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MOVIE FAB: Rihanna, Jordin Sparks & Jennifer Hudson IN THE RUNNING For Whitney Houston Biopic

 

As producers scramble to complete a script for the Whitney Houston biopic, Rihanna has emerged as a contender for the lead role. Find out who else is on the shortlist inside......

It turns out that Meagan Good isn't the only person being considered for the lead role in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic.

Rihanna, seen leaving her London hotel room yesterday in an Elizabeth Taylor jumper, is reportedly also being considered.

She faces stiff competition as Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks have also been mentioned for the role.  In addition, Willow Smith may play Whitney as a child and Vivica A. Fox is expected to have a part in the movie as well.

People are going to have lots to say either way...

 

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I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
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I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
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I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
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I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
Anonymous's picture

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
Anonymous's picture

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
Anonymous's picture

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
Anonymous's picture

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
Anonymous's picture

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson

I think Wendy Raquel Robinson should play Whitney
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I know I may be a little late

I know I may be a little late but I think the best person to play Whitney would be Wendy Raquel Robinson who plays "Tasha" on The Game. She has the look and she can sing, she's also a great actress and in my own opinion she would party the part the best.
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I know I may be a little late

I know I may be a little late but I think the best person to play Whitney would be Wendy Raquel Robinson who plays "Tasha" on The Game. She has the look and she can sing, she's also a great actress and in my own opinion she would party the part the best.
Dash's picture

I know I may be a little late

I know I may be a little late but I think the best person to play Whitney would be Wendy Raquel Robinson who plays "Tasha" on The Game. She has the look and she can sing, she's also a great actress and in my own opinion she would party the part the best.
Dash's picture

I know I may be a little late

I know I may be a little late but I think the best person to play Whitney would be Wendy Raquel Robinson who plays "Tasha" on The Game. She has the look and she can sing, she's also a great actress and in my own opinion she would party the part the best.
Dash's picture

I know I may be a little late

I know I may be a little late but I think the best person to play Whitney would be Wendy Raquel Robinson who plays "Tasha" on The Game. She has the look and she can sing, she's also a great actress and in my own opinion she would party the part the best.
Dash's picture

Ya Ya DeCosta. That's who I

Ya Ya DeCosta. That's who I nominate. J-Hud is getting far too much attention and she sings too gospel-y for any age of Whitney Houston. VIVICA? Perhaps pre-surgery but not now. Jordin Sparks? WHY? Nothing about her sings young/older Whitney to me. NOTHING. Are they just throwing black actresses/singers' names out there? I could even see Sanaa Lathan in that role. Rihanna could do it but the light eyes take away from it. Even an unknown actress should be considered, as long as she nails Whitney. Don't eff with royalty.
Jen El's picture

CAN WE LET THE REAL ACTORS

CAN WE LET THE REAL ACTORS ACT???!!! AND LET THE SINGERS SING!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

YaYa as first choice. Latoya

YaYa as first choice. Latoya Luckett as second choice. NO Rihanna, Megan, maybe Jennifer cause she is a good acttress. but she must lipsync ( not because she can't sing just because we wanna hear Whitney's voice)Vivica is a good choice she is also a good acttress.
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The just need an actress, I

The just need an actress, I am sure they would just lip sync the singing. I think it should be an unknown too, like they did for NOTORIOUS. The story should be bigger than who is playing Whitney. I hope they do her story justice and not some Lifetime -ish mess.
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iDo apologize but

iDo apologize but iJudyMaew/TheT do NOT..iRepeat DO NOT wanna c JHUD take this role. does every movie that she acts in have to be about a famous person chalCHEESE!!! Actually iDont even wanna HEAR her sing another Whitney tribute!!! Dont get me wrong JHUD is my girl in all but iCant....N did yall mention Rihanna bwhahahahhaahahahhaahahhahaa now yall know thats all for publicity bcz iCant sis my Aunti Cissy allowN that to happen. iKno my other Aunti Vivica A. Fox is gaggN bcz that was her self proclaimed DREAM ROLE too. based off who was mentioned in this post iWld go w/ Meagan but iWld prefer an actress that is unknown so this cld be HER breakOUT role **did yall notice iDidnt even mention JordanSparks bwhahaha *& nobody cares ChalBOO jus bc she did a movie w/ my sis now the girls wanna say she shld play Whitney *deeeeeeeeaaaaaaaad
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Clive Davis C lived avis Siva

