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Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012

Nordling here.

Singer and actress Whitney Houston has died.  Star of THE BODYGUARD (with Kevin Costner), THE PREACHER'S WIFE (with Denzel Washington), and WAITING TO EXHALE, her albums sold millions around the world.  She also sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 1991, and it was tremendously good:

Her movie career wasn't a long list, but she was in some significant box office hits.  THE BODYGUARD, especially, made many millions of dollars, and has lots of fans around the world:  It also spawned a very popular song, "I Will Always Love You", a cover of a Dolly Parton song from THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS:

Whitney Houston actually had finished another film at the time of her death, called SPARKLE, starring Jordin Sparks.  Whitney was playing her mother.  It's wrapped and scheduled for release later this year.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Nordling, out.

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  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by Ryan

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    "How will I know" video

    by theBigE

    I had a huge crush on her in High School after that How Will I Know video. Super talented and beautiful singer. Sorry to see her go so soon.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace, Ms. Houston

    by attackpatterndelta

    In my opinon one of the greatest singers of all time.:(

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Does this mean no Bodyguard part 2

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by bat fastard


  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Sad, but not surprising.

    by Chief Joseph

    It was all downhill ever since Bobby Brown came into the picture.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    The internet: Where obits start with the words "Nordling here"

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    What a sad ending.

    by stillsberry

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    That's definitely the best Super Bowl national anthem

    by Losers_Game

    Possibly among the top ever. What a wonderful voice.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    That woman could sing.

    by bat fastard

    You know, before the crack cocaine. Such a shame.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    A cautionary tale

    by No time for Haters

    It's so sad that someone with so much talent go so far so fast. I wish celebrities and people in general would just leave the drugs alone.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    crack is wack

    by eric haislar

    Yeah she coined that phrase.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    The local Atlanta news will be boring now

    by DOGSOUP

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    National Anthem was lip-synced

    by AzulTool

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    RIP Mrs Houston :/

    by KilliK

    Damn,i just read the news in IMDB. What can i say,Showbiz ate one more of its children.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Tragic, but sadly, wholly expected

    by Bill Binkelman

    In some ways, her career paralleled Judy Garland's...amazing young talent undone by success, propelled by substance abuse. It's a helluva drug. RIP.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    No shit. Wow.

    by phifty2

    She had talent. As a child of the 80's her songs, while not targeted at me, were dance pop at it's second best(behind Madonna).

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    bobby brown

    by JaredP

    hes the one that should be dead, not poor whitney

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Jack Nicholson...

    by phifty2

    ...I...and you know how it goes.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    It is official, Lohan is bulletproof

    by Terrence

    Not to make light of that, but how she has survived all this time when people like Houston who, despite all the jokes thrown her way over the years managed to climb out of the mire in a sense, boggles.

  • RIP

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    And somewhere Patrick Batemen sheds a tear...

    by phifty2

    ...then takes it out on a few escorts by nail gunning their tounges to their foreheads.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Great talent and a personal friend

    by JettL1993

    She took the character of Rachael as I'd written on the page and converted her to something none of us had expected, The role would have been lesser with another talent behind it. Miss Houston i applaud you, you will be missed

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    So Kevin Costner is fired then.

    by Mugato5150


  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by phifty2


  • She had one of the greatest female singing voices ever heard. Whitney Houston's performance at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 is still the greatest version ever sung of the National Anthem.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    DAMN! God Bless!

    by MainMan2001

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    We're never going to hear the end of this.

    by Mugato5150

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Cocaine's a helluva drug.

    by elgato73

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    One of the most incredible voices ever!

    by KelVarnson

    May she rest in peace. All thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Amazing voice.

    by The Shropshire Slasher

    Much respect.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Damn Shame...

    by Paratrooper_Activity

    RIP you gorgeous talented sister. Love you.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by sokitome

    how the fuck does Bobby Brown get to outlive Whitney? how is that fair? RIP Whitney, one of the best singers ever.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I'd like to shout a big FUCK YOU to her entourage

    by Franck

    and every blood sucking parasite that has sold, provided, or given her drugs, allowed her to use them and never really tried to actually do anything to help her, while living in her shadow, off the little money she had left after her down spiral.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Oh come on, God! Were Love and Lohan hiding?

    by tangcameo

    God's taking the ones with big talents and big addictions. What about the no talent/big addiction ones?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    First Bernie Mac now Whitney?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    All the black people that I'm familiar with keep dying :(

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    She looked awful last night

    by gumbyandpokey

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    The era of true talent is ending day by day.

    by locke815

    Now all it takes to be famous is being stupid or provocative. There are no Whitneys on the rise. Our generation may be the last to remember times when people worked hard at their talents.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    "Crack is whack" (her infamous quote)

    by Simpsonian

    never tried it, but I'll take her word for it. R.I.P.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Many famous people lose perspective

    by smudgewhat

    They start believing their own hype, and it's the beginning of the end. Don't know if that was Houston's deal, but it looked like it from a distance.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Damn. That sucks :-(

    by Isaac R.

    R.I.P Miss Houston.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Whitney's death was NO warning.

    by notcher

    What's the warning? "Drugs kill." Yeah, no shit, plenty of "Warnings" came before Whitney, and with some much better people too, she was a rich person who felt sorry for herself and decided to turn to drugs, we should all have such bad luck. If anything, this is just another example of the spoiled nature of the elite. Life is more than money, and Whitney was given many gifts. The ONLY sad part of this is a great gift was wasted so selfishly. My heart goes out to her family, but sorry, I have no sympathy for her. And don't blame this on Bobby Brown! Yeah, he's clearly a gigantic prick, but SHE chose to be with him, SHE chose to take drugs, NOT Bobby. Life is tough and filled with bad influences, even if you have money, suck it up and deal with it. All I'll say is thanks for some good music Whitney, R.I.P.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    how in the FUCK did she never get to do a Bond movie?

    by zillabeast

    i mean she is like, the perfect sucessor to shirley bassey

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    You got that right. Today, people who are good at karaoke or make a shitty youtube video are eleveated overnight to star status. Whitney had to genuine goods.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Goodbye, Ms. Houston.

    by Fremen

    Rest in Peace.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    locke815 What really scares me is how many of today's popstars...

    by tangcameo started their careers on Mickey Mouse Club (Britney, Xtina, etc etc) or Kids Incorporated (Fergie). Now the pop stars are being set up with kids shows then bring out albums. All these record producers look at Britney and Fergie and now they spawn their own versions in Selena Gomez and whoever the hell else is there. I want Top 40 musicians who had a childhood. Who grew up first and then travelled in a cheap van and sang in bars and actually know how to write a song and compose music and don't have it pre-made for them.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    And you now what? I know it's a remake of a country song but..

    by phifty2

    ...her version of "I Will Always Love You" is great.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by notcher

    Actually, that question makes perfect sense, maybe you should read it again. I'm not sure what your point was. "How the fuck did she not get to do a Bond film?" What's wrong with that question? My answer would be she's too popular, Halle Berry got to do one and it didn't work, fuck that!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Music lifestyle is not self-sustaining

    by mjgtexas

    There was a new wave band in the early 80's called The Judys who were about to go national when the lead singer decided to quit after seeing the likes of Belinda Carlisle and Fred Schneider backstage fatigued and snorting coke. Now could of been rockstar David Bean is a shit upon 6th grade science teacher in Alvin, Texas--but unlike Whitney--alive and well.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Word on the street is a surplus of Crack

    by Mace Tofu

    next week will drive down prices. Dealers in the area are in shock due to the financial loss to the local economy from the loss of their best client. RIP Girl.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by Paul Paradis

    No big deal, just another druggie dead. Didn't like her or her music. They should put her picture on an anti-drug poster...

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    this is NOT COOL news RIP Whitney

    by denis teck lee

    your voice will be missed, my thoughts go out to your friends and family

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I guess she waited too long to exhale...

    by trekguy1966

    You just know that Mitt Romney is kicking the shit out of a puppy now that no one is talking about his win in Maine anymore tonight.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    BOBBY B!!!!!

    by Leto III

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Sure, but no obit for _________?

    by KonkBob

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    no bond movie theme for whitney.

    by deanmail

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    No bond movie theme for whitney.

    by deanmail

    At the start of her fame they couldn't afford her. Towards the end of her fame they couldn't trust her.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST

    TMZ says aunt and mom say whitney seemed fine before death

    by tangcameo

    Ya get the feeling they've been saying that about her for about 20 years?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Ed McMahon. Hiiiiiiiiiiyooooooooo!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    No! NO!!!!!

    by kbarber29

    Damn it! Damn it! Not Whitney!!!! Damn it!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    BOBBY B!!!!!

    by rahtard

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    cocaine is a hell of a drug... loser...

    by Nick

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by Loosejerk

    just couldn't wait for Tina Turner....could you?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Such a waste.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by deanmail

    1.will we still be sad about whitneys death next week? 2.when EXACTLY can a comedian make a public joke about Whitneys death without an outraged response of "too soon"?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    What a talent she was.

    by matineer

    Loved that first album of hers, and -- as already stated-- that "How Will I Know" video. Ughhhh. What a loss. She left some awesome music.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Shocking!!! umm, not so much

    by bullitt411

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    The SuperBowl National Anthem 'might' have been a recording, but a recording by Ms. Houston nonetheless!

  • ...Maya Rudolph's most famous impersonation being Whitney Houston, crying out to "Bobby B!"

  • Let this be a lesson to ALL WOMEN who spit on good men coz they want a "bad boy"...lgnorance is a bitch and then you die.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    thank you Miss Houston

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    an amazing amazing voice, one of the best think about her and MJ both amazing talents who had such tradegy and difficulty in their lives

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST


    by conspiracy

    Nope... Great Voice... I'm guessing if it wasn't a straight up was a heart attack or stroke brought on by 20+ years of hardcore drug use. Nope...not shocked in the least.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:03 p.m. CST

    she lip-synched the Star Spangled Banner at the Superbow

    by Rupee88

    you gullible motherfuckers... But she still was incredibly talented and back when pop stars did have talent and were not just manufactured because they had big tits and were marketable.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Bobby Brown is the rotten fuck responsible for this.

    by mastermold

    Awful to see someone as talented and sweet as her get mixed up with a lowlife like Bobby Brown and have him drag her down to his level. RIP.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Absolutely shocked. R.I.P.

    by Triple_J_72

    I once heard her sing "The Greatest Love of All" live on TV in '91, and she was just spectacular. That's how I want to remember her.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    SAD NEWS...

    by johnnyrandom

    ...but we still have Lisa Gerrard. Somewhat superior and I don't think she's too much into the crack. Go look her up, you uncultured fools.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    1000s dead in Syria

    by Wookie_Weed

    But who gives a fuck, Whitney died!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Pretty bad

    by Shia_LaBeoufs_Mutant_Hand

    that my first reaction was to buy shares of Sparkle on the Hollywood Stock Exchange. I am going to hell :P

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Amazing talent, poor choices.

    by MasterShake

    May you have peace at last Whitney Houston.

