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'Sparkle's Mara & Salim Akil Make Paramount Deal On 'Abandonment Issues'

deadline.com – BREAKING: Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, who last teamed on the Screen Gems remake Sparkle with Whitney Houston, have made a deal with Paramount Pictures for a new project with the working title Abandonment Issues. Mara Brock Akil will write the script and Salim Akil, her husband, will direct and they will produce together. 2 years 14 weeks ago via jackiechan
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'Sparkle' Power Couple Open Up About Whitney Houston's Final Performance

feedproxy.google.com – "I'm not saying I was oblivious to who Whitney Houston was," Salim tells THR of the singer, who died of a drug-related drowning. "I grew up around people with a bunch of serious problems." 2 years 19 weeks ago via jetli
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Sparkle: Jordin Sparks fronts poster for Whitney Houston's final film

rss.feedsportal.com – The 'I Will Always Love You Singer's final movie releases a poster. 2 years 34 weeks ago via jetli
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Whitney Houston's final film Sparkle set for summer release

guardian.co.uk – The late singer was due to make an acting comeback in a remake of the 1976 film inspired by the SupremesA musical film tipped as a vehicle for the late singer Whitney Houston to make an acting comeback will be released in cinemas this summer, Variety reports.Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, a personal favourite of Houston's. 2 years 44 weeks ago via brucelee

Sparkle

Posted December 9th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

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