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The Worst of 2012: The Movie People Who Passed Away

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It's inevitable that as time goes by, we will lose some of our favorite stars. And yet, year after year, it never gets any easier to look back on the great entertainers who had died over the previous 12 months.

Still, it's important to remember the legacies of the people who enhanced our own lives over the years with their talent, style and love of cinema. Here's a look at some of the many wonderful Hollywood talents who passed away in 2012. Get More »

Filed Under: Best of 2012 Features

The 15 Biggest Movie News Stories of 2012

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Summit

As another movie year comes to a close, it's time to look back at the biggest film-related stories of 2012 and take stock of all the highs and lows. And while there certainly were some major movie highs this year — from acclaimed period pieces to crowd-pleasing blockbusters to surprise comedy hits — frankly, we're more than happy for 2012 to be over.

That's because, as cool as the action was on screen, the headlines being made off-screen were often sad, disappointing or downright terrifying to think about. So let's look back at the year that was — and hope that 2013 is a whole hell of a lot more fun. Get More »

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 »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

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.

Filed Under: Get the Goods

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


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

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


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

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


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

Meagan Good to Star in Whitney Houston Biopic?

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Fans of Whitney Houston may be able to see recently deceased star again sooner than they might think, even without the benefit of a trip to the other side.

"Californication" star Meagan Good told E! Online that prior to Houston's death, she and the star were in discussions to have Good play the "I Will Always Love You" singer in a film adaptation of her life. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: E! Online

Even With Whitney Gone, 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel Is Still On


Whitney Houston's tragic passing on Saturday at age 48 has had the world talking, and it's not just speculation over what caused the singer's untimely death.

Fans and industry insiders who have been curious as to the fate of her as-of-yet unproduced projects, most notably "Getting to Happy," the sequel to her 1995 hit movie "Waiting to Exhale," finally have an answer: the show must go on.

Vulture reports that Fox 2000 Pictures President Elizabeth Gabler has confirmed that the movie will be coming to the big screen without Houston. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture
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