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R.I.P. Whitney Houston (1963-2012) - Part 3 Continued...

The other thread has gotten too long http://prince.org/msg8/375969

This one has been created to continue the discussion.

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Reply #1 posted 02/16/12 12:00pm

luv4u

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Kevin Costner To Speak At Whitney Houston's Funeral (Report)

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/...20210.html

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Reply #2 posted 02/16/12 12:07pm

HotGritz

luv4u said:

Kevin Costner To Speak At Whitney Houston's Funeral (Report)

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/...20210.html

Bout fuckin' time!!!! I kept wondering when or if he would come forward especially with the constant footage from the film The Bodyguard and the repeated plays of IWALY!

The memorials and tributes are lovely but Lauryn Hill was right in that Whitney should have been honored while she was alive. Well, at least BET honored her last year I think.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #3 posted 02/16/12 12:09pm

HotGritz

I also want to say that until the toxicology reports are released we should refraind from any assumptions that she OD'd. We often forget that drugs and alchohol do damage to our bodies long before we actually expire.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #4 posted 02/16/12 12:10pm

Timmy84

That's good about Kevin attending the funeral and speaking.

In better news, Whitney's 1992 hit "I Will Always Love You" returned to the Billboard Hot 100 top ten for the first time since 1993 reaching number 7. It's the seventeenth week the song has been on the top ten.

[Edited 2/16/12 12:10pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #5 posted 02/16/12 12:11pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

I also want to say that until the toxicology reports are released we should refraind from any assumptions that she OD'd. We often forget that drugs and alchohol do damage to our bodies long before we actually expire.

I said in the other thread that the way her death transpired, it sounds more like an accident. Presumably a lethal mix of pills and alcohol, much like the death of Def Leppard's Steve Clark 20 years before.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #6 posted 02/16/12 12:20pm

NaughtyKitty

Timmy84 said:

That's good about Kevin attending the funeral and speaking.

In better news, Whitney's 1992 hit "I Will Always Love You" returned to the Billboard Hot 100 top ten for the first time since 1993 reaching number 7. It's the seventeenth week the song has been on the top ten.

[Edited 2/16/12 12:10pm]

clapping

Reply #7 posted 02/16/12 12:20pm

Musicslave

I hope Clive doesn't take too much time with his remarks.

On Another Note: I know its not about the singing but there will be some serious singers honoring her that day. Between Aretha, Stevie, not to mention Marvin Winans. I know Pastor Winans is on paper officially doing the eulogy but if dude starts singing its over. cool

Reply #8 posted 02/16/12 12:39pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

That is good Kevin is speaking a eulogy @ the funeral. He is the reason Whitney recorded "I will Always Love U" Her biggest hit..

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Reply #9 posted 02/16/12 12:43pm

KidOmega

Timmy84 said:

That's good about Kevin attending the funeral and speaking.


 


In better news, Whitney's 1992 hit "I Will Always Love You" returned to the Billboard Hot 100 top ten for the first time since 1993 reaching number 7. It's the seventeenth week the song has been on the top ten.

[Edited 2/16/12 12:10pm]



What's amazing is that it went to #7 based on only 36 hours of sales and airplay.
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Reply #10 posted 02/16/12 12:54pm

lazycrockett

Was Kevin and Whitney close? I mean just cause they worked together in a movie doesn't really seem like reason to show up and speak bout her, unless it just to please the fans.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #11 posted 02/16/12 1:00pm

Timmy84

lazycrockett said:

Was Kevin and Whitney close? I mean just cause they worked together in a movie doesn't really seem like reason to show up and speak bout her, unless it just to please the fans.

That's a good question. hmmm

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #12 posted 02/16/12 1:04pm

getxxxx

Kevin was one of the music supervisor for THE BODYGUARD. Whitneys version of IWALY is based around the Linda Rondstat version not Dollys.

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Reply #13 posted 02/16/12 1:05pm

getxxxx

Bounce TV said it plans to broadcast singer Whitney Houston's funeral in its entirety with no commercials on Saturday.

The new network aimed at African Americans might be the only broadcast outlet to air the funeral uninterrupted. Bounce's coverage will begin at noon ET, 9 a.m. PT.

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #14 posted 02/16/12 1:12pm

ViintageJunkiie

Do you all think we'll be getting a new Whitney album? I'm not sure if she has very many unreleased records...

Reply #15 posted 02/16/12 1:20pm

Musicslave

ViintageJunkiie said:

Do you all think we'll be getting a new Whitney album? I'm not sure if she has very many unreleased records...

I don't know but I do know whatever material they got, they'll be trying to release it. I don't care if its just an EP worth of stuff, they'll be putting it out. Get ready for some special editions of her earlier work too.

Reply #16 posted 02/16/12 1:28pm

MidniteMagnet

Funerals are boring and morbid. I won't be watching.

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Reply #17 posted 02/16/12 1:30pm

kitbradley

Wow! Has there ever been a Part 3 to any thread around here? I'm looking forward to Part 4 next week.

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Reply #18 posted 02/16/12 1:31pm

lazycrockett

MidniteMagnet said:

Funerals are boring and morbid. I won't be watching.

Thank you I've never understood the whole displaying of the body and walking past it one last time. My parents are fully aware that when their time comes, the last place I will be is looking at them in a box while everyone tells me how good they look.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #19 posted 02/16/12 1:31pm

PlayboyOriginal

I'm ready for the new material so I can have more to treasure from one of the greatest to ever do it. I hate that it happens under these circumstances. sad

YES Lauryn!!! Whitney should have been given her respect and just due while she was alive......... she been saying for the last decade that she just wanted to be left alone yet the media kept fucking with her. Just a shame. confused

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Reply #20 posted 02/16/12 1:33pm

PlayboyOriginal

kitbradley said:

Wow! Has there ever been a Part 3 to any thread around here? I'm looking forward to Part 4 next week.

Hopefully we can get a Whitney sticky like the rabid MJ fans have. Its only fair!! wink

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Chaka Khan = FIRE
Sade = WATER
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Reply #21 posted 02/16/12 1:52pm

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Reply #22 posted 02/16/12 2:04pm

HotGritz

Timmy84 said:

HotGritz said:

I also want to say that until the toxicology reports are released we should refraind from any assumptions that she OD'd. We often forget that drugs and alchohol do damage to our bodies long before we actually expire.

I said in the other thread that the way her death transpired, it sounds more like an accident. Presumably a lethal mix of pills and alcohol, much like the death of Def Leppard's Steve Clark 20 years before.

nod Most people don't know that certain prescription drugs or even otc drugs can be lethal when mixed with alchohol. I myself have taken otc pain killers with a glass of wine just to help me sleep but of course now I know better. I think it was an accident like you said, especially if she was found only half way in the tub.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #23 posted 02/16/12 2:09pm

HotGritz

Timmy84 said:

lazycrockett said:

Was Kevin and Whitney close? I mean just cause they worked together in a movie doesn't really seem like reason to show up and speak bout her, unless it just to please the fans.

That's a good question. hmmm

I remember the rumors about the two of them and even though it was said Kevin personally requested Whitney for the role and even though he was a known womanizer at the time, I don't think Whitney would have jeopardized her reputation in that way. Plus, if Michael J. Fox and Robert Dinero couldn't break her, I doubt Kevin could. Seriously, can somebody tell me what is sexy about that man? Anyone?

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #24 posted 02/16/12 2:13pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

Timmy84 said:

I said in the other thread that the way her death transpired, it sounds more like an accident. Presumably a lethal mix of pills and alcohol, much like the death of Def Leppard's Steve Clark 20 years before.

nod Most people don't know that certain prescription drugs or even otc drugs can be lethal when mixed with alchohol. I myself have taken otc pain killers with a glass of wine just to help me sleep but of course now I know better. I think it was an accident like you said, especially if she was found only half way in the tub.

Right. Whitney had bad nerves, which could explain why she seemed "out of it" at the party on February 9th.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #25 posted 02/16/12 3:07pm

AlexdeParis

ViintageJunkiie said:

Do you all think we'll be getting a new Whitney album? I'm not sure if she has very many unreleased records...

If they don't continue with the special editions like the debut got, it would at least be nice to have a CD collection of her b-sides and non-album tracks.

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
Reply #26 posted 02/16/12 3:16pm

Timmy84

ViintageJunkiie said:

Do you all think we'll be getting a new Whitney album? I'm not sure if she has very many unreleased records...

No. She didn't do enough material that would befit a posthumous release...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #27 posted 02/16/12 3:16pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Aretha Franklin Remembers Whitney Houston – In Her Own Words

Thursday February 16, 2012 04:20 PM EST

Aretha Franklin Remembers Whitney Houston – In Her Own Words | Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston

Aretha Franklin (left) and Whitney Houston, in May 1989

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Throughout the highs and lows of Whitney Houston's tumultuous life, one person was a constant fan: her godmother, soul great Aretha Franklin.

"We were all aware of her challenges," Franklin, 69, says exclusively in the new issue of PEOPLE. "And I was always rooting for her."

Franklin recalls being thrilled with her goddaughter's triumphant return to the silver screen. "Seeing previews for the new Sparkle movie I thought, boy she looks good, healthy, fresh and has that twinkle in her eyes!"

For Houston, it may have been a struggle to keep her career on track, "but in looking back now, I recall her European tour: Still exciting, but unable to sing what she wanted to had to be disheartening," says Franklin, who has also shared Houston memories on her Facebook and Twitter. "And yet she stood night after night and endured unappreciative audiences with the heart of a champion."

For Franklin's full tribute, and more on Houston's final days, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now

Also Aretha is going to be interviewed on Today Show tommorow about Whitney...

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Reply #28 posted 02/16/12 3:16pm

duccichucka

CNN says its got never before seen photos of Houston.

She was a great natural beauty:

http://cnnphotos.blogs.cn...?hpt=hp_c1

The looks, the voice...I'm not a fan of pop-star celebrity idolatry that this country (and

board) seems to subsist upon, and I think expressed collective guilt over the death of

celebrities is manufactured and overwrought, but God took a little more time on Whitney

than he did on others, it seems.

Hmm, I utter an authentic In Pace Resquiescat.

An honest religious thinker is like a tightrope walker. He almost looks as though he were walking on nothing but air. His support is the slenderest imaginable. And yet it really is possible to walk on it.

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Reply #29 posted 02/16/12 3:18pm

Timmy84

Whitney was indeed a beautiful woman especially in her early twenties. No question why she was handpicked to be a model. She definitely had the looks for it. I used to have a crush on her. In fact, she and Janet were my first real celebrity crushes. I used to always imagine me being married to her. When Bobby married her, I was pissed off. lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #30 posted 02/16/12 4:20pm

BitetheBeat

duccichucka said:

CNN says its got never before seen photos of Houston. 


 


She was a great natural beauty:


 


http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/16/never-seen-photos-of-a-young-whitney-houston/?hpt=hp_c1


 


The looks, the voice...I'm not a fan of pop-star celebrity idolatry that this country (and


board) seems to subsist upon, and I think expressed collective guilt over the death of


celebrities is manufactured and overwrought, but God took a little more time on Whitney


than he did on others, it seems.


 


Hmm, I utter an authentic In Pace Resquiescat.


OMG,rare & beautiful find (did kinda hurt my heart though)! Its easy to see why she landed modeling work and was on the cover of Seventeen.
Reply #31 posted 02/16/12 4:25pm

HotGritz

Whitney was GORGEOUS!!!!!

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #32 posted 02/16/12 4:40pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

Whitney was indeed a beautiful woman especially in her early twenties. No question why she was handpicked to be a model. She definitely had the looks for it. I used to have a crush on her. In fact, she and Janet were my first real celebrity crushes. I used to always imagine me being married to her. When Bobby married her, I was pissed off. lol



She still had it,looking at her during her filming Sparkle! Anyhow she was a beautiful woman and she showcased it right so I'm glad I grew up during her heydey if you will. She didn't act or dress like a street walker, wasn't an attention whore, no sex books nor did she wear tons of makeup and so on.
**And who wasn't pissed about the marriage,for various reasons lol!
Reply #33 posted 02/16/12 4:51pm

BitetheBeat

HotGritz said:

 



luv4u said:


Kevin Costner To Speak At Whitney Houston's Funeral (Report)


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/kevin-costner-speak-whitney-houstons-funeral-report-184920210.html



 Bout fuckin' time!!!!  I kept wondering when or if he would come forward especially with the constant footage from the film The Bodyguard and the repeated plays of IWALY!


 


 


The memorials and tributes are lovely but Lauryn Hill was right in that Whitney should have been honored while she was alive.  Well, at least BET honored her last year I think.


Who knows but they were cool! I do know when lots were trashing her I remember HE came to her defense! He said "I see good in her eyes" and we should just let her find her way! I'm more interested in people like him, its funny its usually the ones that are quiet or NOT jumping to talk...are the ones with a closer bond. All these folks just running to talk doesn't mean they are any closer or better. At least he didn't pull a Madonna or Alec Baldwin. He's spoken up when she was on this planet!
[Edited 2/16/12 16:58pm]
Reply #34 posted 02/16/12 5:03pm

silverchild

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys to sing at Whitney Houston's funeral service in Newark

Click here for details:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/whitney_houston_funeral_plans.html#incart_hbx
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Reply #35 posted 02/16/12 5:07pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 With 'I Will Always Love You'

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and radio airplay (18 million audience impressions, up 915%, according to Nielsen BDS).

Whitney Re-Enters Billboard 200 Top 10

Houston places two other former No. 1s on the chart: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (from 1987) at No. 35 and "Greatest Love of All" (1986) at No. 41.


Remembering Whitney


While historically, catalog or recurrent songs have not been eligible for inclusion on the Hot 100, this is not the first time Billboard has charted such activity. As recently as 2001, following the attacks of Sept. 11, the Hot 100 welcomed Lee Greenwood's 1984 country hit "God Bless the USA" and Houston's spine-tingling rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," the latter of which had reached the chart's top 20 a decade earlier. At the time, the inclusion of these songs properly captured the musical mood as the nation reacted to that tragic day.

"As the digital age has progressed," says Billboard director of charts Silvio Pietroluongo, "with the immediacy it provides, the line has blurred between the relevancy of new and older recordings, which are for the most part equally accessible from one's home computer."

"Going forward we feel that it is the proper move to allow older titles posting enough activity to return to the Hot 100 if ranking in the chart's upper half." (Billboard's policy of removing descending songs from the Hot 100 after 20 weeks if ranking below No. 50 remains unchanged).

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Reply #36 posted 02/16/12 5:08pm

HotGritz

silverchild said:

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys to sing at Whitney Houston's funeral service in Newark Click here for details: http://www.nj.com/news/in...incart_hbx

confused It was all good till I got to Alicia Keys. I know y'all love her like some hot buttered cornbread but her voice and style are not good enough to honor the great Whitney Houston after her death.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #37 posted 02/16/12 5:10pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

I've been avoiding listening to Whitney Houston songs like crazy this week because I just can't go to where many of her songs that I KNOW...are going to take me. sad

However, when I just saw this pop up on my recommended list, I was overwhelmingly compelled to push play.

By the time this song came out, we all knew of "Whitney Houston". The good. The bad. The WTF? hmm

For me, it wasn't until this song came out, that I saw the real "Whitney Houston". The one that would answer to the name..."Nippy". Yeah, her! nod

Given the current circumstances, I thought this song would really make me feel bad and sad but it doesn't. shrug

I am forever going to see, hear, UNDERSTAND and remember the "Nippy"...that I...SEE in this video.

Especially from the 2:30 mark! wink

.

[Edited 2/16/12 17:24pm]

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Reply #38 posted 02/16/12 5:20pm

HotGritz

I'm obsessing over Whitney right now and am immersing myself in her music. Its because I haven't yet, at least not wholly, accepted that she is gone. The whole thing is unreal. Its been 5 days with constant coverage of her passing and her addiction and tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown and yet it still seems as if she isn't really dead. That's how you know someone has made an powerful impact on your life...when you can't yet let go and say goodbye. When people say that she had one of the greatest singing voices if not the greatest voice, they are by no means exaggerating or being overly complimentary. The chick was that awesome.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #39 posted 02/16/12 5:31pm

AlexdeParis

Timmy84 said:

Whitney was indeed a beautiful woman especially in her early twenties. No question why she was handpicked to be a model. She definitely had the looks for it. I used to have a crush on her. In fact, she and Janet were my first real celebrity crushes. I used to always imagine me being married to her. When Bobby married her, I was pissed off. lol

Whitney was my very first celebrity crush. The first time I saw her doing her lipstick at the start of the 2nd verse in "Greatest Love of All," I just knew I was going to marry her. I was almost 8 years old in late '85. lol

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
Reply #40 posted 02/16/12 5:35pm

Identity

Whitney Houston Called 'Crack Ho' on L.A. Radio, Jocks Suspended

Feb 16, 2012

A Los Angeles talk radio team has been suspended for 10 days for referring to the late Whitney Houston as a “crack ho.”

John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, known as John and Ken on KFI in Los Angeles, apologized for the comments, and said they accepted the suspension.

During an on-air discussion in the wake of Houston's death last Saturday, Kobylt said, "At some point you’re just sick of it all, and so is everybody else in the industry. All her friends and hangers-on; everybody who knew had to deal with her.

“It's like, ‘Ah Jesus . . . here comes the crack ho again, what’s she gonna do? Ah, look at that — she's doin' handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho . . . ' After a while, everybody’s exhausted. And then you find out she’s dead. It’s like, ‘Really? Took this long?’

The station issued a statement calling the statements “insensitive and inappropriate. . . . KFI management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind.”


Kobylt, in a statement, said, “We made a mistake. We used language that was inappropriate and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston.”


Link


Reply #41 posted 02/16/12 5:37pm

Timmy84

AlexdeParis said:

Timmy84 said:

Whitney was indeed a beautiful woman especially in her early twenties. No question why she was handpicked to be a model. She definitely had the looks for it. I used to have a crush on her. In fact, she and Janet were my first real celebrity crushes. I used to always imagine me being married to her. When Bobby married her, I was pissed off. lol

Whitney was my very first celebrity crush. The first time I saw her doing her lipstick at the start of the 2nd verse in "Greatest Love of All," I just knew I was going to marry her. I was almost 8 years old in late '85. lol

lol

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Reply #42 posted 02/16/12 5:41pm

Identity

Reply #43 posted 02/16/12 5:41pm

HotGritz

Identity said:

Whitney Houston Called 'Crack Ho' on L.A. Radio, Jocks Suspended

Feb 16, 2012

A Los Angeles talk radio team has been suspended for 10 days for referring to the late Whitney Houston as a “crack ho.”

John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, known as John and Ken on KFI in Los Angeles, apologized for the comments, and said they accepted the suspension.

During an on-air discussion in the wake of Houston's death last Saturday, Kobylt said, "At some point you’re just sick of it all, and so is everybody else in the industry. All her friends and hangers-on; everybody who knew had to deal with her.

“It's like, ‘Ah Jesus . . . here comes the crack ho again, what’s she gonna do? Ah, look at that — she's doin' handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho . . . ' After a while, everybody’s exhausted. And then you find out she’s dead. It’s like, ‘Really? Took this long?’

The station issued a statement calling the statements “insensitive and inappropriate. . . . KFI management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind.”


Kobylt, in a statement, said, “We made a mistake. We used language that was inappropriate and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston.”


Link


How incredibly distasteful, mean-spirited and just plain ignorant. Did they say the same thing about Amy Whinehouse when she died? How about Kurt Cobain?

They didn't just use inappropriate language they flat out disparaged her and defamed her character.

When did having substance abuse issues equate to being a ho or a crack ho? I guess cuz she's black she must automatically be a hooker of some sort.

Dumb asses need to be fired for talking that shit about Whitney. Damn they didn't even have consideration for her daughter or mother.

disbelief

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #44 posted 02/16/12 5:42pm

November

While I'm listening to her music the radio, and watching her live performances on youtube, I'm amazed how much Whitney Houston's music has been a part of my life. I was young when her debut came out, my mom and her girlfriends played her music constantly. I'm sure can remember what was going on in my life when I hear a certain song being played. She will be missed.

I think this is my favorite Whitney Houston song.

Reply #45 posted 02/16/12 5:46pm

BitetheBeat

HotGritz said:

 



Identity said:



 


 


Whitney Houston Called 'Crack Ho' on L.A. Radio, Jocks Suspended 


Feb 16, 2012


 


 


A Los Angeles talk radio team has been suspended for 10 days for referring to the late Whitney Houston as a “crack ho.”


 


John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, known as John and Ken on KFI in Los Angeles, apologized for the comments, and said they accepted the suspension.


 


During an on-air discussion in the wake of Houston's death last Saturday, Kobylt said, "At some point you’re just sick of it all, and so is everybody else in the industry. All her friends and hangers-on; everybody who knew had to deal with her.


 


“It's like, ‘Ah Jesus . . . here comes the crack ho again, what’s she gonna do? Ah, look at that — she's doin' handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho . . . ' After a while, everybody’s exhausted. And then you find out she’s dead. It’s like, ‘Really? Took this long?’


 


The station issued a statement calling the statements “insensitive and inappropriate. . . . KFI management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind.”




Kobylt, in a statement, said, “We made a mistake. We used language that was inappropriate and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston.”



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 How incredibly distasteful, mean-spirited and just plain ignorant.  Did they say the same thing about Amy Whinehouse when she died?  How about Kurt Cobain? 


 


They didn't just use inappropriate language they flat out disparaged her and defamed her character.


 


When did having substance abuse issues equate to being a ho or a crack ho?  I guess cuz she's black she must automatically be a hooker of some sort. 


 


Dumb asses need to be fired for talking that shit about Whitney.  Damn they didn't even have consideration for her daughter or mother.


 


disbelief


 


 


Those old ass mofos should've known better! What have they done in their little lives other than bash someone they didnt even know?! No one attacks Elvis and the like. They look like they hang out with O'Reilly anyway, no class! I'm so sick of those that wanna take the low road, instead of appreciating the good. She did waaaay more good and bought many such joy! Something they can only dream of!
Reply #46 posted 02/16/12 5:55pm

Identity

Reply #47 posted 02/16/12 6:07pm

Timmy84

Whitney's Oprah interview is on again on OWN.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #48 posted 02/16/12 6:40pm

jtfolden

HotGritz said:

I'm obsessing over Whitney right now and am immersing myself in her music. Its because I haven't yet, at least not wholly, accepted that she is gone. The whole thing is unreal. Its been 5 days with constant coverage of her passing and her addiction and tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown and yet it still seems as if she isn't really dead. That's how you know someone has made an powerful impact on your life...when you can't yet let go and say goodbye. When people say that she had one of the greatest singing voices if not the greatest voice, they are by no means exaggerating or being overly complimentary. The chick was that awesome.

I've been doing this with her final album "I Look To You". I got it when it first came out but I kind of slept on it at the time. I think all the gossip about her sort of tainted my perception of the album then.

Listening to it now, this is a really really nice album and though her voice has a bit more gravity to it than when she was younger - it still shines.

I hadn't even watched the videos to the singles from this release until now.

The song/video for "I Look To You" just seems so apt, so beautiful and a little bit heart breaking in the wake of her death. sad

Reply #49 posted 02/16/12 6:44pm

musicjunky318

Timmy84 said:

Whitney's Oprah interview is on again on OWN.

I'm watching it.

Reply #50 posted 02/16/12 6:47pm

tritoncin

So, This is my favorite Whitney song ever.

Specially this remix. It's edited. The original is over 9 minutes.

I know it didn't go anywhere, confused but she was at her peak vocally IMO.

[Edited 2/16/12 18:52pm]

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Reply #51 posted 02/16/12 6:49pm

musicjunky318

You know it'd be great if we can get Aretha, Dionne, Gladys, Patti, Chaka, and Diana all on the same stage together honoring Whitney but I don't know if it'll ever happen. People don't take advantage of opportunity. We all wait until it's too late.

Reply #52 posted 02/16/12 6:54pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

I just viewed Whitney Houston's Obituary it is really nice. Beautiful pics & well written..... sad

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #53 posted 02/16/12 7:00pm

Musicslave

I'm saying a special prayer for Bobbi Kris for tomorrow because its going to be the first time she actually see her mom since she passed.

So freakin sad....

[Edited 2/16/12 19:00pm]

[Edited 2/16/12 19:01pm]

Reply #54 posted 02/16/12 7:41pm

SUPRMAN

HotGritz said:

I also want to say that until the toxicology reports are released we should refraind from any assumptions that she OD'd. We often forget that drugs and alchohol do damage to our bodies long before we actually expire.

Never thought she OD'd. She passed out and died. Cardiac arrest more likely than heart attack.

As she died, she ended up in the tub in some way.

If she'd fallen, someone in the next room would've heard that.

She may have been dead up to 30 minutes before she was found.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #55 posted 02/16/12 7:50pm

SUPRMAN

HotGritz said:

I'm obsessing over Whitney right now and am immersing myself in her music. Its because I haven't yet, at least not wholly, accepted that she is gone. The whole thing is unreal. Its been 5 days with constant coverage of her passing and her addiction and tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown and yet it still seems as if she isn't really dead. That's how you know someone has made an powerful impact on your life...when you can't yet let go and say goodbye. When people say that she had one of the greatest singing voices if not the greatest voice, they are by no means exaggerating or being overly complimentary. The chick was that awesome.

Co-sign

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #56 posted 02/16/12 8:34pm

musicjunky318

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey to attend Whitney Houston's funeral

— Elton John and Oprah Winfrey will lead a parade of celebrities expected to attend Whitney Houston's funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of the family's plans.

Rock star David Bowie is also expected to attend the services for the 48-year-old pop queen, a source said this afternoon. Earlier today, a source told The Star-Ledger the rap mogul Jay-Z, songstress Beyonce, comedian Bill Cosby and singer Chaka Khan planned to attend Houston's funeral.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make the guest list public.

While he refused to disclose the guest list, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said Wednesday that officers will provide motorcycle escorts to many of the celebrities who are expected to arrive in Newark this weekend. The funeral will otherwise be a private affair, with police shutting down a six square-block area around the New Hope church. There will be no procession of Houston's body from Whigham Funeral Home to the church Saturday, and no outside video screens erected so fans can mourn publically, DeMaio said.

The area remained public this afternoon, however, and Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick was seen at the church where she is believed to be practicing for Saturday's service with the New Hope Baptist choir.

Mayor Cory Booker is also expected to attend the services, according to his spokeswoman, Anne Torres. Currently, he is the only Newark dignitary to publicly receive an invitation. On Wednesday, several city council members said they had not been extended an invitation to the event.

Booker also announced that Newark will lower flags at its municipal buildings to half-staff in honor of Houston tomorrow, mirroring Gov. Chris Christie's decision to do the same at state facilities which drew criticism yesterday.

“Our City is mourning the loss of one of its native daughters and one of music’s shining stars. Whitney Houston inspired so many people, and although she went from a Newark church to the global stage, she always remained a deep part of our city’s pride and collective heart. Our prayers continue to be with her family during this difficult time,” he said in a statement.

E! News also reports that Kevin Costner, who starred alongside Whitney Houston in the blockbuster "The Bodyguard," is expected to speak at the funeral, along with Houston's mentor Clive Davis, although Costner's publicist told The Star-Ledger he could not confirm this.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are both expected to sing in memory of Houston. Invitations to the private service have reportedly been extended to singers Chaka Khan, CeCe Winans, Brandy, Darlene Love and songwriter Diane Warren, according to E!

Fans will have to content themselves with a TV and Internet feed from inside the church, where Pastor Marvin L. Winans will give eulogy over the service. Winans tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that the family wanted to bury Houston "with dignity." "This is not a break or an opportunity," he told Cooper. "We are really hurting and seriously grieving, and it amazes me the insensitivity of the media when it comes to things like this ... We loved her when she was Nippy in New Jersey. The world loved her because of her voice. But if Nippy could not sing, the Houston family would love her, and I knew that Mama Houston would do it the way she wanted it done. We're going to church, and we're not going to be worried about if the world can get in."

http://www.nj.com/enterta...speak.html

Reply #57 posted 02/16/12 9:35pm

lazycrockett

^I just got to ask do any of these celebrities have a connection to Whitney? David Bowie?
This is turning into a MJ funeral mess. The family should have kept it private and not gone this route.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #58 posted 02/16/12 9:44pm

Timmy84

^ I got the same question...

[Edited 2/16/12 21:51pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #59 posted 02/16/12 9:53pm

lazycrockett

This Isnt Harold and Maude.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #60 posted 02/16/12 10:21pm

Timmy84

And this is ONE reason I'm glad I'm not a famous figure so I won't have motherfuckers televising me in a closed or open casket. Fuck that shit.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #61 posted 02/17/12 12:39am

Hudson

Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Protest Whitney Houston Funeral

Westfield - The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for its radical demonstrations at the funerals of soldiers, celebrities, and homosexuals, has announced their plans to picket outside the funeral of music superstar Whitney Houston.
The church group believes that God is punishing the United States with death, disease, war and destruction because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality, and has gained support for its cause by protesting at high-profile public and private funerals around the country. In a prepared statement they said, “God gave Whitney Houston a beautiful singing voice and a world-wide platform, which she should have used to encourage obedience to His Word and warn the wicked that their rebellion brings destruction from the hand of God. Westboro will picket her funeral to warn the living: “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Whitney Houston, 48, daughter of gospel legend Cissy Houston, had struggled over the past decade in a battle with drugs and alcohol that is blamed on ex-husband Bobby Brown, with whom she had a tumultuous, and sometimes violent marriage that kept the couple in the media spotlight. Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, took to Twitter following the death of Houston last Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, where she was found unconscious in a bathtub and later declared dead. Phelps said, "No R.I.P. Whitney Houston. You don't live your life serving self and sin, stealing God's glory, and get peace. God gave her a voice, she used it to teach sin, not serve God. Fags call her 'gay icon.' Yeah, WBC is picketing that funeral."
A Westboro Baptist Church picket sign of singer Whitney Houston.
Westboro Baptist Church
A Westboro Baptist Church picket sign of singer Whitney Houston.
In a further attempt to express their disdain for Whitney's lifestyle choices, the Westboro Baptist Church released a parody of a Houston song, entitled "God, Will Always Hate You Whitney," in which they called the singing sensation a "druggie," further manipulating the words of the hit Houston song to share their twisted message. Later, Phelps tweeted, "Yay! 2 pickets in NJ-Whitney Houston funeral and legislature," possibly revealing the church's plans to protest Houston's funeral as well as NJ's gay marriage bill's recent passage while they visit the Garden State. Despite the flurry of Facebook posts and tweets from Margie Phelps, there is still a chance that the Westboro group, which is small in number, may not show up for the private funeral scheduled for Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where she is expected to be buried beside her father. The extremist anti-homosexual hate group has failed to make an appearance at several recent protests they claimed they would be attending.


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/319688#ixzz1mcuA50fC

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Reply #62 posted 02/17/12 12:54am

musicjunky318

This is the "church" that thinks Obama is the Anti-Christ right?

Reply #63 posted 02/17/12 12:59am

Hudson

musicjunky318 said:

This is the "church" that thinks Obama is the Anti-Christ right?

Pretty much all conservatives think that.

They would be calling Madonna or Janet a "fag enabler" if they passed. They didn't for Whitney, so they may not know about her duet with George Michael, her "Out" interview, and her performance at gay pride. They are doing this just because gay people loved her

Lena Dunham is God. Jeff Dunham is Satan.
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Reply #64 posted 02/17/12 4:13am

BitetheBeat

lazycrockett said:

^I just got to ask do any of these celebrities have a connection to Whitney? David Bowie?
This is turning into a MJ funeral mess. The family should have kept it private and not gone this route.

She probably sang back up for him! I know several soul artists did like Luther! I think the pressure from many 'fans(still SMH)' made them allow just one camera! They weren't gonna do that at first. But some fans feel just because they bought a record THEY own Whitney or have a say. Whitney's gone, she's done giving. I'm a fan and I respect whatever they want to do. Still wont be like MJ's funeral and good for them.

Reply #65 posted 02/17/12 4:31am

Harlepolis

BitetheBeat said:

lazycrockett said:

^I just got to ask do any of these celebrities have a connection to Whitney? David Bowie?
This is turning into a MJ funeral mess. The family should have kept it private and not gone this route.

She probably sang back up for him! I know several soul artists did like Luther! I think the pressure from many 'fans(still SMH)' made them allow just one camera! They weren't gonna do that at first. But some fans feel just because they bought a record THEY own Whitney or have a say. Whitney's gone, she's done giving. I'm a fan and I respect whatever they want to do. Still wont be like MJ's funeral and good for them.

Cissy Houston did in fact sing back up for him.

Reply #66 posted 02/17/12 4:36am

missfee

Timmy84 said:

^ I got the same question...

[Edited 2/16/12 21:51pm]

confuse Me too. I thought that was the whole point of keeping it "private". Shucks if all them celebs going to be there, and then having the funeral streamed online and on a couple of tv stations, then why not have a screen outside for the fans? Just sayin'. I really didn't expect them to have the funeral shown at all because I thought it was going to be private.

[Edited 2/17/12 4:37am]

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #67 posted 02/17/12 4:38am

BitetheBeat

Okay! Same difference haha, Cissy worked with lots of people from Aretha to Elvis. Anyhow, he's surely been around both women. In the business lots of mingle that we'd never expect.
Reply #68 posted 02/17/12 4:41am

BitetheBeat

missfee said:

Timmy84 said:

^ I got the same question...

[Edited 2/16/12 21:51pm]

confuse Me too. I thought that was the whole point of keeping it "private". Shucks if all them celebs going to be there, and then having the funeral streamed online and on a couple of tv stations, then why not have a screen outside for the fans? Just sayin'. I really didn't expect them to have the funeral shown at all because I thought it was going to be private.

[Edited 2/17/12 4:37am]

A screen?! Technically they have one. They just have to go home to see it, like most people. Whats the point of standing outside for something they will be far away from anyway. They have to be a certain distance away(forgot how far), so all they will see is cars. Unless they are out looking for stars, which is sad but many people do that at funerals. The celebs(many of which knew her at some point) want to see Whitney and dont want to deal with fans. Its their right. I seriously doubt there will be any close ups of her casket also(yuck weird typing that).

[Edited 2/17/12 4:48am]

Reply #69 posted 02/17/12 4:45am

missfee

I don't mean no harm, but I know this has to be rough on Stevie Wonder. In the past 5 years or so, he's sung at countless funerals for celebs who, he might feel, should had probably outlived him in life. sad

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #70 posted 02/17/12 4:46am

BitetheBeat

Off topic but do you know if he was at the funeral of Don Cornelius?! He created that wonderful Soul Train song on the show way back.

Reply #71 posted 02/17/12 4:50am

missfee

BitetheBeat said:

Off topic but do you know if he was at the funeral of Don Cornelius?! He created that wonderful Soul Train song on the show way back.

Hmm I'm not sure.

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #72 posted 02/17/12 4:55am

missfee

BitetheBeat said:

missfee said:

confuse Me too. I thought that was the whole point of keeping it "private". Shucks if all them celebs going to be there, and then having the funeral streamed online and on a couple of tv stations, then why not have a screen outside for the fans? Just sayin'. I really didn't expect them to have the funeral shown at all because I thought it was going to be private.

[Edited 2/17/12 4:37am]

A screen?! Technically they have one. They just have to go home to see it, like most people. Whats the point of standing outside for something they will be far away from anyway. They have to be a certain distance away(forgot how far), so all they will see is cars. Unless they are out looking for stars, which is sad but many people do that at funerals. The celebs(many of which knew her at some point) want to see Whitney and dont want to deal with fans. Its their right. I seriously doubt there will be any close ups of her casket also(yuck weird typing that).

[Edited 2/17/12 4:48am]

I think the distance of the block off is 6 blocks away from the church. I guess my point is, I don't see how this funeral is private if its going to be streamed online. So if they are taking it as far as streaming it online for millions or billions around the world to see, then putting up a screen 6 blocks away from the church showing the funeral for fans seems minor. That's all I'm saying. Because despite not putting a screen up, folks are going to be outside ANYWAY...no matter how many blocks they have blocked off the church. I get what you are saying about the casket deal though. Those pics of James B. in his casket were truly horrifying.

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #73 posted 02/17/12 5:03am

BitetheBeat

That may not be in their control/I assume it costs. Also I think the bigger picture is to deter them from standing outside and blocking streets and celeb hawking. So if you wanna see it stay home. Granted I assume some will still stand but thats on them! I think it will deter some and they will stay home. Its pretty private considering its Whitney IMO.

[Edited 2/17/12 5:06am]

Reply #74 posted 02/17/12 5:30am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

musicjunky318 said:

This is the "church" that thinks Obama is the Anti-Christ right?

I hope security will keep them away.

Edmonton, AB - canada

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Reply #75 posted 02/17/12 5:45am

banks

luv4u said:

musicjunky318 said:

This is the "church" that thinks Obama is the Anti-Christ right?

I hope security will keep them away.

They wont get close to the church. nobody will. I believe they will keep people 2 to 6 blocks away..

but i tell you one thing they asking for trouble if they take that non sense to Newark.

Reply #76 posted 02/17/12 5:47am

Identity

A new law prohibits members of that "church" from protesting 2 hrs before or after a funeral. It also restricts them from being within 1,000 feet of a funeral.

Reply #77 posted 02/17/12 5:47am

Musicslave

I for one hope that people from the neighborhood do show up in droves, just to beat the asses of those Westboro's mafuckas. They're in drastic need of a good beatdown, foot stompin' included.

They are so full of shit...mad mad mad mad

"He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."

"If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?"

Those hate filled bastards are nothing more than hate mongers that use God's name in vain.

Reply #78 posted 02/17/12 5:48am

Musicslave

Identity said:

A new law prohibits members of that "church" from protesting 2 hrs before or after a funeral. It also restricts them from being within 1,000 feet of a funeral.

Word? Is that nationwide?

Reply #79 posted 02/17/12 5:50am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Identity said:

A new law prohibits members of that "church" from protesting 2 hrs before or after a funeral. It also restricts them from being within 1,000 feet of a funeral.

Link please

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"hush nubbits" !
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #80 posted 02/17/12 6:03am

Identity

Musicslave said:

Identity said:

A new law prohibits members of that "church" from protesting 2 hrs before or after a funeral. It also restricts them from being within 1,000 feet of a funeral.

Word? Is that nationwide?

I checked to be absolutely sure, but found no mention of the state of New Jersey. I guess the fans will have to kick their butts!

Reply #81 posted 02/17/12 6:10am

BitetheBeat

Take back what I said, maybe her true fans should just show up IF there are protestors! I know some are also going after the governor(who I will write & thank for that) for lowering the flags for her....just silly s**t! So if her fans really care/are fired up they should be more about stopping haters & defending her honor instead of trying to question her family about funeral arrangements.

[Edited 2/17/12 6:13am]

Reply #82 posted 02/17/12 6:43am

Cinnamon234

Timmy84 said:

And this is ONE reason I'm glad I'm not a famous figure so I won't have motherfuckers televising me in a closed or open casket. Fuck that shit.

I hope they have respect for her and do not have an open casket. At least not televized that is. Whitney's dead body doesn't need to be plastered across every tv screen and magazine.

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

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Reply #83 posted 02/17/12 7:09am

NaughtyKitty

musicjunky318 said:

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey to attend Whitney Houston's funeral

— Elton John and Oprah Winfrey will lead a parade of celebrities expected to attend Whitney Houston's funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of the family's plans.

Rock star David Bowie is also expected to attend the services for the 48-year-old pop queen, a source said this afternoon. Earlier today, a source told The Star-Ledger the rap mogul Jay-Z, songstress Beyonce, comedian Bill Cosby and singer Chaka Khan planned to attend Houston's funeral.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make the guest list public.

While he refused to disclose the guest list, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said Wednesday that officers will provide motorcycle escorts to many of the celebrities who are expected to arrive in Newark this weekend. The funeral will otherwise be a private affair, with police shutting down a six square-block area around the New Hope church. There will be no procession of Houston's body from Whigham Funeral Home to the church Saturday, and no outside video screens erected so fans can mourn publically, DeMaio said.

The area remained public this afternoon, however, and Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick was seen at the church where she is believed to be practicing for Saturday's service with the New Hope Baptist choir.

Mayor Cory Booker is also expected to attend the services, according to his spokeswoman, Anne Torres. Currently, he is the only Newark dignitary to publicly receive an invitation. On Wednesday, several city council members said they had not been extended an invitation to the event.

Booker also announced that Newark will lower flags at its municipal buildings to half-staff in honor of Houston tomorrow, mirroring Gov. Chris Christie's decision to do the same at state facilities which drew criticism yesterday.

“Our City is mourning the loss of one of its native daughters and one of music’s shining stars. Whitney Houston inspired so many people, and although she went from a Newark church to the global stage, she always remained a deep part of our city’s pride and collective heart. Our prayers continue to be with her family during this difficult time,” he said in a statement.

E! News also reports that Kevin Costner, who starred alongside Whitney Houston in the blockbuster "The Bodyguard," is expected to speak at the funeral, along with Houston's mentor Clive Davis, although Costner's publicist told The Star-Ledger he could not confirm this.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are both expected to sing in memory of Houston. Invitations to the private service have reportedly been extended to singers Chaka Khan, CeCe Winans, Brandy, Darlene Love and songwriter Diane Warren, according to E!

Fans will have to content themselves with a TV and Internet feed from inside the church, where Pastor Marvin L. Winans will give eulogy over the service. Winans tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that the family wanted to bury Houston "with dignity." "This is not a break or an opportunity," he told Cooper. "We are really hurting and seriously grieving, and it amazes me the insensitivity of the media when it comes to things like this ... We loved her when she was Nippy in New Jersey. The world loved her because of her voice. But if Nippy could not sing, the Houston family would love her, and I knew that Mama Houston would do it the way she wanted it done. We're going to church, and we're not going to be worried about if the world can get in."

http://www.nj.com/enterta...speak.html

An anonymous source who isnt authorized to publicly speak on the guest list. hmmm Wonder how legit this guest list is? There sure are a lot of celebrities that may be attending what's supposed to be an intimate funeral of friends and family. confuse

Reply #84 posted 02/17/12 7:21am

luv4u

Moderator

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Associated Press to Live Stream the Whitney Houston Funeral....

http://www.streamingmedia...80729.aspx

Other streaming info.

http://latimesblogs.latim...drugs.html

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Reply #85 posted 02/17/12 7:23am

BitetheBeat

^IDK didn't hear about David. I think I remember CNN confirming Elton. I know they confirmed Denzel, Janet, Alicia, Costner, Valerie Simpson, Bobby Brown, Aretha, Stevie and Clive.

Reply #86 posted 02/17/12 7:34am

Musicslave

Taken from: http://latimesblogs.latim...drugs.html

"Meanwhile, back in Los Angeles as part of the coroner's death investigation, authorities were sending out subpoenas to gather information on what drugs Houston had been prescribed, by whom and in what quantities, according to L.A. Now.

Authorities collected several bottles of drugs from Houston's suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but officials told L.A. Now that the amounts of drugs did not seem unusually large."

They are also contacting her doctors in Atlanta, GA too. I hope their findings are conclusive and are consistent with the toxicology report. That family does not need a freakin mystery surrounding how she died. Not that it would help any, but at least they could have a definite explaination.

Reply #87 posted 02/17/12 7:43am

BitetheBeat

BitetheBeat said:

^IDK didn't hear about David. I think I remember CNN confirming Elton. I know they confirmed Denzel, Janet, Alicia, Costner, Valerie Simpson, Bobby Brown, Aretha, Stevie and Clive.

Elton's in, so are Jay Z, Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Winans Family, Rev Jesse Jackson and R. Kelly.

Reply #88 posted 02/17/12 7:47am

NaughtyKitty

BitetheBeat said:

BitetheBeat said:

^IDK didn't hear about David. I think I remember CNN confirming Elton. I know they confirmed Denzel, Janet, Alicia, Costner, Valerie Simpson, Bobby Brown, Aretha, Stevie and Clive.

Elton's in, so are Jay Z, Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Winans Family, Rev Jesse Jackson and R. Kelly.

Interesting. I wonder if Mariah Carey will be there--werent she and Whitney also good friends? And if Janet is also attending...I wonder if Jermaine or any of the other Jacksons attending. I know Whitney & Jermaine were close at one time, and Whitney said she was close with the Jacksons on the Oprah interview. Wonder if Brandy, Monica or Jennifer Hudson will attend.

Reply #89 posted 02/17/12 8:00am

musicjunky318

luv4u said:

musicjunky318 said:

This is the "church" that thinks Obama is the Anti-Christ right?

I hope security will keep them away.

Me too luv. Not here for any nonsense tomorrow.

Reply #90 posted 02/17/12 8:04am

BitetheBeat

NaughtyKitty said:

BitetheBeat said:

Elton's in, so are Jay Z, Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Winans Family, Rev Jesse Jackson and R. Kelly.

Interesting. I wonder if Mariah Carey will be there--werent she and Whitney also good friends? And if Janet is also attending...I wonder if Jermaine or any of the other Jacksons attending. I know Whitney & Jermaine were close at one time, and Whitney said she was close with the Jacksons on the Oprah interview. Wonder if Brandy, Monica or Jennifer Hudson will attend.

Forgot Brandy and Ray J will be there. She was close with the Jacksons and Janet will be there. I know Jermaine called in to speak on her but no words on the funeral. If the rest of the Jacksons aren't there its no big deal IMO. But Mariah, thats interesting! No words on her being there.

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Reply #91 posted 02/17/12 8:16am

Identity

BET News and CENTRIC to Broadcast Live Coverage of Whitney Houston's Funeral Services

Febraury 17, 2012

Beginning at 11:30AM ET/8:30AM PT, BET News and Centric, along with on-air correspondents April Woodard and Lola Oguinake will bring viewers complete live, in-depth coverage of the legendary pop singer's funeral from her childhood church, New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, New Jersey.

Later that evening at 7:00 PM*, BET News correspondent Bevy Smith sits down with confidants and colleagues of the Queen of Pop including Kim Burrell, Kelley Price, Faith Evans, Ledisi, India.Arie, Tisha Martin Campbell and Tichina Arnold to share tender memories of the superstar's greatest qualities as a vocalist, mentor, mother and friend.

Link

Reply #92 posted 02/17/12 9:05am

G3000

I can only imagine what the tabloids are going to say over the next 7 months!! rolleyes

You are going to see Nippy on every cover the next time to you're at the Supermarket and Newsstand.

Really, how can they get away with publishing such lies and rubbish and people actually

PAY FOR IT!!?? eek eek eek eek eek eek- - Worst than that, they beieve it!! eek


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We had fun didn't we.
Reply #93 posted 02/17/12 9:08am

BitetheBeat

^Its really heartbreaking! I know tabloids have been around but it seems we now especially live in such negative times! People love the bad ish 1st and if they can't find any they will make some up.

Reply #94 posted 02/17/12 9:13am

Dreamer2

Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (ft Bobbi Kristina)

Whitney Houston- My Love Is Your Love (Rosie O'Donnell Show)

This song is so far removed from alot of her early work ... but i think it's one of her best records... maybe its the lyric more than the vocal ... and the element of truth about her life.sad

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Eye Was Born & Raised On The Same Plantation In The United States Of The Red, White And Blue Eye Never Knew That Eye Was Different Til Dr. King Was On The Balcony
Lying In A Bloody Pool......Call me a Dreamer 2 - R.I.P - James Brown and Michael Jackson
Reply #95 posted 02/17/12 9:16am

musicjunky318

Aretha on the Today Show this morning. I think they're showing it again at 10 tonight.

http://todayentertainment...ey-houston

Aretha Franklin 'Jumped Up Off the Bed' after Hearing of Whitney Houston's Death

Whitney Houston's death on Saturday at age 48 came as a shock to fans around the world, and was particularly devastating to her godmother, Aretha Franklin – who said she heard about the loss through a TV news report.

The Queen of Soul, 69, was enjoying a quiet night watching The Descendants in a hotel room in Charlotte, N.C., when she heard the news.

"Maybe two minutes after I [turned off the movie], it came across the screen," Franklin, 69, told Al Roker on Friday's Today show. "I jumped up off the side of the bed ... I just said, 'Oh my God. That's not good.' "

Franklin, a longtime Houston family friend, said she was convinced Whitney was on the verge of a comeback after seeing a clip from her last film Sparkle.

Houston appeared "fresh, she looked healthy and she looked gorgeous," according to Franklin. "And I thought, yes, she has conquered her challenges and was on the way."

Regarding Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, Franklin said he needs "to step up to the plate and be responsible" in caring for the couple's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 18.

In the end, Franklin told Roker, she hopes her goddaughter will be remembered for her vocal legacies and not the strange behavior she exhibited in recent years.

"She was having her problems, she was having her challenges, but a lot of people have challenges of all kinds," said Franklin, who plans to sing at Houston's funeral Saturday in Newark, N.J. "You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can't just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn't come off the way you thought it should come off."

"She left home with all the right things," Franklin said. "She just kind of lost her way along the way somewhere."

The Associated Press will stream Whitney Houston's private funeral service Saturday on its Livestream site, which will be available on PEOPLE.com

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Reply #96 posted 02/17/12 9:18am

BitetheBeat

^^The coolest thing about that song outside of the fact she branched out, it was the mother-daughter connection! I find it really sweet and refreshing. I bet it really will continue to greatly move Bobbi after this tragedy. I hope she feels the love whenever she hears it.


