Nick has claimed that Bobbi Kristina’s family has repeatedly barred him from visiting. Bobby’s camp, however, insists Nick has “declined” multiple opportunities to see the 22-year-old and is “not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”
Blogged By: De De Tillman; Asian Celebrity Blogger
Posted: Tuesday February 10, 2015 @ 4:05 a.m PST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Nick Gordon is under investigation as authorities try to pinpoint how Bobbi Kristina ended up facedown in her bathtub last week. home on Jan. 31 by Gordon and the couple’s friend, Max Lomas. She was placed in a medically induced coma and was moved from North Fulton Hospital to Emory on Feb. 3.
Alexis Houston, you have a problem. You haven’t paid fashion stylist Phillip Bloch the $25,000 he claims you owe him.
Whitney Houston’s supposed half-sister hired the busy Bloch a year ago to style her photo shoots for an upcoming album, her website and a promotional tour.
Alexis is managed by Robyn Crawford, who was Whitney’s close friend since they were teenagers in Newark, NJ.
“I was a huge Whitney fan, and I thought I was continuing Whitney’s legacy and paying homage to Whitney by working with her half-sister,” Bloch told me.
“I took her to countless social events such as the opening of the Fifth Avenue Dolce & Gabbana store. I introduced her to the creme de la creme in fashion society.”
But Bloch claims he has been unable to collect his fee for the shoot despite a string of e-mails and threatening letters that I have read.
Reached by phone, Houston told me, “This is the first I’ve heard of it.” Asked if there was any reason why the bill hadn’t been paid, Alexis said, “No. Phillip and I have a great relationship.”
“She’s such a liar. I don’t tolerate liars,” Bloch said.
Houston’s office manager Jacob Ascher told me Houston’s label, EMI was responsible for paying the bill.
“Ms. Houston is not a party to the hiring or payments of agents brought on the label’s behalf.” (Requests for comment from an EMI spokesperson were not returned.)
As annoyed as he is with Houston, Bloch doesn’t believe the two big rumors about Alexis — both of which she has denied: that she once had a fling with Matt Lauer and that she is a transsexual who used to be a man named Wellington Houston.
“She has a husband and baby that she lives with in New Jersey, but I’ve never had a client who wouldn’t change in front of me before,” Bloch said. “I don’t think she’s a man, but I never saw what was down there.”
Cissy Houston is still tormented by her daughter’s sudden death. “I’m angry she died alone, in those conditions,” she says. “I’m still mad about that.”
She doesn’t believe former husband Bobby Brown was the cause “I blame him for the way he treated her,” she says, “but I don’t blame him for her drug problems.” Still, she adds: “He was no help to her at all.”
In a revealing new memoir, Remembering Whitney (Harper Collins), Cissy, 79, writes candidly about her daughter’s severe drug problems and the downward spiral that led to her death by drowning in a hotel bathtub with traces of cocaine still in her system.
Source & Story Credit: Reuters – (Reporting By Jill Serjeant)
Photo Credit: longislandpress.com
Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @ 1:33 a.m PST
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.
“I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the “Today” show on U.S. television network NBC.
“I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he added.
Houston, 48, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.
The singer had spoken publicly about a long battle with cocaine, marijuana and crack, particularly during her tempestuous 15-year marriage to Brown. They divorced in 2007, but some fans and members of Houston’s family have blamed Brown for her untimely death.
In his first TV interview since the singer died, Brown, 43, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer that he had been off drugs for seven years and was hurt to hear that Houston had been using cocaine.
“I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years – I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know – listen, it’s a hard fight,” he said.
Brown said drugs were part of Houston’s life before he met her in 1991. “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he said.
“So this was a part of her life before you and she got together?” Lauer asked.
“Way, way before. Yeah … It’s just, it’s just unexplainable – how one could, you know, (say that I) got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone,” Brown replied.
Brown said Houston had a “glow about her” when he last saw her about a week before she died. He was at a restaurant having dinner with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said about the “I Will Always Love You” singer.
The interview will be aired on “Today” show on Wednesday and Thursday.
Brown turned up for Houston’s funeral in New Jersey but left before the service started saying he felt unwanted and disrespected.
Six weeks after Houston died, Brown was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Brown has pleaded not guilty.
Source & Story Credit: Washington Post – Sarah Anne Hughes – The Smoking Gun
Video Credit: CNN
Posted: Thursday April 5, 2012 @6:20 p.m PST
Whitney Houston’s autopsy has been released, revealing sad details about the day the singer died.
