Whitney Houston talks about the men in her life -and the rumors, lies & insults (1/1) Makini: Whitney Houston talks about the men in her life - and the rumors, lies and insults that are the high price of fame - interview by Lynn Norment Ebony / May, 1991As Whitney Houston has painfully discovered, the price of fame is high. Since 1985, she has skyrocketed from an unknown church choir and backup singer to a bona fide superstar with 32 million record sales, three multiplatinum albums and nine consecutive No. But the acclaim, fame and wealth that have made Whitney Houston a household name have been laced with biting criticism, lies, insults and rumors.One week the tabloids raise questions about her sexual preferences; the next week they say she is pregnant by Eddie Murphy, while the third week they report she is marrying star quarterback Randall Cunningham.Brown is noted as a pioneer of new jack swing, a fusion of R&B.He returned to the group for a reunion album and tour from 1996 to 1997, and has returned with all six members for another stint since 2005.star Tyrese Gibson at a party and the two have been "quietly dating" ever since. A source insists that Whitney made the first move, calling him to "ask him out" after the party. You might even say she has an addictive personality. But she's left herself wide open for jokes like that. But their rocky romance eclipsed other details about Whit's love life.
Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985.
With the three-year anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death a week away and with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in critical condition after an incident this past weekend, Houston’s former costar Kevin Costner spoke out about his late friend and the 1992 hit movie that bonded them, Costner received a lot of backlash from cynical studio executives at the time for picking an African-American woman to be romantically involved with his character Frank Farmer.
PHOTOS: Costar couples “It just seemed like she was the best person,” he said. I couldn’t imagine anybody that didn’t want to kiss her.” PHOTOS: Stars gone too soon Costner famously spoke at Houston’s 2012 funeral, addressing her mother Cissy Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, now 21. 11 marks three years since the famed pop diva passed away at age 48 after being found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills Hotel.
Brown's first taste of being onstage occurred when he was three and one of his childhood idols, James Brown, performed in Boston.
This performance sparked a dream of becoming a singer.