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MickyDolenz

"The Bobby Brown Story" trailer

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Reply #1 posted 06/28/18 3:49pm

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A stroy deserving to be told. One of the best concerts I been to as well. His energy and presence, even coming out in the audience shaking out hands as he was singing...I gotta give it to him.
I loved the New Edition movie, looks like the same actor. This is going to be really good.

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Reply #2 posted 06/28/18 5:46pm

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I'll be watching! biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 06/28/18 8:49pm

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Fatima Robinson knows how to pick em!!

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #4 posted 07/01/18 6:09pm

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A stroy deserving to be told. One of the best concerts I been to as well. His energy and presence, even coming out in the audience shaking out hands as he was singing...I gotta give it to him.
I loved the New Edition movie, looks like the same actor. This is going to be really good.

yeahthat I've seen him in concert too. He was amazing in his prime. I cannot wait to watch this. I loved The New Edition Story as well nod

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Reply #5 posted 07/06/18 5:35pm

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I wonder if Bobby is gonna check out janet's concert hmmm

Bobby Brown returns to Essence Festival to tell his own story via upcoming BET movie https://www.theadvocate.c...972d3.html


Being Bobby Brown has never been easy.

From teenage stardom with New Edition, through a stratospheric solo career, a troubled marriage to Whitney Houston, substance abuse and various run-ins with the law, Brown has led a life of extreme highs and lows.

Some scenes have played out at the Essence Festival. During the 2006 Essence-in-exile in Houston, the curtain literally dropped on Brown when his erratic solo performance ran over time. At the 2011 Essence, by contrast, he and the reunited New Edition delivered a strong, slick performance in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

This weekend, Brown returns to Essence not as a performer but to promote “The Bobby Brown Story,” a bio-pic BET Networks will broadcast Sept. 4-5.

On Feb. 18, 2012, singer Bobby Brown performs at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.

Brown produced the mini-series along with his wife, Alicia. He and cast members Gabrielle Dennis and Woody McClain are scheduled to discuss the movie at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as part of the daytime Essence empowerment seminars. Admission is free but space is limited, and attendees must pre-register via the Essence app.

During a phone interview this week from his home in Los Angeles, Brown, 49, proclaimed himself a new man. So just how different is he from the out-of-control Brown of the past?

“I don’t even know how to answer that,” he said. “I’m a whole lot different. I’m better for myself; I’m better for my family; I’m better to my friends, my kids. I’m just better. You have to see me to know who I am right now.

“For me, I’m better because I’ve got a great wife; I’ve got a great life. My kids are amazing. I’m just different. Sober. What else can I say about that?”

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Bobby Brown attends a ceremony honoring New Edition with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Brown's “Don’t Be Cruel.” With its massive singles “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step,” “Don’t Be Cruel” sold more than 12 million copies en route to being the best-selling album of 1989.

His “Bobby” album, released in 1992, sold 3 million copies. That same year, he married Houston. Their turbulent, troubled, 14-year marriage was chronicled on the reality show “Being Bobby Brown.” Both of their careers suffered irreparable damage. They divorced in 2007; Houston died five years later.

Brown married his manager, Alicia Etheredge, in 2012. They now have three young children together. He credits Etheredge with helping get his life and career back on track.

Case in point: He got that curtain dropped on him at the 2006 Essence, before he was with Etheredge. They were together when he nailed the 2011 Essence show with New Edition. That night, New Edition, with the matching suits and choreographed steps, was reminiscent of the Temptations.

“Aw, come on, don’t do that to me,” Brown said. “We can’t remind you of the Temptations when we’re New Edition.

“We stole a lot of the Temps’ things, but at the same time, we’re still New Edition. At any time, we can become New Edition, or we can become another group. We can become RBRM (a new offshoot featuring Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe), or we can become BBD (Bell Biv DeVoe), or we can become Bobby Brown or we become somebody else. That’s what we do. New Edition is about becoming a new act, a new performer. It’s about becoming something different.”

“The Bobby Brown Story” is about the old and new editions of Brown. It aims to capitalize on BET Networks’ 2017 mini-series “The New Edition Story,” which drew millions of viewers. McClain also portrayed Brown in that project.

As producers, Brown and his wife were heavily involved in shaping “The Bobby Brown Story."

“I wanted the movie to be accurate, as much as possible,” Brown said. “I wanted it to be as true to life as anything. I feel my life has been an open book. If I don’t tell my side of the story, then somebody else is going to tell their side of the story, and it’s not going to be right. I chose to do it my way. We didn’t hold back on anything.”

“The Bobby Brown Story,” he believes, paints a fuller picture than “Being Bobby Brown."

“It will tell you more of what Bobby Brown was and has become. It’s not about ‘Being Bobby Brown.’ It’s about being who Bobby Brown is, which is going to tell a whole lot more of who I am. I hope people get it.”

The film’s soundtrack features a new Brown song, “Like Bobby,” written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and produced by Teddy Riley, key members of the team behind “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Does the “Don’t Be Cruel” 30th anniversary make Brown feel old?

“It makes me feel young. It makes me feel like I’m a baby. You’ve got Stevie Wonder out there that’s been doing music for 50 years. I’m not going to try to shine on 30 years when Stevie Wonder has been doing music for so long. I still got a long ways to go.”

Brown also says there's no doubt Etheredge's influence has enabled him to be creative again.

“That’s definitely given me the opportunity to stabilize my life," he said. "At the same time, I’m on a mission. God’s got me on something. I don’t know what it is, but he has me on something. I’m willing to go through it. That’s just me, man.”

And his checkered past is all part of that mission.

“You can’t go through things — you can’t live life in a bad way, the worse way, and this way and that way — and not come out of it with something. I came out of it with a whole bunch. I’m a better man and a better father and better brother to my family.

“Where I am now is the better part of my life and the better part of success.”

Follow Keith Spera on Twitter, @KeithSpera.

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Reply #6 posted 07/12/18 11:17pm

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I just read on IMDb https://m.imdb.com/name/n..._=m_nmfm_1 that Normani Kordei is playing janet, just hmph! disbelief

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Reply #7 posted 07/13/18 2:00pm

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I don't think I want to see this. I think that most of us know the story of the life that Bobby Brown lived, and it's a sad, tragic one, just like that of his ex-wife Whitney Houston. I don't think I need to see it relived again on the TV screen. I like Bobby, and I think he was wrongly accused for Whitney being a drug addict, and I felt bad for him that some blamed him for that, because he really wasn't to blame, and I think it hurt him that others did blame him. When they did the show "Being Bobby Brown"..in many instances, I saw Bobby treat fans and other people better than Whitney did. Bobby used to be nice and respectful to fans and others that they met, while Whitney treated them very rudely, so I don't think he was the bad guy that they made him out to be. I just feel bad for him, because I know he had a rough life, and went through a lot in his life, and even today, after all that's happened in his life, he still seems like a nice guy deep down.

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Reply #8 posted 07/13/18 2:03pm

SoulAlive

I agree.I won't watch this.Bobby's life story has already been told over and over.Much of his story already appeared in the New Edition TV movie.I don't think he really deserves his own TV movie.

1contessa said:

I don't think I want to see this. I think that most of us know the story of the life that Bobby Brown lived.

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Reply #9 posted 07/13/18 3:24pm

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Bobby Brown will always be one of the great "What could have been." So talented..so much energy. 1989..Don't be Cruel Album...DAMN. I just wish he had had more focus and wasn't into drugs. Oh well.

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Reply #10 posted 07/13/18 3:39pm

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/18 6:11pm

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DonRants said:

Bobby Brown will always be one of the great "What could have been." So talented..so much energy. 1989..Don't be Cruel Album...DAMN. I just wish he had had more focus and wasn't into drugs. Oh well.

