Welp, this joke definitely backfired!
24.12.2022 - 00:15 / perezhilton.com
Clive Davis is spilling the details about Whitney Houston‘s lesbian love affair!
As you may know, it was long speculated that the legendary singer had a romantic relationship with her assistant, Robyn Crawford, before her career took off in the ‘80s. For a long time, the two remained quiet about the rumored romance until 2019, when Robyn released the memoir A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston. And now, the secret relationship is making headlines once again with the release of the new film out in theaters now, I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
Clive — who serves as a producer for the movie — spoke about the biopic in an interview with Extra on Thursday, revealing that it doesn’t gloss over Whitney’s struggles throughout her life or her romance with Robyn. Yep, he confirmed it! The famed record producer, who actually discovered the artist back in the day, shared with the outlet:
However, he noted the movie will set the record straight about some of the reports that have come out about what went down between Whitney and Robyn many years ago.
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Clive said he wanted to touch on the relationship since “there have been so many articles that have…attempted to trace her addiction to being a frustrated lesbian or never dated a man before Bobby [Brown], all of which was totally inaccurate.” He added:
Whitney, who struggled with addiction, passed away in 2012 at the age of 48. And innerestingly enough, her former husband questioned in his own 2016 memoir whether she would be alive still “if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life.” You can ch-ch-check out Clive’s entire interview (below):
We wonder what Robyn would have to say about what comes out of
Welp, this joke definitely backfired!
Whitney Houston's estate is not pleased by a joke made at the expense of the late music icon at the 2023 Golden Globes. Host Jerrod Carmichael, 35, referred to the Beverly Hilton - the venue the ceremony was being held at and the same location Houston died at in 2012 - as the 'hotel that killed Whitney Houston' on Tuesday night.Speaking with TMZ through a rep, Pat Houston, Whitney's manager and sister-in-law, said: 'The Whitney Houston Estate is disappointed in the joke, and felt it was in poor taste.' 'Poor taste': Whitney Houston's estate is not pleased by a joke made at the expense of the late music icon at the 2023 Golden GlobesAudience members reacted audibly when Jerrod cracked the controversial Whitney joke. 'We are pressed for time but they wanted me to shout out the venue that we're in. So we are here live from the hotel that killed Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton, you guys, so that's very exciting,' he told the crowd before introducing the next speakers to the stage. It's unknown whether or not NBC was aware of the joke beforehand, however the remark could also have been spontaneous.
After host Jerrod Carmichael made a joke about Whitney Houston’s death at the 2023 Golden Globes, the late singer’s estate is speaking out — and condemning the comments.
Kim Kardashian showered praise on the new Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody and its star Naomi Ackie.The picture opened two days before Christmas and has received a tepid response both from the critics and at the box office.However Kim, 42, was positively effervescent in her warm words about the film, gushing that its leading lady 'COMPLETELY embodies Whitney.' Approved: Kim Kardashian showered praise on the new Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody and its star Naomi AckieKim wrote on her Insta Stories this Saturday: 'WOW, WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY was so good.'The reality TV superstar continued: 'I love how they made it a celebration of Whitney's life & Naomi Ackie COMPLETELY embodies Whitney.' Kim, whose post came amid the film's slow box office collections, plugged: 'Must see it and in a theaters for the best experience!'One of the producers of the film is the legendary record producer Clive Davis, who knew Whitney and is played onscreen by Stanley Tucci. Rollout: The picture opened two days before Christmas and has received a tepid response both from the critics and at the box office; Naomi Ackies is pictured in the lead roleWhitney, whose various drug problems were extensively documented over the years, died in the bath in her suite at the Beverly Hilton ahead of the Grammys in 2012.Hours later Clive Davis proceeded with his annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton just four floors below where Whitney died.Before the picture came out, Variety reported that its aim was to score $12 million to $15 million in its opening weekend. However: Kim, 42, was positively effervescent in her warm words about the film, gushing that its leading lady 'COMPLETELY embodies
We see a lot of old Perez in Wendy Williams!
Dionne Warwick revealed she and Dolly Parton are planning to join forces on a new gospel song.The 82-year-old songstress and 76-year-old country star will record Peace Like A River, a tune penned by the latter artist.The New Jersey-bred vocalist announced the collaboration while guest starring on the Tamron Hall Show on Tuesday. New music: Dionne Warwick revealed she and Dolly Parton are planning to join forces on a new gospel song 'She sent me a song that she wanted me to record, and I said, "Okay, that sounds like a deal." She's such a sweetheart. I love her,' Dionne gushed to the talk show host.Warwick continued, 'She sent me another song, the one that we're going to be doing.
Rolling Stone has updated its 100 Greatest Singers list from 2008 with its new 200 Greatest Singers Of All Time.And while the roster of artists is extensive and varied, due in part to the change in criteria, there are a few questionable decisions that have outraged fans, but likely none more galvanizing than having Celine Dion left off the list, according to TMZ.Known for her powerful and technically skilled vocals, the Canadian singer, 54, has also amassed more 200 million record sales worldwide, all while winning a slew of accolades and awards over her five decades in the limelight.
