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Old 02-12-12, 07:27 AM
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For far too many years my life alternated between alcohol and drugs, spent 3 stays in the hospital as a result, came so close to dying in 1992 people at the rehab weren't expecting me to survive. But I did, I've been drug & alcohol free since then, married, I have incentives to live! It's always sad to hear about someone who has troubles with drugs and/or alcohol, I can only ever hope they'll get the help they need to get away from that shit. The ones who don't will inevitably waste away and die.

As a few have already said, it's sad to hear about Whitney's death, but not totally unexpected. -kd5-
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Dammit Costner, you had only one job!!!






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You know..... I was with some friends and we had the tv playing in the background on ABC and it was some Charlie Brown special.

A special news report interupts the broadcast, and the news anchor starts off by saying something along the lines of "We understand that we are interrupting a children program, and this may be unsuitable for them".

At this point I am thinking about ALL of the bad, fucked up shit that some fellow humans have done somewhere on this planet. Or some type of disaster......

But it's just Whitney........

I have to say that I sighed with relief, but was quite angry with ABC for going that route to inform us of her passing.

This is 2012 after all......
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30,000 African children also died today.
Well Brad and Angelina can't adopt all of them. Most of 'em, yeah, but not all.
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Wrong forum. Try "music talk".
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
RIP Whitney, but Shane MacGowan (ex of The Pogues) is still going strong:
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Shane's got a nice set of choppers.
HEY!!!

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http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/12/whitne...ub-underwater/

TMZ is reporting she was found underwater in her bathtub.

It's sounding like she possibly OD'd on something and then drowned.

Edit: There is another story on the site that says she was taking Xanex and may have taken too much then drowned after falling asleep.


Noone is going to know for sure until the autopsy.

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Mr. Bubbles is a hell of a bath.
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I don't think that excessive partying is an automatic death sentence. I think that most rock stars try the rock-star lifestyle. Most of them come out of it again, and only a few of them die of it. But the survivors don't make much of an impression on us. People remember John Coltrane and Amy Winehouse. People forget the guys like Eric Clapton who stopped recording songs about cocaine and moved on.
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Just saw a report that bottles of Xanax, Lorazepam, and Valium were in the room.
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Originally Posted by fmian View Post
30,000 African children also died today.

who cares....
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
I don't think that excessive partying is an automatic death sentence. I think that most rock stars try the rock-star lifestyle. Most of them come out of it again, and only a few of them die of it. But the survivors don't make much of an impression on us. People remember John Coltrane and Amy Winehouse. People forget the guys like Eric Clapton who stopped recording songs about cocaine and moved on.

Here's my thing. I often get a vibe the many Stars would LOVE to get off drugs but because the "Ego/Image" issues many stars have...and most certainly the "Posse/Parasite" nature of the biz where these shitbags hang out and cause nothing but trouble by handing them drugs and booze, NOT looking after their best interests, and doing nothing but lying to them and stroking the Star's Egos when they should be telling them to straighten the fuck up... it's *almost* impossible to do so. I mean shit, they have to take responsibility for themselves, but they're only human and having Negative people around them like that can only add to the damage.

There are stories that Whitney was fucked up on drugs -BEFORE- she even got big in Show Biz and -BEFORE- Bobby Brown. Show biz and BB just made it easier to do it.

And don't get me started on these Celeb Rehab places. I mean with the possible exception of the one Dr Drew runs, I'm not sure any of them are any good. 1 trip to rehab for a couple days isn't enough for most folks. I could be wrong, but I'm betting I'm not. The girl who called to tell me WH had died is currently in Rehab. She was all freaked out because she saw what happened to WH and saw the same thing happening to her. She also mentioned how many repeating patients were in her Rehab unit. Sadly for most folks rehab is not a One and Done thing....

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Now they're going to make it sound like her drug problems had absolutely nothing to do with it, and her death was purely a freak accident - just like they bullshitted about other celebrities (ie. Heath Ledger, etc).
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Originally Posted by Coral View Post
Now they're going to make it sound like her drug problems had absolutely nothing to do with it, and her death was purely a freak accident - just like they bullshitted about other celebrities (ie. Heath Ledger, etc).
Well, there you go. She took a handful of downs and got in the bath. What a tragic accident.
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Dammit Costner, you had only one job!!!






Miss Houston
Pretty much a lame movie, but I like the scene where she is holding the Samurai sword and Costner throws up her scarf and just the weight of the scarf is enough to cut it in half on the sword.

