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Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!

25 January 2015 1:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With Sundance weekend officially in full swing, Hollywood's biggest names continued to invade beautiful Park City, Utah, hitting up gift suites, tucking into multi-course meals and pal-ing around at premieres and parties. Newly minted Golden-Globe winner Gina Rodriguez held court at a table at Tao with boyfriend Henry Esteve, new dad Ryan Reynolds joked about breastfeeding with us and Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain had a love fest at the premiere of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Keep on reading to see who else People rubbed elbows with! 10:45 a.m., Birchbox Sundance Pop-Up: Lena Dunham »

- Melody Chiu and Patrick Gomez

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Meet Fashion's Newest 'It' Girls, Bella and Gigi Hadid

25 January 2015 5:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

First came the Hiltons, then came the Olsens and the Jenners ... now it's all about the Hadids! Gigi, 19, and Bella, 18, are the latest sisters storming the fashion industry. Their savvy and good looks are no surprise given their impressive parentage: Yolanda Foster, a former model and current Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, and real estate developer Mohamed Hadid. Though much of the Hadid sisters' public exposure before 2014 came by way of Real Housewives appearances, last year was a breakout year for Gigi, and 2015 is shaping up to be star-making for Bella. So what do you need to know about the Hadids? »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Few No. 1 Billboard Hits Win Big at the Oscars

22 January 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

From the 79 original songs on the Oscar shortlist, five were nominated a week ago on Jan. 15: “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Glory” from Selma, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again.

Following a recent trend, none of the nominees have made it to the top of the BIllboard Hot 100 chart, which tracks the success of  singles by looking at radio play, online streaming and sales.

Following the announcement of the nominations, “Glory” made its debut at No. 25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated Jan. 31 and is currently No. 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.

When “Everything Was Awesome” debuted in January 2014, the song debuted at No. 7 on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart and peaked at No. 57 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

“Lost Stars »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Bobby Brown On Whitney Houston, Infidelity And Drugs: “We Make Mistakes”

20 January 2015 3:41 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Bobby Brown opened up about his turbulent relationship with ex-wife Whitney Houston in a special interview that aired following the premiere of the Lifetime biopic, Whitney. Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney Brown, 45, was married to Houston for 15 years from 1992-2007 and shares daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, with the iconic singer. Houston and Brown’s […]

The post Bobby Brown On Whitney Houston, Infidelity And Drugs: “We Make Mistakes” appeared first on uInterview. »

- Olivia Truffaut

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News Nuggets: Martin Freeman says more 'Sherlock' would make show 'lose a lot of its appeal'

19 January 2015 8:42 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Less is more when it comes to the overwhelming success of "Sherlock," according to co-star Martin Freeman. The actor who plays Dr. John Watson says that the only way they can continue is through the intermittent nature of the production. Fans usually have to wait two years between seasons, and that schedule "makes it doable" because "it would soon lose a lot of its appeal if we were schlepping that around for eight months of the year, every year." He and star Benedict Cumberbatch, who both won Emmys for their roles last August, also must deal with large numbers of fans who find out which outside locations will be used. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will return for a Christmas special next December. Hollywood Reporter -Break- Lifetime enjoys massive ratings success with an entire night devoted to the late superstar Whitney Houston. Their original film "Whitney" starring Yaya DaCosta and »

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TVLine Items: Will Arnett Lands Netflix Comedy, Revenge Gets Real and More

19 January 2015 11:26 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will Arnett is already plotting his post-Millers TV comeback.

The former Arrested Development star has been tapped to lead Flaked, a new comedy series for Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Arnett plays a self-appointed guru named Chip who inadvertently falls in love with his best friend’s crush.

Arnett will write Flaked with co-creator Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). The two will executive-produce the series alongside Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Peter Principato (Blask-ish).

Ordered for eight episodes, Flaked will premiere on Netflix in 2016.

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* Kim Richards »

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‘Whitney’ Biopic, Specials Score Big for Lifetime on Saturday

19 January 2015 10:04 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime scored big Saturday night with the premiere of its Whitney Houston biopic and two other programs related to the late singer.

Nielsen estimates that an average audience of roughly 4.5 million watched “Whitney” from 8 to 10 p.m., making Angela Bassett’s directorial debut the week’s most-watched cable entertainment program. It’s also Lifetime’s most-watched telecast since 6.06 million watched the premiere of “Flowers in the Attic” on the comparable Saturday one year ago.

In key demos, “Whitney” earned a 1.7 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 — more than doubling the top-rated broadcaster in the time period (ABC’s premiere of Adam Sandler feature film “Just Go With It” did a 0.8/3). It also did a big 2.5/10 in women 18-49.

More than 90% of the viewers stuck with Lifetime at 10 p.m. for the special “Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney,” which averaged 4.1 million viewers. And at 11 p.m., the special “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, »

- Rick Kissell

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Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Biopic Draws 4.5 Million Viewers

19 January 2015 9:57 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Premiere of TV movie about ill-fated singer becomes network’s most-watched telecast in a year

Regardless of the what the critics — or Whitney Houston‘s family — had to say about “Whitney,” Lifetime’s biopic of the ill-fated singer, viewers certainly tuned in for the TV movie’s premiere Saturday night.

Whitney,” which was directed by Angela Bassett and chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Houston and Bobby Brown, scored 4.5 million total viewers with its premiere at 8 p.m. on Saturday, making it Lifetime’s most-watched telecast since last January’s “Flowers in the Attic.”

See photos: The Top 40 Best and Worst »

- Tim Kenneally

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Lifetime's 'Whitney' Movie Delivers Hefty 4.5 Million Viewers (Expect More Films by the Network Aimed at Black Audiences)

19 January 2015 9:46 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Lifetime talks up the numbers game following last night's premiere of its original movie "Whitney," via press release. Lifetime’s primetime block Saturday evening surrounding the eagerly-awaited world premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie "Whitney," directed by Angela Bassett, and hour-long specials "Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney" and "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances," drew 11.8 million total viewers across 3 telecasts, according to Nielsen Fast Cable Ratings. Breaking that figure down, "Whitney" drew 4.5 million total viewers, becoming the network’s most-watched telecast across all »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Angela Bassett On Whitney Houston Lesbian Rumors: 'It’s However the Audience Sees It'

18 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Did Whitney Houston have a secret lesbian relationship?

On Saturday night, the Lifetime original movie Whitney fueled speculation that the singer had an affair with her longtime friend and rumored romantic partner Robyn Crawford, played by Yolanda Ross.

In the film, directed by Angela Bassett, a jealous Robyn fights to protect Whitney (Yaya DaCosta) from Bobby Brown and also intimately comforts the superstar before she hits the stage. Was Robyn's affection more than platonic?

Exclusive: Yaya DaCosta Channels Whitney Houston In the Studio

"I can’t tell you," Bassett says. "There always has been [rumors] and they still persist and I don’t know. But, there was always the speculation, so my thing was, let it remain. But it'd be however the audience sees it. If they read into it, that's what they read into [regarding] their life – two women who are close and love each other and support one another."

Though Bassett's film opens with Robyn lovingly grabbing »

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Whitney Houston’s Family Blasts Lifetime for Unauthorized Biopic

18 January 2015 1:58 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Whitney Houston’s estate is telling fans they should “brace for the worst” if they choose to watch Lifetime’s Angela Bassett-directed biopic, which premiered on Saturday.

The family of the late singer has come out slamming the network and Bassett for the unauthorized biopic, “Whitney,” releasing a long statement, written by Houston’s sister-in-law Pat Houston, on her official website.

“If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst,” Pat Houston wrote, referring to recent biopics based on Brittany Murphy and the controversial Aaliyah movie. “You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made for TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family’s blessing and despite her mother’s request to not do this movie. It happens every day.”

Lifetime had no comment on the statement.

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- Alex Stedman

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Whitney Houston's Family Slams Lifetime, Angela Bassett Over Unauthorized Biopic

18 January 2015 8:42 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic was packed with many hell-to-the-yes moments, not everyone was happy to see a skewed version of the singer's life story on the small screen. Perhaps no one was more upset about Whitney than Houston's own family, who shared a long statement criticizing the unauthorized biopic on the singer's official site.

The statement, penned by Houston's sister-in-law Pat Houston, slams Lifetime and director Angela Bassett for airing a subpar quality movie based on Houston's life from the perspective of ex-husband Bobby Brown. "If you watch this movie, »

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Whitney Houston Lifetime Movie Lights Up Social Media

17 January 2015 7:58 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kathy Griffin, Sherri Shepherds and Donna Brazile weigh in on TV biopic

As “Whitney” began airing on Lifetime on Saturday night, celebrities including Kathy Griffin, Sherri Shepherd and leading Democrat Donna Brazile weighed in on the anticipated and controversial biopic.

Not surprisingly, the reviews were mixed.

“Look here’s the deal America, I will always love her #nonjudgment,” tweeted comedian Kathy Griffin.

Democratic National Committee vice-chairman Brazile was a fan, telling viewers to “tune in.”

Also Read: Whitney Houston’s Family on Lifetime Biopic: ‘Brace Yourself for the Worst’

The movie’s director, Angela Bassett, also added her two cents, »

- Itay Hod

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Whitney Houston's Lifetime Movie Premieres: Amber Riley, Kathy Griffin, Sherri Shepherd and More Fans React

17 January 2015 7:50 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well there you have it folks! Despite plenty of skepticism from die-hard fans and even attacks from Whitney Houston's extended family, Lifetime finally debuted their film about the "I Will Always Love You" singer Saturday night. While there were certainly plenty of sassy and snarky comments online, the average viewer appeared to be pleasantly surprised by the work of executive producer Angela Bassett and actress Yaya DaCosta. You can breathe now, ladies. "There was a pressure to keep it real and not be offensive," DaCosta shared with E! News before the big premiere. "This is a real person who really lived that everybody knows and loves." So how did the team do? Take a »

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Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Movie Isn’t Terrible, But Is It Too Soon?

17 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

After a string of atrocious biopics — Aaliyah  or Brittany Murphy, anyone? — there’s a lot riding on Whitney, Lifetime’s latest project. Given Whitney Houston‘s status as one of music’s most legendary figures, and the fact that she passed away less than three years ago, the frothy network isn’t exactly treading over light waters. However, it looks like hell officially froze over: Whitney isn’t terrible! But that doesn’t mean it’s great, either.

It’s melodramatic at times, but — hey!— it’s Lifetime. Also, it’s very early to be telling Houston’s story. (The singer died in 2012.) However, rest assured this film is handled much better than both Aaliyah and Murphy (if that says anything at all). The key is the precise and respectful direction of American Horror Story star Angela Bassett (this is her first gig behind the camera). Not once does Bassett »

- Christopher Rosa

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Lifetime's Whitney Houston Biopic: Did Whitney Make You Feel 'So Emotional'?

17 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Question for the group: Should Whitney — Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic, which premiered Saturday — have been titled Whitney… and Bobby, instead?

The Angela Bassett-directed film is as much about Bobby Brown’s fall from grace as it is about Houston’s rise to stardom, chronicling the former R&B king’s drug addiction, musical aspirations and sexual indiscretions in vivid detail.

Then again, it’s only appropriate, considering Brown essentially called the shots in Houston’s life — at least according to the film — from the moment they first clicked that fateful night at the Soul Train Awards. From that point on, »

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Whitney Houston Biopic: How Yaya DaCosta Became The Singer

17 January 2015 4:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Whitney Houston is one of the most recognizable singers in the history of music, so Yaya DaCosta did not take it lightly when she was cast to portray the icon in the Lifetime movie Whitney. "I initially wanted to become her exactly. I was just set to do everything in my power to make the audience almost forget that they weren't really watching Whitney," the former America's Next Top Model contestant, 32, tells People. "But then I realized that I only had a few days to prepare. It was more important to try and capture her essence than to go crazy »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Whitney Houston Biopic: How Yaya DaCosta Became The Singer

17 January 2015 4:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Whitney Houston is one of the most recognizable singers in the history of music, so Yaya DaCosta did not take it lightly when she was cast to portray the icon in the Lifetime movie Whitney. "I initially wanted to become her exactly. I was just set to do everything in my power to make the audience almost forget that they weren't really watching Whitney," the former America's Next Top Model contestant, 32, tells People. "But then I realized that I only had a few days to prepare. It was more important to try and capture her essence than to go crazy »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Whitney Is Not Particularly Good, But Director Angela Bassett Knows What She’s Doing

17 January 2015 4:20 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Whitney is a Whitney Houston biopic airing tonight on Lifetime. That description pretty much loads the viewer up with preconceived notions, and it would be silly to pretend that this TV movie entirely neutralizes them. Shem Bitterman's script is filled with expository clunkers ("What about that Whitney, huh? Who'd've thought she'd become a movie star?"). You've seen the rise-and-fall-and-partial-redemption narrative done in Lifetime style: the fights, the tears, the reconciliation. And there's nothing onscreen that can't be learned or understood from reading a book or magazine article about Houston. Why, then, is this relatively short movie so strangely powerful? A lot of it comes from the way actress Angela Bassett, making her directorial debut, approaches the material. As an artist, she doesn't lean on TV movie formulas. She knows this is basically a melodrama, so she places the tumultuous relationship between lovers-turned-spouses Whitney Houston (Yaya DaCosta) and Bobby Brown »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Whitney Houston Family Blasts Lifetime Movie In Open Letter — Read It Here!

17 January 2015 12:19 PM, PST | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law Pat Houston is blasting Lifetime's new movie, Whitney, which is slated to premiere on Saturday night. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Angela Bassett directed the project, which features one-time "America's Next Top Model" runner-up Yaya DaCosta as the late music icon. The biopic was filmed without the support of the Houston family, something Pat makes clear in a new open letter on the official Whitney Houston website. »

- Shari Weiss

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