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Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy is ready to tell all about her daughter’s life now that she’s gone. Cissy has announced plans to release her memoir about Whitney’s life and career prior to her February death.
Cissy released a statement saying, “In sharing our story in this book, I hope to give her fans something to treasure, the way we all treasured Whitney. We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter’s true story.”
The book is being published by HarperCollins and is expected to be in book stores by February of 2013. The book’s release will coincide with the first year anniversary of Whitney’s untimely death at the age of 48-years-old.
Rihanna has previously said that she would give her entire life in order to play the late, great Whitney Houston in a biopic based on her life. Since, it has sparked rumors that Rihanna is set to play Whitney if a movie gets made about her life.
At the time, she said, “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off.”
In a new interview with MTV, she dismissed the speculation. She said, “That’s just rumors. I never heard anything about that. That’s a huge, huge role, and whoever does it has to do a good job. My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song: ‘I Will Always Love You’. It was really inspiring, and it made me develop a passion for music, so really, she’s partly responsible for me being here in this industry.”
Do you think Rihanna would do Whitney Houston justice if she were to portray her in a movie?
Right after learning that Whitney Houston had died, her former husband Bobby Brown took to the stage to perform for his fans. Now, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, he has defended his decision to perform that day. He said that the only reason that he still performed because it’s what Whitney would have wanted.
He was scheduled to perform at the Landers Center in Mississippi on February 11th, but refused to cancel the show in order to grieve for Whitney. He was scrutinized by Whitney’s fans for continuing on with the show, despite her untimely passing on the same day.
In a new interview with Ellen on Wednesday, he said that he tried his best to get to Los Angeles the day of Whitney’s death, but performed instead out of respect for the iconic singer. He said, “I was in Mississippi performing and I got the call. Of course, I tried to get a flight. Tried to rent a jet. Whatever I had to do, but it was impossible. So I knew the best thing that she would want me to do was perform.”
He went on to say, “You know, we are performers. That’s what we did. That’s what we do. And she would want the best for me.”
Do you agree with his decision to perform instead of flying out to Los Angeles?
Three months after iconic singer Whitney Houston passed away, her family is looking to start filming a reality show. It sounds like the Houstons have decided to go the way of the Kardashians, no? Is nothing sacred these days?
We have to imagine that life isn’t easy for Whitney’s family after having lost her to a long-time battle with drug abuse. Her daughter has inherited her estate and now the family is looking to reality television in order to cope. They’ve already worked out a deal with Lifetime TV to broadcast how they are coming together following the songbird’s untimely passing.
The show will be titled “The Houston Family Chronicles” and will feature Bobbi Kristina, Gary, Pat and Cissy Houston. The show will be more centered around Pat and Gary Houston and will show how they care for Bobbi Kristina. The network released a statement saying that the show will follow Pat and Gary as they are “supporting and guiding [Bobbi Kristina] as she faces the world alone…without her mother.”
According to reports, the family was already in the process of considering a reality show, but now that she has passed away, they have retooled the show as more of a tribute to the fallen singer.
Pat said in a statement, “The unexpected passing of Whitney certainly affects the direction of the show. However, it is my hope that others will be enlightened as they watch our family heal and move forward.”
Bobby Brown doesn’t want the blame laid upon him for getting his former wife Whitney Houston on drugs. Right after she passed away, her throngs of fans started pointing the finger at Bobby for leading her down the path of self-destructive behavior. In a new interview with Matt Lauer, Bobby said that the accusations made him feel terrible.
He told the “Today” host, “But you know, I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us…they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together.”
He also spoke of their reality show saying, “The reality show gave us a wake up. We were able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
The singer isn’t taking any responsibility for introducing Whitney to drugs. He revealed, “I didn’t get high before I met Whitney.” He copped to smoking weed and drinking alcohol prior to their meeting, but denies getting Whitney involved in her long-term drug issues. He said, “I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all”, adding that she had used drugs “way before” they met. He
But the “My Prerogative” singer tells Lauer it’s inaccurate to say that he introduced Houston to drugs. In fact, he says, “I didn’t get high before I met Whitney,” he says. Although he says he smoked “weed” and drank alcohol before he met the “Greatest of All” singer, “I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he says, adding that Houston used drugs “way before” she met him. “It’s just unexplainable . . . I’m not the reason she’s gone.”
Of Whitney, he said, “I love that woman with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way. We wouldn’t have been able to make the most beautiful girl in the world – without love. And that’s the truth.”
When he last saw Whitney a week before her untimely passing, he said, “She had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible. She looked really well. She just looked like she was in a good place.”
A former bodyguard for the late Michael Jackson, Matt Fiddes, claimed that he is the father of Michael’s youngest son, Blanket. Now, in a new interview, he is revealing that Michael had a bit of a fling with Whitney Houston — and he dreamed of marrying her!
He said, “Whitney practically moved in to Michael’s ranch and they had a fling like any other young couple. But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her.”
He revealed that their fling/relationship only lasted for two weeks. A decade later, Michael and Whitney were reunited at a concert to celebrate his accomplishments in music. Matt said, “They were both a mess, to be honest. They shared what would be their final hugs and Michael begged Whitney to get off the drugs that were destroying her life. The two of them whispered that they loved each other as they hugged. The emotion was written all over their faces.”
Rumors have been circulating stating that Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was gearing up to do her own reality show. It was said that she signed a huge deal to star in a show that would showcase her life after her mother’s death.
Reportedly, she tweeted about the news that she was in negotiations for a contract that would focus on her career and her private life. Now, a rep for the family has shot down the rumors of a reality show.
The family’s spokesperson said, “There’s no truth at all — completely false.”
There were also rumors suggesting that Bobbi Kristina wanted to star in a biopic of her mother’s life — as her mother. Reportedly, Bobbi has signed up for a role in Tyler Perry’s show For Better Or Worse.
Did you want to see a reality show featuring Bobbi Kristina? Or do you think she would be trying to capitalize off of her mother’s death by doing a show? Hit the comments and let us know what you think!