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April 28, 2003
Whitney on VH1 Divas 2003

from billboard.com - Dion, Houston, Others Join 'Divas' -
Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles, and Lisa Marie Presley have all been added to "VH1 Divas Duets" benefit concert special. As previously reported, the May 22 event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and include performances by Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, and Jewel.

Set for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, "VH1 Divas Duets" will air live on the cable music channel beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Divas Duets" will raise funds for VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which has donated more than $25 million worth of musical instruments to public schools since 1997. Tickets priced at $175, $125, and $60 are available the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office and Ticketmaster. Information on VIP ticket packages is available by calling 212-846-7882. -- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.


April 23, 2003
Whitney on 'Boston Public' !

from whitneyhouston.com - Here are four exclusive photos of Whitney taken on April 16 during her appearance on the Fox network show, Boston Public! Whitney is pictured on the set of Boston Public with husband Bobby and Loretta Devine, who appeared with Whitney in the feature films, "The Preacher's Wife" and "Waiting To Exhale". Whitney is also pictured as she performs her new single, "Try It On My Own." The episode of Boston Public featuring Whitney will air on the Fox network on Monday, May 12. Check your local listings for scheduled airtimes and channel information


April 22, 2003
'Love that man' Remix at No. 1

Arista will be releasing a commercial 12' single of Whitney's "Love That Man" from her latest album Just Whitney. Here is the cover for Whitney's new single! The new 'Love that Man' Peter Rauhofer club mix, previously available to deejays on a promo CD, is this week's #1 Billboard Dance Breakout remix. It will be commercially issued on vinyl only (cover at the left) Tuesday, April 29. The remix will also be available on a 15-track- CD album entitled 'Ultimate Dance Divas', to arrive in stores May 20. sources : Arista, Billboard, whitneyhouston.com


April 18, 2003
Happy Easter!

In a special message to the Platinum Club, Whitney wishes all of her fans a very happy and peaceful Easter Sunday! --- Reminder: Don't miss a 2 minute network airing of Whitney's latest video "Try It On My Own" during the ABC primetime showing of "The Birdcage" Saturday, April 19th from 9:26-9:29pm ET on ABC! whitneyhouston.com


April 17, 2003
Whitney to appear on Boston Public

from whitneyhouston.com Whitney wrapped up filming for an appearance on the Fox network's hit show Boston Public on Wednesday, April 16. The show will be the season finale and it will air on Fox Monday, May 12. Check local listings for scheduled airtimes and channel information.

Whitney had a ball on the set and she had the chance to meet Tamyra Gray from American Idol with whom she had a scene. She also had a chance to sit with Tamyra and tell her about what to expect in this music industry and how to deal and handle herself, but Whitney knows that she will be fine with Clive Davis looking over her project. On the finale, Whitney also sings her new single, "Try It On My Own." Be sure to tune in and set those VCR's!


April 17, 2003
Whitney Gives 'Public' Performance

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - One of America's biggest pop stars will join a potential future pop star on the season finale of "Boston Public." Whitney Houston will take her first acting role in several years when she guest-stars as herself on the FOX series. A Winslow High student writes her a 10-page letter asking if she'll be his prom date, and to everyone's surprise, she accepts.

Houston will also work with former "American Idol" finalist Tamyra Gray, who's wrapping up her recurring role as the shy but talented student Aisha. She's set to sing at the prom, but when she hears Houston -- her idol -- will be there, she gets stage fright. Houston does her best to help Aisha get over her nerves, giving an unplanned performance of "Try It on My Own," her latest single.

A six-time Grammy winner, Whitney Houston has sold more than 120 million albums in her career. Her acting credits include "The Bodyguard," "Waiting to Exhale" and, most recently, ABC's 1997 musical "Cinderella."

"Boston Public" is an American drama based on the lives of students and faculty at a High School based in Boston and tackles issues such as drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and racism. Guest celebrities are a fairly common feature to the series.

