If anyone is going to take advantage of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s marriage, it’s going to be Bobby Brown! Well, that, or New Edition tracks aren’t streaming on Spotify like they used to, and someone needs a check. It has been hard to turn anywhere these days and not find a Whitney documentary. Hell, her own family participated in one that hit movie theaters this past summer. I guess Bobby didn’t like the competition because he’s now trying to sue the pants off Showtime and the BBC for airing a documentary he says had more than a half hour of footage he didn’t say they could use.
The Bobby Brown Story aired on BET this week, marking the moment in history when a movie was released which is worse than Glitter. (Note from Michael: Yes, I wrote Kristian up for shitting on the masterpiece that is Glitter like that!) The two-part “miniseries” as it’s being called, was pretty much panned by anyone who bothered to watch it, and the consensus was that it’s the film equivalent of Jersey Shore: highly-watchable trash. But you know who hated it the most? Leolah Brown Muhammad, the sister of the titular Bobby Brown.
Remember that time Kanye West decided he would use Whitney Houston‘s drug-strewn bathroom as the cover art for his labelmate’s album? Bobby Brown does, and he is still not impressed.
BuzzFeed sat down with Bobby for an episode of Profile and he talked about the incident. Kanye spent a reported $85, 000 buying the rights to use the picture of Whitney’s bathroom for Pusha T’s album Daytona. The picture was taken by a family member of Whitney’s in 2006 and it ran in the most elegant and truthful publication of human society: The National Enquirer. So obviously with a prestigious background such as that, Ye absolutely needed to use the photo for a musical endeavor.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary (easy access to drugs, extensive understanding of butt anatomy, prescription spectacles), Bobby Brown is not a medical doctor. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know a thing or two about science. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bobby said that he knows what really killed Whitney Houston and it wasn’t drugs. Bobby believes Whitney died from a broken heart.
Another season of Dancing With the Stars (or as it’s known in my house, “Okay, but why is the British version called Strictly Come Dancing?“) will soon be upon us. Stars and the star-adjacent are begging their agents or whoever has a phone with a couple free minutes left on it to get them a spot on the 25th season. Handsome house fixer-upper and aspiring Hallmark movie boyfriend Drew Scott was the first to confirm that he has joined the cast. Great news for anyone who has ever wanted to see a come-to-life male department store mannequin attempt to cha-cha-cha. Another cast member that has been confirmed is former Malcolm in the Middle star and sometime mess Frankie Muniz.
Alleged ghost-humper Bobby Brown has written a memoir called Every Little Step, and thanks to a recent interview with 20/20 and some people getting their hands on a copy before its release, we’ve learned a lot, mostly about Whitney Houston.
Bobby claims several things about Whitney like the first time he saw her do coke was on their wedding day, he isn’t the reason she got hooked on drugs, they used to do drugs in the house, he hit her once and she was in a long-term relationship with her assistant Robyn Crawford. Well, Whitney’s mama Cissy Houston isn’t happy that Bobby’s memoir reads like a tacky tell-all about Whitney’s messy life and she’s calling him out.
Cissy has proven many times that she has a very low tolerance for Bobby B’s fuckery (or just fuckery in general, really). So it’s not exactly a surprise that she would swat at Bobby in a statement she gave to People. Especially since Whitney isn’t alive to respond to any of Bobby’s claims and their daughter Bobbi Kristina isn’t alive to help provide the receipts. Cissy’s full read of Bobby is after the cut.