  • It's still remains the best versions of the national anthem ever performed before a superbowl. I'm not even patriotic and that shit makes me proud to be American.

  • Heed the lesson

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    OMG!! Actor Peter Breck is dead.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He was 82. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    And lo

    by Larry Sellers

    Facebook was filled with people digging through their mental closets, finding reasons to love a celebrity they couldn't give two shits about four hours ago.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Lip synched the Superbowl* What a load of absoulute HORSESHIT.

    by Isaac R.

    Some oh man.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Autopsy will reveal...

    by zinc_chameleon

    the standard middle-age exit of pain killers and alchohol; no one but no one will find illegal drugs or paraphanelia. She was an icon after all. A Victoria's Secret model whose voice could give you a tan, it was so brilliant.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Whitney Houston wasn't a triumph of marketing and manufacture...

    by Subtitles_Off

    and other myths of those whacky 80s.

  • They both met at the Betty Ford Rehab Center. Whitney for cocaine and Bobby for alcohol abuse...And lets' not forget that Whitney was Bobby's senior by 7 or 8 years. This whole notion that Bobby lead Whitney astray is nothing more than an URBAN MYTH. It was Whitney who introduced hard drugs to Bobby, not vice versa...During Whitney's very public drug haze during the early 2000's, it was a known fact that she had graduated from cocaine to Crystal Meth, which subsequently did irreparable harm to not only her throat, but also her vocal chords. I always shake my head when I read/hear all of these falsehoods directed at Bobby. Trust, he had nothing to do with Whitney's downfall, he just happened to be there, and since, Arista and Clive Davis had so much invested in Whitney's career and public image, it was just advantageous for them and Whitney to have Bobby bear the brunt of the bad publicity due to his (already) well publicized BAD BOY IMAGE.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    This is awful news. RIP and condolences, esp. to Cissy Houston.

    by justmyluck

    If this had happened during her BODYGUARD era, it would have been a Marilyn Monroe-like tragedy. Instead, it comes as no surprise after watching her voice and body go for so long. So fuck the hard drug makers and dealers from profiting from the misery and death dealing, all the while excusing it all with *the good times*. Assholes.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    You won't see Celine Dion going bat-shit like this.

    by Lakewater

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Yet Still No ED MCMAHON Obit!

    by Drunken Busboy

    The man deserved better! :(

  • are you fucking kidding me? No one in the history of mankind could possibly lip sync that good..there's no fucking steady beat to go along with. how could she possibly hit any of those cues? It's utterly impossible.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    A saint and an angel-I just cant believe shes gone.

    by Jobacca

    Oh wait....she was a hard-core crackhead for years. What I meant to say was,I cant believe she lasted this long. In her memory I'm going to fire up itunes and blare Queens beloved classic,ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. Dont be sad America....according to Dionne Warwick,Whitney is just a psychic phone call away!!!!!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    She did NOT lip-synch the National Anthem, HOWEVER...

    by expert_40

    ... what she did do is sing live into a dead microphone. While the pre-recorded Star-spangled Banner played over the speakers and on television. The people standing around her at that moment heard a live performance. The people in the stands and us at home heard the pre-recorded performance. But as many who knew of Whitney's tremendous talent, it makes little difference. Her version of our National Anthem remains the gold-standard, as well as the standard for how the perfect woman's voice should sound. I love you, Whitney, since I was a little boy in the 80's, I loved you. You were a luminous beauty, and I wished to God you never met Bobby Brown, but you did, and now, the damage he did to your mind, body, and soul is complete. Find peace.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    If there is a heaven....

    by mjgtexas

    Keep her the hell away from Eva Cassidy.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by BrooklynBred

    U hate us cause U ain't us.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Very sad

    by Manatee

    While this one was about as hard to predict as Michael Jackson's demise, it's still incredibly sad. Yet another woman undone by her lousy taste in men. Someday, women will finally realize that we're all good-for-nothing douchebags.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Oh shit....I just realized.....

    by Jobacca

    For the next two weeks the radio/tv are going to be nothing but a 24/7 loop of Annnnnddd Iiiiiiii willlllll Alwaaaaaayyyyysssss Loooovvvveeee Yoooooooooooooouuuuuu!!!!! Oh well....more $$$ in Dolly Partons bank account=MORE WATER SLIDES AT DOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Beautiful woman, beautiful voice...I just don't get it

    by FeralAngel

    Why do some tremendously gifted people destroy themselves? Damn. Still, she brought nothing but joy to so many. God and Goddess bless her. I hope she's in Heaven/Summerland now.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I completely blame Bobby Brown..

    by ganymede3010

    The reality of the situation speaks for itself. Before she was with him she was a well mannered (although she was a diva behind closed doors) and docile swan. About 5 years into the realtionship she completely changed as did her vocal range.

  • I wanna dance with somebody. Loved that. So long, Whitney.

  • It's pathetic when one makes nasty and. Rude remarks about anyone's death. Regardless of your feelings she is someone's mother, sister, daughter and friend. Put yourself in her family's shoes and wonder how you'd feel if you read nasty comments about your love one that no one knew save whats reported in the media. Even though her death is due in part to her own actions she still deserves respect if no other reason then she is a human being, one of god's children

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:43 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...who could hold a tune. Big deal. Shoulda paid more attention to keepin' Bobby happy. Silly spade...serves her right.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Anyone calling her vocals and talent Overrated is smoking.

    by The Founder

    Even if her music wasn't for you her voice cant be denied. Whitney or Celine music wasn't my cup of tea but I can acknowledge that they were and are great singers.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    In her "How Will I Know" video she was gorgeous!

    by don

    I loved that sexy little silver mini she wore.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    why couldn't this happen to fucking Celine Dion?

    by chien_sale

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    all the "she is someone's mother, daugher, friend" crap

    by gumbyandpokey

    She selfishly put all those people through a living hell. If she TRULY wanted to get clean, she would have. Much like Amy Winehouse, she never really made the effort.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    redwhitenegro, Whitney had a 5 octave range. Google it, troll.

    by Amadeo Zeller

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    She used to dig shit out of her buck's butt

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    All part of her tragic downfall. Biopic to follow.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by yourSTEPDADDY

    you are not black. black people do not call themselves "nigger". never. ever. sure they say "niggA" but not nigger. and if you cant even hear the difference between a word ending in "er" or "a", youre an idiot but if you want to prove that you are black (or a "nigger"), then post a picture of yourself (you dont even have to include your face) with a piece of paper that says "i am a loser who pretends to be black" if I dont see a picture of a black person with those exact words, then we know youre just a sad loser who wants to pretend to be black online so he can be racist towards your own "race"... PS: have I mentioned you are a loser?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    She was the first black girl I wanted to bang...RIP Whitney.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    So her greatest love was the crack pipe?

    by disfigurehead

    Too soon?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST


    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I would blow it out my ass if it wasnt true nigger is a term white people (or racists) use for racist reasons. nigga is a term of endearment (I dont care if you agree if calling someone a nigga is endearing or not) used by black people. if Im wrong, then provide an audio of any black person using the word nigger (especially in the way you used it). you will not find anything. now, I can find millions of lyrics, quotes, and essays with the word nigga (being used the way you used it). hell, just watch Pulp Fiction and listen to how any white actor says "nigger" and how Samuel Jackson or Ving Rhames say "nigga" in short, be proud of your italian, irish, german, whatever european nationality. no need to pretend. PS: Im still waiting for the photographic evidence of you being black... since you are black... and have the internet... it shouldnt be hard for you to post a pic of your ethnicity

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    redwhitenegro, not only are you a troll, but you're also TONE DEAF!

    by Amadeo Zeller

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    let's keep it classy guys.

    by dahveed1972

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST

    yes I am a faggot redwhitenegro

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    now show me that dick! what? you have low self esteem showing off that tiny dick of yours? LOL. ah, that sucks. no wonder why you have to pretend to be someone else on the internet. LOL. ps: i win

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    When I heard I was shocked

    by eveelcapitalist

    Logged on, Drudge opens and BAM! Whitney Houston's dead. And she was only 48. Such a shame. I can't say I was a fan of hers but her talents were undeniable. She really did have a great voice. Too bad she pissed away her career after marrying that sleazey little turd and got hooked on drugs (crack is whack, ya'll). Still, when she was at the top of her game she was nigh untouchable. Such a damn shame, it really and truly is. God be with you, Ms. Houston. Now if ya'll will pardon me for being a cynical asshole, we're going to see endless repeats of The Bodyguard from now until Doomsday. Between that and what I expect to be a surge in album sales and radio play her kids will be set for fookin' life with the incoming royalties.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Okay, I know it's a huge surprise but...

    by JohnnyThanatos

    ..I have a feeling (don't kill the messenger, I could be wrong) that there's an off chance Whitney Houston's death may have been (gasp) ... drug-related. I know, right? Sorry, I just can't think of her without replaying the only time I ever channel surfed by her and Bobby's reality show at the exact moment when they were talking about how sometimes one had to help the other out by sticking a finger up the other's anus to dig out some poop nuggets. That actually happened. Poop nuggets. Now that's love.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    dont blame Bobby B!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    maybe because I am moreso a Bobby B fan (from New Edition to solo work on Ghostbusters 2 to acting a fool in Thin Line Between Love and Hate) but I cant blame BB for anything regarding Whitney she was a grown woman. she has a functional brain. when does personal accountability come in? sure, if BB physically drugged her up and then she died from that drugging, Bobby will be blamed... but she worked in the business where theres hundreds/thousands of people who couldve got her into the same situation... now regards to him hitting her, thats fucked up, but her death is entirely her fault (or God's, if you believe in God) PS: BOBBY B!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    This breaks my heart. God bless her soul. Thank you Whitney for what you brought to this earth.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST

    She's one can bring her back

    by abrahonda

    I bet NO ONE here thought of her for a nano second before the news hit

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:26 a.m. CST

    So very, very sad

    by Raggles Wimpole

    Another life cut short by drugs. Chris Farley, John Belushi, River Phoenix, Jimi Hendrix. The list goes on & on.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST

    by justmyluck

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST

    It's too bad

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    you can't take a bull whip to bobby brown for robbing the world of one of it's treasures

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Pure talent RIP Whitney Houston

    by Andrew Coleman

    You trolls on her with your bull shit are really pathetic. The guy saying he doesn't like Whitney Houston because he doesn't like rap and is black is a white kid living in the midwest. But who cares. Big time loss. Whitney was great and that is all.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    I adore "too soon" jokes.

    by ScreaminBrains

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST


    by clownparts

    You can not blame BB. It is not is fault. Were they good together? No. But you can't point the finger at him. She was a star in the music industry in the 80-90's where drugs were everywhere. Shame. It makes me angry. When you are given a gift such as that and you purposely and systematically destroy it, it is as if you are spitting in the face of god.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Growing up in the 80's

    by rakesh patel

    She was always on the radio and tv. my favourite song and video of hers Damm she looked great, fresh faced, fun and gorgeous. Truly Awful that this industry that nurtures some phenomenal talent, makes a shed load of cash from them, doesn't see fit to look after those that have lost their way, can't cope or need that extra support. If you have problems folks, speak to someone about them, don't self destruct. What a fucking waste. RIP Whitney.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    who knew twenty years of crack abuse

    by tomdolan04

    Could kill. <p> Sad? Yes. But only in the entertainment industry would a person get all these gibberish 'so sudden' fucking platitides. Her record company are probably happy as bloody larry this morning - ching ching. Ive seen people with habits kick it - but even then they get viewed with unease by society. Be able to sing though and you become a 'tortured artist with creative demons blah blah'. <p> Sad but no sympathy. She had more chances than most will ever have

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:41 a.m. CST


    by simongarth2001

    And this surprises the world?? She has been a train-wreck on fire, heading for a dead end for years. Play with drugs, face the consequences. Yeah.....she had a great voice at one time. I wish I had all the talent and opportunities that were given to her during her life, that she swapped for drugs.

