Will you guys be watching the Whitney Houston movie on Lifetime? It’s Angela Bassett’s directorial debut. I will most definitely be watching. After the Aaliyah movie that everyone but me HATED, I’m not sure how this will be received. When the family refuses to allow the artist’s music to be used that is not usually a good sign. I was unfamiliar with Aaliyah, well I mean I knew of her music but I was not a devoted fan privy to all the details so I as able to just watch it unaware of all the liberties taken. Continue reading
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Christina has been doing a fairly decent job of staying off the radar lately. Until about 11:30 this morning. Her brotherhusband, Nick Gordon was driving down Holcomb Bridge Road, a major artery in Roswell, this morning and attempted to change lanes but ran into the curb flipping his black BMW SUV completely over and into a fire hydrant. Ouch that had to hurt.
But apparently he was wearing his seat belt and also intoxicated to that help him from sustaining any injuries. Gordon was charged with failure to maintain his lane (heh), driving on a suspended license, and DUI. He’s sitting over in the Roswell Detention Center at the moment if you want to drop by and say hello. Continue reading
Less than three months after Whitney Houston died last year on February 11th, her brother, mother, daughter and sister-in-law were filming a reality TV show and interviewing with Oprah Winfrey. I remember being surprised that Cissy Houston would agree to do a reality show before the official autopsy results had even come back. But now here we are a week later and despite protests from Krissi, Cissy has written a tell all book about her deceased daughter and is on a book tour one year to the day after her death. It sure doesn’t take people long to start picking at the corpse does it?
Cissy says she is getting through her grief
by writing a book because it is God’s will and there is nothing else she can do. It seems to have been decided that Sheri and Whoopi take this interview, and let’s just say Sheri is in a bit over her head. Whoopi finally asks, “What made you write the book?” Cissy says that everyone was writing a book so that was what made her want to do it. Wait everyone was writing a book within weeks of her death? Maybe so, but they weren’t her grieving mother, Miss Cissy. She wanted everyone to know that Whitney was nothing like people thought she was, she was a great person. She had a few little faults like everyone else. Continue reading
There were several interesting posts in February which seemed to revolve around death (Russell Armstrong, Whitney Houston) and arrest records (Marlo Hampton, Chris Brown). Russell’s ex-girlfriend gave up the true tea on Taylor as she was being bombarded on twitter and in the press. We were watching Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of Orange County. I was preparing for the Shahs of Sunset by interviewing Asa Soltan Rahmati. We had our first glimpse at her fabulous house on Venice beach. Also two Real Housewives of Miami were sued. Again, there are some formatting issues because these posts were made on Blogger, but if you were not reading Tamaratattles in February, there is good tea here that is still interesting today. Click through for all the drama. Continue reading
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Whitney Houston’s daughter Krisi and Nick Gordon were in a strip mall parking lot in Roswell yesterday when they came upon a young man in distress. The two joined half a dozen people who were administering aid to the man who was apparently unconscious. No info is available on what was wrong with the guy or his current condition. On Friday a rep for the Houston’s Lifetime reality show gave a statement refuting rumors that Krisi and Nick are engaged. The rep suggested we will see it all play out on the reality series including a surprise ending involving Krisi’s relationship with her father.
Are you going to watch?
Cissy Houston, along with the other trustees of Whitney Houston’s estate, have filed a petition in Fulton County court to restructure payments of Bobbi Kristina “Krissi” Brown’s inheritance. Krissi’s behavior has been somewhat erratic since the death of her mother, Whitney last February. The petition states that “(Krissi) is a highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance and/or seek to benefit from respondent’s resources and celebrity.” In other words, they are worried about the influence Nick Gordon has over the 19-year-old and are using legal means to protect her assets. The basis of the request is that the plaintiffs feel that the current distribution schedule will result in a conflict with the will’s “intent to provide long-term financial security and protection for her child.” And that “Compliance with the provisions of the trust would defeat or substantially impair the accomplishment of the purposes of the trust, which were to provide for the proper maintenance and comfort of the respondent, and to prevent the wasting of trust assets, as evidence by the trust’s spendthrift provision.” In other words, they want to keep any substantial payments from occurring until Bobbi gets her head on straight and is out of from under the influence of her play brother/boyfriend Nick. the intention of the petition is not to cut off payments but to delay any substantially large payment beyond the current payment schedule.
Let’s hope the courts agree to do this. I fear this situation could go terribly wrong is someone does not step in and start providing Krissi with some direction.
Since Whitney Houston died, her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, has been under the scrutiny of paparazzi. The mainstream media and blogs alike have been reporting on some pretty disconcerting behaviors in the nearly seven months since Whitney’s death. At first, reports indicated that Bobbi wanted to be back in the Atlanta condo that she once shared with Whitney. We were told that Warren Boyd, the guy the show The Cleaner is based on, was with her at all times acting as an interventionist and sober coach. This was believed to be a temporary measure designed to get her to agree to an in-patient rehab. Well, it was a temporary measure, but Krissi never agreed to go to rehab.
