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10 Ways Whitney Houston Can Turn Her Tragic Tour Around

We were totally rooting for Whitney Houston after she dumped Bobby, kicked the crack habit, sat down on Oprah’s couch, and got her comeback tour on the road. But at some point along the way, the tour turned into a total bust. She has been plagued by respiratory problems that she claims were caused by a bad AC unit. And at her Sunday concert at London’s O2 arena, her voice simply gave out in the middle of “I Will Always Love You.” “Oh, it’s going to come,” Houston pleaded with disappointed fans in the middle of the song. “I wanna do it—but [my voice] just doesn’t want to. I have long talks with her. Well, tonight she’s getting a little temperamental.” (Side note: it’s not OK to talk about your voice in the third person.) Critics are calling her a shadow of her former self and superstar in dramatic decline. Eek! [People]

Whitney needs our help and quick. After the jump, some suggestions for Whitney to turn this tour around quickly. Keep reading »

Quotable: Whitney Houston Tries To Appease Booing Birmingham Audience

“I heard you get mad. You’re a little pissed off I understand. However, I thought you would enjoy the montage. I humble myself and thank you for being so good over the years. Well, I’m here now and have even changed my clothes.”

Whitney Houston tries to get the Birmingham, UK, crowd back in her corner after disappearing for three songs, leaving the backup singers to do her work, and playing a video montage with recorded music. There’s some debate whether Whitney’s performance was great or horrible. Check out a video after the jump and judge for yourself. Things get interesting around the 2:20 mark. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Bobby Brown Spills The (Lez)Beans About Whitney

In his new memoir, Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But…, Bobby Brown dishes dirt on his ex-wife Whitney Houston, fueling the rumors that she may have played for the other team. He writes:

“[Our marriage] was doomed from the very beginning… I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married . . . I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children. The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robin Crawford. Since she was the American Sweetheart and all, that didn’t go too well with her image . . . In Whitney’s situation, the only solution was to get married and have kids. That would kill all speculation, whether it was true or not.”

Hmm … his agenda was to be loved and get married, huh? Likely story! [OMG Blog] Keep reading »

Whitney Houston Tells All (Seriously, All) To Oprah


Oprah knows how to start a season right. Her interview with Whitney Houston yesterday (the second part airs today!) was even better than the season premiere in 2004 when every audience member left with a new car. Rather than interview Whitney in front of an audience, Oprah sat down to chat with her in an empty auditorium, which was a little awkward, but once Whitney started talking, you didn’t notice anymore. “[Bobby] was my drug,” she said. “I didn’t do anything without him. I wasn’t getting high by myself. It was me and him together, and we were partners, and that’s what my high was—him.”

In addition to describing their drug of choice, she also revealed what we all suspected—that there was physical abuse in the relationship. “He slapped me once, but he got hit on the head three times by me,” she said. Her daughter walked in the room just in time to see Bobby on the floor bleeding. And in the clip above, Whitney talked about her mother coming to her house with the police to force her into rehab. “She said, ‘I’m not losing you to the world. I’m not losing you to Satan. I want my daughter back.’ She said, ‘If you move, Bobby, they’re gonna take you down.’ ” Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Whitney Houston Did Smoke Crack With Bobby Brown

  • Whitney Houston admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she and then-husband Bobby Brown would smoke marijuana laced with top-quality rock cocaine and wouldn’t speak to each other for days on end, even though they were sitting next to each other, because they were so stoned. [Starpulse] — So crack really wasn’t too cheap for her. I’m not sure which is a lower point in her life — being addicted to drugs or using her addiction to sell albums? (We’ll have more on Whitney’s chat with Oprah later today.)
  • Colin Farrell has finally confirmed that his Polish girlfriend Alicja Bachleda-Curuś is pregnant. [Dlisted]
  • Rapper Lil’ Wayne welcomed a son with actress Lauren London on Sept. 9, 2009. [PopEater] — Isn’t it sad that the baby won’t be the youngest of Wayne’s children for much longer because he’s expecting a child with Nivea?

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Quickies: These Guys Fit The “Million Dollar Bill” And Fall Fashion Decisions

  • Some guys in Asbury Park, New Jersey gave Whitney Houston a tribute by performing her song “Million Dollar Bill.” [The WOW Report] — I would have guessed they were on Fire Island, not in Asbury Park.
  • Days before Demi Moore chastised Perez Hilton for publishing suggestive photos of her daughter Tallulah Willis, 15, Perez promised Tyra Banks on her talk show that he’d stop making derogatory statements towards minors. [Starpulse] — Perez must have been waiting for the episode to air before he changed his ways. Or maybe his ghostwriter had no idea the promise was made?
  • Matt Damon said he had the “funnest” time gaining weight for his starring role in “The Informant.” [PopEater] — I still love you, Matt, even if you don’t have the best grammar.

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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Whitney Houston To Juliette Lewis

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! This week, Whitney Houston comes back and looks to you, Andrew W.K. shuts up and drives, the Black Crowes thaw out, Speech Debelle crosses the pond, These United States go OCD and touch everything, and Juliette Lewis tries to go incognito. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

Whitney Houston: The Greatest Album Of All?

I fell in love with Whitney Houston the first time I saw the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” video. I stuck with her forever, through “The Bodyguard” and “Just Whitney.” But circa 2000, we hit a bumpy road as her marriage with Bobby Brown got seriously rocky and the rumor mill seemed pretty convincing that she was having drug issues. Then there was “Being Bobby Brown,” and no one ever thought she’d come back from discussing Bobby’s poop. But finally, she’s put out a new album, I Look To You, out today. The album is a collaboration with music mogul Clive Davis, and features ditties from the likes of Akon, R. Kelly and Alicia Keys. And, phew, the reviews look good. Here’s what the critics are saying. Keep reading »

Listen Here First! Whitney Houston’s New Single Leaked

Whitney Houston was lookin’ good as she revealed her plans for a new record, I Look To You, in London, yesterday. Yay! The album isn’t out until September 1st here in the States, but already, the diva’s new jam leaked onto the internet. It’s called “Kiss My Ass, Bobby!” Kidding. Whitney’s voice is still skilled, albeit the bad kind of breathless. But she’s livin’ large and in charge with a “Stella Got Her Groove Back” kinda anthem called, “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.” But after Brown and some other bad habits, how does she sound? Well, as she would put it, “It’s not right, but it’s OK.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Pink And Carey Hart Are Back Together. “So What” And Other Break-Up-To-Make-Up Songs.

Ain’t love grand? Even though Pink wrote an entire album about her split from motorcross bad ass Carey Hart, and even dissed him to his face in her “So What” video, the pair is now happily back together and even renewed their vows in Australia this week. Pink is on tour promoting Funhouse, i.e. the breakup record. “It’s funny to sing those songs now,” says Pink. “He’s in the audience, so when I sing ‘He’s a tool,’ now that’s my favorite line. I’m like, ‘Hi honey, that’s you!’” Awkward.

Oh, but Pink isn’t the only rock star to totally diss a former lovah in a song, only to take their ex back. It’s as if money, power, readily available groupies, and an entire world cheering their empowerment on isn’t enough. After the jump, the most egregious examples. Keep reading »

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