Whitney Houston Extends Rehab Stay

Whitney Houston in a silver dress

According to TMZ, Whitney Houston is extending her stay at a treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction voluntarily. Earlier this week, the R&B star had completed a 30-day out-patient program which she also entered voluntarily. The 47-year-old hired a full life coach to help her stay on the straight and narrow.

Rihanna Sending Flirty Texts To Colin Farrell

After meeting Colin Farrell on Graham Norton’s talk show in Britain before Christmas and exchanging numbers, The Sun reports Rihanna has been sending lots of flirty messages to the Irish actor. “Colin was taken aback by some of the texts,” a source told the tabloid. “He reckons he might well be in there. They’re both single, so why not?”

Kelis Stiffing Her Maid?


Though Kelis’ ex-husband Nas was ordered to pay the singer $25,000 a month in child support, the 31-year-old is now being accused by a housekeeper of failing to pay $150 a day for her work as a maid. TMZ reports that since the maid is an illegal immigrant, there’s a problem trying to recoup the $900 in back pay. The housekeeper is trying to get a lawyer to determine if she can file a complaint with the California Labor Commission.

Leona Lewis Angers Tour Crew With Veggie Only Catering

Leona Lewis is not popular with the crew on her Labyrinth tour of Britain after ordering them to eat the same kind of food she does, vegetarian. “Leona has demanded that only veggie food be made available for everyone – and members of the crew are threatening to quit,” a source told The Sun. “She will not even allow food to be bought off-site then brought in. She is getting a reputation as a bit of a pain in the a*se. She is such a diva. It’s getting out of control.”

Check out Leona singing ‘Bleeding Love’ at the Glasgow SECC on Sunday night (June 20) via YouTube below.

Rihanna Ready For Matt Kemp To Propose?

Rihanna reportedly is ready to marry her boyfriend, baseball star Matt Kemp, if he’s ready to propose, so say several dubious blog reports. “Rihanna is head over heels in love with Matt,” a source Britain’s Daly Mail. “She has told friends she’d love to marry him. She’d be so happy if he got down on one knee and popped the question.” Interestingly, the story doesn’t appear searching at dailymail.co.uk, meaning it was in the print version only or fabricated and spread via blogs and forums.

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Rihanna Didn’t Want To Talk About Love After Chris Brown Assault


Rihanna opened up about the ongoing effect of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s assault to News of the World. “Initially I didn’t want to let my guard down and let people in,” the singer told Dan Wootton. “I didn’t even want to talk about love. But then I recorded a song about revenge – wanting to put someone through what they’ve put you through so they can finally understand why you can’t forgive them.”

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Destiny’s Child To Reunite In 2010?

Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child in colorful dresses

News of the World spoke with Michelle Williams at the J20 Mixed Up Session and report that Destiny’s Child will be reuniting in 2010. “It definitely will happen,” Williams said the R&B trio’s return. “We’re sisters, we love each other and we want to work on the future of Destiny’s Child.”

Duffy Vacations In Italy With Jon Green

Duffy enjoyed her casual wear while on vacation with Jon Green, the guitarist in her touring band, in Italy on July 20th. “They’ve been on tour in the UK and the US so inevitably they’ve become close,” a friend of the Welsh soul singer told WalesOnline. “You can see from the way they look at each other on stage that Jon finds Duffy absolutely captivating. She’s telling friends she’s finally found someone who hears the music inside her. It’s all very sweet.”

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Amy Winehouse’s Ex-Hubby Seeking $10 Million Divorce Settlement

Blake Fielder-Civil claims he is entitled to a $10 million divorce settlement because he inspired Amy Winehouse’s hit album ‘Back To Black’, but the 25-year-old singer vows he’ll never get away with the her riches.

“Amy did write Back To Black when Blake left her, but why on earth should he be getting a dime for making her feel so bad,” Amy’s close friend told News of the World. “She was at her lowest ebb when she wrote that album. Her boyfriend had left her for another woman and she poured her heart and soul into the writing process. It’s like saying that the man who writes a book about his murdered wife should give the murderer some of the profits. It’s an absolutely ridiculous request.”

Sources Insist Chris Brown Wasn’t Banned From BET Awards

Chris Brown NY Times

Sources for Chris Brown and BET tell MTV News that the ‘Run It’ singer was not blocked from performing at Sunday’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. Claims have been made that Jay-Z, Al Sharpton and/or Cover Girl were involved in nixing Brown’s invite to the awards which became a tribute show to the late Michael Jackson. A source in Brown’s camp says he was never confirmed for the awards, while a spokesperson for BET corroborated that information, adding that “the rumors are false.” Read more.