RIP Whitney Houston: Singer Allegedly Died From Combination Of Alcohol And Xanax

  • TMZ and Us Weekly are both reporting that the results of Whitney Houston’s autopsy have revealed that the singer actually died from a deadly combination of alcohol and Xanax. Their sources say the coroner’s report found that though there was water in Houston’s lungs — she was found in her hotel room bathtub — it wasn’t enough to cause her to drown and that it’s more likely that she died before her head became submerged. Of course, the coroner’s report has not been officially released, and an official cause of death won’t be concluded until the toxicology report comes back in a few weeks. Houston’s body has been flown to Atlanta at the request of her mother, Cissy Houston, but funeral details have not been released. [TMZ, Us Weekly]
  • Oprah OWN Network is going to rebroadcast her 2009 interview with Houston during a two-hour tribute on Thursday night. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • According to TMZ, the day before Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, her 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, fell asleep in the bathtub at the same hotel and had to be woken up by friends. Bobbi Kris was hospitalized this weekend and is being treated for stress — her family fears she may be suicidal. [TMZ]

  • Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown is skipping at least one New Edition concert and has flown to Los Angeles to be with his daughter, as he should have done immediately but I digress. [People]
  • Celine Dion called into “Good Morning America” this morning, and said that Houston died because of “drugs” and “bad influences.” [Us Weekly]
  • Radar Online claims that Houston’s movie “Sparkle,” originally set to be released in August, will be released early, which just seems gross and opportunistic to me. [Radar Online]
  • “Glee” will feature a tribute to Whitney Houston on this week’s episode. Amber Riley will sing “I Will Always Love You.” [Just Jared]