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Whitney Houston’s Greatest Performances Album is On the Way

An album with some of the best live performances from the late, great Whitney Houston is coming!  The commemorative album, entitled ‘Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances’  hit stores on November 10th.

I knew this was coming, since record labels still try to make money off of their artists even after they’re gone. However, I’m still excited for this. Whitney always was and always will be incredible, and I definitely want to snag this for my collection.

Check out the tracklist for the CD and DVD below!

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances CD:

  1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)
  2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
  3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
  4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
  5. Greatest Love Of All (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
  8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  9. I’m Your Baby Tonight(Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
  12. I’m Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  14. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
  15. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
  16. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances DVD:

  1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show,1 983)
  2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
  3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
  4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
  5. Greatest Love Of All (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
  7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
  8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  9. I’m Your Baby Tonight(Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
  11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
  12. I’m Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
  14. My Love Is Your Love (Music Video – BONUS DVD-ONLY MUSIC VIDEO)
  15. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
  16. When You Believe (with Mariah Carey) (The 71st Annual Academy Awards, 1999 – BONUS DVD-ONLY DUET PERFORMANCE))
  17. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
  18. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

Image via That Grape Juice

Bobbi Kristina Slams Angela Bassett Over Whitney Houston Biopic

Lifetime is filming the upcoming biopic about Whitney Houston, but her daughter Bobbi Kristina is NOT feeling it! Whitney’s daughter tweeted her anger about the project, slamming Angela Bassett, who will serve as director, in the process!

Angela gave an interview recently about the film to Entertainment Weekly, discussing why she didn’t cast Bobbi in the role. “I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft,” she explained. “It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”

Well, of course, Bobbi didn’t take that lying down! The 21-year-old tweeted, “Ha MsAng “bassketcase” has such a damn nerve my lord, at least the world doesn’t mistake me for the wrong sex…she has some #XtraEquipment.” She alos added, “When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes 1st, I’ll be sure 2shout URname out b-tch! Hah UrTestResults = Male. Lmao.”

It was announced earlier in the month thatformer America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DeCosta would play Whitney. Unlike Bobbi, Yaya has real acting experience, working as a child actor, and also appearing on All My Children as well as Ugly Betty. The model has also been in hit films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Tron: Legacy.

Bobbi Kristina is coming off really, REALLY bitter. Yes, I understand that your mother wanted you to play her, but baby girl, you have relatively NO acting experience! I’ve seen you in a few episodes of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, and that’s it. That small little role hardly warrants you starring in a movie, even if it is in the role of your mother. If you’re really serious about acting, take some classes, build up your experience, and maybe you can make it. I’m mad she tried going in on Angela Bassett like that!

Image via Christopher Polk/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Whitney Houston and The FBI?!

Since Whitney Houston has died, there have been a lot of requests for her personal files. Under the Freedom of Information Act, and after a slew of requests, the FBI has released more than 128 pages of data on the superstar. So what was unearthed after taking a look through these files?

For one, there was an extortion attempt made against the diva in 1992, and apparently, the money was paid by Whitney’s management company – to the tune of $100,000. The money was demanded or private and sensitive informationWhitney-Houston on Houston was likely to be leaked to the press. That $100,000 was increased to a cool quarter of a million dollars and a confidentiality agreement form was made and signed. And the person demanding this money was a woman claiming to have detailed information on Whitney’s romantic relationships? Were these possibly the sapphic ones as have been rumored about the singer for decades? Hmmm. And? Whitney Houston also had more than her share of crazy fans.

Notables include a man that investigators felt was a possible risk to her as he sent a slew of letters and another fan, from The Netherlands, that claimed he was the President of Europe and sent her several audio tapes and composed music in her honor. More information will be revealed later from these pages, so keep it here for more details!

Additional reporting: A. Neff King

Winans Involved in Pyramid Scheme

Usually, when you hear the name Winans, you automatically think of legendary gospel music, goodwill, and wholesomeness. Well, that’s going to change probably forever after this latest news involving the multi-generational family of award-winning singers.

