Whitney Houston, the Grammy and Emmy award winning recording artist, was found dead today, as confirmed by her publicist. The cause of death, location, and basically all details surrounding her death have yet to be confirmed.
I’m guessing this is alcohol or drug related since I unfortunately saw photos (here) from Radar Online showing her leaving a club wasted two days ago. I knew she had relapsed with her drug and alcohol problem, but I didn’t realize it had gotten this bad. It’s a shame she doesn’t have people around her that won’t enable her.
She was supposedly being considered as a judge on X-Factor since Fox was looking for A-list, successful recording artists. That really could’ve been a turning point for her. So much for that.
DON’T DO DRUGS, ladies and gentleman. And don’t marry Bobby Brown. Here are the rest of the photos from February 9, 2012 where she was leaving a club wasted, following a charity performance:
Before Google News is overrun by stories about her dying, I’ve snatched a few of highlights showing what she’s been doing the last few days…
- Article from a small blog (so who knows how credible) saying her and Ray J (yes, the Kim Kardashian sex tape Ray J) were seen having dinner. They dated in the past (truly bizarre)…. I hope he wasn’t involved with this somehow, partying with her or something…. Story here.
- Whitney was approached “officially” to become an X-Factor judge, after Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were both let go. Story here…
- Earlier in the evening she was at an event hosted by Kelly Price, to raise money for a charity. She sang “Jesus Loves Me” … video below
- Obviously… the above mentioned Radar Online post showing her leaving the club, later in the evening, wasted… story here.
Although Whitney was known for her singing abilities, her reality show was pretty epic, and I will always appreciate her for giving one of the best sound bites of all time. I frequently send people JUST this link in a text message when I feel it’s appropriate:
(here’s the longer version)
UPDATE: She was found in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton unresponsive. And there’s more truth to that Ray J rumor than I thought…. TMZ actually photographed them out the other night here. I wonder if he was the one that found her?
via ABC News
IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, read this. It’s a freaking trainwreck.
So anyway, Jessi Slaughter’s father, Gene Lionhardt, has passed away at the age of 53. His daughter is in foster care after he done goofed a few months ago and hit her. Which is sad.
Man, this is really sad. For those of you that don’t watch the show, during season one Taylor and her husband struggled because their marriage was more like a “business arrangement” (her words). She was an advocate of domestic abuse on the show because she had experienced it in other relationships.
After a lot of speculation over their marriage ending and them denying it, Taylor recently filed for divorce, and also talked about how Russell had become physically abusive to her. Russell somewhat confirmed this by saying he had pushed her before and the show placed added stress onto their life that wasn’t there prior. I might’ve bought this excuse, but then it then came out from Radar Online that he had a criminal history of domestic violence and one of his exes had a restraining order against him because of it. He was also sued by investors an for financial fraud, and apparently is in deep debt with no way out of it. So that’s a history recap.
TMZ is reporting that Russell hanged himself yesterday. He was found hanging in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive last night around 8 PM. A friend he was staying with found him and called 911. Authorities have not found a suicide note, but Taylor (his wife) was notified of his death last night. He was 47 years old. I guess none of the other ladies knew (Kyle, Kim, Lisa, etc) because they’re all expressing shock online.
It’s really sad. I’m not a fan of Taylor, but I mean… I have nothing but hope for her and her daughter. Hopefully they can heal. It would be a good idea for her to take some time off from the show and I PRAAAAAY Bravo won’t exploit this for Season 3. That’d be really pathetic and sad.
They already finished filming Season 2 and have been airing promos that feature Taylor talking about their marriage problems quite a bit. And having an emotional breakdown. I’m guessing it was going to be a major theme throughout the season. Maybe Bravo will delay Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and re-edit, or place it on a delay to wait until the media storm has passed? Who knows.
Police sources confirmed Amy Winehouse is dead at N London home at 3.54pm. Alcohol and drugs overdose suspected
The story is developing, but comes as little surprise due to her antics over the last several years. She has been in and out of rehab and struggled severely with drugs and alcohol.
She leaves behind her parents and 13-year-old goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield.
This is truly sad, not just because Amy was a talented musician but because she struggled for so many years and no one could reach her.
I can’t believe she’s dead though. I was JUST listening to her music in the shower, then Adele came on and I kept hoping Adele never goes down the path Amy went down. They both have powerful voices and are some of the most talented people in music today.
“I’m strongly against it.”
-Woody Allen, when asked of his relationship with death.