There's been a rumor bouncing about that Whitney Houston's bank accounts are not as loftily stocked as they supposedly once were.
Radar Online has cited an anonymous, exclusive source who calls Houston "flat broke," saying that her "fortune is gone."
The loose-lipped insider alleges that "music industry heavy hitters are supporting her," and that while she should have "Mariah Carey money," the 48-year-old singer/actress has had to call to ask to borrow $100.
"She might be homeless if not for people saving her," the source said.
But while this individual may find her to be "broke as joke," Houston isn't laughing at the allegations.
Her rep tells CNN in a statement that the reports are "totally false and ridiculous. She just made a movie with Jordin Sparks – 'Sparkle.'"
In case you didn't know, "People get paid to make movies. [Houston's] not broke."
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all yall smoke pot cant talk about the kettle.search your life before you talk about whitney. do yall have a heart? you should be ashame.
How many celebites is it going to take to die from drugs and achol before these stars wake up.
SUCH QUEL SO CALLED HUMANS. CLEAN OUT YOUR OWN BACKYARD. WHITNEY IS HOME IN HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!T
So, there is cocaine in heaven?
Just like Anna Nicole Smith, Houston's fate was sealed years ago with her rampant drug abuse. Cocaine prematurely wears out a person's heart. It's so terribly sad.
Carnack, you may be "great," but I am AMAZING, and I predict that she will be found dead on February 11, 2012 in a fourth-floor suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, submerged in the bathtub. The cause of death will be determined to be that her heart stopped beating.
ALL HAIL THE AMAZING CRESKIN!!!!
I predict she will be found dead sometime in February.
THE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT NEED TO MAKE ALL STUDENTS TO SHOW THEM WHAT DRUGS AND CIGARETTE WILL DO TO A PERSON INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE,LITERATURE,AND WORLD HISTORY CLASSES. WHITNEY SMOKE AND USE DRUGS, SHE HANG OUT WITH LOSERS AND HER IDIOT X HUSBAND ALSO USE DRUG AND A SMOKERS. THEY HAVE BEEN PRAYING ALL THE YEARS AND THEIR GOD STILL LET HER DIED. IF SHE WOULD LISTEN TO HER DOCTOR ADVICE ( EATING HEALTHY,LIFE WEIGHTS,STAY AWAY FROM SMOKER) INSTEAD OF PRAYING, SHE WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY
Okay, so maybe she's broke. But it's not like she was found dead in a bathtub or anything. Lighten up, people. It could be worse.
She was a human being, we all have struggles, lets build up not tare down, her music is great, none of us have the right to judge. Judge not letst ye be judged
Whitney is still great. Looking forward to more music from her.let's build up, not discourage.
MUST BE TIME FOR NEW ALBUM.
So sadf how many people say so many negative things about a person..I call these people Lifes Loosers..Everyone posting negative things about this woman..is a looser...I wish her the best and I'm not necessarilly a whitney fan just can't stand loosers posting comments about people they have never met or know...Get a life people...For real!!!
sounds like you are the looser....read your own post
A lot of people THOUGHT Whitney was a goodie-good-shoe type of wo-man, BUT she had more 'ALLEY' in her than an alley cat!!!
FOR REAL, THO! BOBBY JUST BROUGHT THE STREET OUT IN THIS CRACK HEAD!
SHE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
Just crawl back into your booze bottle you no tallent, drug addict, bobbies hitting me again whiner.
Its ok..im broke too
The thug that turned whitney to drugs has been clean for almost ten years. Find a new excuse.
Can't you read? She AIN'T GOT NO MONEY!
All that negativety an none of yall aint got her money. Yall must be smoke'n meth too. Oop's i ment crack. Every body got there up an downs she bleed's like the rest of us.
Broke is whack !
I was a big Whitney fan. Then she married the thug and turned to drugs. She has never been the same. I really do feel sorry for her. Her voice was amazing and I wish it still was. I find her fall from stardom very sad, because she was tops in beauty and talent, until she hooked up with Brown. He destroyed her.
Jesus was broke. I'm broke. I am thus close to Jesus.
Gossip! It's so grade & high school. Fact checking doesn't get advertisers or revenue. Got it?
She may not need money but she's "broke". And on that note, can I borrow $100?
she's not broke. all her money is just tied up in crack.
"Houston, we have a problem."
