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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Men in Black 3' and More

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This week: Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return as Agents J and K, respectively, in "Men in Black 3." In this long-awaited time-traveling sequel we meet a young Agent K, played to perfection by Josh Brolin.

Also new this week is the Prohibition drama "Lawless," Whitney Houston's last performance in "Sparkle," the spooky stop-motion animated feature "ParaNorman," and the modern-dance showcase "Step Up Revolution." Get More »

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Jordin Sparks Opens Up About Working With Whitney Houston

In the new movie "Sparkle," Whitney Houston played the tough matriarch, Emma, to a family of sisters destined for stardom. Even though Emma wasn't always kind to Jordin Sparks' character, the "American Idol" winner loved every minute she got to work with the late legend.

"It was so crazy because I'd be on set and she'd be scolding me or having to give me a look or whatever," Sparks told MTV's "10 on Top" in an exclusive interview. "I'm just thinking in my head, 'This is the best thing ever. Do you guys see this? This is so crazy.'"

Listening to Houston sing on the set of "Sparkle" was also an emotional experience for Sparks. Get More »

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How to Get 'Sparkle''s Dazzling Style

We all know that every family has their own problems, but when you have three sisters that become Motown sensations trying to handle their newfound fame, it's a whole other world of issues. Meet the Williams sisters Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Dolores (Tika Sumpter) and Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and their single mother Emma (the late, great Whitney Houston).

"Sparkle" may be jam-packed with stars and huge voices, but it's also filled with the glamorous dresses and styles of the '60s that look so fabulous even today.

Check out the latest Get the Goods to see how that talented Williams family has inspired us to ring up quite the credit card bill.

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'American Idol' Contestants in Movies

Jordin Sparks in "Sparkle"
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Jordin Sparks isn't the first "American Idol" star to step away from the reality boob tube and give Hollywood a go, and she won't be the last. Her loosely biographical movie "Sparkle" — also featuring the late Whitney Houston, Mike Epps and Cee-Lo Green — is but the latest instance of an "Idol" star getting a close-up on the big screen.

The movie successes of Sparks' predecessors in "Idol" alumni-hood have been a mixed bag of total wins and, well, sheer embarrassment. So, how will the season six-winning songstress' flick fare?

Let's compare "Idol" in Hollywood notes to find out. Get More »

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Cee Lo Green and Whitney Houston Shine in New 'Sparkle' Trailer

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All the focus on the upcoming big screen musical "Sparkle" has so far been on the late, great Whitney Houston, and for good reason considering this will be her final film appearance following her untimely death earlier this year.

But today there's a brand new trailer out that reminds the world that "Sparkle" has plenty of other stars in it as well and they are all ready to shine.

In other words, Cee Lo Green isn't just a man, he's the man. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: MTV

Jennifer Hudson and Jordan Sparks Win 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete'

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Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks are spending the summer in Brooklyn.

The two crooners are preparing to really show off their acting chops as they've signed on for the gritty inner-city drama, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," according to Deadline.

"Inevitable Defeat" follows two kids who are left to fend for themselves for the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. We're assuming those two mothers are being played by Sparks and Hudson, who join a cast that also includes Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

The Top 15 Reality TV Stars in Movies

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The big finale of "American Idol"'s 11th season is finally upon us this week, and we noticed that this year's two finalists look as cut out for the camera as they do for the stage (hello Phillip Phillips!).

It certainly doesn't hurt that so many "Idol" alums before them have successfully launched from the show's giant platform into the world of film.

In fact, there have been a lot of reality stars in general who've made a name in the movie scene. Here are our top 15. Get More »

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'Celebrate' Whitney Houston's Life With New Single From 'Sparkle'

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In the three months since Whitney Houston's premature demise, fans and stars from around the world have paid tribute to the legendary diva online, in song and on the big screen. Now, though, the ultimate tribute to Houston's life has just been revealed — and it's by Whitney herself.

Are you ready to "Celebrate?" Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

15 Breakout Stars to Watch This Summer

There are a lot of things to avoid this summer: blistering sun, bug spray, sweating, sunburns, broken air conditioning, puka shell necklaces. Thankfully, heaven can be found indoors, in a movie theater, with functional air conditioning, popcorn and 90+ minutes of pure cinematic bliss.

This summer Hollywood is giving us a lot of "popcorn flicks" to look forward to: a "Spider-Man" reboot, "Men in Black III," a second "G.I. Joe" movie and "Battleship," to name a few. Among all of these big movies are 15 up-and-coming stars who will be heating up the summer. Some of these are people you've seen on TV, and some you've heard on the radio. All of them are quickly on the rise to silver-screen stardom.

Filed Under: Features Summer Movies

Whitney Houston Shines Once More In First Footage From 'Sparkle'

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On February 11, we lost Whitney Houston, one of the great voices of the 20th century, but the "Bodyguard" star will take one final bow in the role she shot for the big razzle-dazzle remake of 1976 cult classic "Sparkle."

The 2012 version will hit theaters on August 17, but TriStar Pictures saw fit to debut some new footage from the trailer on "The Today Show" (via MSNBC), and just this small glimpse announces that her role as faded singer Emma will not only echo her own life struggles but could bring posthumous accolades to the most-awarded female singer of all-time. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News New Movie Trailers | Source: MSNBC
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