Jordin Sparks Talks ‘Sparkle’, Whitney Houston, Shape & Jason Derulo

Jordin Sparks, seen here taking a picture of herself in a dress, talked with Ryan Seacrest about her movie 'Sparkle', working with the late Whitney Houston, losing 50 pounds and doing a bikini shoot for Shape magazine, her boyfriend Jason Derulo and more

Jordin Sparks visited ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ recently, where the ‘American Idol’ champ talked about her new movie ‘Sparkle’, working with the legendary Whitney Houston, teaming with Jennifer Hudson on her next film, how her life has changed since ‘Idol’, seeing her bikini body on the magazine stands on the cover of Shape, how her boyfriend Jason Derulo reacted to the magazine, what made her lose 50 pounds, and how she and Jason encourage each other to eat right.

On the mood at the premiere:

It was crazy. It wasn’t necessarily somber because everybody was so excited to finally be here and for everybody to be seeing it. I was sitting there, it was actually my fifth time seeing it, still bawling like a little baby. I was sitting there and her family was sitting right behind me, so Bobbi Kristina was behind me, Pat Houston. I just got chills all over. I was sitting there thinking I’m not going to do it this time. You’ll be fine. She opens her mouth to sing, and you’re just completely overtaken by it, so I start tearing up, then I hear Bobbi behind me, she’s crying, then I just bawled because it’s got to be so hard for her to watch it. It’s amazing to see her up on that screen, but it’s sad too because she’s not here. But it was so fun. It’s the end of the chapter, but a new beginning at the same time. We feel like we’ve been talking about this movie since we all got casted.

On her fondest memory of working with Whitney:

Two of them stick out, well three of them stick out. One was a funny one where we were upstairs waiting for the camera to turn around, and I put on my iPod and ‘Teach Me How To Dougie’ came on, and we all got up and started dancing and Whitney walked up and we paused for a second, because we didn’t know what she was going to say, and she was like what is that? Oh it’s just this dance people are doing. She’s like, ‘Oh I want to do it too.’ She walked up and just started dancing. That’s how she was. She was so funny. Another one was, we were waiting for a camera to turn around again during a dinner scene, and I walked into a room where a piano was, and I was sitting there in a little world with my eyes closed, and I felt these two arms come around me and just started playing the most beautiful melody on the piano. I look over and Whitney is leaning over me. I’m looking around and wondering does anybody else see this right now? I can’t describe that moment in any way other than intimate. I just couldn’t imagine that she would do that. Another one was at the end of filming, I was doing the finale, she came to watch just to be supportive. She just wanted to be there to watch, and I was done, I was wearing my dress and everything, and she was like come here. She took my face in her hand and she held my face and looked me right in the eye and said, ‘You were everything we wanted and more. You were perfect.’ I never thought that I would have Whitney saying something like that to me, much less working with her. Even getting to talk to her for more than two seconds. To be able to have done that, she was executive producer, and she was my co-star, and she became my friend. It’s just so crazy how all of that happened.


Jordin Sparks Talks ‘The World I Knew’ And ‘African Cats’

Jordin Sparks took over Radio Disney to help them celebrate their 15th birthday and Popstar! magazine was there to capture the moment. The ‘American Idol’ champ talked about her new song ‘The World I Knew’ and the movie ‘African Cats’. Watch via YouTube below.

Jordin Sparks ‘The World I Knew’ Video

Jordin Sparks 'The World I Knew' music video

Jordin Sparks is out with the music video to her new single ‘The World I Knew’, from the Disneynature film ‘African Cats’, which is set for release on Earth Day, April 22nd. Watch the Chris Alender directed video via Vevo below.

Antonella Barba & Jared Cotter Visit Jordin Sparks On Broadway

Jordin Sparks, Antonella Barba and Jared Cotter

Jordin Sparks had a reunion with a couple fellow contestants from the sixth season of ‘American Idol’, Antonella Barba and Jared Cotter, who both came to watch her perform in the Broadway production ‘In the Heights’ on Friday (November 12). Jordin told her followers:

Another great show & audience tonight!! Thanks for supporting us & broadwaycares! :)

REUNION with @antonellabarba & @jaredcotter :)

@JaredCotter I’m so glad you came! Missed you very much! :)

@AntonellaBarba thanks for coming! I missed you!! Love you girl!

Jordin Sparks Performs ‘Breathe’ On ‘In The Heights’

Jordin Sparks 'In The Heights' 'Breathe'

Footage of Jordin Sparks performing the song ‘Breathe’ in the Tony-winning smash ‘In The Heights’ has been posted online. The ‘American Idol’ champ’s run on Broadway continues until November 14th. Watch the clip via YouTube below.

Jordin Sparks ‘In The Heights’ Opening Night Behind The Scenes

Jordin Sparks 'In The Heights' opening

Cambio Connect followed Jordin Sparks to the premiere and after party of her official Broadway debut in ‘In The Heights’. The ‘American Idol’ champ admitted opening night was “pretty nerve-wracking” while heading to the after party. The footage features Jordin signing autographs as well as comments from her co-stars and fans. Watch it below.

Jordin Sparks Thanks Concertgoers, Opening Acts & Crew

Jordin Sparks PSA

Jordin Sparks checked in with her Twitter followers (@TheRealJordin) moments ago after wrapping up Battlefield Tour in Philadelphia. The ‘American Idol’ season six winner writes:

Thank you so much Philly! You made the last night memorable!! :D

The tour is officially finished! Thanks to every fan/friend/family that came out & supported us. You made this the best tour ever! I will never forget it! Thanks for the love & I can’t wait to see you all again! <3 Next stop: BROADWAY! :) Also a thank you to @daysdifference & @ashlynehuff! It would not have been the same without you! Good luck on everything & I love you guys! And to the crew, who kept the lights up, the gear clean & the sound on so our voices could be heard. Thank you so much! :)

Jordin Sparks And Days Difference Exchange Silly String Surprises

Jordin Sparks exacted revenge on Days Difference after the pop rock band doused her in silly string in Kansas City recently. The ‘American Idol’ season six winner and her band snuck up on Days Difference while they were performing, but they were still able to carry on with their performance. Watch both incidents via YouTube below.

If You Want Jordin Sparks’ Autograph, Don’t Scream Like A Teenybopper

Jordin Sparks was spotted signing autographs for fans before her show in Royal Oak, Michigan on Wednesday (June 16), even verifying the spelling of someone’s name until crazy girls started screaming at the ‘American Idol’ season six winner. The 20-year-old then took off to avoid the drama. Watch fan filmed footage via YouTube below.