Dancing With The Stars pros Daniella Karagach, 30, and Pasha Pashkov, 37, joyfully posted their gender reveal to Instagram this week.The dynamic duo, who are expecting their firstborn child, announced to their fans Tuesday that they are expecting a little girl.They posted a video montage of their gender reveal party, which doubled as Daniella's 30th birthday bash. So in love: Dancing With The Stars pros Daniella Karagach, 30, and Pasha Pashkov, 37, joyfully posted their gender reveal to Instagram this week Hot couple: Pasha and Daniella became professional dance partners in 2009 and lovers the following year before tying the knot in 2014; pictured 2021Pasha and Daniella also unleashed a set of bubblegum pink balloons and showered confetti over the crowd of partygoers.The montage, which include cheerful footage of a friend of theirs twerking, was set to Whitney Houston's recording of I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).
was. A cultural reset. Inarguable proof of A bar set so high that there will never be a “” that supersedes it. To understand Houston’s triumph, you have to understand the context of the moment. Super Bowl XXV took place during a tense time.
“Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is now playing exclusively in theaters.
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. “It’s kind of odd, right? It’s like the universe knitting together.” Whitney Houston was built into Ackie’s DNA growing up in Walthamstow, London. She listened to all of her music and watched every one of her films.
We’re hearing that bad weather in the Midwest significantly impacted Thursday grosses with Winter Storm Elliott intensifying into a bomb cyclone. As of this morning, more than 1 million customers are without power across the country, around 4K flights canceled and wind chill in the -20 to -30 degree range as the country gets hammered by severe winter conditions.
Clive Davis is weighing on the secret romance between the late Whitney Houston and her confidante Robyn Crawford. Robyn and Whitney - who met in 1980 when they were both counselors at summer camp - had a 'teenage, one-year affair,' the music mogul claimed. The subject of the long-rumored secret relationship has resurfaced due to its inclusion in the Whitney biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody starring Naomi Ackie, released in cinemas today. The truth? Whitney Houston's secret relationship with confidant Robyn Crawford was a 'teenage, one-year affair' claims music mogul Clive DavisRobyn previously confirmed the relationship with the late star herself in her 2019 memoir, claiming it was 'romantic and sexual' but ended due to homophobic pressure. In a new interview with Extra, Clive stated: 'They did have a teenage, one-year affair.' He added: 'There have been so many articles that have… attempted to trace her addiction to being a frustrated lesbian or never dated a man before Bobby, all of which was totally inaccurate.' He's the boss: Clive Davis pictured with Whitney in 2009 'I know of several men that she dated before Bobby.
One of the surprisingly few movies hitting theaters over the Christmas holiday weekend - Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody - is not finding a warm welcome from critics.The first wave of reviews surfaced on Wednesday morning - just days before the film hits theaters on Friday, garnering just a 41% rating from the first 32 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.While many critics are praising the powerful performance of Naomie Ackie - who fans have bashed for looking nothing like the singer - as the famed singer, they are also bashing the formulaic story that lacks any depth. Reviews are in: One of the surprisingly few movies hitting theaters over the Christmas holiday weekend - Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody - is not finding a warm welcome from criticsWhile many critics are praising the powerful performance of Naomie Ackie as the famed singer, they are also bashing the formulaic story that lacks any depth. Critics: While many critics are praising the powerful performance of Naomie Ackie as the famed singer, they are also bashing the formulaic story that lacks any depth. One of the positive reviews is from Variety's Owen Gleiberman, who added this film felt like a different sort of biopic because Houston's struggles with substance abuse and her tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown were always in the public eye, adding, 'Yet as you watch, you may realize how much there is to the story you didn’t know, and how transporting it is. 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody is the kind of lavishly impassioned all-stops-out biopic you either give into or you don’t — and if you do, you may find yourself getting so emotional, baby,' he added.
A legendary life cut short. Whitney Houston‘s vocals were so powerful that producer Clive Davis famously called her “The Voice” — and her fellow singers agreed she more than deserved the title.
Taking the stage in theaters at the tail end of 2022, the Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is a crowd-pleasing homage to the life, legacy, and work of an icon who sold over 200 million records worldwide. One of the year’s last films is also one of the best as a shared theatrical experience.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Anthony McCarten, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody is the new biopic on the singer’s life. Her history is full of dense material and naturally some things have to be left out for the sake of time, but 2.5 hours isn’t enough to do the story justice. The movie stars Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Nafessa Williams, and Ashton Sanders.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” open in US theaters Dec. 23 via Sony Pictures.
Christmas weekend is definitely Avatar: The Way of Water‘s to win at the box office, however, how big or small that is remains the question especially this early in the week. At the bare minimum, the 20th Century Studios/Disney movie should secure $60M-$65M for the 3-day and $90M-$95M for the 4-day. That’s on par with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which played into its second weekend in a year when Christmas fell on a Sunday. Avatar 2 made $16M yesterday, with a Sunday to Monday decline at -56% which was similar to Rogue One‘s -54%. Rogue One‘s first Monday was $17.5M. Some rivals won’t be surprised if Avatar 2 touches $100M over its four-day run. Through four days, Avatar 2 counts just over $150M.