Today would have been Whitney Houston's 49th birthday. To celebrate the passing of an icon, the cast of her last movie, SPARKLE -- Omari Hardwick, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps -- sang Happy Birthday to Whitney, at the request of former Atlanta madam, CJ, of Bossip.

SPARKLE opens nationwide on August 17.

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :happybirthday: Whitney I will forever love you :love: :kiss: RIP Whitney Houston. Time for me to change my Gravie :pc:

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      Shamelessly promoting this movie huh?
      :coffee:

    • luVn_liFe…

      former Atlanta madam, CJ, of Bossip

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      :tea:

    • S’alleb Retsam

      Nicca's gotta eat @Man

      :coffee:

    • TPtotalpackage

      Can I get the scoop on the former Atlanta madam please? :coffee:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Omari Hardwick is my friend Shauni's Brother :cheer: I grew up with this fine specimen, at the Catholic school in Ga. Well mannered man, and all her brothers are Fine as wine :yes:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Ok TPtotalpackage :hi:
      :cosign:

    • NaijaGal

      I have 0 desire to see this movie

      :happybirthday: Ms. Houston

    • Bibi

      :tea:

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      @MASTER BELLA

      Nicca’s gotta eat @Man
      _________________

      True dat.
      :coffee:

    • MZ_CARAM3L74

      That was so touching

    • lashellebelle

      NaijaGal says:

      I have 0 desire to see this movie

      ~~~~~~~~~~

      We can (not) go see the movie together Boo.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      The original sparkle wasn't all that truth be told though :tea: . I only wanna see Whitney though :love: But I am not going to see it in theaters, I will see it on Blueray

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      @jeni i was doin the same thing! lol :bday: whit!! :bday: whit!! :danban: :shakebutt:

    • dancerbee93

      NaijaGal says:

      I have 0 desire to see this movie

      Ms. Houston

      **********************
      :cosign: Morning beautiful roses :hi:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

      @jeni i was doin the same thing! lol
      ___________________

      :fistbump: :happy: :danban1:

    • lovezoe

      I will wait for the DVD

    • NaijaGal

      @Lashelle uh huh we can sit on the couch munching on fatness while discussing why I don't wanna see it :lol:

    • sassyshe

      :bday: Happy Birthday Whitney you will forever be missed. I loved the original Sparkle and saw it a million times and hope they did justice with the revamp

      On another note, Sandra did you really have to talk about ole girl being a former madam. :hahaha: though I enjoyed the shade

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :woohoo: just found out I got a 87 on my statistics test :pray: thank you Jesus, cause my eyes was crossed on that test ! :yahoo: I'll take that 87 :danban1:

    • Ty

      sang Happy Birthday to Whitney, at the request of former Atlanta madam, CJ, of Bossip.
      _________________
      See thats why the other bloggers dont invite u out Sandy Mae always cutting up :rofl:

      :happybirthday: Nippy

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Morning Bibi :waves:

    • lashellebelle

      NaijaGal says:

      @Lashelle uh huh we can sit on the couch munching on fatness while discussing why I don’t wanna see it

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Long as alcoholic drinks are present, I'm WITH IT!!! :yes:

    • lovezoe

      Jenie- :woot: I have to take one when it's time for grad school. Not looking forward to that. Me and math are not homeboys.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      i'll be going to see it. with a whole roll of terrlit paper too :crying:

      HBD Queen Whitney :happybirthday: i shole do miss u!!! :love: :crying:

    • KishaMinyonn

      :partyhat: HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHITNEY!

    • lovezoe

      So they will be coming out with an Aaliyah album. :coffee:

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      :D

    • lovezoe

      Where are my manners? Happy Birthday to one of the greatest to ever do it.

    • lashellebelle

      @ Fay Fay-

      TERRLIT!!!! :rofl: Hey Suga Wuga!

    • Bibi

      Morning Jenie :waves: Fayla, Razzle, lovezoe, LAshelle, Dancer and the rest of yous...

