The Bobby Brown StoryLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
BET's The Bobby Brown Story allowed Bobby Brown to rewrite his troubled narrative
Source: The Muse
The two-part BET miniseries, made with Brown's significant involvement, is "a classic example of an artist using their own license to rewrite a contentious public narrative," says Clover Hope. She adds: "For the subjects involved, the self-produced biopic is a kind of unobstructed release of their side of the truth, which is unfortunate for the people in their lives who aren’t around to dispute it. For the viewer, it’s a nostalgic, intimate (and debatable) encyclopedia that gives us both tough and light moments, including the best one from Part 2 of The Bobby Brown Story—a reenactment of a classic scene (Whitney in a visor and Bobby in tiny glasses dancing together in a hotel) from the classic 2005 reality show Being Bobby Brown, which as a friend of mine joked 'put Bravo on the map.'"
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 1:41AM EDT
Bobby Brown on The Bobby Brown Story: "I'm grateful that I'm able to tell my story to my kids and let them watch it with me"
"Hopefully people will take away that they didn't know me at all," says Brown, who was consulted on the BET miniseries. "They thought they knew what I been through and what I am. But they don't know how I got to that point. This movie will show them how I got to the downfall and how I picked myself back up. That's the great part.” ALSO: Twitter has been losing its mind over The Bobby Brown Story.
Posted Wednesday 9/05/18 at 2:03AM EDT
BET's The Bobby Brown Story tries to redeem Bobby Brown from public villainy
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Following the release of three Whitney films since 2015 and even a vulturous TV biopic about the tragic life of daughter Bobbi Kristina, ex-husband and singer Bobby Brown is now clearly asking, 'What About Bobby?'" says Robyn Bahr. "BET's cheaply made (though endlessly watchable) miniseries The Bobby Brown Story unfortunately comes off as a different kind of #MeToo story — one that posits, 'What if abusers were the true victims all along?'"
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
BET is promoting The Bobby Brown Story by allowing people to enter a 30-foot replica of the singer's head
BET put up the "art installation" as part of New York's Harlem Week to allow potential viewers to enter the "complex and creative mind" of the pop star. Or as a press release put it: “As the public physically enters his mind, they experience 3-dimensional storytelling, passing through his ephemeral thoughts, capturing his highs and lows, surrounded by projection mapped brain synapses and floating 3D holograms of key imagery from his life.”
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Bobby Brown denies abusing Whitney Houston while promoting the BET miniseries on his life in the hotel where she died
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Brown had a tense press conference this morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where the Television Critics Association press tour is being held and where his late ex-wife Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub in 2012. "The spirit of my ex-wife is probably still here… It just feels good to be here and to promote this movie and to be able to smile and to be here with my wife and my kids," Brown said while promoting the upcoming BET miniseries The Bobby Brown Story. Brown raised eyebrows when he denied abusing his late ex-wife. “There were no violent incidents between me and Whitney,” he said, denying that there were even 911 calls placed. Brown added: “The public record is wrong."
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
BET's The Bobby Brown Story finds its Whitney Houston
Rosewood alum Gabrielle Dennis will play the iconic singer on the two-part BET miniseries.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Actor playing Bobby Brown in BET miniseries says despite his warts-and-all portrayal, he received the singer’s blessing
Source: New York Daily News
The Bobby Brown Story's Woody McClain, a professional dancer who has performed with Brown, says all the controversies will be explored, including the singer’s trouble with drugs, his kinky love life, his problems with Whitney Houston and the death of daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. “We go all the way — anything it takes to get the job done that is what we are going to do,” McClain said of the follow-up to The New Edition Story. “Viewers will be so shocked. We are talking about everything we know and everything we don’t know.”
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 10:17AM EST
Actor who played Bobby Brown in The New Edition Story will reprise the role for The Bobby Brown Story
Woody McClain will star in the BET two-part followup to the New Edition miniseries.