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Skylar Laine says she's actually never sung a Whitney Houston song before.

With "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," she may have done the late icon justice.

To be sure, Skylar Laineis no Whitney Houston ... or even Jessica Sanchez.

However, American Idol often rewards the underdog who strays out of his or her genre and picks up unfamiliar or challenging material quickly.

She doesn't sound like Whitney, but Skylar is who she is, and that's formidable - a country girl who has proved she can sing anything. Take a listen:

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Jessica Sanchez sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on American Idol this week, and with it, may have established herself as the Season 11 frontrunner.

Seriously. If Jessica Sanchez wasn't in your Top 5 heading into Wednesday night, she is now. It was awesome, in one word. Don't believe us? Take it from the panel:

Jennifer Lopez: [at a loss for words] "Just, just amazing."

Randy Jackson: "This is one of the hardest songs to sing."

Steven Tyler: "You may be The One. You just made 40 million people cry."

LOL. Try 20 million at best, Steve ... which is no small feat of course. In any case, listen to the nearly flawless performance and try to hold back the tears below ...

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Whitney Houston may have died unexpectedly on February 11, but the singer at least had the good fortune to plan ahead.

In a 19-page document obtained by Inside Edition, it's revealed that Whitney left absolutely everything to her teenage daughter. This includes personal wealth, furniture, clothing jewelry and cars.

The money will be placed in a trust - with Whitney's mother, Cissy, serving as executor - until Bobbi Kristina, who turned 19 on March 4, is 21 years old. She then gets more cash when she turns 25 and the rest when she's 30.

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney

Houston initially drafted the will in 1993, but amended it to the current version in April 2000.

Bobbi Kristina, meanwhile, will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for her first interview since her mom's passing this Sunday evening on OWN.

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There is no evidence that any foul play was at work in the death of Whitney Houston.

But that did not stop Nancy Grace from speculating about whether someone played a role in her passing, and a new report claims it isn't stopping unidentified callers from pressing the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office from opening up a murder investigation.

Whitney on Stage

Sources tell TMZ that several individuals - alleging to be relatives of either Houston or Bobby Brown - have contacted the office under the belief that the artist was murdered. One even claimed to possess evidence that proved this theory, while another blamed a fellow relative for the homicide.

There's been no verification of identities and still no proof exists that points to anything but an overdose on pain medication and alcohol. The official cause of death will be determined when toxicology results are in.

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The National Enquirer is not the only tabloid that won't let Whitney Houston rest in peace.

According to The London Sun, the late singer carried on an affair with Jermaine Jackson - while the latter was married - in the early 1980s. The newspaper, which does not cite a single source, even claims Whitney's hit single "Saving All My Love for You" was based on her secret romance with MJ's brother.

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A few stolen moments is all that we share/You've got your family and they need you there. Though I've tried to resist being last on your list/But no other man's gonna do/So I'm saving all my love for you, Houston croons on that track.

The tabloid goes on to say that Michael Jackson was aware of the relationship and did not approve. It also says Jermaine was so broken up over Houston's death that he could not attend her funeral.

Late last month, Jermaine offered a few words of wisdom to Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

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She may no longer host her a daytime talk show, but Oprah Winfrey still has serious sway.

The Associated Press confirms that she has landed the first interview with members of Whitney Houston's family since the singer's tragic death last month, as Oprah will sit down with loved ones that include:

Whitney‘s sister-in-law/manager, Patricia Houston; her brother Gary; and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who many fear is headed down a similar, drug-laden path as her mother.

The Big O, Goodbye

Oprah attended Whitney's funeral in New Jersey and no official cause of death has been determined yet. Autopsy results should be in within a week or two.

The interview, meanwhile, will air on OWN Sunday, March 11 at 9 p.m.

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Oops! Target's bad!

The company has issued a statement and taken steps to rectify an embarrassing situation that stems from a greeting card (below) that's been sitting on its shelves for the past few months and which reads:

Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston Card

"The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores," the chain told TMZ in response to the controversy.

Somewhere, Bobby Brown is stewing that this card even exists - and then thinking of a way to profit himself off it.

Is this the right move? Should Target take away the cards?

 

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Bobby Brown is not the only person reportedly looking to profit off Whitney Houston's death.

According to Great Britain's The Daily Mail, plans for a Whitney biopic - which existed when the singer was still alive - are being fast-tracked, and a number of big names are lining up for the main role.

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The leading contender? Rihanna, with Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and Vivica A. Fox also allegedly up for consideration.

"Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead," an insider says, comparing the film to What's Love Got To Do With It, a Tina Turner biopic that landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.

Who do you think should portray Houston if this movie goes into production?

 

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Cissy Houston "won't be at peace until she gets closure" in the death of her daughter, a source tells TMZ.

As a result, this same insider says, Whitney's mother is planning to actually revisit the scene of her daughter's passing: room 434 at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.

Whitney Houston Funeral Scene

Mrs. Houston will reportedly spend time along in the room, praying, thinking and trying to establish a spiritual connection with the child that left this world far too soon.

This has been an especially trying time for Cissy and Whitney's family, not simply due to the singer's tragic death, but also due to The National Enquirer actually publishing a photo of the star in her casket.

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The family of Whitney Houston is reacting to The National Enquirer posting a photo of that singer's corpse as you might expect: with outrage and heartbreak.

TMZ cites sources who say Whitney's mother, Cissy, is especially distraught over the tabloid actually taking this measure, but there are no plans to open any kind of investigation into the source of this photo, which the newspaper has the nerve to refer to as "beautiful."

Enquirer Cover

Meanwhile, Carolyn Whigham, owner of the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, tells The Daily News that neither she nor her staff had anything to do with the image or its leak.

"We did not take that photo. We did not sell the photo. We would never do something like that," she said to the newspaper. "Whitney was a friend. I’m the one who flew to Los Angeles and got Whitney from the coroner’s office. I did everything to protect her.”