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Whitney Houston has checked into rehab.

Interestingly, it's an out-patient rehabilitation program, it's NOT for drugs or alcohol and Houston has already been in the program for 10 days or so.

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The program allows Houston to go out in public as long as she has a monitor. Last weekend, Whitney was enjoying herself at a Prince concert in L.A.

Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was right by her side. So what gives? It's unclear why Houston is in treatment but sources say it's not for drugs.

"She's cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie," a source tells TMZ.

Whether anyone believes that is another story, but we hope she gets well.

UPDATE: In an about face, a rep for Whitney says the singer IS receiving treatment for drugs and alcohol as part of her "long-standing" recovery.

Houston admitted problems with substance abuse in the past, but the demons resurfaced, says a friend: "She was plastered and she was a mess."

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According to the March 14 issue of The National Enquirer, Bobbi Kristina Brown is taking after the troublesome habits of her parents.

That tabloid has printed multiple photos of the 18-year old allegedly snorting a white substance, along with quotes from an ex-boyfriend who says: “Krissi is addicted to cocaine. I’ve tried to stop her, but all she said was, ‘I’m just like my mother!’"

Houston has reportedly battled drug problems for years. Her weight has dropped significantly and her concerts have been a disaster.

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“Krissi has grown up seeing both her parents high on a regular basis," this former lover claims. “Whitney needs to see what her daughter is doing to herself. If Krissi doesn’t stop soon, this addiction to cocaine will kill her!”

In 2008, Bobbi Kristina was admitted to a psychiatric ward after she attempted to stab her mother. She then turned the blade on herself and tried to slit her own wrists.

In response to this tabloid story, Bobbi has Tweeted: The pictures_ a former very dear person to me did this. Set me up to make it look exactly what it looks like. God will smite them yes..But it's really not what it looks like.. People will do anything for money which is extremely sad, and I'm very hurt by this.

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The Whitney Houstin Humiliation Tour goes on.

A month ago, during a concert in Australia, the former chart topper coughed and wheezed her way through a rendition of "I Will Always Love You." She left most verses to back-up singers. It was pathetic.

But it wasn't enough to cancel the tour, as Whitney's manager tried to spin the debacle into a tale of someone way past her prime going out there and giving it her all.

"If [fans] want to see a true professional artist give 100%, come along and enjoy the ride of an amazing talent, on stage, letting her heart and soul out," he told future audience members.

The folks in London didn't get the memo, however, as they hoped for an enjoyable performance from Houston over the weekend. Concert goers had the gall to expect Whitney to actually sing her own material, and many walked out of The O2 Arena when she could only muster excuses, as opposed to high notes.

"She don't want to come, my soprano friend," Houston whined, blaming the arena's air conditioning. "Sometimes the old girl sings, but not tonight. I want to do it, but she doesn't want to."

Referring to your voice, broken down after years of drug use, as an individual with its own personality? No wonder friends refer to Houston as a "hot mess."

Said one person in attendance to USA Today: The concert was "rubbish. She can't even complete a song."

Another referred to Whitney as "not a patch on what she was." We assume that's British speak for: She's an absolute trainwreck that needs serious help.

Watch the terrible performance below, but be warned: you may need to double up on ear plugs.

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Recent reports claim that Whitney Houston canceled the European leg of her tour because of illness.

But those that spotted the singer at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on March 10 say there's a different reason behind Houston's change of plans: she's back on drugs.

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This should come as no surprise to anyone that watched Whitney sing in Australia a couple months ago. It was an absolute trainwreck.

Now, according to some dude named Marlon David, Houston has a serious problem - and it was on full display at the aforementioned hotel's bar. Appearing disheveled and walking in with ex-husband Bobby Brown, Whitney allegedly screamed “I want a f*ckin’ drink!”

From there, David recounts to In Touch Weekly:

“I saw her pull a plastic bag out, put a folded bill to her nose and discreetly snort a line from it of what to me certainly looked like cocaine. She’s extremely thin and looks like a disaster. She’s a hot mess.”

How did Brown react to this scene? He was actually disgusted by it, David said:

"He had so much trouble trying to control her. He tried to make her leave, but she wouldn’t. She started yelling his name loudly and calling him a stupid son of a bitch, and he told her to shut the f*ck up.”

This is all very sad, really. Back when Whitney sang "I Will Always Love You," who could have guessed she was addressing it to drugs and alcohol?

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These days, Whitney Houston sounds like Britney Spears and looks like Courtney Love.

We wish this singer the best, but watch her sing in Australia. She's an absolute mess.

