Posts tagged "Whitney Houston"

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Read The Full List Of Winners

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards turned into the 2012 Adele Awards, as the British songstress was honored with 12 awards, including Top Artist, during the show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Party-meisters LMFAO also walked away with some major booty — six trophies, to be precise, with their smash single “Party Rock Anthem” nabbing the…

Becky Bain / May 20, 2012

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Watch John Legend & Jordin Sparks’ Whitney Houston Tribute

Duets cast member John Legend and Jordin Sparks, star of the upcoming film Sparkle, paid tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards this evening. The late singer, who passed away in February at the age of 48, was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the Las Vegas ceremony. Her sister Pat Housto…

Robbie Daw / May 20, 2012

Billboard Music Awards 2012: A Viewer’s Guide

A day before the Grammys in February, Whitney Houston died suddenly and producers hastily pulled together a tribute segment for the late singer. And with the Billboard Music Awards just around the corner — the event is being broadcast live this Sunday, May 20, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. EST…

Robbie Daw / May 18, 2012

Bobby Brown Talks About The Day Whitney Houston Died On ‘Ellen’

Bobby Brown has followed up his sitdown with Matt Lauer on the Today Show with the news that The Masterpiece, his first album in 15 years, will arrive this summer. Naturally, this provides a great opportunity for other talks shows to invite Brown on to talk about his late ex-wife, Whitney Houston.

For…

Robbie Daw / May 16, 2012

Whitney Houston’s Family To Star In Reality Show ‘Houston Family Chronicles’

Whitney Houston’s appearance in 2005 Bravo reality show Being Bobby Brown was certainly not a bright spot in the iconic singer’s career, but the cautionary tale of filming your life as entertainment is clearly lost on the rest of her family. Whitney’s surviving family members will star in a reality series of their own, Lifetime…

Becky Bain / May 11, 2012

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Becky Bain / April 2, 2012
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