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Posted Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 11:11am
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The Whitney Houston Estate has cancelled a planned duet between Christina Aguilera and a hologram of the late singer, which is probably for the best.
Apparently Pat Houston, executor of the estate, has issued the following statement on the performance was set to air on The Voice‘s season 10 finale, but never was. She said:
We are so appreciative of the opportunity for the Whitney Houston hologram to appear on NBC’s The Voice with a talent pairing as extraordinary as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. We were looking to deliver a ground breaking duet performance for the fans of both artists. Holograms are new technology that take time to perfect, and we believe with artists of this iconic caliber, it must be perfect. Whitney’s legacy and her devoted fans deserve perfection. After closely viewing the performance, we decided the hologram was not ready to air. We have much respect and appreciation for Christina, and she was absolutely flawless.
ET previously spoke with Aguilera about the planned performance, which was something she was excited about, blah blah blah excited:
“I am sworn to secrecy,” she stressed during a backstage interview at The Voice on May 9. “I can’t say anything, but I’m very excited about the finale. Very exciting things happening.”
And yet, it was. And honestly, the hologram has been in the works since September 2015.News of the planned hologram in the singer’s likeness was first announced in September 2015.
“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” Pat Houston said in a statement at the time.
I mean, that’s true- a hologram does sound like an exciting way to celebrate an artist’s life. And yet, there’s something so cheap about it, too. Glad this one especially didn’t make the cut. LET ME HAVE MY MEMORIES!
Posted Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 8:08am
Filed under Christina Aguilera
, Whitney Houston
Woah, this is gonna be CRAZY!
The first ever estate-authorized documentary on Whitney Houston is in the works, with Kevin Macdonald at the helm set to direct.
Sure, it could be a pandering, soft-focus look at the singer’s life, but it could also be awesome and I’m choosing to believe it’s going to be awesome, what with the “unprecedented” levels of access he has to Whitney’s closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer’s life at every point.
Macdonald has already won an Oscar for his powerful terrorism documentary One Day In September, said of his motivation centering on Whitney in the project:
“The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years. She changed the way pop music was sung — bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”
Macdonald included more thoughts on what we should expect in the film:
“We have access to never-before-seen footage of Whitney that charts her whole life from her beginnings singing in her Church’s gospel choir to the day of her tragic death at the age of 48, and three decades of her music including exclusive demo recordings, rare performances and audio archive. Although we won’t shy away from the darker parts of Whitney’s life — her descent into addiction — I want audiences to walk out of the cinema and feel positive about Whitney and her music. I want to reveal a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew; and a woman those new to her life and music will never forget.”
No date has been set yet for a release, but obvi, it’s going to be a huge deal. I just hope it’s done right!
Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 11:11am
Filed under Whitney Houston
Sad news, y’all.
Yesterday, Bobbi Kristina Brown died at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia surrounded by her family. As we reported, she spent a long time on life support while Bobby Brown mysteriously talked about her getting better, and then not. And then some more god talk, and now, this. She was 22.
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said in statement to ET. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
It’s been almost six months since Whitney Houston’s daughter was found unresponsive in her bathtub, and was then taken to North Fulton Hospital and eventually placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. Two months before this tragic news, Bobbi was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center.
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” Pat Houston told ET in a statement that day. “We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
A very tragic end to a very short life.
Posted Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 8:08am
Filed under Bobbi Kristina