ET's Last Interview with Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston died Saturday at age 48. Watch ET's last interview with the music icon.
Whitney Houston teamed up with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks for Sparkle, an uplifting, Motown-era musical drama – and ET was first on the set.
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Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, and it marked Whitney's first big-screen role since The Preacher's Wife in 1996.
Set in 1960s Detroit, Sparkle follows the title character; Sparkle (Jordin), a music prodigy struggling to rise through the ranks of the music business. On the verge of stardom in a singing group with her two sisters, dramatic family issues threaten to tear them apart. Whitney plays the musical trio's mother, while Mike Epps plays a wealthy comedian who woos Sparkle's sister into a drug-filled and abusive relationship on their way to the top.
Also starring Derek Luke, Grammy winner Cee-Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick, Sparkle is directed by Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom) and scheduled to be released in August of 2012.