But Bobby had a FULL circle career before he went solo and was kicked out of New Edition.So he actually had three successful albums before became Mr. Houston.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #12 posted 07/14/18 9:56pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

DonRants said:

Bobby Brown will always be one of the great "What could have been." So talented..so much energy. 1989..Don't be Cruel Album...DAMN. I just wish he had had more focus and wasn't into drugs. Oh well.

But Bobby had a FULL circle career before he went solo and was kicked out of New Edition.So he actually had three successful albums before became Mr. Houston.

yeahthat people tend to forget that 1989 was his year with Don't Be Cruel. However, like the other memebers of New Edition, their follow-up albums sales dipped.

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Reply #13 posted 07/15/18 5:13am

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1contessa said:

I don't think I want to see this. I think that most of us know the story of the life that Bobby Brown lived, and it's a sad, tragic one, just like that of his ex-wife Whitney Houston. I don't think I need to see it relived again on the TV screen. I like Bobby, and I think he was wrongly accused for Whitney being a drug addict, and I felt bad for him that some blamed him for that, because he really wasn't to blame, and I think it hurt him that others did blame him. When they did the show "Being Bobby Brown"..in many instances, I saw Bobby treat fans and other people better than Whitney did. Bobby used to be nice and respectful to fans and others that they met, while Whitney treated them very rudely, so I don't think he was the bad guy that they made him out to be. I just feel bad for him, because I know he had a rough life, and went through a lot in his life, and even today, after all that's happened in his life, he still seems like a nice guy deep down.



Even in the new Whitney documentary, her brother when asked aboutBobby's drug use etc...her brother said, "he was a lightweight when it came to us doing drugs". They were making it out that he was acting out to get some type of attention since his career was going nowehere. He got lost under her shadow. He probably did not expect that to happen knowing his ego. He was also wildly jealous of Robyn saying "let me find out that the both of yall are fucking!!" In once scene it showed from a home video. Child...
I agree with the Being Bobby Brown series. In all it seemed like the both of them were just trying to entertain the cameras but Whitney looked sad and not all with it. Bobby was trying and yes he was good to his fan base from what I saw.

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Reply #14 posted 07/17/18 3:20pm

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I don't think he really deserves his own TV movie.

The New Edition movie had 30 million viewers and was a bigger hit than the industry was expecting. So BET is making a sequel. Bobby had the most success out of the NE offshoots. He was way more popular than Michel'le who also got a biopic. Anyway another network made a Bobbi Kristina biopic. Now I don't know how she got a movie or what it could be about, she wasn't an entertainer. At least some of the Beatle kids made records or designed clothes. Bobby tried to get it blocked, but it didn't work.

For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #15 posted 07/17/18 3:24pm

MickyDolenz

For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #16 posted 07/17/18 3:45pm

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MickyDolenz said:

SoulAlive said:

I don't think he really deserves his own TV movie.

The New Edition movie had 30 million viewers and was a bigger hit than the industry was expecting. So BET is making a sequel. Bobby had the most success out of the NE offshoots. He was way more popular than Michel'le who also got a biopic. Anyway another network made a Bobbi Kristina biopic. Now I don't know how she got a movie or what it could be about, she wasn't an entertainer. At least some of the Beatle kids made records or designed clothes. Bobby tried to get it blocked, but it didn't work.

Bobby was HUGE! He was almost like what Bruno Mars (Whom has stolen his moves and sound among others) is today. I was there right smack in the middle of the hysteria for Bobby. He was a bonafide sex symbol. I was there at The N.E. Heartbreak & Don't Be Cruel tours, and it was a whose of EVERY celebrity U can think of in the audience wanting a "piece" of him.

It's a shame that all his raw talent went to waste to marry Whitney Houston. Because she completely overshadowed his success. It was never the same again for him after that.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #17 posted 07/17/18 4:13pm

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Bruno Mars (Whom has stolen his moves and sound among others) is today.

Pretty much every act has copied something from somebody else. Why single him out, or say he "stole"? People don't mention Earth Wind & Fire, Funkadelic, or OutKast copied their look & image from what Sun Ra was doing before they existed. Eddie Levert from the O'Jays said he got vocal style from opera singer Mario Lanza. New Edition themselves have said many times they patterned themselves from the Jackson 5, The Temptations, & Blue Magic. Candy Girl is a J5 soundalike. People were talking about Robin Thicke & Pharrell, when this song came out around the same time as Got To Give It Up.


