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Whitney Houston performed a recent live appearance in New York earlier this morning. The free show was held at Central Park?s Rumsey Playfield and was a pre-taping for ABC?s Good Morning America. Houston’s highly anticipated comeback CD, I Look To You, dropped today as well and the live show was attended by at least 4,000 fans, some of whom had been in line since the previous night.? Some fans were sadly disappointed in the performance as Whitney’s voice cracked during one song and she was also out of breath. Whitney apologized, and basically blamed Oprah for her voice (or lack thereof):
Houston certainly looked the part this afternoon, dressed in a one-piece outfit and beaming with energy as she ran on to the stage just after 12 p.m., but as her band kicked in with the Alicia Keys-co-written new single ?Million Dollar Bill,? her voice began to crack and she sounded out of breath halfway through the track. It was a trend that continued throughout her 1998 hit ?My Love Is Your Love? which also featured a brief cameo by her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
After taking a break to towel off and adjust her makeup, Houston appeared to choke up during an emotional version of ?I Look To You,? which she delivered directly to her mother Cissy, who watched from the side of the stage. Following another brief side-of-stage break, the six-time Grammy winner apologized to the crowd for her voice and explained that she had recorded her forthcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey yesterday. (source)
I guess that explains GMA’s decision to pre-tape the “LIVE” performance…
Bobbi Kristina and Whitney on stage during performance of “My Love is Your Love”
At least she LOOKS great…
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Chris Brown released a statement regarding the 30 second snippet of his upcoming Larry King LIVE interview that was released recently.? In that interview, Chris is asked if he remembers beating Rihanna and he says “No,” well now he has admitted he lied on his memory:
?There have been reports on the internet that I didn?t remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight.
That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times ? and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.
The first four times ? or how ever many times it was ? I gave the same answer ? which was that I didn?t think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn?t fair to Rihanna. The fifth time ? or whatever it was ? I just misspoke. I was asked, ?Do you remember doing it?? and I said, ?No.?
Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything. But it was and still is a blur. And yes, I still can?t believe it happened because it is not me or who I am or is what happened like anything I have ever done before.
As I have said several times previously, I am ashamed of and sorry for what happened that night and I wish I could relive that moment and change things, but I can?t. I take full responsibility for my actions. What I have to do now is to prove to the world that this was an isolated incident and that is not who I am and I intend to do so by my behavior now and in the future.?
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In a pre-taped “LIVE” interview, Chris Brown sat down with CNN’s Larry King for a no holds barred interview about the night he beat up Rihanna. Chris, joined in the studio by his mother and his attorney, Mark Garagos, candidly discusses the night that forever changed his life. Craziest thing about this snippet is that Chris states that he doesn’t remember a thing about that fateful night. Is he suffering from blackouts now or is that just something his attorney advised him to say?
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Frankie & Neffe held a viewing party last night for the premiere episode of their new BET reality show “The Frankie & Neffe Show.”?? Frankie was her normal subdued self and Neffe glowed as her boo Soullow stood by her side.? I was invited out but didn’t get a chance to catch the episode cause I was so busy staring at all the beautiful people. Especially Neffe’s BFF/stylist, Dariel and all his fabulous friends.? I’ve never seen so many pretty men in makeup in one spot…they had the joint on lock!
Lawd! Miss Sophia be killin ’em…
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Tameka ‘Tiny” Cottle and Kandi Burruss cover this month’s issue of Rolling out magazine. The two former Xscape bandmates are still great friends (despite what you may have heard) and both have recently ventured into the world of reality television. Tiny’s “The Tiny & Toya Show” on BET is way better than most expected, giving us an up close and personal look into her family life alongside hitmaker T.I.? Kandi came in as a Freshman to a crew of Seniors on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and has been catching mad flack about her relationship with a fiance’ who already has 6 kids.
Each having their own special situations, both make for great television! Check out the interview & video below:
A Flash From The Past: Thelma from Good Times wrote a book [FreddyO]
Kanye Likes His Women Raw [GossipJacker]
Spotted: Usher & His New Boo?? [SandraRose]
Croatian Paparazzi piss off Beyonce’s Bodyguard [NecoleBitchie]
The Jackson’s Reality Show Gets a GreenLight [RhymesWithSnitch]
Oprah locks in Whitney Houston Interview [GyantUnplugged]
Bobby Brown has a WARRANT for Child Support…again! [MrsGrapevine]
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