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Madame Tussauds Unveils Whitney Houston’s Wax Figures

In celebration of Whitney Houston’s life and unparalleled career, Madame Tussauds has immortalized the beloved artist in wax – not once, but four times at four separate and distinct points of her life, which will be showcased at each Madame Tussauds Attraction in the U.S. This is the first time in the more than 200-year history of Madame Tussauds that the attraction has created four distinct wax likenesses of a single subject represented at different points of their life.

The four new wax figures, which honor the performer at memorable points of her career, will be unveiled at a special ceremony today (February 7) at Madame Tussauds in Times Square. The figures will then be individually installed in each of the four U.S.-based Madame Tussauds attractions in New York City, Washington, D.C., Hollywood and Las Vegas accompanied within immersive and commemorative settings.

Speaking on behalf of the family and The Whitney Houston Estate, Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat Houston said, “We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds’ approached us about doing not one, but four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career. This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”

Check out Whitney’s wax figures below.

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Cissy Houston And Bobbi Kristina Brown Come To Agreement Over Inheritance

As we previously told you, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, and her sister-in-law, Pat, were fighting to stop the late pop icon’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, from getting her hands on the $20 million she inherited from her mother’s estate any time soon. Reportedly, worried that Bobbi Kristina’s life would follow the same tragic path as her mother’s if she had access to such a large amount of money before she’s ready, the duo was hoping to delay the distribution of the trust set up for the 19-year-old until she’s matured significantly. Despite their concerns, it appears everyone has come to an agreement, and it doesn’t differ that greatly from the original distribution schedule. According to TMZ:

“…the case has been dismissed after Bobbi and Cissy reached an agreement … and sources tell us Whitney’s originally plan for the payout was virtually unchanged.

Still, we’re told both Bobbi and Cissy are satisfied with the plan … and are happy to put the case behind them.”

We’re glad they were able to work this thing out, but do you think it was Cissy’s place to try to block Bobbi Kristina from getting her inheritance when she’s supposed to receive it? Or do you think attention-loving Pat had more of a hand in this than what we know?

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The Houstons Talk New Reality Show On ‘The View’

Yesterday, Whitney Houston’s family, including her sister-n-law Pat, her mother, Cissy, and niece, Rayah, stopped by The View to promote their reality show, The Houstons: On Our Own. CherryOnTop was suppose to attend a private media dinner and screening of the show last night, but the event ended up getting canceled, leading to speculation that the cancellation was caused by their appearance on the ABC gabfest. Check it out for yourself in the video below. The Houstons: On Our Own premieres tonight at 9 pm on Lifetime.

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Lifetime Releases Promo Pic And Trailer For ‘The Houstons: On Our Own’

Lifetime has released a promotional pic and sneak peek of The Houstons: On Our Own, a new reality show starring the family of Whitney Houston. The series will detail the lives of the late pop icon’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, Pat’s daughter, Rayah, her brother Gary, and her beloved mother, Cissy Houston, as they adjust to life in the wake of her death. Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend and “brother”, Nick Gordon, will also appear on the show. According to Lifetime’s website:

“‘The Houstons: On Our Own’ will follow Pat Houston, Krissy’s aunt, guardian, manager and executor of Whitney’s estate, as she tries her best to keep this large family together as they help Krissy deal with the loss of her mother in a healthy way and grow into a talented and beautiful young woman.”

Lifetime will air 14 half-hour episodes during the show’s premiere season, which begins on October 24 at 9 pm. Check out a sneak peek in the video below:

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Cissy Houston Wants To Withhold Bobbi Kristina’s Inheritance Out Of Fear She’ll End Up Like Whitney

Bobbi Kristina is the sole beneficiary of Whitney Houston’s estate, but if her grandmother gets her way, it won’t be that easy for the 19-year-old to get ahold of the money. Reportedly, the late pop icon’s money has been put in a trust, with Bobbi Kristina getting a portion of it when she turns 21, more at 25 and the balance at age 30, but Cissy Houston fears what will happen to her granddaughter when she gets access to her mother’s millions.

The Houston family’s 79-year-old matriarch’s biggest concern is that a few of the individuals in Bobbi Kristina’s life, including her creepy (our words, not hers) brother/boyfriend Nick Gordon and father Bobby Brown, will spend the money like water if they ever got the chance. She also worries that Bobbi Kristina’s life will become a blur of drugs and alcohol, paralleling the life and death of her mother, who died last February from an accidental drowning due to the effects of heart disease and cocaine use. According to TMZ:

“…Cissy wants to wait until Bobbi has matured significantly more before she gets her money … an estate estimated at $20 million … though it’s unclear how long she wants her to wait.

As for allegations Cissy is trying to withhold Bobbi’s fortune to hoard the money for herself — Cissy is telling friends that’s total BS … that’s it’s about protecting her family.”

Last week, Cissy and Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat Houston, who was managing her career at the time of her death, requested a modification of the distribution schedule in her will. No word yet on when the court will decide on the matter, but in the meantime, the entire Houston family will star in a reality show called The Houstons: On Our Own, which premieres on October 24 on Lifetime. It’ll be interesting to see how the Houston family dynamic plays out on a reality show.

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Whitney Houston’s Mom Accused Of Trying To Cash In On Her Death

The members of Whitney Houston’s family that were closest to her, including her mom Cissy, sister-in-law Pat Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina, haven’t exactly made the best PR decisions in the months since her shocking death. Whether it be Pat and Bobbi Kristina’s decision to sit-down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey (although Bobbi Kris remained standing for her brief chitchat with the talk show queen, but you know what I mean) a mere month after Whitney died by accidental drowning in the bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, or the trio’s decision to film a reality show, their attempts to grab the spotlight for themselves so soon after the pop culture icon’s death have been met with great criticism from her fans. In the latest chapter of this ongoing saga, Cissy is being accused of “pulling a Joe Jackson” by agreeing to write a tell-all about her experiences as Whitney’s mom, and the accusations are being levied by other members of the Houston family! According to TMZ:

“Whitney Houston’s mom is pulling a Joe Jackson — cashing in on her child’s tragic death … that’s what some family members think of Cissy Houston’s plans to write a tell-all book.

