Quote: "She did the best she could. My baby tried, she did. She just had the wrong partner... Whitney was a very soft and easy person, she was kind, she was free-hearted... and sometimes people didn't treat her nice." Whitney Houston's mother Cissy insists her late daughter was led astray by her former husband Bobby Brown.
Fact: Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon has paid tribute to Whitney Houston's hospitalised daughter by having her name tattooed on his forearm. The 21 year old is still fighting for her life after she was found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub at the couple's Roswell, Georgia home on 31 January (15). Gordon has reportedly been banned from visiting Brown in hospital by members of her family.
Quote: "I've talked to Cissy and she's distraught and I understand that, because Whit, three years ago this night, and now here's her granddaughter in the same, almost exact situation, it's rough." Music icon Smokey Robinson's heart goes out to Whitney Houston's mother Cissy as the veteran gospel singer faces losing her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, three years after the superstar's drowning death on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2012. Brown has been in a medically-induced coma since she was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at the Georgia home she shares with her partner Nick Gordon on 31 January (15).
Quote: "Tyler (Perry)'s been really close to the family. Tyler was really supportive of Whitney when she had her troubles and he intervened and tried to help her, and I know that he's been instrumental in trying to help Bobbi Kristina too... There aren't any words right now... It's a sad time, what a tragic thing." Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey is heartbroken by the hospitalisation of Whitney Houston's only child as her filmmaking pal Tyler Perry does all he can to help. The Gone Girl star gave Bobbi Kristina's father, singer Bobby Brown, access to his private jet so he could fly to Georgia following her medical emergency last weekend (31Jan15), when she was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at the home she shares with her partner Nick Gordon.
Quote: "There was an edge of, 'Go away kid, you're bothering me'. I've kicked myself a million times since. I could've discovered Whitney Houston." Singer Billy Joel regrets not listening to Whitney Houston sing when he met her in the 1980s while on vacation in St. Bart's.
Fact: Beyonce dedicated her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You to tragic actor Paul Walker onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (03Dec13). Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon (30Nov13).
Quote: "I couldn't think of anything else to say. I really had no lyrics, that's how it happened! It's the truth. There was no lyrics (sic)... I know Bobby (Brown) said, 'He can't write no more! Shoop? That's the best he can do? Shoop?!' Legendary R&B hitmaker Babyface confesses he came up with the simple chorus for Whitney Houston's Exhale (Shoop Shoop) track after suffering writer's block. The 1995 single featured on the soundtrack to the tragic superstar's film Waiting To Exhale.
Tweet: "I love you mommy There will Never Be Another I have Your blood running through my veins & I intend2make (sic) thee (sic) best of what You've given me". Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown sends a message to the late superstar two days before what would have been her 50th birthday on Friday (09Aug13).
Fact: Whitney Houston's headstone at a New Jersey cemetery pays tribute to one of the star's most famous songs, I Will Always Love You. The title is inscribed on the graveside piece, which was installed last week (ends14Jul13), reports Tmz.com. Houston died in February, 2012.
Tweet: "Jus watched Sparkle new version for 1st time wow been n (in) tears half the movie. What an emotional roller coaster great picture wow!!!" Rapper Snoop Dogg broke down watching late superstar Whitney Houston in the recent Sparkle remake.
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).
Quote: "I saw her one time really high. I wanted to kill her, I really did, but I held myself back. And she said, 'Mommy, mommy...' and she was so sad and pitiful. I wanted to hurt her, I really did, because it hurt me so bad." Whitney Houston's mother Cissy had trouble restraining her anger when she staged a surprise intervention at her troubled daughter's home during the height of her drug problems.
Fact: Whitney Houston has landed her 40th top 40 hit on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Celebrate, her duet with Jordin Sparks, has entered the countdown at 39. The song is from the two singers' new movie Sparkle, and it's the late star's first top 40 hit since Million Dollar Bill in 2009.
Tweet: "Watching 40 greatest hits of the 90s. Just saw daddy 'Humpin Around'! Hah get em daddy ! Heh love you... heh mom's on here too of course!" Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina enjoyed a video retrospective featuring her late mum and father Bobby Brown on Thursday (16Aug12).
Fact: A new greatest hits album of late singer Whitney Houston's music is to be released by Rca Records in the U.S. this autumn (12). A track list is yet to be decided but the collection will feature songs spanning her entire career.
Tweet: "I love you mommy... ps to all people as you realize I speak of her in present tense by (sic) she is always with me." Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown still feels close to her late mother.
