Rihanna‘s not really what you would call an actress, despite that awful appearance in Battleship – and I say that as a Rihanna fan. Singer? Of course. Fashion plate? I’ll buy it. However, she’s still hot shit in the celebrity world, so of course Mr. Madea himself, Tyler Perry, wants to book her in for a new movie role. The problem is, that’s never going to happen because Whitney Houston told RiRi before she died that Tyler Perry movies are for “fading black stars”. Ouch!
“Whitney put her off Tyler by warning her bluntly that ‘Tyler’s films are for fading black stars, not rising ones,’” the source said.
“Rihanna so respected Whitney because in addition to being one of the biggest pop stars ever, she starred in hit movies such as The Bodyguard.”
And Rihanna, also a multi-talented star, feels it will be better for her career to do something similar to the 2012 science fiction war film Battleship, for which she received glowing reviews, the source said.
“She’s ruling out doing a Tyler Perry-style romantic comedy because she thinks she works better in action roles, playing the tough girl.”
HAHAHA, okay. First of all, please tell me they’re going to continue making movies based on board games so Rihanna can star. Maybe she can play the role of The Car in the Monopoly movie? What about Lord Licorice in Candyland? I’m into it.
Second of all, I feel like I need to watch the Madea movies now. Are they on Netflix?
April 2, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
Okay, this story is a bit convoluted and 100% a hot mess. Apparently two cops attended the scene of Whitney Houston‘s death. One of them, Sgt. Terry Nutall, apparently knelt beside the singer’s dead body, lifted up the sheet covering it and remarked, “Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?”
The other cop who was there, Sgt. Brian Weir, thought that was pretty fucked up and reported it, which didn’t work all that well for him, according to a new lawsuit he’s filed.
Weir claims he came forward with the complaint soon after Whitney’s death … and was subsequently canned from his positions with the coveted SWAT and K-9 teams in retaliation. Weir claims he was also denied promotions and other benefits.
He’s suing for unspecified damages.
This is such a mess on so many levels. But actually, I have to believe Weir – after all, it goes right along with what Ray J said about cops making “disrespectful comments” towards Whitney’s body. This needs to be handled, but it’s California, so you know it won’t.
March 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
It’s always been clear that Whitney Houston‘s family was none too pleased about Bobbi Kristina marrying her “adopted brother”, Nick Gordon. While you would think they would have gotten over it by now, apparently a long-simmering feud came to the forefront during a Houston formal family event last week, where Whitney’s nephew, Gary Michael, beat the shit out of Nick.
We’re told Whitney’s nephew, Gary Michael Houston, went nuclear on Bobbi Kristina’s husband, Nick Gordon … SLAMMING him to the floor and pummeling his face — accusing him of talking crap about the family.
Family sources tell us … it all went down at a Sweet 16 party for Whitney’s niece, Rayah. We’re told it was a formal affair — everyone in tuxes and long gowns — but Nick showed up in a hoodie and knit cap and “lookin’ like a thug.”
Gary felt Gordon had insulted the family one too many times … as soon as the party was over, he delivered the beat down. We’re told it was a lopsided fight — Nick didn’t even get in a single punch.
Here are some nice tweets for you to enjoy between the two, as well. So much drama – Whitney’s probably rolling in her grave.
He still kinda sore from that last trip I sent him on smh….. I tried to tell him to buckle up lol
— GARY MICHAEL HOUSTON (@garymhouston) March 3, 2014
@garymhouston bitch ass nigga you had a clear shot on my face. You didn't do shit. Sloppy ass nigga. You got held back by one girl.
— Nick Gordon (@nickdgordon) March 3, 2014
#GaryMichaelHouston you're a bitch. Point blank. I've never seen such a little short/fake person. First time for everything.
— Nick Gordon (@nickdgordon) March 3, 2014
March 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Last summer, Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina announced that she was engaged to her “adopted brother” Nick Gordon – news that wasn’t so welcome to her father, Bobby Brown, or… anyone else, really. However, we knew it was going to happen and indeed, now it seems it has, since Bobbi posted the following photo on Twitter:
— Bobbi Kristina H.G. (@REALbkBrown) January 10, 2014
Bobbi Kristina is only 20, so that’s a major red flag and a sign that this thing isn’t really going to last all that long. A lot of people think that the sibling relationship they shared makes their whole relationship problematic, but eh, I’m pretty live and let live in that sense. They’re not related by blood, and even if they were, what’s it to any of us? That’s not to say I’m some huge proponent of incest, but I dunno, it just doesn’t seem that unnatural to me that they would end up together when they grew up around each other. Is it ill-conceived? Sure, getting married to anyone at 20 probably is. That being said, that’s more of a problem here than the fact that he was like her “adopted brother”, I think. That being said, I do think if Whitney was still alive, she wouldn’t be having ANY of it.
What do you guys think?
January 10, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Ray J (yes, the I hit it I hit it I hit it I hit it I hit it I hit it first Ray J) was allegedly involved with Whitney Houston before her death. Like, right before. When police went to collect her body, he apparently overheard some of them making fun of her naked, dead body. This whole thing is just bizarre and sad. From TMZ, via Daily Freeman:
Sources reportedly told the website Ray J heard a “disrespectful comment” about Houston, followed by loud laughter. He reportedly got angry and tried to get inside, but was restrained. After the scenario repeated itself, he was removed from the floor.
Reports surfaced earlier this week that a police officer has filed a claim against the Beverly Hill Police Department, reporting that he was demoted after reporting a colleague picked up the sheet covering the lower half of Houston’s body and made a comment about how she looked.
I mean really, that’s just terrible. Terrible for Whitney, for her family, and for Ray J. Not even Ray J deserves something like that.
September 20, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Most stars get one wax figure at Madame Tussauds (if any), but Whitney Houston‘s got four. Representing the singer at various points in her lengthy career, the figures – which were unveiled to commemorate the upcoming one year anniversary of her death – will each appear at a different Madame Tussauds location around the world.
Houston’s manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said in a statement:
“We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career. This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”
The figures will debut in New York on Thursday. That Bodyguard Whitney is fierce, right?