01 Mar 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Two weeks ago, the big news was the passing of Whitney Houston. Now, Clive Davis – Houston’s legendary producer and longtime mentor – and others are scrambling to get a Whitney Houston movie done.
Many names – some well known, some not as much – are floating around. Consider these possibilities: Megan Goode, Jennifer Hudson, Brandy and Rihanna. Willow Smith has even been mentioned as a possible choice to portray Whitney as a child, with Tyrese being a possibility for playing Bobby Brown. Really?
Frankly, I think I know who should get the Whitney part. I’d go so far as to say I not only know who should get it, I think I know who they will eventually choose. Yep, it’s Jennifer Hudson.
It seems as though each time Hudson’s name comes up a chorus kicks in saying she would not be good for the part. But think about it. She can act. She can sing. She is already connected with Davis. I think she’s talented enough to pull it off. A few weeks ago, however, Megan Goode told E! Online that she was the frontrunner for the role. According to Goode, she and Whitney actually spoke to each other about the role before Whitney died.
Let’s say Whitney was still alive today and had a say in who would portray her. Who do you think Whitney Houston would choose? I think she would choose Jennifer Hudson.
I know that a lot of people still don’t think that Hudson was a good choice to perform the tribute to Whitney on the Grammy Awards a couple of weeks ago. I’m trying to figure out why so many are so hard on Jennifer. What’s up with that?
We will see what happens in the next few days. No matter who lands the part, one thing is for certain – I will be in someone’s theatre watching it.
In other Whitney Houston news, it looks like her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is doing a little bit better. There are reports that she is back home in Atlanta and doing well. Also, Whitney’s gravesite is being monitored by security officers 24 hours a day to prevent anyone from stealing any mementos or valuables. Sounds a little farfetched, I know, but then again, people will do anything these days.
Bartlett Comedy Spot
Come and laugh at Kool Bubba Ice, one of the silliest comics in the country. You’ve seen him on BET and “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO. You can see him this weekend at the Bartlett Comedy Spot. Two big shows each night at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Hosted by Funnyman Prescott, come get a lot of laughs for $10. The Bartlett Comedy Spot is located at 5709 Raleigh La Grange at Sycamore View. Call 901-590-3620 for more details.
Soni D Ol’ School Mix Live at Senses
Cool DJ Soni D presents “The Soni D Ol’ School Drive Live.” It’s a “Day Into Night Party” for the mature adult. Come mix and mingle with Memphis’ Elite movers & shakers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early and get your groove on to the favorites you hear every day on “The Ol’ School Drive @ 5.”
Eric Massey Daytime Birthday Party
How many people would have a birthday party in the daytime? My good friend Eric Massey would. Join him March 10th at the Ice Bar located at 4202 Hacks Cross Road.
Doors open at 3...yes, 3 p.m., and admission is absolutely free. And get this...the after party will be at the Zodiac Lounge at 6235 Mt. Moriah Avenue and the doors open at 9.
See you at Throw-Down Thursday at Cotton Bowl Lanes! Go to the website for more details. Until then, that’s what’s happening!