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R. Kelly & Cee-Lo Green Sign On To ‘Sparkle’

Published: Monday 26th Sep 2011 by Rashad

The Whitney Houston-led remake of famed 1976 musical ‘Sparkle’ is adding more star power as the weeks go by.  The latest addition comes in the form of singers R. Kelly and Cee Lo Green.  Reports indicate that Green has been tapped to join the cast that already features the likes of American Idol alum Jordin Sparks and comedian Mike Epps.

Kelly, who also contributed to Houston’s own latest chart-topper ‘I Look To You’, will oversee the album’s soundtrack (which is said to feature music from Sparks, Green, and the ‘I Will Always Love You’ belter herself).

With the remake relocated from Harlem to Detroit during the height of the ‘Motown’ era, fans will be pleased to know that production is set to start in coming weeks.

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  1. KAT DELUNA FAN September 26, 2011

    yes yes my body is ready

  2. MissImpartial September 26, 2011

    The problem is though can all these people act???

  3. iSimplyDGAF September 26, 2011

    now this is an interesting and appealing duo! Both talented song writers and singers (kind of for cee-lo) you know where im going with that but yeahhh. Lets see what that will be like.

  4. Tru Voice September 26, 2011

    YES!!! Get Whitney on there!!! I h** she writes and executive produces too, but at least she’s acting and singing again.

    It would be great if The soundtrack gets a few Grammy nominations, there are so many new categories now compared to the Bodyguard days and WTE and TPW soundtrack days.

    Great!! Can’t wait to hear what they some up with, a song could get a Best Song nod from the Academy Awards if they do well.

  5. `iLoveYou` September 26, 2011

    I’m anticipating this movie so bad!

  6. Alexander September 26, 2011

    Nuff said! Oscars/Grammy’s
    Trey you should’ve remained humble as now your career will crumble! Elephants swat flies

  7. kingkong September 26, 2011

    Can’t wait for this and now R Kelly is confirmed. Whitnehy will also be singing two gospel songs in the movie. Exciting. bring it Nippy

  8. lol September 26, 2011

    this move really sounds like a diaster waitn tohappen smh

  9. Love Letter September 26, 2011

    Yesss! King R. Kelly! Yess! Living legend.

  10. SCARECROW September 26, 2011

    What role would RKelly play in relation to Jordin? Hmmm

  11. JUDAS666 September 26, 2011

    This sounds like an #EPICFLOP waiting to happen. Whitney can’t act worth a f***. All her movies sucked with none ever receiving critical appeal let alone a ratings pass. Outside of the soundtracks, the plots were stupid, the scripts were terribly written and amateurish, and no comment about the acting. YILCH!!!! Get ready for poor critics reviews.

  12. TheTruth September 26, 2011

    yeah but none of whitney’s movies flopped ! Can’t wait to see this.

  13. nice_gurl September 27, 2011

    This is good…..but I wish Jordin wasn’t in the movie…she just doens’t really have the star quality like the others have.

  14. KD September 27, 2011

    SMH…what happened to the days when people that are actually trained in the “acting” arts were given acting gigs? I will not be watching what I already know will turn out to be a HOT-MESS.COM.

    S/N: I can already see this movie cleaning house at the Razzies.

  15. David September 27, 2011

    Whoever say’s that this wil turn out to be a flop should go HUG a transformer,cos am can’t wait to watch the premiere of the movie cos ma home boi kellz will be anging dem hits on this joint.Greatest r&b Artist of all fu*kin time..sh*t

  16. David September 27, 2011

    Whoever say’s that this wil turn out to be a flop should go HUG a transformer,can’t wait to watch the premiere of the movie cos ma home boi kellz will be banging dem hits on this joint.Greatest r&b Artist of all fu*kin time..sh*t

  17. bey’knight September 27, 2011

    this cant get me excited to see the movie, the soundtrack maybe but not the movie so far the only person im interested in watchin on the silver screen is my fav Whitney

  18. Congo September 27, 2011

    All of the actors attached to this movie are experienced and have done a fair deal of acting except Jordin Sparks. People do your research. Derek Luk- Antowine Fisher
    Omari Hardwick – for Colored girls
    Carmen Ojogo- check her credits
    R kelly- Soundtrack
    This is a solid cast
    Whitney/Debra Martin Chase- all of her movies plus princess diaries, cheetah girls, lemonade mouth, traveling pants, cinderella- this team know what they are doing
    The akils- jumping the broom, the game, girlfriends

    Can’t wait to see this.

  19. derek September 27, 2011

    Sam, Sparkle is not a musical. It’s a drama with some singing. It’s not like Dreamgirls although Dreamgirls was inspired off it.

    R Kelly is just doing the soundtrack the songs. Cee Lo will have a very small part as one of the talent performing at a club. No major role.

  20. JUDAS666 September 27, 2011

    TOTAL CHEAP ASS BUDGET MESS[DOT]COM. MOST OF THOSE ACTORS ARE B-RATED TV PEOPLE. SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST THE AKILS CAN DO WITH WHAT LITTLE MONEY THE STUDIO IS WILLING TO SQUANDER ON THIS TRAINWRECK. NOT A SINGLE ACTOR THERE WITH ONE BIG TIME ACTING ACCOLADE. THIS WILL BE KNOWN AS DREAM GIRLS 2.0. AT LEAST DREAM GIRLS HAD ACTORS IN IT IN EDDIE MURPHY (OSCAR NOM) AND JAMIE FOXX (OSCAR WIN) AND A PRETTY GOOD ACTING CAST OUTSIDE OF BEYONCE (WHO WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE WHO LOOKS GOOD IN DESIGNER DRESSES AND A NICE ASS TO BANG). WHITNEY HOUSTON HAS NEVER BEEN IN A CRITICALLY POSITIVE SHOW PIECE ON THE BIG SCREEN. ALL 3 OF HER FLICKS – BG, PW, WTE – WERE ALL CRITICAL FLOPS. ONLY THE SOUND TRACKS SAVED THE DAY. TRUTH!!!

  21. Love Letter September 27, 2011

    We’re just HERE for the soundtrack. It WILL slay!!!

  22. casa September 27, 2011

    Who cares about critics? i go see movie if it’s good fun and entertaining. Bleep a critic. sounds good and can’t wait to see it. The music will slay

  23. Mely B September 27, 2011

    I was rooting for this remake because I thought they would modernize it but am beyond disappointed with this “Motown” era take and some of the casting leaks – Jordin in particular. They should have tried to find an unknown for this part AND the only young actor I would pay $$$ to see portraying Stix is Michael B. Jordan!!!

    On the positive side, it could be as good as DREAMGIRLS. I’ll have to see clips before I make a final decision to go see it.

  24. Legend Kelendria Rowland September 27, 2011

    Whys Whitney on the soundtrack? She cant sing!

  25. remy September 27, 2011

    Who cares about critics? i go see movie if it’s good fun and entertaining. Bleep a critic. sounds good and can’t wait to see it. The music will slay

  26. Alexander October 6, 2011

    You youngsters knows nothing about “Sparkle” the movie! And muthafooka Whitney & Kevin Costner made millions off there movie production, also Waiting to exhale killed them too….R Kelly sountracks are the newest Curtis Mayfield

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