  • who cares what you thought of her. people are mourning here. don't be a shithead around people who are mourning. fucking douches

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST


    by cheekerpot

    Feel bad for her kid.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Sorry Its another Moron gone

    by 2LeggedFreak

    The more we sit around celebrating idiots who kill themselves the more likely your next celeb favourite is to go the same way. I'm convinced half of these morons think its somehow romantic to go out this way. The more we eviscerate these fuckwits with headlines like "Latest Celebrity Idiot Tops Themselves" the less likely others are to follow suit. Oh and all her fucking entourage should be jailed for aiding and abetting.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Too bad.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    I wish she'd been able to pull it together and save herself. :-(

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:30 a.m. CST

    It's sad news. But truth is, i never liked her.

    by AsimovLives

    Both as a operson and as an artist. She had an incredible voice, but wasted in the most abject songs imaginable. Her huge sucess might have been what eventually killed her. Her whole life was a lesson on what not to do when you get to be very rich and sucessful. Her death is a tragedy for those who loved her, who were her friends, her family, her fans. It's a sad affair. But i'm going to lie npretent to say i'll miss her, becasue i don't. In fact, i counted as a small blessing whe she finally stoped being on the air and her songs constantly on airplay. No, i never liked her. That's how it is.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:01 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And that's the tragedy right there, isn't it? Becasue she could had been brillant with such a career she wanted at the begining. It might had not made her a huge star and super-rich, but it could see her as a legit artist that way. Now that's the real tragedy right there, the waste of a talent. Which her whole life was, a waste of a talent for unconsequential bullshit.

  • Ah, the old "let us just be friends, i like you as a friend/brother/designated driver while i'm drunk" bullshit thing! A classing among the womenfolk. Some say many women are hardwired to fall for the bad boy (aka douchbag) type, and it takes a tremendous act of willpower to smart up and counteract on such impulses. The guys have a version of that when some dream of a bad dirty gal as their prefered type. Which is also bullshit, because fuck hell if you are going to be the guy who will show her a proper good time, because you aren't.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Can we get rid of "our thoughts go out"

    by MisterManReturns

    Seriously. And the hillbilly "RIP" crap.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Doesn't PETER BRECK passing deserve a mention?

    by tphile2

    Not only his Big Valley and other tv roles but he was in Shock Corridor, The Crawling Hand and The Sword and The Sorcerer That is enough credit to earn Geek respect, along with Whitney

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by Stalkeye

    I wouldn't go as far as to count her death as a small blessing because I don't care for her Music (Which I really don't.) However, she had it all and wasted her fame, riches and support for that piece of shit Bobby Brown who of course got her hooked on drugs. If anything, I can't really feel too bad for her as there are thousands of people who have been diagnosed with an terminal illness and would never have taken their lives for granted. Whitney did the opposite and threw it all away. Can't wait for the Lohan obit. Regardless, Whitney you are now at Peace.

  • Well said and I have seen plenty of examples of Women falling for the so called Bad Boy image as opposed to "Mr. Nice Guy" Basically, It's because of insecurity or the need to "change" their ways or maybe, just maybe Women are Masochists by nature. I can't feel sorry for them when shit hits the fan.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Once you go Crack, you never come back.

    by Stalkeye

    Drugs Kill, Bitches!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Look out for your neighbour people -

    by john

    they might not sing you a song, but they'll have your back.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:58 a.m. CST

    @asimovlives HA.i just knew it that you would come here

    by KilliK

    to tell us that you didnt like typical of you.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:01 a.m. CST

    max cherry and asimovlives...

    by emeraldboy

    I think your both thinking of Mariah Carey.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:28 a.m. CST

    I don't think I want to live on this fucking planet anymore

    by alexander

    ... wait, who's dead? Oh... no, still don't want to live on this planet anymore... meh... she just wasn't good enough etc, not having that bitch drag me in the quick sand etc. time to move on etc. fuck the pathetic self victimising crack monkey etc. I have a job and my buddies and my social life I work damn hard for am i right go girl/boyfriends! etc. what a joke out the grave, certainly still one in, no biggy, no sympathy or empathy, left to her devices let her rot etc., just look out for your own life Brotha/Sista! am i right? etc. Yes she had a very good voice etc. no etta james or nina simone for example etc. clean up on Aisle 3 move along nothing you want to see here people don't go to the mountains of cretin madness etc. Was it Bobby Brown or the Butler? etc

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Well it didn't take long for the haters to find their way here

    by BenBraddock

    Seriously, AICN, clean up this talkback. It's always the same. There are too many filthy haters get to spout their hate here. Fuck em all.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:54 a.m. CST

    the anthem was lip synced?

    by elsewhere

    well that could have went terribly wrong

  • For added perspective, Tony Bennett has also spent decades believing that "his" hair looks convincing enough to fool the world.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Alot of Syrians may be dead

    by Extr3m1st


  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Whitney Houstons next film to be called The Bodybag.

    by VimFuego

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Harry, please take out the trash

    by BenBraddock

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum's ok, right??

    by Porrohman

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST

    CreepyThinMen In The House! Holla!

    by Robo-Obi

    Yall crack me pun intended....

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Agree with benbraddock

    by SminkyPinky

    There are some foul, disgusting and downright nasty people on these boards.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST


    by JOEUMAN

  • Whitney Houston began her career as a fashion "super"model. She was raised to sing in a household by a recording artist mother. She had family members and close family friends positioned in the industry to nepotistically clear her path. She had the ability to use her lungs and mouth to make pleasant sounds. Her brand of pop bubblegum --- from the people who brought you Lionel Ritchie --- was harmless and forgettable. She abused herself with drugs and was dismissed a few years ago after a disastrous comeback tour. (There's plenty of video of that, too! There's even video of her half-assing it through The National Anthem. As long as you've got your patriotism on, go watch THAT and get back to me.) Her legacy is the overblown screeching melisma we are all bludgeoned with continuously today. Greatest singer ever? In the long, long, long line of great jazz, pop, soul and rock vocalists, Whitney was standing way back, right next to, oh, I dunno, Anne Wilson of Heart. There's got to be a reason there isn't a single recording of hers you can name which could be described as under-produced. Surprising? Yes. (Either the shock of it or the surprise that it didn't happen years ago. Cocaine is a helluva drug.) Sad? Well, OK, but I still think sadness is an emotion we should all reserve for when we really need it, else it's meaningless. Tragic? Please. ♫ ♪ I wanna dance with somebody ♪ ♫

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...dead jigaboo.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:56 a.m. CST

    swamp / swap

    by quantize

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:59 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    RIP is not hillibilly, silly boy.RIP is not enven english. RIP is an abbreviation for the latin phrase "Requiescat In Pace", which means, rest in peace. It does show some culture, you know?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    by stalkeye: "Once you go Crack, you never come back."

    by AsimovLives

    The same could be said about geeks falling for JJ Abrams, the crack of geekdom. Oh fuck, that was socompletely inapropriated and thoughtless, wasn't it? Still, i bet some of you were wondering how I could make a Whitney Hoston obit to another related coment for my dislike of JJ Abrams. Well, i have a big imagination. Abrams should actually hire me to write for his movies.

  • Who knows, maybe once there was a nice girl in her who ws lead astray. Somewhere in the 80s. Let her life be a lesson to Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys. Now that's two women with real talent that deserve their sucess (though Keys' latest albums are tasking my good will toward her).

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Why the fuck you had to bring up the name of Maria Carrey, man? Why?? Thanks for ruining my day, pal! Good job!!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST

    @asimovlives and instead of simply shuting the fuck up

    by KilliK

    you came here,in her obit,to inform us that you hated her because you didnt like her songs and her public persona. GOOD JOB ASI.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    benbraddock, you know something i really don't like?

    by AsimovLives

    People pretending to say they liked and respect somebody they truly despised as na artist/filmmaker,/actor/athlet/whatever just because he/she died. Death is always a tragedy, but to change one's tune just to look good is something i'm not cool with.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    and instead of simply shuting the fuck up =

    by KilliK

    and instead of simply shuting the fuck up and show some respect

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:21 a.m. CST

    re: subtitles_off

    by Ingeld

    Tragic? Yes, indeed, Housten's life and death is tragic in the classical sense of the word. A person in the highest ranks of society endures suffering and/or death due to some personal flaw or mistake is a classical definition of tragedy.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    So you're a fan. In that case, i'm sorry. It's not her death that i see as tragedy, but her life. She could had been so much better. She was a great singer, but a terrible artist and an irritating prima donna. Her life is the tragedy.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    A simple definition of tragedy, as seen by the ancient greeks who created it, is a story that starts happy, but though the flaws and hubris of the protagonist and the foul plays of the fates, it ends in despair and death. As such, Whitney Hoston life was a tragery in the classic sense. She started on top and with great promise, but her own personal flaws, all the circunstances regarding her sucess, a very troubled romance history and an addiction to one of the worst drugs know to Man brough her down. Her life is ripe for a telling, movie or TV show.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You might not agree, but i actually show more respect for somebody by mantaining the same position i have with them dead as when they were alive. It prevents me from feeling like an hypocrite.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST


    by Farrokh

    Or you could have just ignored this talkback altogether. That would have been the classy thing.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Oh, so now we are elevating Whitney Houston to levels of Greek tragedy?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Thanks for the definition of Tragedy as pertaining to theatrical drama, Aristotle. Appropriate, since all this sappy, sentimental hand-wringing that always accompanies the death of someone famous is capital-D drama. Made-up fantasy. In the real world, tragedy is the result of the unexpected chaos that ruins innocent --- at least, unsuspecting --- lives. Whitney Houston's death by self-abuse is as tragic as my burning my breakfast waffle.

