Her premature death at age 48 in a Beverly Hills hotel triggered a slew of media speculation and rumours about her alleged drug use and troubled personal relationships.
And now, a magazine article has shed new light on Whitney Houston's personal life and last days in Los Angeles, three months after she was found drowned in a hotel bathtub.
One of the more bizarre anecdotes is recounted by a former girlfriend of Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, in which she describes a confrontation between the New Edition star and the singer's toy boy beau Ray J back in 2006.
In the Vanity Fair article, entitled The Devils in the Diva, Karrine Steffans recalls a phone call from Ray following Houston's split with Brown. “He said, 'Is Bob (Bobby Brown) still staying with you?'” remembers Steffans.
“I said, 'Yeah, he's right here.' And Ray said, ‘Tell him I f****d both of his chicks, you and now his wife’.”
Echoing Brown's interview with The Today Show this week where he denied introducing Houston to drugs, Steffans says: “Bob's big thing was everyone blamed him for her, downfall, but when he met her, she was already using drugs. He always felt very angry about that. He told me, 'What everybody saw wasn't the real Whitney’.
He always said her private persona — which you saw on (reality show) Being Bobby Brown — was who she really was.” Being Bobby Brown aired on US network Bravo back in 2005 and documented Houston's marriage to the singer, which ended in divorce in 2007.
As a fashion icon and successful designer, it's no surprise that Nicole Richie knows exactly how to look good in glossy magazine shoots.
And the 30-year-old certainly cuts a striking figure in a new set of photographs for this month's Glamour magazine, where she shows off big, wavy beach curls.
Richie's hair looks even more eyecatching given her diminutive frame, which she shows off in a sexy orange dress from her Winter Kate fashion line. The dramatic shots also show the star sporting a red Agnes B bikini top underneath a yellow cover-up, with her hair teased into a big backcombed style.
“I have naturally curly hair, so ‘natural’ beach waves are not so natural for me,” she tells the magazine. “I like to braid my hair at night and then let it out the next day.
And I also curl my hair with a flat iron. I actually think I'm the best hairstylist on the planet.” She adds: “I'm very serious. I'm mixed, and it's work to do my hair, so I learned how to do it well myself.
I would be a hairstylist. I actually like to go to the salon and blow out people's hair.” However, Richie's husband Joel Madden doesn't seem to pay much attention to his wife's change in style. “Joel noticed this Valentine's Day that I had bangs,” she recalls.
“He looked at me and was like, 'You got bangs I see.' I was like, 'I've had bangs since I was 22 years old!'” Richie's looks once made headlines in the aftermath of her appearances alongside Paris Hilton on reality show The Simple Life, when she was criticised for her extremely slim figure.
However, Richie says she is more than happy with the way she looks nowadays.
— Daily Mail
'I didn't even know about the $40-m deal'
His wife negotiated the biggest deal in reality TV history, but Bruce Jenner unbelievably admits that he didn't know anything about it.
The 62-year-old made his confession while acting as co-host on The View last week.
He confided that he didn't know about the Kardashian family's $40-million deal to film three more years of their E! show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
The Olympian said: “I didn't even know it happened! I don't follow any of that stuff. The girls are into the money thing.” Bruce is set to make just as much as wife Kris Jenner and stepdaughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe.
But he didn't have a clue, saying: “Honestly, a couple days ago, I was watching the news and then this ticker comes across the screen saying, ‘Kardashians sign a new deal’ and I was like, ‘We did?
That's kind of nice’.” He continued: “And then later that day, I get yelled at because I spent $300 on a credit card. She saw it come through from Heliparts for my RC heli. Things haven't changed at all.”
Though he didn't know he had come into so much money, it's clear that he wasn't lying when he said that he feels ‘henpecked’ by Kris, 56. However, according to Bruce, he still feels “in control”.
Bruce also says he knows nothing about 32-year-old Kim's relationship with rapper Kanye West. He told View ladies Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Joy Behar: “Honestly, I have no idea. I've never met him — I haven't seen him at the house. I don't know. I just want Kim to be happy. I hope she finds someone to be happy with.”
— Daily Mail