Ray J: There is no Whitney Houston sex tape
March 22nd, 2012
01:41 PM ET

Ray J: There is no Whitney Houston sex tape

Ray J is refuting Star Magazine's report that he has sexually explicit videos and photos featuring the late Whitney Houston.

"The despicable tabloid report released [Wednesday] claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true," Ray J's rep told CNN. "This story, along with so many others, have been released to sell magazines. There is no sex tape or explicit photos."

Ray J recently spoke with CNN about his late friend, saying he's still in mourning.

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Whitney's sister-in-law: Singer looked for love in wrong places
March 10th, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Whitney's sister-in-law: Singer looked for love in wrong places

Whitney Houston's sister-in-law Patricia Houston doesn't appear to be holding back in a preview of her interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air Sunday.

When Winfrey inquires if Patricia thought drugs would one day cause Houston's death, Patricia says, "The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise."

But, she continues, "things were changing" with Houston, and "very much so."

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Darlene Love: Bobbi Kristina is with family
February 21st, 2012
05:33 PM ET

Darlene Love: Bobbi Kristina is with family

Following Whitney Houston's home going service on Saturday, a number of reports have focused on Bobbi Kristina's whereabouts and well-being.

Whitney Houston's rep isn't commenting on the chatter, but Houston's godmother Darlene Love did clear up a rumor that the family was unable to locate Bobbi Kristina for a period of time after Saturday's service.

"She was with us, she was with the family the whole time," Love said in an interview with Access Hollywood. "Everybody went to a restaurant. We call [the event] after the funeral...a repast, where everyone goes to sit and talk and eat. And she was there...she's been with the family these last couple of days. We all know where she is, she's not missing."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Whitney Houston
What makes a top musical tribute?
February 17th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

What makes a top musical tribute?

With barely a day to prepare, the Recording Academy pulled off a heartfelt and meaningful tribute to honor Whitney Houston’s legacy at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Music industry insiders say that short notice might have been a blessing in disguise.

When a tribute performance is packed with effects and as many celebrities as possible, it becomes a little schmaltzy, said Lyndsey Parker, the managing editor of Yahoo! Music. Jennifer Hudson singing “I Will Always Love You,” with a single spotlight shining down on her, was tasteful and embodied what Houston was all about, Parker added.

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Filed under: Grammys • Music • Whitney Houston
February 16th, 2012
03:31 PM ET

New Jersey Gov. faces critics for Houston honor

Update 9:21 p.m.: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced earlier this week that he plans to have the state's flags fly at half-staff in honor of Jersey native Whitney Houston, and on Thursday issued an executive order for the tribute to take place Friday.

Since then, Christie has been standing ground against critics who disagree with his choice to use a tribute typically reserved to honor fallen soldiers or first responders.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Whitney Houston
'Waiting to Exhale' sequel script in development
February 16th, 2012
09:40 AM ET

'Waiting to Exhale' sequel script in development

It's not just her music career that Whitney Houston has suddenly left behind, but her film career as well.

At the time of her death, Fox 2000 Pictures was working on a sequel to 1995's "Waiting to Exhale," which was adapted from Terry McMillan's best-selling novel. All of the original actors - Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine and Whitney Houston - were to return, with Forest Whitaker directing.

The sequel is set to be adapted from McMillan's 2010 follow-up, "Getting to Happy."

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