The 48-year-old diva was discovered face down in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton by her assistant, who had left to run an errand at a high end department store. Houston’s assistant and bodyguard pulled her from the water.
A “spoon with a white crystal like substance in it” was discovered in the room, as were “a plethora of prescription medication bottles” belonging to Houston and “multiple blister packs.” A “white powdery substance” was discovered on a portable mirror found in a drawer.
Houston died in February of “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to a toxicology report. Cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs was present in Houston’s system at the time of her death.
She was mourned by family members, as well as her mentor Clive Davis, Tyler Perry. Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder and other celebrities, during a televised funeral ceremony later that month.
Earlier this week, a first look at Houston’s performance in the film “Sparkle” was released, providing yet another sad reminder of a great talent lost too soon.
WHITNEY HOUSTON FULL AUTOPSY REPORT:
The Los Angeles coroner today released its 42-page final report on the death of Whitney Houston.
According to the report, investigators discovered drug paraphernalia and apparent narcotics residue in the Beverly Hilton Hotel room where Houston, 48, died on February 11. The entertainer “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.”
Houston, who was discovered face down in a bathtub by friends, had traces of cocaine, marijuana, and several prescription medications in her system at the time of her death, the cause of which has been listed as accidental drowning (with heart disease and chronic cocaine use as contributing factors in her demise).
Dated March 29, the report concluded that Houston’s death was “due to drowning due to effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. No foul play is suspected. The mode of death is accident.”
The report also notes that a criminalist actually “used a sexual assault kit” on Houston in the hotel room where she died. The investigator “later booked the pubic hair kit, the fingernail clippings, the hair standards, and the sexual assault kit at the Forensic Services Center as evidence.”
The autopsy report does not reveal why such a rape kit was deemed necessary, beyond noting that it was “per Departmental Protocol” and that “nothing remarkable being noted.”
And since such invasive reports leave no details unexamined, coroner’s officials made sure to note that Houston had a “perforation of posterior nasal septum” and McGhan breast implants (size: 230 cc).
Authorities recovered cocaine in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died … TMZ has learned.
As for the quantity of cocaine that was found, official documents show one of the items police recovered was “white, powdery remnants.” Sources tell us the powder was tested and it’s cocaine.
We’re told Beverly Hills detectives are NOT investigating rumors that someone removed cocaine from the room, because they’re convinced it wasn’t removed.
Sources directly involved in the investigation told TMZ early on … no illegal drugs were recovered from the room. We have circled back with these sources who now tell us they were unaware at the time that cocaine was present.
Source & Story By: Yahoo – Tim Kenneally – Reuters
Posted: Monday February 20, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. PST
Whitney Houston has barely been dead a week, and already several of her belongings — including a pair of earrings and a vest that she wore in the 1992 movie “The Bodyguard” — will go on the auction block next month.
The items, which celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien obtained following the singer’s February 11 death, will be included in the Hollywood Legends auction, which will be held at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on March 31 and April 1.
Also among the Houston items that will go on the auction block: Several dresses, including a floor-length, black velvet dress owned by the singer and valued at $1,000-$2,000. (The vest and faux-pearl earrings that Houston wore in her breakthrough film “The Bodyguard” are valued at $400-600 and $600-$800, respectively.
The Hollywood Legends auction will also include memorabilia such as Charlie Chaplin’s cane, the jacket that Clark Gable wore in “Gone With the Wind,” and the staff that Charlton Heston used in the 1956 epic “The Ten Commandments.”
Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on February 11, prior to Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys party. The singer was found submerged in her bathtub by a member of her personal staff, and emergency responders were unable to revive her. Houston was 48.
The singer was buried in at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J. — next to her father, who died in 2003 — on Sunday. On Saturday, an invitation-only funeral service for Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. — which Houston attended and sang at as a child — included tributes from Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Houston’s producer Clive Davis and others.
A cause of death has not yet been announced, pending the results of a toxicology test.
(Editing By Zorianna Kit)
HERE’S WHAT FANS HAD TO SAY ON THE INTERNET: 1. it is things like this that gives Hollywood a bad name. She has been in the ground now 1 day and they are already selling her items. What is sad is that there will be buyers. There is no respect for anything anymore.
2. Woa, her family is that poor!!??? So sad. Everything comes down to $$$
3. “Whitney Houston has barely been dead a week”…I mean really? No respect. People are trying to profit from her passing this soon and it’s a shame. R.I.P. Whitney.
