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With iconic wax figure-making Madame Tussauds, a lot of the celebrities that are immortalized in wax can be a huge hit or a miss, but the four new figures made to honor Whitney Houston are all on point. So much so that it’s kind of creepy…
Made in London, the four figures, which cost $1.2 million to make, are all an ode to some of Whitney’s most iconic moments, including her 1991 Super Bowl performance of the national anthem, a version of the singer dressed as she was in the video, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” her role as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, and a figure that is supposed to be Houston wearing a gold dress for a photo shoot for her final album in 2009. This is the first time in about 200 years that Madame Tussauds has made multiple figures at one time for the same person, and all four of these bad boys are going to different cities.
You can catch Super Bowl Whitney whenever you’re at the Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C., the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” figure in Las Vegas, Bodyguard Whitney in Hollywood, and Whitney in all her gold sequin glory in New York. They will be doing a big reveal here in NYC today.
In a statement to Madame Tussauds, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, said that the idea to honor Whitney’s career and do so at almost one year since her death was something they knew her fans would appreciate. “We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career. This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”
So what do you think of the wax figures? I personally think they’re fabulous and spot on, especially the one in the gold dress and Whitney at the Super Bowl, but how about you? Let us know below! And get more information on her figures at Madame Tussauds’ website.
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While tons of celebs’ names are getting tossed around as potentials to portray Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic, we already know who’ll be playing the famed singer on Broadway, Heather Headley. The Trinidadian-American singer has just been named the lead in the “Bodyguard” musical opening at London’s Adelphi Theatre in December, and she’s ecstatic about the opportunity.
“It’s going to be the greatest challenge of my life, but I’m ready to step into those heels,” Headley told BBC News.
Though everyone knows Whitney Houston as Rachel Marron from the 1992 film, Headley said she doesn’t want to live in the deceased singer’s shadow as she takes on this role.
“You don’t want people to compare you to Whitney. I didn’t want it before and especially not now after her passing. I want people to come in and say this is Heather’s version – this is Heather playing Rachel Marron and singing Whitney songs.
“I am always trying to find a way to make them my own but still acknowledge and keep the integrity of her music.”
The musical will feature Whitney’s biggest hits, like “Saving All My Love,” “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and most memorable of all, “I Will Always Love You.” Though there’s a lot of pressure on Heather Headley in this production, many are curious just how well Kevin Costner’s tough character Frank Farmer, which will be played by British actor Lloyd Owen, will translate in musical form. Owen says not to worry.
“If you think of Frank Farmer singing and tap-dancing, he loses his enigma and it could potentially be quite cheesy. That’s not the case in this.”
Opening day for the musical is December 6. How do you think Heather Headley will do?
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Lifetime has been airing ‘The Bodyguard’ nearly every weekend since Whitney Houston passed, but now fans will have a chance to see the 1992 love story on the big screen again.
On March 28, these select theaters will show the film for one night only, not only in honor of Whitney Houston but also the film’s 20th Anniversary. When “The Bodyguard” was released in 1992, it became one of the highest-grossing films of the year both in North America and worldwide, and it has stood out over time for it’s soundtrack featuring Whitney singing her classics, “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” and of course, “I Will Always Love You.”
Another look on the big screen will also give fans a chance to look back on the chemistry Whitney Houston’s co-star Kevin Costner talked about at her funeral, and her questioning whether she was good enough. He said, “Whitney, if you could hear me now, I would tell you you weren’t just good enough. You were great.”
Check out the list of participating theaters here. Do you plan on heading to see “The Bodyguard” again March 28?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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When news of the possible Whitney Houston biopic got out, everyone had suggestions as to who should play the music legend. Not a week after her untimely death, young actresses and singers were penned as the “perfect women” to immortalize the Newark-born singer. Maybe as a way of coping, we thought how one-of-a-kind Whitney was and how great it would be to see her journey in film. A mix of great, bad and just wrong— we compiled a list of who’s been thrown out there for the role and who we think would be a good choice.
Mark this day in your calendar people, it’s an important one: Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on this day, and today she rings in her 48th year. One of the most talented vocalists out there EVER has caressed our eardrums with her mezzo-soprano voice for years, becoming one of the best-selling artists to do music. And despite the slip ups she’s had over the years and a relationship we weren’t too thrilled about, this Newark-born chick has always been one of our faves. To help her celebrate her 48th year, we compiled a short list of our favorite Whitney songs. There’s so many bangers we could have gone on with this list for days, so we kept it short and sweet. Include any of your faves in the comment section and don’t forget to send Whit Whit some birthday love!
What would a movie be without a soundtrack? Nowadays, that’s all you get–just a movie. A two hour or more piece of work with a score that sounds like elevator music or something made off a Casio keyboard at the last minute. And if there is a soundtrack, no one knows about it, or chances are, it’s as wack as it can be. But back in the day, soundtracks were almost as big as the movies themselves, selling millions and getting put on repeat in clunky old Walkmans. So we’re going to take a walk down memory lane! Maybe going through our 10 favorite soundtracks from some pretty awesome black films will make you buy the albums, or watch the movies again. Who am I kidding? Are you really buying albums anymore??? (proceeds to shake head…)
Rumors had been swirling that pop star Rihanna was the front runner in a list of female entertainers to play Whitney Houston’s role in “The Bodyguard.” But the sometimes blonde/sometimes red-haired vixen said “Absolutely not” when asked about reprising the role.
Find out Rihanna said about singers turned actresses by checking out the Grio!