Posts tagged "Whitney Houston"

Whitney Houston, Immortalized By Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

When Madame Tussauds decided to honor the memory of the Whitney Houston, they knew just one wax statue of the late pop icon wouldn’t be enough. The wax museum told the Houston family they wanted four figures of Whitney to highlight standout moments from her triple decade career, and the Houstons happily agreed. Sister-in-law/former manager Pat Houston, expressed, “This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”

People reports that this is the “first time in 200 years that the museum has simultaneously created so many different figures of the same subject.” The Houstons helped Madame Tussauds debut the wax replicas New York City on Thursday (February 7) — just four days shy of the one-year anniversary of Whitney’s untimely passing. We think the museum did a darn good job capturing  Whitney’s likeness. More »

Grammys: The Classic Ladies Of The Awards Show, From Whitney To Britney

With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards just days away, we’ve got that yearly itch to revisit the fashions of Grammys gone by. This time, however, we’re scratching it in a different way. This isn’t a hottest red carpet roundup. Instead, you’re not going to see Jennifer Lopez in that green Versace dress, or Rihanna rocking sexy bed-head hair. No, this year what caught our attention when we took a walk down Grammy memory lane was what actually stood the test of time: the women themselves.

In the gallery above, we present to you pop’s divas whose careers long outlasted the now-dated dresses they wore. Join us as we celebrate young Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Adele and Whitney Houston the night they won their first Grammys and (for reasons unknown) that time that Cher talked to Miley Cyrus. See how many of these historical pop moments you remember! More »

Whitney Houston’s Brother Reveals To Oprah That He Introduced Whitney To Drugs

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Whitney's Brother Comes Clean
Oprah Winfrey sat down with Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter which aired Monday night (January 28). While there were several scandalous revelations from Cissy (e.g. she’s really not OK with homosexuality…nor with Bobby Brown), the biggest bombshell came from Whitney’s brother Michael, who made a tearful appearance in the episode.

The commonly held belief is that bad boy Bobby Brown introduced Whitney to drugs, and thus, had sparked her drawn-out, tragic demise. But Michael admitted to Oprah that it was he — not Brown — who introduced his sister to cocaine in the ’80s (“Yeah, we did everything together”). Michael made it clear that Whitney was into drugs before meeting Brown, and added, “I feel responsible for her, I always have…It just got out of hand.” You can watch the full interview up top, with Michael’s revelation coming at the 33-minute mark. More »

Watch Beyonce’s National Anthem Video Paired With Whitney Houston’s Audio: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Someone mashed up the video of Beyonce‘s controversial-but-not-really-controversial National Anthem with the audio of Whitney Houston‘s legendary 1991 take. It’s weird. Alas, this is pretty much why the Internet exists. [YouTube]

:: A North Carolina radio host claims she was working out in a hotel gym when Justin Bieber, who was staying at the hotel while on tour, began mocking her and may have spit in her water bottle. Colette Harrington says after Bieber declined to take a picture with her, he and his posse began making fun of her workout. Bieber’s rep denies the claims. [TMZ]

:: We know that The Roots are punctuation mark enthusiasts [see: ?uestlove], but we had no idea it was this bad: their next album is called & Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Sounds like a discarded Jeff Foxworthy punchline, no? [MTV]

:: Michael Buble and his wife, model Luisana Lopilato, are expecting their first child. They announced the news by posting the sonogram on Lopilato’s website. [WENN]

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Watch Jordin Sparks Tribute Whitney Houston, Plus Kelly Clarkson & Demi Lovato On ‘VH1 Divas’

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Honoring The Ultimate Diva
Sunday night’s (December 16) VH1 Divas special had its share of outrageous covers, but much of the show was spent memorializing two divas we lost this year — Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. Houston’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks started off the touching Whitney medley with “I’m Every Woman,” followed by Melanie Fiona on “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “It’s Not Right But It’s OK,” before Ledisi finished things up with “How Will I Know.”

Earlier in the broadcast, Kelly RowlandKeri Hilson and host Adam Lambert performed a tribute to Donna Summer featuring her hits. Catch that performance below, as well as songs from Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and Ciara. More »