Quote: "Every morning, she would walk into the hair and makeup trailer, and she would open the door and she'd go, 'How are you babies today? God is good. You guys doing OK?' She was always just so encouraging. She was so full of joy and full of light, because this was her baby. She'd been working on this movie and getting it out for, I think, 10-plus years." Singer/actress Jordin Sparks fondly remembers her late Sparkle co-star Whitney Houston.
Quote: "I didn't think he was the man for her. I tried my best to say, 'Get somebody else,' but when she made up her mind, I said, 'Hey, you're the one that's gotta roll over to that'." Gospel star Bebe Winans tried to talk his best friend Whitney Houston out of plans to marry Bobby Brown.
Tweet: "Whitney and Jordin. I can't wait for everybody to hear Celebrate from Sparkle." R. Kelly is delighted Whitney Houston's final recording, a collaboration with Jordin Sparks for their movie Sparkle, has hit the airwaves. The R&B star produced the song, titled Celebrate.
Quote: "That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off. That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job." Rihanna on possibly playing Whitney Houston in a biopic.
Fact: The trailer for Whitney Houston's final film, Sparkle, debuted on U.S. TV on Monday morning (02Apr12). The late superstar, who died in February (12), appears alongside singer Jordin Sparks in the movie musical, which will hit cinemas in August (12).
Fact: Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has reportedly landed a role in Tyler Perry's new TV show For Better or Worse. Perry, who is a close family friend, allowed the Houstons to use his private plane to fly the singer's body back home to New Jersey from Los Angeles following her death in February (12).
Quote: "That would be like asking a comet to fall from the sky. That sort of talent only comes a few times in a generation." Will.I.AM doesn't expect to find the next Whitney Houston in his role as a judge on the U.K. version of singing show The Voice.
Fact: Tragic Whitney Houston's beloved movie The Bodyguard is to be re-released for one night only to mark the film's 20th anniversary. Four hundred cinemas across America will screen the 1992 film at 7.30 pm local time on 28 March (12).
Quote: "She has everybody's phone number and everybody's address... She's grown into a lovely young lady and she has a lot ahead of her." Dionne Warwick on her tragic cousin Whitney Houston's teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Quote: "Sometimes she would come in my room and sleep with me... She stayed with me all night... and I slept with her all night." Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina on the last night of her mother's life last month (Feb12).
Quote: "I've got to carry on her legacy... I still have a voice (and) we're gonna do the singing thing. We're gonna do some acting, some dancing. It's a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it." Whitney Houston's brave daughter Bobbi Kristina is determined to press on with her own career in the wake of her mother's death last month (Feb12).
Quote: "I loved Bobby, Bobby was a good guy. I don't know how good they were for one another." Whitney Houston's brother Gary on his relationship with former brother-in-law Bobby Brown.
Quote: "I'm getting through it. I'm dealing as good as I possibly can... just trying to keep going... I can sing her music but to hear her music right now, I can't." Whitney Houston's teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina on life after the death of her mother.
Fact: Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to tragic Whitney Houston at a concert in Georgia on Thursday night (23Feb12) when she performed the late star's Shoop Shoop song with fellow former American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray.
Tweet: "Never forget but Forgive now... Tomorrow isn't promised ... Your prayers are helping me get through..." R&B singer Ray J tweets his first message to fans since the death of his on/off lover Whitney Houston on 11 February (12).
Quote: "It's really sad. Whitney had a magnificent voice. I keep hearing people say they're not surprised by her death, and I'm not either. When you consider the pressure she was under, and add in the drugs, something terrible is going to happen." Singer Katie Melua wasn't shocked to hear of Whitney Houston's death earlier this month (Feb12).
Tweet: "My heart hurts. Praying for Whitney Houston's family and friends, especially for Bobbi Kris. At least we still have your beautiful music, your legacy. I will always honour it. The world will always know who Whitney Houston is, that's the affect (sic) true legends have. And I will always love you... Rip." Amber Riley is suffering heartache ahead of Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday (18Feb12). The singer/actress met Houston for the first time last week (ends12Feb12), just days before her death, and sang her biggest hit I Will Always Love You on the latest episode of hit TV show Glee.
Quote: "I want to do my best. The only thing I'm scared of is if I start crying. If start crying... I won't get through it. But the people there, they are family. So we will have a good time even through the tears, but I'm not nervous at all." Gospel star Bebe Winans on singing at Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday (18Feb12).
Fact: A devastated Aretha Franklin has paid tribute to tragic Whitney Houston with a special poem all about the twinkle in her eye. Based on the famous nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, it reads, "Twinkle twinkle superstar, we don't wonder where you are. Up above the world so bright, like a diamond in the night. Twinkle twinkle she's still alone, I can't believe that she's gone."
