Monday, August 20, 2012
Always Be My Baby ...
"Sparkle" opened on Friday, and I must admit that I didn't not attend any screenings this weekend. The promotions of the movie has really driven the point home, that you're really no longer here, it's so strange and painful to witness the entertainment world without you in it. I know that if you were alive the promo's for the movie would have been crazy exciting, I'm know that you would have appeared on 'The View", "Dave Letterman", "Jay Leno", "Entertainment Tonight", "106 and Park", "Access Hollywood" and of course you would have rocked the red carpet like no other. Instead the premiere had strictly African American entertainers coming out to support your last movie. Hollywood was only interested in this movie if you were around to promote it. Truthfully, no one in the movie had enough star power to help your promote the movie, you basically did everything on your own. Jordin Sparks, yes though sweet, she's just not that interesting. So I'm sad to say that "Sparkle" opened at #5 taking in 12million dollars, which isn't so bad when you consider only 2200 hundred theatres carried it, which breaks down to about 5000.00 dollars per movie screen.
Clive has a CBS special in the works for you in November, and then there's the Rickey Minor produced VHI Divas Live!! I think that Minor will do you justice, after all he was your musical conductor for over 20 years.
Lastly I'll close by saying this, I will at some point support "Sparkle" at some point, but it's still too soon. When I look at Pat and Gary Houston and everyone from your family who continues to try to be a 'star' from your passing, it sickens me. the more they do it, the more apparent it is, how their success will never be. You had that SPARK, that POW, that WOW, the X-FACTOR, you were HERE live in LIVING WHITNEY COLOR. Until next week, I'm wishing you a restful sleep.