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Whitney Houston returns to the big screen in the remake of the 1976 hit Sparkle.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston may have had a hard time getting to Detroit to start filming her new movie, but now that she is there she is ready to work on Sparkle.

Houston raised eyebrows when she got into an altercation with a Delta Air Lines crew on her way from Atlanta to Detroit when she refused to buckle her seat belt. The flight attendants put up with her diva attitude and even fastened it for her, but a source says the singer was simply "exhausted."

Now that she is in Detroit, she is excited to have a supporting role in the movie Sparkle, where she plays a gospel singer and will even perform a couple of songs!

"Sparkle is a movie I have wanted to remake for a long time and I am so glad to finally see my wish come true and to be part of this stellar team of actors and producers," she said in a statement. Houston, pictured here with her daughter Bobbi Christina, also happens to be serving as executive producer of the movie, along with Gaylyn Fraiche.

The movie also stars American Idol's Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps and singer Cee-Lo Green. Sparks plays the lead role as a talented young artist who struggles to make it. Sparkle will be directed by Salim Akil (Jumping The Broom).

Sparkle will undoubtedly have a great soundtrack, with R. Kelly contributing the music for the movie.

Houston was amazing in 1992 in The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner, and the movie had an equally amazing soundtrack. Do you think Sparkle will be Houston's comeback movie?

Photo: WENN


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Comments on "It’s official: Whitney Houston joins Sparkle"

Lanice October 21, 2011 | 7:29 AM

With out a doubt, I believe this movie will be absolutely amazing, especially with Whitney Houston and Jordon Sparks, as well as the other talents combined, (Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, etc.) The soundtrack is already a hit with R. Kelly's signature on it.

stephanie black October 21, 2011 | 7:21 AM

Whitney Houston has been blessed with many great talents. I hope that she is sucessful in this moveie and everything turns out how she wants it. I believe that everyone deserves to be happy and to be able to enjoy thier life as long as they are not hurting themselves or anyone else. Good Luck to you Whitney you can do anything if you put you decide this is what you want to do!

Matt October 20, 2011 | 4:47 AM

Can't wait to see Whitney in this movie.

Ken October 19, 2011 | 7:34 PM

Absolutely! Whitney's talent is immense. She has proven that she is an artist who has worldwide mass appeal with movies and music. I have no doubt this will be a quality product. Her movie productions with accompanying soundtracks have always been superb. This will be no different. She's determined to succeed and with her faith, she will. Go Whitney!

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