See what we’ve got percolating:

  • The Houston family is preparing for what could be a major payday. TMZ reports that the family is selling Whitney Houston’s funeral footage to “help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina.” [TMZ]

  • In other Whitney news, the hotel room where she suddenly died has been stripped to keep looters from making quick cash. Everything from bed sheets, towels and even trash has ben removed from the room. It will supposedly be disposed of discreetly. [TMZ]

  • Could it be too early to auction off Whitney Houston items? A black velvet dress and earrings she wore during the Bodyguard will go to the highest bidder next month. The auction is expected to bring in a pretty penny. [Huffington Post]

  • The state of Georgia has issued a new tax lien against Chris Tucker in the amount of $592,594.08 from 2007. That brings the total amount he owes to $12,164,504.08. [Perez Hilton]

  • CNN’s Roland Martin is taking steps to apologize for his anti-gay remarks at the Super Bowl. Martin had a 90 minute breakfast with GLAAD’s senior director of programs to discuss his remarks. [EURweb]

  • Djimon Hounsou has been cast in a new South African crime tale called Zulu. The film is about two police officers fighting crime in a post-apartheid era. It’s set to begin shooting this July. [Slash Films]


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