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Reply #97 posted 02/17/12 9:37am

Dreamer2

BitetheBeat said:

^^The coolest thing about that song outstide of the fact she branched out, it was the mother-daughter connection! I find it really sweet and refreshing. I bet it really will continue to greatly move Bobbi after this tragedy. I hope she feels the love whenever she hears it.

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I agree, if any song will give that poor girl hope ... we hope it's this one (it seems to have given WH hope ..when she was not in a good place) ...... she will have money and alot more than most ... but unless she can handle the pressure and the legacy ... it will not do her any good...

Here's hoping she get's on a plane out of the US and travels the world doing charity work ... and leaves the bubble of hollywood confused

Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love - Birmingham 2010 - Panasonic TZ7 DMC-ZS3

Eye Was Born & Raised On The Same Plantation In The United States Of The Red, White And Blue Eye Never Knew That Eye Was Different Til Dr. King Was On The Balcony
Lying In A Bloody Pool......Call me a Dreamer 2 - R.I.P - James Brown and Michael Jackson
Reply #98 posted 02/17/12 9:49am

BitetheBeat

I hope she does leave LA! I think its best she sticks to her mothers side of the family as well. I just saw Rain Pryor on CNN and she reached out to her(online & on the show)! She really does seem sincere. So I hope she takes her up on her offer. She's just so young, I dont think she is ready for world travels and world saving. She has to save herself first and try to help out her aging grandma. Best of luck to her.


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Reply #99 posted 02/17/12 9:52am

getxxxx

http://www.radiofacts.com/WhitneyHoustonTribute.pdf

TRIBUTE PROGRAM

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #100 posted 02/17/12 9:59am

missfee

BitetheBeat said:

I hope she does leave LA! I think its best she sticks to her mothers side of the family as well. I just saw Rain Pryor on CNN and she reached out to her(online & on the show)! She really does seem sincere. So I hope she takes her up on her offer. She's just so young, I dont think she is ready for world travels and world saving. She has to save herself first and try to help out her aging grandma. Best of luck to her.


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nod Honestly, after this tragedy, I think it might be hard for Cissy Houston to let Bobbi Kris out of her sight. I know she will do all in her power for as long as she lives to prevent her granddaughter from spiraling out of control.

This thought brings me to a memory. It was an awards show (can't remember which one, but I believe it was either early or mid 00's), Whitney was accepting an award and her mother was standing off to the side behind her. Whitney was clearly high as a kite, but the expression on her mother's face spoke volumes. Cissy had this strong look of concern on her face, as if she couldn't believe her eyes. This could had been around the time when Whitney (later) spoke of when she said her mother brought either the sheriff or the police to her house and vowed to take her out of home and to rehab to get cleaned up. So if Ms. Cissy had the power and the strength to take things that far into her own hands to save her family, she surely wouldn't have a problem doing the same for her granddaugther (God forbid it comes to that).

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #101 posted 02/17/12 10:00am

musicjunky318

Paul Mooney said it the best. California is a DANGEROUS place. Get out while you can.

Reply #102 posted 02/17/12 10:02am

musicjunky318

missfee said:

BitetheBeat said:

I hope she does leave LA! I think its best she sticks to her mothers side of the family as well. I just saw Rain Pryor on CNN and she reached out to her(online & on the show)! She really does seem sincere. So I hope she takes her up on her offer. She's just so young, I dont think she is ready for world travels and world saving. She has to save herself first and try to help out her aging grandma. Best of luck to her.


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nod Honestly, after this tragedy, I think it might be hard for Cissy Houston to let Bobbi Kris out of her sight. I know she will do all in her power for as long as she lives to prevent her granddaughter from spiraling out of control.

This thought brings me to a memory. It was an awards show (can't remember which one, but I believe it was either early or mid 00's), Whitney was accepting an award and her mother was standing off to the side behind her. Whitney was clearly high as a kite, but the expression on her mother's face spoke volumes. Cissy had this strong look of concern on her face, as if she couldn't believe her eyes. This could had been around the time when Whitney (later) spoke of when she said her mother brought either the sheriff or the police to her house and vowed to take her out of home and to rehab to get cleaned up. So if Ms. Cissy had the power and the strength to take things that far into her own hands to save her family, she surely wouldn't have a problem doing the same for her granddaugther (God forbid it comes to that).

I remember that night like it was yesterday. It was the 2001 BET Awards when she was accepting her Lifetime Achievement.

Reply #103 posted 02/17/12 10:03am

getxxxx

In lieu of flowers, please forward all donations to:

THE WHITNEY E. HOUSTONAcademy of Creative and Performing Arts

P. O. BOX 835

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #104 posted 02/17/12 10:05am

November

missfee said:

BitetheBeat said:

I hope she does leave LA! I think its best she sticks to her mothers side of the family as well. I just saw Rain Pryor on CNN and she reached out to her(online & on the show)! She really does seem sincere. So I hope she takes her up on her offer. She's just so young, I dont think she is ready for world travels and world saving. She has to save herself first and try to help out her aging grandma. Best of luck to her.


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nod Honestly, after this tragedy, I think it might be hard for Cissy Houston to let Bobbi Kris out of her sight. I know she will do all in her power for as long as she lives to prevent her granddaughter from spiraling out of control.

This thought brings me to a memory. It was an awards show (can't remember which one, but I believe it was either early or mid 00's), Whitney was accepting an award and her mother was standing off to the side behind her. Whitney was clearly high as a kite, but the expression on her mother's face spoke volumes. Cissy had this strong look of concern on her face, as if she couldn't believe her eyes. This could had been around the time when Whitney (later) spoke of when she said her mother brought either the sheriff or the police to her house and vowed to take her out of home and to rehab to get cleaned up. So if Ms. Cissy had the power and the strength to take things that far into her own hands to save her family, she surely wouldn't have a problem doing the same for her granddaugther (God forbid it comes to that).

The BET Awards in 2001. Cissy had that look like she wanted to snatch Whitney up and slap some sense into her.

Reply #105 posted 02/17/12 10:06am

BitetheBeat

Cissy dont play so if Bobbi sticks with her it will be okay! I just trust them more than the Brown's no offense. Plus I don't see them exploiting her b/c the Houston's are better off financially.

***The family is having a private viewing of her today. That leads me to think what I originally thought....the casket will be closed or atleast not DIRECTLY shown to us. They will have all the time to see her today sad.

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Reply #106 posted 02/17/12 10:10am

Identity

musicjunky318 said:

Paul Mooney said it the best. California is a DANGEROUS place. Get out while you can.

L.A. will devour her whole. Too many hanger-ons, fake friends and zombies in this city for someone in ther fragile state to handle. They will feast on her like captive prey, and toss her aside as if she was nothing.

Reply #107 posted 02/17/12 10:18am

Identity

Ray J and Whitney Houston in 2008

Ray J Releases A Statement

Feb 17, 2012

Link


''Over the past few days I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon but I lost my close friend. Nippy I miss you so much! You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever."


Reply #108 posted 02/17/12 10:19am

Dreamer2

This story goes back to the old sayings ............ Never come between a Woman and her Man

Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (R.I.P)

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston: A Love Story

By Rob Kenner | Feb 14, 2012 | 4:08 pm | Permalink

Say what you will about Whitney and Bobby, but they were devoted to each other.

The night of Whitney Houston’s death, I typed her name in Spotify, hoping that her voice might fill the empty space. As often happens after artists pass away, her work seemed suddenly transformed, resonating with new layers of meaning.

The song “Heartbreak Hotel” brought to mind the Beverly Hilton where the singer’s body was discovered in a fourth-floor bathroom—and where Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party went on as scheduled later that evening. “I Have Nothing” was almost too much to bear, with Whitney singing “Don’t make me close one more door; I don’t want to hurt anymore.”

But perhaps the most wrenching song of all was “My Love Is Your Love,” from her 1998 album of the same name—the strongest of Houston’s later recordings. Hearing young Bobbi Kristina say “sing, Mommy” at the top of the song was hard enough, but then Whitney went ahead and sang these words: “If tomorrow was judgment day, and I’m standing on the front line, and the Lord asked me what I did with my life, I will say I spent it with you.”

Those poignant lyrics sent my mind flashing back to the evening of August 28, 2004. I had been invited to dinner with Whitney and Bobby—along with Bobby's brother Tommy and his father "Pops"—by Tracey Baker and Wanda Shelley, the producers of the hit reality show Being Bobby Brown. What was clear to me then remains clear now.

And on this bittersweet Valentine's Day, which falls just three days after Whitney's Houston's tragic passing, and one day after Bobby faced a ravenous mob of reporters while trying to get to his daughter's bedside, it is worth repeating the truth: In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, Bobby and Whitney were hopelessly devoted to each other—truly, madly, deeply.

Upon entering the dimly lit Atlantic Seafood restaurant in Alpharetta, Georgia, the R&B star once known as “King of the Stage” greeted me with a warm handshake. He was wearing a black fitted cap, baggy jeans, black boots, and a black Iceberg shirt with the Tasmanian Devil cartoon character on it. “Hi! I’m Bobby Brown,” he said. “Have you met my wife?”

'[Bobbi Kristina] is ready to record now,' Bobby said with fatherly pride. At which point Whitney, who hadn’t been saying much until then, shook her head and said 'NO!'

At first it seemed like a ridiculous question—his wife was, after all, one of the most famous recording artists in history—but on second thought I realized that the correct answer was “no.”

Whitney’s hair was up and her tight jeans had light-blue Japanese characters artfully scattered here and there. She looked fit and beautiful, her model physique still very much intact at age 40. But she also seemed restless. There was no trace of inner calm, that “greatest love of all” that she sang about finding inside of her so many years ago.

“My wife will have salmon and steamed rice,” Bobby told the waitress. When his sushi platter arrived, Bobby politely sent it back so the eel could be cooked a bit more. Then the couple got back to discussing their daughter’s ambition to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a singer. “She’s ready to record now,” Bobby said with fatherly pride—at which point Whitney, who hadn’t been saying much until then, shook her head and said “NO!”

“Whitney doesn’t want it,” Bobby continued.

“Sheee-it,” Whitney whispered loudly, leaving unsaid all the hard lessons she had learned since signing her first recording contract at age 20.

Bobby kept going: “I don’t think there’s a better industry—only because I love it. I love it. I love everything about it. I got caught up in the press part of it, you know, the bad press, the good press. It really doesn’t matter. As long as you spell my name right, talk about me. It doesn’t matter to me. As long as [Whitney] knows who I am... it really doesn’t matter what other people think about me.”

Whitney then looked up and said, “You would think he is a bad man—a bad, bad man.”

“You’d really think I was a bad person,” Bobby chimed in.

Then, making the sound of a game-show buzzer, Whitney added: “I’m the crazy one!”

Whitney Houston was a stunning woman blessed with an impossibly powerful voice who became an international superstar. She released an unprecedented seven No. 1 singles in a row—from ”Saving All My Love For You” to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”—and starred in hit movies like The Bodyguard and Waiting To Exhale. But somewhere along the way, she descended into drug dependency and despair.

The standard explanation was that she had been led astray by her husband. Check out the first sentence of her Associated Press obituary: “Whitney Houston, who was pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was tarnished by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died on the eve of the Grammy Awards she once reigned over.”

Four cops came and got me, guns drawn," said Bobby.“Then this is me on the side,” Whitney added, laughing, “I’m going, 'Come on baby! Jump in the car! We’ll make an escape!'

This “Beauty and the Beast” theory of Houston’s decline was reinforced by an infamous Bobby-bashing Oprah Winfrey interview—part of the press roll-out for Houston’s attempt at a comeback album, I Look To You, which debuted at No. 1 in 2009. But breaking up with Bobby Brown didn’t actually solve her problems. She began missing tour dates for “exhaustion” and the whole cycle of denial and enabling began all over again.

Bethann Hardison, who had known Whitney ever since she was a 16-year-old fashion model at Click Agency, told me back then that Bobby and Whitney were “soul mates” who were meant to be together, despite the difficulties they faced. “I have such great respect for their relationship,” Hardison said. “There’s a serious, serious bond between them.”

Despite widespread speculation that Bobby was responsible for ruining Whitney’s life, Bethann Hardison, for one, was not buying it. “Bobby is a lovely guy with an extraordinary heart,” she said then. “He is truly not the reason for Whitney’s troubles, whatever they are.”

Part of this perception came from Houston’s carefully controlled image. “Whitney was always a pretty girl, and she comes off as more of an American darling,” Hardison explained. “No one can sit back and say, Aw man, you think she can sing well? It’s not debatable. You think she’s cute? It’s not debatable. She has done things that no one can deny. And people feel that once you’ve touched them, they have something to say about you. So they couldn’t understand what she saw in Bobby. With all the good looking guys around—why him? With all the people who may have a certain stature—why him?”

Whitney wore a ring with an ice-cube-sized rock on it that night in the restaurant. Although she didn’t talk much, she would sometimes use her hands to pound drum rolls on the table or play air piano. From time to time, Bobby would reach over, put his hand on her neck and say, “Calm down, baby.”

Asked about an old photo of Bobby and Whitney with Biggie, Whitney responded immediately. “That was at a club,” she recalls. “He was waiting outside and we took that picture. He was a real gangster,” Whitney said, repeating the phrase “real gangster” for emphasis. “I was familiar with Faith, cause we both grew up in Newark,” Whitney added. “She was no joke. She went to church right up Clarendon Avenue and I would see her sing in my church and she would see me sing in her church. She was a good friend of mine.”

Atlantic Seafood happened to be the same restaurant where Bobby had been arrested a year or so prior after the couple snuck out on the last night of Bobby’s house arrest—the result of various probation violations stemming from a seven-year-old drunk-driving case.

“The funny thing about it is that we knew we shouldn’t have went out,” Whitney said, laughing.

“We shouldn’t have gone out that night,” Bobby agreed with a toothy grin. “I don’t know what we were thinking.”

“I was in the house going like this,” Whitney recalled, clenching her fists. “We had been in the house. He couldn’t go out and I was like, Yo...”

“It was my last day though,” Bobby said.

“It was the last day,” Whitney affirmed. “Last day of the house arrest... So we tested the waters and thought, ‘Oh Nooo. Fuck it.’”

One of the patrons in the restaurant saw them that night and pulled out her cell phone—but not to take a picture. The Atlanta evening news played a tape recording of her 911 call. “Uhh, what are you supposed to do if you see somebody who has a warrant for their arrest?” asked a female voice with a syrupy Georgia drawl.

“Just report it ma’am,” the police dispatcher replied, “and we’ll come right over.”

“Well, I see Bobby Brown in here,” his fellow diner said as if she’d just spotted a terrorist.

“I live not even four blocks from here.” Bobby recalled. “Four cops came and got me, guns drawn. They walked me out.”

“Then this is me on the side,” Whitney added, laughing, “I’m going, 'Come on baby! Jump in the car! Fuck it! We’ll make an escape!'”

“They’ve got me,” Bobby told her. “Don’t you see?”

“I was like, No! We can do it! Let’s run!” Whitney recalled, speaking loudly and laughing so hard at the story that she began to cough. “I was fuckin’ nusto. I was like ‘Yo, we can do this. Let’s go. Jump in the car.’”

“And the police have guns in hand,” Bobby confirms. “Mr. Brown can you step outside?

“I said, ‘Why you got your guns drawn?’ I was like, ‘Sir, I’m not gonna run, I’m not gonna do nothing like that.’ I said, ‘This is actually for a traffic ticket. You all don’t need to come to me and approach me like that.’

Darling, I have been quoted, misquoted, misread, misled, the whole nine yards,” Whitney said, turning her eyes toward the ceiling. “You know what? All I want to do is sing. That’s all I wanna do. You know? And make people happy.

But I was calm about it. I said, ‘Just can you give me one minute and let me just take my jewelry off, and you know, have my food wrapped up and give it to my wife so that when I get back…’”

Suddenly Whitney focused on my tape recorder and became uncomfortable with the presence of a journalist at the table. I told her that if she wanted the recorder turned off I would turn it off, but she told me forget it.

“Darling, I have been quoted, misquoted, misread, misled, the whole nine yards,” she said, turning her eyes toward the ceiling. “What the fuck? You know what? All I want to do is fucking sing. That’s all I wanna do. You know? And make people happy.”

Bobby leaned over to lay his hand on his wife’s shoulders. “Calm down, calm down,” he said. “Take it, take it, take it.”

“My mother told me to breathe,” Whitney said, lowering her head.

“Take the breath,” Bobby told her. “Take the breath.”

“Exhale, bitch,” Whitney told herself. “Exhale.”

“There’s a song about that, right?” I asked, trying to lighten a tense moment.

“Shoop,” Whitney replied.

“Shoop Shoopy doop,” Bobby chimed in.

I told Whitney that when that single from the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack first came out, I cut out all the lights in my office and turned the track up to 11.

“It’s a mellow song,” Whitney said. “Isn’t it mellow?”

I agreed with her, adding that I had been very stressed when I first heard the song.

“Me too,” Whitney said. “I do relate.”

“What you talking 'bout baby?” Bobby asked her with a laugh. “What you mean you were stressed out?”

“It was shit going on,” Whitney replied. “A lot going on. You know, I was a movie star. I really didn’t wanna be one. I was raising my daughter. My husband, I wasn’t with my husband. I had to be in Phoenix. And it was like Yo—fuck this. I don’t wanna do this…”

Bobby listened attentively as his wife poured out her blues. He understood as well as anyone how success has strained their relationship. In three more years, he pointed out, they would be marking their 15th wedding anniversary.

“Still got the cake,” Bobby revealed, explaining that the top layer of their wedding cake had remained in the freezer of their New Jersey estate. Whenever somebody pulled out a popsicle, those two little marzipan figures of the bride and groom would be right there, staring back at them. “It don’t look like me,” Bobby complained, grinning. “He got a dumby—not a gumby. It’s all flat on one side.”

The original plan was to take out the cake and cut it to celebrate their tenth anniversary, but that year they didn’t feel much like celebrating. That was the year Bobby was arrested for marijuana possession, Whitney gave her infamous Diane Sawyer interview, and John Houston sued his daughter for $100 million. “It was like, Nah…” Bobby said. “We ain’t cutting that shit.”

“I’m sure every time you open the freezer,” Bobby’s father Pops said with a laugh, “They be in there saying ‘When you gonna cut me so I can get out of here?’”

“Twelve year-old cake?” said Bobby’s brother Tommy, aghast. “Who gonna eat that?”

“It’s still the same as it was,” Whitney said. “It’s lasted a long time. Yeah, baby. Like us.”

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston never did make it to that next anniversary. Two years later they broke up for good. Nobody had given them much a chance of making it for the long haul. Bobby told me that some of their own wedding guests had been wagering about how long the marriage would last. But one night after our dinner together, I witnessed a moment that made Whtiney’s “My Love Is Your Love” lyric “it will take an eternity to break us” ring true.

I’ve got more to give,” Whitney said. “They just don’t know it yet. I like to hold a little back.

I had just finished interviewing Bobby, and our conversation had been taped for possible use in the reality show. As the lights were being switched off, and the cameras packed away, the sound of music floated in to the restaurant.

Someone was playing the grand piano out in the lobby and the sound was uncommonly sweet. The guests of the Westin hotel continued chatting among themselves, unaware that the woman seated at the black piano bench with her hat pulled down low was the multiplatinum, Grammy Award winning superstar Whitney Houston. She spoke quietly to herself as she felt her way through the chords of a timeless love song, summoning keyboard skills learned in church.

She said that she’d like to record a gospel album “because that’s where I’m from,” but that she knew “Clive ain’t trying to hear it.” Still, judging by this impromptu recital, Alicia Keys was not the only Clive Davis signee capable of throwing down on the ivories. “I’ve got more to give,” Whitney said later. “They just don’t know it yet. I like to hold a little back.”eek eek eek

She got so absorbed in her playing that she didn’t begin to sing until near the end. Only then did a few hotel guests look up and start to take notice. She sang a song about instant, abiding love, made famous by Roberta Flack, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” And before the song was over, Whitney found her voice, which was disarmingly quiet and delicate.

“Your face,” she sang in rising tones, piano chords gathering strength for a final flourish. There was nothing tentative about her playing now. Seeing the music flowing freely through her was a joy to behold.

“Your faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace—I saaaw…” and here Whitney added an effortless little riff that could break your heart. “Your face,” she concluded, the last chords reverberating in the air as Whitney finally exhaled.

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Eye Was Born & Raised On The Same Plantation In The United States Of The Red, White And Blue Eye Never Knew That Eye Was Different Til Dr. King Was On The Balcony
Lying In A Bloody Pool......Call me a Dreamer 2 - R.I.P - James Brown and Michael Jackson
Reply #109 posted 02/17/12 10:20am

missfee

November said:

missfee said:

nod Honestly, after this tragedy, I think it might be hard for Cissy Houston to let Bobbi Kris out of her sight. I know she will do all in her power for as long as she lives to prevent her granddaughter from spiraling out of control.

This thought brings me to a memory. It was an awards show (can't remember which one, but I believe it was either early or mid 00's), Whitney was accepting an award and her mother was standing off to the side behind her. Whitney was clearly high as a kite, but the expression on her mother's face spoke volumes. Cissy had this strong look of concern on her face, as if she couldn't believe her eyes. This could had been around the time when Whitney (later) spoke of when she said her mother brought either the sheriff or the police to her house and vowed to take her out of home and to rehab to get cleaned up. So if Ms. Cissy had the power and the strength to take things that far into her own hands to save her family, she surely wouldn't have a problem doing the same for her granddaugther (God forbid it comes to that).

The BET Awards in 2001. Cissy had that look like she wanted to snatch Whitney up and slap some sense into her.

Yep! This is exactly it.

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #110 posted 02/17/12 10:33am

BitetheBeat

^They've had run-ins as lots of mothers & daughters do. At the end of the day Cissy isn't a push over and she loved her only daughter.

Reply #111 posted 02/17/12 10:45am

Timmy84

missfee said:

BitetheBeat said:

Off topic but do you know if he was at the funeral of Don Cornelius?! He created that wonderful Soul Train song on the show way back.

Hmm I'm not sure.

I don't think Stevie was there. Then again, not too many celebrities were there to pay their final respects to Don from what I read. And maybe Don would've wanted it that way. Whitney's funeral is already turning into a fucking circus. rolleyes

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #112 posted 02/17/12 10:46am

Timmy84

Cinnamon234 said:

Timmy84 said:

And this is ONE reason I'm glad I'm not a famous figure so I won't have motherfuckers televising me in a closed or open casket. Fuck that shit.

I hope they have respect for her and do not have an open casket. At least not televized that is. Whitney's dead body doesn't need to be plastered across every tv screen and magazine.

Even if it was closed casket, I wouldn't have cameras in it. Call me insensitive to "celebrations" but televised memorials? Please. bored2

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #113 posted 02/17/12 10:49am

Timmy84

G3000 said:

I can only imagine what the tabloids are going to say over the next 7 months!! rolleyes

You are going to see Nippy on every cover the next time to you're at the Supermarket and Newsstand.

Really, how can they get away with publishing such lies and rubbish and people actually

PAY FOR IT!!?? eek eek eek eek eek eek- - Worst than that, they beieve it!! eek


[Edited 2/17/12 9:06am]

They've been publishing any kind of rumor on Whitney for 25 years, what would make anyone think death would stop them from doing so? Remember how many tabloids run the train on Michael following his death especially rumors he was actually on smack? Oh believe me, it'll get just as bad with Whitney...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #114 posted 02/17/12 10:49am

musicjunky318

Watch her sales jump after this. I remember after Michael's he did a million the following week.

Reply #115 posted 02/17/12 10:55am

November

musicjunky318 said:

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey to attend Whitney Houston's funeral

— Elton John and Oprah Winfrey will lead a parade of celebrities expected to attend Whitney Houston's funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of the family's plans.

Rock star David Bowie is also expected to attend the services for the 48-year-old pop queen, a source said this afternoon. Earlier today, a source told The Star-Ledger the rap mogul Jay-Z, songstress Beyonce, comedian Bill Cosby and singer Chaka Khan planned to attend Houston's funeral.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make the guest list public.

While he refused to disclose the guest list, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said Wednesday that officers will provide motorcycle escorts to many of the celebrities who are expected to arrive in Newark this weekend. The funeral will otherwise be a private affair, with police shutting down a six square-block area around the New Hope church. There will be no procession of Houston's body from Whigham Funeral Home to the church Saturday, and no outside video screens erected so fans can mourn publically, DeMaio said.

The area remained public this afternoon, however, and Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick was seen at the church where she is believed to be practicing for Saturday's service with the New Hope Baptist choir.

Mayor Cory Booker is also expected to attend the services, according to his spokeswoman, Anne Torres. Currently, he is the only Newark dignitary to publicly receive an invitation. On Wednesday, several city council members said they had not been extended an invitation to the event.

Booker also announced that Newark will lower flags at its municipal buildings to half-staff in honor of Houston tomorrow, mirroring Gov. Chris Christie's decision to do the same at state facilities which drew criticism yesterday.

“Our City is mourning the loss of one of its native daughters and one of music’s shining stars. Whitney Houston inspired so many people, and although she went from a Newark church to the global stage, she always remained a deep part of our city’s pride and collective heart. Our prayers continue to be with her family during this difficult time,” he said in a statement.

E! News also reports that Kevin Costner, who starred alongside Whitney Houston in the blockbuster "The Bodyguard," is expected to speak at the funeral, along with Houston's mentor Clive Davis, although Costner's publicist told The Star-Ledger he could not confirm this.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are both expected to sing in memory of Houston. Invitations to the private service have reportedly been extended to singers Chaka Khan, CeCe Winans, Brandy, Darlene Love and songwriter Diane Warren, according to E!

Fans will have to content themselves with a TV and Internet feed from inside the church, where Pastor Marvin L. Winans will give eulogy over the service. Winans tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that the family wanted to bury Houston "with dignity." "This is not a break or an opportunity," he told Cooper. "We are really hurting and seriously grieving, and it amazes me the insensitivity of the media when it comes to things like this ... We loved her when she was Nippy in New Jersey. The world loved her because of her voice. But if Nippy could not sing, the Houston family would love her, and I knew that Mama Houston would do it the way she wanted it done. We're going to church, and we're not going to be worried about if the world can get in."

http://www.nj.com/enterta...speak.html

Given all the recent "news" about the funeral arrangements, dosen't this statement seem a bit contradictory? Maybe it's just me. confuse

Reply #116 posted 02/17/12 10:59am

Timmy84

Dreamer2 said:

This story goes back to the old sayings ............ Never come between a Woman and her Man

Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (R.I.P)

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston: A Love Story

By Rob Kenner | Feb 14, 2012 | 4:08 pm | Permalink

Say what you will about Whitney and Bobby, but they were devoted to each other.

The night of Whitney Houston’s death, I typed her name in Spotify, hoping that her voice might fill the empty space. As often happens after artists pass away, her work seemed suddenly transformed, resonating with new layers of meaning.

The song “Heartbreak Hotel” brought to mind the Beverly Hilton where the singer’s body was discovered in a fourth-floor bathroom—and where Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party went on as scheduled later that evening. “I Have Nothing” was almost too much to bear, with Whitney singing “Don’t make me close one more door; I don’t want to hurt anymore.”

But perhaps the most wrenching song of all was “My Love Is Your Love,” from her 1998 album of the same name—the strongest of Houston’s later recordings. Hearing young Bobbi Kristina say “sing, Mommy” at the top of the song was hard enough, but then Whitney went ahead and sang these words: “If tomorrow was judgment day, and I’m standing on the front line, and the Lord asked me what I did with my life, I will say I spent it with you.”

Those poignant lyrics sent my mind flashing back to the evening of August 28, 2004. I had been invited to dinner with Whitney and Bobby—along with Bobby's brother Tommy and his father "Pops"—by Tracey Baker and Wanda Shelley, the producers of the hit reality show Being Bobby Brown. What was clear to me then remains clear now.

And on this bittersweet Valentine's Day, which falls just three days after Whitney's Houston's tragic passing, and one day after Bobby faced a ravenous mob of reporters while trying to get to his daughter's bedside, it is worth repeating the truth: In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, Bobby and Whitney were hopelessly devoted to each other—truly, madly, deeply.

Upon entering the dimly lit Atlantic Seafood restaurant in Alpharetta, Georgia, the R&B star once known as “King of the Stage” greeted me with a warm handshake. He was wearing a black fitted cap, baggy jeans, black boots, and a black Iceberg shirt with the Tasmanian Devil cartoon character on it. “Hi! I’m Bobby Brown,” he said. “Have you met my wife?”

'[Bobbi Kristina] is ready to record now,' Bobby said with fatherly pride. At which point Whitney, who hadn’t been saying much until then, shook her head and said 'NO!'

At first it seemed like a ridiculous question—his wife was, after all, one of the most famous recording artists in history—but on second thought I realized that the correct answer was “no.”

Whitney’s hair was up and her tight jeans had light-blue Japanese characters artfully scattered here and there. She looked fit and beautiful, her model physique still very much intact at age 40. But she also seemed restless. There was no trace of inner calm, that “greatest love of all” that she sang about finding inside of her so many years ago.

“My wife will have salmon and steamed rice,” Bobby told the waitress. When his sushi platter arrived, Bobby politely sent it back so the eel could be cooked a bit more. Then the couple got back to discussing their daughter’s ambition to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a singer. “She’s ready to record now,” Bobby said with fatherly pride—at which point Whitney, who hadn’t been saying much until then, shook her head and said “NO!”

“Whitney doesn’t want it,” Bobby continued.

“Sheee-it,” Whitney whispered loudly, leaving unsaid all the hard lessons she had learned since signing her first recording contract at age 20.

Bobby kept going: “I don’t think there’s a better industry—only because I love it. I love it. I love everything about it. I got caught up in the press part of it, you know, the bad press, the good press. It really doesn’t matter. As long as you spell my name right, talk about me. It doesn’t matter to me. As long as [Whitney] knows who I am... it really doesn’t matter what other people think about me.”

Whitney then looked up and said, “You would think he is a bad man—a bad, bad man.”

“You’d really think I was a bad person,” Bobby chimed in.

Then, making the sound of a game-show buzzer, Whitney added: “I’m the crazy one!”

Whitney Houston was a stunning woman blessed with an impossibly powerful voice who became an international superstar. She released an unprecedented seven No. 1 singles in a row—from ”Saving All My Love For You” to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”—and starred in hit movies like The Bodyguard and Waiting To Exhale. But somewhere along the way, she descended into drug dependency and despair.

The standard explanation was that she had been led astray by her husband. Check out the first sentence of her Associated Press obituary: “Whitney Houston, who was pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was tarnished by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died on the eve of the Grammy Awards she once reigned over.”

Four cops came and got me, guns drawn," said Bobby.“Then this is me on the side,” Whitney added, laughing, “I’m going, 'Come on baby! Jump in the car! We’ll make an escape!'

This “Beauty and the Beast” theory of Houston’s decline was reinforced by an infamous Bobby-bashing Oprah Winfrey interview—part of the press roll-out for Houston’s attempt at a comeback album, I Look To You, which debuted at No. 1 in 2009. But breaking up with Bobby Brown didn’t actually solve her problems. She began missing tour dates for “exhaustion” and the whole cycle of denial and enabling began all over again.

Bethann Hardison, who had known Whitney ever since she was a 16-year-old fashion model at Click Agency, told me back then that Bobby and Whitney were “soul mates” who were meant to be together, despite the difficulties they faced. “I have such great respect for their relationship,” Hardison said. “There’s a serious, serious bond between them.”

Despite widespread speculation that Bobby was responsible for ruining Whitney’s life, Bethann Hardison, for one, was not buying it. “Bobby is a lovely guy with an extraordinary heart,” she said then. “He is truly not the reason for Whitney’s troubles, whatever they are.”

Part of this perception came from Houston’s carefully controlled image. “Whitney was always a pretty girl, and she comes off as more of an American darling,” Hardison explained. “No one can sit back and say, Aw man, you think she can sing well? It’s not debatable. You think she’s cute? It’s not debatable. She has done things that no one can deny. And people feel that once you’ve touched them, they have something to say about you. So they couldn’t understand what she saw in Bobby. With all the good looking guys around—why him? With all the people who may have a certain stature—why him?”

Whitney wore a ring with an ice-cube-sized rock on it that night in the restaurant. Although she didn’t talk much, she would sometimes use her hands to pound drum rolls on the table or play air piano. From time to time, Bobby would reach over, put his hand on her neck and say, “Calm down, baby.”

Asked about an old photo of Bobby and Whitney with Biggie, Whitney responded immediately. “That was at a club,” she recalls. “He was waiting outside and we took that picture. He was a real gangster,” Whitney said, repeating the phrase “real gangster” for emphasis. “I was familiar with Faith, cause we both grew up in Newark,” Whitney added. “She was no joke. She went to church right up Clarendon Avenue and I would see her sing in my church and she would see me sing in her church. She was a good friend of mine.”

Atlantic Seafood happened to be the same restaurant where Bobby had been arrested a year or so prior after the couple snuck out on the last night of Bobby’s house arrest—the result of various probation violations stemming from a seven-year-old drunk-driving case.

“The funny thing about it is that we knew we shouldn’t have went out,” Whitney said, laughing.

“We shouldn’t have gone out that night,” Bobby agreed with a toothy grin. “I don’t know what we were thinking.”

“I was in the house going like this,” Whitney recalled, clenching her fists. “We had been in the house. He couldn’t go out and I was like, Yo...”

“It was my last day though,” Bobby said.

“It was the last day,” Whitney affirmed. “Last day of the house arrest... So we tested the waters and thought, ‘Oh Nooo. Fuck it.’”

One of the patrons in the restaurant saw them that night and pulled out her cell phone—but not to take a picture. The Atlanta evening news played a tape recording of her 911 call. “Uhh, what are you supposed to do if you see somebody who has a warrant for their arrest?” asked a female voice with a syrupy Georgia drawl.

“Just report it ma’am,” the police dispatcher replied, “and we’ll come right over.”

“Well, I see Bobby Brown in here,” his fellow diner said as if she’d just spotted a terrorist.

“I live not even four blocks from here.” Bobby recalled. “Four cops came and got me, guns drawn. They walked me out.”

“Then this is me on the side,” Whitney added, laughing, “I’m going, 'Come on baby! Jump in the car! Fuck it! We’ll make an escape!'”

“They’ve got me,” Bobby told her. “Don’t you see?”

“I was like, No! We can do it! Let’s run!” Whitney recalled, speaking loudly and laughing so hard at the story that she began to cough. “I was fuckin’ nusto. I was like ‘Yo, we can do this. Let’s go. Jump in the car.’”

“And the police have guns in hand,” Bobby confirms. “Mr. Brown can you step outside?

“I said, ‘Why you got your guns drawn?’ I was like, ‘Sir, I’m not gonna run, I’m not gonna do nothing like that.’ I said, ‘This is actually for a traffic ticket. You all don’t need to come to me and approach me like that.’

Darling, I have been quoted, misquoted, misread, misled, the whole nine yards,” Whitney said, turning her eyes toward the ceiling. “You know what? All I want to do is sing. That’s all I wanna do. You know? And make people happy.

But I was calm about it. I said, ‘Just can you give me one minute and let me just take my jewelry off, and you know, have my food wrapped up and give it to my wife so that when I get back…’”

Suddenly Whitney focused on my tape recorder and became uncomfortable with the presence of a journalist at the table. I told her that if she wanted the recorder turned off I would turn it off, but she told me forget it.

“Darling, I have been quoted, misquoted, misread, misled, the whole nine yards,” she said, turning her eyes toward the ceiling. “What the fuck? You know what? All I want to do is fucking sing. That’s all I wanna do. You know? And make people happy.”

Bobby leaned over to lay his hand on his wife’s shoulders. “Calm down, calm down,” he said. “Take it, take it, take it.”

“My mother told me to breathe,” Whitney said, lowering her head.

“Take the breath,” Bobby told her. “Take the breath.”

“Exhale, bitch,” Whitney told herself. “Exhale.”

“There’s a song about that, right?” I asked, trying to lighten a tense moment.

“Shoop,” Whitney replied.

“Shoop Shoopy doop,” Bobby chimed in.

I told Whitney that when that single from the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack first came out, I cut out all the lights in my office and turned the track up to 11.

“It’s a mellow song,” Whitney said. “Isn’t it mellow?”

I agreed with her, adding that I had been very stressed when I first heard the song.

“Me too,” Whitney said. “I do relate.”

“What you talking 'bout baby?” Bobby asked her with a laugh. “What you mean you were stressed out?”

“It was shit going on,” Whitney replied. “A lot going on. You know, I was a movie star. I really didn’t wanna be one. I was raising my daughter. My husband, I wasn’t with my husband. I had to be in Phoenix. And it was like Yo—fuck this. I don’t wanna do this…”

Bobby listened attentively as his wife poured out her blues. He understood as well as anyone how success has strained their relationship. In three more years, he pointed out, they would be marking their 15th wedding anniversary.

“Still got the cake,” Bobby revealed, explaining that the top layer of their wedding cake had remained in the freezer of their New Jersey estate. Whenever somebody pulled out a popsicle, those two little marzipan figures of the bride and groom would be right there, staring back at them. “It don’t look like me,” Bobby complained, grinning. “He got a dumby—not a gumby. It’s all flat on one side.”

The original plan was to take out the cake and cut it to celebrate their tenth anniversary, but that year they didn’t feel much like celebrating. That was the year Bobby was arrested for marijuana possession, Whitney gave her infamous Diane Sawyer interview, and John Houston sued his daughter for $100 million. “It was like, Nah…” Bobby said. “We ain’t cutting that shit.”

“I’m sure every time you open the freezer,” Bobby’s father Pops said with a laugh, “They be in there saying ‘When you gonna cut me so I can get out of here?’”

“Twelve year-old cake?” said Bobby’s brother Tommy, aghast. “Who gonna eat that?”

“It’s still the same as it was,” Whitney said. “It’s lasted a long time. Yeah, baby. Like us.”

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston never did make it to that next anniversary. Two years later they broke up for good. Nobody had given them much a chance of making it for the long haul. Bobby told me that some of their own wedding guests had been wagering about how long the marriage would last. But one night after our dinner together, I witnessed a moment that made Whtiney’s “My Love Is Your Love” lyric “it will take an eternity to break us” ring true.

I’ve got more to give,” Whitney said. “They just don’t know it yet. I like to hold a little back.

I had just finished interviewing Bobby, and our conversation had been taped for possible use in the reality show. As the lights were being switched off, and the cameras packed away, the sound of music floated in to the restaurant.

Someone was playing the grand piano out in the lobby and the sound was uncommonly sweet. The guests of the Westin hotel continued chatting among themselves, unaware that the woman seated at the black piano bench with her hat pulled down low was the multiplatinum, Grammy Award winning superstar Whitney Houston. She spoke quietly to herself as she felt her way through the chords of a timeless love song, summoning keyboard skills learned in church.

She said that she’d like to record a gospel album “because that’s where I’m from,” but that she knew “Clive ain’t trying to hear it.” Still, judging by this impromptu recital, Alicia Keys was not the only Clive Davis signee capable of throwing down on the ivories. “I’ve got more to give,” Whitney said later. “They just don’t know it yet. I like to hold a little back.”eek eek eek

She got so absorbed in her playing that she didn’t begin to sing until near the end. Only then did a few hotel guests look up and start to take notice. She sang a song about instant, abiding love, made famous by Roberta Flack, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” And before the song was over, Whitney found her voice, which was disarmingly quiet and delicate.

“Your face,” she sang in rising tones, piano chords gathering strength for a final flourish. There was nothing tentative about her playing now. Seeing the music flowing freely through her was a joy to behold.

“Your faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace—I saaaw…” and here Whitney added an effortless little riff that could break your heart. “Your face,” she concluded, the last chords reverberating in the air as Whitney finally exhaled.

[Edited 2/17/12 10:24am]

[Edited 2/17/12 10:28am]

I remembered this interview. This is what really what Whitney was and I'm not surprised Clive wouldn't let her do certain things. Like I said earlier, she was Clive's little slave girl, even she admitted it as such later on.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #117 posted 02/17/12 11:01am

Timmy84

November said:

musicjunky318 said:

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey to attend Whitney Houston's funeral

— Elton John and Oprah Winfrey will lead a parade of celebrities expected to attend Whitney Houston's funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of the family's plans.

Rock star David Bowie is also expected to attend the services for the 48-year-old pop queen, a source said this afternoon. Earlier today, a source told The Star-Ledger the rap mogul Jay-Z, songstress Beyonce, comedian Bill Cosby and singer Chaka Khan planned to attend Houston's funeral.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make the guest list public.

While he refused to disclose the guest list, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said Wednesday that officers will provide motorcycle escorts to many of the celebrities who are expected to arrive in Newark this weekend. The funeral will otherwise be a private affair, with police shutting down a six square-block area around the New Hope church. There will be no procession of Houston's body from Whigham Funeral Home to the church Saturday, and no outside video screens erected so fans can mourn publically, DeMaio said.

The area remained public this afternoon, however, and Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick was seen at the church where she is believed to be practicing for Saturday's service with the New Hope Baptist choir.

Mayor Cory Booker is also expected to attend the services, according to his spokeswoman, Anne Torres. Currently, he is the only Newark dignitary to publicly receive an invitation. On Wednesday, several city council members said they had not been extended an invitation to the event.

Booker also announced that Newark will lower flags at its municipal buildings to half-staff in honor of Houston tomorrow, mirroring Gov. Chris Christie's decision to do the same at state facilities which drew criticism yesterday.

“Our City is mourning the loss of one of its native daughters and one of music’s shining stars. Whitney Houston inspired so many people, and although she went from a Newark church to the global stage, she always remained a deep part of our city’s pride and collective heart. Our prayers continue to be with her family during this difficult time,” he said in a statement.

E! News also reports that Kevin Costner, who starred alongside Whitney Houston in the blockbuster "The Bodyguard," is expected to speak at the funeral, along with Houston's mentor Clive Davis, although Costner's publicist told The Star-Ledger he could not confirm this.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are both expected to sing in memory of Houston. Invitations to the private service have reportedly been extended to singers Chaka Khan, CeCe Winans, Brandy, Darlene Love and songwriter Diane Warren, according to E!

Fans will have to content themselves with a TV and Internet feed from inside the church, where Pastor Marvin L. Winans will give eulogy over the service. Winans tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that the family wanted to bury Houston "with dignity." "This is not a break or an opportunity," he told Cooper. "We are really hurting and seriously grieving, and it amazes me the insensitivity of the media when it comes to things like this ... We loved her when she was Nippy in New Jersey. The world loved her because of her voice. But if Nippy could not sing, the Houston family would love her, and I knew that Mama Houston would do it the way she wanted it done. We're going to church, and we're not going to be worried about if the world can get in."

http://www.nj.com/enterta...speak.html

Given all the recent "news" about the funeral arrangements, dosen't this statement seem a bit contradictory? Maybe it's just me. confuse

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #118 posted 02/17/12 11:05am

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

I remembered this interview. This is what really what Whitney was and I'm not surprised Clive wouldn't let her do certain things. Like I said earlier, she was Clive's little slave girl, even she admitted it as such later on.

What?! When/where did she say that...I'm curious.

Reply #119 posted 02/17/12 11:07am

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

What?! When/where did she say that...I'm curious.

I don't think she said "slave girl" actually but when talking about Clive, her statements seemed a little like she just agreed to do what he either told her to do or asked her to do or whatever.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #120 posted 02/17/12 11:09am

PatrickS77

Timmy84 said:

November said:

Given all the recent "news" about the funeral arrangements, dosen't this statement seem a bit contradictory? Maybe it's just me. confuse

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

Yep. I'm sure you know better than her family of what would be the right way to handle her funeral and who her friends were. Seriously, some of you people, sitting behind your screens with your armchair ruling of how the showbiz world should work. Geez! rolleyes

Reply #121 posted 02/17/12 11:11am

musicjunky318

Timmy84 said:

November said:

Given all the recent "news" about the funeral arrangements, dosen't this statement seem a bit contradictory? Maybe it's just me. confuse

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

I don't know why the org is acting surprised. Whitney is an iconic figure. It can't be private. Princess Diana, Michael...Folks will be glued to their television screens tomorrow. It will fuel even more interest. Her sales will explode. Too many people care about Whitney Houston to have an "over and done with" "unseen" funeral. She was not a D-Lister.

Reply #122 posted 02/17/12 11:14am

BitetheBeat

I try to see all sides but I stick to what I've said...whatever her family wants I'm with! I'm not feeling a view for all body during the coverage but I'm sure her family won't do that anyway so I'm not tripping.

Reply #123 posted 02/17/12 11:16am

getxxxx



Timmy84 said:

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

Cissy sang with David that means Whitney was in tow with her mom during the sessions so that how Bowie knows the Houston family.

[Edited 2/17/12 11:24am]

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #124 posted 02/17/12 11:17am

Timmy84

PatrickS77 said:

Timmy84 said:

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

Yep. I'm sure you know better than her family of what would be the right way to handle her funeral and who her friends were. Seriously, some of you people, sitting behind your screens with your armchair ruling of how the showbiz world should work. Geez! rolleyes

bored2 I still stand by my statement... I was against Michael's memorial/funeral televised. But it's whatever.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #125 posted 02/17/12 11:20am

getxxxx

Cissy HOUSTON sang with The Drinkards gospel group; formed group Sweet Inspirations c. 1968; sang backup vocals with the Sweet Inspirations for Atlantic, Muscle Shoals, and New York records; backup singer for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick; has recorded with Luther Vandross, David Bowie and daughter, Whitney Houston.




Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #126 posted 02/17/12 11:25am

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy

Identity said:

Whitney Houston Called 'Crack Ho' on L.A. Radio, Jocks Suspended

Feb 16, 2012

A Los Angeles talk radio team has been suspended for 10 days for referring to the late Whitney Houston as a “crack ho.”

John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, known as John and Ken on KFI in Los Angeles, apologized for the comments, and said they accepted the suspension.

During an on-air discussion in the wake of Houston's death last Saturday, Kobylt said, "At some point you’re just sick of it all, and so is everybody else in the industry. All her friends and hangers-on; everybody who knew had to deal with her.

“It's like, ‘Ah Jesus . . . here comes the crack ho again, what’s she gonna do? Ah, look at that — she's doin' handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho . . . ' After a while, everybody’s exhausted. And then you find out she’s dead. It’s like, ‘Really? Took this long?’

The station issued a statement calling the statements “insensitive and inappropriate. . . . KFI management does not condone, support or tolerate statements of this kind.”


Kobylt, in a statement, said, “We made a mistake. We used language that was inappropriate and we sincerely apologize to our listeners and to the family of Ms. Houston.”


Link


They have done and said so much worse so this is a miracle that they are held accountable in any way. KFI must have some stake in Whitney's music somehow (parent company, shares, etc..)

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
Reply #127 posted 02/17/12 11:27am

musicjunky318

Timmy84 said:

PatrickS77 said:

Yep. I'm sure you know better than her family of what would be the right way to handle her funeral and who her friends were. Seriously, some of you people, sitting behind your screens with your armchair ruling of how the showbiz world should work. Geez! rolleyes

bored2 I still stand by my statement... I was against Michael's memorial/funeral televised. But it's whatever.

It gave me closure. I thought what needed to be said was said. I thought it gave a new insight into not just Michael the performer but Michael the father, the son, the brother, the friend. I thought the fans, outside and inside the arena, were respectful. There were no huge problems. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I reflected.

I thought it was brilliantly executed.

Reply #128 posted 02/17/12 11:32am

PatrickS77

getxxxx said:



Cissy sang with David that means Whitney was in tow with her mom during the sessions so that how Bowie knows the Houston family.

[Edited 2/17/12 11:24am]

So, there you go. But Mr. Timmy knows it all! wink

Reply #129 posted 02/17/12 11:33am

PatrickS77

musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

bored2 I still stand by my statement... I was against Michael's memorial/funeral televised. But it's whatever.

It gave me closure. I thought what needed to be said was said. I thought it gave a new insight into not just Michael the performer but Michael the father, the son, the brother, the friend. I thought the fans, outside and inside the arena, were respectful. There were no huge problems. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I reflected.

I thought it was brilliantly executed.

Exactly.

Reply #130 posted 02/17/12 11:35am

KCOOLMUZIQ

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #131 posted 02/17/12 11:39am

BitetheBeat

^Very good obit. Whitney cry!

