The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

While there were some celebrities who turned up for last night's screening of Sparkle—Whitney Houston's final film—it was nowhere near the A-list star power that attended the late singer's memorial service. Even Bobbi Kristina was absent.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

Jordin Sparks, the film's star, wore sparkles on her nails.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

A circus tent vomited on Stacey Bendet.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

So…what, exactly, is going on with Valerie Simpson? I guess when Ashford was still alive, they looked ridiculously messy, in a fun way. But now, without him, it's like seeing just one half of a novelty salt-and-pepper shaker set. The joke just doesn't make sense unless they're together.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

Rufus Wainwright, right foot, the little piggy had none—literally. He seems to be missing that toenail.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

The best of the night: June Ambrose, Tika Sumpter, and Gabourey Sidibe.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

I like to call this slide "Him?" Why are Anthony Edwards, Salman Rushdie, and Lourdes' dad there?

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

Rutina Wesley, Russell Simmons, and Heather Matarazzo.

The Sparkle Premiere Just Doesn't Shine Without Whitney Houston

Yikes: Sami Gayle, Carmen Ejogo, and S. Epatha Merkerson.