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20 Feb 2012 20:43


Culture: New Jersey residents, others upset about flying flags half-staff for Whitney

  • cause To honor one of the state’s greatest pop stars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had state buildings fly flags at half-staff (usually reserved for military or politicians) ahead of Whitney Houston’s funeral this past Saturday.
  • reaction Reactions to the decision have been strong — one New Jersey town basically ignored the order and a Michigan man (whose son was killed in Iraq back 2005) burned a replica of the state’s flag on his outdoor grill.
  • response Christie defended his decision last week, prior to Houston’s funeral: “For those people who say, ‘I don’t think she deserves it,’ I say to them, ‘I understand that you don’t think that. I do, and it’s my executive order.’” source

13 Feb 2012 10:28


Culture: Autopsy inconclusive: Coroner’s officials don’t know how Whitney died

Despite claims from TMZ that her death may have been an overdose, officials say it’s too early to tell if that was the case. She may have also drowned in the bathtub inside her hotel room. Officials say there were no signs of trauma. source

28 Aug 2009 01:57


Music: The formerly fresh-faced Whitney Houston’s got a new album

  • 1985 Whitney Houston made her first album. It was loaded with cheesy, loveable hits. We loved her.
  • 1992 Bobby Brown got married to Whitney Houston. Over time, he ruined her image. Good job, bro.
  • 2002 Crack is wack. This interview turned her into a target of parody. Honestly, it still makes us laugh.
  • 2009 “I Look to You,” Houston’s first album in seven years, comes out. It leaves the crack out of it. source