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Whitney Houston, the pop singer, has died on the eve of the Grammy awards.
Her death came on the eve of the annual music awards. Houston, 48, had a history of drug problems.
"At 3:55 p.m. Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel," said a spokesman for the Beverly Hills police.
He said police were called to the hotel to the fourth floor to help Houston, but attempts to resuscitate the singer were unsuccessful. He said no cause of death was immediately available.
Houston was in Los Angeles for a party that producer Clive Davis holds every year on the eve of the Grammys. She was seen a couple of days ago stumbling from a nightclub in Hollywood, with blood trickling down her leg.
Legendary diva Whitney Houston was dogged by critics during the Asian and Australian legs of her world tour. Now in Europe, the singer is facing a new problem, Whitney Houston has canceled a Tuesday night performance in Paris due to illness. A statement received by the Associated Press says an upper respiratory infection has forced Houston to postpone the first show of the European tour on doctors' orders.
The statement says, "[Houston] deeply regrets having been forced to postpone the show." Her tour will continue in Manchester, England, later this week, but Houston would love to return to the City of Light before the end of the concert series.
The tour is in support of Houston's first album in seven years. 'I Look To You' was released in 2009, featuring collaborations with Alicia Keys and R Kelly.
Source: Pop Eater
Whitney Houston is to perform at the American Music Awards (AMAs) as a special honouree.
The 'I Look To You' singer - who has won a staggering 21 AMAs from 37 nominations - will be handed the International Artist Award at the star-studded ceremony later this month and will perform her new single 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength'.
AMA producer Larry Klein said: "We're honoured to have Whitney Houston back on the AMA stage after 10 years.
"She has won the most AMAs of any female artist in history and is without a doubt an international superstar so it's only fitting we honour her with the International Artist Award this year at such an important time in her career."
The International Artist Award has only been presented seven times in the awards' 36-year history.
Previous recipients include Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, Bee Gees, Aerosmith, Madonna and Beyonce Knowles.
Other stars to perform at this year's AMAs at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre include Rihanna, Shakira, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and The Black Eyed Peas.
Source: Contact Music
Whitney Houston is selling her quirky circular home, located at 22 N Gate Rd Mendham, NJ 07945. For a celebrity home, the $2.5 million price tag is fairly reasonable.
The geometric home was the set of the reality TV show "Being Bobby Brown" which aired in 2005 and is best remembered for documenting the downfall of Whitney, and her crazy life with her now ex-husband Bobby Brown.
The 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is located on 5 acres of land. From the photos, the interiors appear to be quite lovely and full of natural light. One hallway even includes a delicate stained-glass wall.
Whitney Houston's comeback had another awkward moment Sunday, and this one couldn't be blamed on an extra-long gabfest with Oprah Winfrey - the diva experienced a "wardrobe malfunction" while performing on Simon Cowell's UK reality show "The X Factor."
Thankfully for all involved, the incident wasn't X-rated, as Houston's incident involved the back of her dress. However, it was another snag, albeit minor, in Houston's long-awaited comeback, which also included a less-than-stellar "Good Morning America" performance that the diva felt obliged to apologize for.
After serving as a guest mentor to the show's contestants on Saturday, Houston sang her latest single, "Million Dollar Bill," on Sunday's results show. Just over two minutes into the song, a strap at the back of Houston's long silver dress popped open.
While Houston made one brief attempt to adjust the rebellious strap, she quickly returned her full attention to the song, and seemed to take the mishap in stride.
"I sang myself out of my clothes," Houston joked to the audience after the song ended, before going on to discuss the U.K. release of her album "I Look To You," and a scheduled world tour stop in April.
Source: Ny Daily News
Whitney Houston reveals her life with hubby Bobby Brown became so loveless he spit on her.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Monday, the 46-year-old Grammy winner broke her silence on the abuse she's endured from the former New Edition frontman.
"He slapped me once but he got hit on the head three times by me," the New Jersey-raised Houston said.
One day, she said Brown stooped to the lowest of lows. "[I] was horrified he spit on me, in my face," Houston said.
Houston said the incident left her "very hurt, very angry." She said she was attracted to Brown because he had control in their relationship.
"He was my drug," Houston told Winfrey. "I didn't do anything without him."
Source: NY Daily
It's been a long seven years since Whitney Houston's last release, during which time she battled personal issues and went through a divorce from Bobby Brown.
Here's the first single, "I Look To You," off her upcoming record of the same name.
The National Enquirer exclusively reports Whitney Houston's 15 year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina tried to stab her mom during an argument - and then attempted to kill herself by slashing her wrists!
The shocking suicide attempt landed Bobbi Kristina in a psychiatric ward in Atlanta, sources said.
Ann Davis, a family member exclusively told The ENQUIRER, that a few days before Bobbi's 15th birthday party that Kristina "tried to stab Whitney" before turning the razor on herself.
Davis confided that part of Kristina's problem is that she doesn't want to live with Whitney.
Source: Nationak Enquirer
With an ex-husband like Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston doesn't need enemies.
In his upcoming autobiography, Brown blows the lid on his wildly dysfunctional marriage to the troubled, Grammy-winning diva, suggesting that she drove him into a nightmare of drug addiction.
"I never used cocaine until after I met Whitney. Before then, I had experimented with other drugs, but marijuana was my drug of choice," Brown writes in "Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But," out next month. "At one point in my life, I used drugs uncontrollably. I was using everything I could get my hands on, from cocaine to heroin, weed and cooked cocaine."
As far as his 15-year marriage to Houston is concerned, it "was doomed from the very beginning. Within the first year we separated, with several more to follow," Brown writes. "I think we got married for all the wrong reasons. Now, I realize Whitney had a different agenda than I did when we got married . . . I believe her agenda was to clean up her image, while mine was to be loved and have children."
Whitney, he alleges, had been under "a lot of pressure. The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robin Crawford. Since she was the American Sweetheart and all, that didn't go too well with her image . . . In Whitney's situation, the only solution was to get married and have kids. That would kill all speculation, whether it was true or not. In the short, I think I got caught up in the politics and ended up marrying one of the biggest stars in the world."
But Brown notes that he was no saint in their relationship, confessing in his book, "I am guilty of sleeping with other women . . . Women are always throwing themselves at you. I'm only human, so I would make the mistake and bite the hook sometimes . . . I let the testosterone take over."
One of his most public indiscretions was an affair with former exotic dancer Karrine "Superhead" Steffans. "Yes, I've slept with her," he confesses. "Yes, I've spent several nights at her house. But she was only good for what her nickname stood for."
Reps for Houston, who divorced Brown a year ago, did not return our call for comment.
Source: NY Post
Whitney Houston made her long awaited return to stage at the Live & Loud music festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday night.
The 44-year-old singer came on after midnight, wowed a crowd of about 10,000 people, who were earlier entertained by a host of singers such as Shaggy and Elliot Yamin at the event which started at 3pm.
She sang “Step By Step”,”Heartbreak Hotel”,”I Will Always Love You” and other hits song in that concert.
Whitney told the audience she’s dropping a new album soon and while rendering ‘My Love is Your Love’, her daughter joined her on stage to sing a duet.
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