Posts tagged "Whitney Houston"

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 5.7.12)

One week ago today, the music world lost Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch following his three-year battle with cancer. It was a major blow to fans of the trio whose music had soundtracked the past 26 years. Additionally, The Voice finally wrapped up Season 2 this week, but not without a few barbs coming from…

By: Idolator Staff / May 11, 2012

Whitney Houston To Be Honored On ‘VH1 Divas’

Whitney Houston has been been paid tribute to several times over in the last few months (by Glee, American IdolThe Grammys, and her own family members), but there’s an even bigger one planned for the end of this year. The singer, who passed away in February, will be honored at the next VH1 Divas, to be filmed…

By: Becky Bain / May 8, 2012

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.30.12)

Have we ever seen a week with so many music high profile video premieres? Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole, Shakira and even Justin Bieber offered up their latest visuals. Some were sexy. Others promised to be sexy, but ended up being kind of a snooze. Meanwhile, Bobby Brown hit up the Today Show to talk…

By: Robbie Daw / May 4, 2012

Bobby Brown’s ‘Today’ Interview With Matt Lauer About Whitney Houston: Watch Part 2

In the second part of Bobby Brown’s sit-down with Matt Lauer for the Today Show, Whitney Houston’s ex-husband opened up about the fracas that was caused when he arrived at, and subsequently left, the “I Will Always Love You” singer’s funeral in February. “Whoever the security was there, asked me to have what they called…

By: Robbie Daw / May 3, 2012

Bobby Brown’s ‘Today Show’ Interview With Matt Lauer About Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown first learned of his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s death in February from Ralph Tresvant, one of his New Edition bandmates. “He just pulled me outside and said, you know, I just heard that Whitney had just passed,” Brown told Matt Lauer during their Today Show interview. “I immediately got on the phone and I…

By: Robbie Daw / May 2, 2012

Bobby Brown On Whitney Houston: “I Wasn’t The One That Got Whitney On Drugs”

Bobby Brown sat down with the Today show’s Matt Lauer to discuss his relationship with Whitney Houston and the truth behind their drug use. In the interview (airing Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3), Brown claims that he’s currently “very much clean and sober from narcotics”, and intends to dispel reports and assumptions that he was the…

By: Becky Bain / April 30, 2012

Jordin Sparks Shines On The ‘Sparkle’ Poster

Jordin Sparks makes quite a powerful first impression on the poster for upcoming movie musical Sparkle, in theaters August 17. Though the Idol champ, wearing a glittering red gown while striking a dramatic pose, is the main focus here, photos featuring Cee Lo Green and Whitney Houston are also featured on the poster. Jordin will make…

By: Becky Bain / April 26, 2012

‘Glee’ Tributes Whitney Houston: Preview All The Songs

Glee’s covers from their upcoming Whitney Houston tribute episode have found their way online, and for the most part, they’re all a treat: Chris Colfer does a fabulous job in his head voice for “I Have Nothing”, and Naya Rivera and Heather Morris duet on a pumped-up, modernized version of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody…

By: Becky Bain / April 20, 2012

‘Glee’ Covers Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”: Watch

Glee’s Whitney Houston tribute episode, titled, “Dance With Somebody” after one of the pop icon’s biggest hits, airs on April 24, and today we get a sneak peak at one of the eight songs covered by the cast: Amber Riley, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera honor the late singer on “How Will I…

By: Becky Bain / April 19, 2012

15 Most Enduring Divas In Pop Music

The best kept secret in the music industry is that pop divas, like fine wines and British actors, only get better with age. So far this year we’ve seen Madonna score her eighth Billboard chart-topping album (however short-lived), Jennifer Lopez storm the iTunes chart with “Dance Again” and the re-emergence of Gwen Stefani as the…

By: Mike Wass / April 12, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Funeral Costs Anger New Jersey Residents

Whitney Houston’s February 18 funeral was an emotional event — and an extremely expensive one. Houston’s “home going service” cost the city of Newark, New Jersey approximately $187,000 in costs for police overtime. Nearly 200 officers were stationed at New Baptist Church and the surrounding blocks, keeping barriers between Houston’s family and her fans, and…

By: Becky Bain / April 9, 2012

Whitney Houston Final Coroner’s Report: Cocaine, Alcohol & Heart Disease

It was already revealed that Whitney Houston’s cause of death was due to accidental drowning caused by heart disease and cocaine use, but the coroner’s final report includes further details about what happened that night, as well as the state Houston was in at the time of her death. The Beverly Hills Police Department ha…

By: Becky Bain / April 4, 2012

Kelly Clarkson Covers Britney Spears, Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey

Kelly Clarkson’s tour in support of album Stronger is winding down, but while on stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre last night, the vocal powerhouse ensured that she’ll definitely be going out with a bang. Kelly sat on a stool and busted out, of all things, a soulful rendition of Britney Spears’ 2011 summer jam…

By: Robbie Daw / April 4, 2012

Rihanna Really Wants To Play Whitney Houston In A Movie: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Rihanna revealed that she would be more than honored to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the singer’s life. “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off,” the Battleship actress said.

By: Becky Bain / April 4, 2012

Watch Whitney Houston In The ‘Sparkle’ Trailer

Even if Whitney Houston had not passed away in February, her appearance in upcoming Motown musical Sparkle would still be greatly anticipated, as this is Houston’s first big-screen movie in sixteen years. (Her last acting role in a film was in 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife.) In the recently released trailer for the film, Houston shine…

By: Becky Bain / April 2, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Cast In Tyler Perry TV Show

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is moving on with her life with the help of family friend Tyler Perry. The writer-actor-director-producer has cast the 19-year-old in his upcoming TBS sitcom For Better Or Worse, which is based off the premise of his 2007 film Why Did I Get Married? and its 2010 sequel.

By: Becky Bain / March 30, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Friend Confesses To Sweeping Hotel Room Of Drugs

The more famous you get, the harder it is to trust those close to you. A man named Raffles van Exel, who was a “friend” of Whitney Houston, has confessed to clearing her hotel room of drugs after finding out about her death. This is the same man who reportedly sold the photo of Houston

By: Becky Bain / March 26, 2012

Brandy And Monica Give Whitney Houston “Good Love” In Atlanta

Yesterday we learned Whitney Houston’s official cause of death, but that won’t stop the tributes from coming. Many of today’s biggest artists were just growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the pop diva was at her peak, so it’s no wonder so many have cited her as one of their…

By: X. Alexander / March 23, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Cause Of Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning By Coroner

Well, it’s official — the Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed that Whitney Houston’s February 11 death was an accidental drowning, according to People. But heart disease and cocaine use were also factors in her early demise, as the legendary diva had cocaine in her system at the time of her drowning, i…

By: X. Alexander / March 22, 2012

Nicki Minaj Joins Long Line Of Pepsi Faces: Watch 7 Classic Pop Star Soda Ads

That sound you hear in the distance is some cha-ching mixed with a little super bass. Nicki Minj is the latest music star to sign with Pepsi Co. — a multi-million dollar deal, Forbes reports — and the “Starships” songstress is set to be the face of the company’s new soda brand Pop. The first…

By: Robbie Daw / March 19, 2012
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