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Own Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' On Blu-ray March 27

March 23rd, 2012 7:17am EDT
The Bodyguard
Less than two months after Whitney Houston's death, Warner Bros. is releasing "The Bodyguard" on Blu-ray. The film celebrates its 20th anniversary on its Blu-ray release on March 27.

When musical superstar Rachel Marron (Houston) begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire protection. Enter Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Farmer still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin J...

Whitney Houston Died From Accidental Drowning; Report Says Heart Disease & Cocaine Were Contributing Factors

March 22nd, 2012 6:30pm EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston died as a result of accidental drowning, in addition to the affects of heart disease and cocaine use, a coroner has ruled.

The soul superstar's body was found underwater in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite on February 11, hours before she was scheduled to attend mentor and friend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys party.

A number of prescription pills were found in Houston's room but an autopsy conducted the day after her passing proved inconclusive.

Houston's cause of death was deferred pending toxicology results, and the Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner...

Ray J's Rep: 'There Is No Whitney Houston Sex Tape'

March 21st, 2012 4:06pm EDT
Ray J
A representative for singer Ray J has slammed reports suggesting the R&B star is in possession of an explicit sex tape featuring his on/off girlfriend Whitney Houston, insisting the footage does not exist.

Sources have told editors at Star magazine the One Wish singer, who notoriously filmed a lovemaking session with his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, documented his trysts with Houston on camera and now has a stash of X-rated photos and videos of the late soul legend in the bedroom.

The tabloid suggests a member of the Houston family has since reached out to Ray J, begging him to keep th...

Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Not Engaged To Her Adopted Brother

March 19th, 2012 9:12pm EDT
Bobbi Kristina
A representative for Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has dismissed reports suggesting the teenager is engaged to her 'adopted brother'.

Family sources have been releasing statements to the media about the teen's alleged romance with Nick Gordon, who Houston informally adopted when he was 12, with some insiders suggesting the two are planning to wed.

But, despite recent photos and video footage that show Gordon and Bobbi Kristina holding hands and kissing, a rep for the teenager insists there are no marriage plans.

The spokesperson tells, "Bobbi Kristina is ...

Bobbi Kristina Brown Engaged?

March 15th, 2012 1:12pm EDT
Bobbi Kristina
Reports claim that Bobbi Kristina Brown is engaged to her "adopted brother" Nick Gordon. Star Magazine reports that Nick proposed to the daughter of recently deceased Whitney Houston recently, and she said yes.

"Nick proposed to Krissy on March 10, and she said yes," a source told Star. "Krissy said Nick is the only person she trusts in the world. They have a very deep connection."

Gordon is a longtime family friend that is known as Bobbi's "adopted brother," although they are not legally related. Whitney took him in after his father was imprisoned and his mother could not care for him...

Dionne Warwick Believes Whitney Houston Died From A Heart Attack

March 13th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Dionne Warwick
Soul icon Dionne Warwick is convinced her cousin Whitney Houston died from a heart attack.

The I Will Always Love You singer was found dead in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite on February 11th, hours before she was scheduled to attend mentor and friend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys party.

An autopsy proved inconclusive and the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology reports, but Warwick believes she already knows how the superstar died.

She tells Entertainment Tonight, "You know, in all honesty, I think she had a heart attack; that's what I think happened to he...

Oprah's Whitney Houston Special Gives Her Network Best Ratings

March 12th, 2012 8:14pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with Whitney Houston's daughter and sister-in-law/manager has given the media mogul's OWN TV network its biggest ratings.

More than 3.5 million people tuned in to watch the 90-minute cable TV special on Sunday night.

During the chat at Patricia Houston's Atlanta, Georgia home, Oprah landed the first interview with teenager Bobbi Kristina since her mother died.

The special aired on the one-month anniversary of Houston's death.

Whitney Houston's Sister-In-Law: 'She Was Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places'

March 12th, 2012 8:54am EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's sister-in-law has opened up about the tragic star's on/off romance with R&B star Ray J, insisting the singer was looking for love "in all the wrong places."

In a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Sunday night, Houston's manager Patricia, who is the wife of the late superstar's brother Gary, confessed she never approved of the singer's relationship with singer Brandy's sibling.

She said, "I saw her chasing a dream... the dream that she was chasing was younger, in my opinion a young man that's thriving and loved to be out and about."

However, Houst...

