- Here’s Amber Riley cover of “I Will Always Love You” on “Glee,” which was recorded before Whitney Houston’s death this weekend. Just like J-Hud, Amber has a big, booming, beautiful voice that does this song justice. [Us Weekly]
- Watch Taylor Swift’s video for “Safe & Sound,” her song off “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. I’m warning you, it’s depressing. [Update: it looks like the video has been pulled. Bummer, dude. Here's the song with some stills from the video on YouTube.] [The FW]
- Charming Chris Brown told his Twitter haters to “f–k off” because “I got a Grammy!” [Celebuzz] Keep reading »
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- A public memorial for Whitney Houston at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center this Friday has been cancelled at the request of the singer’s family. Instead, Whitney’s family is holding a private, invite-only funeral at a Baptist Church in Newark on Saturday at noon. [People, Huffington Post]
- Justin Bieber went on an adorable “date” with a six-year-old fan named Avalanna who is fighting a rare form of cancer. These pics are so cute. [PopCrush]
- Hugh Hefner’s response to his 20-year-old son Marston’s arrest this weekend for domestic violence? “If they care about each other, they’ll patch it up.” Uh, wrong answer. [People]
- Jada Pinkett Smith released a song on Facebook for her hubby Will. I guess they’re not so divorce-y after all? [Clutch Magazine]
- Maggie Gyllenhaal might be breaking the rules at her local Brooklyn food co-op by not volunteering her time, although sources say she just does them in “private” areas, so as not to cause a commotion. [Nerve] Keep reading »
- Whitney Houston’ body was returned to New Jersey, her home state, this weekend via a private jet belonging to Tyler Perry. A public funeral will reportedly be held on Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark, which can hold 18,000 people. [Celebitchy]
- Should Clive Davis have cancelled his Grammys party after Whitney’s death? That’s what Chaka Kahn, who avoided the party because it was held inside the same hotel where Whitney died, says. [Starpulse]
- Beyoncé and Jay-Z ditched the Grammys for a date night out to get pizza in Brooklyn. [PopCrush]
- Important news: a Japanese man has broken the world record for cracking the most nuts with his butt. [The FW]
- Guess who Kim Kardashian was spotted with on a “romantic date”? [Stupid Celebrities]
- Paul McCartney miiiight cameo on this season of “Mad Men,” but that’s a very big might. [Zap2It]
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When the world found out last night that Whitney Houston had died at the age of 48, you could almost hear the collective gasp. That gasp was then followed by questions as the world tried to understand how she could have been taken from us so early. Read more…
- 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]
This weekend, the music industry lost an incomparable talent with the death of singer Whitney Houston, at the much-too-young age of 48. Here’s a look back at her career and life in pictures.
At tonight’s Grammy Awards, Jennifer Hudson was tasked with singing “I Will Always Love You” in tribute to Whitney Houston, who passed away yesterday at the age of 48. It was emotional and flawless, the perfect, if brief, memoriam. Watch it above.
UPDATE (Sunday, 3:45 p.m. EST): TMZ is now reporting that Whitney Houston was found in her room’s bathtub and that it’s possible she drowned? Sources also say prescription drugs were found in the room and that Houston took Xanax before performances; only an autopsy will be able to reveal if she died via drowning, overdose, or some other cause. An autopsy is scheduled for today, but an official cause of death won’t be available until the toxicology report is complete.
Seriously sad news to report: the Associated Press is reporting that singer Whitney Houston died today at the age of 48. She is survived by her daughter Bobbi Kristina (with ex husband Bobby Brown). The singer was photographed leaving a pre-Grammy party on Thursday night looking potentially intoxicated. Houston, of course, battled drug addiction in the past, although there is no word on her cause of death. In May 2011, Houston’s representative said that the singer had checked into rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. She had recently been seen out and about with former boyfriend Ray J. [TMZ, Dlisted, CNN]
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More upsetting news: TMZ is reporting that Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18, was rushed from the Beverly Hilton Hotel — where her mother passed away yesterday — to the hospital today. No word on why or what her possible condition is. Last night, Bobbi Kristina allegedly got into a shouting match with law enforcement because they wouldn’t let her inside her mother’s room. [TMZ, Popdust]
According to Us Weekly, the grieving young woman is being treated for “stress,” and was taken from the hotel on a stretcher (though I believe that is standard procedure when an ambulance is called). [Us Weekly]
Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston’s only child, and we hope that her family and friends are focused on giving her the support she needs.