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Naija
      LaShelle
      Bibi
      Jenie
      ZOE
      TY
      Sassy
      Dancer
      Razzle
      Luvn
      SANDRA
      ERRYBODY
      :waves: <---handkerchief for the movie

    • http://www.philly.com/ J Said it!

      Whitney!!!!! The best to ever do it... God is Awesome

    • lovezoe

      FayFay- :hugs: and :heart: How are ya today boo?

    • MsDivaRo

      :happybirthday: Whitney! RIP

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      Awww...Whitney R,I.P.

      :offtopic:

      Sandra can you do a post on the George Zimmerman hearing today? They are going to the "Stand Your Ground" defense and ask for a dismissal...

    • MsDivaRo

      :hug: Fayla, Love, Bibi, J!

    • Bibi

      lovezoe says:

      So they will be coming out with an Aaliyah album.

      Why?? :no:

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      @SANDRA
      You must be doing well these days to be mentioning B. ossip.

      :coffee:

    • NaijaGal

      FAYLA - :hug: thanks for bringing back that beautiful face :kiss:

      @LOVEZOE - not interested in that either

    • MsDivaRo

      :shakebutt: @Man

    • Bibi

      :waves: @MsDiva

    • Trendsetter

      I'll wait for the dvd

    • NaijaGal

      :newpost: is up

    • MsDivaRo

      Trendsetter says:

      I’ll wait for the dvd

      ------------------
      Me too Trend....I need to see the original first!!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      bnatural says:

      Awww…Whitney R,I.P.
      Sandra can you do a post on the George Zimmerman hearing today? They are going to the “Stand Your Ground” defense and ask for a dismissal…
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Just was reading about this is in the paper...

      :hi: Fayla how Are you?

      Naija,LaShelle,BibiJenie,TY Sassy,DancerB,Razzle,Bellas Master,MsDivaro, and all I hollered in the !st rediculous Post this morning :rollseye:

    • lashellebelle

      Hey Hey Hey Luvin!

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Fay Fay :waves: Guys :newpost: is up

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      BIBI :rofl: atcho gravi!!!

      Diva! :waves: gm ma'am
      Zoe :heart: i'm much better today thanks for asking. how are u?

    • yallcrazy

      Happy Birthday Whit!

      :2dance: <---jamming to I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

      :obama: Yall sign up at barackobama . com OR moveon . org to see how you can help to get our Prez reelected :yahoo:

    • lovezoe

      Fay- in making it. On my way to dr.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07711524201116001609 Dark-n-Lovely

      :happybirthday: :party:

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHITNEY!!!

      Praying for Bobbi Kris!!! I saw she got her mom's initials tatted on her wrist.

    • LadeeA

      It actually looks like it'll be better than Cadillac Records. LOL

      Omari is so fyne...but my Hubby is FYNER. :wink:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      TPtotalpackage says:

      Can I get the scoop on the former Atlanta madam please?
      ______________

      Let's just say that every NBA player (married and single) were never lonely whenever they came to town back in the day. :tea:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Congrats hun @ jeniefrumdabloc! I'm not surprised; all of my readers have above level intelligence. :thumbsup:

    • Secret

      :happybirthday: Whitney Houston

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Ty says:

      See thats why the other bloggers dont invite u out Sandy Mae always cutting up
      ________________

      She's not ashamed of her former profession. At least she wasn't on welfare.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Thanks for the info @ bnatural.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @SANDRA
      You must be doing well these days to be mentioning B. ossip.
      _______________

      There was a time when they used to steal my stories without crediting me. Not any more. So we're good.

    • hell_on_heels

      I think I'm going to pass on seeing this movie. With the exception of Whitney, I think the acting would be sup-par to say the least. Plus they've change the story line so much.......no thank you:-(.

    • Native New Yorker

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      :happybirthday: Whitney I will forever love you :love: :kiss: RIP Whitney Houston. Time for me to change my Gravie :pc:

      _____________________________________________

      :cosign: WHITNEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :crying:

    • brown_skin83

      RIP Whitney. Can't wait to see Sparkle! And that Omari dude could get it. :hump: