Whitney Houston‘s death in early 2012 was a tragedy – one that was shocking despite her decades long struggle with substance abuse and inability to overcome the demons which led her to such self-abuse. It was an event in pop culture that affected nearly everyone, so widespread was Whitney’s impact, but perhaps saddest of all was the fact that she left behind a 17-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who absolutely adored her mother despite her faults.
It’s bad enough that Whitney’s brother recently admitted that he was responsible for turning the late singer on to hard drugs, but Bobbi is now speaking out against her grandmother Cissy Houston’s new book on Whitney’s life, which she finds “disrespectful” and over-the-top.
ANYTHING concerning mygrandmothersBook•I& @nickdgordon OFCOURSE personally haveNOTHING2dowith• I ask youplsRESPECT tht•Haven’t read&won’t•
I find it 2B Disrespect2MYMOTHER & me being HERDAUGHTER won’t tolerate it. I LOVEYOUALL for your support though & I thank you immensely••xO!
Try to translate teenagespeak into English: Bobbi’s mad and Grandma’s in the shit. I don’t know what’s in this book and part of me doesn’t really care, but I think it’s pretty disgusting that she wants to make money off her daughter less than a year after she passed away. I’m team BK on this one.
February 4, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Bunch of weirdos.
Word on the street (no, like, literally—the street, as in the street that Bobbi Kristina wrecked yet another car on, also, like last time, a Camaro) is that Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon, her boyfriend-brother-betrothed are no longer together. And Bobbi Kristina wrecked a car. Here’s the photo of the totaled Camaro:
If you’re sitting there and thinking to yourself, “Hey, this photo looks a lot like another photo I’ve seen somewhere before,” you’re right. Because this totaled car looks a lot like the one that was totaled back in September. I’m not going to bother showing you that photo, because honestly, it’d be like looking at the picture above, just at night.
Anyway, sources are saying that Bobbi and Nick have officially called it quits, and, after being real, real upset about this new relationship status, Bobbi took it to the highway and ended up going over an embankment with her Camaro. A Good Samaritan phoned in the report when they noticed the car sitting at the bottom of the ditch and Bobbi standing next to it, staring at it like it was going to get up and drive away from the accident or something.
And they’re making a reality show out of this shit? SMH, guys. S. M. H.
November 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
You guys remember this story, right? When Bobbi Kristina was about nine years old, Whitney took in this 12-year-old boy named Nick. The two lived as brother and sister, and referred to each other as brother and sister, and then earlier this year they started dating, and it was weird. You remember that, surely.
The last we heard about the relationship was that they’d gotten engaged, but that was from shady sources, and it was all the way back in March. I haven’t heard all that much about these two since, but it looks like they’re still going strong. Strong enough to be fighting hard enough to wreck a car, drive it home, and then get the police called on them for having too loud a fight, anyway.
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was involved in a scary car accident in Georgia — DESTROYING the entire front end of the vehicle.
The black 2012 Camaro belongs to Bobbi’s boyfriend Nick Gordon — and according to sources close to Bobbi, Nick was driving Sunday night in Alpharetta, GA … with Bobbi in the passenger seat … when the accident happened.
The details surrounding the accident are unclear, but we’re told the couple had been arguing at the time of the crash — and Nick’s Camaro was the only car involved. No one was injured.
After the accident, the car was missing the front right tire, the front bumper was torn off, and the airbags were deployed — but somehow it got back to Bobbi and Nick’s apartment.
Cops went to the apartment soon after the accident for a noise complaint, but no one answered the door.
According to the incident report, officers saw the car parked outside the apartment with its hazard lights on — and it appeared it had been driven in a damaged state.
We’re told the accident is currently under investigation. Calls to Bobbi’s people were not returned.
I can’t tell if this is a classic case of a lovers’ quarrel or sibling rivalry. And that’s weird. Either way, how hard do you have to be fighting to wreck a car like this? Hard enough to reconsider your entire relationship, do you think?
September 26, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Like Emily, I did not watch the Billboard Music Awards last night, and it’s mainly because groups like LMFAO won—twice—and to be quite honest, I’m not really into all that. What did I do last night? Well, I went to Starbucks for coffee. And waited in line for twenty minutes, because there were two baristas on to serve literally fifteen people waiting for their caffeinated beverages. And I don’t mind the waiting, don’t get me wrong—but by the time I’d gotten out of Starbucks and began to head back to my car, the thunderheads that were threatening to open up and dump on me on my way in had burst, and rain was coming down all slanty and sideways, and by the time I got home, I actually had to change out of my clothes because I’d gotten so soaked. That was the highlight of the evening, folks, and after all that excitement, I just couldn’t bring myself to be watching four-plus hours of 80% suck music being honored.