Mike Winans is being accused of using his family’s good name and image in a financial scam that is akin to New York scam artist Bernie Madoff. The one-time Grammy nominee received a sentence of almost 14 years, charged with stealing more than $8 million dollars from law-abiding, church-going people in a pyramid scheme that involved more than 1200 investors.

Speaking on his behalf in the courtroom before his sentencing, Winans had this to sayMike-Winans-Jr-1:

“I caused financial and emotional damage. For that I repent. But there was no “malicious intent on my part. I wanted people to have a good life.”

Mike Winans is the grandson of David Winans and the nephew of Marvin Winans, who gave the eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral last year.

Let’s see how much of that sentence he actually serves. And the next time you buy a gospel album with the name Winans on it, let’s see if you remember all of this.

Additional reporting: A. Neff King

Madame Tussauds Vegas Unveils New Whitney Houston Wax Figure

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How freakin’ cool is this?!

Earlier this morning (Monday, February 11), Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled a wax figure of singer, actress and producer Whitney Houston.

The first single from Houston’s second studio album was titled “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and earned the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988. The song’s accompanying video became one of Houston’s best recognized music videos and ran in heavy rotation on MTV, VH1, and BET. At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Houston’s wax figure will be styled in the same way she appeared in the video, wearing a tight purple-pink tank dress and blonde curly hair.

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“We are excited for one of Whitney’s four amazing figures to reside in our music room here in Las Vegas alongside other music legends,” remarked Madame Tussauds Las Vegas General Manager Rosita Chapman.

I absolutely LOVE this! So cool and what a great way to honor the late, great. Miss and love you Whitney!

Image via Patrick Gray/ Retna

Madame Tussauds Makes Wax Figures in Honor of Whitney Houston

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February 11 will mark a year since we lost singing legend Whitney Houston. In honor of her memory, legendary wax museum Madame Tussauds has honored Whitney with four wax figures.

This is the first time in 200 years that the museum has simultaneously created this many different figures of the same person! While made in London, each of the figures will be in different museums across the United States.

 The figures represent four very iconic moments in Whitney’s career–her performance of the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl to be featured in the Washington D.C. museum; her 1992 movie The Bodyguard which will be in Hollywood; Houston will display a young Whitney from her 1988 video for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”; and New York will exhibit the singer in her final years, from her 2009 photo shoot for her last album, I Look To You.

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All of them simply look incredible. Nothing less than the best from Madame Tussauds! RIP Whitney.

Images via Whitney Houston.com/Concrete Loop

Cissy Houston Tell All Book Reveals Whitney’s Death Details and Haunting Past

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It has almost been a year since Whitney Houston’s death and the Houston family is still all about getting their word in and their thoughts on what really went down in Whitney’s life behind closed doors.

Whitney Houston’s mother is telling about about her now deceased daughter Whitney Houston. Yes, we get to hear about all the bidnass that Whitney engaged in…or at least what her mama knew.

In a book that we reported about weeks ago, we are now getting a little more insight into this book because mama Houston is going to be working on promoting the sale of this book hardcore…starting with a little Oprah action.

Cissy explains, “She started partying and she didn’t really know how to stop. I used to wonder what she was doing at night, where she was.”

And even though she spent a lot of time with Bobby Brown, whom many perceived as trouble, Cissy doesn’t blame him for her daughter’s death. “I’m angry she died alone, in those conditions,” she says. “I’m still mad about that.”

According to an excerpt of her book posted in The Sun, “I flew to Atlanta and rang the door of the house she shared with her husband, Bobby Brown. I knew if she was in half as bad a state as that house, she really was in trouble. I’d never seen any house that looked like this one, much less a multimillion-dollar home. I stood in shock. It was dirty and messy, but that wasn’t it. The things I saw sent a chill through me. Somebody had spray-painted the walls and door with big glaring eyes and strange faces. Evil eyes, staring out like a threat. Who would do such a thing? It seemed crazy. In another room there was a big framed photo of Nippy (the pop singer’s nickname) — but someone had cut Nippy’s head out. It was beyond disturbing, seeing my daughter’s face cut out like that. It was frightening.”

