In November 2011, in an interview with Access Hollywood Whitney Houston said, “I’m older, I’m matured.”

Whitney Houston plays Jordin Sparks mother in the new film Sparkle that was shot in Detroit in November 2011, and  is currently in post production.  The film is being released in August 2012.   This will be Whitney Houston’s first film role since 1997.

Sparkle is about three sisters who form a successful singing group and must deal with the fallout of fame and drugs.

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