Today in “Real Royal Tenenbaums News” … the internet is aflutter with the rumor that Bobbi Kristina Brown — 19-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston — is dating 22-year-old Nick Gordon. Gordon lived with Whitney and Bobbi Kristina from the time he was 12 (though Houston never officially adopted him) and served as an older brother figure to Bobbi Kris. Apparently, the romance rumors started when Gordon tweeted the above photo (which some suggest has, like, sexy overtones?) and referred to her in the possessive (“MY Krissi”). Then he responded to the rumors, writing on Twitter, “Yea we got a little closer and what!!!!” never denying that the two are an item and retweeting those who defended the (alleged) romance. So, while it’s not a direct confirmation, it’s not a denial either. So, yeah… [Twitter via Crushable]
This Target greeting card is one of those things that was offensive to begin with, but crossed way over the good taste line when Whitney Houston passed away. Luckily, the chain had the good sense to realize that they needed to get the card off the shelves ASAP. “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,” a rep told TMZ. Still, I’m cringing. And wondering whom it ever would have been appropriate to give this card to in the first place. [ABC News, Reddit (photo)]
We should have known that the kids from PS22 would create perhaps the most touching tribute to Whitney Houston. Last week, the kids taped this moving rendition of Houston’s “Greatest Love of All,” featuring incredible, goosebump-producing solos from Kahlil and Kiarah. We love these kids. And we also love that chorus instructor Mr. B finally cut off that man ponytail. Lookin’ good! [YouTube]
Mel Gibson reached out to Whitney Houston and tried to help the superstar overcome her personal issues at the height of her drug troubles, according to a new report.
The actor previously came to the aid of Britney Spears following her public meltdown in 2008 and offered up his estate in Costa Rica as a refuge for the pop star to recover from her struggles away from the spotlight.
Now TMZ.com reports Gibson also attempted to come to the rescue of Houston while she battled an addiction to cocaine, marijuana and other drugs in the early 2000s. Read more…
Kevin Costner, who starred with Whitney Houston in the immensely popular film “The Bodyguard,” was one of many to deliver a beautiful eulogy to the singer at her funeral today. Houston’s life was celebrated by family and friends at a service in Newark, NJ, that was broadcast live on the internet. Watch Costner’s speech above and others at HLNTV.com.
Whitney Houston may have had a premonition of her own death, telling friends she “really wanted to see Jesus” in the days before she died. Friends tell TMZ Houston quoted the Bible, sang hymns, and talked a lot about the afterlife in recent days, and said she “felt like her time was coming.” After singing “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” in her final public appearance, Houston told a friend the next morning, “I’m gonna go see Jesus … I want to see Jesus. You know, he’s so cool … I really want to see that Jesus.” Read more…
Oh, Nancy Grace. Yesterday, the commentator implied on CNN that, despite there being no evidence of foul play, Whitney Houston’s death was not an accident:
“I’d like to know who was around her, who, if anyone gave her drugs — following alcohol and drugs — and who let her slip, or pushed her, underneath that water? Apparently, no signs of force or trauma to the body … Who let Whitney Houston go under her water?”
Well, I have a few questions for Nancy. I’d like to know who was around her, who, if anyone gave her beans — following her “Dancing With The Stars” rehearsal — and who let her nipple slip, or pushed her nipple, out of that dress? Apparently, there were no signs of force or trauma to the body. So who let Nancy Grace fart on live television? [Daily Mail UK]