  • Let's run to Twitter and find out.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    I propose a drinking game for tonight's Grammy Awards.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Take a shot every time some stoopid hippity-hopper says, "We love you, Whitney!"

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST


    by paul burnett

    Whitney Houston's death by self-abuse is as tragic as my burning my breakfast waffle. I may have to get that line as a tatoo.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Let's not assume I read this Talkback in its entirety.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Because I only had to peruse it briefly for posts by william_faulkner to determine it was full of crap. My life is pathetic? Well, that's a tragedy then, isn't it? Where's your preening hand-wringing, now? Like I thought. You're a poser. Hug it out, dipshit.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    asimovlives and subtitles off - you are both sons of bitches

    by Liberal_Warrior

    no one- no fukken one gives a good goddamn about your motarded opinions, yet in still you come into an OBIT and spout your fukken look at me hatred. you inbred rhino raped pieces of explosive wildebeast shit if you did not like the woman or her music you could have easily ignored this obit. instead, since you both have a pathological need for attention negative or otherwise, you open your mouths and the shit falls out. yes, there are others just as bad as you on this post, but none so fukken predictable or so fukken pathetic. take a fukken bow, you got my attention - choke on it you motherfukkers

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    you inbred rhino raped pieces of explosive wildebeast shit

    by Subtitles_Off

    THAT from the self-righteous anti-hatred guy.

  • You can be a fucking prick sometimes dude, you really can.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I'm not self righteous, and I'm no better than you.

    by Liberal_Warrior

    But I know when there is a time and place for everything, and this is neither. you could easily avoid this obit, but your desperate need for attention drew you like the maggot you are. that is fukken pathetic in an obit

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST


    by doom master

    If any of these Ghost Hunter shows have any truth to it, her soul is trapped in that hotel.....

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by doom master

    ..Its Better to BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY!!! YEEEEOOOW!!!!!

  • I know you are but what am I?, na-na-na, infinity. And, for the record, it's never a complete waste of time to drop in here every once in awhile and puncture the pop balloon of you slack-jawed simpletons. I'm in here the last couple of days for the first time in weeks. You, billy? You're here every day, still. Aren't ya? Yeah. Bet you are. Lots more than I am. Let's check. Hug it out, dipshit.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    RIP Whitney Houston. I did not know you but I enjoyed your work

    by Liberal_Warrior

    I apologize to everyone on here who held your talent in high esteem and came on this post to show their appreciation for it - if I have contributed to giving the truly pathetic needy trolls, more attention than they ever deserved. I will take my responses to them into another forum

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    liberal_warrior, she can't read your posts. She's dead.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Bateman said it best..

    by BookhouseBoy

    It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    More than average talent. First-rate chops.

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    NO fucking brains or taste. Next: Mariah Carey. We can only hope....

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    erm..housten?..we have a problem..

    by paul burnett

    its a film site and thats a line from a film..!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Wait, she was still alive?

    by NeonFrisbee

    News to me.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    "In fact, i counted as a small blessing..."

    by Hipshot

    In fact, i counted as a small blessing whe she finally stoped being on the air and her songs constantly on airplay.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Whitney Houston...

    by emeraldboy

    threw her talent away when she married bobby brown.... I once saw an Interview with her in the UK on tv. the interviewer was Iisa I'anson Whitney houston left nobody in doubt who was in charge. and this was before she met bobby brown. She was exceptionally rude to the british camera crew who were there to film her for her first tv interview. she refused to shake the hand of the person interviewing her before hand. in the prep before the interview she was by all accounts curt and abrupt. Lisa I'anson said it was the worst interview she ever did. Whitney houston according to Lisa I'anson was very cold, very frosty and very defensive. when it was over and whitney got up to leave, she said nothing. no goodbye, nothing.... think it was around the time of I will always love you...

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Rip. Says she had a long history

    by UltraTron

    of battling cocaine and marijuana. Gonna go battle some marijuana in her honor right now. Not sure why I need to battle it since it's never physically harmed a single person on record in history. But I'm gonna try dammit. I'm gonna do it for Witney.

  • In fact I'm going to beat nordling with a nerf axe. I can see him right now. I'm looking at him. If you don't ban that guy I'm gonna swing on nordling with a nerf axe. You hear me?! Nerf axe imminent.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Hey creepy take it easy you hypocritical cunt wod.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    aren't we all pricks in here?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Flatery will take you nowhere. I seem to recall from my posts that while i found her as a public figure anoying, i find her life to be a sad tragedy. You are foolish to think i do not have sympathy for Mss Houston woes in life. Do you understand the difference, friend?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    bobby brown..

    by dengreg31

    is a true piece of shit. Period.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    i was about to make a coment to your post, but no i'll not. i respect that you kept it civil. well played.

  • Hers is a life of sad tragey. I see in her an artist that could had been but wasn't. And all her personal demons, and all thew wrong choices in life, and wasting all her natural talent for the sake of bad pop, commecialism, ego and drugs. It is tragic.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Hey asimov

    by UltraTron

    what did you think of space battleship tomato? I thought it was geektastic delicious. Oh and stop being a hypocritical wod of cunt.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    tagic = tragic

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    you will need to translate that to english, patron. though to portuguese would be even more greatly appreciated.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    RIP Whitney Houston.

    by Rob Jenson

    I grew up listening to your music and being amazed by your crystal clear voice, and I was saddened when you took up with Bobby Brown. Sadder still that your life story had to end here -- like Michael Jackson and John Denver before you, you seemed destined to bounce back and start a new, second stage in your career but, like them, that will now never come to pass. Rest in peace. My thoughts are with your family.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    So the big question is, who will be cast in her biopic?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I'd say rihanna, but can she hide her accent? Maybe Jennifer Hudson if she lost 80 pounds. Perhaps an unknown surrounded by an all star cast? or even Beyonce Oh Whitney I loved you so but why i love you i'll never know

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    The latest reports are that she drowned.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    there are people who will happily pick apart anything..

    by emeraldboy

    and will happily do it do anyone. regardless of age, background, occupation, location, time or place. these are brainlessly idiotic people and here for once I speak from experience. you can make a vast personal fortune from a specific thing. and be a grade a jerk. who walks all over people. contributes nothing to life accept to say to his kids. its ok to come over to someones house when ever you like and act demanding and pretend its your house and to verbally cut apart what that person says if they open their mouths and disagree. I saw this scenario when my mother was dying in the hospice in dublin and in my own home. and fairly recently too i might add. I might not have been a big fan of Whitney huston or her music. but she is dead and her family are utterly devastated. happens to us all. believe me. we all loose someone close to us. and I have lost three major members of my family in the previous decade. my mother and my gran in a six month period. then my paternal uncle then my dad. my dads 2nd older bro.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Dishonesty really shows up when someone dies...

    by ZodNotGod

    JUST like they did with Michael Jackson, he was scum alive, but dead suddenly the greatest thing to walk this earth. Which is it, Morons? I was never a fan, not going to say something fake here now. She had everything and flushed it all for a bum of an ex-husband and drugs. I won’t mourn shit behavior like that. It’s sad that she felt she couldn’t get sober, but she got what she coveted. I’m tired of the druggies in all walks of life expecting sympathy for their self-destruction. Here’s suggestion, stop taking poison and join us normal folks who don’t hate life.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    =Dishonesty really shows up when someone dies...=

    by KilliK

    the same goes for discourtesy as ti seems..

  • I'm being honest. I never said anything about her that wasn't true so again.... How is that different than calling George Lucas a "lying prick, scumbag......?" Does he deserve it too? Oh, that's right, because he's not dead. When he dies than he's gold again. Give it a rest.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Rest easy, rest well, sweet Queen

    by Aziraphale_11

    What a shock it was to learn of her death. Like many of us Gen X'ers in here, we grew up with her during the 80's and 90's during her best stuff. I remember being blown away by her voice when I saw the music video for "I Will Always Love You". I never bought an album of hers or even listened to her regularly, but I always held great respect and admiration for her talent.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by Ingeld

    Not dishonest. Death has a way of putting things into perspective. It is true with the people you know or knew in your lives. It is true with people who contribute to our society and culture but we don't know personally. Unless you are a vindictive sort or the person deeply hurt you personally, what always rises to the top is what we liked about a person and their humanity. The negative stuff always seems petty and unimportant.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Whitney WHO? Sorry, doesn't ring a bell. Did she used to sing?

    by Ricardo

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    re: ricarleite4

    by Ingeld

    Wow, that is comedy gold. You have a gift my friend. A gift.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    RE: ingeld

    by ZodNotGod

    Good point, but most people take it to the extreme and even if the person was rotten, (not saying WH was, but still) those traits are ignored and the fake, flowerly sentiments began flowing. These very same people couldn't say those sentiments to the person when they were alive, so why now when they cant hear them... THAT to me is dishonest, when the obvious is ignored. A great talent, squandered on lousy men, drugs and shit life choices. A word of caution- That should be the lesson we all take from this. The worst part of all of this, Entertainment Tonight will have 2 years worth of news stories about this. "Move over Anna Nichol, Whitney is taking over..."

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy: well said - sorry for your loss

    by melonman

    Unfortunately the older we get, the more we see it happening.

  • And that is greatest and saddest irony of the living. Dishonest? I still don't think so. Rather it is a blindness that is part of human nature. The cliche is true; we don't understand what we have until it is lost. In "Poetics" Aristotle describes anagnorisis--the moment in which the tragic figure faces the awful truth about himself or herself. Oedipus' blindness, for example. In real life tragedy of sudden and shocking death, we, the living, have a sudden recognition of what that person actually meant to us. We see what we couldn't see before.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    There's no point slagging off a corpse guys

    by melonman

    No matter what mistakes she may have made - she's gone, and it's a damn shame.

