Jordin Sparks was just 17 when, in 2002, she became the youngest person to ever win American Idol.
In mid-2011, Sparks music career was in flux, she had parted ways with her management and her record label was undergoing a shake up. Unable to record a new album .. she looked to a another passion - acting. The result was her first ever acting gig .. a lead role and the chance to work with her idol in "Sparkle".
Entertainment reporter, Stephanie Webb, sat down with Sparks in Detroit (where the movie was filmed). The two talked about Sparks first-ever movie role, her close relationship with Whitney Houston, and what happened the night she found out Houston had passed away.
"Sparkle" is out in theatres today!
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