#navbar-iframe { display: none !important; } HOUSE OF GLITZ...!!!: 2/12/12 - 2/19/12

Friday, February 17, 2012


As family finalize the funereal details of putting one of music "Greatest Loves Of All " Nippy as her family affectionately calls her to rest we have all the details of the service.  Today they will have a private viewing of the body at the funereal with the family only. 
Whitney Houston will be put to rest in Newark NJ on Saturday afternoon, in a private invitation-only funeral service. 

Flags will fly half -staff  to honor the New Jersey native in spite of the criticism by locals that Houston does not deserve this honor due to her drug problems over the years.  
The family have also declined to host a public wake for the singer and have told fans to stay away from the church. Instead, Houston’s family has opted to allow one camera into the service, and police will block off streets  in a six block radius around the church to insure fans and onlookers will not have access.
Whitney Houston’s funeral will broadcast via MSNBC, CNN, and other stations as well as streamed online, livestream.com/aplive . 

Aretha Franklin will sing a song as requested by Houston mom Cicely Houston no word yet on what that song will be. Kevin Costner, who co-starred with Whitney Houston in "The Bodyguard," will speak at the ceremony, he also hand picked Whitney for that now iconic role.

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in 2008
Marvin Winans, Gospel singer, pastor and close friend of Houston's, will give the eulogy. Marvin Winans also married Houston and her ex-husband Bobby Brown in 1992.

Other guest list reportedly includes Tyler Perry Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder who will also sing,  R&B singers Brandy and Darlene Love, Ray J. Bobby Brown.

Grammy winners Chaka Khan and CeCe Winans, Dionne Warwick who is also Houston cousin and record producer Antionio "L.A." Reid, Clive Davis will also speak, R. Kelly, and many, more.
The service, which will be held at 12 noon New Hope Baptist Church which is Whitney's childhood church. where she sang  in the choir as a teenager. 

Expected to be attended by 1,500 people, Whitney final burial resting place will be at a nearby cemetery where her late father John Russell was laid to rest in 2003.



Chris Breezy Turn Up the Music,” the lead single off his fifth album Fortune. The smooth operator hops in a futuristic cab and soon finds himself in the wildest party of his life.  Peep Video Below:

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Beyonce just popped out Blue Ivy Carter and the hardest working woman in showbiz  is already back to work in the studio, with Mama Tina and Lil sis Solange, daddy Jigga baby blue will be in good hands while Bey reclaim her throne.  

Producer Rayan Tedder, responsible for Beyonce’s hit “Halo”, is currently pitching songs about parenting to the pop star. 

“The conversations about her next album literally just started and there [are] two projects happening,” Tedder mentioned to the BoomBox at the Grammy Awards. “All I can say is you kind of feed her the best that you have and she’s this phenomenal filter and she takes it all in.”

So what can we expect to hear from these new albums? It’s too soon to really know much, but Tedder promises that Beyonce will remain at the vanguard of modern R&B.

 “She’s not interested in 2012, [she's interested in] what’s [going to sound good for] 2013,” he insisted. “Without question she steers the ship. [With] Beyonce, you just let her go, she’s ridiculous, she’s the best.”
In other Beyonce news, rumor has it she will be releasing a maternity line in the upcoming months...Hey money never sleeps!!


Yesterday Lil’ Him aka Kim and her baby hair appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen. As expected, questions regarding the rap phenom’s arch nemesis, Nicki Minaj, were brought up. 

During the 30-minute segment, Kim was asked to critique Minaj’s latest diss to her – “Stupid Hoe.” Go below to see what the Queen Bee had to say… JIGSAW ENOUGH!



Tyreese steams up the screen with a Chilli in his latest video for "Nothing On You" the sweet single off his album Open Invitation.  Peep Video below:

Tyrese "NOTHING ON YOU" Music Video from Voltron Recordz on Vimeo.

New Music: Busta Rhymes Ft. Chris Brown, Missy Elliot & Lil’ Wayne – “Why Stop Now (Remix)”

Weeks ago, Busta Rhymes premiered the Hype Williams-directed video for his single, “Why Stop Now,” lifted from his forthcoming Young Money debut, E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End of the World.