And I can "sit through" The Preachers Wife. My wife likes to watch that one at Christmas.

Is a real shame...RIP
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Her last performance the night before she died.

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Was that performance before or after she died.
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TMZ now reporting her daughter has been rushed to the hospital.
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(CBS News)

Developing ...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of the late singer Whitney Houston, has been rushed to a hospital, KCBS has confirmed.

Bobbi Kristina had been staying at the Beverly Hilton, the same hotel where her mother had registered to stay at for a pre-Grammy party Saturday night.
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
I don't think that excessive partying is an automatic death sentence. I think that most rock stars try the rock-star lifestyle. Most of them come out of it again, and only a few of them die of it. But the survivors don't make much of an impression on us. People remember John Coltrane and Amy Winehouse. People forget the guys like Eric Clapton who stopped recording songs about cocaine and moved on.
I'll grant you Winehouse, but Coltrane died of cancer, not excessive partying.
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Whitney Houston’s Tumultuous Final Days.

Anyone who'd followed reports of Whitney Houston's bizarre behavior in the days leading up to the Grammys had to have been "shocked, but not surprised" at reports of her demise, as the saying goes. Thursday in particular had been an obviously rough day in public for the troubled singer, whose appearance and behavior raised eyebrows among reporters, photographers, and regular folks who witnessed her erratic rounds.

First she first visited Brandy, Monica, and Clive Davis at rehearsals for the mogul's pre-Grammys party, where a Los Angeles Times reporter described her as reeking of alcohol, "visibly bloated," and "disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair that was dripping wet with either sweat or water." According to the Times, when Houston wasn't mugging and gesticulating wildly for Brandy and Monica — who were doing a media junket, as well as preparing a duet — she was alternately skipping around the lobby or "wandering aimlessly" around the Beverly Hills Hotel grounds. Reportedly, guests had even called security to report the singer doing handstands by the hotel pool.

Houston's Thursday was about to get worse… way worse. That evening, she attended a party headlined by Kelly Price at the Tru nightclub in Hollywood. As she exited, seeming intoxicated, photographers took close-ups of her legs, which appeared to be spotted with blood streaks, along with scratches on her wrists.

Wherever the blood and scratches came from, it wasn't from any publicly visible scuffle — although that had reportedly narrowly been avoided. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Houston got into a loud argument at the party with "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis in the club's VIP section, shortly after they appeared on stage together. A source told THR that Houston got "belligerent" and that Houston's boyfriend, Ray J, actually stepped in to defend Francis' intentions. "Hands were raised" in anger, it was claimed.

Houston's final public performance happened at the club that night. It lasted just under a minute, as she sang "Jesus Loves Me" with Price in an impromptu, ramshackle duet captured by any number of videographers in the crowd. Perhaps needless to say, she wasn't in her very best voice for what turned out to be her swansong appearance.

Houston had a much quieter Friday and early Saturday, at least publicly, even as photos of a not-so-hot mess circulated around the web. Whether the singer knew she was the butt of jokes and dire speculation or was oblivious to it in her final hours is unknown.

Just two months ago, "Saturday Night Live" had spoofed the star as out-of-touch and out-of-it in a sketch where alumnus Maya Rudolph reprised her famous Houston impression. In the skit, a hyperactive Rudolph/Houston was brought in to give Miley Cyrus some drug counseling, bragging, "I've been clean and sober since 2013."

Coming to be regarded as a lush or addict in her last months had to be a harsh rebuke for someone who'd claimed to have cleaned up while attempting a comeback a few years earlier. But the events of the past year made it clear that, in contrast to celebrated redemption stories like Robert Downey Jr.'s, rehab hadn't really taken for Houston.

Her sobriety had been a matter of public concern since the late '90s. A common public misassumption had been that if she ever got out from under the sway of husband Bobby Brown, she would be all right. "He was my drug," she told Oprah in 2009, two years after their divorce, after apparently cleaning up. "I didn't do anything without him. I wasn't getting high by myself."

But more recently, it'd started to look like her ex-husband was no longer the sole driving force of her substance abuse, if ever he had been. Last May, a Houston rep acknowledged that the singer was involve in outpatient rehab for ongoing drug and alcohol problems.