  • i don't dislike you man, but please just think.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    thank christ jim Henson died pre web 2.0....

    by emeraldboy

    had he died a couple of years ago...his obit would have been hijacked also. by people who dont really care. that death was heartbreaking and henson would have enjoyed the brand new muppet movie. i did. very much so. fuck web 2.0

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    re: emeraldboy

    by Ingeld

    There are a few celebrity deaths that still sadden me to this day when I think about them. Henson's death is one of them. Lennon's another.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Patrick Bateman on Whitney Houston

    by DarthBlart

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by Denty420

    Well, she's jossed it. Can't say it was a big surprise. The main consensus on t'interwebs seems to be that she was fucked the day she met Bobby Brown. Whilst that may be true (in more ways than one, fnarr fnarr) and Bobby Brown may have been a bad influence, it was her decision to make drugs the centre of her life and her choice alone. Am I sorry she's dead? Yes. She was a fantastic talent, had a great voice (pre '95 anyway) and, even though her rise to fame was pretty much guaranteed and engineered by nepotism, she made some classic songs. I'm also thinking of her family and friends at this time. But I also believe that our grief is misdirected. Why don't we mourn the soldiers who are putting their lives on the line for us every day? Enough of them are dying but because they're not famous and in the public eye, their deaths seem much less important to the media and the celebrity-junk-fed-masses than someone who could carry a tune. This world is fucked up. Just MHO

  • If you knew the truth you wouldn't be posting that stupid "bad boy warning".

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    And sorry if it seems like I'm shitting on Whitney- I'm not.

    by vetepalapinga

    I'm sorry she's dead but don't fucking blame Bobby Brown for something he didn't do.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    @zodnotgod yeah but the problem is that you chose to express

    by KilliK

    your personal dislike of her,now that she died,in an obit about her. If you wanted to show a little of courtesy,and since you dont like her,the best thing that you should have was to IGNORE this obit and go on with your life. But you didnt now,did you? that little pathetic man inside you,didnt let you,did he? The same goes for you too ASIMOV.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Whitney Houston jokes on the web

    by gumbyandpokey

    Whitney Houston jokes!!! ... may be offensive Whitney Houston to star in her new film. The Bodybag. Whitney Houston died just hours after being asked to be a judge on the next season of X-Factor. Personally I think she made the right decision. Whitney Houston won an impressive six Grammys in fourteen years. Slightly less impressive was her recent attempt at six grams in fourteen minutes. First Amy Winehouse, now Whitney Houston, Columbia has a tough financial year ahead. what's pink and sits on the doormat? whitney houston's valentines cards If she wasn't before, Whitney Houston is definitely 100% soul now. Well Whitney, that's one way to kick start your album sales... I think it's time to take Whitney off the 'maybe have sex with' list, and move her onto the 'definitely have sex with' list. With Whitney Houston now dead I think we'll see a vast improvement in her live shows Whitney Houston ended her life the same way she ended her songs. On a high note. Whitney Houston's life is like skiing. Once you get on the white powder, it's all down hill from there Still Crying After I Found Out Whitney Houston Overdosed On Cocaine... *sniff* *sniff* I found an old black bag full of drugs floating in a bath yesterday. I called an ambulance, but Whitney was dead by the time they arrived. Whats the difference between Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston? About 204 days. For Hire: Experienced bodyguard available for immediate start. What was Whitney Houstons biggest hit? Her last one Whitney Houston fans are waking up to some devestating news this morning. Bobby Brown is still alive. What was Whitney Houston doing in the bath? She was washing her crack. Bobby Brown has bid on my punchbag on Ebay, apparently his is broken. Would like to offer my condolenses to whitney houston's drug dealer. Heard he is inconsolable at the moment. The Whitney Houston sex position has been added to the Karma Sutra. You lay face down in the bath choking on your own crack Whitney Houston found dead in the bath, Must have been trying to get clean Doctors aren't sure Whitney Houston has died yet. They're waiting for her to exhale. Whitney Houston- beaten by the Brown, now beaten by the White

  • I mean I'm trying to liver cleanse this week and there seems to be shit everywhere trying to kill us. Milk, meat, any solid food. It's just all bad. Oh well. The point is. What exactly is it that you disagree with? Which chemical causes you the most high-horseness? I got news for everyone. Pure. And I mean pure 100% cocaine that you can get in LA- you can fuck on it. It doesn't take away your hard on. Just imagine how great it is to access that shit on a regular basis. It's fan-fucking-tastic. Wish I had some for when I'm done cleansing and working out. But I digress. All of you are retarded. True she was caught on video being a case. But I don't believe media and I certainly don't believe cops or the legal system. So I'm not gonna jump to conclusions. Anyways. Asimov: here's some Portuguese you will understand. Eat some shit and die. I like your commentary but in this case you are out of place.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    henson's death...

    by emeraldboy

    left me bereft. I could not take it in. Oddly I remember in 1981 I was listening To Harry Chaipin on the radio, 24hrs later he was dead that cut me up. the song was so many colours in the rainbow.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    What a waste of talent and life

    by FadedLineVigil

    I'm not insensitive, but the celebrity worship around this drug addict that no one has given a shit about for nearly 20 years is crazy. It's sad for her family and friends, but why anyone else is upset is beyond me. Drugs will kill you. The sky is blue. This is no surprise. Expect an Amy Winehouse caliber apathy index.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Dear God, Nordling - this site has sunk

    by MisterManReturns

    Yes, I live in Austin and work in the industry. AICN needs to drag itself out of the joke box. Somebody, make this site relevant, again. Figure it out.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    ABC news is reporting she isn't dead

    by RedBull_Werewolf Maybe it was just a media trick to try and get people to give a shit about the grammys and tune in?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    redbull that fucking post is more than ten years old

    by Autodidact

    RIP Whitney.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by Nerd Rage


  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Folks, quit the "RIP" shit

    by MisterManReturns

    WHEN did that garbage sentiment take hold? It's not 1890.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    BRB ----

    by doom master

    GOTTA DO SOME CRACK LOLZ Seriously, Whitney...WTF. WHy U Go kill yourself? Stupid, man. Stupid. Yah I official details yet, whatever.... She pulled a Heath Ledger.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    redbull_werewolf: that was 10 years ago

    by Ricardo

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    By the way, did the state of Israel issue a statement?

    by Ricardo

    I mean, it was her land, as she claimed, remember that shit?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    ok, whitney houston's gone

    by jon pertwee

    so who's next? my money's on a film producer

  • ...and just snapped. Celine Dion should amp up her security. Just don't hire Kevin Costner.

  • The Russian achievement is likened to Americans winning the epic race to the moon in 1969. After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years - a pristine body of water that may hold life from the distant past and clues to the search for life on other planets.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    by dyck tasty

    Pricks! Creepster howls with joy as you chuck shit at each other. Stop it. Everyone who's bloody anyone at AICN is in this talkback.

  • Being ambivalent about Whitney's death is one thing. I was not much of a fan. I won't "miss" her. But people who come here and try to make the sickest, harshest joke're trash. And you probably love being called that.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Funny but when I hear "that song from BODYGUARD"

    by Autodidact

    I think of Whitney's version of "Queen of the Night". Had a huge crush on Whitney Houston as a kid. I feel sad about the past 15 years of her life, in addition to her death.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    there were two whitney houston's

    by emeraldboy

    the private one that her family saw and the tough as nails ice queen the rest of us did. a number of years ago I believe, she converted to something. cant recall which religion it was but she did convert. islam? the reason that I am bringing this up is that Micheal Jackson converted to islam and it did him no favours what so ever. he ended up a dead prescription drug addict. islam has a strict no drugs policy. a quick glance at google reveals that she did convert to islam. if a third celeb converts to islam and dies as a perscription o.d, questions are going to be raised.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    it's unfortunate, but...

    by VonThunderballs

    i was never a fan of anything she had done, music or otherwise. i hope her family pulls through, but i can do without the long list of tributes to someone many people didn't give a damn about till after she died.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Yeah...whats with all the racist crap?

    by Jobacca

    Are you people really still that stupid? Everytime I read one of those posts,I can't help but imagine some inbred toothless hick too fat to dress himself wrapped in a tattered rebel flag who keeps having to check his giant leg tattoo to make sure he's spelling "Nigger" the correct way. Dont worry boys....the South will rise agin!!!! And then promptly be defeated once and for all by the forces of science and technology and reason. Obama in 2012 bitches!!!!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Whitney Houston has died -- and your name is...?

    by MooseMalloy

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Whitney Houston...

    by emeraldboy

    was a fragile person who became famous for a powerful voice. and she was the daughter of cissy houston. one of the toughest people in music. I have heard some stories about that woman and from what heard she was scary, really really scary. tough and uncompromising and made the younger whitney houston's life an absolute misery.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    Please. Do the world a favour, you useless piece of shit, and walk yourself off a cliff. I love fucking tools like you, who sit on the interwebs and speak as though they actually know ANYTHING. Yes, you heard the voice, and that makes you a producer? Or maybe a talent scout? Or does it just mean you're a dumb-cunt troll who actually knows nothing? That's a BINGOOOO on the last one... As for Whitney? Sad, yet not unexpected. Her voice was incredible (Hear that redwhitenegro? You silly fucking cunt).

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Hollywood's "Yes" Culture...

    by Hellstrom

    Winehouse, Jackson, Houston...these very public meltdowns ending in not unexpected deaths...and despite all the winks and jokes these people had real talent. Sycophants and parasites are literally "killing" Hollywood and the music industry in front of our eyes. Its disgusting. I realize its not as completely simple as that, but really this "yes" culture of celebrity needs to be significantly curtailed. At least back in the studio system there were executives who had the fortitude to say "No"

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Hard to blame someone else

    by Extr3m1st

    for what we ingest. Sometimes you do get caught up and start living someone Else's life but in the end we are all responsible for the choices we make in life. I have had drug issues for 20 years now, I used to work day and night with a guy who dealed drugs on the side and I always had easy access to it. I wish to this day I never met the guy as before I met him I never bothered with the stuff. But to single that guy out over why I went nuts is foolhardy.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    But Lohan is still alive.

    by disfigurehead

    How in the hell?

  • UltraTron singing off.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Everybody's talkin, all this stuff about me...

    by BobbyBrown

    Why don't you just let me liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    disfigurehead...Why is Lohan Still Alive?

    by conspiracy

    Genetics...Lindsay is alike a Virus, no known cure and constantly evolves to survive its environment Proof? If Lindsay could dip her tongue into the cesspool acid bath that is Sam Ronson's yeast factory and drug on this or any world can touch her.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    you spelled American wrong.

    by A D Parr

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Just because you can.....

    by proper

    Doesn't always mean you should........ Although I can see the point of view that says there are people dying for "worthier" causes, when society is brainwashed to consider entertainers in a higher esteem then a sincere [though some would argue disproportionate] reaction is to be expected isn't it?, It's an extension of the Princess Diana blueprint. A sad day for all of her fans and those who appreciated her music. Hope The AICN nation is in good health.............

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    Just ingest everything....

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Asimovlives is no more. Asimovlivesdies now resides here!

    by Sam Clegg

    Please my friends, pay no more attention to this fool, who calls himself asimovlives. He has ceased to exisit, and I have taken his place. I love the new Star Trek and know the second one will be just as good. I am Asimovlivesdies, and I have been reborn!!! I live, I die, and I live again!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    asimovlivesdies...Bob, is that you?

    by conspiracy

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Is Paltrow naked in that autopsy scene

    by Extr3m1st

    She has a hell of a nice ass and legs on her..

