Hollywood Dirt: Time to Start Making $ Off Whitney’s Death, Rihanna and Chris Brown Reunite & More
IT'S BEEN OVER 24 HOURS SINCE WHITNEY HOUSTON WAS LAID TO REST - TIME TO START MAKING MONEY OFF HER DEATH: 24 hours after the Associated Press offered a live feed of WHITNEY HOUSTON'S funeral, media outlets were forced to pull down their footage because the family has “agreed to license footage to several media outlets.”
TMZ is reporting that the singer's family struck a deal to sell video of Saturday's star-studded funeral. According to a family rep, they are charging “customary fees,” in order to “help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina.”
Family members aren't the only ones cashing in on the star's death.Associated Press reports that a dress from Whitney's private collection and a pair of earrings she wore in 'The Bodyguard' movie will go up for grabs. Her floor-length black dress is valued at $1,000, but likely to collect much more at auction. Bidding on the faux-pearl earrings will start at $600.
One thing that will never be put up for auction is memorabilia from the room at the Beverly Hilton where Whitney died. TMZ reports that the singer’s family stripped the hotel room of anything that wasn’t bolted down, including bed sheets, towels, and every bit of trash, so looters wouldn’t be able to get their hands on anything to sell to the highest bidder. The items have reportedly been disposed of.
RELATIONSHIP REPORT - JESSICA BIEL WEARING ENGAGEMENT RING: JESSICA BIEL and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE seem to be finally going public with their engagement. Although they have yet to confirm reports that Justin got down on bended knee in over the Christmas holiday, sources who saw them together at the 'Saturday Night Live' after party this past weekend swear she was flashing some engagement bling. "Jessica was showing off her ring," a source tells 'Us Weekly'. "They were...holding hands [and] kissed a few times in front of the crew." Alas, Jessica has been careful not to be photographed wearing her engagement ring.
RELATIONSHIP REPORT - HEIDI KLUM MOVING FORWARD WITH DIVORCE: Although it seemed like there was a chance of reconciliation, sources close to SEAL and HEIDI KLUM now say the marriage is definitely over. According to a People magazine insider, "[Heidi and Seal] had both been wearing their wedding rings and had mutually thought they might be able to work it out. But it doesn't look like it's going that way." Both have been photographed without their wedding rings over the past week and spent Valentine's Day apart.
The source added, "Heidi...feels it's best to be away from Seal, so she doesn't get confused about her feelings. She is moving forward with the divorce."
TWITTER WARS - MIRANDA LAMBERT VS. CHRIS BROWN VS. WWE CHAMP: After slamming CHRIS BROWN being allowed to perform on Grammy night by tweeting, "I don't get it. He beat on a girl," MIRANDA LAMBERT continued her anti-Chris campaign Thursday during her concert at the University of Massachusetts.
Miranda was launching into her song "Gunpowder and Lead" when she noticed someone holding a sign that read, quote, "Take notes Chris Brown." Instead of ignoring the sign, she grabbed it and showed it to the entire crowd, remarking, "Where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay. So that's why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun." Of course, Brown wasn’t about to just ignore it or let it go. He Tweeted, quote, "Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out!"
Now, WWE champion CM PUNK has joined the fray. Yesterday he Tweeted, quote, "I would like @chrisbrown [to] fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment." So do you think Chris let that on go? Of course not, why start now. Brown replied, quote, "@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids he's on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women." Your move Punk.
RIHANNA AND CHRIS BROWN REUNITE ... MUSICALLY - LISTEN: CHRIS BROWN wished RIHANNA a happy birthday yesterday on Twitter, and then released his "Turn Up the Music" remix, which Rihanna is featured on. (--LISTEN.)
"Turn Up the Music" isn't the only music the pair is making together. Breezy is featured on Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" remix, which was also released late yesterday. Chris sings some suggestive lyrics on that song, like, "Been a long time. I been missin your body/ Lemme lemme turn the lights down/ Ooh ooh, it's not even her birthday, but I wanna lick the icing off/ Give it to her in the worst way." You can listen to the "Birthday Cake remix HERE. .
JUST ASKING: Ladies, who's your Chris Brown? You know, the guy you and everyone else knows is bad for you but you just can't seem to quit him
SNAPSHOT: KELLY CLARKSON enjoyed some time at Disney World while in Florida over the weekend. She's the one in the middle, not the one on the left. Ha! I keed, I keed!!!
QUOTE/UNQUOTE - JLO'S KIDS ARE 'COCONUTS': JENNIFER LOPEZ readily admits her twins are coconuts. Lopez revealed Max and Emme's nicknames on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno telling Leno she's been calling them that since they were born. "[Their nickname] comes from when they were little and in their cribs and started growing hair. It looked just like a coconut to me. They both look like coconuts!"