Clive Davis C lived avis Siva devil C Evil C For those who are unaware, individuals involved in the occult or paganism usually presume the names of their deities. This is an ancient tradition dating back to the Egyptians and even ancient Babylon. They will attach the name of their idol to their names. You can look to the bible for examples. Baal is    A false idol worshipped back in ancient times up until now. It's basically another name for the devil. Baal-hanan was the son of Achbor, i just used him as an example.  Satan is a copycat, nothing found in him is original. He is a master deceiver. This name adaptation is nothing more than a perverted form of what the Most High did to mark his children. Once a person would become a believer they would take on His name, and pass on that name to offspring. An example are names ending in -iah as in Jerem(iah) or Jediah. Iah means God or YHWH or Jah or Jehovah. You all know who the devil aka Satan aka Lucifer (to the initiated) is. Avis is Siva backwards. Siva is lucifer as well. Siva is a form of lucifer in hinduism . It is represented by the red dot Hindus wear on the forehead denoting a 3rd eye or becoming "illuminated" and open to the spirit world. It is also popular for pagans to spell things backwards. Some of the popular songs out today and even decades ago reveal a satanic message when played backwards. Hence Evil C for Clive. The "c" is significant, I just can't figure out exactly what it means. Everything they do has a meaning and is a symbolic representation of some hidden esoteric idea. This man Clive was named after his father and I'm almost certain he is of the bloodlines of the illuminati.
Anonymous's picture

Please do not take this the

Please do not take this the wrong way. I totally see where you are coming from and I realize much of this "illuminati" crap in the music industry is very very real. Siva is actually a Hindu God not a devil, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siva please make sure you have all of your "t's" crossed and your "i's" dotted before you start posting things like this on a public forum. Now he may have illuminati ties or bloodline or whatever, but make sure you can verify that and prove that before you go around claiming someone's name is associated with the devil. That's nothing to play with
nikki6's picture

The person chosen to play

The person chosen to play Whitney, would have to be a nobody. Someone that can act, but isn't a major star....at least not in the United States. Like Jennifer Lopez, when she played Selena. It needs to be a person that will not take attention away from the icon or her story. Like someone from Europe. Megan Good etc etc...I DON'T THINK SO!!!! None of those mentioned could play Whitney, NONE of them. It's way too early for a bio, but imo it should be someone that is not a major star and that is virtually unknown, at least to the american audience.
Anonymous's picture

For the same reason nobody

For the same reason nobody sings Whitney's songs, I would advise all three ladies not to do it. I know the studio that gets the rights will offer crazy money to get who they want, but all three ladies should think long and hard before taking this movie. Whitney Houston was the best pure singer ever and they can only suffer in comparison. Rihanna doesn't have voice for the role, Jordin Sparks has volume and strength of voice, but not the tonal quality and Jennifer Hudson has the voice, but why would she want to do it, she is already a star. My advise would be if you are going to do it wait a few years and let the pain of Whitney's early passing ease so you won't have the backlash of her grieving fans to deal with. Billie Holliday was long gone before Diana Ross did Lady Sings The Blues and she was nominated for an Oscar and praised for her performance!
anonymous's picture

This role must be LESS about

This role must be LESS about the Singing....We All KNOW WHITNEY can Sing. We want the GRIT behind the scenes (i.e. Angela Bassett as Tina Turner). Lip Sync'ing is the only way I want to see this Done. I still think its TOO SOON to be Shopping a Whitney Script. But...Someone said YaYa, and I Agree w/that. Or It may be some unknown, up and coming chick. I wish that Jurnee Smollett Chick could morph into Whitney...now THAT'S AN ACTRESS!!!
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Rihanna cannit sing she has

