Cissy Houston, Mother of the late Singing Megastar, Whitney Houston, has spoken out against Rihanna portraying her daughter in any future film based on the tragic singers life.
Following recent revelations that current chart topper, Rihanna, has shown a keen interest in playing Houston in any upcoming film to be made about her life, it has been reported that one person is certain Rihanna is not the person to take the role on, and that is Whitney’s mother, Cissy. “Over my dead body!” 78-year-old Cissy has said of the idea, according to a National Enquirer source. “Cissy does not think Whitney should be represented by someone like Rihanna,” the source revealed. “Cissy believes Rihanna celebrates everything she hated about Whitney’s life. The drugs, the boozing, the abusive relationship.” Despite Whitney’s highly publicised troubles, it is reported that Cissy wants any future film about her daughter to tell the story of her triumphs as well. “In spite of what anyone thought about Whitney, she sees her as a God-fearing Christian who loved the Lord,” the source said.
On February 11 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported the cause of Houston’s death was drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. The news sent shock waves across the world with fans taking to the streets and the Internet, with a very public out pour of sadness, grief and disbelief.
This does not come as much of a surprise, following recent media stories surrounding Rihanna. The star recently told The Press Association she would “love” to play Houston in an upcoming movie, admitting, “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off.” Rumours of the film has attracted plenty of attention and interest. Houston, after all, is one of the biggest selling singing sensations we have known and was loved by millions worldwide. Whoever does get picked to play the leading role will have a massive responsibility on their hands. Houston’s life consisted of many up’s and down’s. With massive success in her professional life, accompanied by many low’s in her private one. Such an emotional and turbulent story can only be expressed and fed to the viewer as real, by someone capable of placing themself in Houston’s shoes. Feeling her pain. Understanding her struggles. Being able to portray a real person, and leaving the audience convinced is not something every actress can pull off. It takes a different mind frame and plenty of heart.
Rihanna is yet to respond to these latest reports. We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
Award winning singer Rihanna, has created cause for concern from fans and family following recent photographs released to the media.
Rihanna & Ronald Fenty
Ronald Fenty, father of one of the biggest selling female artist’s of modern times, Rihanna, has spoken out in a recent interview with The Sun newspaper about his concerns for his songstress daughter. After recent photo’s released on the singer’s Twitter page, and other news outlets showing her smoking what appears to be Marijuana. There are other snaps of her cutting up a mysterious white powder, causing concern about her bahaviour. Rihanna sparked controversy at the beginning of 2012 after being photographed in Hawaii smoking a hand rolled cigerette, that some people have suspected is marjuana. Later on that same day she took to her Twitter, writing: “Kush rolled, glass fill…I prefer the better things!” Lyrics she quoted from Rapper Drake‘s hit single “Up All Night.”
The 24-year-old first showed signs that the ‘Good girl has possibly gone Bad’ in October of last year, when she stopped off at Amsterdam’s notorious Bulldog Cafe, one of the first venues in Holland to legally sell Marijuana after it was decriminalised in the 1970s. She was photographed walking out of the cafe with her entourage, wearing sunglasses and a fur hat. But it is the photo’s taken at the 2012 Coachella festival in California, in which she is sat upon the shoulders of a male security guard appearing to cut up a mysterious white powder. Ronald Fenty, has told the press that his daughter’s wild behaviour could be a bad road for the young pop star. He went on to talk about Rihanna‘s love for the late Whitney Houston. Fenty revealed in the interview with The Sun newspaper, Rihanna was obsessed with Houston as a kid: “She used to love Whitney. Robyn [Rihanna’s birth name] would always sing along to ‘I Will Always Love You.'” He added, “She admired Whitney because of her range, her voice, her appearance, her personality, everything. She loved Whitney so much she would be honoured to play her in a movie. I think she would accept in a heartbeat.”
Fenty, who battled drug and alcohol addiction himself throughout his daughters younger days also sounded off on Rihanna’s likelihood of following Houston’s downward spiral: “I hope she will be smart enough not to go down that path. I think she is smart enough not to.” Rihanna is quoted by one UK news paper as saying: “My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song— ’I Will Always Love You.’ All of her music actually was always played in my house.” When asked about possibly playing Houston in any future movie about the star and her life, she went on to say: “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That’s a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.”
In response to MTV, who first published the controversial story about her Coachella antics, Rihanna took to Twitter yet again simply saying: “Pathetic C*****.”
Let’s hope this apparent episode in her life is momentary and short-lived. Or could it all be a way of gaining more media attention? Either way, Sataloma News would like to wish Rihanna all the best and express the world is not ready to watch another young talented female fall victim to the strains and pressure money, fame and success can bring. With hit after hit, we look forward to hearing more Music from the chart topper for many years to come.
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1990’s Brit Pop Superband PULP played their first full live show of 2012 at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night (March 31).
As part of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, throughout 2012. The show opened with a number of questions being projected onto a large screen above the stage. The final one asked the crowd ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’ before Pulp appeared on stage to kick off with the 1994 hit. The set spanned Pulp’s vast career, including the inclusion of ‘My Lighthouse’ during the encore.
Lead singer and writer of most of the Pulp cataloague of tracks, Jarvis Cocker spoke about how the song, , featured his sister Saskia and her school friend Jill Talbot on backing vocals. The pair joined Jarvis and co onstage to contribute once again, nearly 30 years later, at which point the crowd went insane with cheering.
“Dunno what you’re clapping for…” quipped Javis, “…nobody bought it.”
Jarvis admitted the fact the band hadn’t played live in six months, aside from performing two songs at the NME Awards in February, when they also picked up this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award. The show was a massive hit and the overexcited croed sung along to every track they played. It was definately a night for remiscing, and celebrating pure music Talent, that we must never forget.
Rihanna took to the stage last night at London’s O2 Arena, but had crowds booing, as they were left waiting nearly two hours for the star to appear, and it is not the first time this has been reported.
Many fans were tweeting last night and this morning about their frustrations, and mentioned booing from the crowd. The audience enjoyed an amazing performance from Calvin Harris, Rihanna’s support act, then were left waiting, for almost two hours before the super star arrived onstage. Fans however have said it was amazing.show, despite the initial glitch.
This is not the first time Rihanna has hit the headlines for being extremely late on stage, fans In Belfast allegedly made similar complaints when Rihanna was apparently two hours late on stage, although the singers reps deny this. and again back in 2010 in a performance in the Netherlands. So I ask…is this becoming a habit? We hope not. As it.would be a shame to take the focus away from what has been described as ” an amazing show, with spectacular performance from Rihanna”
Rihanna graced the cover of British Vogue this month, looking absolutely fabulous.
For her début British Vogue cover, songstress Rihanna wore a black silk cady and floral-print silk shantung cocktail dress with velvet band at waist, by Giorgio Armani Privé. Her nude make-up was Mac Cosmetics, applied by Hannah Murray. Hair was by Ursula Stephen, and the stunning photo was snapped by Photographer Alasdair McLellan. the Singer, sported blonde bob for the pictorial, and i’m sure you will agree, it suits her.
Rihanna hit the headlines recently for getting booted off an irish farmers land, whilst shooting a music video, for apparently showing too much skin, but if we all looked like that, we would be showing a bit more skin too.
This issue of Vogue went on sale October 6 2011
inside the magazine the full pictorial is just as stunning, and in her interview, she discusses some difficult issues, what it was like growing up with an addict parent, and some light hearted issues such as her favourite word, which is a vulgar swear word in English but means something quite innocent in her home of Barbados. you will have to read to find out what she said.