Reply #132 posted 02/17/12 11:43am

mookie

Can't believe I just read Whitney's obit. sad

Reply #133 posted 02/17/12 11:53am

GetAwayFromMe

Hudson said:

Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Protest Whitney Houston Funeral

Westfield - The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for its radical demonstrations at the funerals of soldiers, celebrities, and homosexuals, has announced their plans to picket outside the funeral of music superstar Whitney Houston.
The church group believes that God is punishing the United States with death, disease, war and destruction because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality, and has gained support for its cause by protesting at high-profile public and private funerals around the country. In a prepared statement they said, “God gave Whitney Houston a beautiful singing voice and a world-wide platform, which she should have used to encourage obedience to His Word and warn the wicked that their rebellion brings destruction from the hand of God. Westboro will picket her funeral to warn the living: “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Whitney Houston, 48, daughter of gospel legend Cissy Houston, had struggled over the past decade in a battle with drugs and alcohol that is blamed on ex-husband Bobby Brown, with whom she had a tumultuous, and sometimes violent marriage that kept the couple in the media spotlight. Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, took to Twitter following the death of Houston last Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, where she was found unconscious in a bathtub and later declared dead. Phelps said, "No R.I.P. Whitney Houston. You don't live your life serving self and sin, stealing God's glory, and get peace. God gave her a voice, she used it to teach sin, not serve God. Fags call her 'gay icon.' Yeah, WBC is picketing that funeral."
A Westboro Baptist Church picket sign of singer Whitney Houston.
Westboro Baptist Church
A Westboro Baptist Church picket sign of singer Whitney Houston.
In a further attempt to express their disdain for Whitney's lifestyle choices, the Westboro Baptist Church released a parody of a Houston song, entitled "God, Will Always Hate You Whitney," in which they called the singing sensation a "druggie," further manipulating the words of the hit Houston song to share their twisted message. Later, Phelps tweeted, "Yay! 2 pickets in NJ-Whitney Houston funeral and legislature," possibly revealing the church's plans to protest Houston's funeral as well as NJ's gay marriage bill's recent passage while they visit the Garden State. Despite the flurry of Facebook posts and tweets from Margie Phelps, there is still a chance that the Westboro group, which is small in number, may not show up for the private funeral scheduled for Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where she is expected to be buried beside her father. The extremist anti-homosexual hate group has failed to make an appearance at several recent protests they claimed they would be attending.


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/319688#ixzz1mcuA50fC

OHHHH HEEEEEEELLLLLL NOOOOOOO! mad

Reply #134 posted 02/17/12 12:03pm

lazycrockett

musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

I don't know why the org is acting surprised. Whitney is an iconic figure. It can't be private. Princess Diana, Michael...Folks will be glued to their television screens tomorrow. It will fuel even more interest. Her sales will explode. Too many people care about Whitney Houston to have an "over and done with" "unseen" funeral. She was not a D-Lister.

Honestly when youre doing a reality tv show on basic cable and doing drugs for the last 20 years of her life that pretty much makes her a d lister. Ya'll need to stop trying to canonize her. She did some decent songs back in the day but really for the last decade she was a mess. To try and compare her to Princess Diana is a joke. Diana's charities and organizations saved lives and made a difference in the world. Sorry Whitney did not. Stop trying to rewrite history now that shes dead.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #135 posted 02/17/12 12:07pm

lazycrockett

Also the public isn't demanding anything. Sure some fans want to mourn but the general public would like to move on If the frakin media would stop hyping everything. CNN has done coverage for almost a week now for no reason than nothing else is going on in the world. I almost wish Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear plants to see something important going on.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #136 posted 02/17/12 12:11pm

Identity

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney Houston’s Full Obituary [PHOTOS]

I would like to have a physical copy as a keepsake. Oh, it is so beautiful.

Reply #137 posted 02/17/12 12:13pm

getxxxx

Identity said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney Houston’s Full Obituary [PHOTOS]

I would like to have a physical copy as a keepsake. Oh, it is so beautiful.

thats not the official one

thats from a funeral home in TENNESSE

here is the official funeral home in NEWARK NJ

http://www.whighamfuneralhome.com/index.php/obituaries/21-whitney-houston

[Edited 2/17/12 12:21pm]

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #138 posted 02/17/12 12:13pm

BitetheBeat

Umm, strongly disagree LazyC. If you dont get it why even comment. The coverage isn't gonna stop b/c if using is all the woman did than this story would've been over and done like with others.

[Edited 2/17/12 12:13pm]

Reply #139 posted 02/17/12 12:13pm

Timmy84

All the news channels can kiss my ass. Plus knowing how Whitney was, she's probably shaking her head of all of this is going on. Least she don't have to see it for herself now. And lazy's right, for a while, she wasn't making big press. After the reality show she had to lay low because that was embarassing. As hard as she tried to come back, it was always led by bad news, as Entertainer would say. All of us (well maybe not all) have been guilty of joking about Whitney - I know I have and I'll admit it - and a lot of us have all said how sad it was for someone who was that gifted to blow it all away but let's not act like we all treasured her when she was here. We treated her just as bad as some who treated Michael and now that she's dead, we all wanna act like they were the greatest things since sliced bread. My thing about televised funerals and shit is that it's inappropriate. You could be the Queen of England and I still think a funeral deserves privacy. Truly, the thing is to say people are more worth dead than alive just shows how evil the cycle of celebrity is. When you come out, you're hot, when you start to drip, they drag you down, and then when you die, they wanna mourn you and talk about how great you were and send you flowers when you can't smell 'em forgetting the fact that when you was struggling, they spit at you, kicked at you and called you a joke. Now you're a "hero".


Fuck outta here.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #140 posted 02/17/12 12:15pm

NaughtyKitty

According to TMZ the family also invited Mel Gibson to the funeral because he tried to help her get off drugs and clean and sober at some point, but he wont be able to attend the funeral this weekend.

Reply #141 posted 02/17/12 12:17pm

BitetheBeat

^^I hear ya but I personally never made a joke about her! I've always wished the best for her, even when I didn't agree with all she did (but thats alot of people). So my feelings are the same as they were when I first saw her in the 80s! She was never arrested for harming anyone or DUI's or anything to others.

[Edited 2/17/12 12:19pm]

Reply #142 posted 02/17/12 12:21pm

musicjunky318

lazycrockett said:

musicjunky318 said:

I don't know why the org is acting surprised. Whitney is an iconic figure. It can't be private. Princess Diana, Michael...Folks will be glued to their television screens tomorrow. It will fuel even more interest. Her sales will explode. Too many people care about Whitney Houston to have an "over and done with" "unseen" funeral. She was not a D-Lister.

Honestly when youre doing a reality tv show on basic cable and doing drugs for the last 20 years of her life that pretty much makes her a d lister. Ya'll need to stop trying to canonize her. She did some decent songs back in the day but really for the last decade she was a mess. To try and compare her to Princess Diana is a joke. Diana's charities and organizations saved lives and made a difference in the world. Sorry Whitney did not. Stop trying to rewrite history now that shes dead.

I never tried to deny that she wasn't a mess. That's why she's not here. Many notable names were messes. The reality remains, however, that she is an icon. You can try to dispute that all you want but it's the truth. The very fact that her funeral is even being aired on television should give you a clue. People are interested in her. She's Whitney Houston. Doesn't co-exist with D-List. Sorr lazy.

Reply #143 posted 02/17/12 12:26pm

BitetheBeat

^Thank you! Why let a few bad choices overshadow the entire person and career! Thats a very negative and empty way to look at things. Her on & off struggles aren't even half of those two important factors. Besides its not like her success and voice are near common to this very day!

[Edited 2/17/12 12:29pm]

Reply #144 posted 02/17/12 12:29pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

lazycrockett said:

musicjunky318 said:

I don't know why the org is acting surprised. Whitney is an iconic figure. It can't be private. Princess Diana, Michael...Folks will be glued to their television screens tomorrow. It will fuel even more interest. Her sales will explode. Too many people care about Whitney Houston to have an "over and done with" "unseen" funeral. She was not a D-Lister.

Honestly when youre doing a reality tv show on basic cable and doing drugs for the last 20 years of her life that pretty much makes her a d lister. Ya'll need to stop trying to canonize her. She did some decent songs back in the day but really for the last decade she was a mess. To try and compare her to Princess Diana is a joke. Diana's charities and organizations saved lives and made a difference in the world. Sorry Whitney did not. Stop trying to rewrite history now that shes dead.

bored2

Charity Work

The following is a list of some of the charitable causes that Whitney Houston has supported over the years:

  1. The Whitney Houston Found...r Children: Formed in 1989, the WHFC aids sick and homeless children, and works toward the prevention of child abuse, teaches children to read, and has built inner city parks and playgrounds. In past years, the foundation also has hosted a Christmas party for homeless children.
  2. The United Negro College Fund is a favorite Whitney Houston charity. She raised a quarter of a million dollars for the UNCF at a 1988 Madison Square Garden concert, appeared on at least two "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" telethons to benefit the UNCF, and has been honored by the organization for her consistent giving with the Frederick D. Patterson Award. One of Whitney Houston's first gigs was a benefit concert for the UNCF in which she sang "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie."
  3. The Juvenile Diabetes Res...Foundation: Whitney Houston regularly attends their "Carousel of Hope" charity gala and was honored for her giving in 1996 with the Brass Ring Award.
  4. St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: Founded by the late actor Danny Thomas, this hospital helps critically-ill children without asking for money from their parents or guardians. It is subsidized completely by charitable giving. Whitney Houston has given so much to the hospital over the years that the founder's daughter, Marlo Thomas, honored her at a charity banquet in 1994.
  5. South Africa: The announcement that Whitney Houston would participate in the 1988 Freedom Fest concert event (for a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela) drew other artists and much media attention. In 1994, Whitney also toured in South Africa, giving concert proceeds to numerous children's charities including two children's museums, the President's Trust Fund (for the freed Nelson Mandela), the Kagiso Foundation and several orphanages. In the 1980s, when Whitney was an up-and-coming fashion model, she also refused to work for any company that did business in then-Apartheid South Africa.
  6. American Red Cross: Whitney Houston donated all of her proceeds from the single and home video sales of her Superbowl XXV rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" to benefit Gulf War troops and their families. Whitney's record company followed suit. Whitney was elected a member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors in 1991.
  7. New York Firefighters and Police: Whitney Houston re-released "The Star Spangled Banner" charity single to benefit the New York Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Fraternal Order of Police Fund following terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She waived her royalty rights to the single, which went on to top the U.S. sales charts in October 2001 and raised more than $1 million.
  8. The Children's Defense Fund: All of Whitney Houston's proceeds from her two "Classic Whitney" concerts in Washington, D.C., totaling a quarter of a million dollars, were donated to this charity.
  9. The National Birth Defects Center: The Boston area center named its Hearing & Language Disorder Clinic after Whitney due to her giving.
  10. UMDNJ University Hospital: The Newark, N.J.-based hospital named its Pediatric Special Care Unit after Whitney Houston due to her giving.
  11. Hale House: Whitney Houston donated enough to this Harlem-based charity that they were able to build a Learning & Recreation Center.
  12. Rainbow House: Whitney Houston has provided financial assistance to this shelter for adolescent mothers and for children with HIV and AIDS.
  13. Russian Aid Fund: In February 2004, Whitney donated 1 million rubles to the Aid Fund for victims of a bomb attack in the Moscow subway. The funds were raised by her performances in Moscow.
  14. T.J. Martell Foundation: Whitney Houston has supported this foundation, which funds research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
  15. Harlem Boys Choir, New Jersey State PBA, and The Youth of Atlantic City: Whitney donated proceeds from her only 1990 U.S. concert appearances to these three charities.
  16. Debt Relief: Whitney supported a cyber petition by international debt relief campaign Jubilee 2000 to persuade world leaders to erase debt owed by 40 of the world's poorest nations.
  17. Wyclef Jean Foundation: Whitney Houston participated in a Carnegie Hall benefit that earned about $250,000 for this foundation in January 1991.
  18. Welcome Home Heroes: Whitney's Easter Sunday 1991 concert in Norfolk, Va., was free for returning Gulf War veterans and their families. HBO, which televised the event live, encouraged cable systems to descramble their signal so everyone could enjoy the show for free.
  19. 1994 Rainforest Benefit: Whitney Houston made a surprise guest performance at this event, notable for Whitney's singing a bit of "La Donna e Mobile" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto." She also performed "If It's Magic" and "I Will Always Love You."
  20. For the 1992 movie premiere of "The Bodyguard," proceeds went to The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children and to the Magic Johnson Foundation for pediatric AIDS research .
  21. For the 1996 movie premiere of "The Preacher's Wife," proceeds went to The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Denzel Washington's choice) and a third charity chosen by director Penny Marshall.
  22. Kurdish Refugee Relief 1991: Whitney performed at the "Simple Truth" concert at London's Wembley Stadium and allowed MTV to simulcast her performance of "Miracle" at her Oakland, Calif., concert during a telethon held for this cause.
  23. Fighting AIDS: One of Whitney Houston's favorite causes, highlights include her performance at the Arista 15th Anniversary AIDS Benefit in 1990. She also flew to Los Angeles for the "Commitment for Life" AIDS Benefit in 1994 from her South American tour, and then immediately flew back to resume her concert tour.
  24. Fighting Cancer: Another of Whitney Houston's favorite causes, Whitney performed at a Cancer Research Benefit at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  25. Michael Bolton Foundation: This charity honored Whitney for her giving in 1995 with a fund-raising gala. In 1997, Bolton's foundation joined forces with Whitney's foundation to honor other charitable artists at a fund-raising gala.
  26. Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Whitney was unable to attend a 1990 benefit held in her honor, so she turned it into a food drive to benefit this New Jersey chidren's organization.
  27. Special Olympics: Whitney performed at the Opening Ceremonies in 1987 and recorded "Do You Hear What I Hear" for free for their first "A Very Special Christmas" benefit album in 1989.
  28. 1988 Olympic Games: Whitney Houston recorded the song "One Moment In Time" for an album of the same name to benefit Olympic athletes.
  29. Ronald McDonald Children's Charities: The South Florida arm of this organization honored Whitney for her giving.
  30. The Bronx Zoo: Whitney Houston donated two lion cubs to the Bronx Zoo in New York City in 1989.
  31. For her 1992 wedding, Whitney asked attendees and fans to contribute to the Whitney Houston Foundation For Children in lieu of gifts.
  32. Whitney Houston has been honored for her charity work by the VH1 Honors in 1995, The First Annual Triumphant SPIRIT Awards by Essence Magazine in 1997, and 1998 Trumpet Awards (organized by Ted Turner).
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela
Reply #145 posted 02/17/12 12:34pm

BitetheBeat

^Not to mention all the support she showed various female artists in the business! Many have spoke about her encouraging them! Which is rare, since its so competitive. What are/have all the haters and nay sayers been doing to help and uplift others?!

[Edited 2/17/12 12:36pm]

Reply #146 posted 02/17/12 12:51pm

babybugz

If the family want's to show the funeral on t.v it's cool if they don't then that's cool too. The last I heard it was a private service so I didn't know it was going to be on t.v. But whatever the family wants to do is fine with me and this is not brand new information that people love you when you're dead it is what it is and it's SAD but that's the cycle ..I said in the other thread how the media get's off on dead celebrities.

Reply #147 posted 02/17/12 1:22pm

lazycrockett

Anyone can cut a check.

http://www.dianaforever.com/human.htm

I want jack the thread further. smile

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
Reply #148 posted 02/17/12 1:27pm

BitetheBeat

It wasn't JUST check-cutting but folks will believe what they want so whatever. Whitney also had a job/had to work. We all have our issues so I dont take fun in cutting down others. If you can't personally match what good Whitney has done(or anyone of these figures) than slow down on the judging.

[Edited 2/17/12 13:34pm]

Reply #149 posted 02/17/12 1:38pm

SUPRMAN

missfee said:

Timmy84 said:

^ I got the same question...

[Edited 2/16/12 21:51pm]

confuse Me too. I thought that was the whole point of keeping it "private". Shucks if all them celebs going to be there, and then having the funeral streamed online and on a couple of tv stations, then why not have a screen outside for the fans? Just sayin'. I really didn't expect them to have the funeral shown at all because I thought it was going to be private.

[Edited 2/17/12 4:37am]

A screen outside for fans would be too disruptive to the neighborhood.

Televising it will hopefully keep fans away from the church.

I have no problem with people (celebrities) who worked with her and befriended her being at the funeral.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #150 posted 02/17/12 1:40pm

SUPRMAN

Identity said:

A new law prohibits members of that "church" from protesting 2 hrs before or after a funeral. It also restricts them from being within 1,000 feet of a funeral.

Is that New Jersey law?

Unless it were state or Federal, it would not apply.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #151 posted 02/17/12 1:46pm

SUPRMAN

Timmy84 said:

Cinnamon234 said:

I hope they have respect for her and do not have an open casket. At least not televized that is. Whitney's dead body doesn't need to be plastered across every tv screen and magazine.

Even if it was closed casket, I wouldn't have cameras in it. Call me insensitive to "celebrations" but televised memorials? Please. bored2

I thought it was appropriate to show the casket at MJ's memorial although I don't believe his body was in it.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #152 posted 02/17/12 2:00pm

SUPRMAN

lazycrockett said:

musicjunky318 said:

I don't know why the org is acting surprised. Whitney is an iconic figure. It can't be private. Princess Diana, Michael...Folks will be glued to their television screens tomorrow. It will fuel even more interest. Her sales will explode. Too many people care about Whitney Houston to have an "over and done with" "unseen" funeral. She was not a D-Lister.

Honestly when youre doing a reality tv show on basic cable and doing drugs for the last 20 years of her life that pretty much makes her a d lister. Ya'll need to stop trying to canonize her. She did some decent songs back in the day but really for the last decade she was a mess. To try and compare her to Princess Diana is a joke. Diana's charities and organizations saved lives and made a difference in the world. Sorry Whitney did not. Stop trying to rewrite history now that shes dead.

Apparently Whitney did make a difference to a lot of people.

But even one life positively influenced is a plus. It is not a competition.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #153 posted 02/17/12 2:00pm

WaterInYourBath

lazycrockett said:

Also the public isn't demanding anything. Sure some fans want to mourn but the general public would like to move on If the frakin media would stop hyping everything. CNN has done coverage for almost a week now for no reason than nothing else is going on in the world. I almost wish Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear plants to see something important going on.

Like, seriously? confused You really typed that?

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
Reply #154 posted 02/17/12 2:03pm

WaterInYourBath

SUPRMAN said:

Timmy84 said:

Even if it was closed casket, I wouldn't have cameras in it. Call me insensitive to "celebrations" but televised memorials? Please. bored2

I thought it was appropriate to show the casket at MJ's memorial although I don't believe his body was in it.

A lot of people didn't. Myself included.

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
Reply #155 posted 02/17/12 2:16pm

Timmy84

WaterInYourBath said:

SUPRMAN said:

I thought it was appropriate to show the casket at MJ's memorial although I don't believe his body was in it.

A lot of people didn't. Myself included.

His body wasn't in it. I'm sure of it. I read they had stored it somewhere. Anyways, me personally I found his memorial to be sick. But that's just me. Sure I got emotional seeing Paris on there displaying her real love to her daddy but the entire thing was too much.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #156 posted 02/17/12 2:21pm

WaterInYourBath

Timmy84 said:

WaterInYourBath said:

A lot of people didn't. Myself included.

His body wasn't in it. I'm sure of it. I read they had stored it somewhere. Anyways, me personally I found his memorial to be sick. But that's just me. Sure I got emotional seeing Paris on there displaying her real love to her daddy but the entire thing was too much.

You know what, I was actually thinking of that funeral in August. You're absolutely right about the large memorial in July. That televised casket was indeed empty. nod

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
Reply #157 posted 02/17/12 2:31pm

HatrinaHaterwitz

lazycrockett said:

Anyone can cut a check.

http://www.dianaforever.com/human.htm

*Princess Diana pics were here*

I want jack the thread further. smile

Just like anyone can sit behind their computers talking a bunch of shit that they really know nothing about.

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela
Reply #158 posted 02/17/12 3:00pm

BitetheBeat

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner on ‘The Bodyguard’ Bond

http://movies.yahoo.com/b...55837.html

By Claudine Zap | Movie Talk2 hours 11 minutes ago

Whitney Houston's co-star from "The Bodyguard," Kevin Costner, will speak at her funeral this weekend. And that speaks to the special bond the two developed over their blockbuster movie.

The 1992 movie was a hit, and the song "I Will Always Love You," became Houston's signature anthem. The film starred Houston as a megastar threatened by a stalker, with Costner playing a Secret Service agent sent to protect her. The movie struck a note with fans, grossing $400 million worldwide. And the movie soundtrack is the most successful of all time.

A few years back, Costner told "Good Morning America" how the singer came to the role. He recounted that when he saw Houston before the movie, he thought, "She just really has it." He added it was no mystery to him how she ended up in " The Bodyguard." The actor explained, "She was such a true beauty and such a musical instrument. And I really wanted her (for the part)." So much so, he was willing to postpone the movie. He said, "There was a moment in time where it could have maybe been someone else, and I said 'I want to wait for Whitney.' Ultimately, Warner Brothers agreed to wait a year for her. "


Costner also told the backstory of how " I Will Always Love You" came to be the song in the movie. He had planned for it to be "What Becomes of a Broken Heart." But during the year wait, that song was in another movie. Costner liked the Dolly Parton song, and eventually, despite some concerns about "this little country song," Houston sang it a capella. Safe to say that the song was a good decision.

The producers also wondered how an audience would react to a mixed-race relationship. Costner felt strongly this should not be an issue. He said, "This is not race. This was about good, old-fashioned chemistry. … I kissed her once for everybody in America, and I kissed her once for myself." All together now, "awwww."


In a 1993 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Houston confessed she didn't think she was ready for acting, but Costner changed her mind. She said, "He made me feel so comfortable. … He was like whatever you need we will supply for you." One thing he told her not to do: take acting lessons. He told the singer, "We want you and what you bring to the character." Houston added, "I felt more insecure about the pressure to do this film."

It's clear, Costner's instincts were right on this one. The two were pitch-perfect.

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Reply #159 posted 02/17/12 4:02pm

PatrickS77

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

lazycrockett said:

Anyone can cut a check.

http://www.dianaforever.com/human.htm

*Princess Diana pics were here*

I want jack the thread further. smile

Just like anyone can sit behind their computers talking a bunch of shit that they really know nothing about.

Which happens plenty in this and other threads on this board.

Reply #160 posted 02/17/12 5:13pm

tritoncin

I have a technical question for anyone who has taken singing lessons or knows about it.

What do you call what Whitney does at the end of "I Will Always Love You" with the word YOU and she takes the U upper and upper?

I read there's a technical name for that in singing, but I can't remember it.

Thanx

hmmm

wink

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"I WANT THE GOOD LIFE, BUT I DON'T WANT AN EASY RIDE..." madonna
Reply #161 posted 02/17/12 5:35pm

getxxxx

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #162 posted 02/17/12 5:37pm

mjscarousal

Timmy84 said:

WaterInYourBath said:

A lot of people didn't. Myself included.

His body wasn't in it. I'm sure of it. I read they had stored it somewhere. Anyways, me personally I found his memorial to be sick. But that's just me. Sure I got emotional seeing Paris on there displaying her real love to her daddy but the entire thing was too much.

It was .... because it turned into a spetacle more so than a memorial and then they had so called friends there that hadnt talked to Michael in years.

disbelief

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Reply #163 posted 02/17/12 5:38pm

getxxxx

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #164 posted 02/17/12 5:40pm

getxxxx

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
Reply #165 posted 02/17/12 6:04pm

BitetheBeat

Ugh,my nerves are starting to get to me sad . Signing off but wishing Miss Houston a classy send off tomorrow. R.I.P

Reply #166 posted 02/17/12 6:45pm

silverchild

So I'm a little confused. I'm hearing that the funeral will be streamed online in its entirety and televised in parts. Can anyone elaborate because the only channel I know that will televising the entire funeral is BounceTV.
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Reply #167 posted 02/17/12 8:14pm

petes2

tritoncin said:

I have a technical question for anyone who has taken singing lessons or knows about it.

What do you call what Whitney does at the end of "I Will Always Love You" with the word YOU and she takes the U upper and upper?

I read there's a technical name for that in singing, but I can't remember it.

Thanx

hmmm

wink

[Edited 2/17/12 17:16pm]

well, it could be called melissma i guess, i didn't know what that obscure term was but kept hearing that Sam Cooke pioneered it in RandB, but I found it just means the using of one syllable across the span of several notes, like his "You-u-u-u send me".

Reply #168 posted 02/17/12 8:41pm

tangerine7

silverchild said:

So I'm a little confused. I'm hearing that the funeral will be streamed online in its entirety and televised In parts. Can anyone elaborate because the only channel I know that will televising the entire funeral is BounceTV.




http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/whitney-houston-death-funeral-coverage-292380
Reply #169 posted 02/17/12 8:56pm

tritoncin

petes2 said:

tritoncin said:

I have a technical question for anyone who has taken singing lessons or knows about it.

What do you call what Whitney does at the end of "I Will Always Love You" with the word YOU and she takes the U upper and upper?

I read there's a technical name for that in singing, but I can't remember it.

Thanx

hmmm

wink

[Edited 2/17/12 17:16pm]

well, it could be called melissma i guess, i didn't know what that obscure term was but kept hearing that Sam Cooke pioneered it in RandB, but I found it just means the using of one syllable across the span of several notes, like his "You-u-u-u send me".

Thanx so much Petes2. That's exactly the term I was looking for.

wink

"I WANT THE GOOD LIFE, BUT I DON'T WANT AN EASY RIDE..." madonna
Reply #170 posted 02/17/12 9:23pm

musicjunky318

NAACP Awards tonight. cry

Reply #171 posted 02/17/12 10:13pm

legendofnothing

lazycrockett said:

Also the public isn't demanding anything. Sure some fans want to mourn but the general public would like to move on If the frakin media would stop hyping everything. CNN has done coverage for almost a week now for no reason than nothing else is going on in the world. I almost wish Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear plants to see something important going on.

Why are you being so lame. If people want to mourn her let them. She has been in and out of the news for over 30 years. What's one more week. There is a lot happening in the world besides her passing. You choose to watch and hang on to every word and image of her. Go find something else to do. Why are you even in a thread dedicated to Whitney Houston if you were not a fan? Also, sorry Princess Di was quite useless. So she married a dude and spread her legs for him. Whoopie fuckin doo. She didn't have a voice of Angel or that undeniable beauty. Whitney was high and still putting these no talent tricks in the game to shame with that voice. That is what you call a gift. Anyway she is gone now and her music is still here for me and many of her fans to enjoy. RIP Whitney and thanks for sharing your life with world.

It Cost you Nothing, to Pay me No mind.
Reply #172 posted 02/17/12 10:43pm

petes2

tritoncin said:

petes2 said:

well, it could be called melissma i guess, i didn't know what that obscure term was but kept hearing that Sam Cooke pioneered it in RandB, but I found it just means the using of one syllable across the span of several notes, like his "You-u-u-u send me".

Thanx so much Petes2. That's exactly the term I was looking for.

wink

ya welcome, i just looked it up, it's melisma not melissma. I'm a singer but not really good with technical terms.

Reply #173 posted 02/17/12 11:30pm

Hudson

Whitney Houston Takeover for 24 hrs on Fuse starting at 6:00 am Saturday.

Lena Dunham is God. Jeff Dunham is Satan.
http://www.last.fm/user/HighAnxiety84
Reply #174 posted 02/18/12 1:39am

whatsgoingon

legendofnothing said:

lazycrockett said:

Also the public isn't demanding anything. Sure some fans want to mourn but the general public would like to move on If the frakin media would stop hyping everything. CNN has done coverage for almost a week now for no reason than nothing else is going on in the world. I almost wish Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear plants to see something important going on.

Why are you being so lame. If people want to mourn her let them. She has been in and out of the news for over 30 years. What's one more week. There is a lot happening in the world besides her passing. You choose to watch and hang on to every word and image of her. Go find something else to do. Why are you even in a thread dedicated to Whitney Houston if you were not a fan? Also, sorry Princess Di was quite useless. So she married a dude and spread her legs for him. Whoopie fuckin doo. She didn't have a voice of Angel or that undeniable beauty. Whitney was high and still putting these no talent tricks in the game to shame with that voice. That is what you call a gift. Anyway she is gone now and her music is still here for me and many of her fans to enjoy. RIP Whitney and thanks for sharing your life with world.

I agree with you some what about Princess Diana, her real legacy was marrying Prince Charles. Although she did do alot for charity but so does Prince Charles. Apart from her children she didn't really leave a legacy that you can feel, touch or remember, such as music. Some of the newspapers who followed her during her life time continue to try and keep her memory alive by every month putting her face on the front page of the newspaper with some story or another, because even in England she is virtually forgotten and Kate Middleton has taken her place.

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And When the groove is dead and gone, you know that love survives and we can rock forever. R.I.P Michael.
Reply #175 posted 02/18/12 3:04am

KCOOLMUZIQ

musicjunky318 said:

NAACP Awards tonight. cry

I attended she really tore this song up. This audience was spellbound aftre she finished...

R.I.P Whitney

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #176 posted 02/18/12 5:16am

WaterInYourBath

heart

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Reply #177 posted 02/18/12 7:11am

luv4u

Moderator

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Live coverage on this link http://live.cnn.com/

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Reply #178 posted 02/18/12 7:25am

musicjunky318

Is true that Aretha's sick and she's not going to be there?

Reply #179 posted 02/18/12 7:54am

silverchild

News just broke that Aretha will not be performing today during the service. She has fallen ill today.
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Reply #180 posted 02/18/12 8:39am

suga10

sad

Reply #181 posted 02/18/12 9:21am

silverchild

Bobby had to get a breath of fresh air outside with his son and sister...I know Bobby is messed up!
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Reply #182 posted 02/18/12 9:47am

SUPRMAN

[Edited]

Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 With 'I Will Always Love You'

Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and radio airplay (18 million audience impressions, up 915%, according to Nielsen BDS).

[Edited]

MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100's top 10.

With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You" returning to the tally at No. 7 and Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., rising 13-10, Houston and Madonna concurrently rank in the top 10 for the first time in more than 16 years.

The pair last charted in the top tier together the week of Jan. 27, 1996, when Houston's former No. 1 "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)" held at No. 2 (for the ninth of its 11 frames at the runner-up spot after its lone week at the summit) and Madonna's "You'll See" rebounded 10-8 after peaking at No. 6.

Over their iconic careers, the twosome held court in the top 10 together with multiple sets of prior hits.

In fact, the week of Houston's first top 10 appearance - July 6, 1985 - when "You Give Good Love" rose 13-7, Madonna ranked at No. 10 with "Angel" (5-10). In a harbinger of their future pop culture impact, the then-budding superstars were the only solo women in the top 10 that frame, although Eurythmics' "Would I Lie to You?" (No. 6) and 'til Tuesday's "Voices Carry" (No. 9) each featured female lead singers (Annie Lennox and Aimee Mann, respectively).

Coincidentally, in both their first week in the top 10 together and their latest, Houston placed at No. 7 and Madonna, No. 10.


POWER OF TWO: Two additional Hot 100 chart weeks serve as an even shinier reflection of the divas' dominance when their singles releases were automatic, surefire hits.

On the May 24 and 31, 1986, chart weeks, Houston's "Greatest Love of All" and Madonna's "Live to Tell" ranked at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. The frames mark the only weeks that the pair claimed the Hot 100's top two spots.

(Houston graciously stepped aside the following week (June 7), as "Love" dipped to No. 3 and "Tell" took over at No. 1).

That "Love ranks on this week's Hot 100, re-entering at No. 41, clearly reinforces the timelessness of the song - and Houston's everlasting appeal.

[Edited]

http://www.billboard.com/...0562.story

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I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #183 posted 02/18/12 1:43pm

Ottensen

Just watched her Homegoing ceremony via CNN with my husband. It was totally God centered, well executed, and perfectly balanced. It was intimate, and I dare say annointed in some places and , while allowing a single camera inside to provide outside visual access for Houston's fans and supporters- it didn't hinder the dignity or the central message of the memorial proceedings. We prayed, we laughed, we cried, and when it was over we looked at each other and said, "she's home now and she's gon' be alright" butterfly

Reply #184 posted 02/18/12 2:03pm

kitbradley

Bobby Brown leaves Houston funeral after a spat

Newark, New Jersey (CNN) -- Singer Bobby Brown made a brief and dramatic appearance at ex-wife Whitney Houston's memorial service on Saturday, leaving abruptly after being told that his entourage couldn't sit together, police sources told CNN.

He arrived with several people and was apparently emotionally distraught, with red eyes and head hanging as he walked up the aisle of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. He approached Houston's casket, past it and back down the aisle.

On CNN's live video feed, Brown was shown standing out front of the church soon after the service began. He was not seated with family, friends or other celebrities at the front of the church.

"My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston," Brown later said in a news statement. "We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina.

"In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. ... I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how," the statement said.

Describing what happened at the service, the Rev. Al Sharpton posted on his Twitter account: "I am at Whitney's funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney."

Brown is scheduled to perform with his group, New Edition, later Saturday in Connecticut. Brown considers performing as therapy to get him through a difficult time, a source close to him said Sunday.

He and Houston were married from 1992 till 2007, with Houston getting sole custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, when they divorced. Their daughter was born in 1993.

When they married in July 1992, questions arose about whether it was a publicity stunt to help polish Brown's image as a bad boy who had weathered drug rumors and had acknowledged having three children out of wedlock. Houston scoffed at such rumors, saying that anyone who questioned their marriage didn't understand what the commitment meant to her. They married in a lavish ceremony at her New Jersey estate.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, reports begin to surface about Houston's struggles with drug addiction, health problems and her rocky marriage with Brown. Her album sales dropped off, and her voice began to show signs of wear.

In a now-infamous interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer in 2002, Houston admitted to using drugs, but denied using crack. "Crack is whack," she said, quoting a line from a mural painted in 1986. In the same interview, Houston said, "The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy."

In 2004, filming began on the short-lived reality show "Being Bobby Brown." "The show aired during the worst years of the couple's crumbling marriage: drug use, lifestyle excess and bad behavior were all caught on tape, and Houston's reputation sunk to new lows," according to Biography.com. Houston later said she did the show to try to save her marriage.

In March 2011, Brown announced that he and his New Edition bandmates were reuniting and planning a new album and tour.

The group -- made up of Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe and Johnny Gill -- had gotten together periodically over the years, with and without Brown.

The band was set to give it one more shot, Brown said last March.

"The good news I want to announce is New Edition has gotten back together," he said on daytime talk show "The View."

Brown also talked a bit about Houston and their daughter, who he said looked like him, but sang better than Houston.

After highly publicized tumultuous times that included substance abuse problems and multiple brushes with the law over the years, Brown said he was doing well.

"I have a brand new son, Cassius," he said then. "I have a fiancée. I am just moving forward with my life and trying to stay positive."

Brown's music career initially took off with New Edition, which started as an R&B boy band.

He left New Edition in 1986, after hits that included "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now," and "Mr. Telephone Man."

His solo career has included his 1988 multiplatinum album, "Don't Be Cruel," which featured the hit singles "Don't Be Cruel," "Every Little Step," "Rock Wit' Cha," "My Prerogative" and "Roni."

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"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
Reply #185 posted 02/18/12 3:30pm

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #186 posted 02/18/12 4:19pm

NaughtyKitty

^GORGEOUS!

NAACP Image Awards tributes Whitney Houston, hands prizes to 'The Help' and George Lucas

The mood was a somber one at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles last night. Much of the ceremony was colored by Whitney Houston’s memory, which was honored in the form of numerous tributes.

Yolanda Adams delivered a stirring rendition of “I Love the Lord, He Made Me Cry,” which she ended with “We love you, Nip.” (“Nip” is Houston’s nickname.)

Also highlighted during the evening was footage from the 1994 Image Awards, which depicted the late singer accepting an Image Award for outstanding female artist. In the clip, Denzel Washington is tasked with presenting the prize, and calls Houston an “artist of unparalleled stature.”

http://popwatch.ew.com/20...-the-help/

Reply #187 posted 02/18/12 4:28pm

kibbles

SUPRMAN said:

lazycrockett said:

Honestly when youre doing a reality tv show on basic cable and doing drugs for the last 20 years of her life that pretty much makes her a d lister. Ya'll need to stop trying to canonize her. She did some decent songs back in the day but really for the last decade she was a mess. To try and compare her to Princess Diana is a joke. Diana's charities and organizations saved lives and made a difference in the world. Sorry Whitney did not. Stop trying to rewrite history now that shes dead.

Apparently Whitney did make a difference to a lot of people.

But even one life positively influenced is a plus. It is not a competition.

exactly. i don't take away from the mark diana made, but isn't there more than one way to leave one's mark? whitney positively influenced others and made a difference in the world, for a variety of reasons.

moreover, anyone who can get a picture green-lit at a studio is far from a d-lister. 'sparkle' was going to be a hit, and it's only going to be more so now.

Reply #188 posted 02/18/12 4:38pm

babynoz

More pics from Whitney's modeling days...

"Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men"....Demosthenes
Reply #189 posted 02/18/12 4:39pm

suga10

Reply #190 posted 02/18/12 5:34pm

phunkdaddy

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

lazycrockett said:

Honestly when youre doing a reality tv show on basic cable and doing drugs for the last 20 years of her life that pretty much makes her a d lister. Ya'll need to stop trying to canonize her. She did some decent songs back in the day but really for the last decade she was a mess. To try and compare her to Princess Diana is a joke. Diana's charities and organizations saved lives and made a difference in the world. Sorry Whitney did not. Stop trying to rewrite history now that shes dead.

bored2

Charity Work

The following is a list of some of the charitable causes that Whitney Houston has supported over the years:

  1. The Whitney Houston Found...r Children: Formed in 1989, the WHFC aids sick and homeless children, and works toward the prevention of child abuse, teaches children to read, and has built inner city parks and playgrounds. In past years, the foundation also has hosted a Christmas party for homeless children.
  2. The United Negro College Fund is a favorite Whitney Houston charity. She raised a quarter of a million dollars for the UNCF at a 1988 Madison Square Garden concert, appeared on at least two "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" telethons to benefit the UNCF, and has been honored by the organization for her consistent giving with the Frederick D. Patterson Award. One of Whitney Houston's first gigs was a benefit concert for the UNCF in which she sang "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie."
  3. The Juvenile Diabetes Res...Foundation: Whitney Houston regularly attends their "Carousel of Hope" charity gala and was honored for her giving in 1996 with the Brass Ring Award.
  4. St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: Founded by the late actor Danny Thomas, this hospital helps critically-ill children without asking for money from their parents or guardians. It is subsidized completely by charitable giving. Whitney Houston has given so much to the hospital over the years that the founder's daughter, Marlo Thomas, honored her at a charity banquet in 1994.
  5. South Africa: The announcement that Whitney Houston would participate in the 1988 Freedom Fest concert event (for a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela) drew other artists and much media attention. In 1994, Whitney also toured in South Africa, giving concert proceeds to numerous children's charities including two children's museums, the President's Trust Fund (for the freed Nelson Mandela), the Kagiso Foundation and several orphanages. In the 1980s, when Whitney was an up-and-coming fashion model, she also refused to work for any company that did business in then-Apartheid South Africa.
  6. American Red Cross: Whitney Houston donated all of her proceeds from the single and home video sales of her Superbowl XXV rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" to benefit Gulf War troops and their families. Whitney's record company followed suit. Whitney was elected a member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors in 1991.
  7. New York Firefighters and Police: Whitney Houston re-released "The Star Spangled Banner" charity single to benefit the New York Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Fraternal Order of Police Fund following terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She waived her royalty rights to the single, which went on to top the U.S. sales charts in October 2001 and raised more than $1 million.
  8. The Children's Defense Fund: All of Whitney Houston's proceeds from her two "Classic Whitney" concerts in Washington, D.C., totaling a quarter of a million dollars, were donated to this charity.
  9. The National Birth Defects Center: The Boston area center named its Hearing & Language Disorder Clinic after Whitney due to her giving.
  10. UMDNJ University Hospital: The Newark, N.J.-based hospital named its Pediatric Special Care Unit after Whitney Houston due to her giving.
  11. Hale House: Whitney Houston donated enough to this Harlem-based charity that they were able to build a Learning & Recreation Center.
  12. Rainbow House: Whitney Houston has provided financial assistance to this shelter for adolescent mothers and for children with HIV and AIDS.
  13. Russian Aid Fund: In February 2004, Whitney donated 1 million rubles to the Aid Fund for victims of a bomb attack in the Moscow subway. The funds were raised by her performances in Moscow.
  14. T.J. Martell Foundation: Whitney Houston has supported this foundation, which funds research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
  15. Harlem Boys Choir, New Jersey State PBA, and The Youth of Atlantic City: Whitney donated proceeds from her only 1990 U.S. concert appearances to these three charities.
  16. Debt Relief: Whitney supported a cyber petition by international debt relief campaign Jubilee 2000 to persuade world leaders to erase debt owed by 40 of the world's poorest nations.
  17. Wyclef Jean Foundation: Whitney Houston participated in a Carnegie Hall benefit that earned about $250,000 for this foundation in January 1991.
  18. Welcome Home Heroes: Whitney's Easter Sunday 1991 concert in Norfolk, Va., was free for returning Gulf War veterans and their families. HBO, which televised the event live, encouraged cable systems to descramble their signal so everyone could enjoy the show for free.
  19. 1994 Rainforest Benefit: Whitney Houston made a surprise guest performance at this event, notable for Whitney's singing a bit of "La Donna e Mobile" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto." She also performed "If It's Magic" and "I Will Always Love You."
  20. For the 1992 movie premiere of "The Bodyguard," proceeds went to The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children and to the Magic Johnson Foundation for pediatric AIDS research .
  21. For the 1996 movie premiere of "The Preacher's Wife," proceeds went to The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Denzel Washington's choice) and a third charity chosen by director Penny Marshall.
  22. Kurdish Refugee Relief 1991: Whitney performed at the "Simple Truth" concert at London's Wembley Stadium and allowed MTV to simulcast her performance of "Miracle" at her Oakland, Calif., concert during a telethon held for this cause.
  23. Fighting AIDS: One of Whitney Houston's favorite causes, highlights include her performance at the Arista 15th Anniversary AIDS Benefit in 1990. She also flew to Los Angeles for the "Commitment for Life" AIDS Benefit in 1994 from her South American tour, and then immediately flew back to resume her concert tour.
  24. Fighting Cancer: Another of Whitney Houston's favorite causes, Whitney performed at a Cancer Research Benefit at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  25. Michael Bolton Foundation: This charity honored Whitney for her giving in 1995 with a fund-raising gala. In 1997, Bolton's foundation joined forces with Whitney's foundation to honor other charitable artists at a fund-raising gala.
  26. Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Whitney was unable to attend a 1990 benefit held in her honor, so she turned it into a food drive to benefit this New Jersey chidren's organization.
  27. Special Olympics: Whitney performed at the Opening Ceremonies in 1987 and recorded "Do You Hear What I Hear" for free for their first "A Very Special Christmas" benefit album in 1989.
  28. 1988 Olympic Games: Whitney Houston recorded the song "One Moment In Time" for an album of the same name to benefit Olympic athletes.
  29. Ronald McDonald Children's Charities: The South Florida arm of this organization honored Whitney for her giving.
  30. The Bronx Zoo: Whitney Houston donated two lion cubs to the Bronx Zoo in New York City in 1989.
  31. For her 1992 wedding, Whitney asked attendees and fans to contribute to the Whitney Houston Foundation For Children in lieu of gifts.
  32. Whitney Houston has been honored for her charity work by the VH1 Honors in 1995, The First Annual Triumphant SPIRIT Awards by Essence Magazine in 1997, and 1998 Trumpet Awards (organized by Ted Turner).

Proof positive that some people need to do some fact checking before speaking out

of turn. Man enough of the bitching on this thread. Time to move on.

Reply #191 posted 02/18/12 5:45pm

neonlights

musicjunky318 said:

NAACP Awards tonight. cry

Wow! So beautiful! cry

Reply #192 posted 02/18/12 6:03pm

kibbles

phunkdaddy said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

bored2

Proof positive that some people need to do some fact checking before speaking out

of turn. Man enough of the bitching on this thread. Time to move on.

you know, i was thinking how the hell would lazy know what causes whitney supported that may have 'saved lives'? but watch, there will be absolutely no response to hatrina's post.

Reply #193 posted 02/18/12 6:26pm

Identity

phunkdaddy said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

bored2

Charity Work

The following is a list of some of the charitable causes that Whitney Houston has supported over the years:

  1. The Whitney Houston Found...r Children: Formed in 1989, the WHFC aids sick and homeless children, and works toward the prevention of child abuse, teaches children to read, and has built inner city parks and playgrounds. In past years, the foundation also has hosted a Christmas party for homeless children.
  2. The United Negro College Fund is a favorite Whitney Houston charity. She raised a quarter of a million dollars for the UNCF at a 1988 Madison Square Garden concert, appeared on at least two "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" telethons to benefit the UNCF, and has been honored by the organization for her consistent giving with the Frederick D. Patterson Award. One of Whitney Houston's first gigs was a benefit concert for the UNCF in which she sang "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie."
  3. The Juvenile Diabetes Res...Foundation: Whitney Houston regularly attends their "Carousel of Hope" charity gala and was honored for her giving in 1996 with the Brass Ring Award.
  4. St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: Founded by the late actor Danny Thomas, this hospital helps critically-ill children without asking for money from their parents or guardians. It is subsidized completely by charitable giving. Whitney Houston has given so much to the hospital over the years that the founder's daughter, Marlo Thomas, honored her at a charity banquet in 1994.
  5. South Africa: The announcement that Whitney Houston would participate in the 1988 Freedom Fest concert event (for a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela) drew other artists and much media attention. In 1994, Whitney also toured in South Africa, giving concert proceeds to numerous children's charities including two children's museums, the President's Trust Fund (for the freed Nelson Mandela), the Kagiso Foundation and several orphanages. In the 1980s, when Whitney was an up-and-coming fashion model, she also refused to work for any company that did business in then-Apartheid South Africa.
  6. American Red Cross: Whitney Houston donated all of her proceeds from the single and home video sales of her Superbowl XXV rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" to benefit Gulf War troops and their families. Whitney's record company followed suit. Whitney was elected a member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors in 1991.
  7. New York Firefighters and Police: Whitney Houston re-released "The Star Spangled Banner" charity single to benefit the New York Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Fraternal Order of Police Fund following terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She waived her royalty rights to the single, which went on to top the U.S. sales charts in October 2001 and raised more than $1 million.
  8. The Children's Defense Fund: All of Whitney Houston's proceeds from her two "Classic Whitney" concerts in Washington, D.C., totaling a quarter of a million dollars, were donated to this charity.
  9. The National Birth Defects Center: The Boston area center named its Hearing & Language Disorder Clinic after Whitney due to her giving.
  10. UMDNJ University Hospital: The Newark, N.J.-based hospital named its Pediatric Special Care Unit after Whitney Houston due to her giving.
  11. Hale House: Whitney Houston donated enough to this Harlem-based charity that they were able to build a Learning & Recreation Center.
  12. Rainbow House: Whitney Houston has provided financial assistance to this shelter for adolescent mothers and for children with HIV and AIDS.
  13. Russian Aid Fund: In February 2004, Whitney donated 1 million rubles to the Aid Fund for victims of a bomb attack in the Moscow subway. The funds were raised by her performances in Moscow.
  14. T.J. Martell Foundation: Whitney Houston has supported this foundation, which funds research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
  15. Harlem Boys Choir, New Jersey State PBA, and The Youth of Atlantic City: Whitney donated proceeds from her only 1990 U.S. concert appearances to these three charities.
  16. Debt Relief: Whitney supported a cyber petition by international debt relief campaign Jubilee 2000 to persuade world leaders to erase debt owed by 40 of the world's poorest nations.
  17. Wyclef Jean Foundation: Whitney Houston participated in a Carnegie Hall benefit that earned about $250,000 for this foundation in January 1991.
  18. Welcome Home Heroes: Whitney's Easter Sunday 1991 concert in Norfolk, Va., was free for returning Gulf War veterans and their families. HBO, which televised the event live, encouraged cable systems to descramble their signal so everyone could enjoy the show for free.
  19. 1994 Rainforest Benefit: Whitney Houston made a surprise guest performance at this event, notable for Whitney's singing a bit of "La Donna e Mobile" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto." She also performed "If It's Magic" and "I Will Always Love You."
  20. For the 1992 movie premiere of "The Bodyguard," proceeds went to The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children and to the Magic Johnson Foundation for pediatric AIDS research .
  21. For the 1996 movie premiere of "The Preacher's Wife," proceeds went to The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Denzel Washington's choice) and a third charity chosen by director Penny Marshall.
  22. Kurdish Refugee Relief 1991: Whitney performed at the "Simple Truth" concert at London's Wembley Stadium and allowed MTV to simulcast her performance of "Miracle" at her Oakland, Calif., concert during a telethon held for this cause.
  23. Fighting AIDS: One of Whitney Houston's favorite causes, highlights include her performance at the Arista 15th Anniversary AIDS Benefit in 1990. She also flew to Los Angeles for the "Commitment for Life" AIDS Benefit in 1994 from her South American tour, and then immediately flew back to resume her concert tour.
  24. Fighting Cancer: Another of Whitney Houston's favorite causes, Whitney performed at a Cancer Research Benefit at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  25. Michael Bolton Foundation: This charity honored Whitney for her giving in 1995 with a fund-raising gala. In 1997, Bolton's foundation joined forces with Whitney's foundation to honor other charitable artists at a fund-raising gala.
  26. Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Whitney was unable to attend a 1990 benefit held in her honor, so she turned it into a food drive to benefit this New Jersey chidren's organization.
  27. Special Olympics: Whitney performed at the Opening Ceremonies in 1987 and recorded "Do You Hear What I Hear" for free for their first "A Very Special Christmas" benefit album in 1989.
  28. 1988 Olympic Games: Whitney Houston recorded the song "One Moment In Time" for an album of the same name to benefit Olympic athletes.
  29. Ronald McDonald Children's Charities: The South Florida arm of this organization honored Whitney for her giving.
  30. The Bronx Zoo: Whitney Houston donated two lion cubs to the Bronx Zoo in New York City in 1989.
  31. For her 1992 wedding, Whitney asked attendees and fans to contribute to the Whitney Houston Foundation For Children in lieu of gifts.
  32. Whitney Houston has been honored for her charity work by the VH1 Honors in 1995, The First Annual Triumphant SPIRIT Awards by Essence Magazine in 1997, and 1998 Trumpet Awards (organized by Ted Turner).

