Stop the presses: Bobby Brown is coming to town.
The ex-Mr. Whitney Houston, often incarcerated, daddy to many, is set to do one and one show only at B.B. King’s in New York on October 23rd. It’s just one show, at 8pm. There’s nothing else scheduled in any other city.
What is this all about? We’ll have to wait and see. Once, in a galaxy long ago, Bobby Brown looked like he’d have a stunning career. First he was with New Edition. Then he went solo, and wild, with “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.” But then he married Whitney Houston, and the rest is misery. His first single after the marriage was called, disastrously, “Humpin’ Around.” The rest has been told in family court.
Will Bobby actually appear? Will he be able to do a whole solo set? Will the police make an appearance? Only time will tell.
Meantime, and more importantly, Whitney Houston is scheduled to tape a concert for “Good Morning America” in Central Park on September 1st. It will air on September 2nd. The last time Whitney performed for “GMA” was on the Lincoln Center plaza back in 2002. I remember it well. She was very late, and mostly not with it when she arrived. The whole thing was a disaster. This trip should be a triumphant comeback to “GMA” for the newly rehabilitated Houston. Her album, “I Look to You,” hits stores on August 31st, and it’s terrific.