Whitney Houston's Hairdresser Comforted Bobbi Kristina During Hotel Drama

March 11th, 2012 5:30pm EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's hairdresser was left to comfort the star's devastated teenage daughter after the singer was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel suite last month.

Tiffanie Dixon was heading to Houston's room at the Beverly Hilton to help her get ready for an appearance at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party on February11 when she saw the chaos in the suite and was asked to phone for help.

She tells America's Today show, "At that moment, all I could think about was, 'Find someone to help', 'cause I didn't know what was going on exactly at all. Everything just kind of happened so fast. I ...

Ray J Going Through 'Tough Time' Over Whitney Houston's Death

March 11th, 2012 10:23am EDT
Ray J
R&B star Ray J used a charity drive appearance on Friday to express his devastation over the death of his on/off girlfriend Whitney Houston, admitting he treasures a picture of the star he keeps on his phone.

The singer began dating the "I Will Always Love You" legend in 2007 after her divorce from husband Bobby Brown, but the couple split in 2009.

They enjoyed a sporadic love affair during 2010, and were linked together again in the months leading up to Houston's death in February.

He made an appearance in Los Angeles to give out gifts to young kids involved in the Brotherhood Crusade a...

'Glee' Planning An 'Amazing' Whitney Houston Tribute?

March 9th, 2012 2:44pm EST
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is planning an all-Whitney Houston episode to pay tribute to the late star, according to reports.

The producer/director paid homage to the tragic superstar with a note at the end of the Glee episode which aired the week after the singer's February 11th death - and featured Amber Riley's pitch perfect rendition of Houston's I Will Always Love You signature tune.

And now he's planning to showcase eight of the soul star's hits in an episode that will revolve around Houston's music, according to

A source tells the website the show will use the music "...

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 13 Sing Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston

March 8th, 2012 9:38am EST
AMERICAN IDOL: Phillip Phillips performs
Last night was ‘American Idol’s’ 400th show, and in honor of that, I’m going to list the top 400 contestants of all time. In order.

No. That’s not going to happen. But I am wondering where this cast of characters fits in with the other contestant pools from year’s past. There’s kind of a smattering of everything here. You’ve got some soul, some country, some rock/alternative, a nice mix. Normally we’ve seen a lot of pop or rock or something as a bit of a theme throughout the contestants. This year, it’s almost a clash of styles as much as it is singers. Something I think will be very inter...

Whitney Houston Leaves Entire Fortune To Daughter Bobbi Kristina

March 8th, 2012 9:11am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has left all of her personal belongings to her daughter Bobbi Kristina and the singer's fortune will be placed in trust for when the teen turns 21.

The pop superstar was found dead in the bathroom of her Los Angeles hotel suite last month and she was laid to rest a week later, and it has now been revealed that Bobbi Kristina, Houston's only child with ex-husband Bobby Brown, is the sole beneficiary of her mother's will, which was last amended in 2000.

The 19 year old will receive the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's furniture, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and car...

Sister Claims Jermaine Jackson Had An Affair With Whitney Houston

March 6th, 2012 8:40am EST
Jermaine Jackson
La Toya Jackson has confirmed her brother Jermaine briefly romanced Whitney Houston when she was starting out as a singer.

Jermaine Jackson and Houston grew close as they worked together in the studio in the mid-1980s, and Jermaine revealed in his autobiography that he had to put his feelings for the young star to one side for the sake of his marriage.

But now sister La Toya reveals they were more than just feelings.

Appearing on TV show "The Talk" on Monday, she explained, "In all due respect, I think Jermaine wrote that in his book to protect Whitney... He has admitted that they had an...

Oprah To Interview Bobbi Kristina Brown

March 5th, 2012 9:04am EST
Bobbi Kristina & Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's teenage daughter is set to open up to TV queen Oprah Winfrey in her first interview since the death of her superstar mom last month.

Bobbi Kristina, Houston's only child with New Edition star Bobby Brown, has agreed to sit down with Winfrey to tape an "intimate" TV special.

The 18 year old will share personal memories of her mother and address "rumors and speculation surrounding Houston's death", according to a press release.

She will be joined by the hitmaker's sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston and brother Gary Houston.

The interview is due to air on "Oprah's...

New Edition Bandmate Defends Bobby Brown

March 3rd, 2012 8:30am EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown's New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill has urged his pal's critics to back off as he continues to mourn the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, reminding them he has a teenage daughter to look out for.

