Singing sensation Whitney Houston's jailbird hubby Bobby Brown has turned his attentions to the movies - playing an abusive boyfriend in new flick NORA'S HAIR SALON.

ON OUR OWN singer Bobby has a checkered history with the law - he was charged with battery in 1995, and was arrested in 1998 for sexual battery.

He was finally sentenced to 75 days in jail in 2000 for refusing to take a drug test, a condition of his probation.

Bobby, 34, says of the role, "I liked putting on the make-up and being someone else - it's hard being Bobby. Now I want to conquer Hollywood and win an OSCAR."

The film, billed as 'Barbershop meets SOUL FOOD', will also star rap honey LIL' KIM and jawbreaker beauty Tatyana Ali.

15/06/2003 14:01