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[Watch] Aretha Franklin and Cissy Houston Perform on David Letterman

No not as a duet but I though it was important to recognize the mother of the late Whitney Houston was on the same stage. Aretha Franklin was musical guest on The Late Show With David Letterman and Cissy was in attendance as a back-up singer for Franklin.

Ms. Franklin was there promoting her upcoming album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics and released her cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ yesterday. The performance was great and Aretha delivered considering her many health problems in recent years. I was however concerned for Cissy Houston who seemed sad and off throughout. I’ll just go off on a limb here and say that her appearance was due to Cissy’s close relationship with Aretha and her being the godmother of the late Nippy.

Anyway check out Aretha Franklin grooving to beat while delivering a very funny interview with David Letterman after the performance.

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Madame Tussauds Brings Whitney Houston To Life With 4 Exclusive Wax Figures [Photos]


Sort of feels weary that a year has passed since the death of Whitney Houston. Gone but certainly not forgotten her legacy continues to live on through her music, movies, and of course her daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Now in celebration of Nippy’s passing the house of wax out of New York Madame Tussaud’s have unveiled 4 Whitney Houston figures each representing a very significant and popular era of the singers career. Each wax figure will be on display in one of their four locations in the US (New York, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and Hollywood). The event which took place on Thursday (February 7th) was attended by members of Whitney’s family including mother Cissy, brother Gary Houston and manager/sister-n-law Pat Houston.

Definitely wouldn’t mind seeing these in person. I certainly had no idea DC had a Madame Tussaud’s but It’s definitely on my to do list. Now peep some up close photo’s after the jump..

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[Listen] New Music: Whitney Houston Feat R.Kelly ‘I Look To You’

The late great Whitney Houston teams up with R&B crooner K.Kelly for a duet of Nippy’s soul-stirring classic ‘I Look To You‘ written by The Pied Piper himself. The new single (available now on iTunes) is taken from the November 13th album release of  I Will Always Love You’ – The Best Of Whitney Houston featuring remastered versions of her timeless works of art.

Another interesting tidbit which I forgot to mention is R.Kelly performed this at Whitney’s home-going services. Makes sense he remixed and turned it into a duet for her upcoming album.

Listen to the haunting duet below and make sure you go out and support the album when it releases on November 13th. Makes for the perfect Christmas gift.

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The Ladies Of The Movie #Sparkle Grace ‘Ebony Magazine’ Cover

By Hollywood standards the show must go on as Jordan Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo carry on in the spirit of Whitney Houston with the much talked about remake of the 70’s classic ‘Sparkle‘. The ladies are very beautiful on the front cover of the September issue of Ebony Magazine. Also inside Bobbi Kristina pens an open letter to her mom which should be a very interesting read as well.

I’m sure the movie will do really great numbers seeing as how this is Whitney’s last studio production. The previews alone sent chills through my body especially during Nippy’s ‘Eyes Is On Sparrow‘ scene.

Are you excited to see ‘Sparkle‘ when it rolls into theaters next week?


Happy Birthday Whitney Houston + Bobbi Kris Gets Tattoo In Memory Of Mother

Today we celebrate the birth of one of pop culture’s most beloved vocalist Whitney Houston! I could go on and on about how much we miss her and wish she was still here but I’ll save it and remember the great entertainer that she was.

So Happy Birthday Whitney Houston…Gone but definitely not forgotten…

In related news daughter Bobbi Kristina decided to celebrate her mother’s birthday today along with Whitney’s adopted son Nick Gordon aka Bobbi’s alleged boyfriend Nick Gordon and get matching dove tattoo’s.

The NYDailyNews reported that the couple visited Inksomnia Tattoo in Alpharetta, Ga., Wednesday night to get the new ink which was placed on their right wrists featuring the singer’s initials, a quartet of the beloved birds of peace and two small crosses. Camera crews were also present, indicating the filming of a ‘Houston family’ reality show.

Peep out the fresh tats below and a Whitney Houston Thursday Throwback below

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[Video] 2012 BET Award Show Whitney Houston Tribute Performance

In a moment that most of us were waiting for which should have closed out the show, The Whitney Houston tribute was done beautifully by the heads over at BET (thankfully). Monica, Brandy, Chaka Khan, Brother Gary Houston,the cast of ‘Waiting To Exhale’ and mother Cissy Houston saluted the soulful angel in proper grandeur…Although Pat Houston was present in the audience, Bobbi Kristina was nowhere in sight….

The entire tribute was splendid as mother Cissy Houston brought the house down and moved many of us to tears including Soulja Boy…


God bless the child that has his own dirty nails and all….. check out the Tribute Performance after the jump…

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New Video: Whitney Houston & Jordan Sparks “Celebrate”

Sometimes it still hits me that Whitney is no longer here and I had that very moment just now. But I’m sure she’s smiling down upon us…

In what was her last studio performance Nippy and Jordan Sparks team up to ‘Celebrate‘ a new song taken from the ‘Sparkle‘ soundtrack. The new video features JS paying homage to the late Whitney while various scenes from the new film show up in cut scenes. Co-stars Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter make appearances in the feel good party track.

The new single is produced by R.Kelly and the movie hits theaters August 10th! Check it out.

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New Music: Whitney Houston – “His Eyes Is On The Sparrow” [From The Movie ‘Sparkle’]

Need a mid-afternoon praise break? Then get into one of the final Whitney Houston studio performances as the late singer puts foot to pedal and gives a chilling vocal rendition of “His Eyes Is On The Sparrow” from the soon to be released movie “Sparkle“….

Take a Listen:


[At The Movies] Check Out The Trailer For ‘Sparkle'; Whitney Houston’s Last Acting Performance

In what will be the legend’s last motion picture performance, Whitney Houston joins Jordan Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo in a remake of the 1976 classic ‘Sparkle’.

The story loosely based on the life of world renown girl group The Supremes among many others will roll into theaters August 17th.

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Bizzy Links: The Person Who Leaked Whitney Photo Revealed + Shooting In Popular Atlanta Hair Salon

All of this alleged but word on the home front is the culprit who snap the photo of Whitney Houston as she lay peacefully in her casket was family friend and Nippy confidant Raffles van Exel. The Whigham funeral home in New Jersey who were responsible for carrying out the home going service of Whitney Houston came under heavy scrutiny for allowing the photo to get released issued a press conference and revealed the family knew who it was and needed to speak up a give a statement. Apparently the Houston family didn’t want to want to spill the beans so the Whigham funeral home took matters into their own hands and unmask the opportunist. Continue reading the full story about just who is Raffles van Exel, his involvement with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and a host of other shenanigans involving the almighty dollar….[FreddyO]


The great city of Atlanta is known for it’s grand hospitality, southern cuisine, and burgeoning music scene….However going to get your hair laid like payday with the sounds of gunshots ringing in the background isn’t exactly on a tourist to do list…Check out what happened at Derick J‘s (Housewives Of Atlanta/Good Hair) Buckhead hair salon when Neffie Pugh (Keyshia Cole’s sister) showed up with a disgruntled hair dilemma and all hell and weave broke loose……(MissJia)


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