It’s a matter of “He Said” / “She Said” between record man Clive Davis and musician Kelly Clarkson, who Clive profiles in his new autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life. The famed music mogul called in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to dispute her version of events:
On Kelly Clarkson Dispute:
“We’ve had differences in the past. From the very beginning I believed in Kelly and I still believe in her as an artist. What our memory differs over is what and how much she disliked “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” and how much I liked “Because Of You” when I first heard it.”
Clive continues: “Before this chapter went to press I had 5 independent, music major players read it, who were there during that period…and they totally verified it. The important thing is, as an artist, I do want to make it clear Kelly Clarkson is still growing. I’ve seen the growth in her and dispute our different memory recall issues. The bigger issue as an artist is she is growing and she will have a major career.”
Was Clive Ever Fearful For Whitney Houston’s Life?
Clive actually wrote a letter to Houston and included it in his book. “I had not seen her in over a year. When I saw her at the Michael Jackson Madison Square Garden concert in 2001, I really feared for her. That’s why I included the letter in my book,” Clive says. “I learned that the power of drugs defies logic and is stronger than any faith that could be mustered between two people. The victim, the subject, have got to get to that level where they know that they need help for themselves.”
The medical examiner ruled that Whitney Houston’s death was the result of her drowning in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel after taking a cocktail of cocaine, marijuana and several legal drugs.
But private investigator Paul Huebl believes this is not the case– at all.
Huebl, a former police officer who became an actor, claims that the legendary singer was murdered by drug dealers over a drug debt and says new surveillance video proves his theory.
Huebl is making these latest claims
According to The National Enquirer , Huebl believes the troubled star was targeted by several “high-powered drug dealers who sent thugs to collect a huge debt she owed for drugs.” [Whitney was said to owe a staggering $1.5million to dealers]
While Huebl says he has turned over the new evidence to the FBI, when questioned by another publication about his claims he couldn’t say definitively that she was murdered.
“Whitney’s body shows classic defense wounds that would have occurred while she was battling for her life,”he said.
He also said there was evidence that Houston’s hotel room was ransacked, showing further hints of a violent struggle.
‘”I think that if you put all these things together, they do kind of spell homicide, with a big red capital “H,’”he told MailOnline.
Huebl says that Whitney,48, received a delivery of cocaine to her room the day before her death and could be heard saying, “I’m tired of this sh*t” and the video surveillance shows two unknown men who repeatedly went to the Beverly Hilton and soon became part of the singer’s entourage.
These men, Huebl says, may have slipped into Houston’s hotel room and killed her.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s ruling was that the star’s death was “accidental.”
A new promotional video made by Chengdu city officials publicising a range of “panda cabs” featuring lookalikes playing Kate, Prince William and the Queen is raising some eyebrows. The trio are seen standing outside a palace trying to hail a taxi and it paints the Duchess of Cambridge as somewhat of a gold-digger.
Is it all in good fun, or a little offensive? Let us know your thoughts.
Could Whitney Houston’s mom, Cissy, be ready to spill her secrets? A new report suggests she has a book deal that is said to be in the “seven figures” range to detail her daughter’s drug problems and her tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown.
Singer Cissy Houston is going to remember her daughter, Whitney, in a book. And she’s planning to tackle some not-so-pleasant topics including her daughter’s drug problems and her marriage to Bobby Brown.
Houston has a deal (which could be worth “seven figures,” reports AP) with HarperCollins for a memoir it says will reveal the “unabridged and unbelievable story” of Whitney Houston, who died in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub in February at age 48.
HarperCollins announced Monday that the currently untitled book will be out in February.
“When I lost my daughter Nippy, the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman,” Cissy said in a statement released by HarperCollins. “We are still receiving thousands of letters each day from her fans, and I hope reading this book will provide a deeper understanding into my daughter’s true story.”
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where Whitney Houston sang as a child and where her funeral was held.
Last night, the Billboard Music Awards honored Whitney Houston by giving her their Millennium Award posthumously. And Whitney’s got one more gift to give back to us…one last song she recorded before she passed away: “Celebrate” a duet with Jordin Sparks.
It was produced by R. Kelly for the movie “Sparkle,” which will hit theaters August 17th. In the movie Whitney plays Jordin’s mother. As strange as it will be to see her face up on the big-screen it is wonderful to hear her voice again.
Despite the glitz, the glamor, and the good and bad red carpet dresses, Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards became a night of tributes to some of music’s brightest stars who have recently passed away.
In one of the most heartfelt moments of the evening, Jordin Sparks performed Whitney Houston’s iconic hit “I Will Always Love You” and the camera could be seen panning on Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who broke down in tears.
The 19-year-old then accepted the Millennium Award on her mom’s behalf.
“I really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all,” she said.” Not just from when it was good but when it was bad, too. Thank you for showing that much love, because she deserved it…I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. There will never be another one, ever.”
The awards ceremony also paid tribute to Donna Summers, who passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer (Natasha Bedingfield sang “Last Dance” in honor of the Queen of Disco, though it was cut short); and Cee Lo Green performed the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your RIght (to Party!)” in remembrance of MC Adam Yauch, who lost his battle with cancer on May 4.
And with the news that Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb passed away yesterday, the show’s co-host Julie Bowen said of Gibbs: “His voice and music of the Bee Gees will live on forever.”
Adele was the big winner of the night, winning 12 gongs, though she wasn’t in Las Vegas to pick up her trophies.
Other winners included Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.