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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Whitney's bitter pill

Jordin Sparks loved movie Tuesday Aug 14 2012. Jordin Sparks got to "play dress up" every day on the set of her new movie. The singer-and-actress stars in Sparkle alongside the late Whitney Houston. Jordin's character wears a multitude of glamorous stage outfits in the film, which more
Belfast Telegraph ( 8/14/2012 5:04:00 AM -08:00 )

Derulo uncomfortable with Sparks' screen kiss
Derulo uncomfortable with SparksJason Derülo jokingly asked his girlfriend Jordin Sparks to "scrub [her] mouth" after she filmed a kissing scene. Jordin and Jason have been dating for around a year, and the actress-and-singer admits she finds it difficult to lock lips with her co-stars. Although more
Belfast Telegraph ( 8/14/2012 2:05:02 AM -08:00 )

The Sparkle of Whitney Houston
LOS ANGELES - Sparkle is a tribute to the dearly departed Whitney Houston in more ways than her co-starring role in the remake. Houston was one of the prime reasons the film arrives in theatres on Aug. 17. "She loved this movie so much," said producer more
Ottawa Citizen ( 8/13/2012 4:14:47 PM -08:00 )

Jordin Sparks, left, as Sparkle and Whitney Houston as Emma in a scene from
Jordin Sparks, left, as Sparkle and Whitney Houston as Emma in a scene fromJordin Sparks, left, as Sparkle and Whitney Houston as Emma in a scene from the film "Sparkle." (Alicia Gbur/Sony Pictures). On the night of the Grammys, Jordin Sparks of "American Idol" fame was getting ready to walk the red carpet with Whitney Houston to more
ABC News ( 8/13/2012 2:26:39 PM -08:00 )

Music Review: 'Sparkle' soundtrack fizzles; Houston falters; Kelly contributions
Various artists, "Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (RCA Records). Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin's union for the soundtrack of the 1976 musical drama "Sparkle" made for an instant soul classic, so the 2012 remake already has a lot to live up more
The Province ( 8/13/2012 2:23:03 PM -08:00 )

Vocalist Lonette McKee: 'Sparkle' Sister No. 1
Vocalist Lonette McKee: A star was born in 1976, when vocalist Lonette McKee, at 22, made her film debut by slinking into the spotlight as sexy Sister in Sparkle, a cult classic about three inner-city siblings who form a Supremes-style girl group. A remake starring Jordin Sparks and more
USA TODAY ( 8/13/2012 2:07:43 PM -08:00 )

Sparks to sing on opening night at US Open
Sparks to sing on opening night at US OpenNEW YORK (AP) - "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks will headline the opening-night program Aug. 27 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Sparks will perform a song from her upcoming movie, "Sparkle," which includes the late Whitney Houston's final more ( 8/13/2012 1:02:18 PM -08:00 )

R. Kelly Says Whitney Houston Was Like A Sister On 'Sparkle'
R. Kelly Says Whitney Houston Was Like A Sister On R. Kelly Says Whitney Houston Was Like A Sister On 'Sparkle'. "We challenged each other a lot in the studio but it was a lot of fun," Kells says of working on the soundtrack with the singer. By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork) , with reporting by Rebecca Thomas more ( 8/13/2012 10:28:48 AM -08:00 )

“Idol” winner Jordin Sparks finds her acting groove in “Sparkle”
LOS ANGELES — Jordin Sparks will always love her memories of the late Whitney Houston. “I'll never forget the day we were shooting the dinner scene for 'Sparkle' and the director needed a camera change, so I went into another room where there was a more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 8/13/2012 9:36:06 AM -08:00 )

Remembering Whitney Houston, Never Forgetting Nippy, and Waiting for Sparkle
This past Thursday would have been Whitney Houston's 49th birthday and I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that she is dead. Six months after her shocking death and her passing feels as sudden and as unreal now as it did that day in February when more
Huffington Post ( 8/13/2012 8:35:50 AM -08:00 )

Here a Sparks, there a Sparks, everywhere a Jordin Sparks
Sparkle. Jordin Sparks, left, in the title role, and Whitney Houston star in the remake of "Sparkle." Houston played her mother, the proud, stern, church-centered mother of a trio of girls who just want to sing (and some other stuff, too). (Alicia Gbur/Stage 6 Films, more
Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog) ( 8/13/2012 6:28:24 AM -08:00 )

Whitney Houston 'Sparkle': Singer Helped Co-Star Develop Drug Addict
Video, Carmen Ejogo, Film, Whitney Houston, Slideexpand, Sparkle, Whitney Houston Sparkle, UK Entertainment News · Whitney Houston helped her Sparkle co-star Carmen Ejogo develop her drug addict character by sharing personal stories about her own more
Huffington Post UK ( 8/14/2012 2:30:58 AM -08:00 )

