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The 911 call placed moments after Whitney Houston’s body was found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11 has just been released.
A member of the hotel security team is the person who made the call, informing the 911 operator about a “46-year-old female found in the bathroom.”
The caller says he was alerted to the situation by an “irate” woman who called security from the room, but couldn’t get much information from her.
A woman who first dialed security kept hanging up for whatever reason, preventing the dispatcher from giving potentially life-saving instructionsMore >
The complete Whitney Houston autopsy is in, and it reveals a number of harrowing details regarding the singer’s death on February 11.
The document states that a “spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it” was found in the hotel room in which Whitney died, along with a “white powdery substance” later tested and determined to be cocaine.
Houston’s body was found face down in the bathtub – in approximately 13 inches of water, the report adds -with “bloody purge coming from her nose.” Moreover, a “perforation of posterior nasal septum” made it clear that the singer had a history of drugMore >
Whitney Houston passed away in February, but fans will still get a chance to watch her on the big screen in August.
That’s because the singer had just finished filming Sparkle when she died, a remake of a 1976 movie in which she plays the matriarch of a musical family.
In various interviews since Houston left us, Jordin Sparks – who makes her Hollywood debut as Houston’s daughter – said “it was amazing to walk into work and then Whitney is sitting in her chair blasting gospel music and singing,” while producer Howard Rosenman added that the legend “is unbelievably brilliant in [the More >
Family and close friends are currently gathered inside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, paying their final respects to Whitney Houston.
Those in attendance include Kevin Costner, Aretha Franklin (who will NOT be singing, after all, due an illness), Stevie Wonder, (who WILL be singing) Revs. Jessie Jackson and Clive Davis and many more.
The Associated Press is live streaming the event, which we’ve posted below. Say your final goodbye to Houston by watching the festivities now:
Hundreds of people lined up on Martin Luther King Boulevard this evening, gathering nearby the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey while those closest to Whitney Houston – including her daughter and mother, who exited a limo holding hands – held a wake for the late artist.
This private memorial precedes tomorrow’s funeral Houston, which is scheduled for noon EST.
It will be held at New Hope Baptist Church and has been the subject of controversy all week, with Bobby Brown not cleared by his former in-laws to attend until the last moment; and with Governor Chris Christine orderingMore >
On The Today Show this morning, Matt Lauer and Bill O’Reilly engaged in a fascinating debate.
It stemmed from the latter’s belief that Whitney Houston had a death wish, that nobody abuses drugs or alcohol in such a way “if they want to stay on the planet.”
Lauer countered this point by saying “addiction is a disease,” but O’Reilly shot back:
“It’s a mental disease. You have free will when it comes to addiction. You don’t have free will when it comes to lung cancer.”
The main topic of the discourse, though, centered on the media’s handling ofMore >
With Whitney Houston’s death taking place less than 36 hours before the show, you knew the Grammy Awards would feature a moving tribute Sunday night.
Jennifer Hudson delivered that and then some.
On a darkened stage where Houston had performed many times before, in front of artists who will remember her as an unforgettable talent and influence, on music’s biggest night, Houston was honored with one of her most biggest hits.
Here’s Jennifer Hudson performing “I Will Always Love You” …
Whitney’s memory and Hudson’sMore >
Clive Davis discovered Whitney Houston at a NYC nightclub when the singer was 20 years old.
It was therefore eerie and appropriate that the artist passed away, possibly from an overdose on prescription drugs, just a few hours prior to the music producer’s annual pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
The somber event did proceed as scheduled – with attendees including Britney Spears, Miranda Lambert, Brandy, Tom Hanks, P Diddy, Kim Kardashian and Mary J. Blige – and Davis opened the shindig with remarks abut Houston.
Prescription drugs were present at the scene of Whitney Houston’s tragic death, and it’s possible the star drowned in the bathtub, according to reports.
No illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where a member of the legendary singer’s entourage found Whitney Houston dead on Saturday.
When EMTs arrived, Whitney’s body was already removed from the bathtub.
It will take an autopsy to determine if she overdosed, drowned or died from some other cause. The medical examination is scheduled to take place imminently.
Beverly Hills police officers found various pill bottles in Houston’sMore >
Last week was a rough one career-wise as Olivia Palermo was put on the chopping block and Whitney Port was basically told she’s not a real designer on The City.
This week marked a renaissance of sorts for both. Olivia rose to the occasion somehow and avoided being fired, while Whit’s fashion show in Miami was a big hit.
Here’s THG’s plus-minus recap of last night’s The City …
Whitney Port travels to Miami with Roxy Olin (for some reason) and feels the pressure of competition and putting on a show without Kelly. Real world, girl. Plus 5.
Olivia vows her “personal relationship” with ZacMore >