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If Whitney Houston can't come up with $1 million in unpaid back taxes by January 4, her New Jersey home will be sold in a sheriff's auction.

Really. According to the Morris County Daily Record, Houston has to pay off the home mortgage and back taxes on a portion of her $6 million estate in New Jersey's Mendham Township, or risk foreclosure.

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This is the second case of celebrity foreclosure that THG has covered since its inception earlier this year. The first concerned Dustin Diamond, the comedian and former Saved By The Bell star who was having money problems before he made a lewd sex tape that somehow made its way into the hands of legendary porn broker David Hans Schmidt. That guy is sick.

Houston's publicist, Nancy Seltzer, told the paper through a secretary that Houston's property was not in foreclosure. So it appears Whitney, whose recent divorce still lingers, has representation, if not taxation. So to speak.

We know Bobby Brown won't be helping her out, that's for damn sure. That jackass makes Kevin Federline look like a good husband. Bobby not only cheated on Whitney and did a $h!tload of drugs, but he can't even take a break from banging Karrine Steffans long enough to pay child support!

For those concerned about Houston's well-being, please note: the money is owed on only a small portion of Houston's sprawling, 10-acre estate, and that the singer also owns several dwellings in other states.

On top of that, she spends most of her time in L.A., leaving the New Jersey home for friends and relatives. Like the one who took pictures from inside one of Houston's residences and sent them in The National Enquirer, calling it a "crack house."

That's just wrong. It's a crack mansion, bitches.

by Mischalova at . Comments

After a public divorce, the most important thing a celebrity can do is get right back on the PR horse again. So it goes for Whitney Houston.

The incredible singer made her first high-profile public appearance since the recent split from husband Bobby Brown, as she was toasted as belle of the ball Saturday night during a benefit in Beverly Hills that raised more than $70 million for juvenile diabetes research.

The Brown/Houston Family

"I feel great," said Houston.

The singer was escorted to the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball by one of the evening's honorees, her record producer Clive Davis, who told USA Today:

"She's been through emotional trauma, and everybody's rooting for her ... We're gonna make a killer album."

Houston sat at the main table with Halle Berry â€" who herself is a diabetic â€" and the actress's boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

Elsewhere at the gala, which was hosted by Jay Leno, were Brooke Shields, Teri Hatcher, Hilary Duff, Kristin Davis, Sharon Stone, Minnie Driver, Sidney Poitier and couple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.

Houston didn't sing at the event - but the evening's featured entertainer let loose. Katharine McPhee ditcher signature number, "Over the Rainbow," in favor of Houston's "I Have Nothing." Houston's acknowledged the tribute by nodding at this season's American Idol runner-up during the performance.

"It's her first big appearance since the breakup," McPhee, 22, said about Houston. "I would love to sing with her, but unfortunately all eyes are on me."

Two weeks ago, Houston filed for divorce from Brown after 14 years of marriage. The couple had separated on Sept. 8. Not surprisingly, rumored Brown mistress, Karrine Steffans, was absent from this evening.

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The amazing Britney Spears wants to do everything she can to help her jackass spouse Kevin Federline get his hip-hop career off the ground, but music industry sources think that in doing so, she could be putting her own career in jeopardy.

Now there's a stunning revelation. You mean associating with a guy who may be the worst rapper in history, and who is also a detestable human being, is potentially bad for your image? Crazy!

Slutty Britney

Yes, crazy. Britney is contributing her voice to a duet called "Crazy" on K-Fed's album, Playing With Fire. So not only is she married to this loser, she's going to be fully integrated into his "music."

Peeps in the music biz are saying Britney could be setting herself for a fall by association, much like another singer in the news these days -- Whitney Houston.

"It's very reminiscent of what happened to Whitney after the baby and 'Something in Common,'" an industry insider said of Sutton Pierce's mama.

Indeed, after Whitney and Bobby Brown recorded that stellar 1993 collaboration, Houston never quite recovered -- despite having cranked out one of the biggest singles of all time, "I Will Always Love You," less than a year earlier.

Besides her myriad personal problems, Whitney's musical production stalled, and although she had two more #1 singles in the 1990s, she's fallen far from her past glory. Precipitously.

As for Britney, she doesn't have a musical mentor like Clive Davis to guide her through the rough creative patches, so it could be an ever rougher road ahead. Plus, K-Fed should be knocking her up again any minute now. Sutton Pierce and Sean Preston -- better get ready for some more company! Mid-September of next year, approximately.

by Mischalova at . Comments

In a bold, profound statement, Bobby Brown spoke up for the first time about his recent divorce.

"I'm really saddened by the whole situation," he told People magazine.

Triumphant Return

Wow. And you thought Brown did his best lyrical work in "Every Little Step I Take."

The singer was in Boston over the weekend to celebrate the 17th birthday of his eldest daughter, Laprincia (with ex-girlfriend Kim Ward). Yes, Laprincia, a name that makes Sutton Pierce Federline seem absolutely poetic.

Brown also caught a Mike Epps show with a group of pals at Boston's Comedy Connection on Sunday night. He seemed to be in good spirits, said a source, until someone asked him to draw devil horns on a Whitney Houston album cover. Just kidding.