The singer has come under fire for performing with New Edition hours after Houston's death on February 11 and many of his harshest critics have blamed Brown for the drug problems that plagued his former wife in the last decade of her life.

Despite reports to the contrary, Gill insists Brown's marriage to Houston wasn't all temper tantrums and drug issues - and he feels the media s...

Rihanna Wears Studded Shorts, Thigh-High Boots & Weird Denim Ensemble

February 29th, 2012 12:00pm EST
We spotted Rihanna leaving her hotel to record a TV show wearing a denim shirt, denim shorts with metal studs, and knee high boots in London today.

The shirt she wrapped around her waist is inexplicably hanging out through her shorts. Is she trying to start a new trend? It's one we definitely won't follow.

A rep for Clive Davis has shot down reports that the pop star is being considered to play Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic. The music mogul is not even considering a film at this time.

Rihanna recently made headlines for releasing a duet with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on her X-rate...

TV Ratings: Oscars Reign, But Can't Top Grammys

February 29th, 2012 11:55am EST
Meryl Streep
And the winner is…. The Oscars!

The 84th Annual Academy Awards was the top show of the week with 39.3 million viewers. The ceremony, which sported Billy Crystal as host and a surprise win for Meryl Streep, was up a tick from last year’s numbers. However, the show couldn’t top the unexpectedly stellar performance of the Grammys a couple of weeks ago. That show likely benefitted from Whitney Houston’s sudden passing and Adele’s surging popularity.

The Academy Awards propelled ABC to a rare weekly ratings win, with an average of 10.68 million. That was enough to top CBS (10.06 million), FOX ...

Neither Rihanna Nor Jennifer Hudson Tapped To Play Whitney Houston

February 29th, 2012 8:41am EST
A representative for music mogul Clive Davis has shot down reports he has shortlisted Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna to portray late superstar Whitney Houston in a rumored biopic.

Davis, who discovered the soul singer and mentored her throughout her career, was allegedly planning to make Houston's life the subject of a new big screen film following her tragic death earlier this month.

A Daily Mail report on Monday stated Davis "wants to get a script finalised as soon as possible so filming can begin", with Rihanna and Hudson - who paid tribute to Houston at the Grammy Awards - were "in the r...

Bobby Brown's Sister Advises Bobbi Kristina 'Not To Trust Anyone'

February 29th, 2012 8:19am EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobby Brown's sister has broken her silence following the death of her brother's ex-wife Whitney Houston in an effort to warn her niece to watch out for untrustworthy acquaintances.

Leolah Brown fears Bobbi Kristina's fragile state of mind will leave her open to dubious people in her late mother's inner circle.

Appearing on news show Access Hollywood, Brown says, "I am concerned about my niece. Krissi is not safe right now... It's very, very, very important that she does not trust anybody at this time except her father, her grandmother Cissie and myself - and I mean that. Right now is t...

L.A. Reid Plays Down Whitney Houston Link To 'X Factor'

February 27th, 2012 9:15am EST
LA Reid
Music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid has played down reports suggesting Whitney Houston was primed to become a judge on "The X Factor" at the time of her death earlier this month, revealing producers hadn't even had meetings with her.

The producer's "X Factor" co-judge Simon Cowell went public with news that Houston was being considered as one of the replacements for Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the talent show, but Reid insists the media have taken the Brit's comments out of context.

Reid tells WENN, "We love Whitney and we would have certainly considered it, but the truth is it neve...

Funeral Home Boss Denies Leaking Photo Of Whitney Houston In Her Casket

February 26th, 2012 11:41am EST
Whitney Houston
The director of the New Jersey funeral home which looked after Whitney Houston's body has denied allegations a member of staff leaked a photograph of the late star lying in her coffin.

A picture of the singer's open casket was published on the cover of America's National Enquirer tabloid following her funeral on February 18 and the chilling snap sparked outrage among fans.

The grainy image was taken at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey and the owner of the company, Carolyn Whigham, has now spoken out to deny any involvement.

She tells the New York Daily News, "We did not tak...

Simon Cowell Planning Whitney Houston Tribute On 'X Factor'

February 23rd, 2012 11:26am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is planning a special tribute to Whitney Houston during the new season of The X Factor, the show he hoped to hire her for before her death this month.

The singing superstar was found dead in her hotel room in Los Angeles on February 11th, just two days before Cowell was due to host a meeting to discuss giving her a job on the Fox TV talent show.

