Just In: The Monkees’ Davy Jones Has Died At Age 66

Sad new from the music world today: The lead singer of The Monkees, Davy Jones, has died.

According to TMZ, he died after suffering a heart attack this morning in Marin County, Florida. He was 66.

Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous marriages.

Jones joined The Monkees in 1965, with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.

WHITNEY HOUSTON: National Enquirer Publisher: Open-Casket Photo Is ‘Beautiful’…VOTE: You Agree?

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Natioanl Enquirer Publisher Mary Beth Wright is blasting criticism that the tabloid’s decision to publish on it’s cover a photo of Whitney Houston in an open casket was in appropriate.

In fact, she told FoxNews.com the photo is “beautiful.” But she stopped short of saying  how it obtained the photo. The funeral home, meanwhile, has denied it had anything to do with the photo being taken or leaked.

What do you think? Do you think the publisher is right?

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The controversy surrounding the open-casket photo of Whitney Houston on the National Enquirer‘s cover this week shows no signs of slowing down.

One of the looming questions has been who is responsible for taking the photo? Well, according to the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J. it wasn’t them: Owner Carolyn Whigham says,  “I’m going to answer you as the (family’s) publicist told me to answer you: We have no comment. But it was not the funeral home,” Whigham said.

Meanwhile, Enquirer Publisher Mary Beth Wright told FoxNews.com she thought the cover photo was “beautiful,” but declined to say how it obtained the photo.

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READ: David Caplan Opinion Piece via Mediaite.com: “Whitney Houston’s Casket Photo: Why Publishing It Wasn’t As Bad As The Media Made It Seem

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JUST IN: Hotel Staffers Fired For Talking To Press About Whitney Houston! VOTE: Should They Have Been?

The fall-out from Whitney Houston‘s death two weeks continues: Now, a group staffers at the Beverly Hilton — where Whitney died on Feb. 11 — have been fired for talking to the press about the singer’s death.

Those staffers were “immediately reprimanded by the hotel and subsequently lost their jobs,” reports RadarOnline.

A source adds, “The hotel employees that talked to the media were fired because they violated hotel policy…They weren’t high level employees, but the hotel didn’t want anyone to talk about Whitney’s tragic death.”

While these employees have been fired, there’s no word yet about the fate — let alone identity — of the individual who violated Whitney’s final moments and took a photo of her in her casket, which is on the cover of The National Enquirer.

What do you think? Should the hotel staffers have been fired?

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Whitney Houston In Her Casket On The Cover Of The National Enquirer

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A photo purportedly showing Whitney Houston in an open coffin has been published on the cover of this week’s National Enquirer.

The casket photo shows Whitney lying dead in her golden casket, wearing a purple dress and a diamond broach and earrings. Also, she’s reportedly was  wearing jewels worth $500,000 and had gold slippers on her feet,

The picture is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her family attended a private wake last Friday. The magazine claims the photo was taken at the private viewing.

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READ: David Caplan Opinion Piece via MEDIAITE.COM: Whitney Houston’s Casket Photo: Why Publishing It Wasn’t As Bad As The Media Made It Seem

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BOBBY BROWN SPEAKS! I Left Whitney’s Funeral Because Security Wouldn’t Let Me See Bobbi Kristina!

Bobby Brown has issued a statement explaining why he and his 9-person entourage left Whitney Houston‘s funeral, shortly after they arrived. Why did he leave? The security guards were being a pain!

“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”

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Read Here: Bebe Winans Eulogy To Whitney Houston…

UPDATE: READ KEVIN COSTNER‘S EULOGY AT WHITNEY HOUSTON FUNERAL HERE

UPDATE: READ CLIVE DAVIS‘ EULOGY AT WHITNEY HOUSTON FUNERAL HERE

BeBe Winans gave an emotional, heartfelt eulogy Saturday, at Whitney Houston’s funeral. At the conclusion of the eulogy, he joined his sister CeCe Winans in singin “I Really Miss You.”

“We spent a lot of time together and we talk about her voice and we talk about her talent, which was a beautiful thing, but what I’m going to miss is crazy Whitney.”

“If anything I want to share in what I’m going to miss is that Whitney when we were getting ready to to our first major headline tour and Whitney told us we had to come over. So we came over to the house and she said ‘Okay,’ we were sitting in the closet…her closet was about as big as a church so we weren’t crowded. So we’re sitting there, okay, so, all right, I’ve got to tell you what we’re going to do, we’re going to– I went and i had some uniforms made, looked at her, what? she said i’ve got the background dresses for the girls, the three girls in a cream, and, and i got the band and the cream for the shirts and bb i got you a suit, a cream suit and CeCe, I got you a melon dress made and I got me a green one. and she made her a green one. because we going to headline and she was determined and Clive, I know it made Clive so mad, but she decided at the height of her career she was going to come sing background with BeBe and CeCe!”

“And so we sat there and we said, Whitney, you can’t do that, nobody told you to do that, girl, this is not a material relationship!”

“And she said, ‘Okay, okay, look, let me just say this, you my brother and sister, right?’ We we said, ‘Yeah.’ She goes and I’m your sister, right? Yes, you are our sister. She said, okay, and we love each other, right. Yeah, we love each other and she said, and this is what I’m thinking– y’all broke, right?”

“And then she said, I’m rich, right? And I can buy what I want to for y’all, right? And that is the Whitney. That is the Whitney!”

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