Celebritology 2.0: Whitney Houston


Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Bobbi Kristina Brown announces engagement in TV promo; Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling are cousins?

Brown’s fiance is also her sort-of adopted brother. Um, okay.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Justin Bieber | Tags:  Morning Mix, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Box office report: How did movies featuring Robert Pattinson and the late Whitney Houston fare?

“Sparkle” and “Cosmopolis” both did respectable, if not stellar, business.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:05 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Robert Pattinson, Whitney Houston, Box Office

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Whitney Houston in ‘Sparkle’: The bittersweetness of stars in posthumous roles

How we feel when we watch stars in their final roles.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Michael Jackson | Tags:  Whitney Houston; Michael Jackson; Heath Ledger

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Jordin Sparks pays tribute to Whitney Houston in ‘Celebrate’ video

The song is from “Sparkle,” Houston’s final film.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston, Sparkle

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Whitney Houston’s death takes center stage in Grammy documentary

A new documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at how this year’s Grammy Awards came together after the death of Whitney Houston.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grammys, Whitney Houston

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Tyler Perry defends Bobbi Kristina Brown against rumor

A report from RadarOnline.com claimed Brown walked off the set of Perry’s “For Better or Worse,” a claim the filmmaker said was “not true at all.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:56 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks duet ‘Celebrate’ released

The song from the film “Sparkle” is Houston’s final recording.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Whitney Houston to posthumously receive Billboard Millennium Award

John Legend and Houston’s “Sparkle” co-star Jordin Sparks will perform a tribute to the late singer.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Bobby Brown on Whitney Houston’s drug use: ‘I didn’t know she was struggling with it still’

In part one of an interview with “Today,” Bobby Brown said he didn’t know Houston was struggling with drugs.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Bobby Brown tells ‘Today’ he’s not responsible for Whitney Houston’s death

”I’m not the reason she’s gone,” Brown told Matt Lauer in an interview, set to air this week.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Whitney Houston’s funeral cost Newark residents $187,000

Around 200 police officers were needed to guard the funeral and a family gathering.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Whitney Houston’s autopsy released: White powder, prescription medication bottles discovered in hotel room

A “spoon with a white crystal like substance in it” was discovered in the room, as where “a plethora of prescription medication bottles” and “multiple blister packs.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Whitney Houston in ‘Sparkle’: A first look at her performance (video)

The “Today” show provided a sneak peek at the trailer of the movie, slated for release Aug. 17.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Alleged Scarlett Johansson hacker, Christopher Chaney, to plead guilty; ‘Smash’ renewed, needs a showrunner

Also in the morning mix: Ray J denies having knowledge of Whitney Houston’s drug use.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:34 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Hacking, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Whitney Houston

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Whitney Houston’s official cause of death: drowning, heart disease and cocaine use

The L.A. coroner’s office released the information this afternoon and deemed the death accidental.

By Jen Chaney  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Whitney Houston’s ‘The Bodyguard’ will air in theaters nationwide for one night only

The film was Whitney Houston’s first.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Oprah Winfrey speaks to Bobbi Kristina Brown about the death of Whitney Houston

The interview presented Houston’s daughter as poised and strong.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:37 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Whitney Houston’s will leaves estate to daughter Bobbi Kristina

Her sister-in-law Patricia Houston was named executor.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Bobbi Kristina Brown will give interview to Oprah; Ronnie Montrose dies

Also in the morning mix: “Star Wars” concept artist Ralph McQuarrie has died.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:36 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Funeral home owner says she knows who leaked Whitney Houston photo to National Enquirer, declines to reveal name (Video)

Carolyn Whigham says she wants to clear her name.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Davy Jones remembered by fellow Monkees; Target pulls Whitney Houston greeting card

Also in the morning mix: Bristol Palin lands a reality show deal.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Davy Jones, Whitney Houston

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Funeral home says it didn’t give photo of Whitney Houston to Enquirer; Chris Brown accused of stealing phone

Also in the morning mix: Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston, Chris Brown

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012

National Enquirer publishes photo it alleges shows Whitney Houston in casket: Has a line been crossed?

A line has clearly been crossed. But where should that line be drawn in the first place?

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Whitney Houston items, including pieces from ‘The Bodyguard,’ go to auction

A dress, a vest and a pair of earrings that belonged to Houston can be yours.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 02/18/2012

Whitney Houston funeral: Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder perform; Aretha Franklin cancels

Aretha Franklin had to cancel over health issues.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  06:35 PM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/18/2012

Whitney Houston funeral: Tyler Perry, Clive Davis and BeBe Winans remember the singer (Video)

“You wait for a voice like that for a lifetime,” Houston’s mentor Clive Davis said.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston, Tyler Perry: Clive Davis

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 02/18/2012

Kevin Costner on Whitney Houston: ‘You weren't just good enough — you were great’

“So off you go, Whitney. Off you go, escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly Father. And when you sing before Him, don't you worry: You'll be good enough.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:11 PM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 02/18/2012

The Whitney Houston funeral: Watch streaming video beginning at noon ET

The memorial service will begin at noon Eastern.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/17/2012

The Whitney Houston memorial service: Where to watch and more info

Here’s the information on the who, where and when of the funeral.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Whitney Houston’s funeral to be attended by Kevin Costner, Bobby Brown; Janet Jackson joining ‘X Factor’?

Also in the morning mix: Marcia Gay Harden is getting a divorce.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/15/2012

The death of Whitney Houston and why we grieve for the famous

There’s a reason we take these losses so personally.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Bobby Brown reportedly invited to Whitney Houston’s funeral; Adele isn’t taking five years off

Also in the morning mix: Michael Bay will direct another “Transformers” film.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:03 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 02/14/2012

‘Glee’ by the musical numbers: Amber Riley sings Whitney Houston

“I Will Always Love You”? Yeah, she killed it.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:21 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glee, Whitney Houston

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 02/14/2012

No public wake planned for Whitney Houston; Chaka Khan calls decision to hold Clive Davis party ‘insanity’ (Video)

Houston’s funeral will be held Saturday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:59 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Whitney Houston’s body flown to N.J. on Tyler Perry’s jet; Hugh Hefner’s son arrested

Tyler Perry reportedly provided his private jet to the family of the late singer. Also: Michael Bay is onboard for “Transformers 4.”

By Jen Chaney  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Whitney Houston’s autopsy results on hold; Deadmau5 wears Skrillex’s phone number to Grammys

Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:18 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, reportedly hospitalized after mother’s death

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, was reportedly taken to a Los Angeles hospital for what were described as signs of anxiety after her mother’s death.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/12/2012

Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party: Should it have gone on after Whitney Houston’s death?

The record producer said the singer he helped guide “would have wanted the music to go on” at his pre-Grammy party. But was it appropriate for it to?

By Jen Chaney  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 01:10 AM ET, 02/12/2012

Whitney Houston dies: Mariah Carey and other celebrities remember the legend

“She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth,” Mariah Carey tweeted.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:10 AM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Whitney Houston dead at the age of 48

The pop singer who sang most famously about “The Greatest Love of All” has died of currently undisclosed causes.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:00 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Whitney Houston