4. Very tasteless and Very sad no matter if they do need Cash she just got laid to rest omg!!!!!!!!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHITNEY HOUSTON’S WADROBE AND EARRINGS GOING UP FOR AUCTION SO SOON? IS IT TASTELESS?
Bobby Brown has been battling with Whitney Houston‘s family over seeing his daughter ever since Whitney passed away last week … but Bobby won’t turn this into a legal battle … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the New Edition singer tell TMZ … Bobby really wants to be there for Bobbi Kristina, but does not want to make the situation more stressful for her than it already is.
We’re told Bobby was very upset with how he was treated at Whitney’s funeral yesterday and feels her family should be as considerate to him as his family was to Whitney when Bobby’s mother passed away last year.
According to our sources, Bobby won’t bring lawyers into the situation and, as on source said, he feels “this sort of thing you let the higher power handle.”
According to New York Post, Whitney Houston is being laid to rest at a private ceremony in New Jersey.
Houston died Feb. 11 in California at age 48. No cause of death has been determined.
She is being buried Sunday at the cemetery in Westfield where her father was interred in 2003. Onlookers were gathering along the route to her gravesite as the police-escorted motorcade headed toward it and the hearse carrying her casket entered the cemetery.
Media Credit: Photo ( RollingStone) / Video (CNN) (AssociatedPress)
Posted: Saturday February 18, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. PST
Whitney Houston’s funeral took place at her childhood church at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Houston will be laid to rest next to her father John Russell Houston Jr., in New Jersey. She died Saturday February 11, 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California in the bath tub. The cause of death will be made available in a few weeks.
Posted: Saturday February 18, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. PST
This video shows a better view of inside the hotel bathroom (not still photos, actual video footage) where music legend Whitney Houston died.
Kevin Frazier reported detailed information on what happened inside the hotel room and bathroom including on how the news broke about Houston’s death which was tweeted out by the hairdresser’s niece (Aja Dior M. @AjaDiorNavy) “my aunt tiffany who work for whitney houston just found her dead in the tub.”
What an awful way for the family to get the news.
According to this Frazier’s report, Houston was pulled out of the tub and taken to the room and put her on the floor to give CPR. There were quite a few people in the hotel room Houston’s aunt Mary Jones, her hairdresser, her bodyguard, and probably more.
NOTE:CLICK ON “WATCH ON YOUTUBE” ON THE VIDEO
INSIDE WHITNEY HOUSTON’S HOTEL BATHROOM AND DETAILED INFO ON WHAT HAPPENED:
According To The Uploader:There are new developments on both coasts in the death of Whitney Houston. Her body was transported from Los Angeles, Calif. to her birthplace in Newark, NJ. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports.
Blogged By:De De Tillman; Celebrity Blogger and La Tray
Video Credit: YouTube (thegeniusmachine)
Posted: Saturday February 18, 2012 @ 12:57 a.m. PST
The uploader of this video filmed Whitney Houston leaving a Beverly Hills medical building on Thursday February 9, 2012 in the daytime, it was the day that she went to the night club with singer Ray J. That’s the same building late King Of Pop Michael Jackson went to just before his death.
Who did she see? Was she prescribed medication?
According to the uploader: Uploaded by thegeniusmachineon Feb 11, 2012
http://www.anti-tees.com/ I shot this video two days ago of Whitney leaving a medical Building in Beverly Hills. RIP legend. We losing all of her talent, is Lil Wayne the future of music?
Whitney Houston’s family – including her daughter Bobbi Kristina – spent time at the Whigham funeral home in Newark, N.J., on Friday.
A source tells PEOPLE the family planned a private viewing for Houston’s close friends and family members on Friday night ahead of the funeral on Saturday. Houston, 48, died over the weekend in Beverly Hills.
Funeral director Caroline Whigham told the crowd that had gathered outside that the viewing “was done in privacy. It was between a mother, a daughter, two brothers and a family.”
Also spotted at the funeral home: Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and Clive Davis, among others.
The source says Bobbi Kristina, 18, has been spending time with her grandmother, Cissy, and is doing as best as can be expected. “There are moments when she is strong and moments when it all hits her,” says the source. “She can’t escape it.”
Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized in Los Angeles for an emotional breakdown after her mother was found unresponsive in her hotel room. On Wednesday, her father Bobby Brown said Bobbi Kristina was “doing much better.”
Houston’s invitation-only funeral will take place Saturday at noon at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where the pop queen’s powerful voice was first heard in the choir.