Proof positive that some people need to do some fact checking before speaking out

of turn. Man enough of the bitching on this thread. Time to move on.

Someone just got owned royally.

Reply #194 posted 02/18/12 7:22pm

missfee

suga10 said:

Classic pic. thumbs up!

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #195 posted 02/18/12 7:36pm

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #196 posted 02/18/12 7:47pm

babybugz

One of bobby's sons.

neutral

Reply #197 posted 02/18/12 7:58pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

babybugz said:

One of bobby's sons.

neutral

This is very sad & the saddest part he is telling the truth sad

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #198 posted 02/18/12 8:06pm

kibbles

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

babybugz said:

One of bobby's sons.

neutral

This is very sad & the saddest part he is telling the truth sad

but wasn't his father told that he plus two other people could come? so why did he show up with six other people? i think if you want respect, don't you have to show it? i'm sure there were members of whitney's extended family that didn't get to sit up front either; those seats were likely reserved for the immediate family and people they had asked to speak and perform, right? so why should bobby's family - his kids weren't whitney's blood relatives - be front and center? i didn't think it was a show; these were people that whitney knew and loved. i think everyone, for the most part, came across as heartfelt.

Reply #199 posted 02/18/12 8:14pm

Identity

Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston

Reply #200 posted 02/18/12 8:14pm

Timmy84

babybugz said:

One of bobby's sons.

neutral

Damn shame.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #201 posted 02/18/12 9:08pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

kibbles said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

This is very sad & the saddest part he is telling the truth sad

but wasn't his father told that he plus two other people could come? so why did he show up with six other people? i think if you want respect, don't you have to show it? i'm sure there were members of whitney's extended family that didn't get to sit up front either; those seats were likely reserved for the immediate family and people they had asked to speak and perform, right? so why should bobby's family - his kids weren't whitney's blood relatives - be front and center? i didn't think it was a show; these were people that whitney knew and loved. i think everyone, for the most part, came across as heartfelt.

Because his kids were part of Whitney's life before. She allowed them in her home. So why can't they sit up front with her ex husband that was in her bed for 15 years? Its not fair. I would have left to. If they tried to kick me & my kids off the front row of a funeral of a women I was married to for 15 years.Then prevent me from trying to talk to my daughter I helped conceive. He & his kids had every right to be up there.Even if they had to sit on the floor.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #202 posted 02/18/12 10:52pm

JonnyApplesauce

Best comments were her "real" bodyguard's. This woman loved us.

Reply #203 posted 02/19/12 12:47am

Ottensen

kibbles said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

This is very sad & the saddest part he is telling the truth sad

but wasn't his father told that he plus two other people could come? so why did he show up with six other people? i think if you want respect, don't you have to show it? i'm sure there were members of whitney's extended family that didn't get to sit up front either; those seats were likely reserved for the immediate family and people they had asked to speak and perform, right? so why should bobby's family - his kids weren't whitney's blood relatives - be front and center? i didn't think it was a show; these were people that whitney knew and loved. i think everyone, for the most part, came across as heartfelt.

WTF???

No offense, but all these people sitting on the sidelines trying to call the shots on how this FAMILY should have reacted during a time like this?

All this talkin' greazy about things that we have no knowledge of or are not privy too (nor do we have any right to be) needs to cease. Seriously, people. disbelief

Reply #204 posted 02/19/12 12:56am

Timmy84

The Houston family in 1983 before Whitney's fame: I'm not good on which brother is which but I'm guessing the one on the left is Michael, Cissy and Whitney of course, John, and younger brother Gary (the one that always accompanied Whitney).

[Edited 2/19/12 0:57am]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #205 posted 02/19/12 1:00am

Timmy84

The origin of Whitney's childhood nickname, "Nippy", given to her by her dad John Houston:

Apparently, John always tried to put a blanket around Whitney's body to sleep when she was real young but she would always take the blanket off because she wanted to watch a cartoon that was ironically called "Nippy" and she would get in trouble for doing that so after a while he just named her that.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #206 posted 02/19/12 1:43am

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #207 posted 02/19/12 1:49am

mynameisnotsusan

I just wanted to post this because I knew Gaga was a fan and I love that she showed respect and love while she was alive.

Thirsty ass ho
Reply #208 posted 02/19/12 1:59am

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #209 posted 02/19/12 2:31am

Timmy84

touched

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #210 posted 02/19/12 6:08am

suga10

Reply #211 posted 02/19/12 10:03am

Shango

Timmy84 said:

Love the expression of the poster-lady on the wall who seems to look at her thinking "Guuurl, whatcha babbling about?...put down that phone!" lol and the smaller pic on the left of auntie Diana's album "Friends In Love". One of my favorite Warwick projects!

Reply #212 posted 02/19/12 10:18am

Timmy84

Shango said:

Timmy84 said:

Love the expression of the poster-lady on the wall who seems to look at her thinking "Guuurl, whatcha babbling about?...put down that phone!" lol and the smaller pic on the left of auntie Diana's album "Friends In Love". One of my favorite Warwick projects!

That's her momma on the poster I think. smile

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #213 posted 02/19/12 10:25am

119

Does anyone know if Whitney was ever on a gospel singing career path?

It seems she enjoyed singing gospel a great deal when she'd do it on awards shows and impromtu.

I was just watching this video of her with Bebe and Cece singing hold up the light on Arsenio and it made me wonder what a career in contemporary gospel might have looked for her.


http://www.youtube.com/wa...-KsPGwrwpA

Reply #214 posted 02/19/12 10:26am

Shango

Timmy84 said:

Shango said:

Love the expression of the poster-lady on the wall who seems to look at her thinking "Guuurl, whatcha babbling about?...put down that phone!" lol and the smaller pic on the left of auntie Diana's album "Friends In Love". One of my favorite Warwick projects!

That's her momma on the poster I think. smile

Ah okay cool I also thought she somewhat resembles Nina Simone.

Reply #215 posted 02/19/12 10:28am

Timmy84

119 said:

Does anyone know if Whitney was ever on a gospel singing career path?

It seems she enjoyed singing gospel a great deal when she'd do it on awards shows and impromtu.

I was just watching this video of her with Bebe and Cece singing hold up the light on Arsenio and it made me wonder what a career in contemporary gospel might have looked for her.


http://www.youtube.com/wa...-KsPGwrwpA

Whitney hinted during her interview with Sister2Sister that she wanted to do a gospel record but Clive "wouldn't let her".

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #216 posted 02/19/12 10:28am

kibbles

Ottensen said:

kibbles said:

but wasn't his father told that he plus two other people could come? so why did he show up with six other people? i think if you want respect, don't you have to show it? i'm sure there were members of whitney's extended family that didn't get to sit up front either; those seats were likely reserved for the immediate family and people they had asked to speak and perform, right? so why should bobby's family - his kids weren't whitney's blood relatives - be front and center? i didn't think it was a show; these were people that whitney knew and loved. i think everyone, for the most part, came across as heartfelt.

WTF???

No offense, but all these people sitting on the sidelines trying to call the shots on how this FAMILY should have reacted during a time like this?

All this talkin' greazy about things that we have no knowledge of or are not privy too (nor do we have any right to be) needs to cease. Seriously, people. disbelief

bobby and family had a right to leave or be offended or whatever. but what i don't understand is why they expected certain treatment when they were told beforehand they weren't going to get it. if bobby was told show up with three people, tops, and he decided to show up with nine, security, under the instruction of whitney's family, had the right to ask them to leave.

i never said that i had privy to the details; however, everyone else is commenting on the prima facie evidence, and drawing their conclusions, so what can't i?

Reply #217 posted 02/19/12 10:35am

119

Timmy84 said:

119 said:

Does anyone know if Whitney was ever on a gospel singing career path?

It seems she enjoyed singing gospel a great deal when she'd do it on awards shows and impromtu.

I was just watching this video of her with Bebe and Cece singing hold up the light on Arsenio and it made me wonder what a career in contemporary gospel might have looked for her.


http://www.youtube.com/wa...-KsPGwrwpA

Whitney hinted during her interview with Sister2Sister that she wanted to do a gospel record but Clive "wouldn't let her".

That's too bad, I could really have seen her morphing into a Yolanda Adamas/Cece type pop gospel singer, and perhaps enjoying that type of career.

Reply #218 posted 02/19/12 10:37am

kibbles

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

kibbles said:

but wasn't his father told that he plus two other people could come? so why did he show up with six other people? i think if you want respect, don't you have to show it? i'm sure there were members of whitney's extended family that didn't get to sit up front either; those seats were likely reserved for the immediate family and people they had asked to speak and perform, right? so why should bobby's family - his kids weren't whitney's blood relatives - be front and center? i didn't think it was a show; these were people that whitney knew and loved. i think everyone, for the most part, came across as heartfelt.

Because his kids were part of Whitney's life before. She allowed them in her home. So why can't they sit up front with her ex husband that was in her bed for 15 years? Its not fair. I would have left to. If they tried to kick me & my kids off the front row of a funeral of a women I was married to for 15 years.Then prevent me from trying to talk to my daughter I helped conceive. He & his kids had every right to be up there.Even if they had to sit on the floor.

it is fair. bobby was told three people, tops. he shows up with nine. he was told he wouldn't be accommodated so he left, which was his right. however, the ultimate right here belongs to cissy houston. bobby's kids don't trump whitney's mother. again, i'll bet other of whitney's friends and family didn't get to sit up front, either. there was a limited number of seats and cissy alotted them out as she saw fit. bobby didn't have to agree to it, and he obviously didn't so he left, but if he was expecting cissy to move an inch, then it was his bad, not hers, since told him what she wanted from the get-go.

Reply #219 posted 02/19/12 10:52am

Timmy84

119 said:

Timmy84 said:

Whitney hinted during her interview with Sister2Sister that she wanted to do a gospel record but Clive "wouldn't let her".

That's too bad, I could really have seen her morphing into a Yolanda Adamas/Cece type pop gospel singer, and perhaps enjoying that type of career.

Yeah you could tell she was into her gospel. I saw a performance of hers from her last tour and she was singing "I Love the Lord" and you can feel the emotion in her voice even if her voice wasn't all the way there, she still could show emotion. If only her voice hadn't been ravaged, man, that would've been an even more amazing highlight reel.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #220 posted 02/19/12 11:23am

Identity

Photo: Gettyimages

Shortly after attending the funeral of her friend and fellow diva Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey headed to Cipriani’s in Soho for dinner alongside L.A. Reid and his wife.

Reply #221 posted 02/19/12 11:34am

AlexdeParis

119 said:

Timmy84 said:

Whitney hinted during her interview with Sister2Sister that she wanted to do a gospel record but Clive "wouldn't let her".

That's too bad, I could really have seen her morphing into a Yolanda Adamas/Cece type pop gospel singer, and perhaps enjoying that type of career.

Well, she does have the distinction of owning the best-selling gospel album of all time, right?

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
Reply #222 posted 02/19/12 11:48am

Timmy84

AlexdeParis said:

119 said:

That's too bad, I could really have seen her morphing into a Yolanda Adamas/Cece type pop gospel singer, and perhaps enjoying that type of career.

Well, she does have the distinction of owning the best-selling gospel album of all time, right?

Yeah or she did... hmmm

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #223 posted 02/19/12 12:23pm

NaughtyKitty

Chris Cornell paying tribute to Whitney Houston at the 2012 Obama rally on Feb 16.

Reply #224 posted 02/19/12 12:35pm

NaughtyKitty

Reply #225 posted 02/19/12 1:18pm

Identity

Her most sensual track ever? I say yes.

Reply #226 posted 02/19/12 1:49pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Her most sensual track ever? I say yes.

This and Things You Say. Though For the Love of You was also sensual.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #227 posted 02/19/12 2:19pm

thedoorkeeper

Timmy84 said:

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

Maybe Whitney knew Iman - Bowies wife - thru her charity work? Iman does a lot of work for African charities. Do you even know if they knew each other? Iman & Whitney could also know each other thru their modeling connections. You don't know who Whitneys friends were yet you have an opinion on who should & shouldn't be invited. Your lips are flapping but there is just hot air coming out.

Reply #228 posted 02/19/12 2:27pm

AlexdeParis

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

Her most sensual track ever? I say yes.

This and Things You Say. Though For the Love of You was also sensual.

Add "Feels So Good" to that list.

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
Reply #229 posted 02/19/12 2:28pm

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #230 posted 02/19/12 3:20pm

dreamfactory313

WaterInYourBath said:

heart

I saw this the other day and almost got a lump in my throat.

Reply #231 posted 02/19/12 3:47pm

Terrib3Towel

Timmy84 said:

The Houston family in 1983 before Whitney's fame: I'm not good on which brother is which but I'm guessing the one on the left is Michael, Cissy and Whitney of course, John, and younger brother Gary (the one that always accompanied Whitney).

[Edited 2/19/12 0:57am]

The one of the left-hand side is Gary.

Reply #232 posted 02/19/12 4:01pm

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

Timmy84 said:

The Houston family in 1983 before Whitney's fame: I'm not good on which brother is which but I'm guessing the one on the left is Michael, Cissy and Whitney of course, John, and younger brother Gary (the one that always accompanied Whitney).

[Edited 2/19/12 0:57am]

The one of the left-hand side is Gary.

Thanks.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #233 posted 02/19/12 4:15pm

PatrickS77

thedoorkeeper said:

Timmy84 said:

Nah it ain't just you. I already grew sick when I read DAVID FUCKING BOWIE was attending. Whitney wanted her privacy but even in fucking death, she's not gonna get it. Fuck all of them. bored2 Why would Cissy and Dionne even agree to this?

Maybe Whitney knew Iman - Bowies wife - thru her charity work? Iman does a lot of work for African charities. Do you even know if they knew each other? Iman & Whitney could also know each other thru their modeling connections. You don't know who Whitneys friends were yet you have an opinion on who should & shouldn't be invited. Your lips are flapping but there is just hot air coming out.

Yeah! Pathetic, isn't it? Someone pointed out that Cissy Houston sang background for Bowie.

Reply #234 posted 02/19/12 6:29pm

Terrib3Towel

I'll say it: Aretha was JEALOUS of Whitney. But I don't think that had anything to do with her not attending the funeral.

It's upsetting because Whitney ALWAYS spoke volumes about Aretha. I just know in my heart that Whitney would have showed up to Aretha's funeral.

Reply #235 posted 02/19/12 8:16pm

V10LETBLUES

sad

Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Getting High After Whitney’s Funeral?

Whitney Houston’s daughter disappeared for several hours after her mother’s funeral—and was found using drugs, according to two sources close to the family. Allison Samuels on the plan to get her to rehab.

http://www.thedailybeast....neral.html

innocent

Please support your local small businesses
Reply #236 posted 02/19/12 8:29pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Bobbi Kristina Didn't Know About Dad Bobby Brown Controversy At Whitney Houston Funeral


Posted on Feb 19, 2012 @ 05:14AM

Getty


Bobbi Kristina Brown sat in the front pew for her mother Whitney Houston's funeral, and fortunately wasn't aware of the controversy involving where her father Bobby Brown and his entourage would be seated.

The teenager, who was twice hospitalized in the 24 hours following her mother's sudden death February 11, was comforted by her grandmother during the service.

In an interview with CNN, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was on stage throughout the service, revealed that neither Bobbi Kristina or Cissy Houston saw the unfortunate incident going on two rows behind them.

Jackson didn't defend Brown arriving with an entourage of nine people but did say he thought Brown's own seating "could have been handled better."

, Brown claims that he and his "family" were asked to move three times before they finally left the church.

More in keeping with the genuine emotion of the day, Whitney's producer and mentor Clive Davis spoke directly to Bobbi Kristina during his poignant remarks.

"Always be proud of your mother, she loved you so very much. She defined not only pure talent, but true heart and soul as well," Davis said. "She will forever be looking over you and will never let go of your hand."

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #237 posted 02/19/12 11:54pm

Identity

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

Reply #238 posted 02/20/12 5:18am

Identity

Kelly Rowland

Reply #239 posted 02/20/12 8:23am

HatrinaHaterwitz

Identity said:

Kelly Rowland

Kelly nailed it! That was beautiful! clapping

Whitney, wherever you are...if Beyonce tries to one up Kelly with that. Please make her weave fall out, right then and there. Thank you.

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela
Reply #240 posted 02/20/12 9:20am

SUPRMAN

Identity said:

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

If you were there, nice.

I love her mother for a standout job on the program.

I really want to suggest they should be sold to the public. Actually I do want to suggest that they are with proceeds to Bobbi.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #241 posted 02/20/12 9:52am

HatrinaHaterwitz

SUPRMAN said:

Identity said:

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

If you were there, nice.

I love her mother for a standout job on the program.

I really want to suggest they should be sold to the public. Actually I do want to suggest that they are with proceeds to Bobbi.

That's a very good suggestion! nod I'd buy multiple copies to give to some Whitney Houston fans that I know.

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela
Reply #242 posted 02/20/12 10:38am

Identity

SUPRMAN said:

Identity said:

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

Friends and family attending the funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey. The funeral was held at the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012. Bobby Brown arrived and then left after security asked him to move from the seat that he was in.<br /> <br /> Pictured: General View

If you were there, nice.

I love her mother for a standout job on the program.

I really want to suggest they should be sold to the public. Actually I do want to suggest that they are with proceeds to Bobbi.

They are just 2 images of the obituary program I found online.

I wasn't there, but I would've liked to have been.

[Edited 2/20/12 10:39am]

Reply #243 posted 02/20/12 12:21pm

NaughtyKitty

Whitney Houston dresses, jewelry to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES — Dresses and jewelry worn by Whitney Houston will be included at a celebrity auction in Los Angeles in late March, it was announced on Monday, a day after the pop diva was laid to rest.

"In a rare twist of fate," several items from her musical career and movie appearances will be available, "as if the pop legend was determined to keep her presence alive," said celebrity auction house Julien's Auctions.

Included will be a black velvet dress with metallic silver ribbon with an estimated asking price of $1,000-$2,000 and faux pearl drop earrings worn by Houston in the hit 1992 movie "The Bodyguard," expected to fetch $600-$800.

"Other items include jewelry and costumes from Houston's appearance in film and on stage," the auction house said a written statement.

Houston was found dead on February 11 in her Los Angeles hotel room. A funeral ceremony celebrating her life was held on Saturday, the day before she was laid to rest in a New Jersey cemetery next to her late father.

Houston, who was just 48, sold more than 170 million records during a nearly three-decade career, but she fought a long and public battle against substance abuse while trying to keep her performing talent alive.

Speculation has raged since her death that the singer may have succumbed to a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol, though official results from her autopsy may not be made public for several weeks.

http://www.google.com/hos...596f20.441

Reply #244 posted 02/20/12 2:13pm

Identity

Musical version of The Bodyguard To Open in London

February 20, 2012

A musical version of the 1992 film The Bodyguard, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, is to open in London's West End later this year.

The film, which tells the story of the relationship between a superstar singer and her bodyguard, took over $400 million during its run at the box office and its soundtrack, which featured Houston's single 'I Will Always Love You', has sold a staggering 42 million copies.

Grammy Award winning singer Heather Headley will play the part of Rachel Marron, the character originally portrayed by Houston in the film. The musical will open in November at London's Adelphi Theatre.

According to the Guardian, the project has been in development since last year, but its commercial prospects will have improved significantly after Houston passed away earlier this month.

The show is confirmed to feature 'I Will Always Love You' and is also set to include some of Houston's other big hits. American playwright Alex Dinelaris has written the show's book.

http://www.nme.com/news/w...ston/62140


Reply #245 posted 02/20/12 3:46pm

PlayboyOriginal

The Preacher's Wife sdtk is AMAZING!!! I'm so glad that she was able to make this. Whitney being just a Pop singer, my black behind!!! She TRANSCENDS genre!!

I love that obit program.... Cissy wanted the world to know that Whitney was a child of GOD and that she was resting with the Father in Heaven above. I love it!!!

Heather Headley is the perfect choice for Rachel Marron. I know she is gonna make Whitney SO PROUD!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin

Stevie Wonder = EARTH
Prince = WIND
Chaka Khan = FIRE
Sade = WATER
the ELEMENTS of MUSIC
Reply #246 posted 02/20/12 4:02pm

SEANMAN

Gimme a Break episode featuring Whitney. RIP Nell and Whitney!

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
Reply #247 posted 02/20/12 4:10pm

Identity

Aretha Franklin Honors Whitney Houston at Radio City Concert

Feb 20, 2012

Aretha Franklin was thankful to be alive and was thinking about lost friends, among them Whitney Houston.

Hours after she canceled an appearance at Houston's funeral because of spasms in her legs, the "Queen of Soul" (the "undisputed" Queen, the capacity audience was reminded by the show's announcer) was quick on her feet, feisty in voice and sentimental and sassy in spirit at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. It was the latest stop on a "greatest hits" tour featuring old favorites and, since Houston's shocking death a week ago, a tribute to the fallen singer. Franklin is close to Houston's family, and she said Houston called her "Aunt Ree."

Franklin herself was rumored a year ago to be mortally ill, hospitalized with an undisclosed illness and asking her fans worldwide to pray for her health. On Saturday, the 69-year-old looked young enough to joke about a man who had mistaken her for being in her 50s. She danced and shimmied, kicked off her heels and paced the stage barefoot, and even smirked and gave herself a couple of satisfied pats on the rear.

She looked back over a 50-year career and those who helped her along. Franklin praised the late Luther Vandross as she kicked off the R&B hit he co-wrote for her, "Get It Right."

She introduced her most heartbreaking ballad, "Ain't No Way," with a brief word about her sister and the song's composer, Carolyn Franklin, who died in 1988.

She sang the title from the classic Motown anthem of devotion, "You're All I Need To Get By," and two giant flat screens on opposite sides of the stage flashed a picture of one of the writers, Nick Ashford, who died last summer. Franklin then called out to Ashford's widow and songwriting partner, Valerie Simpson, among several friends and family members in attendance.

Houston's turn came during the second half of the roughly 100-minute concert, after Franklin had changed from a glittery green and silver caftan into a caftan of white and gold, and settled behind the piano and sketched out the words and melody to "I Will Always Love You." Softening Houston's all-time power ballad into a light, gospel reverie, Franklin paused to acknowledge the "homegoing" of "Nippy," Houston's nickname: More formally, "Miss Whitney Elizabeth Houston." "She was a very fine young lady" and "one of the best, greatest singers," said Franklin, breaking back and forth between melody and spoken word, behind song and sermon. "She was giving, gave so much of herself." "God bless you, Nippy," she concluded. "We'll always remember." But no one, Houston included, has displaced Franklin at the top.

No one would dare. Backed by a sprawl of percussionists, horns, keyboards, singers and dancers, she has absorbed and mastered so many styles, from pop and gospel to soul and jazz, that she can hold entire traditions within a single song.

And she remains fearless about shaking up standards. Her breakthrough smash from 1967, "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" was changed from a smoldering ballad into a bluesy vamp. Franklin worked in a few digs about womanizing into the otherwise despondent "Ain't No Way" and stretched and scatted the words to "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

She had come to celebrate, to sell (Franklin urged the crowd, twice, to go to Walmart and buy her latest record) and to heal. "I hope that there's something I will sing, or I have sung, that will lift all of our heavy hearts today," she said near the beginning of the show.

The answer was obvious, especially after the closing numbers: an explosive "Spirit in the Dark," with Franklin leading the charge on piano; and the essential finale, "Respect," with a cameo from the Rev. Al Sharpton, who pulled off some James Brown strides, and even a few nimble steps from the Queen herself, whose heart and legs seemed to have lightened as she left the stage.

http://www.billboard.com/...ost_recent

Reply #248 posted 02/20/12 4:16pm

Timmy84

Hmm, that's the first time she ever wanted to be addressed as the undisputed queen of soul... reminded me of when that whole thing with Tina went down and she actually was introduced as the empress, which I know rubbed Gladys Knight fans the wrong way.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #249 posted 02/20/12 4:34pm

shellyk84

Did Aretha get uninvited? from a Whitney forum

According to reports Cissy Houston was not pleased about the slick comments Aretha Franklin made about Whitney Houston on the Today Show the day before the funeral...

From NY Daily News
The Queen of Soul’s spokeswoman strenuously denied that Franklin missed Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday afternoon because she angered the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, with comments she made during a “Today” show interview on Friday.

Franklin, 69, canceled her scheduled appearance at Houston’s New Jersey funeral service on Saturday, citing leg spasms, but sources and reviews note that the soul diva was in fine fettle on Saturday night when she performed the second of two sold out concerts at Radio City Music Hall.

An insider also tells us that Franklin — who paid tribute to Houston during her concert — was even feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Central Park South after Saturday’s show.

The eyewitness says Franklin, sporting a curly blond hairstyle, arrived on the arm of her on-again, off-again fiance William Wilkerson.

The group dined on steak and shrimp, and our source says, “It looked like everyone was having a great time.”

Franklin’s rapid recovery gives credence to buzz that her absence from Houston’s funeral had to do with comments she made during an interview she taped with Al Roker.

Curiously, the clip is no longer available on the “Today” website, but Franklin addressed Houston’s drug problem with what sounded like veiled criticism of the tragic singer’s upbringing.

“Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home,” Franklin told Roker. “They have to make sure when they leave home, they have all the right things.

She left home with all the right things, but she just kind of lost her way along the way.”

Franklin also denied she was Houston’s godmother, as the media has reported, but rather an “honorary aunt.”


Reply #250 posted 02/20/12 4:48pm

Identity

Timmy84 said:

Hmm, that's the first time she ever wanted to be addressed as the undisputed queen of soul... reminded me of when that whole thing with Tina went down and she actually was introduced as the empress, which I know rubbed Gladys Knight fans the wrong way.

What's this?! Are you bashing the Queen, Timmy?

Reply #251 posted 02/20/12 5:44pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

Hmm, that's the first time she ever wanted to be addressed as the undisputed queen of soul... reminded me of when that whole thing with Tina went down and she actually was introduced as the empress, which I know rubbed Gladys Knight fans the wrong way.

What's this?! Are you bashing the Queen, Timmy?

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #252 posted 02/20/12 5:46pm

Timmy84

shellyk84 said:

Did Aretha get uninvited? from a Whitney forum

According to reports Cissy Houston was not pleased about the slick comments Aretha Franklin made about Whitney Houston on the Today Show the day before the funeral...

From NY Daily News
The Queen of Soul’s spokeswoman strenuously denied that Franklin missed Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday afternoon because she angered the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, with comments she made during a “Today” show interview on Friday.

Franklin, 69, canceled her scheduled appearance at Houston’s New Jersey funeral service on Saturday, citing leg spasms, but sources and reviews note that the soul diva was in fine fettle on Saturday night when she performed the second of two sold out concerts at Radio City Music Hall.

An insider also tells us that Franklin — who paid tribute to Houston during her concert — was even feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Central Park South after Saturday’s show.

The eyewitness says Franklin, sporting a curly blond hairstyle, arrived on the arm of her on-again, off-again fiance William Wilkerson.

The group dined on steak and shrimp, and our source says, “It looked like everyone was having a great time.”

Franklin’s rapid recovery gives credence to buzz that her absence from Houston’s funeral had to do with comments she made during an interview she taped with Al Roker.

Curiously, the clip is no longer available on the “Today” website, but Franklin addressed Houston’s drug problem with what sounded like veiled criticism of the tragic singer’s upbringing.

“Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home,” Franklin told Roker. “They have to make sure when they leave home, they have all the right things.

She left home with all the right things, but she just kind of lost her way along the way.”

Franklin also denied she was Houston’s godmother, as the media has reported, but rather an “honorary aunt.”


That's quite interesting. I don't know what to believe regarding this though.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #253 posted 02/20/12 5:54pm

NaughtyKitty

shellyk84 said:

Did Aretha get uninvited? from a Whitney forum

According to reports Cissy Houston was not pleased about the slick comments Aretha Franklin made about Whitney Houston on the Today Show the day before the funeral...

From NY Daily News
The Queen of Soul’s spokeswoman strenuously denied that Franklin missed Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday afternoon because she angered the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, with comments she made during a “Today” show interview on Friday.

Franklin, 69, canceled her scheduled appearance at Houston’s New Jersey funeral service on Saturday, citing leg spasms, but sources and reviews note that the soul diva was in fine fettle on Saturday night when she performed the second of two sold out concerts at Radio City Music Hall.

An insider also tells us that Franklin — who paid tribute to Houston during her concert — was even feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel on Central Park South after Saturday’s show.

The eyewitness says Franklin, sporting a curly blond hairstyle, arrived on the arm of her on-again, off-again fiance William Wilkerson.

The group dined on steak and shrimp, and our source says, “It looked like everyone was having a great time.”

Franklin’s rapid recovery gives credence to buzz that her absence from Houston’s funeral had to do with comments she made during an interview she taped with Al Roker.

Curiously, the clip is no longer available on the “Today” website, but Franklin addressed Houston’s drug problem with what sounded like veiled criticism of the tragic singer’s upbringing.

“Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home,” Franklin told Roker. “They have to make sure when they leave home, they have all the right things.

She left home with all the right things, but she just kind of lost her way along the way.”

Franklin also denied she was Houston’s godmother, as the media has reported, but rather an “honorary aunt.”


Reply #254 posted 02/20/12 5:58pm

Timmy84

I forgot she did say that in the Dateline interview. If that's the case... there's definitely drama between Aretha and Cissy but if she was disinvited, why was her name still on the set list of the funeral procession? More questions than answers. confused

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #255 posted 02/20/12 6:01pm

Terrib3Towel

Aretha's such a bitch. Pissing on Whitney's grave.

Damn shame. What a fat whore.

Reply #256 posted 02/20/12 6:21pm

SUPRMAN

Timmy84 said:

I forgot she did say that in the Dateline interview. If that's the case... there's definitely drama between Aretha and Cissy but if she was disinvited, why was her name still on the set list of the funeral procession? More questions than answers. confused

Program was prepared in advance. No chance to make changes.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #257 posted 02/20/12 6:23pm

Timmy84

SUPRMAN said:

Timmy84 said:

I forgot she did say that in the Dateline interview. If that's the case... there's definitely drama between Aretha and Cissy but if she was disinvited, why was her name still on the set list of the funeral procession? More questions than answers. confused

Program was prepared in advance. No chance to make changes.

Ah I see... nod

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #258 posted 02/20/12 6:59pm

Identity

Robin Thicke covers "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)".

Reply #259 posted 02/20/12 7:32pm

AlexdeParis

My favorite American Idol contestant, Tamyra Gray, covering "I Will Always Love You" on Boston Public:

Still my favorite cover of Whitney's rendition music

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
Reply #260 posted 02/20/12 7:36pm

PlayboyOriginal

Aretha can be the undisputed Queen of Soul but Whitney is THE VOICE!!!

Stay mad, you bitter fat cunt!!!

Stevie Wonder = EARTH
Prince = WIND
Chaka Khan = FIRE
Sade = WATER
the ELEMENTS of MUSIC
Reply #261 posted 02/20/12 7:38pm

PlayboyOriginal

AlexdeParis said:

My favorite American Idol contestant, Tamyra Gray, covering "I Will Always Love You" on Boston Public:

Still my favorite cover of Whitney's rendition music

I loved her!!! What happened to her? eek

Stevie Wonder = EARTH
Prince = WIND
Chaka Khan = FIRE
Sade = WATER
the ELEMENTS of MUSIC
Reply #262 posted 02/20/12 8:15pm

Terrib3Towel

PlayboyOriginal said:

Aretha can be the undisputed Queen of Soul but Whitney is THE VOICE!!!

Stay mad, you bitter fat cunt!!!

thumbs up!

Reply #263 posted 02/20/12 8:39pm

Identity

Music and lyrics by Babyface.

Reply #264 posted 02/20/12 8:47pm

Hudson

Identity said:

The cassette single of that song was the first music I ever bought. It was a blind buy but I loved the song right away.

[Edited 2/20/12 20:48pm]

Lena Dunham is God. Jeff Dunham is Satan.
http://www.last.fm/user/HighAnxiety84
Reply #265 posted 02/20/12 9:23pm

November

Whitney and CeCe always had awesome duets.

Reply #266 posted 02/20/12 9:54pm

alphastreet

I remember singing Count On Me with my class in 96/97-ish, we probably did it for an assembly and most of us had the soundtrack. Though I loved Whitney's songs too, I was the craziest about Brandy and TLC

Reply #267 posted 02/20/12 10:36pm

petes2

PlayboyOriginal said:

The Preacher's Wife sdtk is AMAZING!!! I'm so glad that she was able to make this. Whitney being just a Pop singer, my black behind!!! She TRANSCENDS genre!!

I love that obit program.... Cissy wanted the world to know that Whitney was a child of GOD and that she was resting with the Father in Heaven above. I love it!!!

Heather Headley is the perfect choice for Rachel Marron. I know she is gonna make Whitney SO PROUD!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin

She really was something, like with Michael, one of the few upsides is that people will see the artistry when they look back. You know, the word "re-spect" means literally "to look again" that is one of the things her death will do. As I listen to her songs, I don't like how she was molded so strictly by whoever (Clive,producers,etc..,) to me, pop songs like "I wanna Dance with Somebody", good songs, but really not worth Whitneys talent. Like any great american artist, she spanned a lot of genres though, I always heard a lot of country in her "I Will Always Love You" performance and why not, a woman like Cissy no doubt would have exposed whitney to a lot of stuff. That's where her artistry really shines, no producer could really give her every single idea she put down, just listen to that run in "Always" she sings right before the sax break, that's the stuff a mariah carey or an aguilara or her many imitators strived for, to her, it's nearly a throwaway in that you can barely hear it.

Reply #268 posted 02/20/12 10:46pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

A Powerful Read: Cissy Houston Writes Letter To Whitney

whitney houston cissy e1329776365888 A Powerful Read: Cissy Houston Writes Letter To Whitney

whitney cissy A Powerful Read: Cissy Houston Writes Letter To Whitney

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #269 posted 02/20/12 11:00pm

petes2

PlayboyOriginal said:

Aretha can be the undisputed Queen of Soul but Whitney is THE VOICE!!!

Stay mad, you bitter fat cunt!!!

never was much for all the diva stuff, and no ones taking aretha's place, she is the Queen, I don't see any anger or bitterness in anything she has done, but people see what they like I guess. I thought her interview was fantastic, thoughtful, sincere. Sorry the rest of you don't feel that way.

Reply #270 posted 02/21/12 3:34am

shellyk84

Whitney rocking out to Madonna's superbowl show biggrin

5 days before her death

http://www.tmz.com/2012/0...0OAb_GDuAh

Reply #271 posted 02/21/12 9:26am

carlcranshaw

Not to sound like CSI: Arista but a lot of things don't add up.

Was Clive trying to replace Whitney with J-Hud? And was this whole Grammy Party a subtle way of having Whitney herself "pass the torch" and at the same time humiliate her?

Why exactly was there a scar on her wrist Thursday night coming out of the party?

According to the online tabloids Ray J wasn't returning her texts Friday.

Why after Whitney's passing was Brandy so gung ho to play her in a movie?

When Whitney had words with Stacey in the Club was she over reacting because the label was making her feel old and like she was past her prime?

According to the online tabloids she wanted to get a facelift (Which she did not need) but was rejected due to medical issues.

Pat Houston was really campaigning at Whitney's Service. I was about to look for her Linkedin page and join.

I understand she still has to work in the industry and she was trying to mix in business with her love for Whitney.

She could have at least made it sound smooth like when Mr. Gordy makes speeches. He'll have the right balance of love and business to at least sound humane. Pat was like "Here's my Business Card - Holla!"

Why did Clive have Whitney go out on tour a couple of years ago when her voice wasn't ready? I understand that labels HAVE to recoup. But if you send your Artists out when they are strong, you will earn back your investment and the audience will always be happy to go see the Artist anytime, so everyone will ALWAYS make money.

Then the details of how she was found keep changing.

And what made Clive mention the cheeseburger and fries? It's like they all came up with this cover up story.





[Edited 2/21/12 10:55am]

‎"The first time I saw the cover of Dirty Mind in the early 80s I thought, 'Is this some drag queen ripping on Freddie Prinze?'" - Some guy on The Gear Page
Reply #272 posted 02/21/12 10:57am

KCOOLMUZIQ

carlcranshaw said:

Not to sound like CSI: Arista but a lot of things don't add up.

Was Clive trying to replace Whitney with J-Hud? And was this whole Grammy Party a subtle way of having Whitney herself "pass the torch" and at the same time humiliate her?

Why exactly was there a scar on her wrist Thursday night coming out of the party?

According to the online tabloids Ray J wasn't returning her texts Friday.

Why after Whitney's passing was Brandy so gung ho to play her in a movie?

When Whitney had words with Stacey in the Club was she over reacting because the label was making her feel old and like she was past her prime?

According to the online tabloids she wanted to get a facelift (Which she did not need) but was rejected due to medical issues.

Pat Houston was really campaigning at Whitney's Service. I was about to about to look for her Linkedin page and join.

I understand she still has to work in the industry and she was trying to mix in business with her love for Whitney.

She could have at least made it sound smooth like when Mr. Gordy makes speeches. He'll have the right balance of love and business to at least sound humane. Pat was like "Here's my Business Card - Holla!"

Why did Clive have Whitney go out on tour a couple of years ago when her voice wasn't ready? I understand that labels HAVE to recoup. But if you send your Artists out when they are strong, you will earn your investment and audience will always be happy to go see the Artist anytime, so everyone will ALWAYS make money.

Then the details of how she was found keep changing.

And what made Clive mention the cheeseburger and fries? It's like they all came up with this cover up story.



[Edited 2/21/12 9:47am]

Jennifer is just Clive's new ho. He pimped Whitney out to no end. She made him so much money & now about to make him even more in her death. The music industry is just all about money. I like how Whitney calls her daughter mom in this video. They had a special relationship. i am really interested to know what was in that letter she gave Brandy. To have ur idol give a letter to U right before her death has to be haunting Brandy everyday..

This is the most intriging death. The way she died & the circumstances of it right at the Beverly Hills Hotel & right before Clive's party & day before The Grammy's. It couldn't have been more dreamed up better in a movie. whoever plays Whitney in a movie is going to have to be a good actress they have a lot of material to work with....

By the way I saw Stacey at my church this past Sunday...

[Edited 2/21/12 12:16pm]

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #273 posted 02/21/12 12:10pm

Identity

Mariah Remembers Whitney on GMA.

Reply #274 posted 02/21/12 1:01pm

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy

Passed by the Hotel where she died and on the corner are TONS of cards, flowers, candles and other things remembering Whitney. So touching to see.

2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
Reply #275 posted 02/21/12 2:37pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Bobby Brown, Jr, the 21 year old son of Bobby Brown, appeared alongside Brown and his step-mom Whitney Houston on the reality show “Being Bobby Brown.

BJ was also at his dad’s side in New Jersey as he attempted to attend Houston’s homegoing services Saturday morning (February 18, 2012).

[READ: Brown Booted From Houston... STATEMENT]

Brown’s son was so upset about the way his dad and siblings were treated upon their arrival to his ex-stepmother Whitney Houston’s funeral that he immediately hit the net to express his disappointment, stating:

BJ, shared even more pain online and stood up to all the people blaming his dad for Whitney’s demise. He also sent a heartfelt message to his half-sister Bobbi Kristina.

Here’s what Bobby Brown, Jr. wants you to know…

What do you think about BJ’s online rant?

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #276 posted 02/21/12 3:42pm

Identity

Compcov Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012

Report: Family Selling Rights to Funeral Footage

Feb 21, 2012

Footage of Whitney Houston's funeral may be sold to benefit her estate, and ultimately, her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, according to reports.

While media outlets were expected to pull the Associated Press video stream 24 hours after the event, TMZ cites a representative of the family who says video is now being licensed to select media.

The site quotes the source as saying the money involved would "help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina."

Link

Reply #277 posted 02/21/12 3:52pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Good idea!!!

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #278 posted 02/21/12 4:35pm

PlayboyOriginal

petes2 said:

PlayboyOriginal said:

Aretha can be the undisputed Queen of Soul but Whitney is THE VOICE!!!

Stay mad, you bitter fat cunt!!!

never was much for all the diva stuff, and no ones taking aretha's place, she is the Queen, I don't see any anger or bitterness in anything she has done, but people see what they like I guess. I thought her interview was fantastic, thoughtful, sincere. Sorry the rest of you don't feel that way.

Oh go choke on a _______!!!!!

Stevie Wonder = EARTH
Prince = WIND
Chaka Khan = FIRE
Sade = WATER
the ELEMENTS of MUSIC
Reply #279 posted 02/21/12 5:16pm

Timmy84

Master P on Whitney Houston: "Where were they when she was alive?"

We come from nothing. Nobody is perfect. But once you become a star, they never truly recognize you until you are dead. Whitney Houston had an amazing funeral. What a supporting cast of stars, politicians, community leaders, and business execs that attended and shared their love. But where were they when she was alive?

I’m asking the world some questions, and I just want you to think about what I’m saying. Maybe some of you asked the same questions.

If Whitney was alive and had a birthday on February 18, 2012 instead of a funeral, how many celebrities would have showed up?
Do you think Kevin Costner would have made time and said half of the nice things he said while Whitney was alive?
With all of the money Whitney made for Arista Records, if she asked for some financial assistance to help put Bobby Kristina through college, do you think they would have helped her?
With everything Whitney had been through and overcome, if she wanted to do a program to help girls, what TV stations would have aired it as quickly as they aired her funeral?
Now they call Whitney a Legend, the Greatest, the Voice. How many told her that while she was alive?
If Whitney were alive, how many of us would be waiting to see and support the upcoming movie, Sparkle?
If Whitney were alive, would the Grammy’s have paid the same attention to her?
Radio stations are playing Whitney’s music, her videos are in rotation, people are buying her albums, but who are the ones truly benefiting from it now?
Some say Clive Davis was her best friend. Just for the record, I’ve been in the music business for over 20 years. You are never friends with the people who are cutting your checks, because they’re always trying to figure out how to not pay you or pay you at the last minute.
We should give people flowers while they’re alive. They can’t do anything with them when they’re gone.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #280 posted 02/21/12 5:46pm

Timmy84

Nevermind, apparently some radio station decided it was funny to make fun of Ray J.

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"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #281 posted 02/21/12 5:51pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Master P

clapping

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #282 posted 02/21/12 5:51pm

Identity

Timmy84 said:

Master P on Whitney Houston: "Where were they when she was alive?"

Where was Master P when she was alive?

Reply #283 posted 02/21/12 5:53pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

Master P on Whitney Houston: "Where were they when she was alive?"

Where was Master P when she was alive?

I doubt Master P and Whitney were friends.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #284 posted 02/21/12 5:57pm

Identity

Did he need to be her confidant to say kind words about her in the press? No. Did he use the social media to ask fans to pray for her during her stints in rehabs? No.

Reply #285 posted 02/21/12 6:03pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Did he need to be her confidant to say kind words about her in the press? No. Did he use the social media to ask fans to pray for her during her stints in rehabs? No.

That doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. Think about it, all those folks who praised Whitney at the funeral, were they there for her in her time of need? I doubt it. You can say the Wayans probably. Dionne? No question. Of course Cissy. But anyone else? I mean I get it, it's a gesture to show appreciation at a funeral/memorial service but you'd think if they really were there for her, would she be dead now? Ray J was at the funeral too but he was somewhere else when Whitney allegedly died and he didn't return her phone calls. In fact what Master P is saying is only preaching to the choir because some of us are saying it too. Don't mean our lives are any better because we weren't in Whitney's limelight. But do you think it's more hypocritical if someone in the know is saying this over someone who isn't?

[Edited 2/21/12 18:07pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #286 posted 02/21/12 6:07pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Bobby Brown, Jr, the 21 year old son of Bobby Brown, appeared alongside Brown and his step-mom Whitney Houston on the reality show “Being Bobby Brown.

BJ was also at his dad’s side in New Jersey as he attempted to attend Houston’s homegoing services Saturday morning (February 18, 2012).

[READ: Brown Booted From Houston... STATEMENT]

Brown’s son was so upset about the way his dad and siblings were treated upon their arrival to his ex-stepmother Whitney Houston’s funeral that he immediately hit the net to express his disappointment, stating:

BJ, shared even more pain online and stood up to all the people blaming his dad for Whitney’s demise. He also sent a heartfelt message to his half-sister Bobbi Kristina.

Here’s what Bobby Brown, Jr. wants you to know…

What do you think about BJ’s online rant?

Though I can't understand why he's cussing (I get it we're all human, we cuss here but seriously?) I feel his frustration. Whitney was his stepmom for 15 years and she obviously loved her stepkids. I think it was the security (and probably Bobbi's lawyers) that gave them a hard time and they left because of it.

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"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #287 posted 02/21/12 6:15pm

Identity

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

Did he need to be her confidant to say kind words about her in the press? No. Did he use the social media to ask fans to pray for her during her stints in rehabs? No.

That doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. Think about it, all those folks who praised Whitney at the funeral, were they there for her in her time of need? I doubt it. You can say the Wayans probably. Dionne? No question. Of course Cissy. But anyone else? I mean I get it, it's a gesture to show appreciation at a funeral/memorial service but you'd think if they really were there for her, would she be dead now? Ray J was at the funeral too but he was somewhere else when Whitney allegedly died and he didn't return her phone calls. In fact what Master P is saying is only preaching to the choir because some of us are saying it too. Don't mean our lives are any better because we weren't in Whitney's limelight. But do you think it's more hypocritical if someone in the know is saying this over someone who isn't?


You can't absolve Whitney of the consequences or the responsibilities. She was a hot, reckless mess till the end, seemingly on a collision course with death for over a decade. Chaka Khan and others have stated that Whitney routinely opposed sound advice because she was a "grown ass woman." Famous last words, I would think.


[Edited 2/21/12 18:17pm]

Reply #288 posted 02/21/12 6:18pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

That doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. Think about it, all those folks who praised Whitney at the funeral, were they there for her in her time of need? I doubt it. You can say the Wayans probably. Dionne? No question. Of course Cissy. But anyone else? I mean I get it, it's a gesture to show appreciation at a funeral/memorial service but you'd think if they really were there for her, would she be dead now? Ray J was at the funeral too but he was somewhere else when Whitney allegedly died and he didn't return her phone calls. In fact what Master P is saying is only preaching to the choir because some of us are saying it too. Don't mean our lives are any better because we weren't in Whitney's limelight. But do you think it's more hypocritical if someone in the know is saying this over someone who isn't?


You can't absolve Whitney of the consequences or the responsibilities. She was hot, reckless mess and had been on a collision course with death for over a decade. Chaka Khan and other have stated that Whitney routinely opposed sound advice because she was a "grown ass woman." Famous last words.

Of course not. But it doesn't hurt having someone in your corner. The DeBarges are grown ass folks too and they've been getting high for more than 40 years but if you look at them, it wouldn't be because they were just "grown". Some serious issues may have fucked with Whitney too that caused her to numb her pain with drugs, we can't just think that it's her fault she didn't get well and from the looks of it, she did try to get well on her own. Temptation is strong. Even if she didn't die of drugs, it didn't help that her people was not in the room while their client just up and died in the bathroom.

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"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #289 posted 02/21/12 6:31pm

119

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

Did he need to be her confidant to say kind words about her in the press? No. Did he use the social media to ask fans to pray for her during her stints in rehabs? No.

That doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. Think about it, all those folks who praised Whitney at the funeral, were they there for her in her time of need? I doubt it. You can say the Wayans probably. Dionne? No question. Of course Cissy. But anyone else? I mean I get it, it's a gesture to show appreciation at a funeral/memorial service but you'd think if they really were there for her, would she be dead now?

[Edited 2/21/12 18:07pm]

I find these types of comments presumptious and absurd. No one here was in her life, so we have no idea what her relationships entailed or how much support/love/kindness she received.

Why presume she lacked all things positive from her circle? Because she was an addict? Because she died? Many people who are loved and cared for fall into addiction and yes, they even die.

I don't know why folks seem to want to get on a soap box to spout that this woman wasn't supported when they have not one ounce of knowledge regarding her life.

Reply #290 posted 02/21/12 6:33pm

Timmy84

119 said:

Timmy84 said:

That doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. Think about it, all those folks who praised Whitney at the funeral, were they there for her in her time of need? I doubt it. You can say the Wayans probably. Dionne? No question. Of course Cissy. But anyone else? I mean I get it, it's a gesture to show appreciation at a funeral/memorial service but you'd think if they really were there for her, would she be dead now?

[Edited 2/21/12 18:07pm]

I find these types of comments presumptious and absurd. No one here was in her life, so we have no idea what her relationships entailed or how much support/love/kindness she received.

