Loretta Devine recently spoke about the Waiting to Exhale Movie sequel and how it might look more like a tribute to Whitney Houston when it finally hits theaters. S2S reports:
“Theyâ€™re trying to put together Waiting to Exhale 2, but now I think the focus is for it to be a tribute to her, which would be wonderful if we could pull that off,â€ Loretta told KTTV TV in Los Angeles.
Apparently, the sequel, presumably titled Getting to Happy after the Terry McMillan novel, is still happening, but itâ€™s not clear what will happen with Whitneyâ€™s character, Savannah.
â€œWe donâ€™t know if theyâ€™ll introduce a new character,â€ said Loretta, who noted that Exhale co-star Gregory Hines will be missed in the sequel as well.
He died years ago; although, his character does appear briefly in the follow-up book.
â€œItâ€™s like a lot of rewrites that theyâ€™ll have to go through. So, I donâ€™t know if it will happen as soon as we thought it would happen,â€ she said.
Here’s her interview:
The 9-1-1 call from Whitney Houston’s final moments has been released. The call captures an employee at the Beverly Hilton telling a dispatcher that a woman was found in her bathroom who doesn’t appear to be breathing.
Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hilton hotel room on February 11th. According to TMZ.com, the Beverly Hills Police Department decided this week to officially close the books on its investigation into the singer’s death. The department is going with the coroner’s ruling that the singer died from an accidental drowning while dismissing theories of foul play.
The Los Angeles County Coroner also said cocaine was a contributing factor in Houston’s death. That fact appeared to be supported by police findings, according to the coroner’s full autopsy report that was released last week. The report said cocaine residue and powder were found her hotel room.
It also said the R&B icon, “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.” Whitney Houston was 48.