In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 photo, actress Jordin Sparks from the upcoming film "Sparkle," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sparks became the title character in the remake of the 1976 musical when her music career was in flux and she looked to her passion for acting. The film will be released in theaters Aug. 17. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 photo, actress Jordin Sparks from the upcoming film "Sparkle," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sparks became the title character in the remake of the 1976 musical when her music career was in flux and she looked to her passion for acting. The film will be released in theaters Aug. 17. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 photo, actress Jordin Sparks from the upcoming film "Sparkle," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sparks became the title character in the remake of the 1976 musical when her music career was in flux and she looked to her passion for acting. The film will be released in theaters Aug. 17. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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