Quote: "I jumped up off the side of the bed... I just said, 'Oh my God. That's not good.'" Aretha Franklin had just finished watching a movie in bed when she saw a newsflash about Whitney Houston's death on TV.
Quote: "I met her a couple of times. Obviously when I heard the news I was just as shocked as everybody else. She was such a big part of me growing up, musically, everything that I knew. She was kind of the pinnacle of a voice, of our time, of our generation and it's just so sad. I couldn't believe it. I was in my living room and I was on the phone with my manager and we had just hung up and he calls back one second later... I mean I hate even talking about it, it's just so sad." Jennifer Lopez chokes up as she remembers how she heard about the death of tragic Whitney Houston.
Tweet: "It was the greatest honor of my life to pay tribute to Whitney's memory. It was from my heart. Her family is in my prayers." Jennifer Hudson is in mourning after performing Whitney Houston's signature song I Will Always Love You at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12) - a day after the singer's untimely death.
Tweet: "I think it's remarkably sad about Whitney, who I hosted Snl with many years ago. Beautiful and, above all, talented beyond measure." Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin remembers working with the late Whitney Houston on hit U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live.
Tweet: "My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby." Aretha Franklin offers condolences to Whitney Houston's mother, daughter and ex-husband following the star's tragic death on Saturday (11Feb12).
Tweet: "In hair & make up getting ready for #TheGrammys #eredcarpet there is a really sad atmosphere down here today!" The death of Whitney Houston is having a huge impact on the Grammy Awards red carpet, according to Kelly Osbourne.
Quote: "That (author) Terry MCMillan keeps calling me about Waiting to Exhale 2... I guess it's inevitable if my three other friends, my three ladies (sign on)... I think they're all in... I'm not gonna say no." Whitney Houston on plans for a Waiting to Exhale sequel with co-stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.
Quote: "There has been talk about that. But at the moment I am concentrating on my second album." British singer Alexandra Burke confirms she has been in discussions to take on Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard in a West End stage adaptation of the hit 1992 movie.
Tweet: "Happy Happpy birthday to @JanetJackson !! From the HoustonFamily ! :) god bless and pray you have an amazing birthday ! Love you&thefammuch!" Whitney Houston's teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina sends her best wishes to the R&B superstar, who celebrated her 45th birthday on Monday (16May11).
Quote: "I am exceptionally proud of her, that she had the get up and go to say, 'OK, I need some help, now let me go get it.' And that's the bottom line." Singer Dionne Warwick on her troubled cousin Whitney Houston. The superstar checked into rehab for substance abuse earlier this week (beg09May11).
Tweet: "Sending out good vibes to my friend, Whitney Houston..." Sharon Osbourne reaches out to her singing pal, who has enrolled in an out-patient rehabilitation program to seek treatment for substance abuse.
Quote: “I have a live band onstage. My background singers are for real. My vocals are for real. I limit the computerisation. So my goal is to have people come to a show and say, ‘Wow.’" Whitney Houston is adamant her upcoming concerts will be completely live.
Quote: "Sexy can be sexual without having to expose a lot of yourself. Your body can express a lot without your having to take off a lot. A smile, a little glance, the way you lean back says sexy without being too open or offending anyone. Because once they've seen it all, they go, 'Man, I'm bored with that,' instead of 'Hmm, what's she going to do now?'" Whitney Houston tries not to be too provocative.
Quote: "(She is) always, always, always borrowing my clothes. I’m cool with it, but she’ll take something and won’t give it back!” Whitney Houston on her battles with her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Quote: “It’s funny because her body is mine, her skin colour is mine, but she says exactly what’s on her mind, so she’s like her father in that manner. These kids, man, they come out and just let you know right off." Whitney Houston on her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina with ex-husband Bobby Brown.
Quote: "My mom and I definitely couldn't hold back tears tonight as we both watched the woman who has been such an inspiration to us our whole lives." Demi Lovato was moved watching Whitney Houston perform onstage at the American Music Awards on Sunday (22Nov09).
Quote: "God bless Jada Pinkett Smith, who came up to me years ago and said, 'Girl, you don't know what you've done. You've opened the door that was shut.' I can't tell you how much that has meant to me." Whitney Houston was overcome with emotion after Will Smith's wife told her she was a pioneer for successful black women in Hollywood.
Quote: "I love to vacuum! Oprah (Winfrey) and I talked about why we both like to do it. We came up with the conclusion that it gives you a sense of accomplishment. It's a sense of being clean... I guess I'm just a freak for vacuuming." Superstar Whitney Houston feels better after doing her own dirty work.
