Whitney Houston Trashes Paula Abdul's Voice in First Documentary Trailer

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In the trailer, a clip of Houston making a snide remark about Paula Abdul singing off-key captures a casual harshness familiar to all.

(Houston would have been a toddler at the time.) The claim is supported by Houston's assistant Mary Jones (often referred to as "Aunt Mary"), who says the singer spoke of being "molested at a young age" by a woman.

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"The new documentary about Houston, Whitney", bills itself as an "unflinching" look at the singer's rise and fall, released its first trailer on Wednesday and it doesn't hold back.

The trailer touches on multiple hot-button issues that surrounded Houston, as a disembodied voice fires off questions about drug choice, addiction, her relationships with Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford. Described as the definitive story of the global superstar, the film features interviews with many of Houston's relatives and close acquaintances, two of whom make the claims against Warwick. Another follows up, saying: "His heart was, he wanted to be on the stage".

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We see famous faces like Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Clive Davis, and L.A. Reid weighing in abut their experiences with Whitney and hear from family members including her mother, Cissy Houston, her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, and her sister, Pat Houston, whom also served as an executive producer on the film. "He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up".

The first teaser trailer for the film came out in April. You can check it out the Miramax and Roadside Attractions in theaters (in North America) starting July 6.

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Dee Dee Warwick (born Delia Mae Warrick) was the niece of Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, and the younger sister of veteran soul star Dionne Warwick.

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