Worried about the book coming from the former female lover of the permanent A+ list singer is the relative of the singer.
I previously told you how it is going to expose the horrors inflicted by the relative.
So, the relative announces a bunch of new records and a tour that will probably never happen.
Manager, sister-in-law: Pat Houston
The greatest love of all: Whitney Houston’s lesbian lover Robyn Crawford will open up about their relationship for the first time in new memoir
Robyn Crawford has written a memoir about her years working as Whitney Houston’s assistant that is set for release later this year
A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston will hit bookshelves on November 5, and detail the lesbian affair between Houston and Crawford
Crawford and Houston met as teenagers and she would work closely with the singer until around 2000
The two went their separate ways, with reports that growing animosity between Crawford and Bobby Brown fueled the rift between the women
The memoir is named after a Houston cover of a Leon Russell single – Source
“No One Wins:” Whitney Houston’s Sister-in-Law on Exposing the Family’s Darkest Secret
As Whitney Houston’s manager and sister-in-law, Pat Houston spent years acting as an intermediary between the singer and, well, everyone else.
“I’m always the apologist that has to apologize . . . for everything,” Pat explained during a recent phone call. Several years back, as the executor of Whitney’s estate, Pat gave Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald unprecedented access to Whitney’s archives.
That decision, she said, wasn’t difficult. Kevin Macdonald, whose non-doc work includes The Last King of Scotland and State of Play, “is to film what Michael Jordan is to basketball. He’s one of the best,” said Pat, who has been entrenched in the Houston family’s life for 26 years. She first met Whitney in 1992 in Las Vegas, where the Grammy winner was performing. Pat was dating Whitney’s older brother Gary, who was singing backup for Whitney at the time.
“She was such a fantastic person,” Pat said. And the documentary seemed like a surefire way to salvage her reputation, after the self-destruction and drug addiction of her final years. Even better, a film could remind the world of Whitney’s incredible vocal talent. “For the past few years, there have been so many stories that have been told about her life that just did not connect with me. And Whitney herself, back in the late 1990s, started doing a documentary. I knew it was something that she wanted to do. And I just wanted to finish it, put it to rest, so that we could celebrate her in the way that she should be celebrated—through her legacy of music. . . . We gave Kevin the keys to the vault to look inside. And he did.”
What proved difficult was the consequence of the documentary: the bombshell allegation that Whitney and Gary were molested as children by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick, the late sister of Dionne Warwick and the niece of Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston. (In an interview with Vanity Fair in May, Macdonald explained how a haunting suspicion led him to the confession by Gary, who tells Macdonald in the film that the trauma of the alleged molestation was one of the underlying reasons for his drug addiction.) Before the extraordinary documentary premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Pat found herself again in a precarious Houston-family predicament—having to call Cissy, now 84, and Dionne, 77, to tell them about the film’s bombshell claim.- Source
Whitney Houston Estate Plans Hologram Tour, Album, Musical
In the seven years since Whitney Houston’s death, there has been relatively little of the asset-exploitation that usually follows the passing of a music icon, apart from a smattering of previously unreleased recordings, a pair of harrowing documentaries and a lot of unflattering press.
But according to an article in the New York Times, the estate is now “open for business,” according to executor Pat Houston, and has pacted a deal with publishing/management company Primary Wave for a hologram tour, an album of unreleased material, a musical and more. According to the report, Primary Wave will acquire 50 percent of the estate’s assets — including the singer’s royalties from music and film, merchandising, and the right to exploit her name and likeness — in a deal that values the estate at $14 million.
“It’s been quite emotional for the past seven years,” said Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and former manager. “But now it’s about being strategic.”
First up is the hologram tour, which will feature the late singer’s image accompanied by her original backing band, including Whitney’s brother (and Pat Houston’s husband) Gary. Pat Houston, who managed Whitney’s career from the early 2000s, is the estate’s sole executor, with the singer’s brothers, Gary and Michael, and mother Cissy as the beneficiaries. Also in the works are an album containing outtakes from her 1985 debut album, a Broadway musical and a “Vegas-style spectacle.” For the present, however, “The hologram has taken precedence over everything,” she said.- Source
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