But this clip, this was different. Flipping through the channels last night after I’d watched my third recorded ‘Big Bang Theory’ in a row, I happened to catch Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s acceptance speech for Whitney Houston’s Millennium Award, and I have to say … this girl doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell in making it in the entertainment industry. That, and also, the award was a really nice thing to do for the departed Whitney, and Jordin Sparks is a pretty little singer.
Finally, I guess there’s only one question remaining that needs to be answered: when is Bobbi Kristina Brown going to drop the “Bobbi” and the “Brown” and change over to “Kristina Houston” like we’ve all been waiting for her to do? She might actually have the aforementioned snowball’s chance in hell in the entertainment business if she DID drop her douchebag dad’s names like a hot crack pipe. Which she should.
May 21, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Yeah, that creepy new reality show I told you guys about yesterday, the one starring Bobbi Kristina and the rest of Whitney Houston‘s family? It’s supposed to focus on them coping with their loss, but also it’s going to be about Bobbi Kristina and how she’s such a star.
Whitney Houston’s mother is telling friends … she fully supports the idea of a family reality show because she believes the exposure will be GREAT for Bobbi Kristina’s singing career.
As we previously reported, the family just inked a TV deal with Lifetime to star in a reality show that will follow Whitney’s relatives in the wake of the singer’s untimely death.
Houston family sources tell TMZ … Cissy Houston knows BK shares Whitney’s passion for music … and she believes a reality show could be the perfect place to showcase Bobbi’s talent.
We’re told … Cissy also believes a reality show will “help with the healing process” by “keeping the family as one.”
Cissy also likes the fact that her “extended family” will be making money from the deal.
But don’t expect Kardashian-style antics on the Houston show — producers are suggesting it will have a more serious tone … at least for now.
Am I the only one who doesn’t understand how this show can do both things? Are they going to sit in a circle and talk about Whitney before Bobbi Kristina sings a heartfelt cover of “I Will Always Love You”? Or will they focus on how Whitney Houston isn’t truly gone because a piece of her lives on in Bobbi Kristina? Because neither of those things sound too awesome.
By the way, here’s a video that TMZ posted of Bobbi Kristina singing “Someone Like You.” It was posted last September, but I haven’t seen it, and some of you probably haven’t either:
She’s not horrible, right? But I just don’t think there’s any way for her to be really successful, not without a voice as big or bigger than Whitney’s. But hey, if you don’t star in a creepy, exploitative reality show in an attempt to achieve stardom, you’ll never know what could have been.
May 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Emily
Well, this is creepy. Whitney passed away only a few months ago, but it’s already time to exploit her family’s grief and cash in on it. Yep, there’s going to be a reality show all about Whitney’s family and how they’re coping with their loss.
Should a teenage girl grieving over the passing of her mom be the subject of a reality series? Three months after Whitney Houston’s sudden death, her family has signed on to do a reality series. Lifetime has picked up The Houston Family Chronicles, a 10-episode docu-series to premiere later this year. It will follow the lives of Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, who now manages her estate; Pat’s daughter Rayah; Whitney’s brother Gary; daughter Bobbi Kristina; and mother, Grammy-winning singer Cissy Houston, as they try to pick up the pieces after the pop star’s untimely death. The series will follow Pat and her husband, Gary, as they try to support Whitney’s teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina. In that, Pat enlists the help of her and Whitney’s inner circle, including Grammy-winner Dionne Warwick and gospel legend CeCe Winans. “The tragic loss of Whitney Houston left a void in the hearts of people all over the world, but certainly none more so than her beloved family,” said Lifetime’s EVP Rob Sharenow. “In this series, the multi-generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love, and grow.”
Pat Houston said that over the past few years she had been developing an unscripted project about her and her family with producers Tracey Baker Simmons and Wanda Shelley. “The unexpected passing of Whitney certainly affects the direction of the show,” she said. “However, it is my hope that others will be enlightened as they watch our family heal and move forward.” Jarrett Creative will produce the series, with Julie Insogna-Jarrett, Seth Jarrett, Tracey Baker Simmons, Wanda Shelley and Pat Houston serving as executive producers.
Whitney Houston’s family and especially Bobbi Kristina, have been a big ratings draw following the singer’s death. Oprah Whinfrey’s exclusive interview with them drew OWN’s largest audience ever.
Look, I love reality shows. I really, really do. But I like the ones about frivolous things, like cakes or pawn shops, or the ones where the cast members are in on the joke. I even like ones that are obviously scripted. But this show about Whitney’s family will probably be none of those things. It will be uncomfortable and strange and just … creepy.
Would anyone actually be interested in this show?