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.

MORE pics after the break!

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.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

  • Anna

    She's Back! Whitney was not surprised to see AK. AK wrote a song or two on the albumn. I am surprised at the way Freddie Jackson looks.

  • mizzdallas

    I know alot of people are anticapating WH's album but I'm not I like some of her songs, but never been a fan of her. Anyways, I hope she come onto Wendy's show so they can got at it again!! lol! Ummmm AK has chronic skin problems I wonder if thats why she wears all that pancake on her face...

  • KaraZ

    Sandra you're right about those shoes... can u get us a snippet of her first single please?

  • coaretained

    I :heart: Whitney!!!! I better get 3 copies on my birthday!! One for home, one for the car and one for work.. from someone.. don't even matter who..lol

  • dallas214

    Whitney looks GREAT! Im soo excited for her album. Seriously, Clive Davis KNOWS how to set up an album! I havent been this excited for an album since I dont know when. The anticipation is there! I so hope this is huge for her. Did I mention how GREAT she looks???

  • mizzdallas

    Freddie Jackson, Alexander O'neil, Cherrele, Surface, Heatwave, Cameo, GAp band, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Stephanie Mills, Anita Baker and the list goes on... smh I was just a youngin then but even at that age I appreciated good music!

  • mizzdallas

    HEy! Dallas

    Man its going to be scorching HOT today!

    and WH do look good the shoes set the dress off imo

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice

    i cant wait to listen to this cd. im suprised there arent any leaks yet. they are obviously keepin that cd on lock.

    i heard the song with her and akon last year and loved it.

    love u whitney!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    back off my Alicia Keys!! she has more talent in her pinky toe than Rihanna has !!! :yawn: to whitney houston
    however whitney has ALWAYS been rail thin....

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice

    She’s Back! Whitney was not surprised to see AK. AK wrote a song or two on the albumn. I am surprised at the way Freddie Jackson looks.
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    the single (dont remember what its called) was done by alicia keys and swizz beats. i thought that was funny. lol

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    i love alicia and swizz together they are so cute

  • Daisy

    TEAM AKEYS!!!!!!! FLAWLESS as usual!

    Whitney's dres is ugly but I do wish her luck and plan on picking up her new cd I sure hope it's good!

  • Daisy

    @Lady they play a song in the A by Whitney I have heard it like 2-3x now and its straight

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    TEAM WHITNEY!!! SHE WILL DEFINITELY RECEIVE SOME ROYALTIES FROM ME!!

  • Anna

    LadyJustice Says:

    i cant wait to listen to this cd. im suprised there arent any leaks yet. they are obviously keepin that cd on lock.
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    Before Maxwell sang on Good Morning America they played Whits song. It wasn't my first time hearing it. It's the Whitney we know. The song is nice but I forgot the name.

  • Daisy

    @Anna I recorded my baby this AM on GMA! How did he do? I can't wait to see it this evening when I get home!

  • Anna

    Daisy Says:

    @Anna I recorded my baby this AM on GMA! How did he do? I can’t wait to see it this evening when I get home!
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    I don't impress easily. He was "yummy". LOL

  • http://myspace.com/theflyestmom Nekita

    Whitney looks great!

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    First picture first thing that popped into my mind is HEIL HITLER!

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    Oh...and look at my girl Lellow! (Aka...Alicia Keys for those of you who didn't know)...always beautiful!!!! Team AKeys all day everyday...hurry with that album!

  • Anna

    Mika79 Says:

    First picture first thing that popped into my mind is HEIL HITLER!
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    Why did I scroll back up? She is saying "my fellow fans, I know you waited too long but I am back".

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    And shut yo mouf...that ain't no damn Freddie I just wanna jam to-night Jackson!!! I don't believe it! I won't! Unless he sickly! DON'T GO CHASING WATERFALLS FREDDIE JACKSON!

  • http://pleasurekisses.com Mika79

    @Anna Hell yeah she was making an important announcement!

    "Listen to me Fans! I am THE Whitney Houston! You've waited a long time...but now I'm BACK! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! LOL"

  • Daisy

    @Anna THANKS!

    @Mika Co sign Team AKeys!!!!!!

  • anti-PC

    Freddie Jackson-- 'You are my lady....my love...you're everything I need and more...'

    I was probably only 7 or 8 at the time, but my mother used to love FJ.

    GO WHITNEY!

  • Krysi J

    Now thats what Im tom bout Whitney! Martha Stewart...?? Who knew :shrug:

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. Whitney, you go girl! I wish you nothing but the best. You look good and sound good, still one of the best voices on earth! These younguns today wish they could sing half as good as Whitney on a bad day! Except for Jennifer Hudson of course. She the bomb also, voice wise! Lots of love, peace and happiness to Whitney and to all! KEEP HOPE ALIVE!

  • Kat

    wasn't it a rumor at one time saying that freddie jackson had that thang?? :-?
    whitney looks great! like the shoes too....they compliment the dress. can't wait for the album! TEAM WHITNEY!
    alicia and swizzy....no pics of them together?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Kat Says:

    alicia and swizzy….no pics of them together?

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    I saw pics of him on wireimage.com at the same party, but since I couldn't care less about him I decided not to post one. But I'm sure the other bloggers have posted one or two.

  • Anna

    Krysi J Says:
    Martha Stewart…?? Who knew.
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    I wondered about the connection also. Martha has her own tv show w/celeb guests, Martha is a control freak and would not likely send a staff member to attend the "listening party". I bet she tried to book Whit on her show.

  • jazi65

    Whitney looks Fab! Can't wait for that album..

  • Krysi J

    I bet she tried to book Whit on her show.
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    Wendy is hoping to get a visit from Whitney too...she has been campaigning on her show every night.

    How yu dOoiN.. :rofl: @ Jimmy Fallon.

  • Anna

    32Krysi J Says:

    I bet she tried to book Whit on her show.
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    Wendy is hoping to get a visit from Whitney too…she has been campaigning on her show every night.

    How yu dOoiN.. @ Jimmy Fallon.

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    That will be cool if Wendy can book her. When those two are together grab your popcorn and sit back, you will be entertained.

  • TooFlyy

    DAYUM~fREDDI LOOKS A HOT ARSE MESS!

  • pointhimout

    whitney will not be on wendy's show. that would be so funny to watch though.