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Angela Basset Announces 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 5th 2011 5:30PM
Angela Bassett on 'The Talk''Waiting to Exhale' was a hit in 1995, a success for its stars, Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston, and director Forest Whitaker. Today on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Bassett had a special announcement that fans probably weren't expecting: There is definitely a sequel in the works.

"It's preliminary, but it's going to happen," she said. Terry McMillan, who wrote the original novel and screenplay, has written the script based on her book 'Getting to Happy.' And all of the original stars will be back, according to Bassett. That presumably includes Houston.

Bassett asked Leah Remini if she wanted to be in it, and she said yes. So look forward to that cameo.

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Why We'll Leave 'American Idol' for 'X-Factor' If Simon Cowell Jumps Ship

by Laura Prudom, posted Dec 29th 2009 4:40PM
The ninth season of 'American Idol' is set to premiere on Jan. 12, but lately the show's buzz has had nothing to do with the singing competition -- not when there's so much movement behind the judges' table.

Speculation has reached fever pitch regarding music mogul Simon Cowell's rumored departure from 'Idol' following the expiration of his contract in 2011, but a recent comment from Cowell's brother has added fuel to the fire that everyone's favorite grumpy judge might abandon the show at the end of this season, "to concentrate on bringing the American version of 'X-Factor' to U.S. TV in 2011," Tony Cowell reportedly revealed on his weekly podcast.

But what is this 'X-Factor,' you may ask, and would crotchety Cowell really consider leaving the show that made him a household name on this side of the Atlantic?

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Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Finale full episode

by Michael Pascua, posted Nov 25th 2009 4:25PM
Did you miss any moment of Dancing with the Stars? Maybe you want to go back and judge Whitney Houston's performances again? ABC tried their best to squeeze in as much as they could for two hours that you may not have caught the actual dancing between Kelly, Mya, and Donny. Here's part one:

Catch part two after the jump.

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Whitney Houston Performs on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 25th 2009 9:34AM
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson taking the 'Dancing with the Stars' trophy wasn't the only memorable moment during last night's ninth season finale. While looking fit and sounding great, Whitney Houston sang the song 'Million Dollar Bill' from her new album 'I Look to You,' then later belted out her unforgettable 80s hit, 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody.'

The performance was thankfully free of the diva antics or erratic behavior Houston is sometimes known to exhibit. It was, instead, a return to form for the powerhouse singer.

Watch the full performance of 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' after the jump.

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Review: Dancing with the Stars - Performance 10 Results (season finale)

by Michael Pascua, posted Nov 25th 2009 2:00AM
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(S09E21) Dancing with the Stars is down to three finalists, two hours, and one winner. We re-welcome the thirteen eliminated celebrities. Donny & Kym, Mya & Dmitry, and Kelly & Louis emerge from the other side of the stage and run past the eliminated contestants. Louis got a lot of butt slaps; he giggles and continues walking.

We get a recap of last night, ad in the middle of the recap we have the back of Miss Piggy's head. Was that the spaghetti cat of DWTS? The recap played again right after a commercial break.

The best part of the night wasn't the results, it was Miss Piggy laying the smackdown on Samantha Harris.

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Whitney Houston's AMA Performance (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 23rd 2009 9:32AM
Whitney Houston accepts an AMA award last night. If you need an award to prove that this is Whitney Houston's comeback year, Ms. Houston has a shiny American Music Award to show you.

On last night's 'American Music Awards,' the pop diva performed her single, 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' -- a song reflecting Houston's struggle to reclaim her career from years of drug abuse -- and was honored with the Award of Excellence.

Houston first performed the song on the season premiere of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' after Oprah said it was her favorite song on the new album.

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Whitney Houston to Perform, Receive Award at American Music Awards

by Amy Kuperinsky, posted Nov 12th 2009 1:00PM
Whitney Houston American Music AwardsCapping what has been her big comeback year, Whitney Houston will both perform at the American Music Awards and be presented with its International Artist Award.

According to an ABC press release, Houston will sing 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' from her seventh album, 'I Look to You,' released in August. The appearance will mark Houston's return as a performer to prime time network TV after a five-year hiatus (she last appeared at the World Music Awards in 2004).

Other AMA performers will include Rihanna, Green Day, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez. There's also a few 'American Idol' alumni listed on the bill, with Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry slated to appear.

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Jon Bon Jovi teams with NBCU for major album promotion

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 14th 2009 8:27PM
jon_bon_joviIn the last month, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Michael Bublé have all appeared and sang on The Oprah Winfrey Show. All three have had number one albums. Coincidence? No. Good promotion (although Whitney had already reached number one by the time she warbled on Oprah). Therefore, I have to wonder why Jon Bon Jovi has entered an exclusive "artist in residence" deal with NBC Universal? For two months, Bon Jovi will promote the new Bon Jovi CD, The Circle, only just on NBCU channels.

You'll see him on Today, The Tonight Show, The Jay Leno Show, Saturday Night Live, a segment of the NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams and a sit down with James Lipton on Bravo's Inside the Actors' Studio. When The Circle is released on November 10, you'll know all about it... if you've watched NBC and Bravo.

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What's gotten into Oprah?

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 17th 2009 4:35PM
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Does it seem like somebody lit a fire under Oprah Winfrey? It seems like it to me. Her new season commenced this week with the Whitney Houston two-parter, she's off to Central Park for tomorrow show which will relaunch Oprah's Book Club, and on Monday Oprah's doing a flashback to the 1960's with Mad Men's Jon Hamm and January Jones as guests.

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Whitney on Oprah, day two

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 15th 2009 8:36PM
Whitney Houston on OprahIf you tuned in to watch the first part -- day one -- of Whitney Houston's interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday, you weren't alone. The overnight ratings were gangbusters for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the best premiere in three years, which is just what Oprah had in mind when her producers booked Whitney on her comeback trail.

And Whitney benefited, too. Her new CD debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, a fact confirmed at the end of the second half that was broadcast today. So Whitney won and Oprah won and Clive Davis was happy and smiling, probably because he had orchestrated the whole thing behind the scenes.

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Whitney on Oprah: part interview, part intervention

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 15th 2009 3:12AM
whitney_houston_sittingYesterday was the season premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the big "get" -- as you probably know -- was a two-part interview with Whitney Houston. According to Oprah, this was the best interview she's ever done. Now, was that hype or was it really a great interview?

Judging by part one, it was a pretty powerful interview for Oprah. She was on her game. The setting was an empty theater, just Oprah and Whitney. Presumably, this was a no-holds-barred session, so I expected Oprah to ask the tough questions about Whitney's dysfunctional marriage to Bobby Brown, her drug use, the days she spent holed up in a stupor. It wasn't exactly A&E's Intervention, but for Oprah, it was penetrating.

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America's Got Talent books Susan Boyle

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 12th 2009 1:02PM
Susan_Boyle_Harpers_BazaarSimon Cowell predicted it and he was right (and he has a hand in all this, you know). Susan Boyle is going to appear on the season finale of America's Got Talent, giving all of us a chance to see her as she is now. As this beautiful photo shows, celebrity has already transformed Susan. The shock to her system after the sudden fame has apparently waned, and she is now ready to bring her act to America. Britain's Got Talent nearly overwhelmed her, but that was then and this is now.

The appearance on America's Got Talent will be included in the NBC show's two-part finale airing September 14 and 16. And, they're calling this her "official" U.S. TV debut, but I think that's referring to singing only, because she's been on talk shows.

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Whitney Houston's cringeworthy GMA appearance

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 2nd 2009 6:26PM
Whitney_Houston_aristaIf you just watched the crowd while Whitney Houston performed in Central Park on Good Morning, America today, you might have thought that Whitney was doing great. However, if you had the volume on, you know better.

Sadly, Whitney Houston's GMA appearance was sad. Her voice cracked and she seemed to be struggling to sing one of her biggest hits, "I'm Every Woman," which ironically was used as the theme for The Oprah Winfrey Show for years. I say ironically because Whitney explained to the fans at one point that her voice was a wreck because she had talked too much during her appearance on Oprah earlier in the week. Ouch!

The entire appearance was enough to make you cringe. At one point, Whitney called her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, out to the stage to sing with her. Bobbi has grown into a beautiful young woman from the teenager she was on Being Bobby Brown, the infamous Bravo reality show starring Whitney and then hubby Bobby.

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Oprah Books Whitney Houston Interview & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 20th 2009 12:36PM
Whitney Houston Oprah WinfreyWhitney Houston to appear on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show''s season premiere, Shelley Long returns to television, John Hawkes joins 'Lost' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Hell to the yes: Whitney Houston's coming back to TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 23rd 2009 1:00PM
Whitney_Houston_Dionne_Warwick_Clive_DavisAs it often is in show biz lore, Whitney Houston is on the verge of a comeback. On September 1 will be releasing a new CD called I Look To You, and some time in the preceding week, ABC will air a one hour Whitney Houston special. No word yet on whether it's going to be a concert format or an extended set of music videos or a mix of both, but the ultimate goal is clear: present Whitney in the best possible light and show off her big voice, one of pop music's most celebrated.

It will hopefully be a positive change of pace for La Houston. The last time Whitney was all over TV was when she "co-starred" on the Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown. That slice of life, unscripted gem might have been the worst thing Houston ever did in her professional career.

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