Why presume she lacked all things positive from her circle? Because she was an addict? Because she died? Many people who are loved and cared for fall into addiction and yes, they even die.

I don't know why folks seem to want to get on a soap box to spout that this woman wasn't supported when they have not one ounce of knowledge regarding her life.

If you take them as absurd? Oh well. Can't change that. shrug

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #291 posted 02/21/12 6:36pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Identity said:

Did he need to be her confidant to say kind words about her in the press? No. Did he use the social media to ask fans to pray for her during her stints in rehabs? No.

biggrin

Even though I agree totally what he said. He should have added himself to the equation...

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #292 posted 02/21/12 6:38pm

Terrib3Towel

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

By the way I saw Stacey at my church this past Sunday...

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Shoulda slapped her ass. I know I would have.

Reply #293 posted 02/21/12 7:13pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Terrib3Towel said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

By the way I saw Stacey at my church this past Sunday...

[Edited 2/21/12 12:16pm]

Shoulda slapped her ass. I know I would have.

biggrin

She was looking to tasty to be slapped..... giggle

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #294 posted 02/21/12 7:14pm

Timmy84

Whitney in 1979 (I'm thinking that picture I posted of her, her mom, her dad and her brothers was also from '79 too but I'm not sure)

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #295 posted 02/21/12 9:50pm

Cinnamon234

Whitney is SANGING this! My goodness. I've always been in awe of her voice, but this is one of her finest live performances i've ever heard. Incredible.

Flawless

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"I Feel Like I've Been On This Earth...Many Times Before"-RIP Teena Marie pray
Reply #296 posted 02/21/12 9:53pm

Timmy84

Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) to Wendy: "You crucified Whitney!"

Janet Hubert

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?

The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women whocan’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)

You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.


I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert


Janet Hubert to Wendy Wil... | EURweb

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #297 posted 02/21/12 9:55pm

Timmy84

[Edited 2/21/12 22:12pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #298 posted 02/21/12 10:44pm

Cinnamon234

edit

[Edited 2/21/12 22:44pm]

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"I Feel Like I've Been On This Earth...Many Times Before"-RIP Teena Marie pray
Reply #299 posted 02/22/12 12:12am

Terrib3Towel

Janet Hubert may be a bitter, pressed bitch, but she is so right. When I saw Wendy's fake ass tears talking about Whitney I laughed my ass off. She never even MET Whitney and she claims they had some divine connection? Wendy had an very long radio career and she would dog Whitney out, but Whitney came on her show and shut that shit down real quick LOL. Then Wendy gets a TV show and continues to talk shit about Whitney. I know of 4 different occasions before Whitney's death (there might even be more) Wendy spoke bad about her. I have no idea what her obsession is with Whitney, it's actually kinda sad. And mark my words, when Whitney's toxicology reports come back her ass will be all over it even though she said she wouldn't mention Whitney again. Wendy loves to talk about her past drugs issues, but you what? Whitney always had money to support her habit, Wendy's big tranny ass had to suck dick for crack because she was broke. Nasty ass trick.

Reply #300 posted 02/22/12 12:32am

KCOOLMUZIQ

Terrib3Towel said:

Janet Hubert may be a bitter, pressed bitch, but she is so right. When I saw Wendy's fake ass tears talking about Whitney I laughed my ass off. She never even MET Whitney and she claims they had some divine connection? Wendy had an very long radio career and she would dog Whitney out, but Whitney came on her show and shut that shit down real quick LOL. Then Wendy gets a TV show and continues to talk shit about Whitney. I know of 4 different occasions before Whitney's death (there might even be more) Wendy spoke bad about her. I have no idea what her obsession is with Whitney, it's actually kinda sad. And mark my words, when Whitney's toxicology reports come back her ass will be all over it even though she said she wouldn't mention Whitney again. Wendy loves to talk about her past drugs issues, but you what? Whitney always had money to support her habit, Wendy's big tranny ass had to suck dick for crack because she was broke. Nasty ass trick.

falloff

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"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #301 posted 02/22/12 2:01am

SoulAlive

Identity said:

Where was Master P when she was alive?

I agree nod In the past few days,I've seen a few celebrities getting on their soapbox,saying the same stuff that Master P. said.But where were these celebrities when Whitney was alive? They actually had access to her,we didn't.They could have helped her,we couldn't.Before now,I've never heard Master P. say anything about Whitney,or acknowledge her in any way.

Reply #302 posted 02/22/12 2:03am

SoulAlive

shellyk84 said:

Whitney rocking out to Madonna's superbowl show biggrin

5 days before her death

http://www.tmz.com/2012/0...0OAb_GDuAh

confused just a few days later,she was dead.It's still hard to believe.

Reply #303 posted 02/22/12 7:15am

1sotrue

Terrib3Towel said:

Janet Hubert may be a bitter, pressed bitch, but she is so right. When I saw Wendy's fake ass tears talking about Whitney I laughed my ass off. She never even MET Whitney and she claims they had some divine connection? Wendy had an very long radio career and she would dog Whitney out, but Whitney came on her show and shut that shit down real quick LOL. Then Wendy gets a TV show and continues to talk shit about Whitney. I know of 4 different occasions before Whitney's death (there might even be more) Wendy spoke bad about her. I have no idea what her obsession is with Whitney, it's actually kinda sad. And mark my words, when Whitney's toxicology reports come back her ass will be all over it even though she said she wouldn't mention Whitney again. Wendy loves to talk about her past drugs issues, but you what? Whitney always had money to support her habit, Wendy's big tranny ass had to suck dick for crack because she was broke. Nasty ass trick.

Yes Wendy had a history of 'dogging Whitney out' over the years. That's why I specifically tuned into Wendy's show last Monday when Whitney's death was announced. I think those were tears of grief as well as guilt. She was no different than any radio/tv personality who criticized Whitney over the years. Wendy was fooling herself if she ever thought her and Whitney could be friends. Just because they both hail from Jersey a couple of years apart and were on drugs at one time doesnt mean Whitney wanted to be her friend. I'll never forget that infamous radio interview in 2003 when Whitney put Wendy in her place. I agree with Janet Hubert to some extent but I dont believe Wendy when she said she wasnt goint to talk about Whitney again. Yeah right. As soon as the the toxicology report is released she'll have something to say.

Temptation is a part of life doesnt matter if its wrong or right..makes you do what you love...
Reply #304 posted 02/22/12 8:54am

NaughtyKitty

SoulAlive said:

Identity said:

Where was Master P when she was alive?

I agree nod In the past few days,I've seen a few celebrities getting on their soapbox,saying the same stuff that Master P. said.But where were these celebrities when Whitney was alive? They actually had access to her,we didn't.They could have helped her,we couldn't.Before now,I've never heard Master P. say anything about Whitney,or acknowledge her in any way.

I agree with you both.

Reply #305 posted 02/22/12 1:41pm

Identity

Bobby Brown Bobby Brown performs at NJPAC ? Prudential Hall on February 19, 2012 in Newark, United States.

Bobby Brown Shopping Whitney Houston Tell-all Book? confused

Feb 22, 2012

Too soon? Looks like Bobby Brown’s concert tribute wasn’t his final word about ex-wife Whitney Houston.

The R&B singer is reportedly working on publishing a tell-all book about his life with the late pop diva that he initially shopped back in 2008. A rep for Brown told EW, “We do not comment on gossip and rumor.”

But it won’t be easy to get the book to a store near you. Brown isn’t exactly on good terms with the Houston family after making it his prerogative to duck out of the funeral early. On top of that, he signed a confidentiality agreement as part of the couple’s divorce, reports say. The two were hitched for 14 years before their split in 2007.

If all goes well, this won’t be the first time Brown invited fans into his home to get a behind the scenes look at his life. Being Bobby Brown, a Bravo reality show that Brown starred in and co-produced, aired for one season in 2004 and showed glimpses of his family life with Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina. Along the way, it collected a surprising number of viewers in its short 10-episode run and even coined a catchphrase or two (“Hell to the no,” anybody?). In fact, the back-to-back premiere episodes averaged more than 1.1 million total viewers and became the highest rated Thursday program premiere in the 25-year history of the network.

http://shelf-life.ew.com/...y-houston/

[Edited 2/22/12 13:42pm]

Reply #306 posted 02/22/12 1:45pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Bobby Brown Bobby Brown performs at NJPAC ? Prudential Hall on February 19, 2012 in Newark, United States.

Bobby Brown Shopping Whitney Houston Tell-all Book? confused

Feb 22, 2012

Too soon? Looks like Bobby Brown’s concert tribute wasn’t his final word about ex-wife Whitney Houston.

The R&B singer is reportedly working on publishing a tell-all book about his life with the late pop diva that he initially shopped back in 2008. A rep for Brown told EW, “We do not comment on gossip and rumor.”

But it won’t be easy to get the book to a store near you. Brown isn’t exactly on good terms with the Houston family after making it his prerogative to duck out of the funeral early. On top of that, he signed a confidentiality agreement as part of the couple’s divorce, reports say. The two were hitched for 14 years before their split in 2007.

If all goes well, this won’t be the first time Brown invited fans into his home to get a behind the scenes look at his life. Being Bobby Brown, a Bravo reality show that Brown starred in and co-produced, aired for one season in 2004 and showed glimpses of his family life with Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina. Along the way, it collected a surprising number of viewers in its short 10-episode run and even coined a catchphrase or two (“Hell to the no,” anybody?). In fact, the back-to-back premiere episodes averaged more than 1.1 million total viewers and became the highest rated Thursday program premiere in the 25-year history of the network.

http://shelf-life.ew.com/...y-houston/

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Bobby apparently was writing his autobiography in 2007. There were previews of it but I guess there was a confidentiality agreement between Bobby and his co-author that was violated because his co-author leaked the info about how Bobby believed Whitney was bi and how she introduced him to (powder) cocaine.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #307 posted 02/22/12 1:59pm

Identity

Estelle sings cover of "I'm Your Baby Tonight" on Feb 20 in Atlanta.

Reply #308 posted 02/22/12 1:59pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

I read that story a few days ago. I feel he shouldn't sell Whitney out like that. I read excerpts from his other book that was stopped and it was very damaging against her. U not suppose to kiss & tell. Especially If U a male....But Bobby does have some interesting stories about himself to tell. Leave Whitney out of it...

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"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #309 posted 02/22/12 2:00pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

I read that story a few days ago. I feel he shouldn't sell Whitney out like that. I read excerpts from his other book that was stopped and it was very damaging against her. U not suppose to kiss & tell. Especially If U a male....But Bobby does have some interseting stories about himself to tell. Leave Whitney out of it...

Exactly.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #310 posted 02/22/12 2:04pm

Identity

Bobby can't write a memoir and omit any mention of his deceased wife.

Whitney was an integral part of his life; their fates were interwoven.

[Edited 2/22/12 14:07pm]

Reply #311 posted 02/22/12 2:06pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Bobby can't write a memoir and omit any mention of his deceased wife.

Whitney was an integral part of my life; their fates were interwoven.

From what I can tell, the info about Whitney was leaked in 2007... Bobby might've decided not to release it due to people leaking it or maybe he had not agreed to talk about it and thought it wouldn't be public. I don't trust the story yet. We'll see though.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #312 posted 02/22/12 2:11pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Bobby would make millions off of a tell all book about her. I know that other book that was written about Whitney's private life in the 90's that is out of print. Is going for hundreds on another site.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #313 posted 02/22/12 2:23pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Bobby would make millions off of a tell all book about her. I know that other book that was written about Whitney's private life in the 90's that is out of print. Is going for hundreds on another site.

Kevin Ammons' book, "Good Girl, Bad Girl" or something like that... he basically said Whitney had been doing cocaine since her modeling days and that she got into a lot of physical fights. I read one story on the Panache Report where it was said that she, her brother Gary and a few of her bodyguards got into it with bigots and Whitney held her own with them. Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #314 posted 02/22/12 2:34pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Bobby would make millions off of a tell all book about her. I know that other book that was written about Whitney's private life in the 90's that is out of print. Is going for hundreds on another site.

Kevin Ammons' book, "Good Girl, Bad Girl" or something like that... he basically said Whitney had been doing cocaine since her modeling days and that she got into a lot of physical fights. I read one story on the Panache Report where it was said that she, her brother Gary and a few of her bodyguards got into it with bigots and Whitney held her own with them. Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

nod

Yea! I read that excerpt from the book....

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Reply #315 posted 02/22/12 2:41pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

Bobby can't write a memoir and omit any mention of his deceased wife.

Whitney was an integral part of my life; their fates were interwoven.

From what I can tell, the info about Whitney was leaked in 2007... Bobby might've decided not to release it due to people leaking it or maybe he had not agreed to talk about it and thought it wouldn't be public. I don't trust the story yet. We'll see though.

He was probably was gonna get sued he was talking greasy about folks.

Reply #316 posted 02/22/12 2:46pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

From what I can tell, the info about Whitney was leaked in 2007... Bobby might've decided not to release it due to people leaking it or maybe he had not agreed to talk about it and thought it wouldn't be public. I don't trust the story yet. We'll see though.

He was probably was gonna get sued he was talking greasy about folks.

Right.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #317 posted 02/22/12 2:46pm

HotGritz

disbelief People just want to make money off of Whitney's corpse. Scandalizing her name....while her poor child is alive to read all that mess. Bunch of exaggerrated nonsense I bet. Po Nippy.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #318 posted 02/22/12 2:47pm

Identity

Timmy84 said:

Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

Yeah right!

The authorities were called to her residence in 2003 when Bobby threatened to "beat her ass". Later, she appeared in court with visible facial bruises allegedly inflicted by her thuggish then-husband. confused

Reply #319 posted 02/22/12 2:48pm

BitetheBeat

HotGritz said:

disbelief People just want to make money off of Whitney's corpse. Scandalizing her name....while her poor child is alive to read all that mess. Bunch of exaggerrated nonsense I bet. Po Nippy.

Yeah. I really hope she connects with/reaches out to Rain Pryor.

Reply #320 posted 02/22/12 2:51pm

BitetheBeat

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

Yeah right!

The authorities were called to her residence in 2003 when Bobby threatened to "beat her ass". Later, she appeared in court with visible facial bruises allegedly inflicted by her thuggish then-husband. confused

I vividly remember 'Whitney ain't no punk. Whitney would box Mike Tyson'. IF provoked of course. Anyhow, no she wasn't running scared all her life but there is no fair match between a man and a woman.

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Reply #321 posted 02/22/12 2:54pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

Yeah right!

The authorities were called to her residence in 2003 when Bobby threatened to "beat her ass". Later, she appeared in court with visible facial bruises allegedly inflicted by her thuggish then-husband. confused

Uh ID, I don't know if you saw Whitney's entire Harpo interview but she basically said she hit Bobby over the head with her phone and there was blood everywhere and Bobbi saw that and Whitney had to tell her that she had warned him not to slap her or hit her because that's what she did. Bobby wasn't right to her but don't act like Whitney was just a hapless victim because Whitney chose her bed and she lied in it until she couldn't lie in it. If Whitney wasn't scared of drugs, what makes you think "Bad Ass Bobby Brown" would scare her? Please. This isn't Tina Turner we're talking about.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #322 posted 02/22/12 2:55pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

disbelief People just want to make money off of Whitney's corpse. Scandalizing her name....while her poor child is alive to read all that mess. Bunch of exaggerrated nonsense I bet. Po Nippy.

Like I said I wouldn't put it past any member of Whitney's family to do that...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #323 posted 02/22/12 2:58pm

Timmy84

So Aretha finally speaks up?

Aretha Franklin’s Statement Regarding Irresponsible and Inaccurate Reporting

Extra TV, the New York Post and Newsday (New York) should stop the BS. Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years. I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral. Extra TV, the New York Post and Newsday (New York) are more interested in sensationalism and negative speculations than the truth. People are getting their information from the wrong source. The intelligent and the thoughtful thing to do would be to respect and have some sensitivity to the moment. If you don’t know how, at least try. Cissy does not need ridiculous speculation and neither do I—particularly at this time. Also, with respect to the Today Show, my entire statement was pretaped. However, the Today Show did not air the part of my statement, which said, “This is no reflection on Cissy or Nippy’s upbringing.” Knowing Cissy as well as I do, I know Whitney left home right and properly. I was generalizing and it was a well intended statement for any young adult coming into the music industry. I was not speaking of anyone specifically.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #324 posted 02/22/12 3:01pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

Yeah right!

The authorities were called to her residence in 2003 when Bobby threatened to "beat her ass". Later, she appeared in court with visible facial bruises allegedly inflicted by her thuggish then-husband. confused

Uh ID, I don't know if you saw Whitney's entire Harpo interview but she basically said she hit Bobby over the head with her phone and there was blood everywhere and Bobbi saw that and Whitney had to tell her that she had warned him not to slap her or hit her because that's what she did. Bobby wasn't right to her but don't act like Whitney was just a hapless victim because Whitney chose her bed and she lied in it until she couldn't lie in it. If Whitney wasn't scared of drugs, what makes you think "Bad Ass Bobby Brown" would scare her? Please. This isn't Tina Turner we're talking about.

Yeah she retaliated. I hear ya but I'm sure Bobby didn't start off like that,thats how they get you. That ish aint no joke so I'm not gonna brush it off b/c she was famous and had the upperhand financially. He picked the best time to use her money on other women,verbally and physically abuse her.

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Reply #325 posted 02/22/12 3:06pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

Uh ID, I don't know if you saw Whitney's entire Harpo interview but she basically said she hit Bobby over the head with her phone and there was blood everywhere and Bobbi saw that and Whitney had to tell her that she had warned him not to slap her or hit her because that's what she did. Bobby wasn't right to her but don't act like Whitney was just a hapless victim because Whitney chose her bed and she lied in it until she couldn't lie in it. If Whitney wasn't scared of drugs, what makes you think "Bad Ass Bobby Brown" would scare her? Please. This isn't Tina Turner we're talking about.

Yeah she retaliated. I hear ya but I'm sure Bobby didn't start off like that,thats how they get you. That ish aint no joke so I'm not gonna brush it off b/c she was famous and had the upperhand financially. He picked the best time to use her money on other women,verbally and physically abuse her.

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Yeah Bobby was openly cheating on her (Whitney knew and she still stayed), verbally abusing her, and slapping her like it was nothing. It's possible Whitney and Bobby stayed for the child and the drugs after a while. This was a woman who lived around abuse. Allegedly her brother Michael was a no good drug addicted abusive pedophile. There's rumors her father treated her like shit because she dressed in jeans and t-shirts and had her hair real short. There's even more rumors that Cissy and John Houston had an abusive marriage and that they separated due to it other than Cissy staying away from her children to work while John worked odd jobs so the family could have a roof over their heads. She didn't have it any better when she was becoming a star and with Bobby it only got worse. But at the end, Whitney decided what Whitney wanted. Which is even sadder because you wonder how can she stoop that low but if you were around bullshit your whole life, you're familiar to it.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #326 posted 02/22/12 3:12pm

BitetheBeat

They treat you decent in the beginning, you get sucked in & boom. Now you got a kid and married to some clown. Bobby didn't want to leave(and why would he, he was living the life). Whitney didn't want to admit she made a mistake in choosing him...she admitted she was trying to prove they could make it. So you keep up appearances and she did! She did love him regardless they say thats powerful and blinding.

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Reply #327 posted 02/22/12 3:13pm

Identity

BitetheBeat said:

Yeah she retaliated. I hear ya but I'm sure Bobby didn't start off like that,thats how they get you. That ish aint no joke so I'm not gonna brush it off b/c she was famous and had the upperhand financially. He picked the best time to use her money on other women,verbally and physically abuse her.


Her life is a cautionary tale for women who elect to stay in abusive relationships. I remember my initial shock when I heard they were an item. Of all the guys she could've dated and married...

Reply #328 posted 02/22/12 3:16pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

They treat you decent in the beginning, you get sucked in & boom. Now you got a kid and married to some clown. Bobby didn't want to leave(and why would he, he was living the life). Whitney didn't want to admit she made a mistake in choosing him...she admitted she was trying to prove they could make it. She did love him regardless they say thats powerful and blinding.

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Love is blind. It sure blinded Whitney for 15 years. I remember after that incident ID talked about in 2003 how the very next week or so she was with Bobby and they were acting like things were lovely.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #329 posted 02/22/12 3:16pm

HotGritz

Timmy84 said:

HotGritz said:

disbelief People just want to make money off of Whitney's corpse. Scandalizing her name....while her poor child is alive to read all that mess. Bunch of exaggerrated nonsense I bet. Po Nippy.

Like I said I wouldn't put it past any member of Whitney's family to do that...

nod That's why they're holding tight to Bobbi. She has money coming too. I just know Whitney took measures to secure her daughter's future in the event of her demise. She suffered from drugs but she wasn't an idiot and she loved her daughter.

At this point, it just seems nobody on either side can really be trusted except for Cissy but then she is elderly so how do we know she too isn't being manipulated. The whole thing just sucks.

I still believe Nippy was clean at the time of her death but that the damage to her body from previous drug use had already been done. Timing is a muthafucca!

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #330 posted 02/22/12 3:17pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

rolleyes

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #331 posted 02/22/12 3:18pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

BitetheBeat said:

Yeah she retaliated. I hear ya but I'm sure Bobby didn't start off like that,thats how they get you. That ish aint no joke so I'm not gonna brush it off b/c she was famous and had the upperhand financially. He picked the best time to use her money on other women,verbally and physically abuse her.


Her life is a cautionary tale for women who elect to stay in abusive relationships. I remember my initial shock when I heard they were an item. Of all the guys she could've dated and married...

There's a saying that says that women who have been around abuse their whole lives will pick someone who was similar. Whitney possibly had daddy issues. I know she said she and John were close but something about John Houston doesn't ring true to me.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #332 posted 02/22/12 3:19pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

BitetheBeat said:

They treat you decent in the beginning, you get sucked in & boom. Now you got a kid and married to some clown. Bobby didn't want to leave(and why would he, he was living the life). Whitney didn't want to admit she made a mistake in choosing him...she admitted she was trying to prove they could make it. She did love him regardless they say thats powerful and blinding.

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Love is blind. It sure blinded Whitney for 15 years. I remember after that incident ID talked about in 2003 how the very next week or so she was with Bobby and they were acting like things were lovely.

Keeping up appearances. Typical. Problem was Krissy was getting older and Whitney knew it couldn't go on. She wanted it to work, IDK why but I admire her dedication even though he didn't deserve it.

Reply #333 posted 02/22/12 3:20pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

Love is blind. It sure blinded Whitney for 15 years. I remember after that incident ID talked about in 2003 how the very next week or so she was with Bobby and they were acting like things were lovely.

Keeping up appearances. Typical. Problem was Krissy was getting older and Whitney knew it couldn't go on. She wanted it to work, IDK why but I admire her dedication even though he didn't deserve it.

To be honest, both of them shouldn't have been together. Not because they weren't a match but because they were too toxic for each other. Both of their families had addiction problems.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #334 posted 02/22/12 3:24pm

BitetheBeat

IDK about their fam's histories BUT those two should've been married to other people. Bobby needed a shadow and Whitney needed a stand up successful guy.

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Reply #335 posted 02/22/12 3:30pm

HotGritz

BitetheBeat said:

IDK about their fam's histories BUT those two should've been married to other people. Bobby needed a shadow and Whitney needed a stand up successful guy.

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Roger that! Not that Bobby wasn't successful but he just wasn't what Nippy needed or what would have benefited her and been good for her as a woman. He just aint the kind of dude you marry.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #336 posted 02/22/12 3:35pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

BitetheBeat said:

IDK about their fam's histories BUT those two should've been married to other people. Bobby needed a shadow and Whitney needed a stand up successful guy.

[Edited 2/22/12 15:25pm]

Roger that! Not that Bobby wasn't successful but he just wasn't what Nippy needed or what would have benefited her and been good for her as a woman. He just aint the kind of dude you marry.

Yeah I don't know why Whitney thought Bobby was marriage material. She has as much to blame. She claimed she wanted a man that was aggressive like that.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #337 posted 02/22/12 3:40pm

BitetheBeat

HotGritz said:

BitetheBeat said:

IDK about their fam's histories BUT those two should've been married to other people. Bobby needed a shadow and Whitney needed a stand up successful guy.

[Edited 2/22/12 15:25pm]

Roger that! Not that Bobby wasn't successful but he just wasn't what Nippy needed or what would have benefited her and been good for her as a woman. He just aint the kind of dude you marry.

Somebody to reel her in if needed and be a provider and protector. Strong,dignified & assertive in those fields. They take care of business,build you up not wild out. Even with her success, she still needed/wanted that...most women do. You listen to and do better by someone you respect. Like a Stedman Graham type. IF not a better equal than atleast someone to play his position. Bobby didn't need to be with someone who is so large. I used to sympathize b/c I hear its hard for guys to not even be close to the front-runner. But he didn't play his position so I stopped going poor Bobby.

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Reply #338 posted 02/22/12 3:45pm

Timmy84

Whitney was better off by herself. Being as famous as she was, I doubt no one would've really been there especially if she was broke. Money can make you do anything.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #339 posted 02/22/12 3:46pm

BitetheBeat

IDK, she could've had her pick famous or not.

Reply #340 posted 02/22/12 3:47pm

Identity

Cissy's Letter To Whitney: "The Holy Spirit Told Me You Wouldn't Be With Us Long"

Feb 22, 2012

On Saturday, the homegoing service for Whitney Houston took place in Newark, N.J. Tributes and parting words were shared in the live-TV broadcast ceremony that lasted over two hours.

And in addition to catching a glimpse of the private Whitney (via words from close friends and family), the public also gets a glimpse of the fallen star from a letter that her mother, Cissy, penned w/in her obituary.

In the touching letter to her daughter, Cissy explains that she knew that Whitney would not be “with us long” and that on the day that Whitney had passed, she believed that she (Cissy) had received signs.

Read the letter below:

http://thejasminebrand.co...h-me-long/



Reply #341 posted 02/22/12 3:49pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

IDK, she could've had her pick famous or not.

Yeah I know. Randall wanted some, Jermaine wanted some, Eddie wanted some, DeNiro wanted some... I don't know, it's weird what happens when you're a celebrity. I don't know if life would've been easier with them around. That's just me.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #342 posted 02/22/12 3:49pm

BitetheBeat

Thanks for sharing.

Reply #343 posted 02/22/12 3:52pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Cissy's Letter To Whitney: "The Holy Spirit Told Me You Wouldn't Be With Us Long"

Feb 22, 2012

On Saturday, the homegoing service for Whitney Houston took place in Newark, N.J. Tributes and parting words were shared in the live-TV broadcast ceremony that lasted over two hours.

And in addition to catching a glimpse of the private Whitney (via words from close friends and family), the public also gets a glimpse of the fallen star from a letter that her mother, Cissy, penned w/in her obituary.

In the touching letter to her daughter, Cissy explains that she knew that Whitney would not be “with us long” and that on the day that Whitney had passed, she believed that she (Cissy) had received signs.

Read the letter below:

http://thejasminebrand.co...h-me-long/



I kept reading about that spirits will let you know if someone was going to go "Home", not usually by knocks on the door but they would see signs. I think I had seen spirits as a child whenever I "felt" something. My mother told me once that I came to her and dad and asked "did someone in my family die?" And they were like "no we didn't". I went back outside and then a few minutes later, the phone rang saying my paternal grandmother had died. I still don't know how that occurred but maybe that's what Cissy was feeling. It's interesting to note that Cissy was depressed two months BEFORE Whitney's death. confused

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #344 posted 02/22/12 3:52pm

Identity

"One of Those Days" from the Just Whitney album.

[Edited 2/22/12 15:57pm]

Reply #345 posted 02/22/12 3:54pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

BitetheBeat said:

IDK, she could've had her pick famous or not.

Yeah I know. Randall wanted some, Jermaine wanted some, Eddie wanted some, DeNiro wanted some... I don't know, it's weird what happens when you're a celebrity. I don't know if life would've been easier with them around. That's just me.

She knew how to play her position and appeared very loyal, thats rare. Not saying her life would be perfect,we all got probs but better off...I'd put money on that! omfg Back to DeNiro,never knew...spill!

Reply #346 posted 02/22/12 3:55pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

Yeah I know. Randall wanted some, Jermaine wanted some, Eddie wanted some, DeNiro wanted some... I don't know, it's weird what happens when you're a celebrity. I don't know if life would've been easier with them around. That's just me.

She knew how to play her position and appeared very loyal, thats rare. Not saying her life would be perfect,we all got probs but better off...I'd put money on that! omfg Back to DeNiro,never knew...spill!

Whitney was a one-man woman... no question about it. But yeah Robert was allegedly chasing her.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #347 posted 02/22/12 3:59pm

BitetheBeat

Say what?! Do you know when this might've happened. I thought I've heard most of his women and those he wanted but never Whit's name.

Reply #348 posted 02/22/12 4:02pm

BitetheBeat

Had my TV on the news and what do they show mad . Luckily it was blurred when I looked to change the channel.

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Reply #349 posted 02/22/12 4:03pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Say what?! Do you know when this might've happened. I thought I've heard most of his women and those he wanted but never Whit's name.

It was in the rumor mill briefly around the time Whitney put out I'm Your Baby Tonight. Apparently Whitney and Robert were supposed to be in a movie together (which turned out to be The Bodyguard) but Robert backed out and Kevin took his place. I think some rumor mills were saying Robert thought Whitney was one of the most gorgeous women he had ever seen and we know he only prefers black women. lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #350 posted 02/22/12 4:09pm

Timmy84

Lewis Black Criticizes Media Coverage Of Whitney Houston’s Death

Last night, comedian Lewis Black stopped by “The Daily Show”, and slammed the media for the way they handled Whitney Houston‘s death. He called out CNN‘s (and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant) Nancy Grace for her wild speculations, and Fox News‘ Eric Boiling for criticizing and comparing California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters to Houston. To Black, everyone covering the singer’s death were a bunch of “a**holes”.

It seemed like Black yearned for a time when covering the death of famous person was treated with some respect. He said:

“Can we cool it with the wordplay? When Cronkite announced the death of JFK, it wan’t with a clever ‘Ask not, who got shot in Dallas today!”

He also presented a montage of various news anchors making unnecessary and awkward references to Houston’s work, criticizing their ability to use up every part of the tragedy for their segments.

One of the other things that outraged Black was Nancy Grace’s wild speculation that suggested Houston had been thrown in the pool, even though there was hard evidence that she died from years of drug addiction.

Black also mentioned Eric Boiling who took advantage of Houston’s death to send a message to congresswoman Maxine Waters by saying, “step away from the crack pipe”. Black said:

“Well, there you have it! A beloved pop icon’s death used to criticize the Democrats’ choice for the banking committee!”

Black does make a good point. Whenever an icon dies, the media squeeze out every bit of the tragedy and leave us exhausted. It’s 2012, and the media still isn’t done covering Michael Jackson‘s death.

Do you agree with Black?

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #351 posted 02/22/12 4:10pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

BitetheBeat said:

Say what?! Do you know when this might've happened. I thought I've heard most of his women and those he wanted but never Whit's name.

It was in the rumor mill briefly around the time Whitney put out I'm Your Baby Tonight. Apparently Whitney and Robert were supposed to be in a movie together (which turned out to be The Bodyguard) but Robert backed out and Kevin took his place. I think some rumor mills were saying Robert thought Whitney was one of the most gorgeous women he had ever seen and we know he only prefers black women. lol

Hmmm! Trying to think if he was single then. I'm not against it or saying she couldn't have gotten him...if someone like Elton went on about her in the looks dept...than DeNiro couldn't have been any different...I just never heard it till now. LoL at the last sentence, had me thinking of Paul Mooney's joke.

Reply #352 posted 02/22/12 4:13pm

Identity

Mhmm, she looked mighty sexy in these pics.


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Reply #353 posted 02/22/12 4:16pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Mhmm, she looked mighty sexy in these pics.


[Edited 2/22/12 16:15pm]

Someone said she was one of the most desirable women on the planet.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #354 posted 02/22/12 4:26pm

Identity

Whitney Houston, Rolling Stone issue no. 658, June 1993.

Reply #355 posted 02/22/12 4:30pm

BitetheBeat

I remember Harpers Bazaar chose her as one of America's 10 Most Beautiful Woman back in like 1989 wish I kept the images.

Reply #356 posted 02/22/12 4:31pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Identity said:

Mhmm, she looked mighty sexy in these pics.


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razz

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #357 posted 02/22/12 4:31pm

November

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

Love is blind. It sure blinded Whitney for 15 years. I remember after that incident ID talked about in 2003 how the very next week or so she was with Bobby and they were acting like things were lovely.

Keeping up appearances. Typical. Problem was Krissy was getting older and Whitney knew it couldn't go on. She wanted it to work, IDK why but I admire her dedication even though he didn't deserve it.

I also read that her dedication was part of the reason that she and Bobby moved to Atlanta. Here she is with a man her family dosen't really like, and moving away from her support system in NJ must have been hard on her mother. During the early 2000's Bobby's ass stayed in the news for various reasons. I remember "Being Bobby Brown" filmed one of his court cases.

Reply #358 posted 02/22/12 4:34pm

SEANMAN

Timmy84 said:

Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) to Wendy: "You crucified Whitney!"

Janet Hubert

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?

The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women whocan’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)

You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.


I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert


Janet Hubert to Wendy Wil... | EURweb

eek Daaaammmmnnn...

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
Reply #359 posted 02/22/12 4:39pm

BitetheBeat

Go 'head Janet Hubert! Kinda reminds me of what Anita Baker said 10+ years ago!

Reply #360 posted 02/22/12 5:50pm

banks

I never seen this pic before

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

Reply #361 posted 02/22/12 5:54pm

Timmy84

banks said:

I never seen this pic before

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

I saw it a few times in the past. This was during the photo shoot for the Whitney album if I'm not mistaken.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #362 posted 02/22/12 5:58pm

BitetheBeat

Another from the shoot..

Reply #363 posted 02/22/12 6:58pm

jtfolden

Timmy84 said:

I think I had seen spirits as a child whenever I "felt" something. My mother told me once that I came to her and dad and asked "did someone in my family die?" And they were like "no we didn't". I went back outside and then a few minutes later, the phone rang saying my paternal grandmother had died. I still don't know how that occurred but maybe that's what Cissy was feeling. It's interesting to note that Cissy was depressed two months BEFORE Whitney's death. confused

I had something similar happen when I was a child. I was outside playing and something made me come in and tell my grandparents that we should go see my great-grandfather that day. Later, in the afternoon, we got a call he'd passed away. sad

Reply #364 posted 02/22/12 7:35pm

Terrib3Towel

Timmy84 said:

Yeah Bobby was openly cheating on her (Whitney knew and she still stayed), verbally abusing her, and slapping her like it was nothing. It's possible Whitney and Bobby stayed for the child and the drugs after a while. This was a woman who lived around abuse. Allegedly her brother Michael was a no good drug addicted abusive pedophile. There's rumors her father treated her like shit because she dressed in jeans and t-shirts and had her hair real short. There's even more rumors that Cissy and John Houston had an abusive marriage and that they separated due to it other than Cissy staying away from her children to work while John worked odd jobs so the family could have a roof over their heads. She didn't have it any better when she was becoming a star and with Bobby it only got worse. But at the end, Whitney decided what Whitney wanted. Which is even sadder because you wonder how can she stoop that low but if you were around bullshit your whole life, you're familiar to it.

omg SAY WHAAAAT??

Where'd you here that?

Reply #365 posted 02/22/12 8:03pm

SUPRMAN

Timmy84 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Bobby would make millions off of a tell all book about her. I know that other book that was written about Whitney's private life in the 90's that is out of print. Is going for hundreds on another site.

Kevin Ammons' book, "Good Girl, Bad Girl" or something like that... he basically said Whitney had been doing cocaine since her modeling days and that she got into a lot of physical fights. I read one story on the Panache Report where it was said that she, her brother Gary and a few of her bodyguards got into it with bigots and Whitney held her own with them. Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

Whitney also kicked somebody's butt in an airport. She's had several airport throwdowns.

She was just not in the mood coming off an airplane I guess.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #366 posted 02/22/12 8:04pm

Timmy84

SUPRMAN said:

Timmy84 said:

Kevin Ammons' book, "Good Girl, Bad Girl" or something like that... he basically said Whitney had been doing cocaine since her modeling days and that she got into a lot of physical fights. I read one story on the Panache Report where it was said that she, her brother Gary and a few of her bodyguards got into it with bigots and Whitney held her own with them. Kevin himself said "Whitney ain't no punk, Whitney could outbox Mike Tyson." Basically said Whitney was a G.

Whitney also kicked somebody's butt in an airport. She's had several airport throwdowns.

She was just not in the mood coming off an airplane I guess.

It seems. I wonder if it was jet lag...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #367 posted 02/22/12 8:08pm

SUPRMAN

BitetheBeat said:

IDK, she could've had her pick famous or not.

She could have been openly gay and still been as popular.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #368 posted 02/22/12 8:09pm

Terrib3Towel

Back in 1990 Whitney got in a scuffle and got an assault charge.

Homegirl was a lady in the street, but a freak in da sheets! lol

Reply #369 posted 02/22/12 8:10pm

Timmy84

^ Hey she did say she'd meet someone outside for a fight but was a lady with class. lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #370 posted 02/22/12 8:14pm

Terrib3Towel

Yep. lol

I just sent you an orgnote btw.

Reply #371 posted 02/22/12 8:14pm

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

Yep. lol

I just sent you an orgnote btw.

Got it. Sent one back lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #372 posted 02/22/12 8:40pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

People tend to lump Bobby's family into one large group. Bobby has 4 sisters Leolah, Carole, Bethy and Tina. One of them(Bethy) died of cancer. His sister Tina who is also a drug addict got high with Whitney. It was her and only her who sold Whitney out to the tabloids. Them two had long since patched things up. Bobbi Kristina was close to her aunts Bobby's sisters.


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"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #373 posted 02/22/12 8:43pm

Timmy84

It seemed like Whitney was like Michael, no matter how much someone did her wrong she always found it in her heart to forgive.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #374 posted 02/22/12 8:52pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Click the image to open in full size.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #375 posted 02/22/12 10:11pm

Identity

Timmy84 said:

Hey she did say she'd meet someone outside for a fight but was a lady with class.

2 days before her death, Whitney got in the face of that chick Stacy Francis over that loser Ray J. No wonder he seems wracked by guilt.

Reply #376 posted 02/23/12 5:02am

BitetheBeat

Thats funny Stacy said they didn't, just had words. Wouldn't we have fights pics(and more detailed info) and all this other stuff, we have casket pics afterall.

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Reply #377 posted 02/23/12 6:24am

Identity

Regretful situation: Stacy Francis has spoken about the 'misunderstanding' between herself and Whitney Houston last Thursday

I think she regrets the story she sold to a British tabloid about an interrupted catfight with a drunken Whitney over Ray J. Her initial account of events, as detailed in that story, I believe, are true.

http://www.dailymail.co.u...Ray-J.html

Reply #378 posted 02/23/12 6:30am

KCOOLMUZIQ

Identity said:

Regretful situation: Stacy Francis has spoken about the 'misunderstanding' between herself and Whitney Houston last Thursday

I think she regrets the story she sold to a British tabloid about an interrupted catfight with a drunken Whitney over Ray J. Her initial account of events, as detailed in that story, I believe, are true.

http://www.dailymail.co.u...Ray-J.html

KeKe Wyatt had a run in with Whitney to.She has not said anything yet...

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #379 posted 02/23/12 7:25am

BitetheBeat

Stacey's words were chopped up she said on TV, like many who've said anything about Whitney since her passing. The reporters are interviewing folks & taking what they want to sell print stories. Plus we have all of this footage & pics of that night and still no fight footage or pics. I dont think there was a physical fight, this was at a club...ample opportunity to get the realness yet no one has it. Doesn't add up. Stacey & the rest would get way more $$ & attention for going for the worst story(a fight). Not like that wouldn't be a more attractive offer to Stacey and the gang but she's still saying it didn't go down(as well as others).

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Reply #380 posted 02/23/12 7:35am

KCOOLMUZIQ

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #381 posted 02/23/12 8:00am

Identity

BitetheBeat said:

Stacey's words were chopped up she said on TV, like many who've said anything about Whitney since her passing. The reporters are interviewing folks & taking what they want to sell print stories.

Stacey wasted no tell selling this story to the Daily Mirror about her "encounter" with Whitney at Tru Nightclub.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...ust-685117

Reply #382 posted 02/23/12 8:06am

BitetheBeat

Tabloids I dont trust. Stacey addressed that story and everything on tv afterwards, I saw it. She said they had fun, had a some words and afterwards kinda was like whatever/brushed it off. Than they left the club and the rest is a tabloids dream. Should she have went to a paper of that sort,IDK but its done now.

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Reply #383 posted 02/23/12 8:33am

Identity

X Factor Will Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston

Feb 23, 2012

Simon Cowell revealed yesterday that he intends to replace former X Factor host Steve Jones with a pair of co-hosts when the show returns later this year. "What we learned is that because you have so much information to deliver, it's almost impossible for one person," says Cowell. "It's [a] more fun way to do it with two people. It's a different chemistry. I've always wanted a boy and a girl and that will definitely happen."

Cowell also told journalists that he has some plans to pay tribute to Whitney Houston on the show. "I've got a feeling we're going to see a Whitney tribute on The Voice and Idol before us," he said, noting that he intends to do something a bit different. "We're going to continue to pay tribute to Whitney. Her songs literally are timeless. Whether we find anyone as good as her, that's a whole different ball game."

L.A. Reid, the only remaining judge on the show aside from Cowell, addressed reports that Houston had been approached to join the panel in season two. "We loved Whitney and we would certainly have considered her, but it never came to that," said Reid. "There was interest, but we really didn't get that far."

http://www.rollingstone.c...n-20120223

Reply #384 posted 02/23/12 8:45am

BitetheBeat

I personally think she would've been a great judge on the show.

Reply #385 posted 02/23/12 10:31am

Identity

Approved tour merch.

Reply #386 posted 02/23/12 10:34am

BitetheBeat

That last shirt is badass!

Reply #387 posted 02/23/12 11:16am

1sotrue

Identity said:

Whitney Houston, Rolling Stone issue no. 658, June 1993.

I can't believe this is Whitney's first and only cover of Rolling Stone due to the success of 'The Bodyguard'. In the 80s she was tremendously popular as Madonna but yet they never placed her on the cover. Didnt this magazine celebrate pop music at one time I dont know why she was overlooked.

Temptation is a part of life doesnt matter if its wrong or right..makes you do what you love...
Reply #388 posted 02/23/12 11:26am

BitetheBeat

Not to go there but there havent been many/fair amount of blackwomen on RS covers! Before The Bodyguard she was breaking records and making history. Yet she got one cover!

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Reply #389 posted 02/23/12 11:38am

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Not to go there but there havent been many/fair amount of blackwomen on RS covers! Before The Bodyguard she was breaking records and making history. Yet she got one cover!

[Edited 2/23/12 11:30am]

Oh we all know the reason why... lol

I think Tina Turner is the most covered black artist in the history of that magazine.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #390 posted 02/23/12 11:39am

Identity

1sotrue said:

I can't believe this is Whitney's first and only cover of Rolling Stone due to the success of 'The Bodyguard'.

A crying shame, ain't it?

Rolling Stone magazine is Left-leaning and it has chronicled the many contributions made by Blacks to music and culture. Although there have been rare exceptions, the editors have traditionally followed the practice of using White cover subjects.

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Reply #391 posted 02/23/12 11:41am

KCOOLMUZIQ

Don't understand why they used that picture of her. Out of all the beautiful pictures she took. They could have done better.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #392 posted 02/23/12 11:42am

Timmy84

Identity said:

1sotrue said:

I can't believe this is Whitney's first and only cover of Rolling Stone due to the success of 'The Bodyguard'.

A crying shame, ain't it?

Rolling Stone magazine is Left-leaning and it has chronicled the many musical contributions made by Blacks to music and culture. Although there have been rare exceptions, the editors have traditionally followed the practice of White cover subjects.

I don't care how "left leaning" (wings on the same dirty bird) it is, the magazine has always stunk to me except when it came to classic rock legends. The few soul legends that did get two or more covers I always assume it was an event... hell it's always an event when a black artist gets a cover or two or three on there.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #393 posted 02/23/12 11:52am

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

BitetheBeat said:

Not to go there but there havent been many/fair amount of blackwomen on RS covers! Before The Bodyguard she was breaking records and making history. Yet she got one cover!

[Edited 2/23/12 11:30am]

Oh we all know the reason why... lol

I think Tina Turner is the most covered black artist in the history of that magazine.

Yeah she has like 5 but she's been on the radar before the magazine's been around(1967)! So thats sad and the next in line for more than 1 is probably Diana(she has 2,maybe 3). Meanwhile other pop divas old and new have that and than some.

Reply #394 posted 02/23/12 11:53am

Allanya

delete

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Reply #395 posted 02/23/12 11:55am

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

Oh we all know the reason why... lol

I think Tina Turner is the most covered black artist in the history of that magazine.

Yeah she has like 5 but she's been on the radar before the magazine's been around(1967)! So thats sad and the next in line for more than 1 is probably Diana(she has 2,maybe 3). Meanwhile other pop divas old and new have that and than some.

1967

1969

1971

1984

1985

1986

1997

-she was on it 7 times in all. Diana has two (1973, 1977). Patti LaBelle was in one with Labelle (1975). I don't think Aretha or Gladys ever got on the cover at all...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #396 posted 02/23/12 11:55am

Identity

Timmy84 said:

I don't care how "left leaning" (wings on the same dirty bird) it is, the magazine has always stunk to me except when it came to classic rock legends. The few soul legends that did get two or more covers I always assume it was an event... hell it's always an event when a black artist gets a cover or two or three on there.

Yep. Now compare those ''events'' to Gaga's 3 covers since 2009 and Brit's 5 or more covers over the course of her career.

Reply #397 posted 02/23/12 11:58am

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

BitetheBeat said:

Yeah she has like 5 but she's been on the radar before the magazine's been around(1967)! So thats sad and the next in line for more than 1 is probably Diana(she has 2,maybe 3). Meanwhile other pop divas old and new have that and than some.

1967

1969

1971

1984

1985

1986

1997

-she was on it 7 times in all. Diana has two (1973, 1977). Patti LaBelle was in one with Labelle (1975). I don't think Aretha or Gladys ever got on the cover at all...

And 3 of 7 are her posing w/ others(men & Madonna/Courtney Love)

Reply #398 posted 02/23/12 11:58am

Timmy84

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

I don't care how "left leaning" (wings on the same dirty bird) it is, the magazine has always stunk to me except when it came to classic rock legends. The few soul legends that did get two or more covers I always assume it was an event... hell it's always an event when a black artist gets a cover or two or three on there.

Yep. Now compare those ''events'' to Gaga's 3 covers since 2009 and Brit's 5 or more covers over the course of her career.

Yeah they give them too much coverage. Then again, RS wasn't about shit no ways.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #399 posted 02/23/12 11:59am

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

1967

1969

1971

1984

1985

1986

1997

-she was on it 7 times in all. Diana has two (1973, 1977). Patti LaBelle was in one with Labelle (1975). I don't think Aretha or Gladys ever got on the cover at all...

And 3 of 7 are her posing w/ others(men & Madonna/Courtney Love)

nod Ike and Mel.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #400 posted 02/23/12 11:59am

banks

BitetheBeat said:

Timmy84 said:

Oh we all know the reason why... lol

I think Tina Turner is the most covered black artist in the history of that magazine.

Yeah she has like 5 but she's been on the radar before the magazine's been around(1967)! So thats sad and the next in line for more than 1 is probably Diana(she has 2,maybe 3). Meanwhile other pop divas old and new have that and than some.

Janet has 3 covers
Reply #401 posted 02/23/12 12:00pm

Timmy84

banks said:

BitetheBeat said:

Yeah she has like 5 but she's been on the radar before the magazine's been around(1967)! So thats sad and the next in line for more than 1 is probably Diana(she has 2,maybe 3). Meanwhile other pop divas old and new have that and than some.

Janet has 3 covers

I forgot about Janet... she sure did.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #402 posted 02/23/12 12:02pm

banks

I think i just counted 20 RS Covers for Madge
Reply #403 posted 02/23/12 12:03pm

Timmy84

banks said:

I think i just counted 20 RS Covers for Madge

Yep.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #404 posted 02/23/12 12:03pm

BitetheBeat

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

I don't care how "left leaning" (wings on the same dirty bird) it is, the magazine has always stunk to me except when it came to classic rock legends. The few soul legends that did get two or more covers I always assume it was an event... hell it's always an event when a black artist gets a cover or two or three on there.

Yep. Now compare those ''events'' to Gaga's 3 covers since 2009 and Brit's 5 or more covers over the course of her career.

And no offense but did Maddy need all of her's. I thought it was a bit much but maybe thats just me! Anyhow I've seen no more than 28 RS covers with black women/women of color on covers in like 45 years. Also Aretha got one recently.

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Reply #405 posted 02/23/12 3:54pm

iloveannie

Identity said:

Timmy84 said:

That doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. Think about it, all those folks who praised Whitney at the funeral, were they there for her in her time of need? I doubt it. You can say the Wayans probably. Dionne? No question. Of course Cissy. But anyone else? I mean I get it, it's a gesture to show appreciation at a funeral/memorial service but you'd think if they really were there for her, would she be dead now? Ray J was at the funeral too but he was somewhere else when Whitney allegedly died and he didn't return her phone calls. In fact what Master P is saying is only preaching to the choir because some of us are saying it too. Don't mean our lives are any better because we weren't in Whitney's limelight. But do you think it's more hypocritical if someone in the know is saying this over someone who isn't?


