Jordin Sparks (left) and Whitney Houston star in the remake of SPARKLE

SPARKLE: Whitney’s 12+-Year-Long Labor Of Love Comes To Fruition

Imagine taking a movie as beloved as Sparkle and updating it for the 21st century. No small feat – to say the least. But that’s exactly what the producers of Sparkle did with their version of Sparkle, executive-produced by Whitney Houston.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2012

Jordin Sparks walking the red carpet at the Emagine theater in Royal Oak.  (WWJ photo)

Stars ‘Sparkle’ On The Red Carpet

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks thrilled a crowd attending a special screening of the upcoming movie “Sparkle.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2012

Whitney Houston at the  2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Detroiters Remember Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin Releases Statement

Detroit native Aretha Franklin released a statement about Houston’s death, saying she’s shocked and can’t believe it.


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KEM To Star In “Sparkle” Remake

Universal Motown singer/songwriter KEM is set to make his big-screen acting debut in the remake of the popular 1976 film “Sparkle.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011

Hollywoood hopefuls attend casting call. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Thousands Of Extras Needed For Feature Film

Do you want to be in movies? Now may be your chance. A remake of the movie “Sparkle” will be shot in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2011