimony of Whitney’s greatness.

It was truly a tear jerker.