noah | November 11, 2008 3:45 am

Dear everyone e-mailing us about the awful cover for the allegedly forthcoming Whitney Houston record: Don’t fret! This bit of Photoshop trickery is a phony cover by a Canadian Whitney Houston fan who goes by the name “dzemil,” and who apparently enjoys spending his extra time trying to see just how much he can slim down a thigh with only photo-manipulation software to guide him. The cover does look pretty convincing, though, at least in the “something that would pass muster with an aesthetics-strapped major these days” department. Maybe Sony Music can hire him? []