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The Buzz on Blu: ‘Step Up Revolution,’ ‘Sparkle’ and ‘Men in Black 3′ (VIDEO)

Todd Gilchrist | November 27, 2012 - 10:00 pm

If like us you’re still suffering from a tryptophan hangover after consuming a quantity of turkey equal to the weight of a small child, then this might be the perfect week to pick out a few new Blu-rays.

Not unlike last week, the studios have offered a limited selection of titles, but there… More »

‘Sparkle’ Reviews Are In: What Critics Are Saying About Whitney Houston’s Final Performance

Gabrielle Chung | August 18, 2012 - 3:50 pm

When Whitney Houston passed away this February, fans looked to her final feature film, Sparkle, to carry her music and movie legacy.

Released after her death, the film centers around three songstress sisters who shoot to Motown superstardom during the 1960s.

Houston plays Emma, the girls’ over-bearing and conservative mother who… More »

Jordin Sparks Wows at ‘Sparkle’ Premiere: Love the Look (POLL & PHOTOS)

Rachel Levy | August 17, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Jordin Sparks truly dazzled at the premiere of her new film Sparkle Thursday night at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

The 22-year-old singer-actress donned a strapless white gown covered in gems, paired with silver peep-toe pumps, as she graced the red carpet to promote her new film — now playing in theaters.

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Whitney Houston In ‘Sparkle’: Co-Stars Remember the Late Legend

Gabrielle Chung | August 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Whitney Houston’s legacy is living on with her final film, Sparkle.

And as the movie opens in theaters this Friday, the late legend’s co-stars are reminiscing about their time with her. In an interview with  Celebuzz, Jordin Sparks spoke about her final encounter with Houston.

“She put my head in her hands and looked… More »

‘Sparkle’ Costume Designer On Dressing Legend Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks’ Wardrobe Malfunctions

| August 7, 2012 - 2:54 pm

After two Academy Award nominations and 25 years of styling, Ruth Carter took on her biggest task to date: working with Whitney Houston on Sparkle, which would be the singer’s last on-screen performance.

In a recent interview with Celebuzz, the costume designer opened up about dressing Houston for the film, her inspiration for… More »

‘Sparkle’ Actors Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Derek Luke Remember Whitney Houston

Celebuzz | August 7, 2012 - 7:30 am

It somehow seems fitting that Sparkle — a movie about the lives of a musical family in 1960’s Motown — would be Whitney Houston’s final starring role.

It’s been 6 months since her passing, but for her costars, Houston’s legacy lives on.

“Whitney seems like she’s one of the people to be… More »

‘Sparkle’ Star Jordin Sparks Remembers Whitney Houston: ‘She Was So Nurturing’

Celebuzz | August 6, 2012 - 8:30 am

Jordin Sparks will make her big-screen debut August 17 in Sparkle, starring alongside the late Whitney Houston.

For Sparks, 22, working with her idol was a dream come true, but learning of her death was an absolute nightmare.

She first heard the bad news while preparing for Clive Davis’ Grammy party, which Houston… More »

‘Sparkle’ Sneak Peek: ‘The Voice’ Coach Cee-Lo Green Performs ‘I’m a Man’ (VIDEO)

Gabrielle Chung | August 4, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Talk about Lady Killer skills.

The Voice coach Cee-Lo Green has lent his vocals — and acting chops — for a movie preview of Whitney Houston’s final film, Sparkle.

In the freshly release sneak peek, a very different-looking Green performs his funky tune “I’m a Man,” which is also featured… More »

‘Whitney Houston Called Us Her Babies’: ‘Sparkle’ Actress Recalls Late Diva’s On-Set Demeanor

| July 10, 2012 - 8:00 am

Whitney Houston’s Sparkle costars paid tribute to her in the “Celebrate” video earlier this month, and now actress Tika Sumpter — who plays her daughter in the upcoming movie — shares her memories of working with the late singer.

“One day, I was in my own moment, sitting on set, and  [Whitney] came… More »

Big Summer Movie Guide: Whitney Houston Shines In Upcoming Musical ‘Sparkle’ (VIDEO)

Wes Ferguson | June 5, 2012 - 10:30 am

Want to know what to watch at the theater? Celebuzz is breaking down the blockbusters in our Big Summer Movie Guide.

In this episode, we take a look at Whitney Houston in Sparkle. After her death in February, fans worried the movie may never be finished — but Whitney’s scenes had all been filmed at… More »

Whitney Houston Talks ‘Sparkle’ in One of Her Final Interviews (VIDEO)

Gabrielle Chung | February 12, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Before her untimely death this Saturday, Whitney Houston was hard at work on her new film, Sparkle. Houston was attached to the project since 2001 and made the mutual decision with producers to halt production when their choice lead actress, R&B star Aaliyah, had passed away. Whitney returned to the project soon after American Idol winner… More »