Houston and Brown were married for 14 years and have one daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 13. Divorce proceedings are expected to begin next month and Whitney is reportedly asking that she get custody of the child.

Bobbi, meanwhile, is probably wondering whether or not she'd be better off with Kate Moss and Peter Doherty than either of these troubled stars.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Hey, we love Bill Maher. The liberal talk show host is able to cast a humorous light on George W. Bush adminstration, while debating serious issues simultaneous.

Evidently, though, the woman accused of prompting the Whitney Houston divorce from Bobby Brown REALLY loves Maher.

Whitney Houston Red Carpet Pic

Karrine Steffans, the "video vixen," is adament that she had nothing to do with the ending of this couple's long-time nuptials.

"It's not my place to speak about their marriage," she said. "I can't break up a 16-year marriage in a few months. I'm not that super."

At that, Paris Hilton scoffed at her lack of competition in the mistress department.

Steffans then ended the brief interview by stating, once again, who her real soulmate is.

"I still love Bill [Maher]. He's the love of my life. I know you'll see us back together."

Hey, if Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson can keep finding each other - and getting married - we have faith.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Perhaps Bobby Brown didn't read the fine print in his marriage vows with Whitney Houston:

I will aaaaaaaalways love you ... unless you cheat on me with some video skank.

The Brown/Houston Family

We bring this up because reports have suggested that Karrine Steffans, the self-proclaimed "Video Vixen," may have stuck the final nail in the Brown/Houstin coffin. Perhaps in fear of Osama Bin Laden, Brown often stays at Steffans' L.A. home and Karrine actually ponies up for Bobby's pre-paid cell phone.

Steffans has written a best-selling book about her music video experiences, "Confessions of a Video Vixen."

We hear that the body of Nicole Richie is gonna write a similarly titled memoir, "Confessions of a Skeleton."

Anyway. Steffans recently told the New York Daily News' Lloyd Grove that her relationship with Brown was "a really tricky situation" and called him her "dearest friend," but wouldn't admit to having a physical relationship. But that's her perogative. Get it?!?

Brown has referred to Steffans in the past as his "tenderoni." We're guessing that's a mix of "tender" (meaning: gentle and sweet) and"oni" (meaning: slutty and loose, see: Hilton, Paris).

Ironically, Steffans said last month that she didn't want to "wreck any marriages" and that she was "a big fan" of Whitney's. Apparently she's an even bigger fan of Whitney's husband.

Looks like Houston and Shanna Moakler have something to bond over now.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Hey, Osama, you've still got a chance with Whitney Houston!

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney

After more ups and downs than a season of Melrose Place, Houston and Bobby Brown have finally split, according to the diva's rep, Nancy Seltzer.

"She has filed for divorce from Bobby Brown," Seltzer stated.

The filing is technically a legal separation, Seltzer clarified, adding: "We're saying she filed for divorce because that is (Whitney's) intent." Divorce proceeding are expected to begin next month.

Houston, of course, can consult now with Ashlee Simpson for break-up advice. Although a friend already says the singer is doing fabulously well."

For now. But just wait until Brown is seen making out in public with Paris Hilton, Whit. Then we'll see how well you're doing.

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Osama bin Laden once professed his love for Whitney Houston in an interview, saying she is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, and adding that he'd like to have her husband, Bobby Brown, killed. While Osama would probably say the same for us, and you, reading this at home, it's possible he held Brown in particularly strong contempt, given that he gets to wax that booty. And he does, Osama. Hard.

In any case, we put together the following image of the crazy Al Qaeda mastermind expressing his true feelings for Mr. Brown. One might go so far as to say it's bin Laden's prerogative to off him. Eh? Forget it.

The Brown/Houston Family

by Mischalova at . Comments

As frightening as it must've been for Joe Dimaggio to hear that Tom Cruise was stalking him, the Yankee Clipper is probably looking down from heaven now and thinking:

At least it wasn't Osama bin Laden.

Good Morning America Goner

Unfortunately for Whitney Houston, she can't say the same thing. According to Osama Bin Laden's concubine - yes, you read that correctly - the world's most wanted man has had a long-time fixation on Houston. He was willing to go to great lengths to win her heart.

Fortunately, Kevin Costner stepped in and protected his employer. Just kidding.

However, Kola Boof, a Sudanese poet and novelist, is dead serious in her book, "Diary of a Lost Girl." She said that Bin Laden deemed Houston "the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen." The terroist mastermind also agreed that Paris Hilton was the most overrated.

But, seriously, folks, Osama said "he wanted to give [her] a mansion that he owned in a suburb of Khartoum" and that to nab the diva, "he would be willing to break his color rule and make her one of his wives."

Take notes from bin Laden, fellas: love is all about compromise.

Whitney's husband, Bobby Brown, better watch his back, though. Boof says Osama believed that Whitney had been "brainwashed by American culture and by her husband." She said bin Laden wanted to have Brown killed.

Don't go thinking you're all special, though, Bobby. The same is pretty much true for 250 million other Americans.

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