Remembering Whitney Houston, 1963-2012 [Videos]

To commemorate the life and untimely death of Whitney Houston I’ve put together a video collection of some of her greatest hits. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, it’s sad we pay homage to the greats only once they’ve passed. We often forget the magnitude of their talents and contribution to the entertainment world only when it’s too late.

My fondest memory of Whitney was during a ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearance, promoting her 1996 film ‘The Preacher’s Wife’, in true Whitney fashion, she brought the house down. I don’t know if she knew how much she meant to the music world and how much of an impact she had on many people’s lives, including mine. It was because of Whitney that I fell in love with music. We were all rooting for her to remain strong and get back to who she was. And that voice!!! No one or nothing can be compared to her legacy. We love you!

“I Will Always Love You”

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Celebrities Respond To Whitney Houston’s Death (1963-2012)

In wake of Whitney Houston‘s death, many celebs and friends immediately took to social media, Twitter, to express their sadness, disbelief, grief and well wishes to Houston’s family.

Mariah Carey tweeted, “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”

Aretha Franklin, Whitney’s godmother Aretha Franklin, wrote “I just can’t talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen. My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby.”

Alicia Keys, “I feel sick…. Life is precious, we are fragile souls. Let’s love each other! I miss you beautiful Whitney, the whole world misses you!!”

Singer Rihanna tweeted, “No words! Just tears #DearWhitney. I honestly can’t think of anything else!!! Feels so strange being at the Grammy rehearsal right now!!”

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Whitney Houston Dead At 48

In some shocking news this evening, Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.

The Associated Press reports,  the singer has died but, at the moment, no one is able to confirm just how so. The news was confirmed by Houston’s publicist Kristen Foster. She was found, by her bodyguard, in her Beverly Hilton hotel room in Beverly Hills at approximately 3:55pm (6:55pm ET).

Houston was set to appear at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party. Davis, the man responsible for discovering the singer as a teen and her longtime mentor or friend. For a short while, Davis contemplated cancelling the party to hold a gathering of close family and friends to remember the late singer but have since resumed the event. She leaves behind daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 18, with ex-husband and singer Bobby Brown.

Houston has been plagued with a faltering music career and substance abuse and drug addiction for nearly two decades. Although stated in a 2009 interview that she kicked her habit, it’s believe, she may have still struggled to stay sober.

It’s almost eerie to think one of the best vocalist of our time has died on the eve of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Truly devastating.

Story still developing……

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Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut (First Photos)

The first photos of Jay Z and Beyonce‘s one month old daughter Blue Ivy Carter were released last night when proud aunt Solange Knowles shared a Tumblr weblink introducing Blue to the world.
Solange wrote, “THE PROUDEST AUNT IN THE WORLD….OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD! #HelloBlue :))) helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com


Wow, isn’t she just gorgeous!!!

Upon entering the site, Beyonce writes a personal message introducing her daughter to the world.

“We welcome you to share in our joy.
Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives.
- The Carter Family

You also find some more photos of, perhaps, the most famous baby in the world.

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Madonna Upset With M.I.A For Giving The Finger During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Madonna spoke for the first time on her reaction to fellow artist M.I.A giving the middle finger during her Super Bowl halftime show.

During her Friday morning interview with Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS-FM radio show, she says, “I didn’t know about it until I left. I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it,” she said. She found out in the elevator on the way out of the venue.

“I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative. It’s one of the those things, it’s such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do…there was such a feeling of love and unity there what was the point? It was just out of place.”

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‘Baseketball Wives: Miami’ Season 4 Extended Trailer

In the new sneek peak for VH1′s hit reality show, ‘Basketball Wives: Miami’ season 4, former BFF’s Evelyn and Jennifer‘s feud reaches an all time high during a group dinner bringing all the ladies together. Although the premiere have yet to air, they’re already at each others throats. But, it’s still unclear just what happened with these two to cause the rift. My guess, jealousy and envy.

Surprisingly Tami seems to have calm down a bit, staying out of Ev and Jen’s dispute but she sure didn’t pass up the opportunity to intimidate the new girl.

Two newcomers Kesha Nichols and Kenya Bell join the ladies and all their shenanigans but only time will tell to reveal what roles, if any, they’ll play in all the drama.

And, it seems, Royce and Suzi will be on the sidelines doing all the observing instead of being Evelyn and Jen’s punching bags.

Watch below to see the altercation go down.

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LA Judge Orders Chris Brown To Remain Under “Supervised Probation”

So much for those Chris Brown and Rihanna reconciliation rumors. A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Brown should stay under supervised probation.

For weeks, its been rumored that the former couple were on the road to reconcile their past relationship. Although, the relationship ended abruptly when Brown assaulted Rihanna in early 2009 the two have since let go of the past and even sparked a friendship, according to a Brown rep.

According to the LA Times, on Thursday, nearly three years to the day after Chris Brown was charged with assaulting Rihanna, leaving her bloodied, bruised and unable to perform at the Grammys, a judge has decided that Brown should continue serving his five-year probation sentence.

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[Throwback] Soul For Real: “Candy Rain”

Soul For Real is an R&B group, from Wheatley Heights, New York, comprised of brothers, Andre, Brian, Christopher, and Jason (the youngest and lead singer). The group, who signed with Andre Harrelll’s Uptown Records in 1992, gained instant fame with debut single “Candy Rain” in 1995. Although they went on to do well with follow up single “Every Little Thing I Do”, “Candy Rain”, produced by the late Heavy D is still the group’s most memorable and only #1 single.

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Ladies, Would You Join Your Man During A Night At The Strip Club?

Times have certainly changed. Years ago, I remember it was considered taboo for a man, one that’s involved anyway, to go to a strip club and even let his woman find out about it. Not anymore, apparently. Women are now tagging along with their men to enjoy a peep show or two.

In the last decade, women have become accustomed to a girls night out at the strip club, and I’m not talking about going to see men strip. It may not have been uncommon back in the 90′s or even in the early 2000′s, but its certainly become a not so odd choice for an entertaining evening. Whether they want to admit it or not, women like to watch other women strip. For some of us, it’s fun, just another form of entertainment, and, who knows, you may even pick up a few tricks to take back home. I don’t know about you, but sweaty men, gyrating and fondling themselves is not my idea of a fun night. At least with women it’s more of an art form (in my opinion anyway). Aside from the obvious, it takes great technique and upper body strength. It’s not easy sliding, gyrating, splitting, and flipping up and down a pole, and, hey, if she can move, even better. So why shouldn’t couples enjoy a good strip show together? It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you’ll be with your man, enjoying the show, and spend less time worried about what he’s doing without you.

Case and point, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his and children’s mother, Monyetta Shaw, enjoyed a night out together at an Atlanta strip club over the weekend. After TMZ revealed some shocking photos, of the singer and girlfriend, many people immediately dished out their disdain for the way the couple decided to entertain themselves.

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[Official Video] Jay Z And Kanye: “Ni**as In Paris”

I was some how under the impression that a video for Jay Z & Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” had already been released. It’s been so long since single made its debut that I’d almost forgotten about it. Well, without further adue, check out the video below.

I’m actually happy they chose to do a video where they’re performing on tour overseas. Another big budget video where rappers show off their major bling, nice cars and disposal cash flow would have been totally overdone.

A Week In Fashion With Solange Knowles

Thanks to Vogue magazine, singer-songwriter, model and occasional DJ, Solange Knowles, takes us a long for an entire week as she shares her style and fashion trends she’s loving at the moment.

Here are a few looks Solange reveals with a brief description of what she’s wearing below and why.

Feb. 9th


“This is a vintage sweater that my friend picked up while we were thrifting. She wasn’t sure about it…I was VERY sure about it…now it’s mine, all mine! I’m wearing it with an American Apparel pleated skirt, a Phillip Lim belt and Prada dragonfly shoes (on feet that need lotion, fast!).”

Feb. 8th

“Off to the studio in a Velvet sweater, Zara trousers, Mulberry Alexa and Linda Farrow sunglasses.”

Feb. 7th

“Today I’m wearing a Proenza Schouler jacket with a DVF blouse, Armani trousers, a vintage YSL envelope clutch (which you can see close-up in the next photo), Lorraine Schwartz turquoise earrings, an Urban Outfitters hat and Lia Spohia and Konstantino rings.”

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