Quote: "I literally stayed in my pyjamas for, like, six, seven months... see my daughter go to school... and I'd eat something, go back to bed, wake up, wait for her to get home, make sure she was OK." Whitney Houston on what her life was like when she first split from husband Bobby Brown and stayed with friends in California.
Fact: The title track of Whitney Houston's hit comeback album I LOOK TO YOU was written for the singer by R. KELLY 10 years ago.
Fact: Oprah Winfrey has landed Whitney Houston's comeback interview - the singer will help the talk show queen launch her new TV season on 14 September (09) by sitting down for a chat. It'll be Houston's first appearance on Oprah in seven years.
Quote: "Britney can sing, but it's different than being a singer and a person who can sing. The average person can sing pretty much, you can sing along to it in the car and you'll probably be in the same pitch. Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah - there are a lot of people with really great tones that aren't going to sing like Celine Dion or Whitney Houston." Grammy winning producer DALLAS AUSTIN.
Fact: Whitney Houston can't wait to get back in the charts - the release of her comeback album has been brought forward. I Look To You, the singer's first album in seven years, was expected to hit stores on 1 September (09) - but now it will be available a day earlier (31Aug09).
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: "I used to stand in front of the mirror and practise my Grammy speech and then seeing her and having her present it to me, it was so emotional." Jennifer Hudson was overwhelmed to receive the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album from her idol Whitney Houston at the February (09) prizegiving.
Fact: R. KELLY and Whitney Houston are recording a duet called I LOOK TO YOU.
Quote: "She was mad cool. Down to earth, yet conservative, polite. She felt like a high school friend. She felt mad approachable, cool as hell." Akon dismisses Whitney Houston's reputation as a diva after working on a track for her forthcoming new album.
Fact: Liza Minnelli's ex-husband David Gest showed his support for Whitney Houston at her London comeback show on Thursday night (08May08) - by sporting a black suit jacket with a glittery image of the R+B superstar emblazoned across the back.
Fact: Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner wowed star spotters at Muhammad Ali's Fight Night charity event in Arizona at the weekend (05Apr08) when they agreed to show up together. The magical meeting came 16 years after the pair teamed up on the big screen in The Bodyguard.
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: "I can't believe WHITNEY knows who I am!" British pop star Leona Lewis was stunned to discover legendary singer Whitney Houston is a fan of her work at a pre-Grammys party on Sunday (10Feb08) night.
Quote: "I think to myself, 'Man, I hope my performance was something that she'll always remember... My day is, like, messed up if I don't perform right.'" Whitney Houston's toyboy lover Ray J prides himself on his sexual prowess.
Fact: Welsh singer Charlotte Church wowed drinkers in a bar in Chamonix-Mt-Blanc, France by performing renditions of Sting's FIELDS OF GOLD, Whitney Houston's I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY and SIMON + GARFUNKLE's BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER.
Quote: "We have the same drug counsellor... and he actually brought her over to my house and he said, 'Whitney's hungry, do you have anything to eat?' I'm like, 'Well, I have turkey chilli.'" Courtney Love describes a late-night visit from Whitney Houston and her drug counsellor.
Quote: "There was a moment where we were in my bedroom and I felt like it should be a Saturday Night Live skit." Rocker Courtney Love on a surreal moment she had while trying to convince friend Whitney Houston to get help for substance abuse.
Fact: American Idol star KATHERINE MCPHEE scrapped plans to perform her version of SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW at the Carousel Of Hope ball in Beverly Hills on Saturday (28OCT06) after learning her heroine Whitney Houston would be in the audience. Instead, she performed Houston's I HAVE NOTHING, which earned her a standing ovation from the diva.
Fact: America is convinced Whitney Houston made the right choice when she recently ditched Bobby Brown for good - 95 per cent of those polled in a new In Touch magazine survey decided the soul superstar is better off without him.
Quote: "Lauren Bacall will do the one-armed push-up bit to Elton John's ROCKET MAN. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown will take the staff down to the basement and teach them how to freebase myrrh (corr). It's festive." Funnyman Martin Short jokes about his famous celebrity Christmas parties.
Quote: "I wanted to sing like Whitney Houston in that red dress and I have never forgotten that song. I learned it backward, forward, sideways. The video still brings chills to me." Former DESTINY'S CHILD star Kelly Rowland on her favourite song, Whitney Houston's version of THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL.
Quote: "I'm not gonna fight her back because I'm scared I might go back to jail." Bobby Brown admits he's terrified of confrontations with his troubled wife Whitney Houston after she called the police during a family spat in 2004.