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Bobbi Kristina at war with Angela Bassett over Whitney Houston biopic

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Lifetime is producing a Whitney Houston biopic later this year, with Yaya DaCosta in the title role and Angela Bassett in the director’s chair. That’s all fine and well – no one’s expecting it to be genius, but it’s a nice tribute to the late singer. The only person unhappy about this (instead of just apathetic) is Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who is a bit put out that she wasn’t cast to portray her mother… despite the fact that she’s not even an actress.

Here’s what Angela said recently in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft. It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”

Could that be seen as a diss? Eh, maybe, but she’s just speaking the truth. However, Bobbi got all up in arms and retaliated on Twitter, as you do, by claiming that she’s going to be an award-winning actress and calling Angela a man.

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Oh God, grow the hell up, Bobbi. First of all, Angela Bassett has more talent in her pinky finger than Bobbi Kristina has in her entire body. And any talent she may have is completely overshadowed by the fact that she’s an insufferable brat. Between this and the antics of her brother/husband, the Houston family is really not doing Whitney’s memory and legacy any favours.

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Sam Smith turns Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ into a gorgeous ballad

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If you haven’t heard of Sam Smith yet, well, you’re in for a treat. I’ve been following this guy since he featured on Disclosure’s album a couple of years ago with ‘Latch’, and now he’s doing so well not only in his native UK, but over in the States, as well – and for good reason.

He stopped by Sirius XM on Monday to be interviewed and do some songs, one of which was a cover of Whitney Houston‘s ‘How Will I Know’. It’s an interesting song choice – thankfully not the usual ‘I Will Always Love You’ (though I think he’d smash that, as well) – and he turns it into something really new, and really gorgeous. Enjoy!

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Whitney Houston deserves more than a TV movie, right?

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Whitney Houston was an absolute legend, and one who died long before her time. It was really a shame, and given her diva status, it’s no surprise that people still want to make money off her and also memorialize her… in TV movie form?

Apparently the Houston family is not too happy that Lifetime want to do a Whitney TV movie, because they think she’s bigger than that and deserves the big screen treatment, which I guess I kinda understand. However, if Liz Taylor only gets the Lifetime treatment, then Whitney ain’t getting anything bigger.

From TMZ:

Lifetime made the announcement earlier this week … they’re planning on a biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut.

According to our sources, the Houston estate is so upset they’re considering a lawsuit to block production. We’re told the family has already expressed displeasure to Lifetime and made it clear they weren’t on board with a TV movie.

Sources close to the Houston family tell us the estate is planning its own movie for the big screen — ala the “This is It’” Michael Jackson flick.

Pat Houston, wouldn’t get specific with us but did say, “Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”

I mean, wait a minute – isn’t Pat the one who put out a book trying to make money off her daughter just months after her death? That kinda discredits any genuine concern she has about Whitney’s legacy, to me.

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