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by Extr3m1st


  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I Will Always Love You

    by TravelSteveR

    Dolly recorded the song long before THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. It was originally released in 1974. She then re-recorded it for the soundtrack to THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, and re-recorded it again as a duet with Vince Gill in 1995. It was, is, and always will be DOLLY'S signature song, which she wrote as her goodbye to Porter Wagoner. Whitney Houston may have had the biggest hit with it, but Dolly laughed all the way to the bank since as its songwriter she got the lion's share of the royalties.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    cuba gooding jr is has just said..

    by paul burnett

    ..whitney, i will allways love you! @baftas

  • ... oh yeah, there's a God... rrrriiight!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Celebrities tweeting their condolences?

    by Ted Knight

    Let me check my give-a-crap meter . . . Yep. Just as I suspected. Still resting on zero.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    @maxcherry, don't blame Bobby.

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Now this is an absolute fact, even if none of you know it: Whitney was smoking that shit before she met Bobby Brown. Some of you may be old enough to remember when Whitney was dating Eagles QB Randall Cunningham, a real Jesus freak if there ever was one. Theirs was a relationship that received a good amount of media attention. Then out of the blue, he breaks off the relationship, without a reason why. Baffled everyone. It wasn't until Whitney admitted to her drug abuse, years later, that Cunningham spoke out about why the relationship ended. She loved cocaine more than him. When she met Bobby Brown, he was a pothead and a drunk AT THE MOST. He later corroborated in his autobiography what everyone who knew them closely knew: she got HIM smoking crack. Some people are just rotten, no matter how valuable their talents.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    oh whitney

    by patrick cruz

    brings back a lot of great childhood memories. always loved her voice

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by JaredP


  • Feb 11, 2012 10:48:08 PM CST To all those blaming Bobby Brown should know that Whitney was abusing cocaine years before dating/marrying Bobby.... by amadeo zeller They both met at the Betty Ford Rehab Center. Whitney for cocaine and Bobby for alcohol abuse...And lets' not forget that Whitney was Bobby's senior by 7 or 8 years. This whole notion that Bobby lead Whitney astray is nothing more than an URBAN MYTH. It was Whitney who introduced hard drugs to Bobby, not vice versa...During Whitney's very public drug haze during the early 2000's, it was a known fact that she had graduated from cocaine to Crystal Meth, which subsequently did irreparable harm to not only her throat, but also her vocal chords. I always shake my head when I read/hear all of these falsehoods directed at Bobby. Trust, he had nothing to do with Whitney's downfall, he just happened to be there, and since, Arista and Clive Davis had so much invested in Whitney's career and public image, it was just advantageous for them and Whitney to have Bobby bear the brunt of the bad publicity due to his (already) well publicized BAD BOY IMAGE.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by Extr3m1st

    IDD that Whitney was already partying well before BB. It is amazing how we play around with our lives just to get high. I have done a lot of cocaine almost exclusively because of pussy. Why Whitney would waste her time smoking crack with the life she had is hard to fathom for someone like me who has really nothing compared to her.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    you are nuts!!! bobby brown was a piece of shit. he was smoking crack long before he met whitney. his AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was a bald face LIE!!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    David Kelly is dead.

    by vadakinX

    I know...who's David Kelly? It's not a name most people here will be familiar with. Most of you will know him as Charlie's grandfather in Tim Burton's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Brits among us will remember him as the shifty Irishman from Fawlty Towers. I don't expect to see an obituary here for an actor many of you won't know but I thought he should at least get a mention.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Choppah is Correct! A Rating Bonanza!

    by conspiracy

    Nothing brings in ratings like Sudden Death!

  • Is this the blowback which comes with a Hollywood celebrity getting trampled on the way down? Is it that Houston was a vocalist and didn't *do it all* like Lady Gaga? Is it that people think it's easy to quit crack, coke, meth, booze or even smoking cigarettes? Damned if I know.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    they say imitation is the best kind of flatery.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    that Bobby Brown guy sounds like a total loser.

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I'm just glad...

    by Mister Grieves

    she's dead.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    you have not read my posts, have you? specially those where i talk about the tragedy that was Whitney houston's life.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    many times i agree with you. but you ar enow acting like an ass. you are not really reading my posts and what i wrote in them, do you? try to actually understand what i wrote, and not what your touchy over-reactive mind THOUGHT YOU READ. Deal, pal?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    asimovlives, you've been smelling your own bullshit for so long...

    by victor_von_gloom

    you've actually started to believe in it. Talk about a total disconnect...For someone who professed to never liking Whitney Houston's music or her as person, then why would you waste your time commenting by way of your (not so subtle) shitting on her obit? - Stop the madness, chump.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    The real tragedy...

    by Audio_of_Being

    Is that she'll never see The Dark Knight Rises. :'(

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    like you, i also lost a lot of dearly relative in a short timespan. My maternal grandfather, my uncle's wife, my uncle, my paternal grandmother, my mother, my paternal grandfather. All in the space of two years. It is a kind of hell, isn't it? this happened from 1997 to 1998. It disturbed me so much, i stoped going to a funerals again until recently this year. I got a bellyful of death, if you know what i mean.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Bad Timing for Amy Winehouse record company.....

    by conspiracy

    Whitney just one upped them in the hearts and minds of the Grammy Folks... Let the Post Death Sales Push Begin! Ka-Ching!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    david kelly..

    by emeraldboy

    One of the original sunshine boys is gone...the greatest irish stage actor of his generation and the man that all the irish actors look up to. and one hell of decent guy. what is all the more remarkable is that david kelly never once auditioned for a movie that he starred in.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    We really MUST do something...

    by vetepalapinga get azultool laid.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Crack is whack

    by apersonofinterest

    Diane Sawyer asked Whitney about her $737 Thousand Dollar Drug Habit in the infamous, "Crack is Whack" interview with Whitney which she denied stating, "Lemme see the receipts". at I'd like to know is, now that Whitney's gone, Who's gonna call the cops on Bobby B? As far as his culpability in her decline and death, He does have to take some of the responsibility for this. She's a big girl but he was a bad influence and even if she wanted to quit, he doesn't and you can't have a relationship with an addict and an addict trying to get clean. And that's just a normal relationship. Whitney was a super star and Bobby Brown was already starting to fade when they hooked up and I'm sure his ego was threatened by her fame that he so desperately wanted to keep. I never watched much of their reality show because it was too much to see Whitney like that. I'm betting they were both high through out that series. According to the news, she was found nekkid in the bathtub and no illegal drugs were found, just prescription meds, which seems to be more and more prevalent in OD deaths. In fact, prescription drugs are the #1 killer besides tobacco and alcohol, which are both legal. Whitney, Michael J (Apparently Whitney was preparing to go on a major comeback tour like Michael when she died. She was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel because she was a guest at Clive Davis' Grammy Party which was the same night she died.), Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse, Corey Haim, Brittany Murphy, Mikey Welsh (bass, weezer), I mean, the list goes on. Apparently, the Government will legalize all the drugs they want you to die from. That's the problem with legalizing pot. No one dies from it. no upside for the Government.


  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by Wacky Packages

    Any website called "ain't it cool" has no business reporting obituaries.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by WarrenSmooth

    while the Dolly Parton song was used in BEST LITTLE WHORE HOUSE IN TEXAS... it was originally released in 1973. The Whitney Houston version SUUUUUUUUUUUCKS.

  • No too bad for a 24-hour old handle.

  • As if anyone gives a shit. Fuck yourself, homeslice.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Apparently she'd only recently been offered a judging role on The X Factor...


    At least she made the right decision.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Acted in 6 movies, could sing like an angel

    by Smartacus

    But 6 movies? So if I understand this correctly AICN basically will do a R.I.P. talkback for just about any swinging dick who's famous?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    "That cocaine's a mean drug" - Rick James

    by Shayde

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by supermanslostwife

    Your a horrible person. I hope your dog dies.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST

    she was one of the most stunning women ever to walk the earth


    I was even masturbating over Whitney when I found out she was dead. It made me cry and I never got to cum... Thank fuck, the last thing I need is my DNA at yet another crime scene.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    smartacus..Yes...unless you're a suit who actually matters.

    by conspiracy

    Artists that have a marginal body of film work...or maybe a production credit or two...the sobs will be long and heartfelt. Suit who actually championed film, green lit projects, protected talent, or actively made films...they'll totally forget you existed.

  • as evidenced in this talk back i guess assholes get the most pleasure from shitting on things that people really care about

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    lol @ supermanslostwife

    by GBH

    out of everything here on the threads this gave me the giggles...

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    She was a once-in-a-lifetime talent

    by gun_will_travel

    Not really one for pop music, but that voice was phenomenal. Yet another tragic tale of life in the spotlight. RIP Whitney, I look forward to hearing your voice again someday in the great beyond.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    i'm sure there's a kkk rally or neo-nazi get together you must get to, so i'll keep this short you are nothing but a racist misogynist homophic redneck douchebag!!! FACT!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    nobody cares what the fuck you think, you fucking prick

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Man, I'm aintitcoolnew's only proud racist and even for me this is going too far.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Have some respect for the dead people.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by blackflowerX

    From Peter Tatchell's facebook page- "Whitney Houston RIP. She was happiest & at her peak with her female partner in the 1980s. They were so joyful together.<BR><BR> I met them at the Reach Out & Touch HIV rally in London in 1991, organised by Vernal Scott. Whitney spoke very movingly; supporting people with HIV, when many other stars kept their distance. <BR><BR> She was pressured into the Bobby Brown marriage. Disaster. Her life started going downhill soon afterwards. Whitney’s death is a tragic loss".

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    This is really cool too....

    by blackflowerX

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Is racism really tolerated here?

    by SminkyPinky

    Harry, Quint, Nordling, et all. Please sort out this horrific problem on these boards. How can you let these people say these things?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:04 a.m. CST

    There's no monitoring whatsoever here, it's a cesspool

    by BenBraddock

    I despair

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Angelic voice wasted...

    by Octavian

    ... on some of the blandest music ever released.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST

    by benbraddock

    by emeraldboy

    i agree with you. blame the owners... or owner.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:21 a.m. CST

    choppah: Carnahan is dead to me already

    by melonman

    He ran out of free passes.

  • The talkbacks are a free for all, and it seems to me AICN policy is to let as much go as possible, because it's the democratic way, and let the chips fall where they may. Trolling racists don't get away with anything if they're shown up to be the pieces of shit they are.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Whitney dead...

    by ScriptCunt

    Now all of her ground-breaking work in curing cancer and solving world-hunger will stall... 150,000 people die every single day but this self-indulgent, self-destructive sack will have golden statues erected in her memory because she sold albums.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    If you guys wanna raise a banning stink-

    by UltraTron

    I got banned and was never told why. I assumed it was because I trashed Andy Serkis so badly in front of the film community I ruined his chances of being nominated and because ain'titcool was visiting hobbit land at the time.

