Soap alums Nafessa Williams ("One Life to Live") and Tamara Tunie ("As The World Turns") cast in the Whitney Houston biopic "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," also starring Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis and Naomi Ackie as the iconic singer.

Saturday, January 17 was <strong>Whitney Houston</strong> night on Lifetime as the network premiered "Whitney," its biopic based on the romantic life of Houston and husband <strong>Bobby Brown</strong>, one-hour special, "Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney," and "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances," hosted by long-time friend and the man who discovered her, <strong>Clive Davis</strong>. According to Nielsen Media Research ratings data, overall 11.8 million viewers tuned in during the event block (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, ET/PT).