Whitney Houston

Mar
7
WZRD Debuts in Top 3, Whitney Houston Dominates Albums Chart

WZRD

Kid Cudi worked his magic on the albums chart this week as his rock band WZRD debuts in the top 3, while the late Whitney Houston continues to dominate the top 10.

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Mar
5
Sneak Peek: Oprah Interviews Whitney Houston’s Family

Oprah and Bobbi Kristina

Whitney Houston’s brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law/manager Patricia Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina sit down with Oprah Winfrey for the first time since the pop legend’s death last month. Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mother and the family addresses the speculation surrounding Houston’s tragic passing in the exclusive interview, airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN. Watch a preview below.

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Mar
3
Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Breaks Her Silence to Oprah

Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina

Whitney Houston’s daughter is speaking out. Three weeks after the tragic death of her mother, the 18-year-old sat down with Oprah for an intimate interview to air later this month on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Feb
24
Whitney Houston Soars in New ‘Sparkle’ Footage

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks

Whitney Houston was on her way to a triumphant return while shooting what would become her final on-screen performance in Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film. When “ET” paid a visit to the set in Detroit, the iconic singer’s voice was full and she looked “heavier and healthier,” according to host Mark Steins.

She filmed scenes at a house and church, similar to the one she grew up in, and sat down with her co-star Jordin Sparks. Whitney shared how she didn’t let daughter Bobbi Kristina listen to explicit lyrics and Jordin recalled the time she quickly changed a song when Whitney was in the room.

She was in curlers while shooting her scenes, in which she plays a “run down” mother, but insisted on dressing up for the interview. Check out some on-set footage from Whitney’s final film, which hits theaters August 17.

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Feb
21
Whitney Houston Gets Down to Madonna’s Halftime Show [Video]

Whitney Houston and Madonna

A week before she passed away, Whitney Houston was seen enjoying fellow pop diva Madonna’s Super Bowl performance. The legendary singer, who stole the show at the Super Bowl in 1991 with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was joined by friends at the bar of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel as they watched the halftime show (for the record, she didn’t have one drink).

Whitney started dancing and clapping along as “Vogue” was performed. “Go Madge!” she can be heard saying in the camera phone footage. Bar patrons tell TMZ that Whitney raved about the performance and reminisced about the days when she would battle Madge on the charts.

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Feb
19
Robin Thicke Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston with ‘Exhale’ Cover

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke honors the incomparable Whitney Houston with a stripped-down cover of her 1995 hit “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” performed on piano. The original, produced by Babyface, appeared on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack and became the third single in history to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100. “This is my tribute to the great Whitney Houston,” tweeted Robin. “Sending my prayers to her family.”

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Feb
18
Aretha Franklin Addresses Absence from Whitney Houston’s Funeral

Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston

One familiar face that was missing from Whitney Houston’s homegoing service was her godmother, Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul had a show last night in New York City, but pulled out of her appearance at today’s funeral in Newark, New Jersey, where she was scheduled to perform. In a message posted on Facebook, she explained that she was unable to travel due to “leg spasms” and sent her prayers to the Houston family. She still plans to perform tonight at Radio City Music Hall. Read her statement below.

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