Now, Busta enlists his “twin,” Missy Elliot, and his labelmate, Lil’ Wayne, for the remix. Listen below!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Let's first start by saying how pretty do they look, makeup flawless! As condolences to Whitney Houstons’s family continue to flood through the media, two of her biggest fans have expressed their thoughts about the passing of their mentor. E! Online caught up with the Brandy and Monica on the set of the video for their new single, ‘It All Belongs To Me’, and the former became particularly emotional about Houston’s death.
Brandy made it very clear that Houston was the reason that she started singing and she promised to make every future decision in honor of her idol’s legacy. Monica was also very honest about her feelings regarding Houston’s death but she focused more on the joyful experiences that they shared.
Watch Brandy and Monica’s interview with E! Online below:

Listen to Monica & Brandy new song "IT All Belongs To Me " below:


It's no secret these two had a crazy 17 year marriage, and Bobby Brown is rumored to be the first person to introduce Whitney Houston to drugs hence the ill feelings the family feels toward him. As a matter of fact Bobby believes Whitney's mother Cissy Houston and the rest of the family are making it difficult for him to connect with the 18-year-old.

Sources told the site that since Bobby arrived back in Los Angeles on Sunday night he has not seen or spoken to Bobbi Kristina.  
Sources close to Bobby said that people connected to the Houston family have reached out to Bobby to warn him that he shouldn’t attempt to attend the funeral because the family isn’t fond of him.

However sources we’re told Bobby has not received any OFFICIAL word from the family about his invite status.

Sources say Bobby WANTS to attend the funeral so he can support his daughter Bobbi Kristina, but he hasn’t decided on a plan of action yet. Bobby is hoping the family will be able to set aside their differences so they all can focus on mourning the loss of their loved one.

Brown sent me a statement commenting on the health of his daughter Bobbi-Kristina:

“My daughter Bobbi-Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi-Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected.” Said Bobby Brown.


Lil Kim love song (Yawn Z z z)...to her fans this Valentine’s Day, the new song “If You Love Me" hit the airwaves yesterday.  Let's face it jigsaw is done!  Kim will be a guest on Bravo’s talk show “Watch What Happens Live” today, listen to the song below:


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


As the world continues to mourn the lost of such a great voice Whitney Houston, slimmed down beautiful  Janet Jackson chatted with Anderson Cooper. The superstar discussed her feelings about the sudden death of Whitney Houston, and offered advice to Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina.
During her appearance on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show. “It’s very, very devastating and I pray for her and her family, even Bobby,” said a grief-stricken Janet.
On her reaction to the tragic news: “I couldn’t believe it. Immediately I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew to let them know and I was speechless. I could not believe it.”

On Whitney’s talent: “Incredible. She was known as the voice. When she would open her mouth and this instrument would come out, you would obviously understand why. She was such a sweet, sweet soul, especially back in the early ’80s and early ’90s is when I connected with Whitney the most. It doesn’t matter if we were doing an awards show, we would always take the time out to find one another. Either she’d come to my dressing room to say hey and I’d be in makeup, or I’d find her in her dressing room to say hey. We always found time to talk to one another. She was such a sweet soul.”
On her advice to Bobbi Kristina: “It’s a very, very tough time. Even though it’s still a loss. I lost my brother, she lost her mother. There’s still a difference, even though there’s a still a loss to a family. I don’t know what that’s like being so young. It was hard for me. It was very, very difficult for me. I didn’t want to accept it, it’s very difficult. You have to come to terms at some point. You have to actually give it up to God and it sounds so mean, but you have to move on. You can’t hold onto that because it can be very devastating. Sometimes therapy is the best thing.”

Peep Interview Below: 


She's home now, at the place were she will be laid to rest.  Tyler Perry  private jet carrying the pop icon's body touched down at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport at approximately 10:30 p.m., local time, according to WABC-TV.  

