Did Whitney Miss Diane Sawyer Interview?
Another day, another Whitney Houston story. They're coming fast and furious now.
This one is about Diane Sawyer's planned interview with Whitney and hubby Bobby Brown. My sources say that Whitney and Bobby were supposed to show up in Atlanta Thursday to meet Diane. Instead, the couple stayed at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles and blew off the appointment.
That's version one. In version two, Sawyer -- according to her producer -- was still planning an interview with the couple, but it wasn't scheduled for Thursday. She was in her office, he said, when I called.
In version three, Whitney's publicist insisted that there might be an interview in the future, but that it was ABC's prerogative to announce it, and that Whitney did not "maroon" (publicist's words) Diane in Atlanta.
Ah ha. You take your pick.
My source, who's usually on the money, insists that Whitney and Bobby simply never got it together in Bel Air, and that Diane, hearing of this, subsequently did not fly to Atlanta to meet them.
My source also said: "When Bobby filmed his video with Ja Rule recently, he hired extra bodyguards for the day to look tough. At the Bel Air, there's been a lot of carousing in public areas, and they're not happy with him."
Well, come on, is that a surprise?
All in all, Whitney did not have a great week. Her album was leaked to the Internet, her father is suing her, and now this. Plus, even though the album is now available to everyone who wants to hear it, her old mentor Clive Davis hasn't even listened to it yet, say my sources.
As for the Sawyer business, I do know that Houston and crew were still at the Bel Air yesterday afternoon, and that they still hadn't left for Atlanta as was scheduled.
So maybe one day Whitney will hook up with Diane. All I know is there is still the issue of what to do about the leaked album, and the fact that Arista's L.A. Reid is getting commissions on three of the songs if Just Whitney... is released poses a conflict of interest.
Personally, I'm not interested in running daily Whitney updates, but I am told that she is so isolated she doesn't even know how all this reflects on her. And that is terrifying.
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