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The three leading ladies of “Sparkle” cover the September issue of Ebony Magazine in ravishing fuchsia dresses and flawless faces! Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo star in the 1970’s remake along-side the late Whitney Houston.

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“I think if Sparkle were here now, and a real person, we would be best friends. She’s been wanting [fame] her whole life. Music is all she thinks about; it’s all she has ever wanted to do…That’s how I felt when I was growing up,” says Jordin Sparks in the issue.

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