Whitney is not, broke most of WH money was make outside music industry and by her brother Michael a next fact WH made most of her money from suing, Clive Davis said. Just lay off her their need a black person to hate and say negative things about.
It really doesn't matter if she's broke as long as she's not BROKEN!! Show-biz concepts of broke aren't the same as the ordinary people that are unemployed and can't find a job and REALLY get by with the help of friends and family and Government assistance (if they qualify)..."cocaine is a hellava drug"
Knew this fake rumor was going to end up being manufactured controversy promoting a product (in this case the end goal was to get her new movie mentioned). Hollywood is so freaking predictable.
I think the definition of broke is when u have nothing and everyone u know has nothing....if have yoou friends that can afford to pay their bills and your, broke you will never be. If Whitney is living in a muli million dollar house while broke...what is the average person who works 60hrs a week to maintain a 700 sq ft apartment......
I'm inclined to believe that Whitney is broke. As many drugs she is alleged to have used it's a wonder that she is still capable of remembering who she is. It's a crying shame how drugs ruin thousands of lives each year here in America. Our drug laws are too lenient and should be toughened up to make people at least think what can happen if they get caught using or selling drugs.
What if they DON'T get caught?? No sympathy for victims of a disease??
@??? – Victim of a disease?? I consider cancer, MS and the like diseases. If you VOLUNTARILY snort/smoke crack, drink bottles of whiskey or even smoke yourself to death, then I suppose it's a disease – but a disease of CHOICE. Whitney CHOSE to do drugs to the point where no one who isn't watching her sing could even begin to recognize her voice. True, it was her voice to do that to. But the bottom line is that if she had started out with this raspy, awful, can't-hold-a-tune thing dwelling in her throat now, she wouldn't even be in the top 1000 singers. So yes – it is sad, but I don't feel sorry for her.
It really says a lot that a man in Hollywood can be a former addict and everyone forgives him and praises him (Robert Downey Jr, Tim Allen, Steven Tyler, etc) and yet if a woman has a problem, gets help and tries to move on she gets permanently labeled a worthless drug addict. Whitney deserves more respect than what people give her, she's getting better and its wrong for people to constantly try to hurt her and destroy her.
She's not broke...she just CRACKED....hahahahahaha
She's only forty eight? She looks much older.
You could put this rumour to rest by releasing your tax return, Mittens did.... At any rate why should this matter to anyone, why even respond to it. You are still human poor or not!
Do we really care whether she's broke or not? I sure as hell don't...I don't see stuff like this as news...it can't be proven that she is broke, and it can't be proven that she ISN'T broke...none of us are seeing her bank statements or knowing what she's doing with her money...we just hear what other folks are saying...all I know she was saying "Crack is Whack" back in the day when she looked like a scarecrow and everyone knew she was smoking her kneecaps off, so who knows if you can believe her...did I spell "whack" right"? Is it "wack"?
She spent it all on Kools and crack.
Listen to her sing the National Anthem at the Superbowl in the the early 90s!
I witnessed her get booed off stage two short years ago and she couldn't give me my money back – SHE'S BROKE and her talent has went up in smoke.....
"Crack is Whack"! and "Whitney Houston is Broke as a Joke"! Both are true. And she owe it all to Bobby Brown.
I swear, her and Kevin Costner should remake the Bodyguard. With her collapse and trying to recover, make it part of the storyline. I'll bet people would go see it.
Seriously? I mentioned this earlier, but has anyone else noted the PR carpet bombing we're getting from the labels lately.? While there were usually plenty of people defending the celebs it had a different tone to it. Some of the recent posts stink of professional Hollywood desperation. What agency are you guys from anyway?
yeah but if she's broke and begging friends for $100 and near homeless how can she afford to pay a PR firm and no labels don't have that kind of money anymore to hire paid bloggers that's funny, can't have it both ways missy
i think people with common sense see that this story don't pass the smell test.
where is the bankruptcy court filings paperwork
where are the tax liens
she owns several properties, why aren't they on auction or being foreclosed or have t ax liens
where are the creditors suing her to be paid
those are all positive signs of someone in financial distress i haven't see any of these produced for whitney that's why that tabloid story is worthless.
