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FLASHBACK: Jennifer Hudson Tribute to Whitney Houston VIDEO

Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Whitney Houston at tonight’s Grammy Awards and I can guarantee you there will not be a dry eye in the house when Hudson takes the stage. We are hearing that Hudson will sing Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, a song that took Whitney’s superstar status to legendary. J-Hud, of many that have referred to as the heir apparent because of her strong voice and on point vocals, did pay respects to Houston at the 2010 BET Honors and brought Whitney to her feet.

Check out the video of Jennifer belting out and seemingly making the icon proud.

Did anyone else get the vibe that Whit was kind of coaching and rooting Jennifer on throughout the performance? This, in my opinion, will go down as one of the BEST Whitney Houston covers ever.


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Watch Grammy Awards 2012 Online Live HERE!

Watch Grammy Awards 2012 Online Live Stream Video, Plus Red Carpet at Grammys right here! In case you won’t be able to plop yourself down in front of a television set this evening, we’ve got you covered. It will be like you are there (ok maybe not really) and you won’t miss any of the fun that ensues.

It is music’s biggest night of the year and I am soooo excited because this event I consider as my very own Superbowl. Bring on the chips, salsa and crank up the volume! Some of the biggest stars are set to perform at this evening’s show including Adele, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson (who is said to be performing in tribute to the late Whitney Houston who passed away yesterday afternoon) and more!

Believe it or not, the celebrities have already started walking the red carpet and you can now watch them file in and smile for the cameras right here! Who is wearing what? Who is arriving with who?

Here is the live red carpet event hosted by our friends at CBS and Livestream:


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As for the Grammys festivities including performances and the issuance of awards, you can tune in to the video below.

In case you forgot, here is a list of the Grammy Awards nominees for 2012. Good luck to all the nominees and enjoy the show!

If for some reason the videos stop working you can go here.

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown hospitalized!

Even more sad news coming as a result of Whitney Houston’s death. Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been hospitalized. According to TMZ, the 18-year-old daughter of the late singer was taken out of the Beverly Hilton on a stretcher, where Whitney died yesterday.

TMZ is saying that

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ police and fire responded to a call for a medical emergency, but would not confirm who was transported.

As TMZ first reported, Bobbi Kristina got into an angry shouting match last night with police officers outside the hotel room where her mother was found dead.

And from what we understand, police officials were NOT allowing Bobbi to see her mother and that is what prompted Bobbi to go ballistic. Well geez, can you imagine the stress and anguish this girl must be feeling?

Our friends over at Radaronline.com reported that a law enforcement source told them that

Houston had “a plethora of sedatives including Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, and a sleeping medication that was found in her hotel room.”

I’d like to say that I hope that Bobbi Kristina is alright, but it’s obvious that she is not. The girl lost her mother for gawd’s sake. She won’t be okay for a long time.

Poor thing! I can’t even imagine the pain she is feeling right now. Our thoughts go out to Bobbi and the rest of the Houston family.

Bobby Brown Releases Statement on Whitney’s Death

For the first time since Whitney Houston’s death, Whitney’s ex-husband Mr. Crackie Cracken himself Bobby Brown is speaking out.

In an official statement released to PEOPLE magazine Brown said, “I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”

Last night, Brown was set to perform in Memphis when he heard of the news of his ex-wife’s passing and even though he got word of the tragedy, the show went on. So was this an act of professionalism or selfishness on Bobby’s part? Hmmmm.

Check out the video of Bobby taking the stage to introduce himself and to acknowledge Whitney’s passing. To me it seemed as if he was still in shock of hearing the news. If I had found out someone I loved dearly for years had passed, I do not think I would be able to stand let alone sing on stage. Man, what a sad ordeal all around.

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Did Whitney Houston drown in her hotel bath tub?

So here’s the latest on Whitney Houston’s death.