Rihanna cannit sing she has no range
Anonymous's picture

THAT;S ASHAME THEY ARE MAKING

THAT;S ASHAME THEY ARE MAKING MORE MONEY OFF OF WHITNEY DEATH THAN SHE WAS ALIVE,HOW ABOUT NO ONE PLAYS HER.HER LIFE IS EXPOSE ENOUGH.LET HER REST.THESE HUNGRY PEOPLE, I TELL YOU SHE DIED TO SOON, AND IT IS JUST LIKE MICHAEL HE IS WORTH DEAD THAT ALIVE.THAT IS WHY I ENJOYED MASTER P COMMENT,WHEN WHITNEY WAS ALIVE WHERE ALL THESE PEOPLE.HOW MANY TIMES YOU HEARD WHITNEY MUSIC.HOW OFTEN THEY PLAYED HER MOVIES.SAY WHAT YOU WANT A LOT OF PEOPLE POCKETS ARE GETTING FAT OFF OF HER DEATH,THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE HER DEATH WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT.WE MAY NEVER KNOW WHAT KILLED HER.AND THAT THEY HAD NERVE TO MAKE SURE SHE DID NOT DIE BEFORE SHE MADE SPARKLE.I AM SO SAD TO SEE HOW EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO GET RICH OFF OF WHITNEY DEATH,HOLLWOOD GO TO HELL BECAUSE YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT WHITNEY.AND GUESS WHAT THEY WANT GET A DIME OF MY MONEY WHATEVER MOVIE YOU MAKE.AND EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY LOVE HOUSTON,WITH MY CHAD V CHILD PLEASE SMH...
Anonymous's picture

This is absolute BULLSHIT!!!!

This is absolute BULLSHIT!!!! First I already know rihanna isn't doing it b/c she said she would never do a movie portraying a singer when she is a singer no pun intended. This rumor is just as fake as when they said she was doing the remake of the bodyguard. Second rihanna and jordin are TOO DAMN LIGHT! They look near white and Whitney was far from it. It doesn't matter if the person that plays her can sing or not because in biopics they want to hear the real singer's voice anyways not the actor or actress voice. Jennifer Hudson is ok but um she is not as elegant as whitney houston (Hell let me just be blunt she ain't cute lol). This is just a bogus tabloid story, I'm positive there's no truth to this whatsoever. #FAIL! Try again
Ashley's picture

This is horrible casting

This is horrible casting -____-
Anonymous's picture

i hate to break the news to

i hate to break the news to all u guys but rihanna cannot sing soo how the hell did she even get in all of this... J. HUD!!!
Anonymous's picture

Tamyra Gray and Yaya

Tamyra Gray and Yaya Dacosta!!!! they both have whitney slender frame and model look...also they bout the same chocolatey complexion as Whitney...Tamyra can sing already and Yaya can learn to lipsynch....either one of them is a better choice than meagan,Riri,jhud and J. sparks( i lil all those ladies but not enuff for this role)
Anonymous's picture

I forgot about Tamyra, good

I forgot about Tamyra, good choice because I'm tired of having JHud stuffed down our throats!
Anon's picture

YAYA DACOSTA YAYA DACOSTA

YAYA DACOSTA YAYA DACOSTA YAYA DACOSTA YAYA DACOSTA YAYA DACOSTA...... WHY??? 1. She looks like a young Whitney when she wears her hair curly in the last movie she did.... loks like whitney in how will i know video. 2. She was a model before she became an actress just like Whitney 3. She is intelligent, well spoken and eloquent just like whitney was when u watch her older interviews from the eighties 4. She is a REAL ACTRESS.... she has the chops she has done TV and film roles. 5. She could win an oscar or golden globe.... she is that good of an actress.... this a intelligent ivy league graduate would rep Whitney well.
kerrie's picture

