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Ms. Sparks performed a tribute to Houston on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards, singing “I Will Always Love You” as Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, wiped away tears.
Houston’s death in February at age 48 came as the singer was attempting a comeback and had finished filming “Sparkle.” She drowned in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities said her death was complicated by cocaine use and heart disease.
“Sparkle” opens in theaters Aug. 17.
Pitt puts to rest rumors of possible August wedding
Brad Pitt on Tuesday scotched rumors that his wedding to the other half of Hollywood’s hottest couple, Angelina Jolie, would take place in August.
Mr. Pitt also said his partner would not join him on the red carpet in Cannes, France, later Tuesday for the premiere of the blood-drenched drama “Killing Them Softly” in which he stars as a hit man.
“She’s not here right now. She’s prepping for a movie that starts pretty soon,” the 48-year-old actor, sporting shaggy blond-tinted hair and a goatee, told reporters after a press screening of Andrew Dominik’s movie.
Asked if he planned to act in another film alongside Ms. Jolie, 36, he replied: “Actually, I’d love to.”
“We actually really, truly have no date” for the wedding that the couple announced in April and which will come after six children and years of unwedded coupledom, he said.
Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie became close on the set of the 2005 film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” They have three biological children together and adopted three others.
Mr. Pitt’s new film features him as a contract killer working for a mob syndicate run like any major corporation, complete with brutal cost-cutting to cope with the recession.
“Killing Them Softly” is one of 22 films vying for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or top prize, to be awarded on Sunday.
Burnett to write memoir about her daughter
Carol Burnett’s next book likely will inspire tears along with laughter.
The beloved actress and comedienne has an agreement with Simon & Schuster for a memoir about her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer in 2002 at age 38. The publisher announced Tuesday that Ms. Burnett’s book, “Carrie and Me,” is expected next April.
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