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  1. 'American Idol' on the Charts: 'Sparkle' Spikes, The Story of Mandisa's 'Morning' Glory

    6:00 am PDT 08/23/2012
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    Also: Adam Lambert is one rung away from his highest peak position and five Idols move backward but there’s a silver lining... READ MORE

  2. Box Office Report: 'Expendables 2' No. 1 With $28.8 Mil, Less Than First

    9:14 am PDT 08/19/2012
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    "ParaNorman" pulls ahead of "Sparkle" to land at No. 3; "Odd Life of Timothy Green" performs better than expected. READ MORE

  3. Box Office Report: 'Expendables 2' Tops Friday With $10.5 Mil but Trails 2010 Film

    9:02 am PDT 08/18/2012
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    The sequel bumps 'Bourne Legacy' to No. 2; "Sparkle" and "ParaNorman" end the day in a dead heat for No. 3. READ MORE

  4. 'Sparkle': What the Critics Are Saying

    7:42 pm PDT 08/17/2012
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    The final acting performance by the late singer Whitney Houston is drawing mixed, but mostly positive, reviews. READ MORE

  5. Second Time's the Charm: 15 of Hollywood's Most Notable Remakes

    6:20 pm PDT 08/17/2012
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    THR looks back at Hollywood's most memorable remakes and reboots. READ MORE

  6. 'Sparkle': Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps on the Accuracy of Music Industry in Film (Video)

    4:51 pm PDT 08/17/2012
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    "Some stories are really, really on point, and some stories are fabricated," the rapper and comedian tells THR. "This story particularly was on point." READ MORE

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  7. 'Sparkle' Premiere Celebrates Whitney Houston's Life, Legacy

    10:12 am PDT 08/17/2012
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    The late singer's mother and daughter attended the red carpet event in Hollywood on Thursday. READ MORE

  8. Is the Music Industry Accurately Portrayed in Movies?

    9:41 am PDT 08/17/2012
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    We ask the cast of 'Sparkle' including recording artist Jordin Sparks if the music industry is accurately portrayed in movies. READ MORE

  9. In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Expendables 2,' 'Sparkle,' 'Cosmopolis' and More

    9:00 pm PDT 08/16/2012
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    Wondering which film to go see this weekend? Check out what THR's critics say about those movies and others -- including "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" and "ParaNorman" -- that are opening this week. READ MORE

  10. Box Office Preview: 'Expendables 2' Set to Take Down 'Bourne Legacy'

    6:42 pm PDT 08/16/2012
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    Three other new films also will vie for a top spot on the marquee: musical drama "Sparkle," animated family entry "ParaNorman" and Wednesday opener "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." READ MORE

  11. 'Sparkle' Sisters on Building an 'Authentic' Family Dynamic (Video)

    12:46 pm PDT 08/16/2012
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    Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter tell THR that "family is everything" in the Sony/TriStar remake. READ MORE

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  12. Sparkle: Film Review

    11:00 am PDT 08/16/2012
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    In her final acting role, Whitney Houston portrays the imperious matriarch of a late '60s-era girl group featuring Jordin Sparks as an aspiring soul diva. READ MORE

  13. Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks on Playing Sisters in 'Sparkle'

    9:31 am PDT 08/14/2012
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    We ask the stars of Salim Akil's drama how they were able to pull together the chemistry of playing three sisters. READ MORE

  14. The Guys of 'Sparkle' on What we Can Expect

    9:24 am PDT 08/14/2012
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    "The music and the clothes and the storyline, they won't necessarily focus on the time I don't think, I think they will just enjoy the film. And then through out the film they will get a chance to say that and do that then" Mike Epps said about their movie that is set in Detroit in the 1960s. READ MORE

  15. Remembering Whitney Houston: Jordin Sparks Shares the Real Story Behind 'I Have Nothing' (Video)

    8:38 am PDT 08/10/2012
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    The "Sparkle" star tells THR her favorite memory of working with the late music icon. READ MORE

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  16. 'Sparkle' Cast on Whitney Houston

    9:18 am PDT 08/09/2012
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    Jordin Sparks and her co-stars from Salim Akil's drama share what it was like working with music icon Whitney Houston. READ MORE

  17. Hollywood's Undercover Hitmakers: Salim and Mara Brock Akil

    9:00 am PDT 08/09/2012
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    They're black, Muslim and gorgeous in an industry not known for its diverse embrace. Yet the husband and wife have made one Hollywood winner after another, and now have Whitney Houston's final film, "Sparkle," as their biggest bet yet. READ MORE

  18. 'Sparkle' Power Couple Open Up About Whitney Houston's Final Performance

    9:00 am PDT 08/09/2012
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    "I'm not saying I was oblivious to who Whitney Houston was," Salim tells THR of the singer, who died of a drug-related drowning. "I grew up around people with a bunch of serious problems." READ MORE

  19. Whitney Houston's Final Performance Teased in 'Sparkle' Trailer (Video)

    9:39 pm PDT 08/04/2012
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    Cee-Lo Green’s rendition of "I’m a Man” serves as a backdrop for a quick look at the late singer's role in the film. READ MORE

  20. Teen Choice Awards 2012: 'Sparkle' Star Jordin Sparks Talks 'Incredible' Whitney Houston (Video)

    9:49 pm PDT 07/22/2012
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    The "American Idol" alum tells THR that the process of promoting her first feature film has been "bittersweet," but insists that her idol is "up there watching." READ MORE

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