At no point did I say I believed the story. The ? at the top isnt me. My comment merely spoke about the PR influx. I don't believe the labels that they're broke though. They're still making money hand over fist and their claims that they aren't are just propaganda so they can close file sharing sites and keep their stranglehold on distribution. Paid bloggers probably come pretty cheap anyway so you wouldn't need all that much cash to employ them.
Whitney is a living treasure that will always remain part of the history of entertainment.
@Ken in NC... She could have had it all? She has had it all. The most awarded female artist of all time. #1 albums, songs and movies. 7 consective #1 hits in a row since since 1988.. a record that still hasn't been broken. What more could she have? I don't understand you people with your negative comments. Whitney is doing good now and you just want to be ignorant.. that's all it is! Whitney is still alive, she is not a waste! Does a artist have to destroy themselves and die to be appreciated/loved? People build up artists just to cheer them as they fall.. I pity the people, not Whitney. Love live the queen and the greatest voice of all!
@ Michael... you forecasted her death! OMG... she will be well missed among those who thought she was a great entertainer... the drugs? the Bobby? who gives a rat'\'s as*... when she sings my heart also sings.. she is rich beyond compare to have given so many people so much of her talent..... and for those who think you know how she died and how much money she had in the bank go suck a dead rat's as*.. it is you who is irrelevant.. at 48 she is dead.. 48 nuff said..
People look at what she is making for her work and failing to remember that your worth is equal to the value of your assets minus your liabilities. In other words, if she owes more than she makes, she is broke. Such a waste. She could have had it all.
People are dumb! There is a question whether Whitney has EIGHT or NINE digit networth, and folks are debating whether she is broke? She is not. I am a real estate agent in NJ and Whitney still owns multiple properties in NJ, including a huge gazillion squarefoot mansion with its own Forrest, and that's just real estate, the 'public' part of her fortune.
For me that's publicity, you know she has a movie coming, this strategy might win for her the sympathy of the movie going public. Dont be dumb people she is not broke.
The suggestion that Whitney Houston is broke is ludicrous at best. She's just completed a movie in which she starred and produced. She is a Guiness World Record holder as the most awarded female vocalist of all time. She is still selling albums and earning royalties from singles.
I just don't understand the hating... yeah, she was great in her hey day and hit some roadblocks to get to today... but who among us hasn't been in this position before? It's okay to feel disappointment... not okay to trash and condemn. Let's celebrate her achievements and look forward to more to come.
Whitney is still revelant. She has never had a flop album or movie. She can perform and make millions. Her name is bankable alone. To those saying she is a hasbeen or over.. can you do the same? No. You troll and use tired crack comments while eating a box of twinkies. Whitney sends her haters nothing but love.
What a shame regardless if she is broke or not.
Whitney....does not matter....you are still a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice! I love what you do and how you look!
As of right now, she has just under 79 million in investments.
so is 1/2 the nation. get the steppin
I MEAN'T TO SAY....1/2 THEN NATION IS BROKE...GET THE STEPPIN WHITNEY
another picture in people mag this week featuring whitney and the cast of her new movie Sparkle, did i say Whitney looks beautiful and that the movie comes out Aug 10, 2012
Did I say she was also executive producing the movie and the soundtrack. I can't wait for both because all her soundtracks i've loved. She is not broke. I don't believe that story for a second.
Interesting that her rep pointed out only one thing (here in the present) to make us believe she's not broke. Plus we all know reps always lie to keep their employers image up or else they lose the job. Nice try rep! Ha ha ha!
well tell me what else should her rep say? should they release financial statements to answer an unsourced story posted on a tabloid site owned by the national enquirer, come on son! who does that?
I clicked on the links above from pollstar and that was enough for me, independent source stated her tour grossed $36.3mil as of june 2010, i looked at th people magazine post above which was recent, she looks great,
naw, common sense tells me this story is bull s.h.a.t
Earning 36 mil on a tour doesn't help when you have a 100 million dollar crack problem.
I guess you guys like sandusky and joepa better huh?
I hope she isn't broke. I look forward to more music from her for another 20 yrs. She might be getting older
and her voice might not be what it used to be, but I know she still has "it" in her. I would love to see and hear more from her !
Playa please. That Beiotch is broke but i would snort a line off her ass crack!
Does anyone care about this street walking crack hoo.its over dirt bag
Street walking hoo? Home-schooled?
Nobody cares about her or whether or not she has any money. She's tired, old and SO 45-minutes ago.