The Daily Beast reported on CNN this morning that they were ready to film a Behind The Music with Brandy and Whitney Houston was supposed to take part in it. They were waiting on Whitney to come down from her hotel room and when her bodyguard went up to get her she was found dead in her hotel bath tub.

TMZ is reporting that illegal drugs were not found in the hotel room where Whitney died, but multiple bottles of prescription drugs were found.

The website is saying that Whitney

was taking Xanax … evidence she may have fallen asleep in the bathtub where she died.

Family members of Whitney tell us the singer had a prescription for the drug, which is commonly used to treat anxiety and depression.

We told you yesterday … the night before Whitney died, she had been drinking a lot. Xanax mixed with alcohol can cause severe sedation, which could cause someone to fall asleep in a bathtub.

As TMZ first reported, Whitney was found in the bathtub and removed before EMTs arrived. The L.A. County Coroner will perform an autopsy — possibly today — to determine if Whitney died from drowning, and OD or other causes.

As we previously reported, Beverly Hills cops obtained a search warrant and found various prescription bottles — but, as far as we know, no illicit drugs.

So could have Whitney drowned in the bathtub as a result of a pill overdose?

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Birthday Bitches

Christina Ricci is 32.

Franco Zeffirelli is 89.

Joe Garagiola is 86.

Joe Don Baker is 76.

Ray Manzarek of The Doors is 73.

Moe Bandy is 68.

Maud Adams (“Octopussy”) is 67.

Cliff DeYoung is 66.

Michael Ironside is 62.

Steve Hackett (Genesis) is 62.

Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 60.

Joanna Kerns is 59.

Arsenio Hall is 57.

Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon a Time”) is 48.

Josh Brolin is 44.

Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips is 44.

Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies is 42.

Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 41.

Jesse Spencer (“House”) is 33.

Sarah Lancaster (“Chuck”) is 32.

Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 19.

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Where was Bobby Brown when he heard that Whitney Houston died?

We heard the devastating news that Whitney Houston was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room. So where was Whitney’s ex husband Bobby Brown when he heard the news?

For those of you in Memphis, Tennessee in town for the New Edition show, you will most likely see a crying and distressed Bobby Brown because he reportedly found out the news before he was set to take the stage with his group.

People magazine is reporting that after hearing the news, Brown immediately started calling friends and family. “He wanted to tell everyone about it before it hit the news. He didn’t want any of us to hear about it on television.”

As Brown spoke to family members, the shock of Houston’s sudden death turned to grief. “He could hardly get the words out when he called me,” says the relative. “He was sobbing, and by the end of the call, I was sobbing too. He’s beside himself right now.”

TMZ is reporting that

Bobby Brown is distraught and “in and out of crying fits” … after getting the news that Whitney Houston is dead — but his New Edition band mates are by his side trying to console him.

New Edition has a concert tonight in Mississippi — and believe it or not sources close to the group tell TMZ … not only will New Edition go on as scheduled, but as of now Bobby is also planning to perform.

We’re told Bobby is going to try to get through the entire show.

Bobby and Whitney had an infamously tumultuous 15 year marriage.

Brown has not yet publicly made a statement regarding Whitney’s death. I can’t even imagine the pain and the tears Whitney’s family and friends are going through. So heartbreaking.

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Celebrities Remember Whitney Houston on Twitter

The tributes are already pouring in for Whitney Houston who passed away today at the age of 48. Check out some of the tweets that celebrities have posted in tribute to the late great.

MARIAH CAREY: Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.

WIZ KHALIFA: I’m still shocked, R.I.P Whitney Houston

WENDY WILLIAMS: My family & I are saddened by the loss of a true icon & legend – Whitney Houston. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the entire Houston family.

KATY PERRY: So devastating. We will always love you Whitney, R.I.P.

JUSTIN BIEBER: just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA: We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.

NICKI MINAJ: Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.

LEANN RIMES: Whitney Houston was the first cd I ever bought. She had a God given gift. Hopefully, she’s singing with angels now.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Wow just wow. This has ruined my whole day. #Iwillalwaysloveyou. #OneMomentInTime has propelled me to many of my grand slams victories.

RIHANNA: No words! Just tears #DearWhitney

JENNIFER LOPEZ: Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney.

NICK CANNON: Tell our loved ones how much we love them while they’re still here. I wish I could’ve told Whitney how great she was one last time.

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

Whitney Houston is dead at the age of 48. For real. A rep for the singer confirmed the news with the Associated Press so you know that this is not a hoax. I am in absolute shock.

I am hoping that this wasn’t what I think it was. CNN is reporting that Ray J is apparently the one who found Whitney at the Beverley Hilton Hotel – the venue of the Clive Davis party that was supposed to go down tonight.

We do not know any exact details as of yet, but we will keep you posted.

I can’t even know what to say right now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina (whose father is Bobby Brown, Whitney’s husband from 1992-2007).

Whitney’s voice will go down as one of the greatest in the world…in history. Legendary.

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LIFE&STYLE: Is Kourtney Kardashian really pregnant and abandoned?

The Kardashian sisters sure seem to have their share of problems that seem to be coming with their wealth and celebrity status. It just goes to show you that money cannot make a person happy.

Life&Style is saying that Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant, although by accident, and she is split from boyfriend Scott Disick, Mr. Party Animal.

So all of this is leading to the question, Is Kourtney and Scott’s relationship just staged for the show as Kris and Kim’s has been rumored to be? Well, the reports are saying that Scott has been out clubbing and that he is choosing the party lifestyle over his family and being a new daddy.

Is Scott falling back into his old habits of boozing and out of control behavior? For Kourtney’s sake, I hope not. But rest assured if Scott does screw up again, Kourtney has the whole Klan behind her!

Macaulay Culkin is Disgustingly Skinny but Healthy

Whoa! Macaulay needs a cheeseburger. Radar Online

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World trailer. I Need My Fix

Matt Lauer will stay on the Today Show for big bucks. HaveUHeard

Valentine’s Day Guide 2012. Busy Bee Blogger

Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana. Bitten and Bound

Symone Black faints and falls off stage American Idol Hollywood Week. Bumpshack

Courtney Cox is directing a new Lifetime movie. Daily Stab

Lilo tried to score free jewelry at a charity auction. The Superficial

Leann Rimes recalls Chelsea Handler’s bullying. EOnline

Katy Perry signs Divorce papers with a smiley face. Allie Is Wired

Rosie tried to set up HER with Tim Tebow! Celeb Dirty Laundry

Miranda Kerr is down under with her little sweetie! Celeb Baby Laundry

Justin and Jessica seen running errands in LA! Celebuzz

Roseanne and John Goodman will be together again. Dlisted

Hulk Hogan agrees to shave moustache for millions of dollars. Fit Fab Celeb

Kelly Brook is fabulous! Egotastic

Daniel Radcliffe is happy. The Blemish

Chelsea Handler cries on the Rosie Show. Perez Hilton

STAR MAGAZINE: Jennifer Aniston having Twins?

Is Jennifer Aniston pregnant with twins AGAIN? Good grief! Apparently this news comes just after last week’s news that Angelina Jolie was on her way to having twins too. Is this an attempt to continue to link these two woman together along with Brad Pitt? (I think so.)

Or is this just one of those odd occurrences that happened to take place? Think about this… both were reported to be pregnant about the same time, and now with the twins too? Seems a bit too coincidental to us.

Another thing that kind of makes you wonder about the reports of Jennifer being pregnant would be the fact that she really isn’t showing much signs of an actual baby bump. Compare her to Jessica Simpson who is due around the same time as Jennifer supposedly is and you will see quite a bit of difference and Jessica is only having ONE!

Jennifer is more than likely NOT pregnant, and Jolie…who really knows.

I say enough with the womb talk!

Birthday Bitches

Sheryl Crow is 50.

Burt Reynolds is 76.

Sergio Mendes is 71.

Jennifer Aniston is 43.