Sources close to the Houston family tell TMZ … Cissy’s new publishing deal with Harper-Collins for a memoir is merely a lame attempt to make money — since Whitney left everything to Bobbi Kristina — and not at all about honoring the late singer.

One source said the book — which is slated for release next year — could also be a PR move for Cissy, claiming … ‘She will try to come out looking like the world’s greatest mom, when in actuality, she wasn’t.'”

Whatever happened to the mourning process? Whatever happened to mourning privately? Whitney did leave everything to Bobbi Kris, so the accusation that Cissy is trying to get broken off a little something something isn’t that far-fetched. Harper-Collins, has revealed that the as-yet-untitled memoir is scheduled for release on Feb. 15, 2013. Are you interested in reading it?

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Did Whitney Houston’s Family Face-Off With Ray J At Last Night’s Billboard Awards?

Reportedly, Ray J, who was Whitney Houston’s on-again, off-again boyfriend at the time of her death, was almost physically removed from last night’s Billboard Awards when the Houston family became infuriated that they were seated right next to him. According to TMZ:

“Pat Houston’s blood was boiling because she, Bobbi Kristina and other family members were seated next to Ray J, the person Pat believes was a very bad influence on Whitney. Minutes before the tribute to Whitney, Pat asked her security to remove Ray J from his seat, but he refused to budge.

Our sources say … Pat’s security summoned hotel security, along with several uniformed officers to physically remove Ray J.

Just before push was about to come to shove, security warned Pat that things would likely get physical and it would almost certainly be caught on video, just as Whitney was about to be honored. Sources say Pat then grudgingly recanted and Ray J kept his seat.

For his part, Ray J groused to friends, ‘Pat ruined what was a great opportunity to honor the woman who I loved.'”

A hot mess!!

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Video: Whitney Houston Tribute At The 2012 Billboard Awards

Last night at the 2012 Billboard Awards, Whitney Houston was honored with performances from her Sparkle co-star, Jordin Sparks, and R&B crooner, John Legend (Whoopi Goldberg introduced the segment). As we previously told you, there was allegedly some drama over who would accept the “Millenium” award on Whitney’s behalf, but during last night’s show, both the late pop icon’s sister-in-law Pat Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, took to the stage to accept the honor. Check it out in the video below:

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Houston Family Drama Over Billboard Music Award Tribute

Reportedly, Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, is causing a mess in the Houston family because of her need for attention. According to TMZ:

“Pat Houston — is waging war against Bobbi Kristina because she desperately wants to accept Whitney’s Billboard Music Award on her behalf … and only BK is standing in her way.

Sources closes to the situation tell TMZ … Pat is trying to force herself into the spotlight by accepting Whitney’s Millenium Award at the ceremony in Las Vegas tonight … and producers of the show are pissed.

We’re told the show really wants BK to accept the award and make the speech on the late singer’s behalf … but Pat won’t stand for it and is making life hell for them as she tries to worm her way into the segment.

Sources tell us … the show’s producers feel BK is the best choice to represent Whitney’s legacy and they’re convinced Pat is simply exploiting the situation to get publicity for her upcoming reality show.”

Really??? If we were one of those hood sites, we would say this deserves a ‘ho, sit down’!!!

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Source: Whitney Houston’s Mother “Devastated” By Autopsy Results

Reportedly, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, is beside herself with grief over news that cocaine use was a contributing factor to Whitney’s demise. According to Hollywood Life:

“A friend of Whitney’s family tells us, ‘Cissy is beside herself with grief. She’s devastated by the news that cocaine was found in Whitney’s system. She was under the impression that Whitney had stopped using the drug.’

Adds the source, ‘She always felt that if anything tragic were to happen to Whitney it would be because of cocaine.’

The L.A. County Coroner released Whitney’s autopsy results earlier today, citing ‘accidental drowning’ as the reason she passed, and noting that heart disease and cocaine use were factors as well. That said, there were no traces of cocaine in the room where she died.

Our thoughts and well wishes are with Whitney’s family as they go through this tragic time.”

In related news, Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown, popped up on Dr. Drew’s HLN show last night and placed the primary blame for Whitney’s death on Ray J and Pat Houston (Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager). This situation is one big HOT MESS…check it out in the video below:

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Source: Whitney Houston's Mother "Devastated" By Autopsy Results

Reportedly, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, is beside herself with grief over news that cocaine use was a contributing factor to Whitney’s demise. According to Hollywood Life:

“A friend of Whitney’s family tells us, ‘Cissy is beside herself with grief. She’s devastated by the news that cocaine was found in Whitney’s system. She was under the impression that Whitney had stopped using the drug.’

Adds the source, ‘She always felt that if anything tragic were to happen to Whitney it would be because of cocaine.’

The L.A. County Coroner released Whitney’s autopsy results earlier today, citing ‘accidental drowning’ as the reason she passed, and noting that heart disease and cocaine use were factors as well. That said, there were no traces of cocaine in the room where she died.

Our thoughts and well wishes are with Whitney’s family as they go through this tragic time.”

In related news, Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown, popped up on Dr. Drew’s HLN show last night and placed the primary blame for Whitney’s death on Ray J and Pat Houston (Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager). This situation is one big HOT MESS…check it out in the video below:

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