Quote: "That is a mother's grief, you know, because Whitney died at that hotel... All that it meant was that her... continuing pain was such that she could not attend a party, even if we were tributing (sic) Whitney, but of course it was the polite thing to do as we invited her brother and sister-in-law. We invited Cissy, but I understood." Music mogul Clive Davis fully understands why Whitney Houston's mum Cissy called his invitation for her to attend his Grammy Awards eve party "obscene". The bash was held at the same hotel where her daughter died a year ago (Feb12).
Fact: Comedian Bill Cosby, R&B singer Mary J. Blige, producer Clive Davis and veteran actor Warren Beatty will help mark the 100th anniversary of the famed Beverly Hills Hotel during a centenary bash next month (Jun12). The group will host a series of events at the chic Los Angeles destination throughout the weekend of 15 June (12).
Quote: "I've become a damn good ping-pong player. Four times a year, I fill all the guest rooms at my weekend home in Pound Ridge, New York, and hold an elimination tournament." Music mogul Clive Davis on his secret passion for table tennis.
Fact: Alicia Keys, Dionne Warwick, actress VIVICA A. Fox and U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart were part of an all-star audience for a special preview of Whitney Houston's comeback album I LOOK TO YOU in New York on Tuesday night (21Jul09). The listening party was hosted by Houston's mentor, music mogul Clive Davis.
Quote: "LEONA is a true original. This album might be the biggest new album of the year." Music mogul Clive Davis has high hopes for Leona Lewis, after she became the first British female to top the U.S. Billboard 100 chart in 21 years with single BLEEDING LOVE last month (Mar08).
Quote: "I went to Clive Davis' Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there - Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, and I met Whitney Houston. That was crazy." British pop star Leona Lewis was overawed by the stars she met at music mogul Davis' February (08) bash.
Quote: "She (Harlow) only sleeps three hours at a time. She's with Grandma now, but if she wakes up..." New parents Joel Madden and Nicole Richie leave Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles before midnight on Saturday (09Feb08) to return home to their one-month-old daughter, HARLOW WINTER KATE MADDEN.
Quote: "I am not a fan... I do respect him, but I don't want to barbecue with him. We don't braid each other's hair. And, despite the rumours, he is nowhere near a father figure." Kelly Clarkson continues her feud with label boss Clive Davis, who famously took issue with some of the tracks the pop star wrote for her new album My December.
Fact: DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON has landed her first record deal with music mogul Clive Davis and will start recording the project a week after learning if she has won Oscar gold at the end of February (07).
Fact: <p>Music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio's Grammy Radio station tonight (07JAN06). This year, party performers include Jamie Foxx, Kelly Clarkson and Barry Manilow. </p>