26 posts categorized "WHITNEY HOUSTON"
John Enos, the man to whom that instantly notorious 1990s letter from Madonna was allegedly written — the one in which she referred to Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone as mediocre — is denying the letter was to him and threatening to sue The Talk, apparently over the implication that he leaked it/is selling it.
This is now all officially ridiculous.
DListed: Sharon Tate's sister says Jennifer Lawrence isn't pretty enough to play the late actress.
NewNowNext: This gay couple's wedding will be officiated by Michelle Visage. Gagging!
BravoTV: You can personally view that infamous Madonna letter that references Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone in NYC.
ExtraTV: Ryan Lochte, like, um, got off on those potential criminal charges in Brazil. Cool, dude!
Just Jared: For some reason, Guy Ritchie is being allowed to direct a live-action Aladdin. Meet his cast.
Twitter @kylegriffin1: Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks points out all the parallels between that scandal and Trump/Russia.
Fmr. Asst. Watergate special prosecutor on Trump: "I see déjà vu...there are a lot of similarities that make me really suspicious." pic.twitter.com/Ixj01rDYty— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 14, 2017
Gotta Have Rock and Roll is about to auction a trove of Madonna memorabilia, all ostensibly from the collection of Darlene Lutz. Lutz was, for many years, Madonna's personal art consultant. They reportedly had a bad breakup, so it wouldn't be surprising if she decided to sell off her Madonnabilia.
What strikes me as odd about what's being sold is that it's stuff Lutz really shouldn't, speaking intuitively, have.
The most infamous item in the auction is a long letter presumed to be from Madonna to John Enos, a friend and briefly a fling of Madonna's in the '90s. The letter has made international headlines (25 years later!) for Madonna's insecure rantings about how she'd rather die than be Whitney Houston or Sharon Stone, to whom she was often unfavorably compared back then.
Stone has actually responded — with unbelievable grace:
Pretty classy, huh?
Interestingly enough, the letter appears to have been pulled from the sale. Perhaps Madonna wasn't thrilled that it was included or challenged its authenticity; hard to say, as letters of the famous are sold all the time without incident. UPDATE: The letter was returned to the auction, without comment.
But back to my suspicions.
I can not wrap my head around why Darlene Lutz would be in possession of the items in this auction, which include a large number of cassettes containing rough cuts/demos/alternate versions of Like a Virgin, True Blue, Bloodhounds of Broadway soundtrack, Like a Prayer, and I'm Breathless songs; a letter from Madonna to her brother, Christopher; a letter from Madonna detailing apartment-design directions; a previously unseen Bruce Weber image just of Madonna's brothers; jewelry from 1984 ... why would Lutz have this stuff?
Also curious is the fact that the cassettes seem to have popped up in the auction after Patrick Leonard, one of Madonna's most important collaborators, teased a similar — but different — cassette with an unreleased track. It's almost as if the cassettes were added in response to the excitement from fans over Patrick's post.
After chatting with a friend, we noticed most of the items see to have a link to Christopher Ciccone. Whether he was the conduit by which Lutz rightfully obtained them as gifts/hand-offs back in the day, or whether he'll make any cash from this sale, I am not sure. I'm just finding it hard to understand the provenance. I do not wish to accuse anyone of anything, and selling stuff you own is fair game.
P.S. For my money, the real prize is the grouping of Gaultier drawings for Blond Ambition. Which would also be more credibly coming from CC than from DL, considering his position in her life and on her tour.
Werq the World: Andrew Garfield did a bewigged, backflipping Whitney Houston lip-sync at Werq the World that might've unseated Nina Bo'Nina Brown:
SF Gate: Those male vultures in a long-term relationship must be open — they've now added a chick to the mix.
People: CNN fires Kathy Griffin. They took longer to decide than Squatty Potty.
Joe.My.God.: Comey is set to publicly testify, maybe next week, that Trump pressured him to end the probe into Russia's ties with Trump's inner circle.
The Guardian: Conservs & Libs duke it out over whether Theresa May is anti-gay or a stealth LGBTQ champion.
The Sun: Quiz-show figure Paul Sinha casually came out on the show during its May 29 episode, referencing his male ex in a light moment.
Deadline: ABC has axed The Real O'Neals, noteworthy for outspoken LGBTQ advocate Noah Galvin's role as a gay teen, after two seasons.
Politico: Trump opening his mouth made his Comey firing 10X worse — outrageously brazen admissions place him further in jeopardy.
ExtraTV: So-called Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry claims to be channeling Whitney Houston, with new info on her death. These people are fake and tacky.
Kenneth in the (212): This guy's bod gives “leaning in” a whole new meaning.
The State: A football player attacked two guys he saw kissing, but it's not a hate crime because ... West Virginia.
Towleroad: There is now video of Russian gay activists being arrested simply for delivering a petition regarding the alleged gay concentration camps in Chechnya:
What some other great dames were doing at 58: