Tag Archives: Clive Davis

Antonio “L.A.” Reid to receive the President’s Merit Award by the Recording Academy

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( www.grammy.com ). Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, this exclusive, star-studded[...]

Rihanna allegedly in consideration for Whitney Houston biopic

HollywoodNews.com: Ever since Whitney Houston’s recent passing, rumors have been starting up about a possible biopic being in the works. Now, it is rumored that a lot of young women are being considered for the major role, but apparently Rihanna is the frontrunner at this early stage, states Hollyscoop. Clive Davis[...]

Whitney Houston Mystery: Michael Jackson and Whitney Had a Curious Friend in Common

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Here’s the one person in the Whitney Houston story whose name you have not heard, and who has remained a mystery: a Dutch man from Amsterdam who goes by the name of Raffles van Exel. He is also known – in court records—as Raffles Dawson and Raffles[...]

Whitney Houston: Clive Davis Speaks

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: This was Clive Davis’s very moving eulogy from yesterday’s funeral. I don’t know how he did it. When Arista’s Gerry Griffiths brought Whitney to Clive’s attention in 1983, their lives changed forever. Davis counseled Whitney through all her troubles. “You wait for a voice like that for a[...]

Oprah allegedly invited to Whitney Houston’s funeral

HollywoodNews.com: Oprah may be making a trip to New Jersey this weekend as she was reportedly one of the people who has been invited to Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday. It is unknown if Oprah will be attending the funeral where Clive Davis, Aretha Franklin and other celebrities are expected, states[...]

Stars headed to Whitney Houston’s funeral this Saturday

HollywoodNews.com: Whitney Houston’s passing has affected many people, and it seems some stars are headed to her funeral on Saturday in order to honor the late singer who tragically passed away this weekend. Houston’s rep has confirmed that Clive Davis will be speaking at the funeral in New Jersey while Aretha[...]

Whitney Was “Fine” and in “Great Mood” says Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston’s longtime musical director

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: EXCLUSIVE Ricky Minor, Whitney Houston’s longtime musical director, tells me that he met with her on Thursday morning here at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “She’d just been swimming. It was before 9am. She loves to swim. She had wet hair and she was getting it all over[...]

Artista Records, home to Whitney Houston and Santana, is over

HollywoodNews.com: Arista Records is over. The new management at Sony’s RCA division have put the venerable label started by Clive Davis to sleep at age 36. Arista had drifted since 2000 when BMG, which owned it then, let then overall chief Michael Dornemann oversee the ousting of Davis. By the[...]

BC Jean’s shines with “I’ll Survive You”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: BC Jean–she’s 22, and we wrote about her first, in this column, last year. Beyonce tried to take her song, “If I Were a Boy,” for herself and claim authorship. In the end, this talented singer songwriter from Southern California got a $250,000 settlement and a deal[...]

Whitney Houston Looks Great!

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Whitney Houston has been rehearsing all week for tonight’s Clive Davis/NARAS extravaganza at the Beverly Hilton, I spoke with her last night and happily report that Whitney looks great, she’s at fighting weight, no kidding, healthy, healthy healthy. She’s going to star in a tribute to[...]