Coffee Talk: Cissy Houston Is Angry Whitney Died Alone
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• Yes, Cissy Houston is set to give an in-depth interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday, but she’s planning to give Whitney fans a deeper look into her own feelings with her new book, Remembering Whitney. Inside, Cissy details a number of things from her feelings toward Bobby Brown to witnessing her daughter’s decline over the years. As the anniversary of Whitney’s death draws closer, Cissy is still upset about one thing. “I’m angry she died alone in those conditions,” wrote Cissy. “I’m still mad about that.” Remembering Whitney will be released on January 29. [People]

• Tupac’s biopic is picking up steam again after dropping two directors in recent years. Morgan Creek has hired Michael Starrbury to rewrite the screenplay originally written by Steven Bagatourian, Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. There’s no word on who will come on board to direct the film. [Slash Film]

• Jesse Jackson’s 16th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit will honor a number of big names in music, law and politics. This year, Willie E. Gary, Berry Gordy and former New York Governor David Paterson will be recognized for their various contributions. The ceremony will be held on January 30 and February 1 at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel. [EURweb]

• Justin Timberlake is officially back, and he is giving his first concert in five years on February 2. His performance is will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children and take place at DTV SuperFan Stadium in New Orleans. As for his current single, “Suit & Tie,” it’s set to break into Billboard’s Top 10 this week. [Hollywood Reporter]

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