- Mostly cloudy
JORDIN SPARKS recalls a magical moment with her late movie mom whenever she's felling low, because WHITNEY HOUSTON made her feel special on the set of their film SPARKLE.
The singer gives Houston full credit for giving her the confidence she needed for her film debut, revealing she even showed up on set on her day off to give her co-star a boost.
In an interview with Queen Latifah on her daytime talk show, Sparks says, "It was my first role and it was a lot to take on - I was scared. I was like, 'Please God, please let me not suck'.
"But when we were shooting the final scene, and I sing One Wing, Whitney came to set. She came just to support. She didn't even have to be there, she didn't have to work that day.
"After we wrapped, she took my face in her hands and was like, 'You are everything we could have dreamed of for this role. You are perfect.' And I just lost it because I was so nervous that I wasn't doing the right thing. I will never forget that moment."
Houston died from a drug overdose in a Beverly Hills hotel suite in February, 2012, five months before Sparkle was released.
Copyright 2013 World Entertainment News Network. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
50 CENT has landed a new business partner in basketball star CARMELO ANTHONY after the sportsman became an investor in the rap mogul's…
RIHANNA has followed in the footsteps of superstar BEYONCE and recorded a duet with Colombian beauty SHAKIRA.
PINK and JANELLE MONAE were honored for their musical achievements at Billboard's Women In Music luncheon in New York on Tuesday (10Dec13).
Rapper JAY Z ended his show in Los Angeles on Monday night (09Dec13) with a touching tribute to late human rights icon NELSON MANDELA.
DEMI LOVATO has praised her mother DIANNA DE LA GARZA for opening up about her own struggle with an eating disorder and severe depression.
KELLY CLARKSON and her new family have been kidnapped by Santa - or at least that's what the photo on the front of the Blackstock…
ANGELINA JOLIE has been banned from flying her private plane after failing to renew the aircraft's paperwork.
Actress EVANGELINE LILLY has credited a strict organic diet with helping her overcome clinical depression.
LADY GAGA has been credited with saving a fan from suicide by reaching out to the youngster online.
TWILIGHT star KRISTEN STEWART has been named as the new face of luxury design house Chanel.