Fanlala Weekly Challenge: Sparkle Club
Do you have music in your heart and want to let it out to others? We just might have a solution for you! 'Sparkle' is finally coming out this week, and it follows Sparkle Williams (Jordin Sparks) and her sisters as they set out to achieve motown glory. If you're as more
Fanlala ( 8/13/2012 10:58:21 PM -08:00 )

CS Video: The Cast of Sparkle
CS Video: The Cast of SparkleThis Friday's release of the Salim Akil-directed Sparkle brings to the screen what is tragically Whitney Houston's final performance as Emma, the mother of three talented girls (played by Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo) who dream of becoming more ( 8/13/2012 10:21:46 PM -08:00 )

The Sparkle Cast Graces the Cover of Ebony Magazine
The Sparkle Cast Graces the Cover of Ebony MagazineJordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo look pretty in pink for the September 2012 issue of Ebony magazine. The Sparkle starlets have been busy promoting their new movie, which hits theaters August 17, and talking about working alongside the late more
BET ( 8/13/2012 10:19:24 PM -08:00 )

R. Kelly loved working with Whitney
R. Kelly loved working with WhitneyR. Kelly had ''a lot of fun'' working with Whitney Houston. The 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker says recording the 'Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' with the late singer - who was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room in February more ( 8/13/2012 9:27:29 PM -08:00 )

Detroit helps 'Sparkle' shine
Highly anticipated is arguably an over-used term; but with the release of "Sparkle" on Aug. 17, it's more of an understatement. Filmed in Detroit last fall, the remake of the 1976 cult classic of the same name may send the career of its star, "American Idol" winner more
The Detroit News ( 8/13/2012 9:05:35 PM -08:00 )

'Sparkle' stars talk filming, fears and Whitney
Tika Sumpter, left, and Jordin Sparks came to Atlanta's Four Seasons Hotel on Aug. 9 as part of a press tour for 'Sparkle.' The film, executive produced by the late Whitney Houston, opens Friday. Staff/Nathan Self. slideshow. On what would have been Whitney more
Marietta Daily Journal ( 8/13/2012 8:29:43 PM -08:00 )

Jordin Sparks Talks “Sparkle”
By: Lynn Barker. Her name is Sparks and she plays a character named Sparkle? Sounds like fate to us. Jordin looks classy today for our interview in black pants and jacket over white tee. Her black hair is tipped with magenta and to keep it “real”, she's more
Kidzworld Media ( 8/13/2012 7:37:33 PM -08:00 )

Jordin Sparks Talks SPARKLE, the Audition Process, Working with Whitney
Jordin Sparks Talks SPARKLE, the Audition Process, Working with WhitneySparkle tells the story of a 19-year-old innocent young woman growing up in late 1960′s Detroit, who dreams of becoming a music star. Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Dee (Tika Sumpter) are sisters who love each other fiercely, but each more ( 8/13/2012 7:29:35 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Not Impressed Meme Reaches Her Own Instagram (PHOTO)

Days after her facial reaction became a viral favorite, U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney appears to have fully adopted her own meme. After settling for a silver medal in last Sunday's women's vault final, Maroney made waves with a pout that captured more
Huffington Post ( 8/11/2012 6:01:37 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney gets in on the 'McKayla is not impressed' meme
McKayla Maroney gets in on the rawImage.png. McKayla Maroney is showing a sense of humor about the Internet meme that features her smug, indifferent reaction to winning a silver medal on the vault. Her Fierce Five teammate, Aly Raisman, tweeted a picture of Maroney, Kyla Ross and more
Houston Chronicle (blog) ( 8/11/2012 1:12:38 PM -08:00 )

McKayla is not impressed: Gymnast makes fun of herself after her scowling silver
McKayla is not impressed: Gymnast makes fun of herself after her scowling silverMcKayla Maroney rose to fame as one of the world's most talented gymnasts - but she sealed that fame with a disastrous fall in Olympic competition which cost her the chance of a gold medal. That embarrassing tumble, and the way the athlete failed to hide more
Daily Mail ( 8/11/2012 1:07:21 PM -08:00 )

Gymnast's scowl inspiration for internet meme
When US gymnast McKayla Maroney was caught scowling during the women's vault medal ceremony, it was evident the teenager was not impressed with taking home silver. And now her scowl has become the subject of a series of internet memes titled more
Ninemsn ( 8/10/2012 6:43:59 PM -08:00 )

Aly, Kyla & McKayla Are Not Impressed
Aly, Kyla & McKayla Are Not ImpressedLONDON (CBS) – v. With the 'McKayla Maroney is not impressed' meme storming the internet, she, Needham's Aly Raisman, and Kyla Ross had a little fun with it. In case you missed it, the movement started with a photo of Maroney frowning on the medal more
CBS Local ( 8/12/2012 9:52:21 AM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed With Her Not Impressed Meme
McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed With Her Not Impressed MemeAfter a visibly disappointed Maroney was spotted looking at her silver medal with disgust an internet meme was born. The Tumblr page, McKayla Is Not Impressed, has created several photos of the Olympic gymnast giving her disappointing glare at several more
The Inquisitr ( 8/12/2012 9:22:55 AM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney 'is impressed' by own meme, joins in on Instagram
Showing either good-naturedness, or the good sense to strike while the iron is hot, 16-year-old U.S. women's gymnast McKayla Maroney has joined in on her own meme, “McKayla Maroney is not Impressed.” The photo (above), which Maroney posted to more ( 8/12/2012 6:41:48 AM -08:00 )

