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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 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 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross to host the American Music Awards as her mom, Diana Ross, receives a lifetime achievement award
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Black-ish star hosting makes this year’s ceremony a family affair. The Nov. 19 awards show will also feature Christina Aguilera paying tribute to Whitney Houston in honor of The Bodyguard’s 25th anniversary.
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 9:21PM EDT
Bobby Brown sues to stop TV One’s Bobbi Kristina TV movie
Source: The Blast
In the lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages, Brown alleges that the biopic shows scenes of him being violent towards ex-wife Whitney Houston. He also claims the casting call described him as “a hard drug user” who “devolves into violence and abuse towards his wife.”
Posted Wednesday 8/30/17 at 3:50PM EDT
Bobbi Kristina Brown will be the subject of a TV movie
Source: Entertainment Weekly
TV One’s Bobbi Kristina will tell the story of Whitney Houston’s daughter on Oct. 8.
Posted Friday 8/25/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Showtime’s Whitney: Can I Be Me doesn’t do Whitney Houston justice
Source: The Washington Post
The documentary airing Friday night turns out to be dispassionate and depressing.