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Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon took Whitney Houston’s place at the premiere on Sparkle last night.
And it was as boyfriend and girlfriend that the pair walked the red carpet, following their coming out as a couple in the months since their mother’s death.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, showed her curves in a clinging bandage dress, teamed with feathered stilettos. Her flawless red carpet look was completed by her mother’s diamond ring on her hand.
Nick Gordon, 22, wore a sharp black suit, teamed with a diamond stud in his ear and a red handkerchief.
He escorted his “sister” down the red carpet.
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon took Whitney Houston’s place at the premiere on Sparkle last night
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon lived together as brother and sister for more than a decade before their mother’s death. Whitney Houston took Nick Gordon into her home at the age of 12 when his father went to prison and his mother was unable to take care of him.
Nick Gordon was Whitney’s unofficially adopted son, and she treated him like family up until her death at the age of 48 due to an accidental drowning complicated by heart disease and cocaine use.
Whitney Houston, a prestigious six-time Grammy award winning singer, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room on February 11, 2012.
Nick Gordon first fueled rumors about their relationship status in a tweet written in March, exclaiming: “Yea we got a little closer and what!!!”
The controversial couple have reportedly been sharing her $1.2 million Atlanta home together ever since.
“No matter what…This connection between us will #STAYSTRONG 4EVER! We will love & miss u 4ever lady:),” Bobbi Kristina Brown wrote this week, adding, “& still through those trials & tribulations the devil kept on trying to break them & soon realized…He couldn’t”.
By the age of 30 Bobbi Kristina Brown will have inherited everything that belonged to her iconic mother – mansions, jewellery, cars, and an extraordinary fortune.
She recently did a guest stint on Tyler Perry’s sitcom For Better Or Worse.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is currently filming her blooming love for Nick Gordon on her upcoming reality show, The Houston Family Chronicles, which is set to premiere on Lifetime next month.
Whitney Houston stars as Emma, the mother of Sparkle Anderson, played by Jordin Sparks, and her two sisters who are trying to make it as a motown girlband in the remake of the 1976 movie-musical.
The darker aspects of the story reminded Whitney Houston of her own troubled life, according to Carmen Ejog, who plays troubled Tammy “Sister” Anderson.
“Sister really takes like a crazy journey and Whitney was very aware of that story line being very parallel to her own, and I think it’s to her credit that she was excited to bring a message that was as dark as it was light, and was not scared of doing that,” Carmen Ejog told MTV News.
“If she was here right now she’d be talking about those parallels without any shame and with the sense of giving to us as an audience, as like the receiving of this movie and this story.
“When you get to that level you could just be guarded and just keep so many things to yourself and she just wasn’t that person.
“<<Learn from me, learn from this cautionary tale>>, is literally what she says in the movie, and that’s amazing.”
Also at last night’s premiere was Whitney Houston’s grieving mother Cissy and her boyfriend Ray J, who she was dating at the time of her death.
MTV has gotten their paws on R. Kelly’s new memoir Soulacoaster, The Diary of Me, and the most surprising detail is that the King of R&B needed a hanky after watching The Notebook movie.
The cheesy 2004 romance movie was the final spark to push R. Kelly to divorce wife and former back up dancer Andrea Kelly, inciting an intense period of introspection about the woman he married in 1996 and had three children with.
“As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move,” wrote R. Kelly.
The Notebook movie was the final spark to push R. Kelly to divorce wife and former back up dancer Andrea Kelly
“I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. <<The Notebook>> was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together. But I was also crying because I remembered a Valentine’s Day when a helicopter dropped a rainfall of roses. That had come and gone… My marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back.”
The couple divorced in January 2009, a mere six months after R. Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, was exonerated of all 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. Talk about a Pyrrhic victory.
R. Kelly’s music will next be heard in this summer’s Whitney Houston starrer Sparkle, which he composed several new tracks for.
Whitney Houston’s final record, a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, has been released.
The disco-inspired track, Celebrate, came out on Monday ahead of the late singer’s upcoming film, Sparkle.
Sparkle, which tells the story of three sisters who become Motown stars, is a re-make of the 1976 film of the same name.
Whitney Houston plays Jordin Sparks’s mother in the movie, which will be released in August in the US.
Whitney Houston's final record, a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, has been released
The film also stars singer Cee Lo Green.
Jordin Sparks paid tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, with a rendition of I Will Always Love You.
She presented a posthumous award to Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Whitney Houston’s last big movie was The Preacher’s Wife in 1996.
She also had leading roles in Waiting to Exhale and The Bodyguard, opposite Kevin Costner.
Whitney Houston, one of the world’s best known singers in the ’80s and ’90s, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February.
Sony studio revealed clips of Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green and late singer Whitney Houston during its Thursday presentation at CinemaCon 2012.