Then came the Oprah interview where Pat Houston seemed eager to take center stage. We did see Krissi who seemed to be getting through things the best she could. Even that interview was rather awkward as Orpah interviewed Krissi standing around a kitchen counter in a not very relaxed setting. But at that point we figured the family, you know the family that could not even allow Krissi’s half-siblings to sit together with their father at the funeral, anyway, we figured that family had her back. But we were wrong. Continue reading
Tonight’s Billboard Awards will feature tributes to Donna Summer, Adam Yauch and Whitney Houston. It seems that only one of those tributes will be marred by fighting family members. It seems that Pat Houston wanted to edge out Bobbi Kristina from accepting the Millennium Award on behalf of her mother. According to TMZ , the producers of the show asked Bobbi Kristina to make the acceptance speech and Pat Houston is not having it. Other sources say both women were asked to accept the award together. TMZ’s source is saying this is Pat trying to get publicity for her reality show. Just when you think people can’t get any lower, they always manage to surprise you.
When Whitney Houston died, and I was reporting along with everyone else all the minutiae surrounding her death, there were those who wished that everyone would just let Whitney rest in piece. While I did feel like things may have gone to far when we were reading her autopsy report which described every square inch of her body, I felt that a lot of people needed closure. When Pat Houston, Gary Houston and Bobbi Kristina did an Oprah interview, I personally felt it was awfully soon. Then others said that it helped give them closure. But the news I got today that Pat, Gary, Kristina, and Cissy
have all been filming a reality show for Lifetime
really sits with me the wrong way.
In an effort to appear as though Pat had a reality gig before this all happened, you will hear that she and Gary were interesting enough people to be selected for a show before the death of Whitney. What you will see of course is a show specifically about the death of Whitney and it will focus on Pat and Gary and their relationship with Bobbi Kristina. Pat and Gary’s daughter, Rayah, will also be on the show. I can’t believe that Cissy is doing it. Okay, I can believe it, I just don’t want to believe it. Less unbelievable is the fact that Dionne Warwick will appear. Oh and the Winans, don’t forget the Winans. Because don’t family and friends always grieve a tragic death with a reality show these days? Lord have mercy.
Finally getting around to watching the Bobby Brown interviews. I really want to be supportive of Bobby but a lot of what he says flies in the face of what we have seen. Things like Bobbi making out with her play brother, and reports of her having a drug problem, and her not speaking to him. He basically says the two are besties who talk all the time and she is just fine. Thoughts?
One of my commenters informed me of this story out of Detroit tonight. I googled it and came up with what appears to be the NBC affiliate in Detroit. I even went to the NBC website to make sure it was an actual affiliate because the site seems sort of weird. But apparently, it’s legit. They are reporting tonight that “investigators” are looking into the prescriptions written to Whitney Houston by four doctors while she was in Detroit filming the movie Sparkle. This is the only report of this information and the meat of the story is quoted below. Make of it what you will. Thanks to Trouble in Mind
for the heads up.
Behind-the-scenes footage shows Houston on the Detroit set of “Sparkle” this past year. She spent nearly two months in the city in a swanky suite at the Westin Book Cadillac. While she was in Detroit, Houston also was having doctors call in prescriptions for Xanax and antibiotics. According to a recently revealed autopsy report, 90 generic Xanax pills were ordered for Houston at a Walgreens at Mt. Elliot Street and Jefferson Avenue.A week before that, another prescription was written by a different doctor at the CVS Pharmacy on Woodward avenue, two blocks from her hotel suite. All together, four different doctors called in prescriptions for Xanax and antibiotics to pharmacies in Detroit, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Investigators recently contacted the Detroit pharmacies and interviewed medical staff who worked on the set with Houston. [Source Local4News Detroit]
In other news, residents of Newark, NJ are displeased at the $187,000 overtime bill for police services related to the Whitney Houston funeral. The private funeral police expenses for Michael Jackson’s funeral were paid by the estate.
The coroners report on Whitney Houston’s death has been released and the cause of death has been ruled as drowning due to heart disease and chronic cocaine use and a possible overdose on “a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.” Whitney’s body was found by her assistant face down in the bathtub and she called the body guard in to help her pull the body out of the water to attempt to resuscitate her. According to the report, nearly every flat surface in the suite had prescription bottles, open alcohol (beer and champagne) and blister packs of various over the counter medications. On the bathroom sink there was an ashtray, a coke spoon, a rolled up piece of paper and more prescription bottles. In the top drawer of the vanity there was a mirror with what tests showed was cocaine residue and more cocaine residue in the drawer. In addition to the collection of “a plethora” of prescription pill bottles, the coke spoon, the residue from the drawer and counter tops, fingernail samples, hair samples (both head and pubic hair) and a rape kit were taken. There were three empty Xanax prescription bottles from two different doctors . One was a prescription for NINETY one mg tablets the other was for 15 the third was for a total of 90 dispensed 15 at a time all were empty. That’s almost 200 mgs of Xanax prescribed between November 1st and January 20th. There were also an awful lot of antibiotics. a total of 12 prescription bottles were taken into evidence.