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Lifetime premieres Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances hosted by Clive Davis

Saturday night is all about Whitney Houston on Lifetime. Immediately following the world premiere of the all-new biopic Whitney — directed by Angela Bassett and starring Yaya DaCosta in the title role — the network will air a pair of specials delving into the life, loves and career highlights of the late pop superstar. • RELATED: Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’: Angela Bassett on telling Houston’s love story in her directorial debut Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney will feature an exclusive, no-holds-barred interview with Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown by Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson that covers his and Houston’s marriage, their highs and lows, and the ultimate downfall of their romance. […]

Angela Bassett directs Yaya DaCosta on the set of Lifetime's Whitney.

Lifetime’s Whitney: Angela Bassett on telling Houston’s love story in her directorial debut

Celebrated actress Angela Bassett was dining with her pal and Betty & Coretta producer Larry Sanitsky when the prolific filmmaker mentioned his struggle to find the right director for his newest project — a biographical film about the late pop superstar Whitney Houston. Bassett, who bonded with Houston when they filmed 1995’s Waiting to Exhale and hoped to spread her wings in the entertainment industry, wondered if fate had come calling. “To be at the helm of this, you go in knowing that she’s so beloved and she’s so magnificent that there are going to be some who are not going […]