I agree about YAYA Dacosta

I agree about YAYA Dacosta being an excellent choice. The only thing is I would rather her lip sync then really sing, but everything else she would nail.
Anonymous's picture

ewwwwwwwwwww that bitch

ewwwwwwwwwww that bitch RIHANNA CANT EVEN SING HER OWN FUCKING SONGS... LIKE THATS A DISGRACE TO WHITNEY>>>> FUCK OUTTA HER
ophilia's picture

I like the open audition

I like the open audition people but if they MUST consider someone with some celebrity, let's throw Joy Bryant in the mix!
Anon's picture

Hey, I have those

Hey, I have those sunglasses!!
Anonymous's picture

BRANDY would be he best and

BRANDY would be he best and only choice to play Whitney and do the role justice because they had much of the same persona in real life.
NY Seedy's picture

I swear these white casting

I swear these white casting directors are freaking stupid! First of all Rhianna has a super thick Bajan accent! How in the heck is she going to play Whitney with a carribean accent and green eyes?? Get real, Jordin Sparks is half white she looks nothing like Whitney, and JHud??? She has a rather southern drawl to her voice and also looks nothing like Whitney. This is ridiculous, I'd rather see them give someone who is an unknown great actress ready for her breakout role this part and actually do Whitney justice. They may even become an Oscar contender if the script is done right. This industry is a trip
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Rihanna can speak with the

Rihanna can speak with the accent, except when she is angry or upset, Jordin Sparks is mixed because she has a white mother and JHUD is from the Midwest, where there are people who live in the country and she sang one of Whitney Houston's songs at the Grammys.
Anonymous's picture

Rihanna can speak with the

Rihanna can speak with the accent, except when she is angry or upset, Jordin Sparks is mixed because she has a white mother and JHUD is from the Midwest, where there are people who live in the country and she sang one of Whitney Houston's songs at the Grammys.
Anonymous's picture

imma gone head and say

imma gone head and say it...YOU MUST BE FRON BEY PR TEAM...anything REAL... here ya'll come,,,just stop she is a JOKE to this industry...CLASSICS NO..TAMIA YES.. STRANGER in my HOUSE YES.....DANGEROUSLY in LOVE..HELL NO!
Anonymous's picture

Paula Patton can totally play

Paula Patton can totally play this role. She has the smile and the body like another poster said before. The only thing missing is the skin color, so she would need to get a tan. Why didn't anyone think of this before.
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I actually think Paula would

I actually think Paula would be a horrible choice. She may have the smile and body, but she doesn't have the personality or attitude to pull off Whitney. Not to mention her acting isn't that good so she can't act like she has the personality or attitude.
CheyPie's picture

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. Finally someone is on my level.
Anonymous's picture

Rhianna would suck as Whitney

Rhianna would suck as Whitney except for the fact that she has crackish tendencies. LOLn I really think Megan Goode and Vivica Fox would be excellent because their personalities are similar to Whit's. Jhud's is still too big to look like Whitney as well as Jordin Sparks. I could see Willow doing a good job as well.
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rihanna better not get this

rihanna better not get this role!!!!!!!!!!! she clearly doesnt have the acting chops much less a voice believable enough to even MIMIC whitney's...that dying lamb/cat tone her voice has
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Honey I love me some Rihanna,

Honey I love me some Rihanna, but HELL TO THE NAW. Not for Whitney. And I sure as hell don't think Jordan Sparks should be her either. People hate on Megan Good, but she is a much better choice.
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I can so see Golden Brooks

I can so see Golden Brooks belting out a "Awwww Hell to da Naw!!!" with two snaps of the finger with that messy wig she be wearing in tow...so vintage Whitney. I would pay to see that...lol
Anonymous's picture

I can so see Golden Brooks

I can so see Golden Brooks belting out a "Awwww Hell to da Naw!!!" with two snaps of the finger with that messy wig she be wearing in two...so vintage Whitney. I would pay to see that...lol
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