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Sparkle Worth It for Whitney

But it's no magnum opus

(Newser) - No one's going to call Sparkle a work of cinematic genius: It's a no-surprises remake about the struggles of a 1960s girl group. But if you're a Whitney Houston fan, it may be meaningful:
  • In the Washington Post , Ann Hornaday applauds the film. It "may have
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Trailer for Whitney's Final Film Debuts

'Sparkle' preview premieres on 'Today'

(Newser) - The trailer for Whitney Houston's final film is here. The Sparkle preview, or at least a portion of it, premiered on Today this morning. The movie is a remake of a 1976 film, and will feature Houston as the mother of three daughters who form a singing group; the... More »

Whitney's 'Comeback Movie' May Be Released Early

'Sparkle' could hit theaters as early as Memorial Day

(Newser) - Whitney Houston was supposed to make a big-screen comeback in Sparkle, a remake of a 1976 movie loosely based on The Supremes' story. Houston contributed two songs and stars as the mother of three daughters who form a music group, and the New York Post notes that the film is... More »

Cops Take Dim View of 'Sparkle' Drug

Mystery ingredients scare health experts

(Newser) - No sooner is one apparently dangerous drug made illegal when another pops up. Now, just days after Britain cracked down on the stimulant mephedrone following deaths linked to the drug, police are warning about the latest legal high, "Sparkle." The drug, dubbed "legal mephedrone," causes euphoria... More »

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