You can't absolve Whitney of the consequences or the responsibilities. She was a hot, reckless mess till the end, seemingly on a collision course with death for over a decade. Chaka Khan and others have stated that Whitney routinely opposed sound advice because she was a "grown ass woman." Famous last words, I would think.


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Bugger all this, has anyone heard that Frank Carson is dead!? Apparently he died choking on a Ritz biscuit. His last words were, "It's a cracker!"

Reply #406 posted 02/23/12 3:55pm

dreamfactory313

SoulAlive said:

shellyk84 said:

Whitney rocking out to Madonna's superbowl show biggrin

5 days before her death

http://www.tmz.com/2012/0...0OAb_GDuAh

confused just a few days later,she was dead.It's still hard to believe.

i loved seeing this video

Reply #407 posted 02/23/12 4:05pm

Timmy84

iloveannie said:

Identity said:

You can't absolve Whitney of the consequences or the responsibilities. She was a hot, reckless mess till the end, seemingly on a collision course with death for over a decade. Chaka Khan and others have stated that Whitney routinely opposed sound advice because she was a "grown ass woman." Famous last words, I would think.


[Edited 2/21/12 18:17pm]

Bugger all this, has anyone heard that Frank Carson is dead!? Apparently he died choking on a Ritz biscuit. His last words were, "It's a cracker!"

Well that's odd...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #408 posted 02/23/12 4:06pm

dreamfactory313

Timmy84 said:

Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) to Wendy: "You crucified Whitney!"

Janet Hubert

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?

The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women whocan’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)

You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.


I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert


Janet Hubert to Wendy Wil... | EURweb

Kevin and Makael from TheSkorpionShow gave Aunt Viv "several seats" in the 'HAVE A SEAT" Hall of Fame! I wonder what they will say about her latest input. lol

Reply #409 posted 02/23/12 4:09pm

Timmy84

dreamfactory313 said:

Timmy84 said:

Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) to Wendy: "You crucified Whitney!"

Janet Hubert

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?

The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women whocan’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)

You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.


I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert


Janet Hubert to Wendy Wil... | EURweb

Kevin and Makael from TheSkorpionShow gave Aunt Viv "several seats" in the 'HAVE A SEAT" Hall of Fame! I wonder what they will say about her latest input. lol

I wonder what Kev and his moms said after Etta James died. bored2 lol Kevin's moms went into this rant about Etta when that whole thing with Beyonce blew over. I haven't watched his "show" in ages...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #410 posted 02/23/12 4:10pm

dreamfactory313

Skip to 13:02

Reply #411 posted 02/23/12 4:16pm

dreamfactory313

One more just for fun! lol

Reply #412 posted 02/23/12 4:21pm

dreamfactory313

Timmy84 said:

dreamfactory313 said:

Kevin and Makael from TheSkorpionShow gave Aunt Viv "several seats" in the 'HAVE A SEAT" Hall of Fame! I wonder what they will say about her latest input. lol

I wonder what Kev and his moms said after Etta James died. bored2 lol Kevin's moms went into this rant about Etta when that whole thing with Beyonce blew over. I haven't watched his "show" in ages...

I remember that episode! Mama Skorpion went in on Etta James! LAWD... lol

Reply #413 posted 02/23/12 4:41pm

Identity

The National Enquirer Defends 'Beautiful' Open Casket Photo confused

Feb 23, 2012

The National Enquirer publisher Mary Beth Wright has defended the magazine's choice to publish a front page photo of the late Whitney Houston in her casket at a New Jersey funeral home.

Wright said she thought the photo was "beautiful" but has refused to say how they got hold of the shot. Whigham Funeral Home in Newark has since released a statement denying that they were the ones who leaked the photo.

Speaking to the LA Times, Carolyn Whigham said:

''We have no comment. But it was not the funeral home... Whitney was a personal friend to me and my family. We would not do that... I am very angry, very upset, just like the family, just like the fans.''

Speaking to Fox News , publisher Wright said of the photo: "I thought it was beautiful," adding that she saw it as a work of art.

The National Enquirer has previously published post-mortem photos of John Lennon and Elvis Presley.

http://www.nme.com/news/w...ston/62227

Reply #414 posted 02/23/12 4:51pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

The National Enquirer Defends 'Beautiful' Open Casket Photo confused

Feb 23, 2012

The National Enquirer publisher Mary Beth Wright has defended the magazine's choice to publish a front page photo of the late Whitney Houston in her casket at a New Jersey funeral home.

Wright said she thought the photo was "beautiful" but has refused to say how they got hold of the shot. Whigham Funeral Home in Newark has since released a statement denying that they were the ones who leaked the photo.

Speaking to the LA Times, Carolyn Whigham said:

''We have no comment. But it was not the funeral home... Whitney was a personal friend to me and my family. We would not do that... I am very angry, very upset, just like the family, just like the fans.''

Speaking to Fox News , publisher Wright said of the photo: "I thought it was beautiful," adding that she saw it as a work of art.

The National Enquirer has previously published post-mortem photos of John Lennon and Elvis Presley.

http://www.nme.com/news/w...ston/62227

Yeah sure you think it's beautiful, Ms. Wright. bored2

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #415 posted 02/23/12 5:02pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

Yeah sure you think it's beautiful, Ms. Wright. bored2

giggle

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #416 posted 02/23/12 7:20pm

Timmy84

Whitney Houston's Mendham Twp. neighborhood

Pop icon brought a touch of magic and mystique to area

The troubles that plagued Whitney Houston never surfaced in her dealings with the locals in Mendham Township, where she lived in a 12,561-square-foot mansion on quiet North Gate Road in the Oak Knoll section.


Neighbors called Houston “sweet” and “friendly.” She waved when she took walks, sent them Christmas cards, and supported a local children’s charity.


“The experience we all had was very positive,” said Claire Kaplan, Houston’s next-door neighbor since the mid-’80s. “There were lots of workmen renovating her house for close to a year after she moved in. To thank us for putting up with that, she sent us all red roses.”


The pop star with the big voice also sent bouquets, and thank you notes, after her July 18, 1992, wedding to R&B singer Bobby Brown, an event that drew 700 attendees. Security was so tight that some of the neighbors recall having to show an ID to pull into their own driveways.


That was OK with them, though, especially because many were invited to the event as well as Houston’s 25th birthday party — a memorable night for Fran Bondy, who used to live on North Gate Road and was president of the Oak Knoll Property Owners Association.


“She greeted everyone as we filed in,” Bondy recalled. “There were three tents, everything was done to perfection, and everyone seemed very happy to be there and chat and mix. I met Sue Simmons from Channel 4 News and Isaiah Thomas. My friend approached him to get an autograph for my daughter. She still treasures that.
“It was a magical night.”


Food connections

Some people recall when Houston, after she renovated her strikingly circular home, purchased the adjacent property at 1 Cross Way for her family members, including her brother, Michael Houston, also a musician.


But even off her out-of-the-way street, the singer’s presence always was welcome at local restaurants and other establishments. She ordered Greek salads with grilled chicken on top at The Randolph Diner, recalled owner Bobby Spiropoulos.


“Some customers recognized her right away,” he said. “Some teens went over to the table, and she gave them an autograph.”


Houston also liked pot pies, according to Michael Horty, general manager at The Black Horse Tavern and Pub, a mainstay in downtown Mendham. She enjoyed eating there with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in the booth behind the host station.


“One time she was humming a tune and I had to stop by and say, ‘Oh, that sounds so beautiful,’ ” Horty said. “The same song was playing on the Muzak system.”


Always, he said, the songstress/actress was lovely, soft-spoken, and “had a beautiful air about herself.”


According to Horty, at one point Houston was having a recording studio addition built onto her Mendham home. With so many people around, she ordered a lot of takeout for a while.


“She would call and ask, ‘Would you make me a special lobster, please? I love the way you make lobster,’ ” Horty recalled.


Her favorite Chinese takeout place was The China Gourmet, formerly in the Mendham Village Shopping Center, where the owner kept Houston’s picture on the wall.


No one had to guess that was her favorite, according to Mendham Township Committeeman Rich Krieg.


“Whitney was interviewed on the radio in California,” Krieg said. “When they asked what was her favorite place to eat in Mendham, she said The China Gourmet. I knew the owner at the time and he was excited. That was his big claim.”


'Down to earth and genuine'

Houston was graceful even under stress, according to Mendham Township Police Chief Steven Crawford. Not long after Houston moved to Mendham, Crawford stopped her on some motor vehicle offense.


“She jumped out of the car,” he recalled. “Obviously, I recognized her from music videos. She was very down to earth and genuine, especially considering her stature with regard to fame.”


Crawford also remembered noting she was short, which surprised him, and that wasn’t all that surprised him.


“For a woman who had No. 1 hits, she was, first, driving herself around,” he said. “Second, she was extremely personable and a pleasure to deal with.”


Did he give her a ticket?


“No! Never!” Crawford said. “Her attitude was phenomenal.”

But a limousine did appear in later years.


Charles Topping was working at First Fidelity Bank on East Main Street and recalls Houston’s limousine parking in a series of spaces by the bank while the driver ran into the Wicker Basket to get cups of coffee.


“He’d bring out the coffee and the window in the limo would go down as he approached,” Topping recalled. “Then he would hand the coffee into the limo. So we saw her hand as she reached to get the coffee.”


Topping called Houston an asset to the town and “a person of note, a person of quality.”
The limo wasn’t the only car at the Houston estate, as Krieg remembered.


“Her daughter went to the Montessori nursery school,” he said. “Bobby and Whitney were very clear that they wanted their daughter to be mainstreamed and not singled out. Their daughter showed up the next day in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce.”


Her charitable side

As revealed in many media reports, Houston had a special feeling for protecting children. In “Greatest Love of All,” one of her hits, she sang:
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way


The sentiment was reflected in her $60,000 donation in 1998 to help Deirdre’s House of Morristown build a medical room for children.


Because of that generosity, Jim O’Brien, formerly of Mendham Township, holds a special place in his heart for Houston. Deirdre’s House is named after his daughter, Deirdre O’Brien, whose life was taken at 25 by a serial killer.


The facility serves area children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect.


“We were running low on money and didn’t have enough to establish a medical room where doctors would give treatment to victims,” said O’Brien, a former county freeholder. “Word got around and we got a call from Houston, who said she’d like to donate $60,000 for the room.”


To this day it lessens the trauma of medical care for children, said Deirdre’s House Executive Director Maria Vinci-Savettiere.


“People never talk about how philanthropic she was,” Vinci-Savettiere said.


A real tragedy

Deborah Heiberger of Randolph never encountered Houston but nevertheless drove to the star’s now vacant mansion Wednesday to place flowers outside the gate.


“I put flowers there because I really loved her,” Heiberger said. “I just wanted to make some kind of tribute. I loved her voice. It was the most amazing voice I ever heard. Not many artists have a voice like hers. She was beautiful.


“Whitney Houston had it all. But, unfortunately, I guess she didn’t feel that way, and it’s sad.”
Houston divorced Bobby Brown in 2007.


The Mendham mansion on North Gate Road, now reportedly in need of repair, remains on the market, as it has been, on and off, since 2009, according to Robert Cross, an agent with CarProperty.com. Cross drew media attention this week when he advertised the mansion as the “scene of the activity that brought down this incredible musical diva over a 15-year cycle.”


Originally $2.5 million, the asking price was reduced to $1.97 million last year before the home was briefly taken off the market. It went back on the market in January for $1.75 million.


“Even though Whitney had a listing with New Jersey real estate people,” Cross said, “she wanted to advertise on CarProperty.com, starting about 2½ years ago. I met with her personally then and we connected because she had an interest in cars and her place had a big garage that she appreciated.”


He said Houston thought buyers who liked cars would appreciate the mansion. The ad says the property features 15 outside parking spaces and a 1,000-square-foot four-or-more-car garage. It also describes the hallmarks of the mansion on the five-acre, gated lot as “soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, and circular-themed interior spaces.”


It was there in 2005, in the last years of their marriage, that Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston filmed the reality television series, “Being Bobby Brown.”


The home is only being shown to potential buyers with proof of at least $1.75 million in liquid assets, according to the ad. A few potential buyers have come forward, according to Cross.


“But many are going to wait until the brouhaha settles down,” he said, “because they might think someone will drag them into the public conversation about this mansion.”


Though the mansion is a curiosity, the conversation in Mendham focuses on Whitney Houston as a thoughtful neighbor who brought a touch of her magic and mystique to their town and their lives.


Like everyone interviewed who remembered Houston, Krieg expressed sadness for the pop star’s suffering and death.


“This is a real tragedy,” he said.


Bondy put it this way: “It’s just so sad. It’s bittersweet.”

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #417 posted 02/23/12 7:36pm

SEANMAN

Identity said:

1sotrue said:

I can't believe this is Whitney's first and only cover of Rolling Stone due to the success of 'The Bodyguard'.

A crying shame, ain't it?

Rolling Stone magazine is Left-leaning and it has chronicled the many contributions made by Blacks to music and culture. Although there have been rare exceptions, the editors have traditionally followed the practice of using White cover subjects.

[Edited 2/23/12 11:41am]

It's a shame how much RS has shunned black female artists. Janet, for instance, in her lengthy career has only covered the mag three times, while Britney Spears has half a dozen covers. Whitney certainly should have been on the cover of RS more than one time.

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
Reply #418 posted 02/24/12 7:23am

Identity

Jordin Sparks Pays Tribute to Her Idol Whitney Houston | Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston

Jordin Sparks Pays Tribute To Her Idol Whitney Houston

Feb 24, 2012

The moment she was told her idol Whitney Houston had died,Jordin Sparks broke down, locked herself in her hotel room and "cried non-stop," a source tells People Magazine.

But the American Idol winner, 22, kept her tears to a minimum on Thursday afternoon while paying tribute to the late singer at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Speaking briefly about shooting the upcoming film Sparkle with Houston, Sparks grinned and told the room, which was packed with Oscar contenders and others who included Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Paula Patton, Pam Grier and Kerry Washington: "The first day she got [to the set] she's scolding me, and I'm thinking this is the best day ever. She went from being this unreachable supernova pop star to my costar, friend and someone who was like a mentor to me. It was a gift and an honor to play opposite Whitney Houston in the film."

Besides her brief speech, Sparks also performed "Look into Your Heart," a song from Sparkle.


"When you see Sparkle, you will be so happy to see the joy that is on her face," Sparks said about Houston. "Everyday started with Whitney saying, 'How are my babies doing? Are you guys good? God is good.' It translates on the screen."

http://www.people.com/peo...36,00.html

Reply #419 posted 02/24/12 10:48am

Identity

New behind the scenes footage of Sparkle interpresed with an interview segment.

Reply #420 posted 02/24/12 1:14pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

[Edited 2/24/12 13:53pm]

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #421 posted 02/24/12 1:51pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Whitney Houston Shines On...Sparkle’

Pop icon Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11, but her legacy lives on in her classic recordings and movie roles. Whitney’s latest movie — a remake of ‘Sparkle‘ — is set to hit theaters in August 2012. But her fans can get a taste of her former Glory in this video clip from ET.

Starring as “Effie” in the film, Sparkle, Whitney performs a rousing rendition of the gospel classic “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. Whitney makes liars out of those who said the drugs and alcohol robbed

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #422 posted 02/24/12 2:46pm

Identity

Coach Suspended For Calling Whitney A Ni**er on Facebook

Feb 24, 2012

The president of a suburban youth baseball organization has been suspended for posting a racist rant on Facebook regarding the death of singer Whitney Houston.

Oak Lawn officials banned John Kelly from coaching for one year after a parent reportedly spotted the post by Kelly using the "n"-word, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Kelly used the racial slur to complain about the amount of media coverage Houston's death brought.

“I’m so sick of reading about this dumb stupid N - - - - - Whitney Houston,” read part of his Facebook post, according to the Sun-Times.

Kelly said his social media page was restricted to adult friends and family, but a former player’s mom spotted the comment and reposted it.

Since the posting, Kelly told the Sun-Times his life has been ruined. He said he's worried about the effect on his business and his kids being taunted. He claims he's not a racist and said he didn't realize he'd used the word in the post.

“I do stand behind everything I said except the ‘n’-word. I regret using that adjective,” he told the Sun Times. “Does that make me a racist? Are you kidding me? It was the farthest thing from my mind. I have some amazing friends who are Black.” confused

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.c...n-facebook


[Edited 2/24/12 14:46pm]

Reply #423 posted 02/24/12 3:02pm

Timmy84

^ See this is what happens when you say some whack shit and then act shocked that you get called out for it. bored2

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #424 posted 02/24/12 3:23pm

banks

Identity said:

Coach Suspended For Calling Whitney A Ni**er on Facebook

Feb 24, 2012

The president of a suburban youth baseball organization has been suspended for posting a racist rant on Facebook regarding the death of singer Whitney Houston.

Oak Lawn officials banned John Kelly from coaching for one year after a parent reportedly spotted the post by Kelly using the "n"-word, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Kelly used the racial slur to complain about the amount of media coverage Houston's death brought.

“I’m so sick of reading about this dumb stupid N - - - - - Whitney Houston,” read part of his Facebook post, according to the Sun-Times.

Kelly said his social media page was restricted to adult friends and family, but a former player’s mom spotted the comment and reposted it.

Since the posting, Kelly told the Sun-Times his life has been ruined. He said he's worried about the effect on his business and his kids being taunted. He claims he's not a racist and said he didn't realize he'd used the word in the post.

“I do stand behind everything I said except the ‘n’-word. I regret using that adjective,” he told the Sun Times. “Does that make me a racist? Are you kidding me? It was the farthest thing from my mind. I have some amazing friends who are Black.” confused

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.c...n-facebook


[Edited 2/24/12 14:46pm]

Because the mofo use it so much he didn't think twice about typing it... I got some AMAZING black friends.. Get the fuck outta here...

Reply #425 posted 02/24/12 3:26pm

BitetheBeat

Living in Amerikkka

Reply #426 posted 02/24/12 3:36pm

Identity

Racists and bigots offer the most overused clichéd excuse in the book when the spotlight hits them: "I'm not racist; one of my best friends is Black!"


Reply #427 posted 02/24/12 3:51pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Racists and bigots offer the most overused clichéd excuse in the book when the spotlight hits them: "I'm not racist; one of my best friends is Black!"


Yeah it's so commonplace it's hilarious nowadays. lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #428 posted 02/24/12 4:01pm

Harlepolis

banks said:

Identity said:

Coach Suspended For Calling Whitney A Ni**er on Facebook

Feb 24, 2012

The president of a suburban youth baseball organization has been suspended for posting a racist rant on Facebook regarding the death of singer Whitney Houston.

Oak Lawn officials banned John Kelly from coaching for one year after a parent reportedly spotted the post by Kelly using the "n"-word, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Kelly used the racial slur to complain about the amount of media coverage Houston's death brought.

“I’m so sick of reading about this dumb stupid N - - - - - Whitney Houston,” read part of his Facebook post, according to the Sun-Times.

Kelly said his social media page was restricted to adult friends and family, but a former player’s mom spotted the comment and reposted it.

Since the posting, Kelly told the Sun-Times his life has been ruined. He said he's worried about the effect on his business and his kids being taunted. He claims he's not a racist and said he didn't realize he'd used the word in the post.

“I do stand behind everything I said except the ‘n’-word. I regret using that adjective,” he told the Sun Times. “Does that make me a racist? Are you kidding me? It was the farthest thing from my mind. I have some amazing friends who are Black.” confused

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.c...n-facebook


[Edited 2/24/12 14:46pm]

Because the mofo use it so much he didn't think twice about typing it... I got some AMAZING black friends.. Get the fuck outta here...

They must be a fraction of his imagination, because if they did exist, mofo would've issued this apology after a hospital stay, it wouldn't be this abrupt.

Still, its interesting to see folks getting all comfy cozy behind their electronic devices.

Reply #429 posted 02/24/12 4:10pm

Timmy84

^ I always love it when these assholes get CAUGHT! THAT'S the fun. popcorn Kudos to whoever exposed him... fro

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #430 posted 02/24/12 5:02pm

dreamfactory313

Kevin comes for "bitter" Aunt Viv 57:45 on the latest edition of TheSkorpionShow.

Reply #431 posted 02/24/12 5:05pm

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #432 posted 02/24/12 5:09pm

Timmy84

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #433 posted 02/24/12 5:14pm

Harlepolis

Timmy84 said:

Wow, where is this from? She looks sad here.

Reply #434 posted 02/24/12 5:14pm

Timmy84

Tyler Perry discusses how mortified he was when the public knew about her body flying back to Newark:

Tyler Perry On Whitney Houston Death: “I Was Mortified That People Would Be That Disrespectful” [EXCLUSIVE]

Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry was on the Steve Harvey Morning Show today promoting his new movie Good Deeds, but he also talked about the death of Whitney Houston.

Perry said he was “mortified” when it became public that he flew Whitney’s body back to the East Coast on his private plane. He also said he doesn’t blame Newark, New Jersey’s Whigham Funeral Home for the Whitney Houston death photo that the National Enquirer published on its cover.


-strongly defends the funeral home.
-Said someone in the close little circle sold her casket picture.
-Clive continuing to party was disrespectful.

Listen here:

http://majicatl.com/photo...exclusive/

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #435 posted 02/24/12 5:45pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

I was listening to that this morning. Tyler is exactly right about Clive. I like how he said U can hear the bass pumping from the fourth floor. I agree with him also about someone in the Houston family circle selling Whitney's dead body out..

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #436 posted 02/24/12 5:48pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

I was listening to that this morning. Tyler is exactly right about Clive. I like how he said U can hear the bass pumping from the fourth floor. I agree with him also about someone in the Houston family circle selling Whitney's dead body out..

He also mentioned that Whitney had went through some mess all her life. He mentioned something about how when she was little she suffered an "incident" that almost left her voice gone. If you watched Whitney's "Driven" episode on VH-1, they mentioned that in 1974 when Whitney was approaching 11 that they said that a hanger had lodged in her throat "accidentally" by her brother Michael. The fact that Tyler said "incidentally" instead of "accidentally" shows that she had problems at home prior to her being in show business... Whitney and Tyler must've been REALLY close.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #437 posted 02/24/12 6:11pm

Hudson

Harlepolis said:

Timmy84 said:

Wow, where is this from? She looks sad here.

from this video

Lena Dunham is God. Jeff Dunham is Satan.
http://www.last.fm/user/HighAnxiety84
Reply #438 posted 02/24/12 6:14pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

I was listening to that this morning. Tyler is exactly right about Clive. I like how he said U can hear the bass pumping from the fourth floor. I agree with him also about someone in the Houston family circle selling Whitney's dead body out..

He also mentioned that Whitney had went through some mess all her life. He mentioned something about how when she was little she suffered an "incident" that almost left her voice gone. If you watched Whitney's "Driven" episode on VH-1, they mentioned that in 1974 when Whitney was approaching 11 that they said that a hanger had lodged in her throat "accidentally" by her brother Michael. The fact that Tyler said "incidentally" instead of "accidentally" shows that she had problems at home prior to her being in show business... Whitney and Tyler must've been REALLY close.

Yea! I heard about her hanger "Incident". It was said her brother did it on purpose.

Tyler & Whitney have been close friends for four years. He said she started calling him about her problems.He kept it a secret and didn't tell anybody until now... The Houston family had many demons. Still seems to have them with that coffin picture being sold to that rag.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #439 posted 02/24/12 6:26pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Timmy84 said:

He also mentioned that Whitney had went through some mess all her life. He mentioned something about how when she was little she suffered an "incident" that almost left her voice gone. If you watched Whitney's "Driven" episode on VH-1, they mentioned that in 1974 when Whitney was approaching 11 that they said that a hanger had lodged in her throat "accidentally" by her brother Michael. The fact that Tyler said "incidentally" instead of "accidentally" shows that she had problems at home prior to her being in show business... Whitney and Tyler must've been REALLY close.

Yea! I heard about her hanger "Incident". It was said her brother did it on purpose.

Tyler & Whitney have been close friends for four years. He said she started calling him about her problems.He kept it a secret and didn't tell anybody until now... The Houston family had many demons. Still seems to have them with that coffin picture being sold to that rag.

I'm still thinking Pat or her brother Ray (who was Whitney's bodyguard) sold that pic of her coffin picture. Michael was the only other sibling that Whitney's parents had. Gary Houston was originally born Gary Garland and was Cissy's son from a previous marriage. It seems as if Michael was a distant person. I posted a family picture with him in it, he definitely look like someone who would start some shit.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #440 posted 02/24/12 7:08pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Yea! I heard about her hanger "Incident". It was said her brother did it on purpose.

Tyler & Whitney have been close friends for four years. He said she started calling him about her problems.He kept it a secret and didn't tell anybody until now... The Houston family had many demons. Still seems to have them with that coffin picture being sold to that rag.

I'm still thinking Pat or her brother Ray (who was Whitney's bodyguard) sold that pic of her coffin picture. Michael was the only other sibling that Whitney's parents had. Gary Houston was originally born Gary Garland and was Cissy's son from a previous marriage. It seems as if Michael was a distant person. I posted a family picture with him in it, he definitely look like someone who would start some shit.

I know Gary was adopted by John Whitney's father. But both of the brothers were heavy drug users.Ray was the one that spoke at the Funeral? I think Tyler has his suspicion's on who did it.But is not saying anything. He has been a lot of help to that family. But their a hot mess...

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #441 posted 02/24/12 7:15pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Timmy84 said:

I'm still thinking Pat or her brother Ray (who was Whitney's bodyguard) sold that pic of her coffin picture. Michael was the only other sibling that Whitney's parents had. Gary Houston was originally born Gary Garland and was Cissy's son from a previous marriage. It seems as if Michael was a distant person. I posted a family picture with him in it, he definitely look like someone who would start some shit.

I know Gary was adopted by John Whitney's father. But both of the brothers were heavy drug users.Ray was the one that spoke at the Funeral? I think Tyler has his suspicion's on who did it.But is not saying anything. He has been a lot of help to that family. But their a hot mess...

Yeah John adopted him. Gary's full name now is Gary Garland Houston.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #442 posted 02/24/12 7:29pm

silverchild

Came across these videos...Bobby and Whitney had alot of love and aspiration for each other. This was last year at the funeral of Bobby's mother.





Whitney was in great voice when she did "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." God bless her!
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Reply #443 posted 02/24/12 7:31pm

Timmy84

No doubt Whitney could still sing, I just wished she'd taken better care of it. Sad.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #444 posted 02/24/12 7:39pm

silverchild

Timmy84 said:

No doubt Whitney could still sing, I just wished she'd taken better care of it. Sad.



True. Perseverance is the key. But she could still blow.
[Edited 2/24/12 19:48pm]
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Reply #445 posted 02/24/12 7:45pm

Harlepolis

That brought tears to my eyes. Simple, understated yet so effective. Listening to this performance of "Precious Lord" make wonder the shouldas couldas wouldas had Nippy sang with an intimate setting behind her voice.

Reply #446 posted 02/24/12 7:45pm

Timmy84

silverchild said:

Timmy84 said:

No doubt Whitney could still sing, I just wished she'd taken better care of it. Sad.

True. Preservance is the key. But she could still blow.

Plus I think if Clive had given her MORE TIME, Whitney on tour wouldn't have been a bad thing about four, five years after she LEFT Bobby, you'd think...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #447 posted 02/24/12 7:52pm

silverchild

Timmy84 said:

 



silverchild said:


Timmy84 said:

No doubt Whitney could still sing, I just wished she'd taken better care of it. Sad.



True. Preservance is the key. But she could still blow.

Plus I think if Clive had given her MORE TIME, Whitney on tour wouldn't have been a bad thing about four, five years after she LEFT Bobby, you'd think...



Yeah. Plus, the whole I Look To You fiasco just wasn't what it was supposed to be. It was basically about Whitney's re-emergence more than a true return to form. Clive should've given her more time to really refocus and hone her vocal skills a little more.
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Reply #448 posted 02/24/12 7:55pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Why Entertainment Tonight not airing this? They showing evrything else that she in. They want everybody to think they wasn't communicating...

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #449 posted 02/24/12 8:29pm

BitetheBeat

Timmy84 said:

Tyler Perry discusses how mortified he was when the public knew about her body flying back to Newark:

Tyler Perry On Whitney Houston Death: “I Was Mortified That People Would Be That Disrespectful” [EXCLUSIVE]

Listen here:

http://majicatl.com/photo...exclusive/

Tyler disbelief! Whoa new found respect for that brother. Whitney bawl !

Reply #450 posted 02/24/12 8:47pm

Timmy84

silverchild said:

Timmy84 said:

Plus I think if Clive had given her MORE TIME, Whitney on tour wouldn't have been a bad thing about four, five years after she LEFT Bobby, you'd think...

Yeah. Plus, the whole I Look To You fiasco just wasn't what it was supposed to be. It was basically about Whitney's re-emergence more than a true return to form. Clive should've given her more time to really refocus and hone her vocal skills a little more.

Exactly. I got a "here I go again" look from Whitney whenever her comeback would come up in the interview with Harpo.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #451 posted 02/24/12 9:00pm

BitetheBeat

Used and abused...

Reply #452 posted 02/25/12 4:41am

lameless

carlcranshaw said:

Not to sound like CSI: Arista but a lot of things don't add up.

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Why after Whitney's passing was Brandy so gung ho to play her in a movie?

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Why after Whitney's passing are people/fans acting so crazy?

That interview with Brandy was from weeks before Whitney's death. She is a Whitney Houston fan from childhood, in case you didn't know.

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Reply #453 posted 02/25/12 7:21am

carlcranshaw

lameless said:

carlcranshaw said:

Not to sound like CSI: Arista but a lot of things don't add up.

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Why after Whitney's passing was Brandy so gung ho to play her in a movie?

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Why after Whitney's passing are people/fans acting so crazy?

That interview with Brandy was from weeks before Whitney's death. She is a Whitney Houston fan from childhood, in case you didn't know.

Hi Lameless,

How are you?

A lot of the online boards were making it sound like it was this big new "mysterious" new interview/scandal.

It isn't "acting crazy". It's trying to figure out what may have happened behind the scenes.

(Although it won't change anything or bring Whitney back.)

Have a great weekend!

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Reply #454 posted 02/25/12 8:23am

lameless

carlcranshaw said:

lameless said:

Why after Whitney's passing are people/fans acting so crazy?

That interview with Brandy was from weeks before Whitney's death. She is a Whitney Houston fan from childhood, in case you didn't know.

Hi Lameless,

How are you?

A lot of the online boards were making it sound like it was this big new "mysterious" new interview/scandal.

It isn't "acting crazy". It's trying to figure out what may have happened behind the scenes.

(Although it won't change anything or bring Whitney back.)

Have a great weekend!

I'm fine, thanks. Just reading this thread and shaking my head at all the speculation and conspiracy theories. So many people need to have a seat, including Tyler Perry. I hate that when a celebrity dies people feel the need to come out of the woods and air out dirty laundry. It's all good, though. You reap what you sow. That's how I know that no one is to blame for Whitney's death except Whitney. I loved her, but let's be real.

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Reply #455 posted 02/25/12 8:39am

KCOOLMUZIQ

lameless said:

carlcranshaw said:

Hi Lameless,

How are you?

A lot of the online boards were making it sound like it was this big new "mysterious" new interview/scandal.

It isn't "acting crazy". It's trying to figure out what may have happened behind the scenes.

(Although it won't change anything or bring Whitney back.)

Have a great weekend!

I'm fine, thanks. Just reading this thread and shaking my head at all the speculation and conspiracy theories. So many people need to have a seat, including Tyler Perry. I hate that when a celebrity dies people feel the need to come out of the woods and air out dirty laundry. It's all good, though. You reap what you sow. That's how I know that no one is to blame for Whitney's death except Whitney. I loved her, but let's be real.

eek

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #456 posted 02/25/12 9:23am

SEANMAN

Whitney obliterating Fergie in a matter of seconds

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
Reply #457 posted 02/25/12 10:09am

WaterInYourBath

Has Patti LaBelle ever publicly talked about Whitney? No one has mentioned her lately.

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Reply #458 posted 02/25/12 10:57am

Timmy84

WaterInYourBath said:

Has Patti LaBelle ever publicly talked about Whitney? No one has mentioned her lately.

Nope.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #459 posted 02/25/12 11:02am

banks

Timmy84 said:

WaterInYourBath said:

Has Patti LaBelle ever publicly talked about Whitney? No one has mentioned her lately.

Nope.

yea she did via facebook

Patti LaBelle [via Facebook]: My heart is broken and words cannot fully describe how I feel. Whitney Houston was a star in every sense of the word. Class and beauty personified. And her gifts and talent literally changed the world. She will truly and forever be missed. My heart and prayers are with her daughter, her mother, her loved ones and her fans all over the world.

Reply #460 posted 02/25/12 11:05am

Identity

Mary J Blige

Mary J. Blige Talks Whitney Houston & Drug Abuse

Feb 25, 2012

http://soundcloud.com/dwe...terview-on

Reply #461 posted 02/25/12 11:07am

WaterInYourBath

banks said:

Timmy84 said:

Nope.

yea she did via facebook

Patti LaBelle [via Facebook]: My heart is broken and words cannot fully describe how I feel. Whitney Houston was a star in every sense of the word. Class and beauty personified. And her gifts and talent literally changed the world. She will truly and forever be missed. My heart and prayers are with her daughter, her mother, her loved ones and her fans all over the world.

Cool. That's awesome. Thanks. smile

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Reply #462 posted 02/25/12 11:09am

Timmy84

banks said:

Timmy84 said:

Nope.

yea she did via facebook

Patti LaBelle [via Facebook]: My heart is broken and words cannot fully describe how I feel. Whitney Houston was a star in every sense of the word. Class and beauty personified. And her gifts and talent literally changed the world. She will truly and forever be missed. My heart and prayers are with her daughter, her mother, her loved ones and her fans all over the world.

Oh OK, didn't know. Cool.

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Reply #463 posted 02/25/12 11:59am

silverchild

Has Denzel said anything about Whitney? I don't think so. I think he's busy promoting his new film. confused
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Reply #464 posted 02/25/12 12:13pm

Identity

Denzel's Comments

“How could you not listen to that voice or look at that face?” says Denzel Washington, who costarred with Houston in her third film, The Preacher’s Wife. “The audience was drawn to her in a way that’s hard to explain.”

http://www.thedailybeast....uston.html

Reply #465 posted 02/25/12 12:29pm

dreamer218

Timmy84 said:

Is that Cissy and Dionne on her wall?

Reply #466 posted 02/25/12 12:35pm

BitetheBeat

Yup sad

Reply #467 posted 02/25/12 12:54pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

dreamer218 said:

Timmy84 said:

Is that Cissy and Dionne on her wall?

Dionne looks more like Whitney's mother than Cissy to me..

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #468 posted 02/25/12 1:06pm

SEANMAN

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

dreamer218 said:

Is that Cissy and Dionne on her wall?

Dionne looks more like Whitney's mother than Cissy to me..

I agree. I never thought Whitney favored Cissy at all. And the older she got, the more she looked like Dionne.
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Reply #469 posted 02/25/12 2:00pm

SEANMAN

PURE MAGIC

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Reply #470 posted 02/25/12 4:05pm

Terrib3Towel

Yeah, Whitney favores Dionne ALOT. It's a running Joke in the Whitney communities that Dionne gave Whitney to Cissy to raise lol.

Reply #471 posted 02/25/12 4:13pm

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

Yeah, Whitney favores Dionne ALOT. It's a running Joke in the Whitney communities that Dionne gave Whitney to Cissy to raise lol.

I remember that. lol

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Reply #472 posted 02/25/12 4:28pm

prodigalfan

Timmy84 said:

Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) to Wendy: "You crucified Whitney!"

Janet Hubert

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?

The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why? What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS? Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of? Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women whocan’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)

You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over. Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.


I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert


Janet Hubert to Wendy Wil... | EURweb

wow, brave of her, but oh so true. And as consumers of the gossip...this is a cause for pause for many people... myself included.
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Reply #473 posted 02/25/12 5:07pm

mynameisnotsusan

SEANMAN said:

PURE MAGIC

Cissy sounds divine heart

Thirsty ass ho
Reply #474 posted 02/25/12 7:00pm

Dren5

My brother told me about this and I was mildly discombobulated for a couple minutes, couldn't think straight. Just really sad. No, I wasn't a fan but I do have positive memories associated with some of her songs and I always thought that despite all the shit people talk and all the people making bets and all that bullshit, that she'd outlive pretty much all of us. Just really unfortunate, I hope she's at peace now.

Reply #475 posted 02/25/12 11:40pm

OzlemUcucu

I just found that amazing song, that I had never heard before. What an incredible voice. I think I come to terms that she was seriously incredible

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Reply #476 posted 02/26/12 6:28am

loveletter

this has the funniest Nippy tribute:

a fan of Whitney.

within this loveletter

[Edited 2/26/12 6:30am]

Special Thanks 2 Paisley Park and The DownLoad Society
Reply #477 posted 02/26/12 7:09am

aardvark15

loveletter said:

this has the funniest Nippy tribute:

a fan of Whitney.

within this loveletter

[Edited 2/26/12 6:30am]

I love this series. Such a sweet tribute to Whitney

"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
"Flesh against flesh, And God Created Woman"
Reply #478 posted 02/26/12 8:27am

KCOOLMUZIQ

biggrin Its true Aretha does not like other females & I'm still not buying her excuse for not showing up at Whitney's funeral. Whether she shows the invite & parking passes or not. Whitney coming from heaven is classic. giggle

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #479 posted 02/26/12 8:29am

Astasheiks

The Insider reported last night that Whitney had some jewelry worth approx. $500 million

$500,000 (half a million) actually showed armed police/security guarding her plot. How long will they have to do this? Seem like if the family was going to bury her with that amount of jewelry they would have put her in a private masuloem like Michael Jackson especially knowing that the tv media would have it blasted exposed on their show. They even talked about the fear of grave robbers on the show during the same segment....

[Edited 2/26/12 9:31am]

Reply #480 posted 02/26/12 8:39am

KCOOLMUZIQ

Astasheiks said:

The Insider reported last night that Whitney had some jewelry worth approx. $500 million and actually showed armed police/security guarding her plot. How long will they have to do this? Seem like if the family was going to bury her with that amount of jewelry they would have put her in a private masuloem like Michael Jackson especially knowing that the tv media would have it blasted exposed on their show. They even talked about the fear of grave robbers on the show during the same segment....

Its $500.000 not 500 million. I seriously doubt they left that jewelry on her....

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #481 posted 02/26/12 9:28am

Astasheiks

Yea, My bad, I meant a $ Half of Million, still thats alot.

Reply #482 posted 02/26/12 9:34am

Identity

Reply #483 posted 02/26/12 10:32am

SUPRMAN

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Astasheiks said:

The Insider reported last night that Whitney had some jewelry worth approx. $500 million and actually showed armed police/security guarding her plot. How long will they have to do this? Seem like if the family was going to bury her with that amount of jewelry they would have put her in a private masuloem like Michael Jackson especially knowing that the tv media would have it blasted exposed on their show. They even talked about the fear of grave robbers on the show during the same segment....

Its $500.000 not 500 million. I seriously doubt they left that jewelry on her....

Seeing as she was not interred directly after the funeral leads me to believe that 1) they did remove the jewelry or replace it with paste; 2) the casket was sealed; 3) the casket is encased in lead or stone before interment.

If it's encased, they aren't going to have enough time rob it or move it.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #484 posted 02/26/12 10:53am

Cinnamon234

Identity said:

I bought this magazine the other day. I thought it was a bit pricey but it is a collectors edition and I like Whitney so I had to have it. The pictures they used are very beautiful and I like how it shows the different periods of Whitney's life and career. Overall, it was a very nice tribute to the astoundingly talented and beautiful Whitney.

She really was great and i'll always miss her

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"I Feel Like I've Been On This Earth...Many Times Before"-RIP Teena Marie pray
Reply #485 posted 02/26/12 12:37pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Cinnamon234 said:

Identity said:

I bought this magazine the other day. I thought it was a bit pricey but it is a collectors edition and I like Whitney so I had to have it. The pictures they used are very beautiful and I like how it shows the different periods of Whitney's life and career. Overall, it was a very nice tribute to the astoundingly talented and beautiful Whitney.

She really was great and i'll always miss her

How much was it?

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #486 posted 02/26/12 12:46pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

SUPRMAN said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Its $500.000 not 500 million. I seriously doubt they left that jewelry on her....

Seeing as she was not interred directly after the funeral leads me to believe that 1) they did remove the jewelry or replace it with paste; 2) the casket was sealed; 3) the casket is encased in lead or stone before interment.

If it's encased, they aren't going to have enough time rob it or move it.

So that is why they have round the clock arm guards????

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #487 posted 02/26/12 1:31pm

banks

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

SUPRMAN said:

Seeing as she was not interred directly after the funeral leads me to believe that 1) they did remove the jewelry or replace it with paste; 2) the casket was sealed; 3) the casket is encased in lead or stone before interment.

If it's encased, they aren't going to have enough time rob it or move it.

So that is why they have round the clock arm guards????

Like SUPR I don't believe they buried her with that kind of Jewelery and I don't know if you ever saw someone buried as of late but in the grave there's a cement box that house the casket and then they through the dirt on top of that.. I believe the guards are there just to stop anyone who might be thinking of disturbing the site since that story was published about her being buried with the valuables.. once the grave settles they won't be there anymore

Reply #488 posted 02/26/12 2:36pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

banks said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

So that is why they have round the clock arm guards????

Like SUPR I don't believe they buried her with that kind of Jewelery and I don't know if you ever saw someone buried as of late but in the grave there's a cement box that house the casket and then they through the dirt on top of that.. I believe the guards are there just to stop anyone who might be thinking of disturbing the site since that story was published about her being buried with the valuables.. once the grave settles they won't be there anymore

feeling ill

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #489 posted 02/26/12 3:56pm

Identity

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Cinnamon234 said:

I bought this magazine the other day. I thought it was a bit pricey but it is a collectors edition and I like Whitney so I had to have it. The pictures they used are very beautiful and I like how it shows the different periods of Whitney's life and career. Overall, it was a very nice tribute to the astoundingly talented and beautiful Whitney.

She really was great and i'll always miss her

How much was it?

The 96-page special tribute retails for $19.95.

Reply #490 posted 02/26/12 4:48pm

Timmy84

Since it's been almost ten years, let's bring this back up. The footage of Whitney and her daughter now seems sad in retrospect and Whitney's comments about Clive being a Svengali is very telling now that I know what Svengali really means.

[Edited 2/26/12 16:51pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #491 posted 02/26/12 6:05pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Identity said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

How much was it?

The 96-page special tribute retails for $19.95.

That is a lot. But way least then I paid for a concert program. But good enough for "The Voice".

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #492 posted 02/26/12 6:39pm

Timmy84

Can someone tell me what year this is? Looks 1997-ish...

[Edited 2/26/12 18:40pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #493 posted 02/26/12 6:46pm

Terrib3Towel

That's from 1997. She was singing for the opening of that stadium. It was in tribute for former Olympic winners I believe.

Reply #494 posted 02/26/12 6:49pm

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

That's from 1997. She was singing for the opening of that stadium. It was in tribute for former Olympic winners I believe.

Now I remember! Thanks.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #495 posted 02/26/12 7:33pm

Timmy84

Houston family fact: I guess the fans know but did y'all know that Cissy's mother died when she was only 5?

[Edited 2/26/12 19:58pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #496 posted 02/26/12 7:54pm

aardvark15

Timmy84 said:

Houston family fact: I guess the fans know but did y'all know that Whitney's mother's mother died when she was only 5?

You might want to rephraze that

"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
"Flesh against flesh, And God Created Woman"
Reply #497 posted 02/26/12 7:58pm

Timmy84

aardvark15 said:

Timmy84 said:

Houston family fact: I guess the fans know but did y'all know that Whitney's mother's mother died when she was only 5?

You might want to rephraze that

Her grandma. I know it comes out looking wrong.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #498 posted 02/26/12 9:31pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

aardvark15 said:

You might want to rephraze that

Her grandma. I know it comes out looking wrong.

How did her grandma pass away?????

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #499 posted 02/26/12 9:37pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Timmy84 said:

Her grandma. I know it comes out looking wrong.

How did her grandma pass away?????

I forget. I gotta read up on that.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #500 posted 02/26/12 9:39pm

Timmy84

^^ Just read she died from cerebral hemorrhage.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #501 posted 02/26/12 9:49pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Whitney had a very ruff upbringing than I ever thought...I see how she had to go take ransom money to get Bobby released from drug dealers he owned money to. They wanted half a million. She had to be pretty tuff to go do that alone..

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #502 posted 02/26/12 10:12pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney had a very ruff upbringing than I ever thought...I see how she had to go take ransom money to get Bobby released from drug dealers he owned money to. They wanted half a million. She had to be pretty tuff to go do that alone..

I read that. I think she was on cocaine for a good 20 years before she finally admitted it.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #503 posted 02/26/12 10:36pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney had a very ruff upbringing than I ever thought...I see how she had to go take ransom money to get Bobby released from drug dealers he owned money to. They wanted half a million. She had to be pretty tuff to go do that alone..

I read that. I think she was on cocaine for a good 20 years before she finally admitted it.

giggle I agree! Even in the interview with Diane Sawyer, she first denied it than later she admitted to it, in the same hour. Whitney knew how 2 party. She lived a full life. But was cut way too short. What is sad she said she felt old.....She accomplished a lot in her short years & opened a lot of doors for other female singers..That is why Aretha was jealous of her..

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #504 posted 02/26/12 10:43pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Timmy84 said:

I read that. I think she was on cocaine for a good 20 years before she finally admitted it.

giggle I agree! Even in the interview with Diane Sawyer, she first denied it than later she admitted to it, in the same hour. Whitney knew how 2 party. She lived a full life. But was cut way too short. What is sad she said she felt old.....She accomplished a lot in her short years & opened a lot of doors for other female singers..That is why Aretha was jealous of her..

She denied she smoke crack (which is a cheaper form of cocaine) but admitted to cocaine, possibly the powder kind. She all but admitted she did crack in the Oprah interview, but she called it "rock cocaine" and even then she still was like "well we didn't do crack" but she did. She and Bobby were smoking that primo (cocaine-laced blunts).

[Edited 2/26/12 22:45pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #505 posted 02/26/12 11:02pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

giggle I agree! Even in the interview with Diane Sawyer, she first denied it than later she admitted to it, in the same hour. Whitney knew how 2 party. She lived a full life. But was cut way too short. What is sad she said she felt old.....She accomplished a lot in her short years & opened a lot of doors for other female singers..That is why Aretha was jealous of her..

She denied she smoke crack (which is a cheaper form of cocaine) but admitted to cocaine, possibly the powder kind. She all but admitted she did crack in the Oprah interview, but she called it "rock cocaine" and even then she still was like "well we didn't do crack" but she did. She and Bobby were smoking that primo (crack cocaine-laced blunts).

Diane specifically asked her in the beginning of that interview about certain substances she used on why she was so skinny and one was cocaine. She shook her head no. But then later admitted to it.She didn't admit to it until after Bobby came out & left. Bobby was definitely using primo before Whitney. They don't call it primo anymore. He may have started sniffing coke with Whitney. She definitely had the look & actions of someone on crack...I thought she was hilarious in that interview....

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #506 posted 02/26/12 11:14pm

Timmy84

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Timmy84 said:

She denied she smoke crack (which is a cheaper form of cocaine) but admitted to cocaine, possibly the powder kind. She all but admitted she did crack in the Oprah interview, but she called it "rock cocaine" and even then she still was like "well we didn't do crack" but she did. She and Bobby were smoking that primo (crack cocaine-laced blunts).

Diane specifically asked her in the beginning of that interview about certain substances she used on why she was so skinny and one was cocaine. She shook her head no. But then later admitted to it.She didn't admit to it until after Bobby came out & left. Bobby was definitely using primo before Whitney. They don't call it primo anymore. He may have started sniffing coke with Whitney. She definitely had the look & actions of someone on crack...I thought she was hilarious in that interview....

Yeah she did. I actually thought she wasn't gonna admit to it. After that denial of crack, I thought "oh" but when she said she had tried cocaine, weed, pills and alcohol "at times" I was like "whoa" at first but at least she admitted. As a fan I just wanted her to get well. sad Bobby definitely was on that primo before he came back home (and snooped in on Whitney's interview like a burglar lol), remember he was always wiping his face because he was sweating profusely.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #507 posted 02/26/12 11:18pm

KemiVA

I hadn't heard this Whitney song in years. Underrated jam...Dance song with a universal, motivational message. Probably the closest she ever got to singing a gospel-like song during the 1980's phase of her solo career.

Reply #508 posted 02/27/12 2:35am

mynameisnotsusan

loveletter said:

this has the funniest Nippy tribute:

a fan of Whitney.

within this loveletter

[Edited 2/26/12 6:30am]

lol Funny and clever.

Thirsty ass ho
Reply #509 posted 02/27/12 6:18am

prodigalfan

Identity said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

How much was it?