*The whole situation with Whitney Houston is very sad but it’s more sad when fans are turned away as if fans are nothing but a dollar sign. The Houston family isn’t going through the singer’s death alone, the fans are feeling the lost and grieving as well. Just wish celebrities families would think of fans as people with feelings and emotions. Too bad fans don’t have huge name in the entatinment industry. – La Tray
When a slew of Whitney Houston‘s high-profile friends and family members pay their respects at a private funeral service at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ Saturday, there could be some underlying tension between Houston’s relatives and Bobby Brown, the late star’s ex-husband.
“There are family members who felt Bobby drove Whitney into drugs,” one source tells Us Weekly. “But now Bobby is clean and Whitney has unfortunately passed. So there’s resentment.”
Despite a rehab stint in May 2011 for drugs and alcohol, Houston, 48, was “battling her addictions until the end,” a source tells Us of the Grammy winner, who was found dead in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton last Saturday. In a 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Houston said she went from being a “light” drug user to a “heavy” one over the course of her 15 year marriage to Brown, 43. “I wasn’t getting high by myself. It was me and him together.”
The “Saving All My Love for You” singer even admitted to freebasing cocaine with her husband, father to daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18.
Despite that rough history, the source says, “he and Whitney had a solid relationship even with the separation and divorce.”
And contrary to rumors that Houston’s family had prevented Brown from seeing Bobbi Kristina following Houston’s death, “He was involved in choices for Bobbi, so that seems farfetched that they were keeping her from him. He has seen his daughter.”
As he preps for his ex’s funeral (to be attended by Kevin Costner, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Brandy and brother Ray J, mentor Clive Davis, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn and others), “Bobby is very shaken up,” the source says.
In concert with band New Edition in Maryland Thursday night, Brown paid another onstage tribute to Houston.
“I’d like to say thank you for your prayers . . .I’d like to say thank you. Period. I’m gonna throw two up for Whitney,” he told the crowd. “That’s my love Life is life. You have to move on sometimes. I love her like I love God.”
Media Creit: Photo: (NaijaGists via AKM Images / Splash News) Video: YouTube (ABCNews)
Posted: Friday February 17, 2012 @ 7: 30 p.m. PST
Whitney’s Last Picture Alive
Feb 13, 2012 – How Whitney Houston’s Lifeless Body Was Found In Bathtub
The deceased soul musician, Whitney Houston, was found lifeless in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles yesterday with her face buried under water.
Eyewitnesses state that Whitney’s bodyguards, hairdress and her stylist, were present in her hotel room at the time of the incident.
Her aides became worried when she had been in the bathroom for over an hour and it was time to start getting ready for the Clive Davis pre-grammy award party.
They began to knock on the door and there was no answer, the hairdresser, who is female, went in to the bathroom to check on her and immediately screamed to alert other people in the suite. One of the bodyguards was said to have rushed in and pulled her out of the tub.
Her face was below the water, her legs were up, and her body was very cold. The bodyguard attempted CPR to revive her before calling for assistance.
Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter, but she was pronounced dead few minutes later.
Autopsy was performed on her body on Sunday, and it was revealed that there was water in her lungs, which suggests she may have drowned in the bathtub. Police authorities said no formal statement will be made until toxicology result is out.
She was reported to have drunk a lot of alcohol at a club on Friday night, and she is also said to be taking Xanax-a prescription drug used to treat depression and anxiety, which doesn’t go well with alcohol.
Whitney Houston’s funeral will be broadcast live on Saturday February 18, 2012 with musical guests the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder . Among other celebrity guests Kevin Costner who starred in the film “The Bodyguard”, Oprah Winfrey, and Clive Davis.
Singer Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband and the father of Bobbi Kristina has received an invitation to Houston’s Funeral. No word yet if singer Ray J was given an invitation.
The Newark police said the streets will be shut down six square blocks around the church and fans who didn’t get invitations will kept far away.
There may or may not be a jumbo screen for fans to watch the funeral outside. The Newark police said there would be no funeral procession and no public screens set up, at the request of Houston’s family. However, Carolyn Whigham who is from the Whigham funeral home said that jumbo screens would be set up outside for fans.
The funeral will be held at The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Singer Bobby Brown (New Edition – Heads Of States) had a brief reality show on “Bravo” entitled “Being Bobby Brown” staring Bobby Brown, his late wife Whitney Houston and their daughter together Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Brown was born Robert Barisford Brown February 5, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts.