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'Whitney' trailer gives intimate look at an icon

The documentary "Whitney" gives a never-before-seen look into the life of Whitney Houston.         The documentary "Whitney" gives a never-before-seen look into the life of Whitney Houston.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 17th, 2018

Whitney Houston"s Mom Cissy Breaks Her Silence Over Sexual Abuse Allegation

Whitney Houston‘s mother, Cissy Houston, and Cissy‘s niece Dionne Warwick are breaking their silence on the allegation of sexual abuse made in the new documentary Whitney. The documentary debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, and made the allegation that Whitney was molested by her cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, when she was a child. Whitney‘s brother [...] Whitney Houston‘s mother, Cissy Houston, and Cissy‘s niece Dionne Warwick are breaking their silence on the allegation of sexual abuse made in the new documentary Whitney. The documentary debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, and made the allegation that Whitney was molested by her cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, when she was a child. Whitney‘s brother Gary also made an allegation in the documentary that he was molested by Dee Dee, who died in 2008. The Whitney documentary is now available to see in theaters now. Click inside to read the joint statement made by Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick… “In the documentary, which premiered almost two months ago at the Cannes Film Festival, a claim is made that Whitney was molested by Dee Dee Warwick, her cousin and Dionne‘s sister. My niece Dionne Warwick and I make this statement to raise our voices above the din surrounding the release of the film, Whitney. Although the film is marketed as a Houston Family approved/endorsed project, neither my son, Michael, Dionne nor I knew of the allegations of abuse, the direction the film would take, until two days before the screening at Cannes. We cannot, however, overstate the shock and horror we feel and the difficulty we have believing that my niece Dee Dee Warwick (Dionne’s sister) molested two of my three children. I’ve been told—as justification for the invasive theme of this film—that Whitney was a public person and therefore the public has a right to know any and everything about her. I say, NO, she was a famous person … a singer, an actress, a quiet but generous philanthropist. She wasn’t running for office, asking for money or trying to win the right to run anyone’s life. Her job does not entitle the “public” to know every intimate detail of her life beyond what she herself revealed during her lifetime. Although she spoke about her struggle with drugs, the interventions, her daughter Krissi and issues in her marriage, she never PUBLICLY spoke about her father’s stealing from her or revealed any claim that she had been molested. IF she was molested I do not believe she would have wanted it to be revealed for the first time to thousands, maybe millions of people in a film. How I wish I could ask Dee Dee and Nippy what happened, but this film distinguishes itself from the other films about her by spreading rumor, innuendo and hearsay; leaving questions to which I’ll never have the answers.” For the full statement, head over to People......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 11th, 2018

Whitney Houston Documentary Trailer Features Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, & More - Watch Now!

Fans of Whitney Houston are in for a treat – the trailer for her upcoming documentary Whitney is finally here, offering an intimate look inside her life. The footage of the late “I Will Always Love You” singer was released on Wednesday (May 16) at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Officially sanctioned [...] Fans of Whitney Houston are in for a treat – the trailer for her upcoming documentary Whitney is finally here, offering an intimate look inside her life. The footage of the late “I Will Always Love You” singer was released on Wednesday (May 16) at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Officially sanctioned by Whitney‘s estate, it features the singer as she deals with her family life, fame, and struggles with drug addiction. It also touches on her relationships with former husband Bobby Brown, mother Cissy Houston, longtime friend Robyn Crawford, Paula Abdul, Clive Davis, and her The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner. The doc is an “intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind ‘The Voice,’ who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.” Whitney hits theaters on July 6. Watch the trailer below! Whitney | Official Trailer | In Theaters July 6.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 16th, 2018

"Whitney" Documentary Reveals First Teaser Trailer - Watch Now!

The first teaser trailer for Whitney has arrived. The upcoming documentary about the life of the late Whitney Houston hits theaters on July 6. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Houston The documentary is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light [...] The first teaser trailer for Whitney has arrived. The upcoming documentary about the life of the late Whitney Houston hits theaters on July 6. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Houston The documentary is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of her life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, director Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past. Watch the trailer below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 27th, 2018

Why Bobby Brown Holds Back Talking About Whitney Houston in 'Whitney' Documentary (Exclusive) - Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment TonightWhy Bobby Brown Holds Back Talking About Whitney Houston in 'Whitney' Documentary (Exclusive)Entertainment TonightWhitney is being billed as an "intimate, unflinching" look back on the triumphant life and tragic death of Whitney Houston, a definitive documentary about the singer and the first-ever authorized by her family -- many of whom speak openly about Whitney ...'Whitney' Film Review: Whitney Houston's Rise and Fall Captured in Somber, Exhaustive PortraitTheWrapThe New Whitney Houston Documentary Is Painfully BleakJezebelWill Gompertz reviews the documentary about singer Whitney HoustonBBC NewsPOPSUGAR -NOLA.com -Chicago Tribune -Micall 34 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 7th, 2018

Whitney Cummings Exits Role as "Roseanne" Co-Showrunner

Whitney Cummings will not return as a co-showrunner for the upcoming 11th season of Roseanne. Bruce Helford will act as the sole showrunner for the upcoming expanded season and he opened up to THR about Whitney‘s exit from the series. “I think Whitney is going to be too busy,” Helford said. “Whitney is always a [...] Whitney Cummings will not return as a co-showrunner for the upcoming 11th season of Roseanne. Bruce Helford will act as the sole showrunner for the upcoming expanded season and he opened up to THR about Whitney‘s exit from the series. “I think Whitney is going to be too busy,” Helford said. “Whitney is always a member of the family of the show but she’s got so much going on. I don’t know how she had time to work on the show in the first place. I don’t think she’ll be able to join us in the capacity she was joining us in this first season.” Whitney was still in grade school when the original series was on TV and she has said that she “became the PC police” for the revival. “I was the ‘you can’t say that anymore’ and ‘now this is the word we use’ one,” Whitney said. “And they were like, ‘Yeah, but that’s not how people in this town at this age in this income bracket talk.’ And I learned, it’s not about what we would say, it’s about what they would say.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 18th, 2018

'Whitney' trailer gives intimate look at an icon

The documentary "Whitney" gives a never-before-seen look into the life of Whitney Houston.         The documentary "Whitney" gives a never-before-seen look into the life of Whitney Houston.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 17th, 2018

'Whitney' offers an unflinching look at Whitney Houston's triumphs and tragedies - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times'Whitney' offers an unflinching look at Whitney Houston's triumphs and tragediesLos Angeles Times"The biggest devil is me," Whitney Houston told Diane Sawyer in her most infamous interview. It was an exchange confirming years of speculation that the pop superstar had struggled with substance abuse, a dependency that ultimately contributed to her ...Whitney Houston Documentary Trailer Features Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, & More - Watch Now!Just JaredCannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee WarwickWashington PostDee Dee Warwick: 5 Things On The Singer Who Allegedly Sexually Abused Whitney HoustonHollywood LifeNoisey -FanSided -PureWowall 99 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzMay 17th, 2018

Dionne Warwick Slams Claim That Her Sister Sexually Abused Whitney Houston — Watch HERE

Dionne Warwrick is tired of this crap!!! The legendary singer is speaking out about molestation allegations against her sister Dee Dee that surfaced in the new documentary Whitney, which dives deep into the life and death of Warwick's late cousin Whitney Houston. Related: Whitney's Mother Reportedly Suffering From Dementia As we've reported, allegations are floating around that Dee [...] Dionne Warwrick is tired of this crap!!! The legendary singer is speaking out about molestation allegations against her sister Dee Dee that surfaced in the new documentary Whitney, which dives deep into the life and death of Warwick's late cousin Whitney Houston. Related: Whitney's Mother Reportedly Suffering From Dementia As we've reported, allegations are floating around that Dee Dee supposedly molested Whitney (and her siblings) when Houston was a child (Dee Dee was around 20 years older than Whitney), but Dionne is ready to put a stop to all that "insanity," as she terms it. So, the legendary singer went on Larry King Now to clear the air with host Larry King -- and you can watch the whole thing go down (above). Thoughts, Perezcious readers?! Share 'em in the comments (below)........»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 3rd, 2018

All The Times Whitney Port Was Brutally Honest AF!

Whitney Port has become quite the mommy vlogger! And that's all thanks to The Hills alum's candor while filming her YouTube channel. In case you missed it, back in August, Port got SUPER REAL about her breastfeeding struggles as she compared the task to someone "slicing [her] nipples with glass." Ouchie! But, also, PREACH! Thankfully, this isn't [...] Whitney Port has become quite the mommy vlogger! And that's all thanks to The Hills alum's candor while filming her YouTube channel. In case you missed it, back in August, Port got SUPER REAL about her breastfeeding struggles as she compared the task to someone "slicing [her] nipples with glass." Ouchie! But, also, PREACH! Thankfully, this isn't the only time the new mom's been brutally honest with the world. Be sure to ch-ch-check out the other memorable moments for yourself (below)... CLICK HERE to view "All The Times Whitney Port Was Brutally Honest AF!" CLICK HERE to view "All The Times Whitney Port Was Brutally Honest AF!" CLICK HERE to view "All The Times Whitney Port Was Brutally Honest AF!" CLICK HERE to view "All The Times Whitney Port Was Brutally Honest AF!" CLICK HERE to view "All The Times Whitney Port Was Brutally Honest AF!" [Image via Whitney Port/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 24th, 2018

Whitney Port Gets Brutally Honest About Gaining Weight, Her Vagina, & "That Line On Your Belly" In Baby Diary Vid!

We LOVE how honest Whitney Port is being about having a baby! The Hills alum has been keeping a public video diary of her experience since March, and last week's Chapter 26 — entitled "I Love My Baby, But I Wish My Body Didn't Have To Change" is about as real as it gets. Whitney says she [...] We LOVE how honest Whitney Port is being about having a baby! The Hills alum has been keeping a public video diary of her experience since March, and last week's Chapter 26 -- entitled "I Love My Baby, But I Wish My Body Didn't Have To Change" is about as real as it gets. Whitney says she "ended up gaining 40 lbs." over the course of her pregnancy with baby Sonny, something that was tough for someone for whom fitness has been really important. Related: Whitney Reveals The Cute Story Behind Her Son's Name! Though she says she feels "a little superficial" for caring about this stuff, she's just trying to be as honest as possible about her feelings and her fears. Speaking to her husband, Tim Rosenman, who works the camera, she admits: "Gaining the weight was really hard for me. I did not feel good about myself. I didn't want to get dressed; putting together outfits for work or events or whatever I had to do, honestly just everyday stuff, was a stressful thing for me because I just hated how I looked." She adds: "I thought a lot about if you were attracted to me and that was hard because I was never insecure before... Sometimes I'd be so crazy I'd put myself in your position and be like, 'I wonder if Timmy gained 40 pounds and had, like, a huge basketball sticking out of his stomach if I'd still be attracted.' And I don't know!" Whitney says she expected to be one of those moms who immediately bounced back and lost all the weight, but that she has not really been ready to try. Photos: The Hills Cast: Where Are They Now? Apart from being "softer" than she ever wanted to be, Whitney also takes time to talk about, well, her port. She explains: "Having a vaginal delivery changes everything down there, and that's something that's really not discussed, like what it's actually going to do and that there's a really long recovery afterwards. And it's painful and uncomfortable. And along with having to take care of a newborn, you also have, like, a whole other situation to take care of." That sounds so awful! "I had a lot of anxiety about what labor would do to my body. Obviously don't need to go into gory details, but as women I think that's something that we think about. You're pushing (for me) an 8 pound baby out of a little teeny hole. And not to embarrass you, but I was obviously concerned about what that was going to do to our sex life... If it would feel the same, if you would feel the same way about me." Whitney ends the video by asking some questions of moms who watch: "When does that line on your belly go away? Because that's bothering me, that happy trail line... Do your nipples go back to normal? Because that would be nice to know." See the entire vid for yourself (below)! [Image via Instagram/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 26th, 2017

Whitney Port Steps Out with Her Hubby a Week After Giving Birth

Whitney Port is joined by her husband Tim Rosenman while doing some shopping at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning (August 6) in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old reality star and fashion designer welcomed her first child into the world on July 27. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Port Whitney gave birth to [...] Whitney Port is joined by her husband Tim Rosenman while doing some shopping at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning (August 6) in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old reality star and fashion designer welcomed her first child into the world on July 27. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Port Whitney gave birth to a baby boy named Sonny and she updated her fans about her newborn son a few days later. It looks like Whitney is doing great after becoming a mom! (function(d, s, id) { if (d.getElementById(id)) return; var js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = '//cdn4.wibbitz.com/static.js'; d.getElementsByTagName('body')[0].appendChild(js); }(document, 'script', 'wibbitz-static-embed')); 35+ pictures inside of Whitney Port shopping with her husband….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 6th, 2017

OG Icon Will Smith Once Again Trolls His Son With A New Verse On Jaden"s Track Icon — Check It!

