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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

Bobby Brown has been contacted about attending Whitney Houston’s funeral Saturday, sources tell ABC News. TMZ reported that Brown was “disappointed” that members of Houston’s family had objected to him attending the service, which will be by invitation only, but ABC’s source called this “inaccurate.” Brown’s rep told ABC, “We are not focused on reports, stories or false reports for that matter.” Brown is in California with his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who has been hospitalized twice since her mother’s death. In a statement Brown said his daughter “is dealing with the tragedy of her mother’s death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected.” (ABC News; TMZ)


Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. (Mark Lennihan - AP)
Sony has apologized for the price increase on two Whitney Houston albums on British iTunes after her death. The company said the records were “mistakenly mispriced.” (NYTimes)

Houston’s estate will likely see a “post-mortem boost” — perhaps the saddest term ever — thanks to album sales and her upcoming film, “Sparkle,” but it will likely not be as big as Michael Jackson’s. (AP)

Adele recently told Vogue that she was planning to take “four of five years” off of music to focus on her love life. This quote subsequently made headlines. (Please note, in my post on the interview, I did not include this quote. It was clearly a joke.) So now Adele has had to say, no, she’s not really taking five years off at the peak of her career. She wrote on her blog: “I’ve a few days off now, and then it’s the Brit Awards here at home and then I’m straight into the studio. BOYYAHH! 5 years? More like 5 days!” (Adele.Tv)

Michael Bay will direct “Transformers 4,” which is being made for no good reason. The film will be released June 2014. (EW)

Tim Tebow talks Katy Perry, after the jump.

Tim Tebow has denied that he “has a thing” for Katy Perry. (E!)

Sienna Miller is definitely pregnant, maybe engaged. (Daily Mail)

Nicki Minaj said she felt disappointed by M.I.A’s middle finger Super Bowl move. (Yes, even though the great and powerful Madonna has spoken, we’re still talking about this!) Quoth Minaj: “I love M.I.A. and I don’t really want to say anything that is the wrong thing, but me personally, I couldn’t see myself doing it, just for the respect for Madonna.” (Vulture)

BREAKING: Lindsay Lohan has glasses. (Buzzfeed)

Watch Aretha Franklin pay tribute to Houston, her goddaughter, at a North Carolina concert.

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