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Posts Tagged ‘Whitney Houston’

Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Pays Tribute at Billboard Music Awards

By Molly Sullivan

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, showed up at the Billboard Music Awards last night to pay tribute to her late mother who passed away earlier this year.

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Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Bobbi Kristina is OK – Whitney Houston

By Roger Friedman

You can forget all those stories about Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, disappearing or doing drugs since her mother’s death. I am told that “from the moment” Whitney passed away, the family called in Houston’s drug counselor for help. Warren Boyd, aka “The Cleaner,” has been with Bobbi Kristina “around the clock.”

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Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Whitney Houston Mystery: Michael Jackson and Whitney Had a Curious Friend in Common

By Roger Friedman

Here’s the one person in the Whitney Houston story whose name you have not heard, and who has remained a mystery: a Dutch man from Amsterdam who goes by the name of Raffles van Exel. He is also known – in court records—as Raffles Dawson and Raffles Benson. He was on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in one of Houston’s suites when she died. He appeared downstairs in the lobby shortly thereafter, wearing aviator sunglasses, sobbing.

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Monday February 20th, 2012

“The Bodyguard” Musical Coming to West End in Fall 2012

By Samuel Negin

The previously announced musical adaptation of the 1992 Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard has confirmed that it will play at the Adelphi Theatre.  It has also been confirmed that Heather Headley, a Tony-winner for the 2000 Broadway production of Aida and Grammy-winner for her 2010 R&B Gospel Album Audience of One, will be playing the Whitney Houston role.  The production will be directed by Thea Sharrock.

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Sunday February 19th, 2012

Whitney Houston: Clive Davis Speaks

By Roger Friedman

This was Clive Davis’s very moving eulogy from yesterday’s funeral. I don’t know how he did it. When Arista’s Gerry Griffiths brought Whitney to Clive’s attention in 1983, their lives changed forever. Davis counseled Whitney through all her troubles.

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Sunday February 19th, 2012

Whitney Houston Photos: Fame and Sexuality

By Roger Friedman

From an updated story I published in 1992: This Sunday, 1500 of Whitney Houston’s closest friends will gather in New Jersey for her wedding to singer Bobby Brown. The ceremony will most likely be at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, followed by a reception at Whitney’s house near Bernardsville. Rev. Marvin Winans, brother of singers BeBe and Cece, will perform the service. Stevie Wonder will sing, possibly his old hit “You and I” or maybe something new that he’s written for the occasion.

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Sunday February 19th, 2012

“The Bodyguard” Musical Coming to West End in Fall 2012

By Samuel Negin

The previously announced musical adaptation of the 1992 Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard has confirmed that it will play at the Adelphi Theatre.  It has also been confirmed that Heather Headley, a Tony-winner for the 2000 Broadway production of Aida and Grammy-winner for her 2010 R&B Gospel Album Audience of One, will be playing the Whitney Houston role.  The production will be directed by Thea Sharrock.

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Thursday February 16th, 2012

Whitney Houston is Not Yet Buried and the Money Vultures are Already Out

By Roger Friedman

Whitney Houston is dead and the money making has begun. The people close to her–just like those “close” to Michael Jackson– are selling their wares to the highest bidders. This accounts for the constant and incorrect stories appearing on TMZ, Radar Online, The National Enquirer, and the syndicated “entertainment” shows. And let’s not forget the networks, which “license” footage–another way of saying “paying for an interview.”

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Monday February 13th, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Sings Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys

By Molly Sullivan

Last night at the Grammys, the show put together a tribute for Whitney Houston as she suddenly passed away on Saturday.

Jennifer Hudson took to the stage for the tribute where she sung Houston’s rendition of the powerful song “I Will Always Love You” that was originally written by Dolly Parton, states RadarOnline.com. Hudson performed the emotional song during the In Memoriam part of the awards show.

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Sunday February 12th, 2012

Whitney Was “Fine” and in “Great Mood” says Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston’s Longtime Musical Director

By Roger Friedman

EXCLUSIVE Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston’s longtime musical director, tells me that he met with her on Thursday morning here at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “She’d just been swimming. It was before 9am. She loves to swim. She had wet hair and she was getting it all over me.”

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