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First Look At Heartbreaking “Bobbi Kristina” Biopic



TV One just released the trailer for it’s upcoming biopic Bobbi Kristina and it’s definitely going to be a tearjerker.

Per the network, the film “aims to restore what has been lost amidst the tabloid headlines:  the real Bobbi Kristina Brown, a.k.a. “Krissy” — the vibrant, talented and troubled only daughter of pop music royalty Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died too young, and whose memory has been overshadowed by the circumstances of her death.”

In the heartbreaking first look, we see Bobbi Kristina played by Joy Ravaris trying to cope with the sudden death of her mother Whitney Houston. In one scene she tearfully tells her aunt Pat Houston played by Vivica Fox that Nick Gordon, is “the single best thing that’s happened” to her since losing her mom.

Audiences also see her relationship with her mother (played by Demetria McKinney) and her struggles to live up to her enormous singing abilities.

Directed by Ty Hodges, Bobbi Kristina also stars Hassan Johnson as Bobby Brown and Nadji Jeter as Nick Gordon.

The film comes just two years after BK’s untimely and tragic death at her Georgia home. Her autopsy showed that she died due to drowning in a bath tub mixed with a lethal dose of alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine.

Gordon was found legally responsible for her death and was ordered to pay her estate $36 million. He remains a person of interest in the criminal investigation.



Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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