The L.A. coroner's office returned her body to her family yesterday morning, and the body was set to be flown to the Garden State late yesterday, according to two anonymous family sources and the Associated Press.
Whitney's family said a wake could be held Thursday and a funeral Friday at Newark's Prudential Center, a sports and events arena that seats about 18,000 people. 

Funeral arrangements were being made by Newark's Whigham Funeral Home, which handled the 2003 funeral of Whitney's father, John Houston, according to the AP's sources.
And already across from the funereal home Bashir Rasheed sold T-shirts reading "In Memory of Whitney Houston 1963-2012" for $10 apiece, seriously way too soon for that. 

Also her mother really wanted her to buried in Atlanta, because sources are saying that's were she had her last fond memories of her daughter, but after careful consideration they are laying her in NJ where her father is also laid to rest at.

The L.A. coroner's office says some prescription medicines were found in Whitney's Beverly Hills Hotel room, but not in large quantities.  Houston was born in Newark on Aug. 9, 1953—and, while her family is not releasing any information about her final resting place yet, that appears to be where she will remain from here on out.


Ashanti paid her respect to her idol Whitney Houston with a nice performance on “Good Morning America.” The R&B singer covered Houston’s classic “I Have Nothing,” which she has performed live before, and tweeted about the loss of the late legend.

“I still can not believe we have lost one of the most, powerful, soulful, soothing and classic voices of our time,” wrote Ashanti. “Her beauty, strength and poise touched millions around the world. She paved they way for women such as myself and her music brought generations together.  My heart goes out to her daughter and family. RIP the Amazing Whitney Houston.”

She also spoke with host Robin Roberts and performed her new single “The Woman You Love.” and just when we wanted to keep the clapping going, she song this below: YAWN Z z z!

Monday, February 13, 2012

VIDEO: Bobby Brown Cries During Performance After Learning Of Whitney Death

Bobby Brown was on stage when Whitney Houston passed, her ex- husband, Bobby Brown, mourned in his own way. Saturday night, just hours after learning Whitney died the show must go in and Bobby had to stand on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans.

He couldn’t help but break down in tears.

Watch video below.  

“First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all,” he told fans gathered at a nearly sold-out 7,500-seat venue in northern Mississippi. “Second, I would like to say, ‘I love you, Whitney.’ The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage.”
He was on stage as part of the New Edition reunion tour at the Landers Center in Southaven.
Despite the untimely death of Houston, Bobby decided to go through with the performance because he wanted to show respect to his loyal New Edition fans.

He was able to perform through tears and broken verses, at least 10 songs, before finally being overwhelmed with emotion and grief.

Fellow New Edition members also honored Houston and acknowledged the legendary singer during the performance.


Previously we reported, last Thursday Houston was seen happy partying with Clive Davis, friends and family, but lets rewind the clock and go deeper into the final days before the most memorable voice was silenced. On Saturday, the world lost the "Heart" of real R & B Whitney Houston at the age of 48. Fans and Family are reeling as they put together a timeline of the days leading up to her untimely death.  
Thursday, Feb. 9:

Houston was a guest at Grammy nominee Kelly Price's party, "Kelly Price and Friends Unplugged: For the Love of R&B Grammy Party" at the nightclub, Tru Hollywood.

Houston was there with her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and performed a duet with Price in the early hours of Friday morning, in what would become her last performance, which we previously posted.

At the party, Houston reportedly clashed with singer and former "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, who had credited Houston as her inspiration.
Houston and Francis were re-introduced at the party and all seemed fine , but "Whitney just got belligerent," a witness told The Hollywood Reporter. "Ray was trying to defend Stacy, telling Whitney, 'Stacy's family!', but Whitney was feeling crowded out and hands were raised."
The witness said that no punches were ultimately thrown, but that it was a tense exchange.  Photos taken later that night showed Houston disheveled, agitated and bloated as she left. Reportedly had to be escorted from the club with blood dripping down her leg and scratches on her wrist.