Don't you forget who the original icon is, Jaden Smith! Will Smith released his own version of his son's "ridiculous" track Icon this week, adding his own verse to remind the 19-year-old exactly why he's an icon living. Poking fun at Jaden's lyrics, Big Willy raps, "boy you know why you is an icon living? You was [...] Don't you forget who the original icon is, Jaden Smith! Will Smith released his own version of his son's "ridiculous" track Icon this week, adding his own verse to remind the 19-year-old exactly why he's an icon living. Poking fun at Jaden's lyrics, Big Willy raps, "boy you know why you is an icon living? You was born from an icon living." The family power struggles are real! Video: Will Raps About Jada Divorce Rumors In NEW Track! The new video includes clips from Will's previous parody version of the music video, along with clips of him learning Spanish with collaborator Nicky Jam for the Reggaeton remix of the song. Ch-ch-check out the OG icon trolling his iconic offspring (below)! For the record, fans are kind of loving it: yo, will smith ain’t fuckin around! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GxI9NIwQ1O — brian b.dot™ miller (@bdotTM) June 6, 2018 Iconic, no? [Image via Instagram & Will Smith/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 6th, 2018

Prepare For Bombshells! Watch The New Trailer For The Whitney Houston Documentary HERE!

Such a rollercoaster of emotions! So much nostalgia!!! The official trailer for Whitney was just released, and we are loving the quick-but-thorough teaser look at the incredible life and career of pop icon Whitney Houston! Ch-ch-check out the full trailer (above), and let us know in the comments (below) what y'all thought!!! P.S. — the doc hits [...] Such a rollercoaster of emotions! So much nostalgia!!! The official trailer for Whitney was just released, and we are loving the quick-but-thorough teaser look at the incredible life and career of pop icon Whitney Houston! Ch-ch-check out the full trailer (above), and let us know in the comments (below) what y'all thought!!! P.S. -- the doc hits theaters on July 6......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 16th, 2018

Whitney Port Reveals The Cute Story Behind Her Son"s Name!

What's in a name? A lot, apparently! While decorating her bedroom and nursery with help from Joss & Main, Whitney Port revealed to People the story behind her son's moniker! ICYMI, The Hills alum and husband Tim Rosenman welcomed their bundle of joy Sonny Sanford on July 27. Related: Whitney Port Still Binge Watches The Hills Apparently, Miz Port's [...] What's in a name? A lot, apparently! While decorating her bedroom and nursery with help from Joss & Main, Whitney Port revealed to People the story behind her son's moniker! ICYMI, The Hills alum and husband Tim Rosenman welcomed their bundle of joy Sonny Sanford on July 27. Related: Whitney Port Still Binge Watches The Hills Apparently, Miz Port's hubby discovered the name from a Paul Simon tune! Whitney shared: "I have to give all the credit to Timmy... He heard it in a Paul Simon song called Obvious Child. There's a lyric in it about a little boy named Sonny... We just have always loved that song. So he was in the car and heard it and came home and told me about it, and I was like, 'Oh my God."' Overall, the reality TV personality thought it would be a really unique name for her boy! "I heard Sunny for a girl, but I don't really know any little boys named Sonny with an 'O'... So it was just the cutest little name, and now he's such a Sonny." Speaking of little girls and boys, does the 32-year-old want to give Sonny a sibling anytime soon? "We'd love Sonny to have a brother or a sister... We want to continue to grow our family, but definitely not anytime soon." Whitney and Tim are taking their sweet time! [Image via Whitney Port/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 26th, 2017

Pregnant Whitney Port Shows Off Growing Bump On a Hike

Whitney Port is currently pregnant with her first child and that’s not stopping her from keeping up with her fitness! The 32-year-old reality star went for a hike this week in Los Angeles and kept hydrated with an Aladdin water bottle in hand. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Port Whitney is getting [...] Whitney Port is currently pregnant with her first child and that’s not stopping her from keeping up with her fitness! The 32-year-old reality star went for a hike this week in Los Angeles and kept hydrated with an Aladdin water bottle in hand. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Whitney Port Whitney is getting ready to pop any day now. “Days away from welcoming our baby!” she wrote on her Instagram account this week. Whitney and her husband Tim Rosenman tied the knot back in 2015......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 21st, 2017

Whitney Port Gives Birth To Her First Child — See The First Pics Of Her Beautiful Baby Boy HERE!