I agree. But it's so sad, she had such a beautiful voice once. I'm amazed she is still alive since she's abused herself so bad.
of course people care. If they didn't it this bogus story wouldn' t have been reported around the world or in the us and you wouldn't have clicked on the link to read a tabloid story on whitney houston and comment on it so i'd say you care
I will take this story with a grain of salt. I think Whitney may have a cash flow problem and I know her money has been ripped off. Many times people around you (MGRS,Executives, business partners) stand to gain if you are not coherent! It is possible she has been royally ripped off but not certain she is down to bare hundreds in the bank.
even if she was broke, which I don't believe...she would bounce back with her talent.
I saw her in concert about 13 yrs ago in Anaheim. She looked washed up then, sang horrible, drank water in the middle of songs. She looks so much worse now. I really was a fan once. No more, drugs do bad things to ppl. Even superstars.
Such a liar and a hater, this is how she looks now 2 mths ago and still beautiful and if you saw her 13yrs ago that would have been he rmy love is your love tour and she looked fierced them so stop while you are a head
click on the link if you dare to see how beautiful she looks today.
hey Sklyar, apparently this is news to you, but the way people look in MOVIES is not how they look in real life. That picture is a press release photo from a movie. They have tons of hair and makeup and lighting to look that good.
Ummm... so WHAT if she drank water in between?????????????? that's what singers do.
I didn't say she drank water "in between songs" she stopped the song she was already singing to drink some water then continue on with the song. She did this all through the concert. Also, her daughter was just about 2 or 3 yrs old and she was running around the stage with Bobby chasing after her while Whitney was singing. I paid quite a bit of money to see my all time favorite singer and this concert was disgusting. I sat close enough to the stage to see her eye makeup smeared all over her face. I don't know if Bobby destroyed Whitney or she did this to herself.
Pollstar says her 2010 grossed $36.3million at the end of June 2010
Clearly she is not broke and trhat is before she got paid for her new movie Sparkle which she is getting double pay for starring and executive producing
So what if she made X amount of money!? Doesn't mean she is spending it within her means. If her only defense is "I was in a movie so obviously I'm not broke".... I'd say that's not much of a defense at all.
OK... so that's her gross income almost 2 years ago. Let's get to taxes and other deductions, including costs of attorneys, PR, manager, security, advances and any other loans... if she's borrowing money throughout the year from her record company, management, etc., they'll also get that money back before she sees a penny. I like Whitney, but it's possible that she could be broke...
Having ridden the white pony, it wouldn't shock me if all that money had been washed up into rocks. Or drank up by Bobby.
Only balls! Whitney Houston is in great shape! These slanders are not convincing anyone now!
How boring !!!!!
She's not broke peole it's amazing that annyonymos sources can just say anything about a star and it spreads like wildfire with no factchecking or named sources
she looks amazing in sparkle
Agreed. I saw the photo in People and Whitney looks beautiful. CNN should've put that photo with this article instead of the one above. They just love getthing the mean comments posted.
Sure, just like you, with no source listed, can claim she is not broke. Works both ways. But, in my humble opinion, she is indeed beautiful
We don't know if shes broke..nor do we care..as far as little movie and one album she joined in on..that's not be money..especially to someone who struggles financially..
Hopefully she can pull her head outta her butt. It's not to late to get back into the singing game..
Dude...mix in a little spellcheck and punctuation.
Oh she's broke alright. Everything she earns turns into white powder and goes right up her nose.
LOL u know u wrong for that one.
Lol maybe I'm a little wrong for that, but c'mon, if I didn't make that joke someone would've.
My guess is that she still has enough money to keep her crack pipe full.
people kill me judging and assuming things about people,when have we seen her use drugs and file bankrupcity they got whitnney mix up with toni braxton whitney last cd"i look to you" sold millions just a year ago,, the media just has nothing to bad so say bout her ,so they making up headilines just to make her look bad keep doing your job whitney u accomplish what none of us have"100 millions albums,grammys,billboards, movies, etc,
Drugs are bad M'Kay?
It's too bad. She used to be a beautiful woman and one of the bext singers I've ever heard. Now she's a busted down crack mess.
It's not cool to make fun of someone's addiction. They might end up dead, and then how would you feel?
Hey look its another judgmental seaward feeding off the weak!
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