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Barcelona...

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Whitney Houston in Barcelona


Singer Whitney Houston at Paris CDG Airport leaving for Barcelona where she is due to take a vacation. The diva suffered from severe stomach pain's last night on the plane from Los Angeles to Paris and had to be rushed to the American Hospital in Neuilly near Paris. She looked much better as she prepared to board her flight today. FRANCE 25/02/05 BYLINE PIERRE SUU/DAVID DIONISIO/JOCELYN PILLET

NEWSFILE: 25 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Whitney In Paris Hospital...

Associated Press reports that Whitney Houston was taken ill during a flight to France with severe vomiting according to publicist, Nancy Seltzer.  Whitney was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Paris where she was treated in the emergency room for gastroenteritis.


For The Record...

[From MTV News]

...Whitney Houston was rushed to an undisclosed Paris hospital on Thursday (February 24) after getting sick on a Europe-bound flight, according to her spokesperson. The singer, who suffers from gastroenteritis ó an inflammation of the stomach and intestines ó was apparently stricken with food poisoning and was rushed to the emergency room following a bout of "severe vomiting" on the flight. Houston is doing well and should not have to stay in the hospital overnight, her rep said.


NEWSFILE: 24 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 20 February 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 1,235 (-5%)
2. The Bodyguard: 645 (-1%)
3. Whitney Houston: 239 (+2%)
4. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Video): 196 (-20%)
5. The Preacher's Wife: 187 (+14%)
6. Just Whitney...: 172 (+2%)
7. My Love is Your Love (Album): 163 (-8%)
8. Whitney: 161 (-26%)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 64 (+49%)
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 11 (-39%)
11. One Wish: The Holiday Album:  9 (+29%)
12. Itís Not Right But Itís Okay: 7 (-56%)
13. My Love is Your Life (single): 7 (+250%)

[Thanks Jim R.]

NEWSFILE: 23 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 13 February 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 1,298 (+14%)
2. The Bodyguard: 651 (+26%)
3. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Video): 246 (+5%)
4. Whitney Houston: 234 (-1%)
5. Whitney: 219 (+12%)
6. My Love is Your Love (Album): 178 (+6%)
7. Just Whitney...: 169 (+10%)
8. The Preacher's Wife: 164 (-18%)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 43 (-7%)
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 18 (-5%)
11. Itís Not Right But Itís Okay: 16 (+78%)
12. One Wish: The Holiday Album:  7 (-)
13. My Love is Your Life (single): 7 (+250%)

[Thanks Jim R.]

NEWSFILE: 16 FEBRUARY 2005
 


New Album On The Way...

Clive Davis has confirmed that Whitney Houston will return to the studio at the end of March or early April in brief interview with Netscape Celebrity.  Read the entire report here.

[Thanks Nippy Online]

NEWSFILE: 15 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Back-tracking...

[From Fox 411]

Confirming Whitney Houston will not be at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party:  ...Whitney Houston will not be attending, but there's no scandal here. According to my sources, "Next year will be her big comeback. It's too soon."

Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 6 February 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 1,141 (+12%)
2. The Bodyguard: 517 (+3%)
3. Whitney Houston: 237 (+30%)
4. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Video): 235 (+20%)
5. The Preacher's Wife: 199 (+34%)
6. Whitney: 196 (+31%)
7. My Love is Your Love (Album): 168 (+33%)
8. Just Whitney...: 153 (+16%)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 46 (+10%)
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 19 (+6%)
11. Itís Not Right But Itís Okay: 9 (+50%)
11. One Wish: 7 (-42%)

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE: 11 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Catalogue Finish...

'Whitney: The Greatest Hits' finished as the 13th best selling catalogue album in the UK of 2004.

[Thanks Amit K.]

NEWSFILE: 8 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Skint Skinner Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel...

[From MTV News]

An associate of Whitney Houston's late father is writing a tell-all book about the singer, to be published in the next few months. "The Rise and Fall of Daddy's Little Girl - The Whitney Houston Story" would give Kevin Skinner's firsthand account of run-ins with the singer and her husband, Bobby Brown, including, he claims, "the drugs, the affairs, the lies." Skinner's rep says that the book will be "shocking."

[Thanks Chris B.]

NEWSFILE: 7 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Taking The Stage...

[From Contact Music]

Lennox Stars In Pre Grammy Bash

Former EURYTHMICS star ANNIE LENNOX will perform at an all-star pre-GRAMMY bash in Los Angeles next Saturday (12FEB05).

OSCAR-nominee JAMIE FOXX, soul legend STEVIE WONDER and R+B beauty ALICIA KEYS are also due to perform at the invitation-only event - hosted at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel by J RECORDS boss CLIVE DAVIS.

Troubled singer WHITNEY HOUSTON is also taking the stage, and is looking to launch her career comeback after a battling a drink and drug addiction.


NEWSFILE: 4 FEBRUARY 2005
 


The Return Of Whitney...

EUR is reporting on Whitney Houston's scheduled appearance and performance at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party.  Read EUR: The Return Of Whitney.
 

NEWSFILE: 3 FEBRUARY 2005
 


Rising Star...

Roger Friedman's Fox News column, Fox 411, speculates on the potential for Whitney Houston's performance at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party on 12 February 2005.  Whitney is featured prominently in the booklet sized party invite.  Read Fox411: Will Whitney Houston's Star Rise Again?


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 30 January 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 1,019 (+25%)
2. The Bodyguard: 502 (+64%)
3. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Video): 196 (+17%)
4. Whitney Houston: 183 (+42%)
5. Whitney: 150 (+40%)
6. The Preacher's Wife: 149 (-10%)
7. Just Whitney...: 132 (+27%)
8. My Love is Your Love (Album): 126 (+14%)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 42 (-11%)
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 18 (+100%)
11. One Wish: The Holiday Album: 12 (-33%)

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE:  2 FEBRUARY 2005
 

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