Monday, April 22, 2024

Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown Getting Yet Another TV Movie with BET with “Bobby Brown Story”


Will it be a comedy or a tragedy?

Now BET is going to make another movie out of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. It’s called “The Bobby Brown Story.” It’s not about Millie Bobby Brown, star of “Stranger Things.” Or Bobbi Brown cosmetics. It’s about the life of the drug taking, much arrested often deadbeat dad and singer, former husband of Whitney Houston. That Bobby Brown.

The network is casting for yet another Whitney Houston. I guess she won’t be singing since they’ll never be able to license Houston’s music. But here it comes whether we like it or not.

Woody McClain, who played Bobby in BET’s New Edition mini-series, is back to the play the hell raising singer.

Among the characters in this story: a young Janet Jackson, who apparently Bobby had a desire for. Luckily, she escaped his grasp.

A whole movie– two nights on TV– devoted to Bobby Brown. And you could be taking nighttime typing classes. It’s, uh, your prerogative.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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