BY MARC S. MALKIN
Houston: Let's Not Go to the Videotape
Don't look for a video to go along with Whitney Houston's new media-bashing single,
"Whatcha Lookin' At?," from her upcoming album. The Grammy-winning diva was
supposed to start filming the video last Monday but postponed it until Wednesday. By
Thursday, the production was called off entirely. It was to be directed by Dave Meyers,
one of the music industry's most in-demand talents, responsible for Enrique Iglesias's
steamy "Escape" video with Anna Kournikova, Janet Jackson's "All for
You," and Britney Spears's "Lucky," among many others. A rep for Houston
confirms the shoot's been canceled and isn't sure whether it will ever be rescheduled:
"Arista did not move forward on the video because the album wasn't finished, and they
regarded it as more important to finish the album than the video."
From the August 19, 2002 issue of New York Magazine.
NEWSFILE: 12 AUGUST 2002