  • Smoke pot kids.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Sminky a lot of bad behavior and attitudes are tolerated here, sadly.

    by impossibledreamers

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by SminkyPinky

    I despise that argument. People in a democracy should be able to treat each other with respect. A free for all is anarchy. Posters simply shouldn't be saying these things, regardless of how she died. But yes, people need to be called out on racism.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    zodnotgod: like.. What the.. Fuck, are you talking about.. Man?

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 8:14 a.m. CST

    A sad tale indeed...

    by pumaman

    and Bobby Brown is quite possibly going to end up going next, because that man is going to take one Hell of a lot of shit from people now, even more than before. The light at the end of the tunnel was seeing the gorgeous and talented Adele get a standing ovation at last nights Grammy's show. So we still have some beautiful voices out there.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Wow..this Talkback just won't Die!

    by conspiracy

    ...insert joke in bad taste here...

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    And No...I Pray The Mods NEVER moderate...

    by conspiracy

    talkback is the only truly free form, free flowing, anything goes board left on the normal net, thought deep web has many. If what you read here makes you despair...then good, it'll make you a better person out THERE. Talkback is a microcosm of the world we live in...warts and all...I relish it. If you can handle Talkback, you are ill equipped for the real world. Sack up fuckers...

  • when the Whitney herself isn' really amazing.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    I don't ban many people, but I just had to do it someone in the Adam Adamowicz obit. Obits are monitored a bit more rigidly, at least from me. When you've gotten emails and phone calls from the families of the people who have passed away and you know they read these articles it really puts your tolerance for assholes in obits down to the bare minimum. Not saying D. Vader was an asshole. I wasn't there when that happened, didn't see what was said, but just know that while we tend to try to let TBs take care of themselves Obits aren't the place to test the fences of this "freedom." I put "freedom" in quotes, by the way, because this is a forum on a privately owned site. We like talkback to be as wide-ranging as possible and I don't personally ban people for attacks on me (unless they become very nasty and or hugely frequent, derailing the discussion on a particular subject), but it's not your right to be able to comment on news stories. It just isn't. If we did police these boards we'd be within our rights to, but like I said we like the wild west feel and like seeing the talkbackers themselves shame those that show up spewing racist stupid shit.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Again, I'd like to thank the racists...

    by Hipshot

    on this board for being so honest. Over on Facebook, I'm promoting Obama's re-election. In debates, I mention the racial animus behind about 10% of the opposition, and many independents parrot the "we're post-racial" argument to prove I must be wrong. I merely posted a link to this talkback, and said "read for yourselves." Had three people express shock and dismay, and agree that I was righter than they thought. Three more votes for Obama! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I'd read the AICN talkback for my own obit...

    by FlickaPoo

    but I wouldn't get within 1,000 miles of talkback for someone I knew or loved.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    aicn talkback is probably the best out there..

    by paul burnett

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    samuel jackson voted for obama due to the color of his skin

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Why isn't the media targeting him the way they siced their dogs on Mel gibson?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    william_faulkner..Yep...Twas a typo...

    by conspiracy

    but honestly...everyone in here is a bit dysfunctional...we argue about the merits of Giant Pissing Robots, and the design of Super Hero costumes... we are a scary bunch.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Hey Chop...are you still thinking what I think you're thinking...

    by conspiracy

    ...meaning Friday?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    danielnocharismacraig - what a dumbass racist question you asked

    by Michael Lunney

    So what if black people voted for a black person- Are you really trying to say that some racist white people voted for McCain because his skin wasn't black? What an idiotic question- you think that racist blacks is somehow earth shattering news? geez. At least you admit to being a racist.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    T-Shirt Hell has the best one so far...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

  • Dude is pretty healthy, Vegan for decades...pretty Spry. Aretha on the other hand...

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel

    Too soon?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST would be unexpected and shocking.

    by conspiracy

    But the guy is just so cautious in boring and normal; the kill would HAVE to be professional and very well planned to look accidental. We've had so many substance related deaths..I think the Grammy guys will be looking for something new...something novel... ...Death on Stage! Maybe a lighting rig failure...or a pyro accident...or suffocation on stage after being tackled by 60yr old 275# Beatles Groupie from Germany?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett ..It is never too soon on Talkback

    by conspiracy

  • we at least show respect for the dead. you ever stop to think maybe you're the godless ones

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Quint, what a load of waffle

    by BenBraddock

  • While singing: *I am the walrus -- koo-koo-ka-choo.*

  • But we are all godless - in the religious sense- unless you still believe in the Easter bunny. Man created god- there are infinite numbers of gods that man worships - all stemming from stories, a need to feed emotional deficits, and fear of the unknown. Before you give me some kneejerk religious hatred, i do believe in a higher order -just not the bullshit stories that man calls god. I was raised Catholic, and overcame the indoctrination at the age of 12, to start thinkning for myself. Religious *worship* in this country is largely the province of social functions, mind control with dogma, politrical power, and hatred. And of course, some churches selflessly help their fellow man, and that is the only reason I do not totally condemn religious practice. But, of course, most normal people do not need religion to teach them that the golden rule makes more sense than being an asshole to your fellow maqn.. But if that spiritual, higher order exists - it would be beyond our comprehension as humans. And if we were exposed to it, our simple minds would merely simlpify it as an experience, rather than experience it. So, let me leave you with this thought. If the Earth is a sentient being, what does the Earth consider as a higher order? The same thing as humans? Not likely. BTW, I loath racists.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I got pissed this weekend....

    by Jaster Mareel

    And not because of "Kiss my black ass" Whitney. Bitch stopped being reevant like 30 years ago so I don't know so many people seem to care about her now. baby mama and her whole family are dyed-in-the-wool, hardcore catholics. I mean they seriously just sit around thinking about Jesus and start crying. It's fucking bizarre. So I'm over at her family's house and my son is kind of tired and he's "so done" with high chairs (he's 1 1/2). He's putting up a bit of a fit as we try to put him into one. So the scene is me, his mother and her mother all wrestling the kid into the chair so I can overcome the arcane seatbelt thingee, and he's crying. So his grandma says "Stop being naughty". Now, to you folks that haven't had kids yet, that means nothing. I get pretty irritated. It's not my son's fault that he's upset. He's communicating that he's unhappy and there's nothing wrong with that. It's not fucking NAUGHTY! And all I could think was that it's that fucking catholic horseshit. We're all born fucking evil and we all need the good beaten into us from birth. It's horseshit! So in their catholic pea brains, the devil is wrasslin' with my boy and it's up to them to drive him out. The REALITY is, he doesn't want to get strapped into a chair! I wouldn't either! So yeah, FUCK CATHOLICS up their stupid pious asses! Go cry in the corner because a hippie got beaten up 2000 years ago and leave the rest of us the fuck alone!

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett indeed! fuck original sin....

    by Michael Lunney

    purgatory, confessionals, solid gold jesus blood chalices, hosts, catholic cannibalism ---- mindless symbolic worship for imaginary beings I think the true test of, whether or not we are ever visited by intelligent, extraterrestrial life, will be when mankind finally says: FUCK RELIGION- what the fuck were we ever thinking with this bullshit! When people stop worshipping *gods(s)*, Earth will stop being isolated from the intelligence of the rest of the universe.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I mean, these fucking people actually believe in INVISIBLE BIRD PEOPLE!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Talk about ghosts and goblins and all kinds of caveman bullshit. I once fucked this girl that eventually told me she was so deep into religion that she would go into trances and start speaking in tongues. I was like "And I stuck my fucking DICK IN YOU!?!?"

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    redwhitenegro QUOTE: And yes I am a producer of indie funk/R&B bands

    by NightArrows

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA Yes, sure you are. Popular bands too no doubt. So popular that you have time to frequent this board and shit on someone who had more talent than all those little groups you supposedly 'produce' put-together. Though if Ken and Barbie COULD speak, I'm sure they'd talk up a storm about your abilities. Get bent you fucking pathetic no-talent piece of shit. Seriously. Regardless of who thinks what of her music, her talent was fucking obvious. To deny it, makes you look like the pathetic, jealous, accomplish-nothing-in-life douchebag that you undoubtably are. So again, in closing, fuck off.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I don't know how many of you know, Whitney was Dionne Warwick's neice

    by Jaster Mareel

    To most people Dionne Warwick was the host of Solid Gold, a late 70's/Early 80's song and dance revue show. Apparently she was also a big-shit singer or something way back in the day, but I don't think I've ever heard one of her songs. Anyway, I didn't have an opinion one way or the other aside from "Damn she got some big-assed horse teeth", until I saw her on The Apprentice a year or so ago. What a fucking CUNT! I mean she fucked up every project and just bitched and bitched and bitched and couldn't understand why everyone wasn't lining up to suck her twat. I fucking CHEERED when she finally got fired. I don't know what that has to do with this, but if Whitney was anything like her aunt then she wasn't the lovable princess people are painting her as.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Here's your Princess of Pop America!

    by Jaster Mareel

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    YOu all some hateful motherfuckers...

    by conspiracy

    but I'm laughing my ass off none the less...

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    my comment about creepythinman was about his hipocrosy im an atheist. i was just trying to convey that he is no better because he thinks he is above everybody else. i never once i believe in god or anything. OKAY, BUB?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    So wait.....

    by Orbots Commander

    I don't mean to be rude about the recently deceased, but Whitney was a lesbian? Really? Was just reading that comment regarding the Peter Tatchell Facebook post.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    How will I know if he really loves me?

    by Joe Plumber

    Easy, he doesn't beat you!

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Great Eulogy, Nordling... NOT!

    by Capt. StrideR

    Maybe, if you don't care enough to even make her accomplishments sound as good as they are, you shouldn't do it. For cryin' out loud, the woman had a legendary career cut short by bad choices and drugs. That at least puts her in the same class as Billie Holiday. I know this isn't a music site, but Sinatra would've gotten better recognition.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by Kindahuge

    i'm going to hunt you down and make a real ghost outta you fattycumburger

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by Michael Lunney

    then rock on my atheist friend - you made it sound as if you were catholic when you wrote obviously none of you racist fucks like creepythinman are catholic we at least show respect for the dead. you ever stop to think maybe you're the godless ones

  • but do not go comparing this Pop Princess With Sinatra... Francis Albert Sinatra had a Music and Film career spanning 6 decades that helped shape American Popular Music, was at the forefront of ending racial bigotry in the entertainment industry, was in more films that Whitney had even watched and won a fucking Oscar. You are comparing a poppy to a redwood.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    danielnocharisma has zip grasp

    by Hipshot

    Of the difference between rooting for the home team (tribalism, which most people have) and cursing or cheating the "other" team (racism, which danielno, sierratango, and asi have in common). If you think Mel Gibson talking about having his girlfriend raped by "a pack of niggers" is equivalent to saying you voted for someone whose skin color was the same as yours--something about 99% of white people did for centuries--you have a totally distorted sense of human beings.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    thank you, mcgoo

    by JaredP

    and for the record its people like you, me and bill maher that are the sensible ones out there when we say wheres the proof of the existence of a higher power. then when they can't prove their thories they get insulted AT US!!! LIKE WHERE THE NUTTERS!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Whitney Houston

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    was a national treasure, if not a species treasure Bobby Brown contributed big time to her destruction Now he may not have been much of a part of her life towards the end, after spending all her money and the drugs took their tole on her looks. But he was largely responsible for her decline and demise. Now I may be alone in this, but I don't believe you should get to destroy a national treasure and then have the prospect of making millions from writing tell all books His future should be limited to sessions with bull whips, wielded by very strong and mean men.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    re: I got pissed this weekend

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    who fucking cares you obviously don't give a shit about the kid or his mother or you would have married her instead of foisting another bastard on the world do everyone a favor and part the little bastard out I bet them catholic fucks could use the money and you'd have a big wad of ones for the titty bars

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Giving free rein to my racist self

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    Whitney Houston dies and the world loses a beautiful and talented woman A few months back some cable channel is playing one of the Richard Pryor live shows. I got in late and missed a bunch. But I did catch the part where he talks about his dobies That bit always tears me up Somewhere along the line I realize that my cheeks are burning Wipe my face and there are hot hot tears running down my face Upon reflection I realize it was a completely selfish reaction I knew then that I would never ever see any new Richard Pryor Poor me, life is so unfair I would like to sign this: Skinny White Boy PS: Both of these entertainers didn't break down walls They Obliterated Them

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    RIP David Kelly-not even a mention on british tv which is really sad

    by emeraldman

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST we go again. The racial egalitarian police have shown up again.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Don't say anything offensive about anyone. Let's all just hold hands and sing some Air Supply or REO Speedwagon. Seriously, I can't imagine your version of heaven. Probably Susan Sarandon rimming Richard Pryor while listening to her husband rattling off on the most boring liberal cliches out there. What a hell that must be. Self Righteous doesn't even begin to cover what your general attitude must be. First off, I was making a comparison and pointing out the usual hypocrisy of the moral supremacists out there. And the Samuel Jackson/Mel Gibson quote was the most contemporary analogy I could come up with. I don't need to point out the nitwits who are my detractors as they obviously know who they are. So to conclude with my first paragraph, even if the world somehow ignores the racial realities out there, and buries their collective heads in the sand, the world will still be a jacked up place. No matter what.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST

    And one more thing

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    The entire world has been racist for thousands of years. Ignoring history won't change that. And no, it hasn't been whites racist against others but in fact the very opposite. I've seen more racism emit from blacks than any other people. Racism that is against East Asians and Latins in particular. Remember Rodney King riots and the Korean convenience store owners that were protecting their property against the Planet of the Apes? Just one example amongst many.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST

    RE: Conspiracy

    by Capt. StrideR

    Yeah, Whitney was no Sinatra when it came to the screen, but her effect on the music industry was just as dramatic. She wasn't just some pop princess, she broke ground for the successes of Mariah and Beyonce, and black women in pop music. She's up there with Aretha, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. If Nordling can't understand that, he shouldn't be the one writing her obit. This reads like the career of Bobby Brown.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    OMG!!! David Kelley is dead!

    by Subtitles_Off

    He was a SAG recipient. And 82. What a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by Stalkeye

    quote: "Remember Rodney King riots and the Korean convenience store owners that were protecting their property against the Planet of the Apes? Just one example amongst many. " Dude, you have serious issues. Oh, and no one here would say that Blacks can't be Racists, however the threat lies within the Racists who weld absolute power, like Employers who would turn down a promotion because of one's skin color/ethinicity. Or how about Police officers who tells some guy to pull over especially if he happens to see a Black Man driving an expensive automobile (BMW) and worse, if he;s accompanied by a White Female. Those that would destroy their own townships out of outrage are idiots. No self respecting Black or Hispanic person would do something that is so counter productive. (Actually, it's doing White racists a favor.) If you are proud to be a Racist, that's on you. But remember, "People who live in Glass houses..." In other words: No one is better than anyone b/c it's the Human Race that is both good and Fucked up. And that's my Final thought.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    Tribalism is the tendency to cheer for your own team. Racism is the tendency to spit on the other team. Almost everyone is "tribalistic" but only toxic trolls like Danielnocharisma, Sierratango, Asimovlives and a few others are actively racist. Biiiig difference. Blacks are certainly as tribalistic...but frankly, they're not quite as racist as I'd expect, given the violent and oppressive history in America. I suspect that this is because of the brainwashing: a totally disproportionate amount of positive imagery in movies, history, or the current culture are white people (including, of course, about every image on every piece of money in your pocket). Most blacks are Christians, which means they bow down in Church every Sunday to the image of a white man. Kinda hard to hate white people when you think God is white, y'know? But the venom you see from damaged souls like Danielnocharisma is pure fear--they know the demographics are changing, and are terrified they will be treated as they have treated others. Frankly, I hope they're right.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Whait a minute; Asi is a Racist?

    by Stalkeye

    Hmmm, I never seen anything from him, that would state such claims. Opinionated, Stubborn and a bit insensitive? Hellz yea! But a Racist? I don't think so. Asis cool pppl. And contrary to what you may believe, he made a good comment in regards to Lt.Uhura/Nichelle Nicolas bringing Blacks in a positive spotlight (during the Civil Rights era) alongside MLK and MX. Don't even put him in the same catagory as those cunts Daniel and especially Sierrafoxtango. That's exaggerating my Friend.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Ooops, I meant "Wait"

    by Stalkeye

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I agree, Asi is not racist

    by Joe Plumber

    Homophobic? That's another story. Although he does have a hard-on for Ryan Gosling in Drive.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    While I would never condone the mindless violence of a riot

    by Joe Plumber

    It is disgraceful how police officers are repeatedly let off the hook for the violence they perpetrate. I mean there was video evidence of what they did to Rodney King. The whole world knows these men were not held accountable for the violent crime they committed. That said, can't we all just get along?

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    so people only care about junkies..

    by JAMF

    if they're rich.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Hipshot agreed about your Tribalism theory

    by Stalkeye

    I think it's a subtile primal insticnt as most mammals would gravitate toward a group/pack that would resmble them moreso than someone/something that is different. That being said, we as Humans are deemed progressive beings and as such, should be able to "mingle' with others that are different (Transcend Race, Color and Creed.) as oppossed to being so diversified. I often see the person for their content and not the color of their skin/ethnicity. However idiots like STFU and Daniel would comdemn a whole group of people for the actions of a few. Not progressive at all. Oh, and for the record, the Black Christains I knew believed that Jesus was Black (Skin of Bronze, Hair like Wool, etc.) instead of some arctypical Blonde hair Blue eyed Messaih. Tribalism, huh?

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Jesus was black. Don't think so.

    by Joe Plumber

    Sure he was definitely not blonde haired and blue eyed. Most likely dark-skinned with curly hair. But, he was an Israelite, not an African. The Africans, i.e. the Egyptians, persecuted and enslaved the Israelis long before the Romans subjugated them.

  • Not that King deserved it, however he was irresponsible and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is not to be taken lightly. THis fucker was no Patron saint and no doubt, his actions caused all of this. The LAPD are pricks, but King was the Catalyst for the shit that went down. He can't be compared to Diallo. (the African Immigrant that was shot 41 Times by NYPD just for flashing his Wallet.) and despite the ruling, no one in NYC protested via Riots. I would know, because I lived in NYC back then. Causing a Riot is like saying, Oh I'm so mad at you that Burning my own House/Apt is my way of getting even with you. " So there!" Like I said, Riots are counter productive and serve no purpose other than opening a Sore further.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by crystalplumage

    Hey Junior, Does your mommy know that you're using her computer? You little wart. I can't believe for a second that this douche bag (or any asshole on these talk backs like him) is a day older than twelve. Come on people let's get rid of these morons and use our "freedom of speech" for what it's worth. There's nothing even remotely important being said by any of these little retards. And that statement about people not being equipped for the real world if they can't handle these talk backs..... Please!!! That was clearly made by a kid...... These talk backs are littered with little runts with nothing better to do. There's nothing that can convince me that these people are adults, and if they are.... OHHH BOY!!! Fucking Losers.

  • said something really interesting about whitney houston. there were a lot of people in the music industry who were racist. Model, singer and actress. she simply never ended up on the cover of magazines because she was black. She started off in gospel music and founded almost impossible to bring that into pop music by the music execs who ghettoed her career down the pop avenue. and there were those in the gospel community who thought she betrayed her gospel routes. MTV was racist back in the day. and refused to play black artists. Micheal Jackson battled this by having his reps sue mtv into submission. Before the drugs killed her voice and then killed her. whitney houston had a very powerful voice. nobody who was with houston on the day she recorded that song knew it was coming.

  • you. she fought off and resisted the song. studio put her under huge pressure do it. her career as a pop singer was faltering. the best version is by dolly parton. huston's version is commercial ballad pop. the song has been played to death. its possibly a muscial urban legend but when she delivered that title song line and did it so forcefully. the sound engineers were shocked and blown away...

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    hipshot is an idiot and also hates white people.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Jesus christ was white? What a moron. Jesus christ, if he even lived during the classical roman era would have been most certainly a racial semite. And not racially white caucasion. Wow, what a moron you turned out to be. I've been debating a complete imbecile the whole time. Lol. No wonder I can't get past his thick skull. Hey buddy, nice antiwhite diatribe at the end there too. Celebrating the genocide of an entire people. And im the one with issues?

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    re: I mean there was video evidence of what they did to Rodney King

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    Do you mean the massively edited video that portrays RK as a helpless victim or the unedited one that shows a whacked out hulking 300 lb man refusing to comply with lawful orders from law enforcement officials? And just to be sure, this is the same Rodney King that has been stopped, arrested and released unprosecuted dozens of times since that video? This is the same Rodney King that will never be held accountable for his actions until he in a drunken or whacked out state takes out a bus full of school children? Is this that Rodney King?

  • Feb. 15, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    somebody made a salient point...

    by emeraldboy

    100,000 angry greeks revolting because of the 2nd imposed bailout from the troika is far more important than the death of a black pop singer... and yet what was leading the headlines in the uk and elsewhere.... No the death of whitney houston. and not athens going up in smoke.... the most powerful image was a police officer with his leg on fire as he attempted to deal with the riots...