It appears that singer Rhianna isn’t the only one receiving the documentary treatment. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Whitney Houston’s estate has given the go ahead for Academy Award winning director Kevin McDonald, who directed the films “Marley” and “The Last King Of Scotland”, to create a documentary about the late singer’s life. A statement released stated that the film will show the “unvarnished and authentic” story of Houston’s life. The director also made it clear that the film will also touch on the darker side of Houston’s life, including her stormy marriage to singer Bobby Brown and her struggles with substance abuse. The documentary will be pitched to executives at the Cannes Film Festival next month by Altitude Films, the same company responsible for the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy”. Aspiring artists auditioning for music mogul LA Reid seems to be a right of passage for many artists who later went on to become household names. Artists like Outkast, Usher, Rhianna and Justin Bieber all began their careers by wooing Reid, currently chairman and CEO of Epic Records, with an office visit and a performance for him. Enter Tennessee native Bernard Flowers. The aspiring singer visited Reid in his office on two occasions before finally getting a deal with Epic. Flowers revealed in an interview that upon his first visit to Reid’s office he played some music for Reid then left. Some months went by before Flowers decided to visit Reid again. The second time around, Flowers performed for Reid and a deal was inked. Flowers will introduce himself to viewers via a two part documentary “The Escape”, which was shot with his family and friends by his side. With his debut single, “This Feeling”, listeners will see why he was made a part of the Epic family. Flowers has a bright future ahead of him. The man often referred to as the Godfather of Hip Hop, Russell Simmons, shed light on the mystery behind his split with former business partner Rick Rubin during a recent interview with DJ Vlad, which was posted on his Vlad TV You Tube channel. Simmons gave one simple answer regarding one of the most momentous splits in music history saying that the two drifted apart as their priorities changed over time. Rubin left the firm in 1988 after losing a power struggle with Lyon Cohen. Neither Simmons nor Rubin has had much to say about their split in the decades since, making it one of music industry’s greatest mysteries. While Rubin has remained out of the limelight, Simmons remains one of the most successful entrepreneurs in hip hop. After appearing on Kanye West’s “The Life Of Pablo” opener “Ultralight Bean”, Chance The Rapper is ready to release his own project “Chance 3”. The Chicago native shared the artwork for his forthcoming album, which shows an illustrated Chancelor Bennett flashing a grin with a blue cap that dons the number 3 against a starry pink backdrop. He also linked to chanceraps.com, where he’s selling artwork in sets for $20 each. While no release date for “Chance 3” has been announced, he is slated to grace the stage of “The Tonight Show” this Thursday May 5. Chance’s debut album, “Acid Rap”, recently celebrated it’s third anniversary.