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Whitney Houston at the premiere of The Wonderful World of Disney movie Cinderella  in Hollywood, California on Oct. 13, 1997. / Fashion model Yaya DaCosta attends the New York premiere of Belle on Monday, April 28, 2014, in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo/ Rene Macura / Andy Kropa/Invision/AP
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The Whitney Houston Lifetime biopic has found its star!

Actress, model and former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Yaya DaCosta Alafia will portray Houston in Lifetime's upcoming biopic, the network confirmed to OTRC.com on Monday, June 9.

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Whitney Houston looks over her shoulder as her husband Bobby Brown looks to her at the premiere of The Wonderful World of Disney movie Cinderella, at Manns Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on Oct. 13, 1997. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo / Rene Macura, File

A Lifetime Original Movie about late iconic singer Whitney Houston, focusing on her turbulent relationship with Bobby Brown and her "meteoric" rise to stardom, is in the works and Angela Bassett is directing it.

This marks the directorial debut for 55-year-old Bassett, who received her sole Oscar nomination for playing another music icon, Tina Turner, in a 1993 TV film. Bassett also co-starred with Houston in the 1995 film "Waiting to Exhale." The Lifetime movie "Whitney Houston," which is currently a working title, reunites the actress with executive producer Larry Sanitsky and screenwriter Shem Bitterman, who worked with her on the channel's 2013 film "Betty and Coretta.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, shared this photos of herself with Nick Gordon, who was partially raised by the late singer, on Instagram on Dec. 13, 2013. She said on Jan. 9, 2014 that the two got married. - Provided courtesy of instagram.com/realbkristinahg

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, says she and Nick Gordon, who was partially raised by her late singer, are "happily married," months after announcing their engagement.

Brown, 20, also shared on her Twitter page on Thursday a photo of her and Gordon's hands on top of each other's. He is wearing a plain wedding band and she has two eternity bands that sit flush against her engagement ring, which sports a halo design.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, and Nick Gordon appear in a photo posted on her Facebook page on July 10, 2013. / The two attend the L.A. premiere of Sparkle at Graumans Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2012. - Provided courtesy of facebook.com/BobbiKristinaOfficialAccount / Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has confirmed that she is engaged to Nick Gordon and says that people need to stop "judging" their relationship, adding that that despite what many believe, he is not her "adoptive brother."

Brown had in October 2012 confirmed the pair's plans to wed, in comments made on an episode of her family's Lifetime Television reality show, "The Houstons: On Our Own." Her aunt, Patricia, called their engagement "unacceptable." In November, Gordon tweeted that he and Brown were "not engaged or dating." She took to Facebook early on Wednesday, July 10, to set the record straight.

Whitney Houston appears in a scene from the 2012 movie Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures

The FBI has released its files on singer Whitney Houston, which include three investigations the agency conducted on behalf of the singer for an extortion attempt and threatening letters she received from fans.

The records included 128 pages of documents and were released on Monday, March 4. The documents show the agency conducted one investigation into an alleged extortion attempt in 1992, but agents and prosecutors determined no crime occurred.


Clive Davis, an 80-year-old music executive and producer who served as a mentor to the late Whitney Houston, gets personal in his new book -- he reveals publicly for the first time that he is bisexual.

In "The Soundtrack of My Life," which was released on Tuesday, February 19, he also recalls how he discovered the troubled pop star and the concern he felt and expressed to her personally about her drug abuse.

Whitney Houston appears in a scene from the 2012 movie Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures

Whitney Houston died at age 48 at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, February 11, a day before the 2012 Grammy Awards, whose producers are already planning a tribute to the iconic singer.

Houston's body was found inside a bathtub in a room at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, OnTheRedCarpet.com has learned.

Madame Tussauds unveiled four wax figures of late singer Whitney Houston in New York on Feb. 7, 2013, almost one year after her death. - Provided courtesy of Jennifer Graylock / Getty Images for Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds unveils four Whitney Houston wax figures in February 2013, about one year after the iconic singer's death.

Her mother, brother and sister-in-law attended the unveiling and posed for pictures with the statues, which will be displayed at four of the company's museums in the United States. Check out photos.

Gary Houston, brother of Whitney Houston, and wife Pat pose next to  one of four Madame Tussauds wax figures of the late singer that were unveiled on Feb. 7, 2013 in New York City. - Provided courtesy of Jennifer Graylock / Getty Images for Madame Tussauds

Whitney Houston has been immortalized in wax with four different figures, which will be displayed at four Madame Tussauds museums in the United States to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the iconic singer's shocking death.

The statues are worth a total of about $1.2 million. All four were unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York on Thursday, February 7, at a ceremony attended by Houston's mother Cissy, brother Gary and his wife Pat. The four wax figures are shown in the photo above. Check out details below.

Bobbi Kristina Brown appears in a promotional photo for the series The Houstons: On Our Own in 2012. - Provided courtesy of Lifetime

Bobbi Kristina Brown is not a fan of her grandmother's book "Remembering Whitney" and took to her official Twitter page to voice her opinion.

"ANYTHING concerning mygrandmothersBook...I& @nickdgordon OFCOURSE personally haveNOTHING2dowith... I ask youplsRESPECT tht...Haven't read&won't," she wrote on January 31.


In her new book, "Remembering Whitney," Cissy Houston opens up about her feelings towards Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown and wonders what Whitney's life would have been like had they not stayed together.

"I do believe her life would have turned out differently," Houston writes, according to The Associated Press. "It would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. Instead she was with someone who, like her, wanted to party. To me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed."

Dolly Parton  appears in a scene from the 2012 film Joyful Noise. - Provided courtesy of Alcon Film Fund

Dolly Parton said she had an emotional reaction to Jennifer Hudson performing "I Will Always Love You" in tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammys on February 12.

Parton wrote and originally performed "I Will Always Love You" in 1974 for her 13th studio album "Jolene." She later rerecorded the song in 1982 when it was included on the soundtrack of the film "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," starring Parton and Burt Reynolds.

Dolly Parton  appears in a Nightline interview in November 2012. - Provided courtesy of ABC

Dolly Parton is clearing up some rumors about her love life.

The legendary singer is featured in an interview for "Nightline" on Thursday, November 26, and responded to gay rumors, talked about her love life and Whitney Houston. The singer is promoting her new motivational memoir "Dream More" due out on November 27.

Adam Lambert appears in a promotional photo for the VH1 Divas dance party which is set to take place on Sunday, December 16, 2012. - Provided courtesy of VH1

Adam Lambert is set to host the 2012 "VH1 Divas" which will feature performances from Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jordin Sparks, as well as from the glam rocker himself.

The "VH1 Divas" dance party is set to celebrate current and classic dance music. This is the biggest hosting gig for Lambert, a self-proclaimed "sometimes diva" who is also an "American Idol" alum.


Grammy winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams are among the stars who sing to honor the late Whitney Houston in a tribute performance event called "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston."

The ceremony airs on Friday, November 16, at 10 p.m. ET on CBS and was taped in October at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Other celebrity guests include actresses Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson as well as singer Britney Spears, another Grammy winner.


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