Saturday, June 15, 2024

Whitney Houston’s Mother, Cissy, Sells Memoir of Daughter


Cissy Houston has made a deal with Harper Collins for her book about Whitney. They say it’s going to no-holds barred. That should be interesting since all three of Cissy’s kids have had heavy involvement with drugs. Will she be explaining that? There so many things I doubt Cissy will address in the book, starting with Whitney’s devastating reaction to her parents’ separation and divorce. Then there are friendships and romances that Cissy will to have acknowledge: from Jermaine Jackson to Robyn Crawford to Bobby Brown and Ray J. Further, Cissy is going to have to explain why Bobbi Kristina didn’t live with Whitney for a couple of years, her participation in “Being Bobby Brown” on TV, the rehabs, all of it. For a mother to get into detail–especially Cissy, who is extremely private–seems unlikely. But as sources in the record business have indicated, Cissy needs the money from a book advance now that Whitney is gone. However she handles it all, Cissy will produce a fascinating book.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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