Lifetime Releases First Trailer for DaCosta’s “Whitney” Biopic

Prepare to watch Yaya DaCosta as the Queen of the Night

Lifetime has released the first official trailer for its Whitney Houston biopic Whitney, starring the 32-year-old part-Brazilian American actress as the late songstress.

Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston

Houston, one of the world’s best selling performers, sold more than 200 million albums sold worldwide and had a slew of diamond, multi-platinum certifications.

DaCosta, a runner-up on the CW’s America’s Top Model landed the role of Houston in June, with Belizean actor Arlen Escarpeta playing Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown.

Meanwhile, Mark Rolston portrays Houston’s music biz mentor, Clive Davis, in a scene-stealing role.

Whitney marks the directorial debut of Angela Bassett.

Good to Portray Whitney Houston in Biopic About the Late Singer?

Meagan Good could be saving all her love for a plum role…

The 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress could portray Whitney Houston in a biopic about the late Grammy-winning singer.

Meagan Good

Good, who most recently starred in the NBC drama Deception, is now linked to the project after telling the Los Angeles Times in an interview that the project was her dream job. She also said that she’d been discussing a potential film project with the singer before her tragic death.

According to The Wrap, record producer Clive Davis, who was also considered Whitney’s close friend, will shepherd the project.

At one point this year, Tyler Perry even expressed his interest in directing the project should the untitled Whitney Houston biopic come together.

Since Whitney’s sudden death in February 2012, a slew of stars have been rumored to be in consideration to portray her on the big screen, including Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Vivica A Fox and Jordin Sparks, who played Whitney’s on-screen daughter in her final movie Sparkle.

Good’s latest film Anchorman: The Legend Continues is currently playing in theaters.

She’ll next star in Think Like a Man Too.

Nunez to be Honored by Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation

Johnny Nunez is being recognized for fostering a bright future for children in the foster care system…

The half-Venezuelan celebrity photography and founder of Nubuzzphoto will be honored by singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his Compound Foundation at the 2nd Annual Fostering A Legacy Benefit taking place Saturday, August 17.

Johnny Nunez

Co-hosted by actor/comedian Kevin Hart with a special performance by Grammy-nominated singer Estelle, the gala will celebrate the strength and creativity of youth in foster care.

The night’s award ceremony will honor exemplary individuals and corporations for their leadership in foster care, adoption and community work.

Nunez, who grew up in the foster care system and was adopted at the age of five by a Puerto Rican family, is one of the most renowned celebrity photographers to work with some of the most influential figures including President Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey , Mick Jagger , Swizz Beatz and Clive Davis to name a few.

“Johnny Nunez… has been an advocate of our cause for years,” states Ne-Yo, founder of the Compound Foundation.

Following the awards and its ongoing effort to support its youth in foster and group homes, Compound will ask guests to participate in its Balloon Legacy Auction raising funds for the foundation’s important programs.