Buzz Bites (2/28/12): Rihanna Reportedly Considered For Lead In Whitney Houston Biopic

Rihanna is reportedly the frontrunner for lead in a Whitney Houston biopic.

+ A Whitney Houston biopic is reportedly in the works with Rihanna as the frontrunner for the lead role. Other possible contenders include Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Willow Smith for a young Whitney. (RapFix)

+ Kevin McGuire has good taste, and so does his sister. She started a campaign to get Taylor Swift to go to prom with Kevin, who’s suffering from leukemia. Swift will instead take him as her date to the Academy of Country Music Awards. (Billboard)

+ Robin Thicke gave a behind-the-scenes peek into the video for “Pretty Lil’ Heart.” He said, “I really wanted to embody a little bit of that old cinematic charm, the golden age of Hollywood, into it. The video debuts today on BET’s “106 & Park.” (Idolator)

+ Kid Rock will perform with Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Bawitda-huh? Yes, for real. The Detroit native will perform with the DSO in a charity concert in May, which will benefit the financially strapped orchestra. (Rolling Stone)

+ Delta Spirit explore some new sonic territory on their third album. The eponymous record drops on March 13, but the album is available for stream now. (Rolling Stone)

+ Coldplay played an outdoor concert for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” during a post-Oscar celebration. Peep their performances of “Charlie Brown” and “Paradise.” (Idolator)

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