But that's actually not true, publicist Kristen Foster somehow claims. She told E! News yesterday:

"Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with her fans. There were over 9,000 people at her show in Brisbane, and there were over 12,000 at Acer Arena last night in Sydney. Her fans were dancing and singing along with her and Whitney appreciates their support."

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But with Whitney stopping mid-song to take water breaks, and actually having back-up singers hit the high notes on "I Will Always Love You," many concert-goers have been anything but supportive.

One audience member told Asiancorrespondent.com that Houston "couldn't entertain a dead rat," which may be our favorite quote of the decade.

The Sydney Morning Herald tried to offer Whitney a few props, citing her "incoherence," but saying those in attendance eventually "warmed to her."

Sadly, at this point in her once-incredible career, this passes for high praise for Houston.

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Remember when Whitney Houston was an incredible singer with a slew of number-one hits?

If were born after 1992, the answer is probably: Whitney who?!?

The crooner is attempting a comeback this year, performing a number of concerts in Australia. Following a stop in Brisbane this week, however, the tour is off to a worse start than last week's Tiger Woods' press conference.

Thousands of fans walked out in the middle of the show, after Houston humilated herself with the following version of "I Will Always Love You." In between coughing fits and flat notes, a back up singer actually sung the high parts. Amazing. Depressing...

How does Andrew McManus, Whitney's tour manager, defend his client, who has an entire European tour ahead of her this spring?

By admitting she's totally washed up, but trying really, really hard.

"[She] is now up on stage, warts and all, presenting herself like an open book for the world to see," McManus said. "If they expected to hear the Whitney of 20 years ago, go buy a CD. If they want to see a true professional artist give 100%, come along and enjoy the ride of an amazing talent, on stage, letting her heart and soul out."

She's also letting a lot of phlegm out in the clip above. Houston should probably get that checked out.

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Has Whitney Houston fallen off the wagon?

The singer, who came clean about all her drug issues in an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, has been showing signs of her formerly destructive behavior, friends say.

“Everyone is worried about her,” an insider tells The National Enquirer. “Whitney seems to go from being a nervous wreck to being completely out of it in a short period of time – just like she did when she was freebasing and using crack cocaine.

“She is still drinking and alcohol and drugs have always gone hand-in-hand. She’s worked so hard to get back on top. It would be tragic for it to go up in smoke because she can’t stay clean.”

We hope this isn't true, but it would be hard to blame Whitney if it is. After all, she has to watch ex-flame Ray J flaunt his single lifestyle every week on VH1's For the Love of Ray J.

That show is enough to drive anyone to the bottle.

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Whitney Houston's increasingly bizarre behavior continued Sunday as the star's comeback tour brought her to Simon Cowell's UK reality show X Factor.

Thankfully for all involved, the incident wasn't X-rated. But it was close. Whitney Houston did experience a wardrobe malfunction as her dress nearly fell off.

Really. "I sang myself out of my clothes," Houston joked afterward.

X Factor viewers almost - so close! - got to see Whitney Houston nude.

Hey, dresses fall off. Just ask Lindsay Lohan. These things happen sometimes.

But like her Good Morning America debacle, it was Whitney Houston's lackluster performance all around that was even more puzzling to X Factor fans.

Is this woman drunk, or just cashing paychecks and phoning these shows in? If so, her new song's title, "Million Dollar Bill," is appropriate, if ironic.

You tell us. Check out Whitney "performing" on X Factor below ...

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Some comeback performances are so moving, they leave you longing for the days of yore and simultaneously marveling at how good the stars still are.

Anyone who saw Whitney Houston on Good Morning America and its summer concert series this week knows that was not one of those comebacks. No.

Voice cracking constantly and leaning on the audience to hit the high notes, Whitney reminded us that some singing careers are better left to history.

But she still looked good at least. Click to enlarge photos of Whitney Houston below, comforted by the fact that you don't have to hear any of the "music" ...

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Whitney Houston's comeback begins and ends in Central Park. [Photos: Splash]

Okay, we can't resist. If you need to hear part of the Good Morning America train wreck to prove we're not being unnecessarily harsh in our critique, or because you just love seeing celebrities fail miserably, check out the video below:

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The great Whitney Houston performed her first comeback show this morning for Good Morning America in New York City's Central Park, and boy the audience killed.

Yep, the audience. The appreciative crowd, happy to see their hero back on stage after ... well, a really long time, helped her out by singing all the high notes. Woo!

Whitney Houston reportedly cut the GMA concert short because of a strained voice, but later said via her rep that "she only committed to two songs," but sang four.

We hope her rendition of "I'm Every Woman" was the third or fourth ...

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