Whitney Port is a new mommy! TV producer Tim Rosenman and his blushing bride welcomed a baby BOY on Thursday! On Monday, The Hills alum announced she had given birth to Sonny Sanford Rosenman — and everyone is now at home, happy and healthy! Yay! The former reality star penned to her blog: "No big deal, but I [...] Whitney Port is a new mommy! TV producer Tim Rosenman and his blushing bride welcomed a baby BOY on Thursday! On Monday, The Hills alum announced she had given birth to Sonny Sanford Rosenman -- and everyone is now at home, happy and healthy! Yay! The former reality star penned to her blog: "No big deal, but I created another human being and then delivered him into the world at 12:30am Thursday morning. Timmy and I named the little man Sonny and I'm in love." Related: Whitney Didn't Have Sex While Pregnant! She added: "We've all heard mothers give the same speech about how life changing the love for your baby is, and it's not like I didn't believe it or anything, but I guess I couldn't actually connect to those exact feelings until the doctor placed Sonny onto my chest. I love him and feel protective over him, but more than anything, I'm just like obsessed. I can't stop looking at him, or thinking about him when I am in another room. It's a bit like getting a toy you really really wanted as a child. There was all the anticipation and build up, and then you open it and you love it. Unlike the toy, however, I am obviously never going to get sick of Sonny, and he poops. All kidding aside, my heart just grew to accommodate all this extra love I now have to give. I don't care if this is sappy or trite and I don't want to say that I love him more than anything ever because I love Timmy and my family. It's not about loving him more than something else I love. It's just awesome. I can't wait to watch him change and grow and take on my traits and Timmy's. I could go on forever, so I'll stop now, but get ready for a lot more Sonny talk coming soon. XOXO, Mom" ADORABLE! Whitney also posted to Instagram: Sorry I've been MIA for like a week! I lost my phone. Just kidding!! I made a human! Sonny Sanford Rosenman was born on 7/27/17!! Everyone is so happy and healthy and we are home now. I'm going to try my very best to not be one of those moms whose feed is dominated by their baby but I can totally see how difficult it will be not to. I am beyond obsessed and in love and wish I could bottle this feeling for all of you out there. Check out the blog (link in bio) for more and welcome our little one to the world!! ❤️❤️❤️A post shared by Whitney Port (@whitneyeveport) on Jul 31, 2017 at 10:06am PDT The duo wed in November 2015. Congrats babes! [Image via Whitney Port.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 31st, 2017

Review: 'Whitney,' a Pop Music Tragedy, Is Sad, Strange and Dismaying - New York Times

New York TimesReview: 'Whitney,' a Pop Music Tragedy, Is Sad, Strange and DismayingNew York TimesMy heart goes out to anybody who arrives at Kevin Macdonald's new Whitney Houston documentary expecting a celebration of music and once-in-a-generation talent. Those are both present — the songs, that voice. But they're heavy with cost. They're warped ...Sister-in-Law Says Producing Whitney Houston Doc Hit Close to HomeHollywood Reporter7 Things You Need To Know About "Whitney"BuzzFeed News'Whitney' brings heavy hand to Whitney Houston's troubled lifeCNNThe Mercury News -Kansas City Star -STLtoday.com -Minneapolis Star Tribuneall 130 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 5th, 2018

'Whitney' gives intimate look into the life of legendary singer

'Whitney' documentary shows rare performances and interviews with the people closest to the record-breaking singer, Whitney Houston.         'Whitney' documentary shows rare performances and interviews with the people closest to the record-breaking singer, Whitney Houston.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 2nd, 2018

Whitney Houston Was Molested By Cousin Dee Dee Warwick, According To New Documentary

