Whitney Houston's final music video is a party -- but there's one guest missing.
The official video for the upbeat "Celebrate," which the late singer recorded with co-star Jordin Sparks for their film, "Sparkle," showcases Sparks and her co-stars enjoying an evening at home. Houston is absent, though the May-shot footage is blended with video of her role in the movie: she plays the single mother of an aspiring vocal trio (Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter). In one new shot, Sparks wears a Houston t-shirt.
"We planned on it being Whitney and me, but she's not here, so we wanted to make it a tribute to her," Sparks told BET.
"Sparkle," due Aug. 17, will be Houston's fifth movie role, with her credits also including "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale." The singer died on February 11.
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