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Fans are getting the chance to snag their own part of Whitney Houston's legacy.
As you surely know, the music legend passed away back in 2012 from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 48.
Now, dozens of the New Jersey native's personal items (think: wedding dress, countless awards, jewelry, debit cards, a passport, etc.) are being put up for auction through Heritage Auctions on June 24 and 25.
The sale is even expected to rake in a minimum of $500,000!
Most of the personal items will begin bidding for $500-$1,000, while her gorgeous Marc Bauer wedding gown she wore to say "I do" to Bobby Brown will go for at least $3,500.
Other items from her wardrobe include various red-carpet dresses and a custom leather bomber jacket inscribed with her nickname, "Nippy." Amazing!
Some of the awards that will be up for grabs include: The 1988 American Music Award for I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the multi-platinum plaque from her 1986 debut album, several Grammy nomination certificates, and a 1993 Billboard Music Award for I Will Always Love You.
Garry Shrum, head of Heritage's Entertainment and Music Memorabilia division, dished on working with the Houston family:
"We gave them some ideas, they gave us some ideas, and we came up with this 119-piece collection that's basically a retrospective of Whitney from the beginning. From when she first started singing after she left being a background singer for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls. We have her passport from the beginning, all these various awards and outfits, all kinds of cool and groovy things."
In case you're looking for a present for us, we wouldn't mind a few of these things… that's for sure!
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After the monumental success of her latest album 25, it's no secret Adele is one of the hottest music acts in the game.
And now that the British crooner's deal with her label has expired, music labels are willing to pay big bucks to sign the global superstar!
The Hello singer is reportedly about to say hi to a deal with Sony Music for $130 million!
According to the Sun, a source from Sony said:
UPDATE 5:11 P.M. ET: Aguilera has now weighed in on Houston's estate nixing the hologram duet, releasing a statement on Friday afternoon:
"I was honored that the Houston family asked me to perform a duet with the legendary Whitney Houston on The Voice. Sadly the technology could not meet up to the talent that Whitney possessed, but I do know in time the performance the fans and I have been hoping for will come to life."
Just as soon as it leaked… it was gone!
Last night we got a look at the much-ballyhooed Whitney Houston hologram that was set to debut as part of a duet alongside Christina Aguilera on The Voice's season finale next week, but it looks like that's all been nixed!
Just hours after footage of the late singer's hologram and performance alongside Aguilera leaked on Facebook, Pat Houston — Whitney's sister-in-law and the executor of her estate — announced that they will NOT allow it to air on TV!
The vid — which has since been deleted from the social network — was a snippet of Aguilera belting out I Have Nothing before introducing the hologram of a much younger Houston, at which point the two stars sung I'm Every Woman together with the late great singer even going through a hologram costume change.
But it wasn't meant to be…
Pat dropped a statement regarding the hologram, making special note that it seemed to be an issue with the image's technology, and not something surrounding Christina (below):
The Xtina Duet With Whitney Houston! WATCH IN FULL HERE!!!
The much talked about hologram moment that won't be airing on TV!!!
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Monday night's episode of Dancing With The Stars might have been the most exciting yet because it not only gave us two eliminations this week to make up for last week, but there was a wardrobe malfunction!
You may have missed it because DWTS producers apparently used their eagle-eye vision, but NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's partner Sharna Burgess briefly had her nipple slip out of her dress while she was dancing. YIKES!
During the broadcast airing of the episode (below), you'll notice that shortly after the 4:22 mark, the screen cuts to the show's logo as someone noticed Sharna's little whoopsie moment.
After the performance, Tom Bergeron took a moment to pull the dancer aside without the camera looking, and made sure her dress was fixed!
On top of that excitement, there were also the first perfect SCORES of the season thanks to Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy as well as Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas, while both Kim Fields and Von Miller – as well as their partners — were sent home.
Ch-ch-check out all the best moment from last night's DWTS (below)!
It was revealed on Monday that the 34-year-old artist will be the recipient of this year's Billboard Millennium Award for her outstanding career achievements in the music industry!
This is big news!!
The first ever documentary on Whitney Houston that is being officially authorized by her estate is in the works, with Kevin Macdonald at the helm set to direct!
The filmmaker has apparently been given "unprecedented" levels of access to Whitney's closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer's life, from childhood all the way through stardom.
The film is also set to include an interview with Clive Davis, the founder and head honcho at Arista Records and one of the chief execs at Sony's music label, who is widely regarded as the man who first brought Houston on to the national scene.
Macdonald, who has already won an Oscar for the powerful terrorism documentary One Day In September, said of his motivation centering on Whitney in the project: