Former “Top Model” Yaya DaCosta Alafia, who is playing Whitney Houston in the LIFETIME biopic, had just released the first official photo of Yaya in character as Whitney Houston.
Angela Bassett is making her directorial debut for the film, which will chronicle the turbulent relationship between the legendary singer/actress with her singer/songwriter ex-husband Bobby Brown.
Yaya talks about the photo shoot saying,
“I just looked at the picture and did the pose!”
Bobby Brown performed with his group New Edition in Mississippi and as you can see from the video above he must have missed the ENTIRE rehearsal sessions because he is completely outta shape.
If you are thinking this is just an off night…think again because he performed in Nashville last night and he just ended up walking off stage from fatigue. Com’ on Bobby get it together and put the cigarette down. Like one viewer said…this is sooooo sad!
“The Houstons: On Our Own” is gearing it for it’s network premier on Lifetime chronicling Whitney Houston’s family including her daughter Bobbi Kristina (Krissy); Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager; Pat’s daughter Rayah; Whitney’s brother Gary; mother, Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy Houston, and family friend/Krissy’s live-in boyfriend Nick Gordon, as they try and pick up the pieces after her untimely death.
Bobby Brown’s wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown suffered a seizure brought on by diabetes that she has had since 2009 over the holiday weekend.
Brown tweeted his wife’s condition saying
“recovering and in good spirits” after being hospitalized. He also asked fans to pray for the family.
Bobby Brown is getting married, having a concert and celebrating father’s day all in one weekend trip to Hawaii.
TMZ Brown and his fiancee Alicia Etheridge will have their wedding in Honolulu weekend of June 15th … the two has been engaged since May 2010 and have one child together.
Today Show reports,
In the second part of Brown’s sit-down, he addressed reports that indicate drugs are now an issue for the next generation — his and Houston’s 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
When asked if he was worried about his daughter having recently been seen smoking marijuana, and rumors of “other things,” Brown insisted, “I will always be worried about that.”
But that doesn’t mean that he currently believes that she’s in any real danger. In fact, the 43-year-old insists he has a solid relationship with his daughter and that he would know if there was really a cause for concern.
“I know what she is actually doing,” Brown said. “I think people are, you know, making assumptions of what my daughter is and how strong she is. People tend to want to control strong-willed people. And that’s what I see. … I am her father. She talks to me about everything.”
And he’s not just Bobbi Kristina’s father. Brown has four other children, and three of them joined him on TODAY to defend him from his “bad boy” reputation, especially in regards to his decision to walk out of Houston’s funeral because he was unwilling to be separated from his alleged “entourage.”
“We were the entourage,” daughter LaPrincia said, setting the record straight.
“They sat us and you know, I saw someone talk to my dad,” Brown’s son, Landon, explained. “But I didn’t know what they were saying — until he tapped me and said, ‘Let’s go.’”
Today Show reports,
Speaking out for the first time since the death of ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer about his last encounter with Houston, the moment he learned she had died, and whether he feels responsible for her addiction struggles.
Brown says he never used hard drugs before meeting Houston, and said that she had used drugs before they were involved. “I worried about it when … we first got together until I tried it,” he said. “And when I tried it, for some reason, I have an addictive personality.”
He does have some regrets, wondering to Lauer whether “I coulda done something different, you know to — ensure that she had a longer life. But … you have to want it, you know?”
The 2005 single-season reality show “Being Bobby Brown,” which put an uncomfortable spotlight on their relationship and showed Houston’s temper flaring, he says, was a “wake-up, because we were able to see what others were saying about us …. (to) see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love we felt for each other.”
But Houston declined to appear on a second season of the show, and the pair separated in 2006; they divorced the following year. Still, said Brown — who told Lauer he would be getting remarried “soon” — he still has a lot of room in his heart for his late former wife.
“My fiancee knows how I felt about that woman,” Brown said. “My kids know how I feel … how I felt about Whitney. It’s not a secret, you know? I was in love with her deeply.”
BET has in works a new pilot called “House Husbands.” If you remember the 2011 BET Awards, we got a glimpse of it…staring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Anthony Anderson and Bobby Brown.
Right now Kevin is the only on that is officially signed for the show House Husbands but we will keep you posted…one thing is for sure it will be hilarious!
Check out the sketch comedy done at the BET Awards:
TMZ reports Bobby Brown was booked for driving under the influence and his blood alcohol level was .08 or higher.
Sources say he was pulled over in Reseda, CA for allegedly driving while talking on a cell phone….he already has a DUI conviction on his record in Georgia in 1996.
Bobby has already bailed out of jail.