It's been less than three months since Whitney Houston's tragic passing, but her legacy continues to live on in her music and film. Her final project, Sparkle, is a combination of both of those elements: the film stars Houston as a former professional singer who stands by as her three daughters (including Sparkle, played by Jordin Sparks) in their quest to stardom in the 1950s. They succeed in forming a girl group, but of course they run into the typical perils that go along with fame.
Though the film is a remake of a 1976 film of the same name, it also feels a lot like Dreamgirls to me. Still, seeing Whitney in something new pulled on my heartstrings a little — especially when she shows off her signature pipes. It's also fun to see Cee Lo Green looking practically unrecognizable in one of his first film roles. Check out the trailer and weigh in when you read more
Whitney Houston passed away suddenly last weekend at the age of 48, and while most of the music world is still reeling from her departure, services are being planned for Saturday, Feb. 18, in Newark, New Jersey. The 1,500-seat private service is expected to be attended by legendary entertainment artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Kevin Costner, who costarred with Whitney in 1992's The Bodyguard.
There will be one AP camera inside during the funeral, allowing fans to watch the services live online. However, no time has been announced for when you can tune in to AP's Ustream channel on Saturday to follow along.
The recent passing of Whitney Houston is still setting in, but fans have responded to her tragic death by celebrating her music. Whitney: The Greatest Hits album has climbed the Billboard charts to No. 6, and there are several of her singles in the iTunes top 100. Whether it's for comfort, or people just being reminded of her amazing vocals, it has us wondering which Houston songs people love the most.
I was a huge Houston fan as a kid, and my favorites were always "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and they remain my favorites to this day. Now I want to hear from you: what's your favorite Whitney Houston song?
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We're all saddened by the passing of the singing legend, Whitney Houston. Her lyrics and passion for music have inspired us throughout the years. Her amazing talent will be remembered and celebrated for decades to come.
The music world mourned one of their greatest at last night's Grammys. Whitney Houston passed away unexpectedly the day before the big awards, and during the show, all minds were on the icon and her legacy. We're taking a look at the most touching ways in which Whitney was honored in today's PopSugar Rush.
The sad and shocking news of Whitney Houston's death this weekend prompted her friends and other stars to share their thoughts about the singer. Her good pal Mariah Carey gave condolences to Whitney's family while Christina Aguilera said, "We have lost another legend." The Recording Academy also released a statement saying, "Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice."
Click through to read all the sentiments and take a look at Whitney's amazing life in pictures as we remember the star.