Vh1 has announced that they will pay homage to the late great singer Whitney Houston at this year’s VH1 Divas show.
VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of ”VH1 Divas,” Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performance in Los Angeles in December, with Houston’s longtime musical director Rickey Minor on board as executive producer. No artists have been confirmed for the tribute to Houston, a three-time performer on “Divas” in 1999, 2002 and 2003.
The tribute has already received the blessing of Houston’s family and her label partners at Sony. “We all felt that if any show could pay tribute to Whitney’s music, it would be ‘Divas,’” VH1 president Tom Calderone tells Billboard. “December felt like enough time where it wouldn’t be sad anymore, you’d want to celebrate her music.”
Even though they have not named the performers yet, I am willing to bet that this show is going to be something special.
In her first interview since he death of her daughter, Cissy Houston says that she did all that she could to save the troubled singer.
In a TV interview that will air on Monday Cissy said “I know I did the best I could. … I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything.”
When asked about Whitney’s legacy Cissy told Brenda Blackmon “She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here … she was a very wonderful person”
Cissy said that even though she is still coping with the grief of losing her daughter she wanted everyone to know that the rumors about Whitney being broke when she passed are false. She said “Whitney did not die broke … she’s not broke. None of that crap
Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick sat down with Entertainment Tonight for an interview that will air tonight. In the interview Dionne said “You know, in all honesty, I think she had a heart attack.” Warwick also answered questions about her opinion on rumors that Whitney died because of drug abuse , “I don’t know if it’s that or not. I think her heart just gave out.”
The results of Whitney’s toxicology report will be released around March 23rd.
Whitney Houston’s will was filed in Atlanta today, and according to TMZ the singer left everything to her only child Bobbi Kristina.
Whitney Houston’s 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina got inconceivably richer the day her mother died — because the singer left Bobbi 100% of her assets in her will … an estate valued at around $20 million.
According to reports, Whitney’s will doesn’t enumerate specific assets — but she leaves ALL furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving children … i.e. Bobbi.
Whitney’s money will be put into a trust fund and Bobbi K. will have access to it in phases. She will get lumps sums of money when she turns 21,25, and 30 years old.
If anybody can get one of the most sought after interviews of the year, you know Oprah can do it.
On Sunday, March 11, Oprah sits down with Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina; her sister-in-law, Patricia Houston; and her brother, Gary Houston, on a special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter airing at 9/8c, only on OWN. Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered. The family also addresses the rumors and speculation surrounding Houston’s death.
According to TMZ, Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy is planning to go back to the hotel room in Beverly Hills where the singer died.
Sources say that Cissy is looking for closure and plans to go back to the room to get it.
According to sources close to Cissy, she wants to go back to room 434 at the Beverly Hilton hotel and reestablish a spiritual connection with her daughter … in order to come to terms with her sudden death.
Cissy plans to pray and spend quiet time in the room in an attempt to help her cope with the death of her daughter.
Singer Ashanti was scheduled to perform a new song on Good Morning America this morning. Due to the circumstances surrounding the death of Whitney Houston, Ashanti decided to switch up her performance and do an impromptu tribute to Whitney. In the video she performs “I Have Nothing” in front of the GMA crowd.
What do you think…
Was this a good tribute, or did Ashanti miss the mark?
Beyonce made a statement on her website in regards to the passing of Whitney Houston.
“The loss of Whitney Houston is painful. I remember meeting Whitney for the first time when I was 15. She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman. Not only was she confident, poised, stunningly beautiful and intelligent, but she was sincere and kind. She took the time to make everyone feel like they were very important to her. I, like every singer, always wanted to be just like her. Her voice was perfect. Strong but soothing. Soulful and classic. Her vibrato, her cadence, her control. So many of my life’s memories are attached to a Whitney Houston song. She is our queen and she opened doors and provided a blueprint for all of us.