The "Boston Public" season finale is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET Monday, May 12.

source: classicwhitney.com, zap2it.com


April 9, 2003
"Try It On my own" video premiere/DVD

from whitneyhouston.com -
Whitney's video directed by David LaChapelle for her new single "Try It On My Own" will premiere on BET'S "106 & Park" in 2 days -- Friday, April 11! "106 & Park" airs from 6:00pm - 7:30pm ET. Check your local listings for scheduled airtimes and channel information! Tune in and set those VCR's! - And look for Whitney's forthcoming DVD single due for release on Tuesday, May 20, 2003!


April 7, 2003
"On my own" Behind-the-scenes

Entertainment Tonight aired behind-the-scenes footage of Whitney's "Try It On My Own" video today. You can view a RealVideo clip of their report here thanks to whitney-fan.com. You also can look at nice screen captures from the broadcast thanks to Steve from classicwhitney.com.

And here are a few details about the video from the etonline web site : "Entertainment Tonight has the new footage you've never seen from Whitney Houston's brand-new video for "Try It On My Own." The newest release from her "Just Whitney" album is classic Whitney. The diva traveled to Miami to shoot the video at the city's historic Lyric Theater, one of the oldest African-American owned venues in the country. And her husband, Bobby Brown, even makes a cameo appearance. David LaChapelle, the director responsible for Chrisitna Aguilera's raunchy romp in "Dirrty," also has the helm for this Whitney ballad."

Whitney in New York!
Whitney in New York! Click the image at the left to view a photo of Whitney performing at the "Keeper of the Dream Awards" dinner in honor of L.A. Reid on Thursday, April 3 in New York City at the Sheraton Hotel. She was the surprise guest at the event. Whitney sang her new single, "Try It On My Own" and her classic "I Will Always Love You" which she dedicated to her father. She received three standing ovations at the event! [Platinum Club]


April 5, 2003
Whitney shifts into emotional overdrive

[from New York Daily News] - Whitney Houston was so overcome with emotion after performing here Thursday night (April 3) that she collapsed in sobs backstage and had to be comforted by her husband, Bobby Brown.

The troubled diva - radiant and healthier-looking than she has been in a while - became misty-eyed after singing "I Will Always Love You" at a benefit dinner in the New York Sheraton. She dedicated the song to her father, John Houston, who died two months ago.

Houston was the surprise performer at the Rev. Al Sharpton's Keepers of the Dream Awards dinner, where honorees included attorney Johnnie Cochran, (who Sharpton affectionately called "Superman"), Democratic Massachusetts State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, Anheuser-Busch exec Johnny L. Furr and California Dem chieftain Art Torres.

"I'm so full tonight," Whitney told the crowd, which gave her a rousing standing ovation. "Today was the first time I've been back since my father died. I sat with my brother today and we just cried."

Houston began tearing up after a song from her new album, "Just Whitney," and was visibly moved as she left the stage with an assistant who struggled to carry the train of her body-hugging dress.

The other highlight of the evening was Sharpton's 16-year-old daughter Dominique singing "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Papa Sharpton also honored Arista Records CEO Antonio (L.A.) Reid and top music attorney Joel Katz. -- thanks Marie-Eve

Whitney on TV Monday
whitney-fan.com - Entertainment Tonight will air behind-the-scenes footage of Whitney's "Try It On My Own" video on Monday, April 7 in the U.S. The show is syndicated, so check your local TV listings for airtimes.


April 2, 2003
View Whitney's new music video!

You can click here to view the video for 'Try It On My Own' from BMG South Korea. You will need the latest version of Windows Media Player to see the video. And video captures are available here (Stavrone).

'Try It On My Own' at Number One!
'Try It On My Own' is now the Number One Dance song in America : it just reached the top of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart in the April 12 issue of Billboard Magazine. The song could also become a hit in other formats according to this promotional page. thanks Rick, Marie-Eve


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