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Whitney Houston 'Sparkle' Full Movie Trailer - Video Inside



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#61 ARG2009

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

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#62 remamamama

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Great stills from CW
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#63 Sweet P

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

These picture stills bring tears to my eyes, so beautiful and radiant. She sure shines with everything she does.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

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#65 NippyFanNy779

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

I miss her so much :crying: . As much joy as it brings me that she was able to complete this project and we get to see her on the big screen again. I can't help but to feel a deep sense of loss.

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#66 Carmen

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Here I am crying again....It hurts so much to watch the trailer of Sparkle now. And just a few months ago, we would just jump for joy but now it really hurts. But I must say, Whitney did a marvellous job, and I can only hope that all of us will be ready by the time Sparkle makes it to theaters.
She was really one incomparable lady. We'll miss her forever.

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#67 remamamama

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

Yahoo! Movies Exclusive: Whitney Houston’s last role unveiled in first ‘Sparkle’ trailer

Whitney Houston always portrayed the idolized, beautiful centerpiece in her movies "The Bodyguard," "Waiting To Exhale," "Cinderella" and "The Preacher's Wife."

But the legendary pop singer who was found dead in her hotel room in February will show so much more depth in her last role in the TriStar Pictures film "Sparkle," a remake of the 1976 film about an early '60s girl group. The film also stars former "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks in the title role, "The Voice" judge Cee-Lo Green, and comedian Mike Epps.

In "Sparkle," Houston plays Emma, a middle-aged mother of three girls struggling to break into the music business. Emma knows their plight as she failed to reach her goals as a singer. Sparks plays Emma's daughter Sparkle, a gifted singer trying to balance her relationship with her sisters and her new love with their manager, Stix (Derek Luke).

When the girls sneak in late after a night of gigging, Emma, wearing a lime green robe and hair curlers, confronts them on their rebellion. Houston's comedic timing is good as she makes wisecracks, warning her girls that dancing provocatively is a precursor to unplanned pregnancies. And while Houston's acting appears to be her best, it's her singing that will arguably be most moving for her fans.

The "I Will Always Love You" singer whose admitted drug abuse stripped away some of the power of her enviable voice, sounds soulful when performing the famous gospel hymn "His Eye On The Sparrow" in the trailer.

In the clip, an emotional Emma stands in the center aisle of an empty church, singing the song of hope as scenes of one daughter's abusive relationship and another's uncertainty with her boyfriend play in the background.

During the filming of "Sparkle," Houston discussed her connection to her character. "I have an 18-year-old daughter," she told "Access Hollywood." "I felt love that a woman has for her children in the late 60s, trying to keep a father together. Single mother. Hi. I just felt that passion for it. When it was suggested that I play the mother I said OK, 'I think I can do this. I've had a lot of practice.'"

Houston originally planned to produce the film more than 10-years-ago. Late R&B singer Aaliyah was cast to star before she was killed in a plane crash. Afterwards, the project lay dormant.

Sparks, who raved about how fun and kind Houston was to her during the filming, said Houston was very proud of the movie. "It was definitely her baby," Sparks told Entertainment Weekly. "You could see the pride on her face when we wrapped. She was so excited that this was finally happening."

The trailer closes with Emma giving advice to Sparkle that feels eerie in Houston's passing. "I always knew you had the gift. It makes me feel like I've done something right. Don't lose it," Emma said to her daughter. It feels like a conversation Houston described having with her own mother, years earlier, at the peak of one of her most troubled times.

"Sparkle" opens on August 17.

http://movies.yahoo....-154741469.html

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#68 NippyFanNy779

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Its weird everyone thought it was so crazy that the promo for Sparkle started soooo early but it was as if it was all part of a plan because we got to have Whitney's promo interviews for the film with the cast instead of just the pre-release promo where she will be absent.

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#69 lovenip

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Oh. This was very emotional to see!! This is gonna be a great movie. Wow Whitney looks :thumbup: Love her and miss her so much :crying:
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#70 sinderella

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

Gosh that was somewhat hard to watch!......cos my feelings were mixed. One minute its a reminder that she was looking forward to her life ahead.....then one minute you think why isnt she here to enjoy all of this. Sigh.

I love this pic though! She looks so happy, hearty, healthy and so full of life!

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#71 JustCJ

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

Omg, these pictures make me want to holler... Just when you start to accept this world that doesn't have our girl in it anymore, this.... It just feels so WRONG again... Look at her, so vibrant, so happy and triumphant... I can't grasp this reality...
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#72 Petra

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

the official movie site: http://www.sparkle-movie.com/

can't get over that little dance at the beginning of the trailer and that line after it, so funny! and she is so beautiful here.

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#73 richardlondon

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

Wow! Whitney has really pulled it off. She has in this trailer united her different facets into one consistent character. And she is funny, sassy, sexy, as well as beautiful, emotional and clearly happy.

What a lovely way for her to say goodbye. A class act.

Well done gurrrl.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

:palm: just tears...
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#75 CoNcLusIveTrUthZ

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

I noticed something watching the trailer just now. Whitney was smoking a cigarette while watching herself. It's very brief but if you look you'll see it, LOL I don't blame her god rest her soul. I just wondered if Whitney would have Emma as a smoker since sooooooooo many people smoked back then. LOL

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