Whitney Houston and her half-brother Gary were molested as children by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick, according to the new documentary Whitney. On Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, filmmaker Kevin Macdonald told Vanity Fair he suspected the singer had "suffered childhood sexual abuse" as he watched hundreds of hours of private footage. Related: Bobby Brown Responds [...] Whitney Houston and her half-brother Gary were molested as children by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick, according to the new documentary Whitney. On Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, filmmaker Kevin Macdonald told Vanity Fair he suspected the singer had "suffered childhood sexual abuse" as he watched hundreds of hours of private footage. Related: Bobby Brown Responds To Nick Gordon's Domestic Violence Arrest He told the publication: "There was something very disturbed about her, because she was never comfortable in her own skin... She seemed kind of asexual in a strange way. She was a beautiful woman, but she was never particularly sexy. I've seen and done some filming with people who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, and there was just something about her manner that was reminiscent to me of that sort of shrinking—a lack of comfort in her own physicality that felt, maybe that is what it was." After he was told off-the-record about the abuse, Macdonald finally persuaded Houston's longtime assistant Mary Jones to come forward with her account. Jones said in her emotional interview: "[Houston] looked at me and said, 'Mary, I was molested at a young age too. But it wasn't by a man—it was a woman.'... She had tears in her eyes. She says, 'Mommy don't know the things we went through.' I said, 'Have you ever told your mother?' She says, 'No.' I said, 'Well, maybe you need to tell her.' She said, 'No, my mother would hurt somebody if I told her who it was.' She just had tears rolling down her face, and I just hugged her. I said, 'One day when you get the nerve, you need to tell your mother. It will lift the burden off you.'" However, Whitney never told mom Cissy Houston about her painful childhood trauma. Jones revealed: "I think she was ashamed... she used to say, 'I wonder if I did something to make [Dee Dee] think I wanted her.' I said, 'Stop. A predator is a predator is a predator.' If Cissy had known, she would have done something about it, because Cissy loves her children.'" According to Macdonald, Cissy has been informed about the accusation and was "very upset." He added: "I think she will watch the film at some stage, but it's obviously up to her when she wants to do that." When discussing his addiction issues, fellow alleged victim Gary told the filmmaker: "Being a child—being seven, eight, nine years old—and being molested by a female family member of mine. My mother and father were gone a lot, so we stayed with a lot of different people... four, five different families who took care of us." While the film was initially going to emphasize Houston's alleged relationship with longtime best friend and employee Robyn Crawford, Macdonald ultimately decided against it. "I initially thought the story was maybe about her sexuality—that she was somebody who was not able to be gay [publicly]... I realized that actually is not the story... [Houston] only had, as far as I'm aware, one proper homosexual relationship, with Robyn Crawford, which people know about. I think that only lasted quite a short time. I found some documentation that proves, without a doubt, that it was a romantic relationship between them... The real story, as I dug deeper, had to do with her family, and to do with race, I suppose, and her childhood." Additionally, Crawford declined to participate in the film. Whitney passed away on February 11, 2012, while Dee Dee died on October 18, 2008. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 16th, 2018

Christina Aguilera to Perform Whitney Houston Tribute at AMAs 2017

Christina Aguilera will be returning to the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards to perform a tribute to Whitney Houston‘s The Bodyguard for the movie’s upcoming 25th anniversary. The tribute will feature memorable tracks from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, and Christina‘s performance will be introduced by Viola Davis. “Whitney herself stated in 2001 [...] Christina Aguilera will be returning to the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards to perform a tribute to Whitney Houston‘s The Bodyguard for the movie’s upcoming 25th anniversary. The tribute will feature memorable tracks from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, and Christina‘s performance will be introduced by Viola Davis. “Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song ‘Run To You,’” the estate of Whitney E. Houston said in a statement. “It is with great appreciation and honor that she is returning to participate on the American Music Awards for a special tribute honoring the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard. Whitney said that Christina is without a doubt one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music. From the Estate of Whitney E. Houston, we thank you with great joy!” “I am honored and humbled to be asked to participate in such a special tribute of a timeless soundtrack that has been a huge inspiration not only in my own personal life and career, but to countless aspiring singers – touching music lovers worldwide and influencing the history of music itself,” Christina added. “To be honoring THE one and only, Whitney Houston, is a blessing and I am grateful to celebrate the spirit of her songs and legend that lives on. I feel eternally fortunate to have personally met her on and off the stage. My deep appreciation for her kindness to me while coming up in the business – her graciousness, generosity, humanity and beauty – lived up to everything I could have hoped for in meeting my idol and will forever be cherished in my memory of her.” The show will air live on November 19......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 30th, 2017