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Reply #18 posted 07/17/18 4:37pm

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All I know is I liked the NE biopic. lol

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Reply #19 posted 07/21/18 9:10pm

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He was also wildly jealous of Robyn saying "let me find out that the both of yall are fucking!!" In once scene it showed from a home video. Child...

lol lol lol lol lol LMAO!!!

I don't know if that means he was jealous of Robin or just not wanting Whitney to be sleeping with anyone else. But it sure is funny.

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Reply #20 posted 07/23/18 12:09pm

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For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #21 posted 07/24/18 8:31am

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DonRants said:

paisleypark4 said:

He was also wildly jealous of Robyn saying "let me find out that the both of yall are fucking!!" In once scene it showed from a home video. Child...

lol lol lol lol lol LMAO!!!

I don't know if that means he was jealous of Robin or just not wanting Whitney to be sleeping with anyone else. But it sure is funny.

It was Robyn recording the film and he was talking to her in one scene. I wish they showed more of that actually.

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Reply #22 posted 07/24/18 8:41am

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paisleypark4 said:

DonRants said:

lol lol lol lol lol LMAO!!!

I don't know if that means he was jealous of Robin or just not wanting Whitney to be sleeping with anyone else. But it sure is funny.

It was Robyn recording the film and he was talking to her in one scene. I wish they showed more of that actually.

If U read Bobby's book. He knew exactly what was going on with them..

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #23 posted 07/24/18 6:05pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Interesting hmmm I wonder if Suge will get a mention in the Bobby Brown Story?

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Goddess4Real said:

MickyDolenz said:

Interesting hmmm I wonder if Suge will get a mention in the Bobby Brown Story?

The guy who played Suge from the Tupac movie is playing him.

And the guy who played Tupac is playing Tupac, lol.

Not sure why Tupac is here. lol

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Goddess4Real said:

Interesting hmmm I wonder if Suge will get a mention in the Bobby Brown Story?

The guy who played Suge from the Tupac movie is playing him.

And the guy who played Tupac is playing Tupac, lol.

Not sure why Tupac is here. lol

Ah yes, he also played Suge Knight in Netflix's Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G (2018) lol Well Bobby claims in his second bio that Whitney had an affair with Tupac.....which left him devastated. However, I can't recall him saying this in his 2008 bio called

Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But... with By Derrick Handspike or the claim that he kicked a naked Janet out of his hotel room. I wonder if he added those "stories" to get more attention for his second bio and film? hmmm

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Reply #26 posted 07/24/18 10:20pm

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paisleypark4 said:

It was Robyn recording the film and he was talking to her in one scene. I wish they showed more of that actually.

If U read Bobby's book. He knew exactly what was going on with them..

ChocolateBox I have so many things on my to read list...please give me the cliffnotes version. What exactly was going on with them and what did Bobby say about it.

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Reply #27 posted 07/25/18 12:15am

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DonRants said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

If U read Bobby's book. He knew exactly what was going on with them..

ChocolateBox I have so many things on my to read list...please give me the cliffnotes version. What exactly was going on with them and what did Bobby say about it.

rolleyes

Out of my respect for Bobby & Robin. I've said enough already.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #28 posted 07/25/18 11:55am

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DonRants said:

ChocolateBox I have so many things on my to read list...please give me the cliffnotes version. What exactly was going on with them and what did Bobby say about it.

rolleyes

Out of my respect for Bobby & Robin. I've said enough already.

oh for crying out loud. lol lol No worries. I can guess what was said.

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Reply #29 posted 07/25/18 3:27pm

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DonRants said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

If U read Bobby's book. He knew exactly what was going on with them..

ChocolateBox I have so many things on my to read list...please give me the cliffnotes version. What exactly was going on with them and what did Bobby say about it.

Cant wait to read that book

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