CinemaCon attendees got an extended look at Whitney Houston’s Sparkle on Thursday, as Sony presented footage from the upcoming musical film.
The preview focused mostly on Jordin Sparks in her role as the title character, who is transformed from the modest girl-next-door to a glammed up superstar. Whitney Houston is also seen flashing a brilliant smile and dancing around a living room. She is also featured prominently in the newly released poster for the film.
CinemaCon attendees got an extended look at Whitney Houston’s Sparkle, as Sony presented footage from the upcoming musical film
Cee Lo Green and Mike Epps also star in the remake of the 1976 film, which will mark Houston’s first return to the big screen since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife.
Whitney Houston, who served as an executive producer on the film, pushed for many years to have the project made. Sadly, the singer was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just one day before this year’s Grammy Awards.
Cee Lo Green, making his feature film debut, also sings in the movie.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Whitney Houston’s final movie, Sparkle, which hits theaters on August 17.
Jordin Sparks takes on the lead role as Sparkle Williams, a singer from Detroit who teams up with her two siblings Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Dolores (Tika Sumpter) to form a girl group during the Motown era.
Sparkle is loosely inspired by the story of Diana Ross’s The Supremes and is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name.
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
Whitney Houston, who tragically died on February 11 this year, plays the girls’ mother, Emma, and also served as a producer on the movie.
Whitney Houston’s final recordings – a version of gospel classic His Eye is on the Sparrow and Celebrate, written by R Kelly and performed with Jordin Sparks – will feature in the musical drama.
Sparkle is Whitney Houston’s fourth feature film, following The Bodyguard (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife.
Cee Lo Green and Derek Luke also star in director Salim Akil’s Sparkle, which opens in the US on August 17 and October 5 in the UK.
A new behind-the-scenes footage of Whitney Houston filming her forthcoming movie Sparkle shows the singer, who passed away age of 48, looking happy and healthy.
In a new clip featured on U.S. network Entertainment Tonight, presenter Mark Steins also said he had heard Whitney Houston’s voice was “100% back” as he went on set of the film last October and November.
Mark Steins gave his thoughts on interviewing Whitney Houston, who is shown on set performing and interacting with the crew.
He revealed that Whitney Houston didn’t want to be interviewed alone, instead opting to sit side by side with director Salim Akil and co-star Jordin Sparks.
Whitney Houston is shown filming a scene in curlers, but Mark Steins said the singer insisted on changing into a patterned shift dress and putting on make-up.
Wearing a purple dress, Whitney Houston looked fresh and youthful as she chatted with the presenter, who said she looked “healthier and heavier” then he could recall.
New behind-the-scenes footage of Whitney Houston filming her forthcoming movie Sparkle shows her looking happy and healthy
And in an eerie foretelling, Whitney Houston animatedly discussed a connection between the movie and the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where her funeral was held last week.
The legendary singer revealed that in the movie, the church is called the New Hope Baptist Church, where her character sings in the choir.
Whitney Houston added the film’s writers “had no idea” that it was the same name as her own childhood church “I grew up with in New Jersey”.
She was laid to rest in the church last weekend in a moving service.
In between filming scenes in a church, singing the gospel hymn Eyes On The Sparrow, Whitney Houston revealed her distaste for cursing.
Whitney Houston said of refusing to listen to a rap song with explicit lyrics: “I did that with my own daughter. I said, <<We’re not listening to that, no.>>”
Jordin Sparks, the former American Idol winner, who is four years older than Whitney Houston’s own daughter, Bobbi Kristina, recalled her favorite on-set memory of the superstar.
The 22-year-old singer told Access Hollywood: “[Whitney] had an iPod and she’d be blasting gospel, and I’d put on Teach Me How To Dougie or something. She’d say, <<You listen to this?>> and I’d say, <<Yes, I do>>.
“One night we were waiting for the camera change and we all stood up and starting Dougie-ing. It was this crazy moment.
“It was so funny and such an out of body experience. I’m going, <<This is Whitney Houston, regal Whitney Houston>> and there she was, just getting down. It was awesome.”
Whitney Houston’s last performance hits the big screen on August 17 of this year, though it was originally slated for an August 10 release.
The film was inspired by the story of 1960’s girl group The Supremes and is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name starring Aretha Franklin.
The 2012 version of Sparkle takes place in Detroit and is set in the Motown era.
Musical prodigy Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) has to deal with the hardships of becoming a star and keeping her family together, while Whitney Houston plays her struggling mother Emma.
The film also stars Derek Luke, Mike Epps and The Voice judge Cee Lo Green.
It is Jordin Sparks’ début performance as an actress, and it was meant to be the role that re-launched Whitney Houston’s career.
The film will be dedicated to Whitney Houston’s memory.