Lifetime is looking to chronicle the emotional journeys of Whitney Houston's family in a new reality show. In the new docu-series titled The Houstons: On Our Own, a camera captures the turmoil of a family dealing with the loss of one of America's greatest music legends. From battling the pain of losing their loved one to the discontent in their own personal lives, it's all caught on video for the world to see. And the star of the show appears to be Houston's 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, with a focus on her questionable relationship with her adopted brother Nick Gordon.
For months, rumors have been circling around Brown and Gordon, implying that the two were engaged. While Brown was spotted back in March wearing her mother's diamond ring on her engagement ring finger, it wasn't until the release of a new extended video (obtained by E!) promoting her new reality show that Brown confirmed, "We're engaged."
A lot of people have found fault in the couple's relationship because Gordon is Brown's adopted brother. But outsiders aren't the only ones who seem to be frowning upon the couple. "I'm in love with him," Brown admits in the extended video. And in a shorter one, Brown can be heard saying, "They want to see us fail. I've got one thing to say: 'You won't.'"
The Houstons: On Our Own premieres on Lifetime Oct. 24 at 9 PM. Are you fascinated enough in this complicated family's story to tune in?
Watch the shorter preview clip below!
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While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
[Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]