The 96-page special tribute retails for .$19.95.

eek
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #510 posted 02/27/12 6:35am

prodigalfan

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney had a very ruff upbringing than I ever thought...I see how she had to go take ransom money to get Bobby released from drug dealers he owned money to. They wanted half a million. She had to be pretty tuff to go do that alone..

wow, that is amazing.

I never watched that show Being Bobby because I do not like "coonery" type reality shows like this and Flava Flav's show... hollywood paying big bucks for black people to act like asshole fuck ups. I know people who get all of their impression of African Americans from damn TV... and you know they are watching Jerry Springer etc.

So I never saw that side of Whitney.

So all of this info just amazes me.

[Edited 2/27/12 6:38am]

"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #511 posted 02/27/12 7:56am

KCOOLMUZIQ

prodigalfan said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney had a very ruff upbringing than I ever thought...I see how she had to go take ransom money to get Bobby released from drug dealers he owned money to. They wanted half a million. She had to be pretty tuff to go do that alone..

wow, that is amazing.

I never watched that show Being Bobby because I do not like "coonery" type reality shows like this and Flava Flav's show... hollywood paying big bucks for black people to act like asshole fuck ups. I know people who get all of their impression of African Americans from damn TV... and you know they are watching Jerry Springer etc.

So I never saw that side of Whitney.

So all of this info just amazes me.

[Edited 2/27/12 6:38am]

This show wasn't coonery it was real. It showed the REAL Whitney . Orginally it was suppose to be just Bobby. But Whitney came on. It did ruin her image. But it was real...

[Edited 2/27/12 14:07pm]

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #512 posted 02/27/12 10:33am

petes2

prodigalfan said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney had a very ruff upbringing than I ever thought...I see how she had to go take ransom money to get Bobby released from drug dealers he owned money to. They wanted half a million. She had to be pretty tuff to go do that alone..

wow, that is amazing.

I never watched that show Being Bobby because I do not like "coonery" type reality shows like this and Flava Flav's show... hollywood paying big bucks for black people to act like asshole fuck ups. I know people who get all of their impression of African Americans from damn TV... and you know they are watching Jerry Springer etc.

So I never saw that side of Whitney.

So all of this info just amazes me.

[Edited 2/27/12 6:38am]

you're right, I don't know if you're black but I'm an Indian who's been around black people all my life and I hate that. But until the few who benefit knock it off it will continue. Then you do have a huge segment of our country and the rest of the world who think that that is the only kind of black people that exist. I aint crazy about white people but i've been out of my comfort zone more than enough to know that they ain't all just one type of person. Most people do not live like I have though, so they really do believe all the stereotypes and then there is a subculture hanging out on corners in every major city which reinforces what white people think in their own faces. it's just very innacurate, the idea of black women as mouthy drama queens named laqueesha and all the brothers as fuckups is tragic when you've been around black women enough to know that some of them are just the sweetest, kindest women you'll ever meet and the men have a lot more empathy than most men do in this society. It's terrible but what can we do?

Reply #513 posted 02/27/12 10:39am

petes2

SUPRMAN said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Its $500.000 not 500 million. I seriously doubt they left that jewelry on her....

Seeing as she was not interred directly after the funeral leads me to believe that 1) they did remove the jewelry or replace it with paste; 2) the casket was sealed; 3) the casket is encased in lead or stone before interment.

If it's encased, they aren't going to have enough time rob it or move it.

iv'e said it before when an icon dies that Elvis was a precedent in many ways and one of those ways was that there was an attempt to dig up his body shortly after his death. Michaels family took the cue and reportedly had him buried 500 feet down and in cement. But really, it's the culty type of icons like a james dean or Bruce Lee who have deal with the craziest shit. Bruce's grave is in my city and it's always been open to the public and with his crazy fans, I've always been surprised no one took his body, someone did steal his tombstone however. i think his grave was finally concretted in after about 25 years to stop the psychos from trying that shit. Whitney? not a cult icon but if you're gonna bury someone with thousands of dollars in jewelry and publicize it to the world, expect trouble.

Reply #514 posted 02/27/12 1:45pm

HotGritz

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

prodigalfan said:

wow, that is amazing.

I never watched that show Being Bobby because I do not like "coonery" type reality shows like this and Flava Flav's show... hollywood paying big bucks for black people to act like asshole fuck ups. I know people who get all of their impression of African Americans from damn TV... and you know they are watching Jerry Springer etc.

So I never saw that side of Whitney.

So all of this info just amazes me.

[Edited 2/27/12 6:38am]

This show wasn't coonery it was real. It showed the REAL Whitney not the glossy fake prissy one that she put on for the media. Orginally it was suppose to be just Bobby. But Whitney came on. It did ruin her image. But it was real...

no no no! Whitney was never fake! That glossy and prissy image you speak of was ALSO the real Whitney. Remember she was not only hood and from the rough tracks but she was also of the church, of a two-parent household and was loved and reared to be a lady. Its a disservice to her memory and legacy to insinuate that the class act we all saw was indeed an ACT. Whitney, like most of us, didn't have just one side to her. She, imho, was the type of woman who could hold her own in nearly every enviroment and among any group of people.

Also, while the reality show did not help her image, I don't think it runied it per se. I think it just made her look bad and reinforced the belief many held which was that Bobby was bringing her down. They just appeared to be high on too many episodes. sad

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #515 posted 02/27/12 2:16pm

Timmy84

Whitney was very complex anyway so it's hard to say which side was "the real her". Maybe some part of her public image was a persona but there was some realness there too.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #516 posted 02/27/12 2:16pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

HotGritz said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

This show wasn't coonery it was real. It showed the REAL Whitney . Orginally it was suppose to be just Bobby. But Whitney came on. It did ruin her image. But it was real...

no no no! Whitney was never fake! That glossy and prissy image you speak of was ALSO the real Whitney. Remember she was not only hood and from the rough tracks but she was also of the church, of a two-parent household and was loved and reared to be a lady. Its a disservice to her memory and legacy to insinuate that the class act we all saw was indeed an ACT. Whitney, like most of us, didn't have just one side to her. She, imho, was the type of woman who could hold her own in nearly every enviroment and among any group of people.

Also, while the reality show did not help her image, I don't think it runied it per se. I think it just made her look bad and reinforced the belief many held which was that Bobby was bringing her down. They just appeared to be high on too many episodes. sad

I like to tell the truth. Whitney's parents weren't really together. It was just for the cameras to give her a more wholesome image. But they were actually seperated. Whitney's father John was seeing a close acquaintance to Whitney around her age who he eventually married.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #517 posted 02/27/12 2:29pm

HotGritz

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

HotGritz said:

no no no! Whitney was never fake! That glossy and prissy image you speak of was ALSO the real Whitney. Remember she was not only hood and from the rough tracks but she was also of the church, of a two-parent household and was loved and reared to be a lady. Its a disservice to her memory and legacy to insinuate that the class act we all saw was indeed an ACT. Whitney, like most of us, didn't have just one side to her. She, imho, was the type of woman who could hold her own in nearly every enviroment and among any group of people.

Also, while the reality show did not help her image, I don't think it runied it per se. I think it just made her look bad and reinforced the belief many held which was that Bobby was bringing her down. They just appeared to be high on too many episodes. sad

I like to tell the truth. Whitney's parents weren't really together. It was just for the cameras to give her a more wholesome image. But they were actually seperated. Whitney's father John was seeing a close acquaintance to Whitney around her age who he eventually married.

Well consider me hoodwinked because Whitney seemed to love her father. Wasn't she buried next to him? Why be buried next to a man who was not an integral part of your upbringing.

I can certainly believe that Whitney's parents may have fallen out of love with each other when Whitney was a child but they remained married and indeed co-parented their children so that is enough of a two-parent household definition imho. As long as the child feels like they have both their mother and father to rely upon and there is no violence or abuse done in front of the kids then we can say the parents worked together to raise the kids. Can't we?

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #518 posted 02/27/12 2:33pm

Timmy84

Whitney loved both her parents. In fact, when Whitney's parents got divorced, the children took the side of the father because the father was a househusband.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #519 posted 02/27/12 2:34pm

Timmy84

Whitney's mother was almost always on the road from the time Whitney was a tyke.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #520 posted 02/27/12 2:37pm

HotGritz

Timmy84 said:

Whitney loved both her parents. In fact, when Whitney's parents got divorced, the children took the side of the father because the father was a househusband.

Yes. That is what I heard about her upbringing; that is was the father who spent the most time with the kids because momma Cissy was working so much.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #521 posted 02/27/12 2:42pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

HotGritz said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

I like to tell the truth. Whitney's parents weren't really together. It was just for the cameras to give her a more wholesome image. But they were actually seperated. Whitney's father John was seeing a close acquaintance to Whitney around her age who he eventually married.

Well consider me hoodwinked because Whitney seemed to love her father. Wasn't she buried next to him? Why be buried next to a man who was not an integral part of your upbringing.

I can certainly believe that Whitney's parents may have fallen out of love with each other when Whitney was a child but they remained married and indeed co-parented their children so that is enough of a two-parent household definition imho. As long as the child feels like they have both their mother and father to rely upon and there is no violence or abuse done in front of the kids then we can say the parents worked together to raise the kids. Can't we?

I never said she didn't love her father. U putting words in my mouth. I was just stating facts, that things are not what they always seem to be in the entertainment industry...Image wise...

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #522 posted 02/27/12 2:45pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

Timmy84 said:

Whitney loved both her parents. In fact, when Whitney's parents got divorced, the children took the side of the father because the father was a househusband.

Yes. That is what I heard about her upbringing; that is was the father who spent the most time with the kids because momma Cissy was working so much.

Yeah, not saying Cissy was a bad mother but she worked mostly to help the family get money. I did hear John had a job too and was respected in Jersey (after seeing his obituary). That's what she did to get them out of Newark and they moved to East Orange, New Jersey.

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Reply #523 posted 02/27/12 2:54pm

HotGritz

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

HotGritz said:

Well consider me hoodwinked because Whitney seemed to love her father. Wasn't she buried next to him? Why be buried next to a man who was not an integral part of your upbringing.

I can certainly believe that Whitney's parents may have fallen out of love with each other when Whitney was a child but they remained married and indeed co-parented their children so that is enough of a two-parent household definition imho. As long as the child feels like they have both their mother and father to rely upon and there is no violence or abuse done in front of the kids then we can say the parents worked together to raise the kids. Can't we?

I never said she didn't love her father. U putting words in my mouth. I was just stating facts, that things are not what they always seem to be in the entertainment industry...Image wise...

We are misunderstanding each other. I'm not accusing you of saying Nippy didn't love her daddy. I am disputing your initial charge - before you edited your post - that the Whitney we are most familiar with (the wholesome Whitney) was fake. I dispute that based on her church background, her having two parents, and her being so close to her father- not to mention her brother. That is often criteria for a wholesome adult woman; a loving family and strong ties to the church. It was the drugs that ruined her. The drugs did not make her more REAL.

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Reply #524 posted 02/27/12 3:12pm

BitetheBeat

^HotGritz and Timmy84 nod! Whitney had home training. Also parents can break apart(happens alot) or whatever doesn't mean they dont love their kids or the kids dont love them.

Whitney was apart of the memorandum at The 84th Oscar Awards

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Reply #525 posted 02/27/12 3:34pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

HotGritz said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

I never said she didn't love her father. U putting words in my mouth. I was just stating facts, that things are not what they always seem to be in the entertainment industry...Image wise...

We are misunderstanding each other. I'm not accusing you of saying Nippy didn't love her daddy. I am disputing your initial charge - before you edited your post - that the Whitney we are most familiar with (the wholesome Whitney) was fake. I dispute that based on her church background, her having two parents, and her being so close to her father- not to mention her brother. That is often criteria for a wholesome adult woman; a loving family and strong ties to the church. It was the drugs that ruined her. The drugs did not make her more REAL.

If that's what u want to think.I'm not going to argue with u about the late beautiful Whitney. I'll just let U continue to live in fantasyland at Disneyland......

[Edited 2/27/12 15:47pm]

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #526 posted 02/27/12 3:43pm

HotGritz

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

HotGritz said:

We are misunderstanding each other. I'm not accusing you of saying Nippy didn't love her daddy. I am disputing your initial charge - before you edited your post - that the Whitney we are most familiar with (the wholesome Whitney) was fake. I dispute that based on her church background, her having two parents, and her being so close to her father- not to mention her brother. That is often criteria for a wholesome adult woman; a loving family and strong ties to the church. It was the drugs that ruined her. The drugs did not make her more REAL.

If that's what u want to think.I'm not going to argue with u about the late beautiful Whitney. I'll just let U continue to live in fanasyland at Disneyland......

I've changed my mind. We are not misunderstanding each other. You are misunderstanding me.

Carry on.

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Reply #527 posted 02/27/12 10:05pm

mookie

Just saw on another board that dickhead Anderson Cooper is doing a segment on his show tomorrow about Krissi. The show is called "Help my addicted daughter."

It's messd up that the media made Whitney's life a living hell and now they have moved on to her daughter.

Reply #528 posted 02/28/12 9:45am

HotGritz

mookie said:

Just saw on another board that dickhead Anderson Cooper is doing a segment on his show tomorrow about Krissi. The show is called "Help my addicted daughter."

It's messd up that the media made Whitney's life a living hell and now they have moved on to her daughter.

OMG what? eek

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Reply #529 posted 02/28/12 11:30am

Timmy84

mookie said:

Just saw on another board that dickhead Anderson Cooper is doing a segment on his show tomorrow about Krissi. The show is called "Help my addicted daughter."

It's messd up that the media made Whitney's life a living hell and now they have moved on to her daughter.

Someone needs to put a muzzle on the folks in CNN seriously.

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Reply #530 posted 02/28/12 11:53am

TD3

It must be hard to live in the public eye and have a millions of people make up their minds who they think who you are or not, and saddle you with their expectations of what you should be. Granted people who don't live in spotlight are faced with these same issues more or less; I' hope by the time Ms. Houston reached 40 if not earlier she was able to say, fuck yawl whatever.

Haven said that...

Ms. Houston never struck me as being a phony, never. No one is to blame here, not her late father, her mother, or Bobby Brown. Its about choices: I'll assume Ms. Houston's mother (who made her living in the same business) warned her daughter about its dangers and pitt falls, that's all she could do. That's all any parent can do, you hope and pray when your children leave your home they'll take heed of your advice and remember their upbringing. Even when children lose their way you hope and pray they'll have the strength to reach back for that knowledge to help them make it back. Ms. Houston wasn't able to do that, she got caught up. Its not all that hard not to get caught up, the human condition.

For all you Houston fans, here's a nice write up and a Houston mix-tape.

http://blog.djbetray.com/

http://blog.djbetray.com/

Checkout the music link below too, you can hear her sing, "I Love The Lord".

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Reply #531 posted 02/28/12 11:56am

Timmy84

TD3 said:

It must be hard to live in the public eye and have a millions of people make up their minds who they think who you are or not, and saddle you with their expectations of what you should be. Granted people who don't live in spotlight are faced with these same issues more or less; I' hope by the time Ms. Houston reached 40 if not earlier, she was able to say, fuck yawl whatever.

Haven said that...

Ms. Houston never struck me as being a phony, never. No one is to blame here, not her late father, her mother, or Bobby Brown. Its about choices: I'll assume Ms. Houston's mother (who made her living in the same business) warned her daughter about its dangers and pitt falls, that's all she could do. That's all any parent can do, you hope and pray when your children leave your home they'll take heed of your advice and remember their upbringing. Even when children lose their way you hope and pray they'll have the strength to reach back for that knowledge to help them make it back. Ms. Houston wasn't able to do that, she got caught up. Its not all that hard not to get caught up; the human condition.

For all you Houston fans, here's a nice write up and a Houston mix-tape.

http://blog.djbetray.com/

Checkout the music link below too, you can hear her sing, "I Love The Lord".

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[Edited 2/28/12 11:55am]

Right. Whitney never fully quite got over the trap of show business. It's sad.

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Reply #532 posted 02/28/12 1:45pm

silverchild

I am loving this right now...




And in the first clip, songs from Songs in the Key of Life are played and Whitney is having fun! biggrin
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Reply #533 posted 02/28/12 2:16pm

BitetheBeat

Awww,how sweet of her to hold the chair for Clive...'I got you' lol. Love her clothes here too and her skin looked amazing sad.

Reply #534 posted 02/28/12 3:05pm

HotGritz

Ok this may sound a tad messed up to some but I will say it anyway. I've always been in awe of Whitney's skin and it is surprising to me that through her "alleged" off the wall drug use that her skin stayed so amazing looking. I've known my fair of druggies and the first thing to go is the skin.

I'm guessing, and this is only a guess, that Whitney had more episodes of sobriety and good health than we give her credit for. Look at Lindsay Lohan. She's younger and looks absolutely haggish. Amy Winehouse, God bless her, looked a fright as well.

It only takes the wrong drug at the wrong time in one's life to do some irreversible damage to our vital organs and brain.

shrug

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Reply #535 posted 02/28/12 3:12pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

Ok this may sound a tad messed up to some but I will say it anyway. I've always been in awe of Whitney's skin and it is surprising to me that through her "alleged" off the wall drug use that her skin stayed so amazing looking. I've known my fair of druggies and the first thing to go is the skin.

I'm guessing, and this is only a guess, that Whitney had more episodes of sobriety and good health than we give her credit for. Look at Lindsay Lohan. She's younger and looks absolutely haggish. Amy Winehouse, God bless her, looked a fright as well.

It only takes the wrong drug at the wrong time in one's life to do some irreversible damage to our vital organs and brain.

shrug

Well she did say in Sister2Sister that she was a "functional junkie" so she didn't go too overboard with her addiction but then again, I think Whitney's skin was due to genetics. She still looked youthful. It's kinda like El DeBarge. He's been known for years with drug abuse and while it ravaged some members of his family, he still looks handsome if a bit older. Marvin Gaye still looked handsome even when he was in the throes of his drug addiction though David Ruffin fell apart by comparison. shrug

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Reply #536 posted 02/28/12 3:14pm

BitetheBeat

I agree, Hot Gritz. I do believe she had times of sobriety and also was a woman who worked & accomplished alot lol. I think some folks/media tend to forget that.

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Reply #537 posted 02/28/12 3:18pm

Timmy84

BitetheBeat said:

I agree, Hot Gritz. I do believe she had times of sobriety and also was a woman who worked & accomplished alot lol. I think some folks/media tend to forget that.

[Edited 2/28/12 15:16pm]

Or don't wanna be reminded of it... folks were always jealous of Whitney for whatever reason.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #538 posted 02/28/12 3:24pm

HotGritz

Timmy84 said:

HotGritz said:

Ok this may sound a tad messed up to some but I will say it anyway. I've always been in awe of Whitney's skin and it is surprising to me that through her "alleged" off the wall drug use that her skin stayed so amazing looking. I've known my fair of druggies and the first thing to go is the skin.

I'm guessing, and this is only a guess, that Whitney had more episodes of sobriety and good health than we give her credit for. Look at Lindsay Lohan. She's younger and looks absolutely haggish. Amy Winehouse, God bless her, looked a fright as well.

It only takes the wrong drug at the wrong time in one's life to do some irreversible damage to our vital organs and brain.

shrug

Well she did say in Sister2Sister that she was a "functional junkie" so she didn't go too overboard with her addiction but then again, I think Whitney's skin was due to genetics. She still looked youthful. It's kinda like El DeBarge. He's been known for years with drug abuse and while it ravaged some members of his family, he still looks handsome if a bit older. Marvin Gaye still looked handsome even when he was in the throes of his drug addiction though David Ruffin fell apart by comparison. shrug

True, I forgot about El. He was more hardcore than Whitney, however, his bro James looks a hot mess. Yep, genetics must factor in some way. Amazing.

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Reply #539 posted 02/28/12 3:30pm

BitetheBeat

El's my man but his looks did change in the mid/late-00s but have come back/been up to par since his release in 2009.

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Reply #540 posted 02/28/12 3:44pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

Timmy84 said:

Well she did say in Sister2Sister that she was a "functional junkie" so she didn't go too overboard with her addiction but then again, I think Whitney's skin was due to genetics. She still looked youthful. It's kinda like El DeBarge. He's been known for years with drug abuse and while it ravaged some members of his family, he still looks handsome if a bit older. Marvin Gaye still looked handsome even when he was in the throes of his drug addiction though David Ruffin fell apart by comparison. shrug

True, I forgot about El. He was more hardcore than Whitney, however, his bro James looks a hot mess. Yep, genetics must factor in some way. Amazing.

Tommy, James, Randy and Marty looks the most rough, as did Bobby before his death. Bunny looked a mess in her first appearance on that show ("Lifechangers") but came back with her second appearance. El did have a rough period.

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Reply #541 posted 02/28/12 3:47pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Whitney takes real good care of her skin. If U saw the tragic bathtub that Whitney was found in. One of the items in there was olive oil. Whitney uses that for her skin. El Debarge skin isn't as good as some may think. He has a lot of holes in his skin. Make up does wonders.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #542 posted 02/28/12 3:51pm

HotGritz

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Whitney takes real good care of her skin. If U saw the tragic bathtub that Whitney was found in. One of the items in there was olive oil. Whitney uses that for her skin. El Debarge skin isn't as good as some may think. He has a lot of holes in his skin. Make up does wonders.

If you're referring to his face I believe those are acne scars. El had a real bad bout of acne in his younger days and people who get acne get it off and on throughout their lives and it sometimes leaves bad scarring. Now if the skin on his body is wrought with holes then I'd say that was the result of shooting up. sad

Agreed about the olive oil - its a great softener and Nippy's skin often looked like velvet. Very smooth with hardly any visible discoloration. Shit it was damn near flawless.

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Reply #543 posted 02/28/12 5:35pm

silverchild

Go on Nippy! clapping


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Reply #544 posted 02/28/12 6:53pm

BitetheBeat

lol Apparently they dont know what icy is confused . I would say Real lol. Also poor thang looked alittle tired/possibly annoyed by something thing.

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Reply #545 posted 02/28/12 6:57pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Whitney Houston's Family Asks Authorities To Find Out Who Leaked Death Scene Photos


Posted on Feb 28, 2012

By Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Whitney Houston's family, spearheaded by her mother, Cissy, is asking law enforcement to look into death scene photos that were leaked to the media in the days after the pop superstar died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, including one pic of her body being wheeled out on the gurney in a body bag, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

A few days after Whitney passed away on February 11, a media outlet (not RadarOnline.com) published a photo of Houston in a body bag on a gurney being taken out of the hotel. The entire floor was on lockdown, and the area was secured by the Beverly Hills Police Department. There is surveillance video from the hallway of the person who took the picture of Whitney in the body bag, and the Houston family wants to know who it is and have asked for an investigation into the leak of the photos. The Houstons have been told by cops that after her case is officially closed, they can look into the matter.

It might not be the the Beverly Hills Police Department that would handle that, but this is very important to the Houston family to know. "They need and deserve to know who took the pictures, and if the person profited from it," a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.

As we previously reported, Houston, 48, died after consuming a fa...nd alcohol on February 11, just hours before Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Some staffers at the swanky hotel were fired after they gave interviews or spoke to media outlets after Houston's death.

"The hotel employees that talked to the media were fired because theyviolated hotel policy," a source told RadarOnline.com. "They weren't high level employees, but the hotel didn't want anyone to talk about Whitney's tragic death."

There were tremendous efforts made when Houston's body was removed from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to shield prying eyes and cameras from getting a picture of her body on the gurney. "Whitney's sister-in-law, Pat, spoke with cops that night when she died and with members of the coroner staff. They told her they were going to ensure that no one was going to take a picture of her body on the gurney. The family was so and continues to be so grateful to the Beverly Hills Police Department for everything they have done and the professionalism they have exhibited during the aftermath of Whitney's death. It was naturally heartbreaking to the family when the photo was published, but they trust that the person who took it will ultimately be held accountable," the insider says.

I find it very odd that Cissy is not trying to find out who took the Whitney in coffin pic. Could it be that she knows it was an inside job & doesn't want to throw her family under the bus?

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #546 posted 02/28/12 7:21pm

Timmy84

silverchild said:

Go on Nippy! clapping [Edited 2/28/12 17:36pm]

This is how they describe someone who's "icy and tense"? Please... lol Sounds like a woman who didn't take no crap...

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Reply #547 posted 02/28/12 7:43pm

silverchild

Timmy84 said:

 



silverchild said:


Go on Nippy! clapping [Edited 2/28/12 17:36pm]

This is how they describe someone who's "icy and tense"? Please...  lol  Sounds like a woman who didn't take no crap...



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Reply #548 posted 02/28/12 8:22pm

thedoorkeeper

Timmy84 said:

BitetheBeat said:

I agree, Hot Gritz. I do believe she had times of sobriety and also was a woman who worked & accomplished alot lol. I think some folks/media tend to forget that.

[Edited 2/28/12 15:16pm]

Or don't wanna be reminded of it... folks were always jealous of Whitney for whatever reason.

Jealous in the same way you are jealous of David Bowie?

Or David Fucking Bowie as you refer to him.

You are such a hypocrite.

Reply #549 posted 02/29/12 8:50am

Identity

Mike Epps Talks Working With Whitney Houston on 'Sparkle'

By February 29th, 2012

While in New York City for the Big Apple leg of his comedy tour, comedian Mike Epps stopped by the Wendy Williams Show for a quick chat. He discussed working with the late Whitney Houston on the movie Sparkle. "I was so glad I got to meet her, and work with her. She was such a joy, and her presence was so real and just when she came on the set she would light everything up."

Reply #550 posted 02/29/12 9:45am

Timmy84

Identity said:

Mike Epps Talks Working With Whitney Houston on 'Sparkle'

By February 29th, 2012

While in New York City for the Big Apple leg of his comedy tour, comedian Mike Epps stopped by the Wendy Williams Show for a quick chat. He discussed working with the late Whitney Houston on the movie Sparkle. "I was so glad I got to meet her, and work with her. She was such a joy, and her presence was so real and just when she came on the set she would light everything up."

I remember when this picture was posted... sigh

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"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #551 posted 02/29/12 9:49am

KCOOLMUZIQ

Derek Luke Talks Sparkle Co-star Whitney Houston

He tells BET.com, “She made us feel at home.”

Posted: 02/28/2012 01:45 AM EST
Derek Luke, Sparkle, movie news, Whitney Houston, co-star

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Ten years since his breakout performance in Antwone Fisher, Derek Luke has another high-profile movie on the way. He plays Stix, love interest for the title character played by Jordin Sparks in the upcoming remake of the 1976 film classic Sparkle, and had the opportunity to work with Whitney Houston, in what turned out to be her final role. “We had a great time bonding,” said Luke when we caught up with him at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. “We had a few scenes together and we were always on set together, shooting at the same time.”

Luke was devastated when he heard about Houston’s death. “The whole cast was,” he said, adding that she was happy being in front of the camera again as Emma, the mother who disapproves of Sparkle’s music biz dreams. “Whitney’s friends said they’d never seen her more comfortable on a set. She felt at home and made us feel at home.”

According to Luke’s wife, Sophia, “it’s going to be like the grand finale on the Fourth of July” when Sparkle opens in August, and Luke believes it will be a fitting final tribute to Houston’s talent. “She’s excellent in this movie,” he said.

Mike Epps is a cool dude I met him @ Image Awards two weeks ago..

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #552 posted 02/29/12 9:57am

Identity

whitney card

Target pulls Greeting Card Mocking Whitney Houston

February 29, 2012

With Whitney Houston’s passing not even a month in the past, Target stores have quickly pulled a greeting card mocking the pop singer from the shelves.

The card, poking fun at Houston’s troubled relationship with former husband Bobby Brown, was sold in the national chain's stores before the singer’s death on Feb. 11.

The text of the greeting reads, "Next time you think of dating the bad boy….consider Whitney Houston. That's all I'm going to say.”

A Target rep said: “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

http://entertainment.msnb...ey-houston

Reply #553 posted 02/29/12 9:58am

Timmy84

^ I didn't even know of that card...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


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Reply #554 posted 02/29/12 10:37am

EyeJester7

Identity said:

whitney card

Target pulls Greeting Card Mocking Whitney Houston

February 29, 2012

With Whitney Houston’s passing not even a month in the past, Target stores have quickly pulled a greeting card mocking the pop singer from the shelves.

The card, poking fun at Houston’s troubled relationship with former husband Bobby Brown, was sold in the national chain's stores before the singer’s death on Feb. 11.

The text of the greeting reads, "Next time you think of dating the bad boy….consider Whitney Houston. That's all I'm going to say.”

A Target rep said: “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

http://entertainment.msnb...ey-houston

eek Whoaaa! To even think they had this is mindblowing! WOW! eek

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Reply #555 posted 02/29/12 11:53am

1sotrue

Identity said:

whitney card

Target pulls Greeting Card Mocking Whitney Houston

February 29, 2012

With Whitney Houston’s passing not even a month in the past, Target stores have quickly pulled a greeting card mocking the pop singer from the shelves.

The card, poking fun at Houston’s troubled relationship with former husband Bobby Brown, was sold in the national chain's stores before the singer’s death on Feb. 11.

The text of the greeting reads, "Next time you think of dating the bad boy….consider Whitney Houston. That's all I'm going to say.”

A Target rep said: “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

http://entertainment.msnb...ey-houston

So fucking disrepectful regardless if she was alive or not. I wonder if Target would've pulled those greetings cards if it didnt spark an outrage.

shoot3 Shame on the printing company.

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Reply #556 posted 02/29/12 11:58am

Timmy84

It sparks an outrage now because she's dead but you can best believe if Whitney was still alive, cards like that would've still been around which tells you how hypocritical this world is. Should've been taken out. It wasn't a good joke when she was HERE. rolleyes

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Reply #557 posted 02/29/12 12:04pm

carlcranshaw

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Reply #558 posted 02/29/12 12:57pm

prodigalfan

EyeJester7 said:

Identity said:

whitney card

Target pulls Greeting Card Mocking Whitney Houston

February 29, 2012

With Whitney Houston’s passing not even a month in the past, Target stores have quickly pulled a greeting card mocking the pop singer from the shelves.

The card, poking fun at Houston’s troubled relationship with former husband Bobby Brown, was sold in the national chain's stores before the singer’s death on Feb. 11.

The text of the greeting reads, "Next time you think of dating the bad boy….consider Whitney Houston. That's all I'm going to say.”

A Target rep said: “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

http://entertainment.msnb...ey-houston

eek Whoaaa! To even think they had this is mindblowing! WOW! eek

It was foul even before her untimely death. It is one thing (and bad enough) to have gossip bloggers air your dirty laundry for profit/fame... but that is what they do... and it is all part of that monster, Fame.

But to have a retailer with a boardroom, CEO, stockholders etc to profit in such a salicious way like this... well it is just beyond fuckery (my new word... mockery + fucked up).

Whitney herself should have taken a bit of Target's shine and a bit of change for the shitty behavior

[Edited 2/29/12 12:58pm]

"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #559 posted 02/29/12 1:01pm

IdentityCrisis



Rumors of Whitney being a lesbian started as early as 1987, but why was that?

Surely her former business partner Robin wasn't in the public eye then, or was it a lack of being unable to pin Houston to a significant other that got the rumor mill churning?
Let's have a Menage a Trois!
Reply #560 posted 02/29/12 1:07pm

Timmy84

IdentityCrisis said:

Rumors of Whitney being a lesbian started as early as 1987, but why was that? Surely her former business partner Robin wasn't in the public eye then, or was it a lack of being unable to pin Houston to a significant other that got the rumor mill churning?

This. In Hollywood, if you were famous and didn't have a lover, it was considered foreign.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #561 posted 02/29/12 4:59pm

Identity

Teddy Riley Calls Ray J a 'True Friend' to Whitney Houston; Blasts Media

February 29, 2012

Throughout his 25 plus year career, Teddy Riley has been connected to musical greatness. As the creator of the groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop music hybrid New Jack Swing, the influential Harlem native has rocketed to legendary status since his pioneering work with Doug E. Fresh, as producer of the now classic 1985 single “The Show.”

Riley went on to top the charts with the headlining likes of Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown; lead his own super trio Guy to platinum glory; create landmark studio collaborations with the late Michael Jackson and return to the R&B charts again with his Grammy-winning outfit Blackstreet.

And like everyone else in the music industry and beyond, the recent tragic death of 48-year-old celebrated pop diva Whitney Houston is still fresh on the mind of Riley. After all, he worked with the otherworldly diva on the 1992 Bobby Brown duet “Something In Common.” “She’s one of the greatest singers to ever do it,” Riley recalls. “Whitney was taken away from us much too soon.”

But as news continues to surface on the inner-details of Houston’s death, Riley says that friends and family of the towering vocalist have not been getting enough respect by the media and some fans.

One person in particular, Ray J—singer and brother of R&B veteran Brandy—was in a very public relationship with Houston. Some observers have attempted to dismiss Ray J, who gained infamy as Kim Kardashian’s co-star in the now infamous sex tape, as a mere boy toy for the “I Will Always Love You” star. And some detractors even made light of his very emotional showing at Houston’s funeral (Ray J can be seen breaking down in tears as Houston’s casket was carried out of the church).

But according to Riley, Ray J had been a main bright spot for Houston. “Ray J really had Whitney’s ears,” Riley recalls of the couple’s relationship. “He was there for her. He was there through everything she went through. He was a true friend.” One fact that Riley says gets underreported is Ray J’s positive relationship with not just Houston, but her daughter Bobbi Kristina.

“Ray J was there for Bobbi Kristina,” he says. “Some of the things that I’ve seen and heard, Ray J was there for both of them through it all. I can’t really say too much because I know the true stories and its private. There was talk of another Bodyguard movie. I really wanted to work with her on the Sparkle soundtrack. I know Whitney was on her way back up.”

Riley is currently in the studio working on a Blackstreet reunion album. He also has taken his sound to international heights, becoming the first R&B talent to find global success with the Korean music scene as the producer behind the popular girl pop act SNSD aka Girls Generation—who has since inked a US deal with Interscope Records.

http://www.vibe.com/post/...dia-128890

Reply #562 posted 02/29/12 5:28pm

Timmy84

Dionne's message:

my dear friends,

i thank you all for the heartfelt messages of condolence sent to console my family and me in our hour of grief
all that sent or thought to send words of inspiration to us we truly appreciate this and they will hold a very special place in our minds and hearts.........think ing back it is still very surreal and will not lessen immediately for any of us but we are all comforted in knowing the breadth and width that our special one WHITNEY spanned across this vast world of ours having the ability to fill with the love of beauty, spirit, and music for all to get joy from.............so many have expressed feeling the sincere presence of GOD through their television sets, as was felt at the NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH...........WHI TNEY was and is a child of GOD and she had great pleasure in sharing her belief with so many...........there have also been many comments on the poem that i read and i have been asked if i could share it.........it is my pleasure to do so and in so doing i hope it will serve as a comfort in the many trials we all can, have, or will face.
my family and i all thank you for caring and showing your support for us

"I'M FREE"
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path GOD laid for me
I took his hand when i heard him call, I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks undone must stay that way, I found that peace at close of day If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life has been full, I've savored much, Good friends, good times, and a loved ones touch

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your hearts and share with me
GOD wanted ME now.........HE SET ME FREE
my love to you all..........until next time
dionne

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #563 posted 02/29/12 5:34pm

Timmy84

Mary J. Blige on Whitney Houston's death

Mary J. Blige's guest appearance on The View today turned into a confessional as the ESSENCE Music Festival headliner shared her thoughts on Whitney Houston's funeral, and her own struggle with drugs.

"I never go to funerals but I'm really happy I went to hers," she said. "This was really sad because she was everything to women like us."

Asked about her own past drug addiction Blige made it clear she had never done crack. "I lived in a neighborhood where I saw what that did to people. But I did do cocaine…you never know you're addicted until you're up late nights running out on the street as Mary J. Blige looking for it."

The singer added that she did have a conversation with Houston about their shared struggles with addiction. "I got a chance to express to her what I felt about her and how important she is and how I don't like to see her like that and she's better than that," she told co-host Barbara Walters. "I felt really good about the conversation I had with her."

----

rolleyes @ her having to mention she did cocaine and not crack... powder or rock, it's still cocaine. disbelief

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #564 posted 02/29/12 5:56pm

Terrib3Towel

Seriously, what's the fucking deal with crack vs cocaine. The shit is bad for you period and will KILL you.

Scary J. Blige needs to get off her high horse. Bitch know good and well she didn't give a shit how she got high.

Reply #565 posted 02/29/12 8:32pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

MAG COVER: WHITNEY HOUSTON POSTHUMOUSLY COVERS ROLLING STONE

The late great Whitney Houston posthumously covers Rolling Stone magazine’s March issue with the article, “The Diva and her Darkside.” Many magazines who rarely spoke of the star in her later years are scrambling to make some quick cash, but you know that’s the name of the game. You can check out an article snippet on RS’s official website, which features some quotes from producers who worked with the star in the past.

I will say this though, the photo they chose for the cover is beautiful. It was taken by photographer Michel Comte in 1992 for Vanity Fair magazine.

The cover is really beautiful. Finally a magazine cover to capture her true beauty. But this magazine ought to be ashamed of itself. They didn't do right by her with barely any cover stories in her whole career. here is an excerpt from the interview..

Cover Story Excerpt: Whitney Houston

The charming church girl, the shining diva and the demons that came out in force

By David Browne
February 29, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Whitney Houston on the cover of Rolling Stone, Issue 1152
Whitney Houston on the cover of Rolling Stone, Issue 1152
Photograph by Michel Comte, Corbis Outline

The following is an excerpt of the Whitney Houston cover story in the March 15th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone, on stands March 2nd.

Diligent professional one moment, wild child the next: Those were the opposing sides of Houston in her last days – and, it turns out, much of her life. Blessed with a peerless combination of bravura lung power, model-perfect looks, and an image that was both warm and regal, Houston was that pop rarity: a genuine crossover star, juggling music and film, ­audiences young and old, black and white. "Because of her cousin Dionne [Warwick], she understood all those pretty-ass melodies from Burt Bacharach," says Narada Michael Walden, one of Houston's many producers. "But because she was young and from the era of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, she had soul in her too – those rhythms. She had both sides. Plus, she was so damn gorgeous. You couldn't say no to her."

But after she peaked with her 1991 version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and 1992's The Bodyguard, her fans watched as, year by year, Houston's demons were revealed to the world: Her voice grew huskier, her looks hardened. Her records, when they appeared, didn't sell as well as they once had; her live performances revealed a performer physically and vocally rusty.

Photos: Whitney Houston Through The Years

People who worked with her still find it hard to comprehend her dark side. "A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer," says Gerry Griffith, the A&R man who brought Houston to Clive Davis' attention around 1982. "Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn't come out for a while." When it did, it came out in force, nearly destroying her personal life, career and music.

From the start, Whitney Houston was a child of both the church and the charts. Her mother, Cissy, was a Newark, New Jersey-born soprano powerhouse who sang backup on classic records by Franklin ("Ain't No Way," "Chain of Fools") and Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), and toured with Elvis Presley (when she was a member of the Sweet Inspirations). Her cousin Warwick had crossed over to pop in the Sixties and Seventies with hits like "Walk On By" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" Whitney, born in 1963, inherited her voice from her mother, and her elegant good looks and strong will from her father, John Houston, who worked variously as a truck driver and for the city of Newark, and who would later manage his daughter's career.

Rob Sheffield's Twelve Favorite Whitney Houston Songs

When Whitney was four, her parents moved her and her two brothers to suburban East Orange, New Jersey, where many black families relocated after the Newark riots. Houston was a shy kid; her grade-school principal recalls Houston standing in line, tightly holding her classmates' hands, her head down. When Houston's godmother, singer Darlene Love, would stay at the family's home while on tour, she shared a bed with "Nippy," as Whitney was called. "I was pregnant at the time and she'd go, 'What do you want, what do you want?' " Love recalls. "There was a store on the corner where she'd run down the street and buy fruit for me. So charming from Day One."

To read the rest of this cover story, pick up the March 15th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone, available on stands and in Rolling Stone All Access March 2nd.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #566 posted 03/01/12 5:14am

SoulAlive

Identity said:

whitney card

Target pulls Greeting Card Mocking Whitney Houston

February 29, 2012

With Whitney Houston’s passing not even a month in the past, Target stores have quickly pulled a greeting card mocking the pop singer from the shelves.

The card, poking fun at Houston’s troubled relationship with former husband Bobby Brown, was sold in the national chain's stores before the singer’s death on Feb. 11.

The text of the greeting reads, "Next time you think of dating the bad boy….consider Whitney Houston. That's all I'm going to say.”

A Target rep said: “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

http://entertainment.msnb...ey-houston

Wow! I can't believe they had a card like this in the first place! disbelief Whether Whitney is dead or alive,that card is in very bad taste.

[Edited 3/1/12 5:15am]

Reply #567 posted 03/01/12 6:31am

1sotrue

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

MAG COVER: WHITNEY HOUSTON POSTHUMOUSLY COVERS ROLLING STONE

The late great Whitney Houston posthumously covers Rolling Stone magazine’s March issue with the article, “The Diva and her Darkside.” Many magazines who rarely spoke of the star in her later years are scrambling to make some quick cash, but you know that’s the name of the game. You can check out an article snippet on RS’s official website, which features some quotes from producers who worked with the star in the past.

I will say this though, the photo they chose for the cover is beautiful. It was taken by photographer Michel Comte in 1992 for Vanity Fair magazine.

The cover is really beautiful. Finally a magazine cover to capture her true beauty. But this magazine ought to be ashamed of itself. They didn't do right by her with barely any cover stories in her whole career. here is an excerpt from the interview..

Cover Story Excerpt: Whitney Houston

The charming church girl, the shining diva and the demons that came out in force

By David Browne
February 29, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Whitney Houston on the cover of Rolling Stone, Issue 1152
Whitney Houston on the cover of Rolling Stone, Issue 1152
Photograph by Michel Comte, Corbis Outline

The following is an excerpt of the Whitney Houston cover story in the March 15th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone, on stands March 2nd.

Diligent professional one moment, wild child the next: Those were the opposing sides of Houston in her last days – and, it turns out, much of her life. Blessed with a peerless combination of bravura lung power, model-perfect looks, and an image that was both warm and regal, Houston was that pop rarity: a genuine crossover star, juggling music and film, ­audiences young and old, black and white. "Because of her cousin Dionne [Warwick], she understood all those pretty-ass melodies from Burt Bacharach," says Narada Michael Walden, one of Houston's many producers. "But because she was young and from the era of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, she had soul in her too – those rhythms. She had both sides. Plus, she was so damn gorgeous. You couldn't say no to her."

But after she peaked with her 1991 version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and 1992's The Bodyguard, her fans watched as, year by year, Houston's demons were revealed to the world: Her voice grew huskier, her looks hardened. Her records, when they appeared, didn't sell as well as they once had; her live performances revealed a performer physically and vocally rusty.

Photos: Whitney Houston Through The Years

People who worked with her still find it hard to comprehend her dark side. "A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer," says Gerry Griffith, the A&R man who brought Houston to Clive Davis' attention around 1982. "Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn't come out for a while." When it did, it came out in force, nearly destroying her personal life, career and music.

From the start, Whitney Houston was a child of both the church and the charts. Her mother, Cissy, was a Newark, New Jersey-born soprano powerhouse who sang backup on classic records by Franklin ("Ain't No Way," "Chain of Fools") and Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), and toured with Elvis Presley (when she was a member of the Sweet Inspirations). Her cousin Warwick had crossed over to pop in the Sixties and Seventies with hits like "Walk On By" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" Whitney, born in 1963, inherited her voice from her mother, and her elegant good looks and strong will from her father, John Houston, who worked variously as a truck driver and for the city of Newark, and who would later manage his daughter's career.

Rob Sheffield's Twelve Favorite Whitney Houston Songs

When Whitney was four, her parents moved her and her two brothers to suburban East Orange, New Jersey, where many black families relocated after the Newark riots. Houston was a shy kid; her grade-school principal recalls Houston standing in line, tightly holding her classmates' hands, her head down. When Houston's godmother, singer Darlene Love, would stay at the family's home while on tour, she shared a bed with "Nippy," as Whitney was called. "I was pregnant at the time and she'd go, 'What do you want, what do you want?' " Love recalls. "There was a store on the corner where she'd run down the street and buy fruit for me. So charming from Day One."

To read the rest of this cover story, pick up the March 15th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone, available on stands and in Rolling Stone All Access March 2nd.

"....... They didn't do right by her with barely any cover stories in her whole career."

That's a beautiful picture of her but Rolling Stone didnt due right by her over the years. Despite her accolades and setting records with her consecutive #!s, she was on the cover of RS just one time. When she first appeared on the scene she was certainly buzzworthy enough and just as popular as Madonna to garner a cover story. Somehow I can't see Clive Davis or her management at the time turning that down if RS sent a request for a cover story

Whitney so mainstream after 1986 but RS rather have Madonna on its cover before Janet I guess the editors thought a black woman couldnt sell magazines.

Temptation is a part of life doesnt matter if its wrong or right..makes you do what you love...
Reply #568 posted 03/01/12 6:36am

NaughtyKitty

Whitney Houston's estate won't yield heirs any money for a long time because of huge debt

One estimate claims it would take 5 million album sales to get out of the red


If Whitney Houston’s heirs are counting on royalties from her record company Sony, they may soon feel like paupers.

On Wednesday, music-industry blogger Wayne Rosso quoted a label executive “familiar with Sony’s accounting” who said the late singer’s estate probably won’t see any royalty checks from her record label “in our lifetime” — and maybe longer — thanks in part to the number of advances and loans she took from the $100 million deal she cut with Sony Music in 2001.

On Wednesday, Rosso, an outspoken veteran of the music business who has consulted for CBS, Island, MCA, Arista and RCA Records, to name just a few labels, posted a report in his Wayne’s World blog titled, “Whitney to Sony: I Will Always Owe You.”

In it, Rosso estimated that Houston would have to posthumously sell more than 5 million albums “to repay her advances and start to get royalty checks. ”

Although sales of Houston’s music has seen a significant sales bump since her untimely death on Feb. 11, the eve of the Grammys, Rosso estimates that her greatest-hits album would have to occupy the No. 1 slot on the Billboard charts for the next six months to hit the goal.

In today’s fickle culture, Rosso’s source notes, “That ain’t going to happen.”

Rosso also writes that on top of the advances Houston took from her 2002 deal, the “How Will I Know” singer “consistently took out loans from the label” with her guardian angel “ Clive Davis ’ assistance.”

The blogger adds that the “last big loan was reportedly from Clive for $1.2 million, though everyone knows it came from Sony and not from Clive.”

A spokeswoman for Sony-owned RCA Records, which was Houston’s label, declined to comment.

Houston’s spokeswoman Jill Fritzo did not respond to a request for comment by deadline.

Rosso also quotes an insider who points out that Houston’s estate may face an even bigger problem in the long term: “They don’t have a smart guy like” the co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate, John Branca , “who would have marched into Sony the day after Whitney died and renegotiated the deal,” said the source.

Rosso also quotes another Houston “loyalist” who notes that there’s been no real industry professional to look after Houston’s career and business opportunities since she broke with her manager, father John Houston, who died in 2003. (His company had negotiated her $100 million deal.)

In January, Radaronline quoted a source as saying Houston was essentially broke. “Whitney’s fortune is gone,” said a source close to the singer. “Music-industry heavy hitters are supporting her and her label is fronting her cash against her next album.” The source added: “She might be homeless if not for people saving her.”



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.co...z1nsMuV918


Reply #569 posted 03/01/12 6:56am

Identity

1sotrue said:

Whitney Houston on the cover of Rolling Stone, Issue 1152

Typical move by Rolling Stone: the obligatory posthumous cover story.

NaughtyKitty Said:

Whitney Houston's estate won't yield heirs any money for a long time because of huge debt

Fans and observers shouldn't be stunned by the news of her financial insolvency.

Reply #570 posted 03/01/12 1:11pm

Terrib3Towel

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she was broke. But I need something concrete. Every article I've read is just speculation. And that one is no different.

Reply #571 posted 03/01/12 1:25pm

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she was broke. But I need something concrete. Every article I've read is just speculation. And that one is no different.

Yeah a lot of things are really speculation at the moment. Everyone seems to wanna pitch in their two cents... reminds me of how they did Michael.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #572 posted 03/01/12 1:33pm

Identity

Michael, as we subsequently learned, was deep in the red.

We will know soon if Whitney died with no assets.

Reply #573 posted 03/01/12 3:21pm

banks

Whitney Houston's Portrait Hard to Swallow

0301_whitney_houston_pills_SplashCrack is whack, but pills are ... a work of art?

A portrait of late singer Whitney Houston made up entirely of pills has been created by mosaic artist Jason Mecier. In the past, Mecier has made similar portraits of Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and Courtney Love among others.

Ibuprofen, Xanax, Midol and amoxicillin were some of the pills found in Whitney's hotel room when she died last month.

Reply #574 posted 03/01/12 3:48pm

Identity

Reply #575 posted 03/01/12 3:49pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

I got this issue last week. smile

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #576 posted 03/01/12 6:34pm

Identity

On newsstands March 20th.

Reply #577 posted 03/01/12 6:46pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

On newsstands March 20th.

