Whitney sighting confirmed
By Richard L. Eldredge
Published on: 03/30/04
As it turns out, there was no need to burn up the long-distance lines,
talking to an out-of-touch Los Angeles-based publicist about Alpharetta
resident Whitney Houston's whereabouts these days. As Buzz Central
discovered Tuesday, the facts were as close as Mark Trigg, the pop star's
When Trigg read our account in
Tuesday's column about Houston taking in the Beyonce-Missy Elliott-Alicia
Keys sold out show at Philips Arena Sunday night, he rang us to confirm
that his client was indeed there. And, more importantly, that the singer
is continuing in-patient treatment in rehab.
"She is still currently enrolled in the facility," Trigg told us. "She is
allowed out, however, only if she is accompanied with representatives from
the facility. It was decided that the concert was an appropriate social
Translation: That woman in the fur coat acknowledging the cheers of her
fans at Philips Arena Sunday night was Houston and she is being treated
locally. Her Los Angeles publicist Nancy Seltzer initially denied that the
singer was at the show.
Best of all, Trigg says his client continues to make progress in the
facility's program. Said Trigg: "She is fully committed to her recovery.
She is also aware and extremely grateful for the support and well-wishes
of her fans."
NEWSFILE: 30 MARCH 2004