And Cowell has now revealed he's planning to honor Houston on the second series of The X Factor.

He says, "I've got a feeling we're going to see a Whitney tribute on (shows) The Voice and (American) Idol before us. We're going to ...

Whitney Houston Funeral Footage Sold To Benefit Daughter Bobbi Kristina

February 21st, 2012 8:46am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's family has sold footage of her star-studded funeral to media outlets across the world to raise funds for the tragic singer's daughter.

The soul superstar was remembered during a private four-hour ceremony at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday.

A live feed of the service was provided to TV and media networks by the Associated Press, but all footage had to be pulled from websites by Sunday - and now a Houston family representative has revealed why.

The spokesperson tells the executors have "agreed to license footage to several media outlets"...

Bobbi Kristina Goes Missing After Whitney Houston's Funeral, Fueling Drug Use Rumors

February 20th, 2012 5:00pm EST
Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston
Bobbi Kristina Brown went missing after her mother Whitney Houston's funeral Saturday, fueling speculation that she has turned to drugs to deal with an emotional time.

The Daily Beast reports that the 18 year-old went missing after the televised event, sending her family into a panic trying to find her. The Teenager previously was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital after two emotional breakdowns when she heard of her mother's death.

A source tells The Daily Beast, "Everyone was freaking out and calling Bobbi Kristina’s cell. It was so much commotion and activity after the funeral that Bo...

Bobby Brown Honors Whitney Houston At Post-Funeral Concert

February 19th, 2012 8:00pm EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown paid tribute to his ex-wife Whitney Houston on stage at a gig in Connecticut just hours after he walked out of her funeral on Saturday.

The late singer's famous friends and family members gathered at a church in Newark, New Jersey to honor her memory, but Brown was seen leaving the service after just 20 minutes.

He subsequently released a statement blaming his premature departure on seating issues, and he took to the stage with his New Edition bandmates in Connecticut later that evening as planned.

During the show at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Brown took a moment to remember his ...

BeBe Winans Still Stunned Over Whitney Houston's Death

February 19th, 2012 5:00pm EST
BeBe And CeCe Winans
Gospel star BeBe Winans was stunned to learn of his friend Whitney Houston's death as he was convinced she was "making it through the storm" of her past drug problems.

The "I Will Always Love You" singer, who had a history of substance abuse, was found unconscious and underwater in a bathtub in her Los Angeles hotel room last Saturday.

An autopsy performed on Sunday proved inconclusive and the cause of death has been deferred pending the results of toxicology tests, although reports suggest alcohol and prescription pills could have played a part in the tragedy.

A week on, Winans is still...

Clive Davis Reveals That Whitney Houston Was Planning An August Comeback

February 19th, 2012 4:30pm EST
Clive Davis
Whitney Houston had quit smoking and was getting in shape in preparation for a big comeback in August.

The "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker told her mentor, music mogul Clive Davis, that she was eyeing a summer return to the pop charts just days before she was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel suite at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton last weekend.

Davis was one of the speakers at her funeral service at the New Hope Baptist Church in her native Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, and he smiled as he remembered Houston's outstanding vocal talents and career achievements.

He told mourners, "Y...

Mariah Carey Found Out About Whitney Houston's Death While In Hospital

February 19th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Mariah Carey
Singer Mariah Carey was doubly-traumatized when she heard about her idol Whitney Houston's death last weekend as she was tending to her sick husband Nick Cannon in hospital when the tragic news broke.

The "I Will Always Love You" singer was found dead in the bathroom of her Los Angeles hotel suite last Saturday afternoon and the tragedy hit headlines around the world just hours later.

Carey was left heartbroken and subsequently pulled out of a TV interview on Valentine's Day to grieve Houston, and Cannon has now revealed his wife was in the middle of a family health scare when she heard t...

Bobby Brown Left Whitney Houston's Funeral Early Over Seating Dispute

February 19th, 2012 11:20am EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown has explained why he left Whitney Houston's funeral early, alleging overzealous security guards made him switch seats three times and refused to let him see his daughter.

The singer's ex-husband was among the guests attending her star-studded memorial service at a church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, but he raised eyebrows by leaving the venue with his children after just 20 minutes.

Brown has now released a statement to explain his departure, insisting he was left fuming when bodyguards kept him away from Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with the late superstar, and made him...