Oh wow, that's a nice one...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #578 posted 03/01/12 7:06pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Gone But Never Forgotten: Whitney Houston Graces The Cover Of Essence Magazine

Posted on March 1st, 2012 - By BS/ Kcool

Essence Magazine pays homage to Whitney Houston by placing her on the cover of their April issue…

Whitney had “The Voice”. Before the term was even coined and show was ever thought of:

When she burst onto the scene in 1985, her self-titled album sold 10 million copies in the U.S. alone. With her second album, Whitney, she became the first woman to enter the Billboard album charts at number one.

Whether singing sophisticated pop ballads or soul-stirring gospel, her songs moved us to dance and to tears. Her unparalleled talent influenced an entire generation of young performers: Mariah. Beyoncé. Christina. Alicia. To millions she was pop royalty. But to those who knew her and loved her, she was the girl from Newark who was blessed with one of the greatest musical instruments of our time.

Will you be picking up the April issue?

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #579 posted 03/01/12 7:22pm

banks

NJ funeral home denies role in Whitney Houston casket photo but says it knows culprit’s ID

NEWARK, N.J. — The owner of the Newark, N.J., funeral home that handled services for Whitney Houston says the home had nothing to do with a photograph that surfaced showing the singer’s body in an open casket.

But Carolyn Whigham of Whigham Funeral Home and two pastors say they do know who took the photo that ran in the National Enquirer. They just aren’t identifying the person and say that’s up to the Houston family.

Whigham told The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/yrlGLr ) Thursday her funeral home “had no role in this shameful betrayal.” She was responding to what she says are claims that either she or her employees were involved.

The 48-year-old Houston died Feb. 11 in California. Whigham says she determined the photo was taken Feb. 17, a day before the funeral.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reply #580 posted 03/01/12 7:59pm

prodigalfan

Terrib3Towel said:

Seriously, what's the fucking deal with crack vs cocaine. The shit is bad for you period and will KILL you.

Scary J. Blige needs to get off her high horse. Bitch know good and well she didn't give a shit how she got high.

I know right. I don't get why people are quick to make that distinction. It is like saying, I don't eat chocolate bars, I only ate hershey kisses. Still chocolate right?? :confuse:
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #581 posted 03/01/12 8:12pm

prodigalfan

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

On newsstands March 20th.

Oh wow, that's a nice one...

I thought this was Chaka when I first looked at it.
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #582 posted 03/01/12 8:59pm

WaterInYourBath

Except for Jet's, those are some pretty disappointing tribute covers. Of all the hundreds of fantastic photos of Whitney, those are the best shots these magazines could put together? confused

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
Reply #583 posted 03/01/12 9:08pm

Timmy84

prodigalfan said:

Timmy84 said:

Oh wow, that's a nice one...

I thought this was Chaka when I first looked at it.

They kinda do favor each other with this pic...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #584 posted 03/02/12 2:20am

SoulAlive

NaughtyKitty said:

Whitney Houston's estate won't yield heirs any money for a long time because of huge debt

One estimate claims it would take 5 million album sales to get out of the red


If Whitney Houston’s heirs are counting on royalties from her record company Sony, they may soon feel like paupers.

On Wednesday, music-industry blogger Wayne Rosso quoted a label executive “familiar with Sony’s accounting” who said the late singer’s estate probably won’t see any royalty checks from her record label “in our lifetime” — and maybe longer — thanks in part to the number of advances and loans she took from the $100 million deal she cut with Sony Music in 2001.

On Wednesday, Rosso, an outspoken veteran of the music business who has consulted for CBS, Island, MCA, Arista and RCA Records, to name just a few labels, posted a report in his Wayne’s World blog titled, “Whitney to Sony: I Will Always Owe You.”

In it, Rosso estimated that Houston would have to posthumously sell more than 5 million albums “to repay her advances and start to get royalty checks. ”

Although sales of Houston’s music has seen a significant sales bump since her untimely death on Feb. 11, the eve of the Grammys, Rosso estimates that her greatest-hits album would have to occupy the No. 1 slot on the Billboard charts for the next six months to hit the goal.

In today’s fickle culture, Rosso’s source notes, “That ain’t going to happen.”

Rosso also writes that on top of the advances Houston took from her 2002 deal, the “How Will I Know” singer “consistently took out loans from the label” with her guardian angel “ Clive Davis ’ assistance.”

The blogger adds that the “last big loan was reportedly from Clive for $1.2 million, though everyone knows it came from Sony and not from Clive.”

A spokeswoman for Sony-owned RCA Records, which was Houston’s label, declined to comment.

Houston’s spokeswoman Jill Fritzo did not respond to a request for comment by deadline.

Rosso also quotes an insider who points out that Houston’s estate may face an even bigger problem in the long term: “They don’t have a smart guy like” the co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate, John Branca , “who would have marched into Sony the day after Whitney died and renegotiated the deal,” said the source.

Rosso also quotes another Houston “loyalist” who notes that there’s been no real industry professional to look after Houston’s career and business opportunities since she broke with her manager, father John Houston, who died in 2003. (His company had negotiated her $100 million deal.)

In January, Radaronline quoted a source as saying Houston was essentially broke. “Whitney’s fortune is gone,” said a source close to the singer. “Music-industry heavy hitters are supporting her and her label is fronting her cash against her next album.” The source added: “She might be homeless if not for people saving her.”



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.co...z1nsMuV918


Wow,this is sad disbelief Apparently,she was living off the huge advances from her label....all of which has to be paid back.

Reply #585 posted 03/02/12 8:11am

TD3

SoulAlive said:

NaughtyKitty said:

Whitney Houston's estate won't yield heirs any money for a long time because of huge debt

One estimate claims it would take 5 million album sales to get out of the redRead more: http://www.nydailynews.co...z1nsMuV918


Wow,this is sad disbelief Apparently,she was living off the huge advances from her label....all of which has to be paid back.

So, the reports were true after all, I can't say I'm all that surprised. Well, her fans could step-up and get her out of dept, its not impossible nor improbable. I've always admired fan loyalty and support of an artist/musician.

As far as the Hallmark card I saw it in Walgreens last year, at the time I thought how odd.

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Reply #586 posted 03/02/12 8:35am

Identity

It's clear now why she never severed ties with the label. She was receiving advances against her royalties and securing loans. Perhaps more touring might have helped, but then again, you need money to tour.

Reply #587 posted 03/02/12 8:43am

NaughtyKitty

^Yeah, I found the actual blog post about the Whitney/Sony deal, and its really interesting hmmm

According to a very highly placed industry source who is very familiar with the Whitney situation, the deal most likely looks like every major superstar recording contract these days. The deal would be something like this: 4 studio albums and 2 compilation album (Greatest Hits, Number One’s, something like that) with a $25 million advance for the first album (Just Whitney) and a $10 million advance for the second album (I Look To You). Tacked on to that advance would be the costs of the music videos at approximately $500,000 each (there was a total of 6 music videos produced under the new deal which would total approximately $3 million in costs). That would bring the total amount of money that Whitney Houston would owe Sony to approximately $38 million. Maybe more. Her royalty rate was most likely $4 per album, and the new deal would have reset all future royalty payments on past catalog. Any deficits in her royalty account up to that point were more than likely wiped out, according to the source, basically giving Houston a fresh start. This means that Whitney would have to sell at least 9.5 million albums to repay her advances and start to get royalty checks.

The full post is at http://www.waynerosso.com...s-owe-you/

[Edited 3/2/12 8:45am]

Reply #588 posted 03/02/12 8:56am

Terrib3Towel

falloff @ all these 'sources.'

Reply #589 posted 03/02/12 9:10am

Identity

I wouldn't try laughing off the "broke" rumors just yet. Whitney wasn't exactly known for having financial shrewdness.

Reply #590 posted 03/02/12 11:50am

HotGritz

I am pleased with the People Magazine Whitney Tribute I purchased as its filled with photos, some going back to her early days as a model and commerical actress. There are family photos, photos from her life with Bobby, baby pics of Bobbi, and toward the end there is one section I can't stand but am still appreciate of the photos. Its called RAY OF HOPE. I don't have to tell you what the editor meant when they said "Ray". neutral

Seroiusly, wtf?

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #591 posted 03/02/12 11:57am

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

I am pleased with the People Magazine Whitney Tribute I purchased as its filled with photos, some going back to her early days as a model and commerical actress. There are family photos, photos from her life with Bobby, baby pics of Bobbi, and toward the end there is one section I can't stand but am still appreciate of the photos. Its called RAY OF HOPE. I don't have to tell you what the editor meant when they said "Ray". neutral

Seroiusly, wtf?

OH LORD! confused I know exactly what you mean. Ray J. ain't special at all oh my Lord. Some people wanna romanticize him because of his "sorrow for Nippy". Fuck outta here. neutral

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #592 posted 03/02/12 12:02pm

HotGritz

Timmy84 said:

HotGritz said:

I am pleased with the People Magazine Whitney Tribute I purchased as its filled with photos, some going back to her early days as a model and commerical actress. There are family photos, photos from her life with Bobby, baby pics of Bobbi, and toward the end there is one section I can't stand but am still appreciate of the photos. Its called RAY OF HOPE. I don't have to tell you what the editor meant when they said "Ray". neutral

Seroiusly, wtf?

OH LORD! confused I know exactly what you mean. Ray J. ain't special at all oh my Lord. Some people wanna romanticize him because of his "sorrow for Nippy". Fuck outta here. neutral

He was and is an opportunist.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #593 posted 03/02/12 12:10pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

Timmy84 said:

OH LORD! confused I know exactly what you mean. Ray J. ain't special at all oh my Lord. Some people wanna romanticize him because of his "sorrow for Nippy". Fuck outta here. neutral

He was and is an opportunist.

nod I don't trust his willy nilly ass. No one can convince me he's being sincere about losing Whitney. Nothing. Especially the rumor that he and Nippy allegedly did a sex tape. rolleyes Fuck him.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #594 posted 03/02/12 1:39pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Michael, as we subsequently learned, was deep in the red.

We will know soon if Whitney died with no assets.

Michael had several different publishing companies where he wrote his music on and was still getting royalties on so it was easier for his estate to do what they did. I'll wait until I hear the truth about how much Whitney's estate was worth.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #595 posted 03/02/12 3:20pm

Identity

Cee Lo Green's Demo For Whitney

March 2, 2012

Link

Cee Lo Green is best known for his Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley days, dishing out advice on “The Voice” or that ubiquitously profane hit that burned up charts and made the Lady Killer a household name.



But Green has also spent a great deal of his career quietly penning tracks for other artists, including Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Amerie and the Pussycat Dolls.


Green even came close to working with the late pop diva Whitney Houston. The fine folks at Bling47have unearthed a vintage (circa '07) demo that Green did for the singer. “All Alone Now,” which the record label posted Thursday, is a collaboration between Green and B47 co-founder Waajeed specifically for Houston.

“The A&Rs at RCA were calling every and anybody to find a sound for [what became the pop titan’s final album, 2009’s “I Look to You”]. I worked on seven or eight different versions, finally deciding on this one, with additional parts from Simon Katz from Jamiroquai,” they wrote in a post for the song.
“Lyrically, Cee Lo nailed it! At the time she was going though her very public separation with Bobby Brown. He wrote the words as if she was speaking directly to him.”


The downbeat pop tune didn’t make the cut, but fans of another big-voiced diva, Beyoncé, will recognize the tune as an outtake from her “I Am … Sasha Fierce” sessions. Her version, called "I'm Alone Now," features harder guitar riffs and synths, a haunting melody and lyrics about a a jilted lover trying to find confidence after a relationship has crumbled.


Though we’ll never hear how the song would have sounded had Houston sung it, listen to both Green’s original and Beyoncé’s take below:
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Reply #596 posted 03/02/12 4:07pm

banks

The Insider is about to reveal who took the PHOTO!!! watching now.

Reply #597 posted 03/02/12 4:11pm

Timmy84

banks said:

The Insider is about to reveal who took the PHOTO!!! watching now.

Let us know who took it...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #598 posted 03/02/12 8:14pm

jsluva

http://finance.yahoo.com/...00715.html

Oprah Winfrey Exclusive Interview with Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina and Her Family to Air on 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Sunday, March 11 on OWN

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oprah Winfrey sits down with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina, her sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston and Whitney's brother Gary Houston in an intimate interview to air as a special episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, March 11 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) only on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

In the special, Winfrey speaks with those closest to the legendary singer, as Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered. The family also addresses the rumors and speculation surrounding Houston's death.

Preceding the all-new "Oprah's Next Chapter," "Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview" will re-air March 11 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), featuring Whitney Houston's last in-depth television interview from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" as Winfrey reflects on her personal memories of the superstar.

Additional original "Oprah's Next Chapter" episodes airing in March include Lady Gaga (March 18) and Gloria Steinem (March 25).

OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER Lady Gaga – Sunday, March 18 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m.)

Oprah Winfrey travels to New York City to give the world its first look inside the apartment Lady Gaga grew up in and still calls home. And for the first time ever Gaga's mother, Cynthia, breaks her silence on what it's like to be the mom of the most famous and controversial pop star on the planet. Notoriously tight-lipped about her personal life, Lady Gaga also opens up about love, marriage and children. Oprah, Lady Gaga and Cynthia also meet up at Harvard University in Cambridge to help launch the project Lady Gaga says is the most important work of her life.

OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER Gloria Steinem – Sunday, March 25 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

Oprah and legendary feminist/activist Gloria Steinem sit down with 60 outspoken students at Barnard College—the most selective women's college in the U.S.—for a dynamic, provocative and no-holds barred conversation. Gloria, Oprah and the students talk about everything from on-campus vending machines selling the "morning after" pill to what sexual empowerment looks like today. Then, Oprah visits Gloria at her bohemian New York City brownstone for an in-depth, one-on-one conversation. Gloria reveals her tough childhood, becoming her mother's caregiver at age 10, marrying at age 66 and the most painful regret of her life.

About OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER

The new primetime series (Sundays, 9 p.m. ET/PT) features Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. Produced by Harpo Studios. Follow the conversation on Twitter #NextChapter

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 77 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.

Reply #599 posted 03/02/12 8:45pm

Timmy84

It seems like every other day, Harpo gives me new reason to shake my head at her...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #600 posted 03/02/12 9:13pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Timmy84 said:

It seems like every other day, Harpo gives me new reason to shake my head at her...

eek

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #601 posted 03/02/12 9:17pm

mookie

Just like the Jackson family, there's a little too much chumminess with the media, IMO . I just saw the funeral pics in Hello magazine. I just seems like overkill considering the media made Whitney's life a living hell.

But then again, i'm sure her family wants to counter the bullshit that is out there right now. And at least they are giving the interview to someone who was friendly with Whitney.

Reply #602 posted 03/03/12 12:52am

Terrib3Towel

Word on the street is Oprah paid big for the interview..

Reply #603 posted 03/03/12 1:02am

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

Word on the street is Oprah paid big for the interview..

I heard that too. Plus it's just too soon to be doing some interview. Ain't even been a month yet and now she wanna talk to them?

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #604 posted 03/03/12 5:18am

Identity

Maybe the family could use a cash injection.

Reply #605 posted 03/03/12 5:43am

missfee

confuse I don't understand, what's the rush? disbelief All these damn hidden agendas.

[Edited 3/3/12 5:47am]

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #606 posted 03/03/12 6:55am

Identity

OWN needs to boost its ratings, and a year from now the Whitney death story will not garner as much attention as it does now.

Reply #607 posted 03/03/12 10:31am

Terrib3Towel

I can kinda understnand why it's so early. It's a new story up every up everyday. Myabe they just want to clear things up.

But I would rather see Cissy or Michael instead of Pat.

Reply #608 posted 03/03/12 11:07am

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

I can kinda understnand why it's so early. It's a new story up every up everyday. Myabe they just want to clear things up.

But I would rather see Cissy or Michael instead of Pat.

I rather it be just Cissy. Some folks are speculating Krissy might've called the interview but for some reason I don't buy it.

[Edited 3/3/12 11:08am]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #609 posted 03/03/12 7:33pm

Identity

WHO Magazine Australia.

Reply #610 posted 03/03/12 7:40pm

Identity

Whitney & Mary J. covering "Ain't No Way" in 1999.

Reply #611 posted 03/03/12 8:08pm

Timmy84

Identity said:

Whitney & Mary J. covering "Ain't No Way" in 1999.

music

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #612 posted 03/04/12 6:16am

1sotrue

Identity said:

WHO Magazine Australia.

I would love to get this magazine certainly a collecter's item.

Temptation is a part of life doesnt matter if its wrong or right..makes you do what you love...
Reply #613 posted 03/04/12 8:17am

nursev

1sotrue said:

Identity said:

WHO Magazine Australia.

I would love to get this magazine certainly a collecter's item.

very nice

Reply #614 posted 03/04/12 8:18am

nursev

Terrib3Towel said:

Word on the street is Oprah paid big for the interview..

eek

Reply #615 posted 03/04/12 11:42am

prodigalfan

HotGritz said:

Timmy84 said:

OH LORD! confused I know exactly what you mean. Ray J. ain't special at all oh my Lord. Some people wanna romanticize him because of his "sorrow for Nippy". Fuck outta here. neutral

He was and is an opportunist.

right!
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #616 posted 03/04/12 1:23pm

jsluva

I still don't believe the Whitney was broke rumors, and her manager quickly shot that down as soon as the stories started to surface shortly before her death. If Whitney was broke, she could have easily made money. Whitney never really pimped herself out there to make money. She never acted like someone who really needed cash. Her last album was 2009 and the one before that was 2002. Whitney was "Just" getting back to movies. She could have done several movies by now since she left Bobby in 2006. Whitney could have easily wrote a book, did another album/tour, do plenty of movies, appear on a tv show, endorse a product, attach her name to songs she didn't even write etc. But she wasn't doing any of that, she lays low for the most part, not really on her grind to rget more coins.

Reply #617 posted 03/04/12 3:27pm

prodigalfan

HotGritz said:

Timmy84 said:

OH LORD! confused I know exactly what you mean. Ray J. ain't special at all oh my Lord. Some people wanna romanticize him because of his "sorrow for Nippy". Fuck outta here. neutral

He was and is an opportunist.

right!
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #618 posted 03/04/12 7:25pm

Terrib3Towel

Timmy84 said:

Identity said:

Whitney & Mary J. covering "Ain't No Way" in 1999.

music

Good performance, but I would have prefferred Whitney sing it herself. I can only take Mary J's screaming for so long. lol

Reply #619 posted 03/04/12 7:32pm

Timmy84

Terrib3Towel said:

Timmy84 said:

music

Good performance, but I would have prefferred Whitney sing it herself. I can only take Mary J's screaming for so long. lol

lol I actually loved her screaming here hahaha I guess this is when she started developing this voice that she has now. lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #620 posted 03/04/12 8:37pm

Timmy84

Whitney's interview with EBONY/JET in 1986:

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #621 posted 03/05/12 7:29pm

Identity

Reply #622 posted 03/06/12 6:02am

Musicslave

^^^^ I know its only a snippet but it looks like big O is going to perpetuate the ol myth that Bobby corrupted Whitney Houston. I hope that's not the case.

Reply #623 posted 03/06/12 3:51pm

JasonWill1980

has anyone seen this yet? biggrin

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Whitney Houston: First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time.



"Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down less than 1% according to Nielsen SoundScan), "The Bodyguard" soundtrack jumps 38-6 (47,000; up 176%) and "Whitney Houston" motors 37-9 (30,000; up 72%).

She's also found at No. 16 ("I Look to You," 19,000; up 109%), No. 30 ("My Love Is Your Love," 15,000; up 312%), No. 39 ("I'm Your Baby Tonight," 13,000; up 262%), No. 105 ("The Preacher's Wife," 5,000; down 30%), No. 126 ("Just Whitney," 4,000; up 57%), No. 133 ("Whitney," 4,000; down 43%). One more title is at No. 73. It's a three-CD bundle of "Baby," "My Love" and "Just Whitney." It sold 7,000 (up 423%).

HOUSTON'S ALBUM SALES CLIMB

In total, for the week ending Feb. 26, Houston's albums sold 320,000 (up up 29% compared to the previous week's haul of 247,000). She also sold 373,000 tracks this week -- down 75% compared to the week previous (1.5 million). Since her death, she has sold 668,000 albums and 2.76 million tracks.

As physical stock of Houston's albums are finally reaching retail outlets, we see some of those older catalog sets make moves up the list. Since her death on Feb. 11, the bulk of her album sales have come from digital downloads, as most retailers didn't have physical copies of her albums on-hand.

This past week, downloads made up 8.4% of her total album sales. That's a steep drop from her digital share the week previous, when downloads were 54% of her overall album sum.

A HISTORIC TOP 10

Houston's placement of three titles in the Billboard 200's top 10 amazingly marks the first time in almost 44 years that an act has accomplished the feat.

The last time an act scored three simultaneous top 10 sets was on July 6, 1968, when Simon & Garfunkel were at Nos. 1, 2 and 10. That week, "Bookends" was tops, followed by "The Graduate" soundtrack in the runner-up slot and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" at No. 10.

Billboard launched its first all-encompassing pop albums chart on Aug. 17, 1963 -- which combined both mono and stereo albums. Previously, we had separate tallies for mono and stereo recordings.

Since then, aside from Houston and Simon & Garfunkel, the only other acts to net three albums in the top 10 at the same time were the Beatles; Peter, Paul & Mary and Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass. (All did it on various weeks between 1964 and 1966).

Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass holds the record for the most concurrent top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, with four (April 4, 1966).

DON'T FORGET THE KING OF POP & THE FAB FOUR

Presently, the Billboard 200 ranks the week's biggest-selling albums in the U.S. -- regardless of their age. Thus, this is why Houston's self-titled 1985 debut is among more recently-released in the top 10 this week.

However, as of the chart dated Dec. 5, 2009, the Billboard 200 altered its rules to let older albums -- also known as "catalog" titles -- to chart alongside newer releases.

Thus, it must be noted that had the Billboard 200 allowed catalog albums to chart previous to then, both Michael Jackson and the Beatles would have claimed three simultaneous top 10 titles that year.

On the now-defunct Top Comprehensive Albums chart (which ranked both new and old albums), Michael Jackson posthumously notched three or more of the top 10 for seven different weeks after his death on June 25. For two of those frames (July 25 and Aug. 1) he owned an incredible six of the top 10 best-selling albums of the week.

Later that year, on Sept. 26, 2009, after the Beatles' reissued and remastered its studio albums on CD, the fab four earned five of the top 10.

Reply #624 posted 03/06/12 5:28pm

HotGritz

^ I love that B&W photo of Whitney. Man she had such a beautiful face. Every pic she took, she looked marvelous. Even her bad photos were pretty.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
Reply #625 posted 03/07/12 3:29pm

Identity

Whitney Houston Commemorative issue.

On sale now.

[Edited 3/7/12 15:29pm]

Reply #626 posted 03/07/12 4:04pm

mookie

Exclusive Whitney Houston's Will -- Updated in 2004-- Other Reports Wrong

EXCLUSIVE- Whitney Houston updated her will in 2004. All reports otherwise today are wrong. The will names daughter Bobbi Kristina as her sole heir and mother Cissy Houston as executor. Today in Atlanta probate court, I am told by insiders, the family agreed to let Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister in law, become executor. Cissy Houston was appointed co-trustee. The 2000 codicil from “Inside Edition” picked by the New York Post “is not her latest will.”

Reply #627 posted 03/07/12 7:11pm

NaughtyKitty

Identity said:

Whitney Houston Commemorative issue.

On sale now.

[Edited 3/7/12 15:29pm]

GORGEOUS pic! Love that dress on her!

Reply #628 posted 03/07/12 7:42pm

SUPRMAN

Whitney Houston left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

The pop superstar's will doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving children. Bobbi Kristina was her only child.

Inside Edition first reported the will, filed in Atlanta, on Wednesday.

Houston's money will be put in a trust. Bobbi Kristina will get part of it upon turning 21, more of the money at age 25 and the balance at age 30. Houston's trustees can give her money from the trust for various purposes, including tuition, to buy a home and to start a business.

The will was signed on Feb. 3, 1993, about a month before Houston gave birth to her daughter. The 48-year-old died Feb. 11 in California.

http://www.usatoday.com/l...53403342/1

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #629 posted 03/07/12 7:51pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

mookie said:

Exclusive Whitney Houston's Will -- Updated in 2004-- Other Reports Wrong

EXCLUSIVE- Whitney Houston updated her will in 2004. All reports otherwise today are wrong. The will names daughter Bobbi Kristina as her sole heir and mother Cissy Houston as executor. Today in Atlanta probate court, I am told by insiders, the family agreed to let Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister in law, become executor. Cissy Houston was appointed co-trustee. The 2000 codicil from “Inside Edition” picked by the New York Post “is not her latest will.”

clapping

"A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records & Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations & look 4ward 2 a fruitful working relationship," prince said n a news release! All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again
Reply #630 posted 03/07/12 8:11pm

Astasheiks

The internet is blowing up with Whitney was a sacrifice by the Illumanati. Any you all believeing it?

Reply #631 posted 03/07/12 8:16pm

Timmy84

Astasheiks said:

The internet is blowing up with Whitney was a sacrifice by the Illumanati. Any you all believeing it?

No.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #632 posted 03/07/12 8:22pm

Identity

Stupidity at its worst. OK, moving on...

Reply #633 posted 03/07/12 9:44pm

Astasheiks

Nothing he made any sense right? razz eye

Reply #634 posted 03/08/12 8:40am

musicjunky318

Aren't these adorable? Whitney was so gorgeous. And Bobby was kinda cute in his prime I can see why Nippy was sprung.

Reply #635 posted 03/08/12 12:46pm

WaterInYourBath

Nothing about Bobby Brown was/is adorable, although Whitney looked perfect as usual.

"You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
"Water can nourish me, but water can also carry me. Water has magic laws." - JCVD
Reply #636 posted 03/08/12 4:36pm

nursev

musicjunky318 said:

Aren't these adorable? Whitney was so gorgeous. And Bobby was kinda cute in his prime I can see why Nippy was sprung.

These pics are beautiful and Bobbi looks just like Bobby lol Adorable

Reply #637 posted 03/08/12 4:42pm

Timmy84

Saw the snippet of Harpo's interview and Gary's ass looks just like his mother spit him out...

For those that don't know, Gary is the offspring of Cissy and her first husband. Cissy married Whitney's daddy after divorcing Gary's dad and had Michael a year later. Whitney came four years after Michael.

[Edited 3/8/12 16:49pm]

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #638 posted 03/08/12 4:46pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

Saw the snippet of Harpo's interview and Gary's ass looks just like his mother spit him out...

For those that don't know, Gary is the offspring of Cissy and her first husband. Gary married Whitney's daddy after divorcing Gary's dad and had Michael a year later. Whitney came four years after Michael.

Yeah I seen the snippet of Pat speaking too and she disturbs me eek something just isn't right

Reply #639 posted 03/08/12 4:48pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Saw the snippet of Harpo's interview and Gary's ass looks just like his mother spit him out...

For those that don't know, Gary is the offspring of Cissy and her first husband. Gary married Whitney's daddy after divorcing Gary's dad and had Michael a year later. Whitney came four years after Michael.

Yeah I seen the snippet of Pat speaking too and she disturbs me eek something just isn't right

The way she's LOOKING disturbs me... neutral

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #640 posted 03/08/12 4:57pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

Yeah I seen the snippet of Pat speaking too and she disturbs me eek something just isn't right

The way she's LOOKING disturbs me... neutral

lol yeah she looks fucking high too lol wonder how much Oprah paid them?

Reply #641 posted 03/08/12 5:00pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

The way she's LOOKING disturbs me... neutral

lol yeah she looks fucking high too lol wonder how much Oprah paid them?

Harpo the other day claimed she didn't pay them anything. Child boo lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #642 posted 03/08/12 5:03pm

prodigalfan

musicjunky318 said:

Aren't these adorable? Whitney was so gorgeous. And Bobby was kinda cute in his prime I can see why Nippy was sprung.


 






 


Wow these look so good. They made a cute little family. And I never seen Bobby look so good.

To bad they couldn't hold it together.
"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
Reply #643 posted 03/08/12 5:05pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

lol yeah she looks fucking high too lol wonder how much Oprah paid them?

Harpo the other day claimed she didn't pay them anything. Child boo lol

lol Yeah right-Oprah paid bookoo bucks lol

Reply #644 posted 03/08/12 5:06pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Harpo the other day claimed she didn't pay them anything. Child boo lol

lol Yeah right-Oprah paid bookoo bucks lol

Pat's about to sell some candles real soon I read...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #645 posted 03/08/12 5:14pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

lol Yeah right-Oprah paid bookoo bucks lol

Pat's about to sell some candles real soon I read...

Say what lol getting money lol

Reply #646 posted 03/08/12 5:15pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Pat's about to sell some candles real soon I read...

Say what lol getting money lol

lol also she's part of that will. You know she and Gary gonna be loaded lol

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #647 posted 03/08/12 5:20pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

Say what lol getting money lol

lol also she's part of that will. You know she and Gary gonna be loaded lol

lol they know it too lol Bobbi needs to watch out eek

Reply #648 posted 03/08/12 5:48pm

SUPRMAN

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

Say what lol getting money lol

lol also she's part of that will. You know she and Gary gonna be loaded lol

Pat? Not that I've read.

Apparently she will be an executrix of the estate and trust but those payments are capped by law.

I don't want you to think like me. I just want you to think.
Reply #649 posted 03/08/12 6:25pm

mookie

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

Yeah I seen the snippet of Pat speaking too and she disturbs me eek something just isn't right

The way she's LOOKING disturbs me... neutral

What's wrong with Pat? Didn't she do right by Whitney? I see such much mixed feelings towards her.

Reply #650 posted 03/08/12 6:40pm

Timmy84

SUPRMAN said:

Timmy84 said:

lol also she's part of that will. You know she and Gary gonna be loaded lol

Pat? Not that I've read.

Apparently she will be an executrix of the estate and trust but those payments are capped by law.

I wasn't too sure if she would get paid or not but the way you said it, no wonder she's selling candles now...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #651 posted 03/08/12 6:40pm

Timmy84

mookie said:

Timmy84 said:

The way she's LOOKING disturbs me... neutral

What's wrong with Pat? Didn't she do right by Whitney? I see such much mixed feelings towards her.

I wanna believe she did right by Whitney but I just don't know... neutral The timing is so weird...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #652 posted 03/08/12 9:28pm

Timmy84

The good thing about the will is that Krissy (her legacy) will have means to all of Whitney's earnings by the time she's 30 and she's 19 now.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #653 posted 03/08/12 9:44pm

Timmy84

Sneak Peek! Whitney Houston's Family Talks to Oprah: "The Handwriting Was on the Wall"

Today 5:00 PM PST by GINA SERPE

Oprah Winfrey's big get is inching ever closer to its big premiere, but while her sit-down with Whitney Houston's family, including daughter Bobbi Kristina, doesn't air until Sunday, E! Online has a first look at the interview.

Among the family members in line for an emotional outpouring is Patricia Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and onetime manager. Though obviously devastated by the untimely death, Patricia also made no attempt to hide the fact that she always suspected a premature and tragic end to Whitney's life.

"The handwriting was kind of on the wall," she told Oprah, when asked if she thought drugs would end up taking the superstar's life. "I would be kidding myself to say otherwise."

She also noted that while, at some point in Whitney's life, she feared that the singer's destructive behavior would lead to her untimely passing, she and others truly believed that the danger period had ended.

"If things hadn't changed, but things were changing, things were really changing with her, very much so," she said. "It wasn't about the substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter days or anything like that, I think it was more of lifestyle.

"I was afraid for other things, lifestyle more so than..." she trailed off. Not letting a tease like that go unanswered, Oprah pressed her on what, exactly, it was about her lifestyle that seemed so threatening.

"I saw her chasing a dream, looking for love in all the wrong places."

Expect more elaboration on that and more this weekend, when the full hourlong special airs on OWN.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #654 posted 03/08/12 9:51pm

Timmy84

Maybe it's just speculation but...

Remember that story last year that said Whitney had emphysema? I think she may have died because of it... her heart probably just gave out.

Anything just so I wouldn't have to hear that she died of an "accidental drug overdose". neutral It would be interesting if they find how many prescriptions were in her system at the time of death. confused

Just wonder when the toxicology report will finally be released... four weeks have passed but they say 4-8 so who knows?

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #655 posted 03/08/12 11:37pm

purple05

Timmy84 said:

Maybe it's just speculation but...

Remember that story last year that said Whitney had emphysema? I think she may have died because of it... her heart probably just gave out.

Anything just so I wouldn't have to hear that she died of an "accidental drug overdose". neutral It would be interesting if they find how many prescriptions were in her system at the time of death. confused

Just wonder when the toxicology report will finally be released... four weeks have passed but they say 4-8 so who knows?

It probably wont be back until early/mid april. They say it takes usually 6-8 wks. I remeber that MJ died in late June and his wasnt back until Late August. So we still have another good 2 1/2-4wks left depending on the amount of testing that needs to be done.

Reply #656 posted 03/10/12 9:34am

mookie

Going by the clips that have been released, Pat's not coming across well at all in this upocming interview.

Reply #657 posted 03/10/12 11:03am

nursev

mookie said:

Going by the clips that have been released, Pat's not coming across well at all in this upocming interview.

nod something is not right about her

Reply #658 posted 03/10/12 7:29pm

missfee

musicjunky318 said:

Aren't these adorable? Whitney was so gorgeous. And Bobby was kinda cute in his prime I can see why Nippy was sprung.

I felt that they were a good looking couple, especially in the beginning when people were making bets about how long the marriage would last. Even a fool could see that these two people were deeply in love with each other, however, enter the drugs, the alcohol, the resentment and the cheating and it was inevitable that it was going to end up in disaster, which it did. Sure, the marriage probably should had ended a lot sooner than it did, but none of us can control fate.

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #659 posted 03/10/12 7:35pm

Timmy84

Just got word that the probe into Whitney's death is nearly over and that toxicology results should come out on March 23rd.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #660 posted 03/11/12 8:43am

SUPRMAN

Timmy84 said:

Just got word that the probe into Whitney's death is nearly over and that toxicology results should come out on March 23rd.

Not sure how someone would know that now, but we'll see.

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Reply #661 posted 03/11/12 9:16am

silverchild

This video has just tore me up and I never felt its emotional core and vulnerability until today for some reason....BEAUTIFUL!



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Reply #662 posted 03/11/12 6:06pm

missfee

sigh The Oprah interview is on and I'm debating watching it. She's even going to ask about what happened with Bobby at the funeral...why should that still be up for discussion? I thought the interview was going to be soley about Whitney.

Long live Richard Harrow. worship
Reply #663 posted 03/11/12 6:15pm

musicjunky318

Oprah should stop calling herself a friend. She is not a friend. She is first and foremost a media proprietor and it shouldn't be forgotten.

Reply #664 posted 03/11/12 6:27pm

Timmy84

Said I wasn't gonna watch it but I did it for Krissy. Hope God continues to look after her... still can't trust Oprah. disbelief

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #665 posted 03/11/12 7:10pm

babybugz

Timmy84 said:

Said I wasn't gonna watch it but I did it for Krissy. Hope God continues to look after her... still can't trust Oprah. disbelief

There's nothing wrong with watching it ... and it was too soon for this IMO but of course Oprah just concerned with ratings smh....

Reply #666 posted 03/11/12 7:24pm

Timmy84

babybugz said:

Timmy84 said:

Said I wasn't gonna watch it but I did it for Krissy. Hope God continues to look after her... still can't trust Oprah. disbelief

There's nothing wrong with watching it ... and it was too soon for this IMO but of course Oprah just concerned with ratings smh....

Of course. Pat threw Ray J under the bus in this interview but she and Gary said nothing bad about Bobby.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #667 posted 03/11/12 7:38pm

nursev

so what's up with the interview? lol I don't have cable eek

Reply #668 posted 03/11/12 7:40pm

Timmy84

Pat Houston confused the FUCK out of me the whole time during the interview... especially on how Whitney was found. confused And Oprah... talk to the hand I don't know how to feel about Gary though I felt for him when he sang I Look to You though.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #669 posted 03/11/12 7:43pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

Pat Houston confused the FUCK out of me the whole time during the interview... especially on how Whitney was found. confused And Oprah... talk to the hand I don't know how to feel about Gary though I felt for him when he sang I Look to You though.

eek Gary sang eek pat is on my last nerve neutral why even talk bad about ray j-what point does it serve? neutral

Reply #670 posted 03/11/12 7:46pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Pat Houston confused the FUCK out of me the whole time during the interview... especially on how Whitney was found. confused And Oprah... talk to the hand I don't know how to feel about Gary though I felt for him when he sang I Look to You though.

eek Gary sang eek pat is on my last nerve neutral why even talk bad about ray j-what point does it serve? neutral

Even though I think he's a clown, I don't think he deserved it either in a way. Pat's answers were just so... distant. And why were she and her people in a different floor when they used to share the same floor? And she also said she walked after hearing screams from Whitney's room... I don't know how to take her, she really gave me chills smh

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #671 posted 03/11/12 7:50pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

eek Gary sang eek pat is on my last nerve neutral why even talk bad about ray j-what point does it serve? neutral

Even though I think he's a clown, I don't think he deserved it either in a way. Pat's answers were just so... distant. And why were she and her people in a different floor when they used to share the same floor? And she also said she walked after hearing screams from Whitney's room... I don't know how to take her, she really gave me chills smh

all this shit sounds real suspect to me neutral she can't be trusted. Her answers on the snippets always sounded fragmented and all over the damn place neutral

Reply #672 posted 03/11/12 7:53pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Even though I think he's a clown, I don't think he deserved it either in a way. Pat's answers were just so... distant. And why were she and her people in a different floor when they used to share the same floor? And she also said she walked after hearing screams from Whitney's room... I don't know how to take her, she really gave me chills smh

all this shit sounds real suspect to me neutral she can't be trusted. Her answers on the snippets always sounded fragmented and all over the damn place neutral

If someone uploads the interview online, man, you probably would feel chills from her too. Something about her is off. Gary's answers about what happened with Bobby is confusing too. "He didn't know." WHAT?!

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #673 posted 03/11/12 7:59pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

all this shit sounds real suspect to me neutral she can't be trusted. Her answers on the snippets always sounded fragmented and all over the damn place neutral

If someone uploads the interview online, man, you probably would feel chills from her too. Something about her is off. Gary's answers about what happened with Bobby is confusing too. "He didn't know." WHAT?!

I hope someone does cuz I wanna see this fuckery. I mean these folks are putting more shadows and doubts over an already dark situation. Makes you think there was some foul play or something eek shit ain't right.

Reply #674 posted 03/11/12 7:59pm

Timmy84

Hmm, I just replayed the performance Gary gave and his "crying"... Lord, it seemed staged for real. disbelief

Ugh... something's fishy in their water...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #675 posted 03/11/12 8:00pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

If someone uploads the interview online, man, you probably would feel chills from her too. Something about her is off. Gary's answers about what happened with Bobby is confusing too. "He didn't know." WHAT?!

I hope someone does cuz I wanna see this fuckery. I mean these folks are putting more shadows and doubts over an already dark situation. Makes you think there was some foul play or something eek shit ain't right.

Yeah. And Pat saying Whitney wasn't on drugs "but she would drink sometimes". Oh really, Pat? Ain't you supposed to protect her from drinking since she's a reformed addict? disbelief

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #676 posted 03/11/12 8:03pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

Hmm, I just replayed the performance Gary gave and his "crying"... Lord, it seemed staged for real. disbelief

Ugh... something's fishy in their water...

damn eek Oprah's ass ought to be ashamed for putting these two in the spotlight neutral Makes me hope that the toxicology report does not reveal some fishy shit cuz that would be even sadder.

Reply #677 posted 03/11/12 8:05pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Hmm, I just replayed the performance Gary gave and his "crying"... Lord, it seemed staged for real. disbelief

Ugh... something's fishy in their water...

damn eek Oprah's ass ought to be ashamed for putting these two in the spotlight neutral Makes me hope that the toxicology report does not reveal some fishy shit cuz that would be even sadder.

I don't know... I'm kinda thinking two things: accidental or... well you know, I don't wanna say the "s" word. I'm still thinking it was heart failure or emphysema... confused Apparently, the reason the 911 call on Whitney wasn't released because it mentioned that Whitney had some fatal condition or something. confused

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #678 posted 03/11/12 8:06pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

I hope someone does cuz I wanna see this fuckery. I mean these folks are putting more shadows and doubts over an already dark situation. Makes you think there was some foul play or something eek shit ain't right.

Yeah. And Pat saying Whitney wasn't on drugs "but she would drink sometimes". Oh really, Pat? Ain't you supposed to protect her from drinking since she's a reformed addict? disbelief

enabling ass bitch neutral the whole thing stinks neutral also why the fuck was she at the club with whitney knowing there would be alcohol there neutral

Reply #679 posted 03/11/12 8:08pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

Yeah. And Pat saying Whitney wasn't on drugs "but she would drink sometimes". Oh really, Pat? Ain't you supposed to protect her from drinking since she's a reformed addict? disbelief

enabling ass bitch neutral the whole thing stinks neutral also why the fuck was she at the club with whitney knowing there would be alcohol there neutral

You think Pat would get her ass out there if she was "protecting her"... if you wanna be a protector, you BE there. Apparently she wasn't, she had to be called when Whitney and Stacy allegedly got into it and Stacy cried and shit over what Whitney said, apparently because Stacy kept getting in Whitney's direction. neutral

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #680 posted 03/11/12 8:09pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

damn eek Oprah's ass ought to be ashamed for putting these two in the spotlight neutral Makes me hope that the toxicology report does not reveal some fishy shit cuz that would be even sadder.

I don't know... I'm kinda thinking two things: accidental or... well you know, I don't wanna say the "s" word. I'm still thinking it was heart failure or emphysema... confused Apparently, the reason the 911 call on Whitney wasn't released because it mentioned that Whitney had some fatal condition or something. confused

that would make sense then-I remember something being said about a condition,but I can't remember which one.

Reply #681 posted 03/11/12 8:10pm

Timmy84

nursev said:

Timmy84 said:

I don't know... I'm kinda thinking two things: accidental or... well you know, I don't wanna say the "s" word. I'm still thinking it was heart failure or emphysema... confused Apparently, the reason the 911 call on Whitney wasn't released because it mentioned that Whitney had some fatal condition or something. confused

that would make sense then-I remember something being said about a condition,but I can't remember which one.

She had a lung condition allegedly. Of course Pat and 'em went to the press to deny it.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #682 posted 03/11/12 8:15pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

nursev said:

enabling ass bitch neutral the whole thing stinks neutral also why the fuck was she at the club with whitney knowing there would be alcohol there neutral

You think Pat would get her ass out there if she was "protecting her"... if you wanna be a protector, you BE there. Apparently she wasn't, she had to be called when Whitney and Stacy allegedly got into it and Stacy cried and shit over what Whitney said, apparently because Stacy kept getting in Whitney's direction. neutral

some bullshit for real neutral

Reply #683 posted 03/11/12 8:16pm

musicjunky318

I actually agree with Pat about the whole Ray-J thing. I get the impression he was nothing but trouble and was playing with Whitney's emotions. It's just the way I feel...

Reply #684 posted 03/11/12 8:18pm

Timmy84

musicjunky318 said:

I actually agree with Pat about the whole Ray-J thing. I get the impression he was nothing but trouble and was playing with Whitney's emotions. It's just the way I feel...

I'm reading right now that Whitney may have committed suicide because of Ray... just... wow. neutral

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"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #685 posted 03/11/12 8:18pm

nursev

musicjunky318 said:

I actually agree with Pat about the whole Ray-J thing. I get the impression he was nothing but trouble and was playing with Whitney's emotions. It's just the way I feel...

we all know ray j wasn't shit, but whitney liked him so what point does it serve to go there now neutral

Reply #686 posted 03/11/12 8:20pm

nursev

Timmy84 said:

musicjunky318 said:

I actually agree with Pat about the whole Ray-J thing. I get the impression he was nothing but trouble and was playing with Whitney's emotions. It's just the way I feel...

I'm reading right now that Whitney may have committed suicide because of Ray... just... wow. neutral

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as unstable as she was I wouldn't just dismiss it-it's a possibility. Damn neutral

Reply #687 posted 03/11/12 8:23pm

musicjunky318

Timmy84 said:

musicjunky318 said:

I actually agree with Pat about the whole Ray-J thing. I get the impression he was nothing but trouble and was playing with Whitney's emotions. It's just the way I feel...

I'm reading right now that Whitney may have committed suicide because of Ray... just... wow. neutral

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As gut-wrenching as it may sound, I can actually believe that. Perhaps not to that extreme but being pulled back into depression. Like Pat said, it wasn't so much the drugs the last few years but surrounding herself with the wrong people. What the hell did she need Ray-J for? When I first heard about him and his name hooped up with hers I honestly thought it was a joke.

Reply #688 posted 03/11/12 8:26pm

Timmy84

musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

I'm reading right now that Whitney may have committed suicide because of Ray... just... wow. neutral

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As gut-wrenching as it may sound, I can actually believe that. Perhaps not to that extreme but being pulled back into depression. Like Pat said, it wasn't so much the drugs the last few years but surrounding herself with the wrong people. What the hell did she need Ray-J for? When I first heard about him and his name hooped up with hers I honestly thought it was a joke.

I was too. Like "what? Ray J? Of all people?" When Pat mentioned lifestyle I can understand that part. I think too much was going on the final days of Whitney's life in Beverly Hills. I can kinda see why suicide is being mentioned. Like she couldn't take it anymore. I just hope that isn't the case. confused

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #689 posted 03/11/12 8:27pm

nursev

musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

I'm reading right now that Whitney may have committed suicide because of Ray... just... wow. neutral

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As gut-wrenching as it may sound, I can actually believe that. Perhaps not to that extreme but being pulled back into depression. Like Pat said, it wasn't so much the drugs the last few years but surrounding herself with the wrong people. What the hell did she need Ray-J for? When I first heard about him and his name hooped up with hers I honestly thought it was a joke.

whitney never got over Bobby-she loved that man. Bobby went on with his life and she needed somebody-anybody and fucking ray j filled that void for her.

Reply #690 posted 03/11/12 8:30pm

musicjunky318

Timmy84 said:

musicjunky318 said:

As gut-wrenching as it may sound, I can actually believe that. Perhaps not to that extreme but being pulled back into depression. Like Pat said, it wasn't so much the drugs the last few years but surrounding herself with the wrong people. What the hell did she need Ray-J for? When I first heard about him and his name hooped up with hers I honestly thought it was a joke.

I was too. Like "what? Ray J? Of all people?" When Pat mentioned lifestyle I can understand that part. I think too much was going on the final days of Whitney's life in Beverly Hills. I can kinda see why suicide is being mentioned. Like she couldn't take it anymore. I just hope that isn't the case. confused

Me neither. It was good to see Bobbi K too I didn't even mention it. She seems really strong.

Reply #691 posted 03/11/12 8:31pm

Timmy84

musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

I was too. Like "what? Ray J? Of all people?" When Pat mentioned lifestyle I can understand that part. I think too much was going on the final days of Whitney's life in Beverly Hills. I can kinda see why suicide is being mentioned. Like she couldn't take it anymore. I just hope that isn't the case. confused

Me neither. It was good to see Bobbi K too I didn't even mention it. She seems really strong.

Yeah I hope God continues to bless her because Lord knows she needs it...

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #692 posted 03/11/12 8:34pm

musicjunky318

nursev said:

musicjunky318 said:

As gut-wrenching as it may sound, I can actually believe that. Perhaps not to that extreme but being pulled back into depression. Like Pat said, it wasn't so much the drugs the last few years but surrounding herself with the wrong people. What the hell did she need Ray-J for? When I first heard about him and his name hooped up with hers I honestly thought it was a joke.

whitney never got over Bobby-she loved that man. Bobby went on with his life and she needed somebody-anybody and fucking ray j filled that void for her.

I agree with that. I actually think it's pretty obvious even though Whitney tried to hide it and play it off. Same thing Rihanna does with Chris. Negroe please. You're sprung Ms. Fenty and the world knows it.

Reply #693 posted 03/11/12 8:37pm

Timmy84

musicjunky318 said:

nursev said:

whitney never got over Bobby-she loved that man. Bobby went on with his life and she needed somebody-anybody and fucking ray j filled that void for her.

I agree with that. I actually think it's pretty obvious even though Whitney tried to hide it and play it off. Same thing Rihanna does with Chris. Negroe please. You're sprung Ms. Fenty and the world knows it.

Good points. confused

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
Reply #694 posted 03/12/12 3:55am

HatrinaHaterwitz

Timmy84 said:

musicjunky318 said:

I actually agree with Pat about the whole Ray-J thing. I get the impression he was nothing but trouble and was playing with Whitney's emotions. It's just the way I feel...

I'm reading right now that Whitney may have committed suicide because of Ray... just... wow. neutral

[Edited 3/11/12 20:18pm]

If someone told me that Whitney Houston comitted homicide because of Ray J. I might have believed it. But suicide because of Ray J?

HELL TO THE NAW!

I don't think she'd have done that to Bobbi Kristina. disbelief

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela

URL: http://prince.org/msg/8/376212

Date printed: Sat 19th Apr 2014 10:41pm PDT