PHOTO: McKayla Maroney Goes Makeup-Free, Quotes Drake
Some female athletes, especially gymnasts, put on a full face of makeup during performances. But on their days off, stars like vaulting silver medalist McKayla Maroney, like to go au naturel. The 16-year-old gymnast and internet meme posted an Instagram more
Styleite ( 8/12/2012 6:41:15 AM -08:00 )

Playing the Field: McKayla is not impressed
If you've been on the Internet over the past week it was hard for you to miss the newest Olympic-related meme to emerge from London. U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney became the subject of that meme after her silver medal performance in the individual event more ( 8/12/2012 6:36:24 AM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed, But Does Have A Sense Of Humor
McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed, But Does Have A Sense Of HumorWhen American gymnast McKayla Maroney fell during her vault routine at the Olympics, she missed out on the gold medal, but instead she won the silver and a meme. Which is basically the same thing, right? Spoiler alert: no, no it's not, but it's still pretty more
Crushable ( 8/12/2012 6:07:05 AM -08:00 )

Sunday Funnies: McKayla's Not Impressed?
After the news from yesterday, I think we need to inject a little humor into the fan base. Or at least some stuff that will distract us from the Votto news. Oops… I know you've seen at least one meme featuring U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney. Regardless more
My Cincinnati Reds Blog (blog) ( 8/12/2012 5:52:19 AM -08:00 )

Women's gymnastics team has fun with vaulter's viral 'not impressed' sneer
McKayla Maroney probably wishes she had a gold medal for the vault but she and her teammates are making do with her viral moment. Her infamous sneer while receiving a silver medal for the event in which she was overwhelmingly favored - like Usain Bolt more
WWL ( 8/12/2012 4:30:20 AM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Pokes Fun at Her Own Not Impressed Meme By Posting
McKayla Maroney Pokes Fun at Her Own Not Impressed Meme By PostingMcKayla Maroney's famous scowl was demonstrated by Maroney herself with a funny Instagram photo she posted onto Twitter featuring her together with her U.S. gymnast pals. The "not impressed" meme photo revealed three ladies with a sense of humor more
Mstarz ( 8/12/2012 12:29:26 AM -08:00 )

Olympic Babe Of The Day – McKayla Maroney
Olympic Babe Of The Day – McKayla MaroneyToday's Olympic Babe Of The Day is U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney We selected the teenage Maroney, not for her good looks (though that doesn't hurt), but for the way she handled becoming an internet meme. You see Maroney, who was supposed to be a more
Wizbang (blog) ( 8/11/2012 8:38:48 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed with Pool Closure
McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed with Pool ClosureMcKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed with Pool Closure. McKayla Maroney is getting in on the joke that has turned her into a viral internet meme – McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed! The 16-year-old Olympic gymnast and her teammates Aly Raisman and Kyla more
Just Jared ( 8/11/2012 5:36:58 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney's Meme Knowledge Is…Impressive
Impressive Most impressive. Here is a photo Maroney posted to instagram with teammates Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross posing for a picture at their hotel maybe? Trying to get in a quick swim. Their luck ran out however, as they were informed the pool's closed. more
Deadspin ( 8/11/2012 1:14:28 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney is a good sport about 'McKayla is Not Impressed' meme (Photo)
While the "McKayla is Not Impressed" meme exploded online this week, it would have been understandable if McKayla Maroney herself was displeased by it. But in a tweet Maroney sent on Saturday, she showed not only that she's being a good sport about more
Yardbarker (blog) ( 8/11/2012 12:58:41 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Is the Best
McKayla Maroney Is the BestMcKayla Maroney is the best. There, we said it. Now everyone can breathe easier. We were all waiting for someone to get that out of the way. The McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed meme is the best joke to come out of the Olympics so far, and one of the more
The Atlantic Wire ( 8/11/2012 12:44:01 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Is REALLY Not Impressed
McKayla Maroney Is REALLY Not ImpressedNo one can ever accuse Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney of not having a sense of humor ... because even she is jumping on the McKayla Is Not Impressed bandwagon. For those that don't know ... a photo of a scowling McKayla (see below) was taken after more ( 8/11/2012 12:09:52 PM -08:00 )

McKayla Maroney Shows She Can Take a Joke, Says She's Not Impressed by
Internet memes have eaten lesser athletes whole. But not McKayla Maroney. Maroney's face has been all over the Internet ever since she first gave off a downcast, petulant look on the medal stand after she missed gold in a gymnastics event she was favored more (blog) ( 8/11/2012 11:49:10 AM -08:00 )