D’Angelo is 38.

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and of Fort Minor is 35.

Brandy is 33.

Matthew Lawrence is 32.

Kelly Rowland is 31.

Taylor Lautner is 20.

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SWAG GIVEAWAY: Brooke Burke’s The Naked Mom Book

Brooke Burke’s, THE NAKED MOM: A Modern Mom’s Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice and Soulful Reflections is on sale today (with a fabulous new paperback cover!) and I am excited to be able to give away TWO copies of the book.

ABOUT THE NAKED MOM: In THE NAKED MOM, Burke explores three major personas that characterize moms everywhere:

* The Woman: Mothers are always too willing to put everyone else first. But sometimes mothers should focus on themselves. Take the time to look and feel good and it will positively affect everything.

* The Mother: The word “mother” is easily the most revered word in the human language. Social pressures and the media have driven mothers to believe that they should be selfless. But with an absence of self comes a lack of passion. Mothers should empower themselves and instead strive to be self-aware.

* The Lover: Most women give up a lot to become mothers and often the lover aspect seems to be the first to go. Sexuality and motherhood are not mutually exclusive. Letting erotic fantasies play out gives mothers a needed break from the nature of motherhood. Moms need to learn how to set the mood, play out a fantasy, and reconnect with their mate.

If readers think that there is a simple step-by-step path to the Perfect Body, the Perfect Relationship, or the Perfect Career, Burke says they should think again. By sharing stories from her surprisingly ordinary life as a celebrity mom-from childhood memories to personal beauty tips to thoughts on her relationships and busy career-Brooke paints an honest picture of motherhood that all women can relate to and offers a workable approach to handling everyday emotional challenges.

I read this book and I must say this is one of my favorite books out there written by a celebrity! It is refreshing to see a celebrity take on the role of a mother rather than letting a nanny spend the majority of the time raising their children. Brooke tries to balance work, her marriage and her children just like any other modern mom out there. It is definitely a must-read!

Enter to win your copy of Brooke’s The Naked Mom below! Good Luck!


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Check out my review of the book here.

ABOUT BROOKE BURKE: The current co-host of ABC’s hit television show Dancing with the Stars, Burke is a mother of four and has established herself as an expert on “mommy” issues through a variety of platforms: as co-CEO and a popular blogger at the interactive online community ModernMom.com; as founder of the online retail store babooshbaby.com which features Tauts, Burke’s post-pregnancy belly wraps; as a “Mommy Correspondent” on the nationally syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors; and as a go-to celebrity mom expert on Twitter, where she has more than 1.8 million followers.

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEA: Swatch Love Collection

Looking for that fierce and unique Valentine’s Day gift? Well, just in time for Valentine’s Day you can snag up the Swatch Love Collection!

Wear your heart on your sleeve with two adorable Original Gent watches. Catch My Heart is ruby red and features a small white figure, emerging from a scarlet rose sketched on the dial. To give love an extra chance, the red silicon strap also bears the words “Only you!” Positioned just beneath the dial, near the beating heart of the watch, the message hugs the wrist. Now if that isn’t sweet, I don’t know what is!

It is also time for romance with Lovely Mine, the second Original Gent, with its delicate pink design. The pink dial is home to a cute character in a rabbit costume, the ears of which join to form a heart shape. The little guardian of feelings kept secret becomes the messenger and whispers the sweetest words to the chosen one. The pink strap confirms the tender declaration with “I love you!” written below the dial.

The Swatch Love Collection is completed with stainless steel 316L bijoux, embellished with faceted red crystals. The Glamorous Love trio comprises a heart pendant nestled in steel, which dances on a delicate chain; a simple, pure ring studded with tiny hearts that sparkle with incandescent light; and a set of heart-shaped earrings. The bijoux flash with fiery red, like love.

Adorable!

To order yours, Lovely Mine ($60): HERE
Catch My Heart ($60): HERE
Glamourous Love Jewelry: HERE