Michael Jackson's Costumes to Hit Auction Block; Bobby Brown Performs Whitney Houston Tribute; Houston's Pastor Victim of Carjacking
Posted 05.17.12 by Mandy
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Items from the King of Pop's costume collection are going to be available to the buying public later this year. Several iconic Michael Jackson clothing items, like a crystal encrusted glove, gravity boots, and a red jacket, are going to be sold at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills on Dec 2. For the 99% of fans who won't be able to purchase anything at the auction, the items will start on a world tour starting this Friday in Santiago, Chile.
Months after her death, Whitney Houston remains in the headlines. Ex-husband Bobby Brown premiered a strikingly self-centered tribute song to Houston on Wednesday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song is entitled "Don't Let Me Die," and will be included on Brown's new album, which drops next month.
Whitney Houston is getting a tribute as well as the Billboard Millennium Award at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. The tribute will be performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend.
Raffles Van Exel, a close friend of the late Ms. Houston, is bringing legal action against media outlets that reported he was Houston's cocaine supplier. Van Exel describes himself as a "private consultant to the stars," but it is unknown what sort of consultation he provides.
Rev. Marvin Winans, the pastor who gave the eulogy at Whitney Houston's funeral, was carjacked in Detroit on Wednesday afternoon. He was attacked at a gas station where a group of young men took his wallet, his watch, and his SUV. Luckily, the pastor suffered only some scrapes and bumps during the attack.