After Cissy decided to confront her daughter and forced her into rehab, Whitney was upset as hell but she got over it.

“Eventually she stopped being angry at me and later told people I saved her life. But I’m not sure she ever forgave me. I think some part of her couldn’t stand that I had made her reveal her worst side to me,” Cissy said.

Cissy Houston’s book “Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped” will be in stores on Tues., Jan. 29, 2013.

Rihanna Compares Chris Brown Relationship to Bobby & Whitney’s

For the majority of people out there, Rihanna and Chris Brown getting back together was a bad idea. The beat down that occurred a few years back could possibly be something that could happen again between these two. And even though many aren’t supporting Ri and Breezy hustling together once again, Rihanna doesn’t care. In fact, Rihanna is now supposedly telling friends that her romance with Brown reminds her of that between Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.

A source told Hollywoodlife.com, “Their relationship is like the early Whitney and Bobby day. Ri was watching Bobby and Whitney’s ‘Something In Common’ video the other day and said ‘This is just like Chris and me. For real though, that’s the type of fun we having right now. I love Whitney. She was my girl. Can’t nobody do it better than her.” And that there relationship is based on “real love … like ain’t no bullshi**ng. The s**t is magical and it’s real.”

Real indeed. I can definitely see the comparison, especially considering Bobby was charged with misdemeanor battery for slapping up Whitney.

But got damn…obviously Ri forgot the part where Whitney left Bobby Brown for good and never got back with him.

Or is that still going to happen?

Bobbi Kristina Is Getting Her Dough

And then probably her blow too!

Her grandmother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, has officially conceded and is allowing the trust find set up for the only child of Whitney Houston to proceed according to original plans.

Previously, she was out to have it altered to save Bobbi Kristina from herself and other bad influences. Namely her adopted brother/boyfriend and her father, singer Bobby Brown. Because we all know that if she gets fat checks like this, he’s gonna be popping up to borrow some sugar….green sugar. The papers Cissy filed would have dramatically altered the pay-out of the $20 million the 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina is set to inherit. And if you’re like me, you’re probably thinking to yourself…

That’s alot of crack, booze, and weed!

As it stands now, Bobbi Kris will receive $2 million when she turns 21, $4 million when she turns 25, and the balance of $16 million at the age of 30. And now that you just read that last sentence, replace all the ‘whens’ with ‘ifs’. She is the daughter of two drug addicts, after all.

Let the countdown begin!

Show us the receipts!

Bobby Brown Arrested For The Umpteenth Time

If that’s not the face of sobriety, then I don’t know what is!

Now, what week could be complete around here without reporting on the family that laughs at rehab! And no, it’s not Bobbi Kristina (not this week, anyway, but the week is not over yet!), but her daddy, Bobby Brown that was arrested. And this time, Brown cannot deny the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The police arrived quick enough to administer a test and I’m sure you all know Bobby Brown isn’t too good about passing tests…

FAIL!

Book him, Dan-o!

The LAPD arrested the singer on suspicion (ha!) of DUI.

Now, the timeline goes like this: Bobby Brown got arrested in March for driving under the influence. For that case, he fled to rehab, seeking treatment for alcohol abuse over the summer. Before that, Brown had a conviction in 1996. Well, there’s one thing I can say about Bobby.

At least he’s consistent!

And now I am waiting to hear from Bobbi K. Don’t let your daddy have all the fun! Go out and do some hoodrat stuff! I have a job to do!

Is Bobbi Kristina Engaged?

This seems to be the train wreck that just will never end. Not even two weeks after making headlines for crashing in a car with her alleged boyfriend, now comes more reports from sources that the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and King of R&B (rocks & booze) Bobby Brown is engaged to be married to Nick Gordon, who was informally adopted by Houston nearly ten years ago. Luckily, we have reality television to clear the rumors up on whether or not Bobbi Kris is indeed about to walk down the aisle.
Nearly a decade after Being Bobby Brown killed the image of Whitney as a pristine pop diva, now comes another show chronicling the famous family. The Houstons: On Our Own is set to air on Lifetime and will include Cissy Houston, Gary Houston (Whitney’s brother), and Pat Houston (Whitney’s manager) as they cope following the superstar’s death. The reality show is set to debut any day now and rumors are reaching a fever pitch. For what it’s worth, Bobbi Kristina denies she is tying the knot anytime soon, but then again, can we really trust what she says? As her mama used to say…
Show me the receipts!!

