Thursday, February 18, 2010

Not Long 4 This World:
Whitney Houston dying

Publication: National Enquirer
Date: 1 Mar. 2010

When I started this blog, the idea was to keep track of verifiable stuff, like divorces and deaths, but the tabloids are so damned entertaining, I publish most of the celebrity stuff they put on their covers. (I currently draw the line at the reality show The Bachelor. I hate that crap and those people don't count as celebrities to me.)

But to start this new week, the Flagship puts a story front and center that is in keeping with this blog's original intent. They say Whitney Houston is dying and drugs and booze are the cause.

The tabloids got a lot of credit for having a cover saying Michael Jackson had six months to live. The original point of this blog was that they say that about a lot of people, and it doesn't always come true. This week, Whitney gets added to the official 2010 list.


Karen Zipdrive said...

Let's face it. If there was a newsflash on TV announcing she had passed away, would any of us be shocked?
I saw her return on Oprah and she's a shadow of her former self.
You can only do so much crack before it makes a permanent dent.

Matty Boy said...

No, we wouldn't. But we also wouldn't have been shocked with a similar newsflash about Keith Richards any day in the past 40+ years, but he stays alive against all odds.

Jorinde H said...

I would be shocked! I love Whitney so much and I understand why she lost herself into all that shit. Her fame is not a solution to her feelings and happiness, just a heavy rock. Climbing out of it is so difficult. I hope this is not true, but if it is I wouldn't be surprised. I pray she can pray the drugs away... :-)

Matty Boy said...

Hi, Jorinde. The tabloids say this about a lot of people, and while it is well remembered when they are right, it's pretty much forgotten when they are wrong, and they are wrong a lot. That was the original intention of this blog, and I will post quarterly updates.