Friday, December 3, 2021

Gabrielle Dennis to Play Whitney Houston – Lil Wayne and Birdman Hug It Out in Miami [Watch]

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*BET has cast Gabrielle Dennis (“Rosewood”) to play iconic diva Whitney Houston in the two-part “Bobby Brown” miniseries starring Woody McClain that’s set for a September premiere.

McClain is reprising his role as Brown in “The New Edition Story,” which broke BET ratings records when it aired in January 2017. “The Bobby Brown Story” picks up where that movie left off, following Brown’s successful solo run, Page Six reports.

It will also showcase Bobby and Whitney’s highs and lows and struggles during their turbulent relationship. The couple was married from 1992 to 2007.

“The Bobby Brown Story” is executive produced by Jesse Collins (“The New Edition Story”) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment; written by Abdul Williams (“Lottery Ticket,” “The New Edition Story”) and directed by Spike Lee protégé Kiel Adrian Scott.

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Lil Wayne and Birdman have been embroiled in a legal battle for years, but their personal relationship seems to be in a better place.

According to TMZ: “We’re told the estranged Cash Money/Young Money partners arrived separately at LIV on Sunday. 2 Chainz got on stage at one point, and Weezy hopped up with him. Birdman kept a relatively low profile. Solange and Jason Derulo were also there in the crowd.”

Wayne and Birdman eventually ran into each other and went in for the bro hug.

Scroll down to watch the moment do down via the clip below.

While both claim to be cool with each other, Wayne is still suing Birdman for $51 million for allegedly withholding millions from him in their Cash Money Records deal.

Birdman, of course, is refusing to drop the “Carter V” album.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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