Clive Davis says Whitney Houston had a 'teenage, 1-year affair' with her assistant Robyn Crawford, but said rumors that it pushed her toward addiction are 'totally inaccurate'
Robyn Crawford had previously written about having a romantic relationship with Whitney Houston in her 2019 memoir.news.yahoo.com
A peek behind the masks, precautions at the pandemic Grammys
Associated Press entertainment reporter Marcela Isaza poses backstage at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – I have covered the Grammy Awards for the Associated Press for 15 years. Built around performances, full of singing and shouting, and with the biggest crowd of any awards show, the Grammys seem uniquely wrong for a world still in the coronavirus pandemic. The AP workspace is set off with high, thick black curtains, and they are constantly replenishing us with masks and hand sanitizer. AdOutside the sprawling building, carpenters and technicians have been building the stages that will be a hub for Sunday’s awards.
Grammy Museum to launch online streaming service
FILE - Barbara Streisand performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011. The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring performances and interviews from A-list musicians, as well as material from the museums archive. The Grammy Museum is launching its own online streaming service featuring performances and interviews from A-list musicians, as well as material from the museums archive. Without the GRAMMY Museum, we wouldnt have gotten to experience or learn about so many important artists before us, FINNEAS said in a statement. We are proud to be part of this series.The Grammy Museum is a nonprofit organization through The Recording Academy, which annually produces the Grammy Awards.
New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released
NEW YORK A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklins riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006s Never Gonna Break My Faith, has arrived on Juneteenth. Never Gonna Break My Faith resonates today, featuring lyrics like: You can lie to a child with a smiling face/Tell me that color aint about a race.The world is very different now. It deserves to be an anthem.Never Gonna Break My Faith won best gospel performance at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, marking Franklins 18th and final Grammy win. This solo version has been sitting on my computer for years, and when I heard Clive was making a film on Arethas life, I sent this version to him. Im so glad its being released, the world needs this right now.
Whitney Houston biopic in the works
LOS ANGELES – A feature film about Whitney Houston's life is in the works from the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The biopic is being shepherded by the Whitney Houston Estate, music producer Clive Davis and Primary Wave Music, the partners said Wednesday. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody" will follow Houston from obscurity to pop stardom and promises to be “frank about the price that super-stardom exacted," according to the announcement. “From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told,” Davis said in a statement. The announcement also said that Stella Meghie is in “advanced talks” to direct. ___This story has been corrected to restore Anthony McCarten's first name.
Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.
13 Things You Didnt Know About Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana's 1999 Hit 'Smooth'
He didnt know who Rob was and what Matchbox had done so far probably didnt penetrate his radar -- Rob was just a demo singer to him. Carlos shows up and Rob shows up and Carlos has got his team and Robs by himself, Serletic says. Backstreets back Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) February 3, 2019Congrats to @backstreetboys on the new album! #killing Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) February 6, 2019A sweet bromanceWhile Santana may have had his doubts about Thomas 20 years ago, today the two couldnt be closer. RELATED CONTENT:EXCLUSIVE: Rob Thomas on Grief, New Solo Record & 20 Years with Wife and 'Best Friend' MarisolEXCLUSIVE: Rob Thomas on Wife Marisols Lyme Disease Battle: Its Like an Alien Inhabited My WifeEXCLUSIVE: Rob Thomas Reacts to Obsessed Fan on 'Bachelor in Paradise': 'I'm Scared!'
Clive Davis captures Whitney Houston's career on live DVD
Clive Davis captures Whitney Houston's career on live DVD Legendary music producer helped launch the career of the late Whitney Houston. Since the icon never produced a live album, Davis is releasing a DVD featuring some of her concert performances. Anthony Mason reports. http://smarturl.it/WH_LiveCD_itunescbsnews.com