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Whitney Houston Movie To Be Directed By Angela Bassett On Lifetime

Whitney Houston

My goodness. Whitney Houston left us only two years ago and we’re already talking about some sort of a biopic? Seems a bit early to me, but as usual, I wasn’t consulted.

Whitney and Angela in Waiting to Exhale
Whitney and Angela in Waiting to Exhale

Angela Bassett, who starred in Waiting to Exhale with Whitney back in 1995, plans on directing a movie about the diva, who died tragically at the age of 48.


 “Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.  Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.”

Added Bassett: “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all.  I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

So the film will focus primarily on the Bobbaaaay & Whitney Years? Yikes. I’m sure in 10-20 years’ time, we’ll

Whitney Supporting Bobby in one of his many court appearances.
Whitney Supporting Bobby in one of his many court appearances.

see a proper biopic that gives us the full story…from Whitney’s early years to the sad night before the Grammy Awards in 2012. For now, we’ll have to settle with a sugar-coated Lifetime movie.

Do you think it’s too early for a Whitney biopic? And on Lifetime?

‘The Houstons – On Our Own’ Reality Show; So. Much. Dysfunction.

The Houstons – On Our Own on Lifetime


I am telling y’all right now…I will not watch this speeding trainwreck of  a show with all of Whitney Houston’s family members and hangers-on go at each other over what (relatively) precious little money left in her estate.  It’s sickening to watch, and I don’t need another stomach ache. “HELL to the NO“…RIP Whitney.  Feel free to watch this cringe-worthy trailer for The Houstons – On Our Own.


Let’s recap what we’re dealing with here:

Bobbi Kristina and her fiance-brother, Nick


Bobby Brown and Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina will announce her engagement to Nick Gordon, who was raised by Whitney as her own son–and Bobbi Kristina’s own brother.  Still with me?

Whitney’s mama Cissy doesn’t want Bobbi Kristina to receive her trust inheritance of $20 million because she thinks all that money will eventually kill her granddaughter through drugs and other bad decisions.

I’ll give you an example of one bad decision:  The concept and follow-through of a reality series involving a woman who hasn’t even been dead one year, and the family that goes out of their way to exploit her and her legacy. 

Shame on alla y’all.

BET Awards 2012, D’Angelo Returns – Whitney Houston Tribute By Mariah Carey

Mariah Honors Whitney


The BET Awards went on for almost 4 hours, and at least an hour and a half of it was actually pretty good. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the show kicked off with a performance from G.O.O.D Music featuring Kanye West, who brought girlfriend Kim Kardashian as his date. I think this was the most black people she’s ever been around in her life. Sam did a pretty good job as host, it’s not like he had to do much, and I did enjoy those Real Househusband skits throughout the show.



All of the ladies were waiting for D’Angelo to hit the stage and he did not disappoint. He started out his performance with “Untitled” and “Voodoo”  not shirtless unfortunately, then went into a new song called “James River.” D’Angelo still has it, and I’m glad he’s back and ready to show the world

Other highlights included Melanie Fiona‘s stellar performance of “Love On The Wrong Side” and the tribute to Frankie Beverly and Maze, but the show capped off with a touching and tearful tribute to the late Whitney Houston. There have been numerous tributes to Houston since she passed back in February but this was definitely the best. Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance to speak about her beloved friend saying,”I miss my friend. I miss hearing her voice and laughter.”

Then Monica and Brandy both brought the house down with “I Love The Lord,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” But it was Houston’s ‘Waiting To Exhale‘ co-stars Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon and Loretta Devine and her mother Cissy Houston‘s emotional performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” that got even the hardest rappers in the game a little teary eyed.


Beyonce - GORGEOUS


Beyonce, who took home top honors for Best Female R&B and Video Director Of The Year with Alan Ferguson. She didn’t walk the red carpet but look great in this neon dress and was shown all throughout the show bobbing along to songs like Nicki‘s “Beez In The Trap.”  Maybe she was just enjoying her time off from diaper duty.