Found February 15, 2012 on
Lost My Way:
I'm guessing this is before she had to find out the hard way that crack is whack. There are certain things that you're not supposed to do after a celebrity dies. You can't make jokes about them, you can't string them up like a marionette and you can't raise their album prices. Sony seeing opportunity in the doorway decided that it'd be a good idea to cash in on Whitney Houston checking out by raising the prices on her albums by about five dollars. Sony must have thought people don't notice things like that because they're now apologizing for it, saying it was never supposed to happen.
Everybody's butthurt about this but I don't think it's that big of a deal. Sony's just trying to make a quick buck just like everybody else, personal image be damned. I think it's weird that suddenly people want to listen to her music like it wasn't available for purchase a month ago. If you didn't want to listen to it then, why do you want to listen to it now? It's not like the music is going to suddenly stop existing. Also why am I not allowed to make jokes on the matter? Should I wait until everybody has finished grieving? The jokes won't be funny then. You have to strike while the iron is hot.TL;DR
Raising prices on a product by a person who just died is always a terrible idea.Sony apologizes for Whitney Houston album price hike
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — KFI-AM radio’s popular afternoon talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou – “John and Ken” – were suspended Thursday for comments made on their radio show in the wake of the death of Whitney Houston.
The suspension is effective immediately, according to a statement from KFI that did not include the specific comments that led to the disciplinary...
Detroit pastor Marvin Winans told the Free Press today that he will preside at the funeral services his friend, the famed singer Whitney Houston.
I weep for you, Whitney Houston. Your tragic death stole my breath. And I am still full. But Whitney, I wonder if you really knew what you meant to us - those garden-variety black girls who grew up back in the day.
Aretha Franklin has been asked to perform at Whitney Houston's funeral, Franklin's spokeswoman said Wednesday. The Detroit star was the godmother of Houston, who grew up knowing Franklin as Auntie Ree, as the Free Press reported in the 1980s.
Investigators are expected to serve subpoenas on doctors and pharmacies this week as they try to determine whether prescription drugs found in Whitney Houston's hotel room had anything to do with her death, according to a source with knowledge of the case.
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Whitney Houston will be buried in New Jersey, one week to the day she was found dead in a bathtub in the Beverly Hilton.
The 48-year-old superstar (singer, actress, producer) will be remembered in a private, invitation-only ceremony. More than 1,500 guests are expected, including Chaka Khan, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame), music mogul LA Reid...
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Bobbi Kristina Brown has been released from the hospital, a source tells the Associated Press.
The 18-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was taken over the weekend following her mother’s sudden death at the Beverly Hilton.
“My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better...
The focus of the Whitney Houston investigation is shifting to an examination of the prescription medicines found in her room and whether she had taken any drugs that might have contributed to her death.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has issued subpoenas for medical and pharmacy records from Whitney Houston's doctors and medical providers, which is standard procedure in such investigations, an official said.
Experts said it's expected to take time for investigators to sort out Whitney Houston's medical history and prescription drug inventory as they try to determine how the pop star died.
Multi-million dollar recording artist Whitney Houston was found lifeless in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel Feb. 11, according to news reports. She was 48.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Nets honored the late Whitney Houston by playing her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from the 1991 Super Bowl before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.The Newark-born singer died in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday at the age of 48. ...
Former NFL QB and commentator Rodney Peete and his wife, actress Holly Robinson-Peete renewed their vows of 17 years Monday night at the top of the Empire State Building. The couple danced to Whitney Houston’s I will always love you for their first dance. The cake was red velvet Beautiful! Happy Valentine’s day! [...]
Whitney Houston's body was set to be flown home to New Jersey late Monday for a funeral to be held at week's end, said two people who have spoken with her family.