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Return Of Reality Show...

Reality TV World reports that 'Being Bobby Brown' is likely to return for a second season following comments made by Brown at the BET silver anniversary celebration.  Read Reality TV World: Bravo's 'Being Bobby Brown' Coming Back For Second Season.


NEWSFILE: 31 OCTOBER 2005
 


BET 25...

Whitney Houston received a standing ovation at last night's '25 Strong: The BET Silver anniversary celebration' recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  Associated Press report that Whitney introduced John Legend's performance. 

Click the image or here to view more pictures of Whitney from last night.  The show will air in the US on BET 1 November 2005.

Also, USA Today are amongst the first two write up about Whitney's appearance citing her tribute to Luther Vandross, but also reference the poor state of her voice during her speech when she attempted an impromptu tune.  Read USA Today: BET Honors Its Rich Past.
 

[Pictures - Thanks Keisha]


Access Hollywood...

US entertainment show Access Hollywood report that they will feature Whitney Houston on the red carpet from last night's BET's 25th anniversary special.

[Thanks Kevin W.]


Big In 'O5...

Whitney Houston has been nominated in VH1's 'Big In O5' awards in the Best Quote category for her reality series quote, 'Hello to the no".

You can vote for Whitney on the VH1 site.


Toni Braxton Talks Whitney...

Toni Braxton spoke to Groovevolt.com about Whitney Houston's appearance on 'Being Bobby Brown' - click here to read Groovevolt: Toni Braxton talks Mariah, Whitney & Playboy.


NEWSFILE: 27 OCTOBER 2005
 


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 23 October 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 673 (-8%)
2. One Wish: The Holiday Album: 510 (+225%)
3. Whitney: The Greatest Hits: (Video): 215 (-4%)
4. The Bodyguard: 201 (-5%)
5. The Preacher's Wife: 135 (+6%)
6. Whitney Houston: 112 (-3%)
7. Whitney: 83 (+41%)
8. Just Whitney...: 64 (+31%)
9. My Love is Your Love (Album): 61 (+17%)
10. The Star Spangled Banner: 25 (-)
11. Itís Not Right But Itís Okay: 8 (+60%)

Iím Your Baby Tonight scanned 3 units, down 25% from the prior week.

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE: 26 OCTOBER 2005
 


Doodle...

[Chicago Sun-Times Report]

ART ON THE FLY

>> If you can't afford a Picasso or Manet, how about a doodle by a celebrity? Sarah Jessica Parker (right, whose doodle is seen above), Bob Newhart, Richard Pryor, Susan Sarandon, Whitney Houston and Jackie Chan are just a few of the celebrities who have donated doodles to Doodles by the Stars, the benefit auction for Live Bait Theater. View the doodles at 6 p.m. Saturday, and begin bidding at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call (773) 871-1212; www.livebaittheater.org.


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 16 October 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 734 (-3%)
2. Whitney: The Greatest Hits: (Video): 224 (+21%)
3. The Bodyguard: 212 (+1%)
4. One Wish: The Holiday Album: 157 (+461%)
5. The Preacher's Wife: 127 (+12%)
6. Whitney Houston: 115 (-6%)
7. Whitney: 59 (+9%)
8. My Love is Your Love (Album): 52 (-5%)
9. Just Whitney...: 49 (-2%)
10. The Star Spangled Banner: 25 (-32%)
11. Iím Your Baby Tonight: 4 (-71%)

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE: 21 OCTOBER 2005
 


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 9 October 2005 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 759 (+6%)
2. The Bodyguard: 209 (+22%)
3. Whitney: The Greatest Hits: (Video): 185 (+9%)
4. Whitney Houston: 122 (-2%)
5. The Preacher's Wife: 113 (+2%)
6. My Love is Your Love (Album): 55 (-2%)
7. Whitney: 54 (-40%)
8. Just Whitney...: 50 (-15%)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 37 (-38%)
10. One Wish: The Holiday Album: 28 (+300%)
11. Iím Your Baby Tonight: 14 (0 week prior)

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE: 16 OCTOBER 2005
 


Reality Show May Not Return...

EURWeb reports that Bobby Brown has said a second season of the reality series, 'Being Bobby Brown', may not return.  Brown cites wanting more money for the show in which one million Americans tuned in each week to see what Whitney Houston would do next.
 


NEWSFILE: 11 OCTOBER 2005
 


Billy Joel Biography...

[From San Francisco Examiner]

The truth about Billy

In the new biography ďBilly Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Young ManĒ by Hank Bordowitz, the author claims that the Piano Manís addiction was so bad that he once drank furniture polish. The bio also features bits on Joelís marriage to supermodel Christie Brinkley and an anecdote about a run-in with a teenage Whitney Houston.
 


NEWSFILE: 10 OCTOBER 2005
 


Uncloudy Days...

[From EURWeb]

Sought-after gospel publicist Bill Carpenter has released his new book, Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia (Backbeat Books, $24.95), which chronicles the careers of over 650 gospel artists and personalities from 1900 to the present day.

With a foreword by Edwin Hawkins and introduction by Mavis Staples, the book has informative profiles on artists like Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, The Winans, Clara Ward, James Cleveland, and The Clark Sisters. The book even has profiles on mainstream artists such as Natalie Cole, Al Green, Whitney Houston and Little Richard and explores their connection to the gospel genre.


NEWSFILE: 4 OCTOBER 2005
 

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