That was right around the time Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, made the news for getting a little too boisterous in the front row at a series of Prince concerts in L.A. Although Prince's reps later denied there was any dispute, it was reported at the time that Prince was so fed up with Houston's behavior and requests to get up on stage that he supposedly banned her from coming to the rest of his run.

All that was just a couple of months after the March 2011 edition of the National Enquirer that featured a double-page photo spread of Bobbi Kristina allegedly snorting lines of cocaine at a party (albeit with her mom nowhere in sight).

The tabloids also reported last year that Houston's fortune had run out. With no new albums on the horizon, her best hope for career renewal was the movie Sparkle, in which she played a supporting role as Jordin Sparks' mom. The film — her first since The Preacher's Wife in 1996 — was shot late last year and will come out in August, accompanied by a soundtrack that includes two new Houston tunes.

Otherwise, Houston didn't have much of a career going at the time of her death. Her should've-been comeback album, 2009's I Look to You, sold about a million copies in the U.S. — far from a shameful number, but also far from the 13 million copies for which her 1985 debut had been certified. The most embarrassing factor was that none of the singles from the album rose above No. 70 on the Hot 100. (Houston's only top 10 single of the 2000s was a re-release of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the patriotic days following 9/11.)

Houston's only major tours in the last decade were overseas, far away from the critical eyes of the American media. In September 2009, she did a short comeback concert for "Good Morning America" in Central Park. The blurring of the line between entertainment and news on morning shows became apparent as hosts Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts lauded Houston's performance on their show, even as every other media outlet was reporting on how the voice of a generation could no longer handle the demands of even an abridged show, clean or not.

The reports of ongoing trouble for Houston never served her image the way they might have, say, Amy Winehouse's. America never wanted to think of her as a bad girl, just a perhaps more grown-up version of the Girl Next Door who'd seemed so wholesome wanting to dance with somebody who loved her. But with the chops as well as the image failing her, there wasn't much left to make a thriving recording or certainly touring career out of.

In recent days, one solution for returning Houston to the limelight without subjecting her singing voice to harsh scrutiny had seemingly been arrived at. Rumors had been floated — and published by the Hollywood Reporter — that she was up for contention as a judge on "The X Factor." Simon Cowell told Piers Morgan that Houston had not actually been approached, but that in response to the news reports (which he implied might have been instigated by Houston's camp), his team had planned to have a meeting about considering her on Monday.

But getting in that public scuffle Thursday night with Stacy Francis, an admirer who was one of the Season 1 "X Factor" finalists, might not have done Houston any favors, had she lived to come up for contention with Cowell and his producers this week.

Even in as high-profile a period as Grammy week, Houston couldn't seem to shy away from small acts of self-sabotage. Her fans can only hope it's the years when pride predominated that ultimately define her legacy.
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I don't think that excessive partying is an automatic death sentence. I think that most rock stars try the rock-star lifestyle. Most of them come out of it again, and only a few of them die of it. But the survivors don't make much of an impression on us. People remember John Coltrane and Amy Winehouse. People forget the guys like Eric Clapton who stopped recording songs about cocaine and moved on.
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I'll grant you Winehouse, but Coltrane died of cancer, not excessive partying.
He did? I always thought he died of a drug overdose.

The rest of my argument stands. Insert the name of someone who did party himself to death.
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Here's my thing. I often get a vibe the many Stars would LOVE to get off drugs but because the "Ego/Image" issues many stars have...and most certainly the "Posse/Parasite" nature of the biz where these shitbags hang out and cause nothing but trouble by handing them drugs and booze, NOT looking after their best interests, and doing nothing but lying to them and stroking the Star's Egos when they should be telling them to straighten the fuck up... it's *almost* impossible to do so. I mean shit, they have to take responsibility for themselves, but they're only human and having Negative people around them like that can only add to the damage.

There are stories that Whitney was fucked up on drugs -BEFORE- she even got big in Show Biz and -BEFORE- Bobby Brown. Show biz and BB just made it easier to do it.

And don't get me started on these Celeb Rehab places. I mean with the possible exception of the one Dr Drew runs, I'm not sure any of them are any good. 1 trip to rehab for a couple days isn't enough for most folks. I could be wrong, but I'm betting I'm not. The girl who called to tell me WH had died is currently in Rehab. She was all freaked out because she saw what happened to WH and saw the same thing happening to her. She also mentioned how many repeating patients were in her Rehab unit. Sadly for most folks rehab is not a One and Done thing....
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