Friday, January 16, 2015

Yaya DaCosta Promotes Whitney Houston Movie With #IAmEveryWoman Photo Campaign

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The Whitney Houston biopic starring actress Yaya Dacosta, and directed by Angela Basset will be premiering on Lifetime Network tomorrow January 17th and to promote it, the star actress who plays the title role of legendary sonstress Whitney Houston has shot a series of photos in honor one of the singer's classic songs - I am Everywoman.

Yaya says she enjoyed filming the song in the new biopic and was motivated to create this campaign as way to pay homage to Whitney, and to a few of the women who have inspired her personally. She recalls that ‘I’m Every Woman’ is a song that embodies Whitney's hope that women love, encourage, support and appreciate each other.

In the #IAmEveryWoman photo campaign, Yaya poses in some iconic photos by woman such as Naomi Campbell, Meryl Streep, Frida, Lucy, Eartha Kitt, Pam Grier, Audrey Hepburn and more.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Debra Cox Will Be Singing All Of Whitney Houston's Classics in Upcoming Lifetime Biopic

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Yaya DaCosta may be playing Whitney Houston for the upcoming Lifetime biopic based on the late singer's life, but it’s been announced that Deborah Cox will play Whitney’s voice!

The Houston Estate has done everything in their power to stop Lifetime from making this film, including denying production the rights to Whitney’s music — so the movie producers have commissioned Deborah Cox to sing all of Whitney’s classics that will be featured in the movie.

Deborah might just have the most important performance of the entire movie. I wonder if this means that Yaya Dacosta is not such a great singer?

Meanwhile, to play Bobby Brown in the movie is Arlen Escarpeta, a young relatively unknown actor. See him with Yaya Dacosta below...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

First Look at Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston for Lifetime Biopic

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As a big fan of Whitney Houston, I confess that I'm truly excited for the Whitney Houston biopic! And with this first look at model and actress Yaya DaCosta as the late musician, I must say that I am very impressed.

Yaya has the look down pat but the question some are asking is whether she will be able to portray the mannerisms of the legendary Whitney? We all have to wait and see...

BTW, did Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina really think she could've got the role? She should be happy at the nod to her mom instead of going off on Angela Basset [see here]. Oh well, you can never please some people.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yaya Dacosta Set To Play Whitney Houston in New Biopic, And She's Nigerian!

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Yaya Dacosta is set to play the role of late music legend Whitney Houston in a new Biopic to be directed by famous actress, Angela Bassett. Angela acted alongside Whitney Houston in Waiting to Exhale and both women were also friends. The movie will be Angela Basset's directorial debut, and it would be aired on the Lifetime TV Network.