Whitney Houston's Body Is Being Flown Home on Tyler Perry's Private Jet

As news about Whitney Houston's tragic death continues to roll in, we now know that her body has been released by the Los Angeles coroner's office, and she is apparently on board Tyler Perry's private jet en route to New Jersey, where her funeral will be held later this week. Plans for the event are still coming together, but it looks like it will be a massive affair.

It's reportedly going to be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, which holds 18,000 people. In the meantime, Whitney's body is apparently being accompanied back to New Jersey by her friends and family—though it's not clear whether that includes her daughter Bobby Kristina and her father Bobby Brown. He released a statement today saying that Bobby Kristina is no longer in the hospital, where she was taken this weekend after suffering an emotional breakdown, and is "presently with my family including her siblings." [TMZ, AP, People]

In related news, Whitney's cousin Dionne Warwick has cancelled her Valentine's Day concert in Pennsylvania to be with her family. [E!]

And, finally, it's been announced that Sparkle, which turned out to be Whitney's final movie, will be released in August, as originally planned. It will no doubt get heaps more publicity thanks to Whitney's untimely passing. [MadameNoire]


Whitney Houston's Body Is Being Flown Home on Tyler Perry's Private Jet

The Grammys may have been the talk of L.A. last night, but in New York, Jay-Z and Beyonce were making waves of their own. They skipped the music extravaganza in favor of going out for a simple pizza date at their favorite Brooklyn pizzeria. They were spotted in the restaurant acting "just like a regular couple talking and whatnot." Yes, regular except they arrived for dinner in a Maybach and are some of the most famous people in the world. They left the most sought-after member of their family, Blue Ivy™, at home, since presumably she is not yet old enough to chew pizza. [OMG!]


Whitney Houston's Body Is Being Flown Home on Tyler Perry's Private Jet

Begging doesn't look good on anyone, but it especially doesn't suit Oprah, who is supposed to get whatever she wants, whenever she wants, without asking. But not last night during the Grammys, when, in a move that was unlike her, she tweeted, "Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box." Ouch. Except it seems that Nielsen doesn't allow shows to openly solicit viewers, so now they probably won't give ratings for OWN anyway. Total tweet backfire! [Deadline]


Whitney Houston's Body Is Being Flown Home on Tyler Perry's Private Jet

We've had just about enough of stars being rushed to the hospital lately, but Diddy landed himself in the ER this morning. He apparently had a terrible migraine, and his staff got worried and drove him to an LA hospital. Maybe he had a little too much fun at the post-Grammy parties, and his head decided to pay him back for his mistakes. Either way, he's fine now and is home resting. [TMZ]


Whitney Houston's Body Is Being Flown Home on Tyler Perry's Private Jet

Just because the Grammys are over, doesn't mean we're done talking about Adele. She's on the cover of Vogue's March issue, and in the interview she said she made some famous friends while recovering from her vocal injury and subsequent surgery:

John Mayer had it done at the same time as I did, and he really helped me be chilled out about it. Roger Daltrey's had loads of stuff done; Steven Tyler reached out; Elton John.

Must be nice, but I feel like those dudes were all just looking for a reason to pal up with Adele. I can't say I blame them. [E!]


  • It was Jennifer Aniston's 43rd birthday this weekend, and she had a party at the Chateau Marmont. There were a lot of her famous friends were there—Jimmy Kimmel, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Courteney Cox, Adam Sandler, etc. But you want to know the most shocking thing about the evening? Her boyfriend, Justin Theroux, was giving her public displays of affection, and they were even photographed. So weird, right? [HuffPo]
  • Here are some pictures of Justin Bieber and his young half-brother playing on the beach. I have never felt more like an old woman, but I feel this needs to be said, "For the love of God, pull your pants up, young man!" [ONTD]
  • Ack! Speaking of pants, Jonah Hill left a post-BAFTA's party last night with a big hole in the crotch of his pants. And, of course, now there are photos of it on the internet. Luckily, you can only see a patch of hairy thigh—though let's hope he's sporting tighty-whiteys under there or else he's going commando, which is weird at an awards show. [The Sun]
  • Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush were spotted together at lunch in Beverley Hills this weekend. I believe the only appropriate word to describe this occurrence is "blurgh," or possibly "blech." Say whichever one feels better to you. [TMZ]
  • Further proof that anyone related to the Kardashian empire should not be given any real responsibilities: Kendall and Kylie Jenner's dog Dolce, a small hairless Chihuahua has gone missing. Poor dog. [E!]
  • Selena Gomez has announced that she and her band, The Scene, are "on a break," in the immortal words of Ross and Rachel. She said this weekend, "My band and I are going our separate ways for a while. This year is all about films and acting and I want my band to play music wherever with whoever." [Us]
  • Miley Cyrus has a new sleek haircut. What say you? [E!]
  • Sienna Miller is engaged, as is evidenced by this blurry photo of her large ring. Don't forget she's also formulating a fetus beneath that baggy shirt. [E!]
  • Would you care to see a poster of Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace? Ask and ye shall receive. [Vulture]
  • If you have anything invested in this one way or another, actor Matt Bomer has finally said publicly that he's gay. Good for him, but is it good for you? [HuffPo]
  • Hilary Duff's husband, Mike Comrie, has announced he's retiring from his job playing in the NHL. So now he will be free to spend all the livelong day with Duff and their forthcoming child. [OMG!]
  • Oh, sad! David Kelly, the scrawny little Irish actor that was in that movie Waking Ned Devine and was also in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 82. [Daily Express]