Am on a Whitney Houston high.
Last night, I attended the exclusive Whitney Houston listening session at the Allen Room at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, a small, intimate venue, a throwback (as Clive Davis said) to the old days, when it was about the song and the singer and not the hype, with Whitney’s family surrounding her, in a room of only 200 people, and witnessed the return of a legend. Shouldn’t have to list her credentials, but just in case, because there are too many dumbasses from The Hills generation, this is the artist who still holds the record for the most consecutive #1 hits (7), more even than the Beatles, whose music will be played, and known, for another 20 years and beyond…
Will you sing along to The Climb in 2029?
A full report on Whitney is coming. But for now, check my Twitter for quick thoughts from last night – click here.
I’ve an early flight to Toronto this morning. Am prewriting at 3am a few articles so you’ll have something to read when I’m in the air, and then will resume for a full day of blogging as soon as I land and get to etalk studios. Sorry about typos!
Yours in gossip,
This article will be a novel. I can feel it already. Many of us were introduced to Michael Jackson and Madonna and Prince and Whitney Houston in the 80s – remarkable, iconic artists who totally changed the game. It’s a cliché these days, and even more so in the wake of MJ’s death, but they really don’t make them like they used to anymore. Full Story
Not that any time is a good time for Tori Spelling’s mashed up face but it’s especially hard first thing. But viewers of the fourth hour of The Today Show this morning were greeted with this sh-t as Tori filled in for Hoda Kotb alongside Kathy Lee Gifford. Tori Spelling on morning television? Homewrecker on morning television? I did an interview last week and this came up. Full Story
My husband wants a pair of these with a different name (Dlisted)
Someone actually has uglier tits than Victoria Beckham (Hollywood Tuna)
Then why does wear clothes 2 sizes too small on red carpets? (Just Jared)
A porn girl tries to exploit a parent pimp (The Superficial)
Twi-Hards are wetting themselves!!! (Pop Sugar)
You mean Lauren Conrad can’t help her with this problem? (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)
Mom abs! Jealous! (The Blemish)
Photo Assumption on JLo’s face: she did not approve of this purchase (INO)
Amazing video. Hot and heroic (Towleroad)
Ummm…Hugh Dancy is really growing on me (ASL)
Good. Porny is going back to the gym. She wallowed in her jammies for a couple of weeks after Tony Romo bailed on her and now, obviously, she called up Ken Paves, told him to do her hair, had a makeup artist come by and apply the “natural” look, and made arrangements to be photographed emerging from break up hell. Full Story
Emma Thompson adopted an African son. It did not make headlines around the world. And he wasn’t a toddler at the time. His name is Tindy and he was welcomed into Emma’s family when he was 16, a Rwandan refugee newly arrived in England after fleeing the war torn country. They met at a Refugee Council event six years ago. Full Story
At the premiere of Orphan last night, Robert Downey Jr accompanied his wife Susan, a producer on the film, on the carpet, totally working a really great hair day. Sexy beast. As you can see, he was easily the star of the night, eclipsing the actual stars of the movie, and while this is usually offside, his presence will probably give Orphan more attention than it would have received otherwise, and all this in support of Susan, with whom he’ll be celebrating 4 years of marriage in August. Full Story
Or are you a Paula? Obviously I’m totally a Simon. And Simon makes the most money. I always wonder about that – he is paid much, MUCH more than the other judges… is that ok with the other judges? It’s what I loved most about the cast of Friends – they all asked for the same, the all earned the same. Full Story
Just over a week away from Shelf Ass Jessica Biel’s debut in Guys & Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl. Think about “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” and Shelfy singing it. Really? Maybe JT is helping her. Or maybe she’ll just perform the entire show in a bikini with her ass facing the crowd. Full Story
And everyone’s a famewhore! It’s a new nursery rhyme. Hollywood styles. So LeAnn Rimes marries a maybe gaybe, she soon finds out it’s not maybe, and tries to hag out it for a few years, and then costars with Eddie Cibrian in a made for tv movie, and they can’t control their horny, and they start f-cking on the sly, but end up getting caught by a closed circuit television at some restaurant, and he denies it because he’s married with 2 young children, and his wife Brandi starts talking to the tabloids telling everyone LeAnn keeps coming after Eddie’s cock, and now they’ve been busted, yet again, sneaking around at a friend’s house, as recently as last Friday, which is why Brandi has decided to announce via Us Weekly Full Story