Friends said she was simply sweating from the performance.  
Kelly Price "There was nothing wrong. She was singing, she was dancing, she was laughing, she was playing," "I'm going to remember her just like that because that's the Whitney I always had the pleasure of being around."
Friday, Feb. 10:

Houston reportedly spent Friday night at the bar of the Beverly Hilton hotel with a group of friends. She was at the bar for a long time, drinking and being very loud, according to TMZ.  Houston also reportedly reeked of acohol  and skipping and doing handstands in the pool area of the hotel. Houston was staying at the hotel to attend music industry executive Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy bash.

Saturday, Feb. 11:

Houston had been planning to attend friend and mentor Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night.

At some point in the morning or early afternoon, Houston's cousin, the singer Dionne Warwick, spoke to Houston over the phone to make sure they were seated at the same table at Davis' party. At this point, there were no signs of trouble, according to TMZ.

Around 3:15 p.m., Houston spoke to her mother, Cissy Houston, and everything still seemed to be fine.

Less than 30 minute later, at 3:43 p.m., someone from Houston's entourage called hotel security when they found an unresponsive Houston in her hotel room bathtub.  Whitney's aunt, Mary Jones, who discovered Whitney's body in the bathtub. 

Mary had laid out Whitney's dress for the evening on the bed and the left for about a half hour. When Whitney didn't come out of the bathroom, Mary entered, pulled Whitney out of the tub and began administering CPR.
Police, who were already on the scene in preparation for the event later in the evening, arrived at Houston's room two minute later.

Officials tried to resuscitate the 48-year-old singer with CPR but were unable to revive her. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. He said there were "no obvious signs of foul play and no obvious signs of a cause of death."
Los Angeles coroner's office officials left with Houston's body around 1:50 a.m. The coroner's office declined to speculate how Houston died when asked about reports that she may have drowned. Bobbi Kristina showed up on the 4th floor of the Beverly Hilton several hours after Whitney's death. 
Sources are saying when officers informed her no one was allowed to see the body -- BK screamed, cursed and demanded to see her mother.  Ray J and Dionne Warwick were turned away also. 
Dionne Wariwck
Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized twice since her mother's passing and we're told her family fears she might be suicidal. Bobby Brown has left his reunion tour with New Edition and flown to Los Angeles to be with his distraught daughter, pictured below with now fiancee, arriving at LAX.
The Clive Davis party went on as planned, with Davis saying that is what Houston would have wanted.  Whitney Houston's family was told by L.A. County Coroner officials ... the singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs  mixed with alcohol.
Docs are saying there was not enough water in her lungs to have been drowned.  But the official cause of death will most likely be a mystery for weeks, once the toxicology report comes in.

2012 Grammy Awards host wasted no time addressing the passing of Whitney Houston, leading the star-packed audience in a prayer in her honor. 

Immediately after, LL showed a clip of Whitney singing "I Will Always Love You" at the Grammys back in 1994.  R.I.P. WHITNEY HOUSTON....WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!  


Alicia Keys wearing Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2012 Couture fitted LBD with padded shoulders and hubby Swizz Beatz arrives at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Adele makes a statement in her Giorgio Armani black sequin dress
Dirty blonde Ri Ri dipped in a black plunging neckline, low back, high split gorgeous Giorgio Armani dress

Rihanna shared the big night with her father and baby brother...how cute!
Kelly Rowland is gorgeous in her Alberta Ferretti dress

DJ Khaled, Rick Ross & Kelly Rowland

Little Red Riding Hood? Nope Nicki Minaj arrives dressed like a GOT DAMN FOOL! But wait as she pisses off the Catholic church she actually wearing one-of-a-kind scarlet satin Versace robe with the labels signature Medusa head emblazoned across the skirt.

Host LL Cool J arrived wearing a black velvet Giorgio Armani double-breasted evening jacket with grosgrain lapels along with classic evening pants

Diana Ross poses with the Lifetime Achievement Award 

Jessie J. looks stunning 
wearing a structured Julien Macdonald silver fully embellished bustier gown with a mermaid hemline.

John Legend and fiancee Chrissy Tiegen 
Roll one Wiz  Khalifa and Amber Rose

J.Cole had his proud mama on his arm at the Grammy Awards
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