Bobbi Kristina May Have To Wait Longer for Inheritance

Whitney Houston family is plotting to put the brakes on the millions potentially set to trickle into the coffers of her daughter Bobbi Kristina. Whitney Houston’s mother and sister-in-law, Cissy Houston and Pat Houston, have filed a request that would change the distribution of the wealth Bobbi Kristina is set to inherit, which has been estimated to be upwards of $20 million dollars. They both think (and rightfully so considering her antics the past few months) that she doesn’t need that much money so soon or she will be a danger to herself, as well as people trying to exert control over her life.

Under the current payment schedule, Bobbi Kristina is set to receive 10% at 21 years of age, 20% at age 25, and the balance paid out in full to her upon reaching her 30th birthday.

Now, if you are like me and are blessed with the senses of sight and hearing, you know good and damn well that at the rate Bobbi Kristina is going, she will be lucky to get that first 10%. And like her mother used to say, ‘crack is cheap’.

Which only means that you can buy more of it.

Bobbi Kristina Enters White Girl Wasted Territory

White Girl Wasted Week just got a little bit darker.

When did White Girl Wasted week begin? I cannot keep track for all the headlines blurring together in one dizzying array of ignunce. Lindsay, Amanda, and now Bobbi? Remember that White Girl Wasted syndrome knows no color and this has been further confirmed with the addition of Whitney Houston’s only child, Bobbi Kristina, who has finally made a return to the headlines after a few weeks away. This is further proof that you can never keep a crackie down for long and now Amanda Bynes may have to slide over to the left and let a new girl have her day in the sun.

Bobbi Kris was involved in a car accident in Georgia, annihilating the entire front of the black 2012 Camara, and leading to speculation that there is more to the story than what meets the eye. Early reports are that Bobbi was only a passenger in the car, but that the two were involved in a heated argument at the time of the crash. The accident is currently under investigation and Bobbi’s spokesperson has yet to release an official statement.

Well alright for Bobbi Kris bringing a little color to White Girl Wasted week! Now if only Lucy Liu or Sofia Vergara could get get trashed and arrested this week, I’d be over the moon!

Bobbi Kristina & The Slots

No, it’s not the name of her new pop group. It’s what the teen was doing this weekend in Nevada! What do you do when mommy’s checks run out? Do you go out and hold up a 7-11? No. Do you get on Craigslist and barter for an EBT card? No.

You play the slots! Forget what the law says mandating you be 21 or over to partake. It’s a recession!

That seems to be Bobbi Kristina’s mantra these days, as cameras caught the daughter of the late pop singer Whitney Houston hitting up the slots over the weekend of the Billboard Music Awards. How nice that as the event pays homage to her mother, her daughter, who accepted an award in her mother’s behalf, may be behind bars.

Reports are that Bobbi probably did not win anything substantial, since that would require paperwork and even if the teen has fake I.D., everyone knows who she is. A representative for the Nevada Gaming Commission is reportedly investigating the incident.  If convicted, Bobbi Kristina could be looking at up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. The MGM Grand could also punish Bobbi K. As her father Bobby Brown might say…

$1,000 can buy alot of crack!

FIRST LISTEN: Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston’s Duet “Celebrate” Premieres!


You can now check out the premiere of Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks new song Celebrate. The track, written by R. Kelly, was the LAST song that Whit recorded before she passed AND will be featured on their upcoming film “Sparkle” set to hit theaters on August 17th.

The film also stars Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Cee Lo Green and Mike Epps.

In case you missed it, Jordin paid tribute to her Sparkle co-star at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards by singing a beautiful rendition of “I Will Always Love You”.

You can check that out here and the listen to “Celebrate” below.