STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of SPARKLE with Whitney Houston

A rep for singer Whitney Houston has announced tonight to the Associated Press that Houston died this afternoon at age 48. The singer died in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where she was for Clive Davis' Grammy Awards party. No cause of death has yet been revealed.

Houston just recenty filmed the remake of the 1976 film 'Sparkle' playing the role of Jordin Sparks's mother in the film, which will feature the original score from composer Curtis Mayfield. Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil served as writer and director. SPARKLE is currently set to be released in theaters on August 24th by Sony Pictures. The drama is directed by Salim Akil and written by Mara Brock Akil. It stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and Cee-Lo Green.

Here, she took ACCESS HOLLYWOOD behind the scenes on the film in one of her final interviews. 

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of SPARKLE with Whitney Houston
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