The life of Whitney Houston, told in a movie
She was one of the greatest voices, but she died at the age of 48. Whitney Houston was found drowned in the bathtub after consuming a cocktail of cocaine and other substances.
A film about the singer's life is now being prepared in Hollywood, after the diva's heirs gave their consent.
The film "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" will be co-produced by New Zealand screenwriter Anthony McCarten, who has already written the script for the new production. Anthony McCarten, 58, has had great success with a number of recent productions, all of which are biographical films - "The Theory of Everything" (2014), "Darkest Hour" (2017), "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018). ) and "The Two Popes" (2019).
The production will bring to light many of the stories Whitney Houston lived behind the curtain, after her hidden life was presented to the public in several documentaries. "Whitney" recounted the testimony of some people who claimed that the artist was sexually assaulted in her youth by a cousin. The second documentary, "Whitney: Can I Be Me", evokes the singer's love affair with another woman, Robyn Crawford.
"I know Whitney Houston's story hasn't been fully told yet," said Clive Davis. The famous music producer specified that the script of the new production will be "without taboos" and "rich in music".
On social media, Pink mentioned that she and her son spent weeks in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus tests, but they both finally tested negative for the infection a few days ago.
When she and 3-year-old Jameson started showing symptoms two weeks ago they were already sheltering in place, she said. She is thankful for her doctor that he was able to get Pink and her son tested in time for the virus.
"Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19," she said on her Instagram page. "Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative."
She added that she had contributed with $1 million— half of the donation is going to the Emergency Fund for Temple University Hospital and the other part to City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund.
Many of actors, musicians and famous politicians have tested positive for coronavirus.
Pink is one of celebrities that have contributed to fighting coronavirus, as the virus spreads fastly across the United States, which is slowly becoming the new epicenter of the illness.
Tom Dempsey, a legend of American football, the owner of a record that lasted 40 years, died of coronavirus.
Dempsey died at the age of 73. "Tom's life is the best example of the power of the human spirit, when nothing stops you from fulfilling your dreams," said Gayle Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints team, where Dempsey started his career.
“He was the perfect example of the fight, in the conditions in which he never lost his sense of humor, although he suffered from an incurable disease, "concluded Benson.
The American football player died at 73, due to complications resulting from coronavirus infection. Dempsey suffered from dementia and was admitted to a New Orleans asylum.
Because of quarantine, the family could not visit him in the last moments: "We wanted to know that I always loved him and that I never abandoned him", said the daughter of the former sportsman.
Dempsey was born in 1947 in Milwaukee, with no fingers and toes. However, he managed to set a record in November 1970, when he sent the ball between the 57-meter goals, succeeding in transforming the record that lasted 40 years.He did this being in the condition that he had no fingers on his right foot, with which he hit the ball.