Last night, pop legend Whitney Houston thrilled and regaled the industry elite at a listening party for her sixth studio album "I Look To You." The J/RCA Records listening event at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC was well attended by everyone from Alicia Keys to Martha Stewart. The only one missing was me because a RCA rep repeatedly hung up on me when I requested credentials to cover the event. The rep kept asking who I was as if she'd never heard of me before. That's fine with me since I'm not trying to be famous anyway.
Whitney pretended to be excited to see singer Alicia Keys. We wish we could read her mind to see what she was really thinking.
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Clive Davis, chairman of J Records introduced Whitney at the Lincoln Center. Whitney looked a little tired and withered, but happy.
Whitney is still doing it -- though she's lost a little weight from her rail thin frame. I personally would have chosen a different dress for Whit to wear on her big night. The black trash bag look is not it. But we LOVE the shoes!
Alicia Keys still favors the heavy pancake foundation, I see. My guess is she has no real friends to tell her to go easy on the batter.
Home and garden aficionado Martha Stewart couldn't get her camera working.
Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid, left, and industry vet Benny Medina look like they're about to lock lips.
Old school singer Freddie Jackson has lost so much weight I almost didn't recognize him. You youngsters who weren't born when your parents were slow grinding to his smooth vocals can Google him.