OPRAH’S HOUSTON INTERVIEW: ‘I Was Afraid’ Of Her Lifestyle, Says Whitney’s Sister-In Law Pat Houston

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Whitney Houston's brother and sister-in-law (Courtesy OWN)

During Sunday’s Oprah Winfrey interview, Whitney Houston‘s sister-in-law Pat Houston says she knows what killed the singer: Her quest for love.

“It wasn’t about substance abuse relative to the latter days or anything like that,” Pat tells Oprah, as quoted by Us Weekly. “I was afraid for other things…lifestyle [things].”

When asked to clarify, she explained, without naming names: “I saw her chasing a dream–looking for love in all the wrong places.”

Pat even said she had premonitions about Whitney’s death: “The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.”

But, Pat said Whitney’s life was getting back on track:  “Things were changing, things were really changing [for Whitney.]”

GLEE NEWS! A New Whitney Houston Tribute Episode Is Coming!

 

The cast of Glee (ABC)

Glee is currently shooting an entire Whitney Houston tribute episode — with eight songs from the late singer.

Last month’s tribute will pale in comparison, considering it consisted of just one song, “I Will Always Love You,” performed by Amber Riley.

The episode will “not be a typical tribute,” a source tells E!. “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye. A way to respectfully say thank you for her music.”

According to E!, the tribute is “more of a ‘character piece’ that focuses on Glee‘s graduating seniors having a real hard time letting go.”

No date has been set yet for the Whitney tribute.

UPDATE: New Details About Whitney Houston’s Will! Previous Reports Were Wrong

Whitney Houston (Courtesy Record Label)

OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW PREVIEW: Sister-In-Law Pat Houston Says: “I Was Afraid” Of Whitney’s Lifestyle

Apparently the reports yesterday about Whitney Houston‘s will were incorect. It was out-of-date.

While it was reported that Whitney’s mom, Cissy Houston, would be the wills executor, and Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston will be the trustee — not Whitney’s other brother Michael or his wife, Donna  — that’s all wrong.

According to Forbes‘ Roger Friedman, Pat is the executor, and the trustee is Cissy — these decisions were made yesterday in Atlanta.

Still correct though, is that Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina will get everything, and ex-husband Bobby Brown gets nothing.

According to Friedman, “the court action in Atlanta went smoothly, with everyone agreeing that Whitney would have wanted Pat Houston to take over as executor.”

NEW DOCUMENT: Whitney Houston’s Will Has Just Been Filed….Bobbi Kristina Gets It All!

BREAKING UPDATE: READ NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHITNEY’S WILL!

Whitney Houston‘s 19-page will was released today in Atlanta, and bottom line? Daughter Bobbi Kristina gets everything.

According to Inside Edition, which obtained the will, Bobbi Kristina gets Whitney’s money, furniture, clothing, personal effects, jewelry, and cars.

The money will be placed in a trust until she’s 21 — she’s 19 now — and then she’ll receive additional payments when she’s 25 and 30.

The will, of which Whitney’s mother Cissy is the executor and her brother and sister-in-law are trustees, was signed by Whitney in April 2000 when she was still married to Bobby Brown.

NEW VIDEO! Watch Oprah’s Bobbi Kristina Interview Preview!

OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW PREVIEW: Sister-In-Law Pat Houston Says: “I Was Afraid” Of Whitney’s Lifestyle

I’ve been waiting for this! A clip has been released by Oprah Winfrey of her much-anticipated interview with Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The interview is on an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, airing on OWN March 9 at 9 p.m.

In a preview clip, a teary-eyed Winfrey speaks to the “Greatest Love of All” singer’s sister-in-law and closest confidante Patricia Houston, her brother Gary Houston — and a serene Bobbi Kristina (“the love of Whitney’s life”),seen embracing Winfrey.

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JUST IN: Whitney Houston Had Secret Affair With Jermaine Jackson! Michael Didn’t Approve!

Here’s another Whitney Houston story that’s emerged: She and Michael Jackson‘s then-married brother Jermaine had an affair during the early 1980s — and he “carried a torch” for Whitney until she died.

According to the U.K.’s Sun newspaper, the pair had an instant attraction and kicked off a yearlong fling after Jermaine was brought in to produce tracks for Whitney and to perform duets together.

In fact, they went on double dates with Jermaine’s brother Jackie, and his then-girlfriend Paula Abdul. Michael Jackson was aware of the romance and disapproved of it.

“In those early days…he was smuggled into her hotel rooms, they worked extra late in the studio, and she even had a code name for him. She referred to him as ‘Ji,’ a friend of Whitney told the Sun. “The reason it ended was because Jermaine wouldn’t leave his wife —and Whitney was angry.”

But, like many singers, she channeled that anger into a song: Her 1985 hit “Saving All My Love For You” is about a woman involved with a married man.

Jermaine was so upset by Whitney’s death that he couldn’t bring himself to attend her funeral.

 

BREAKING: Oprah To Interview Bobbi Kristina March 11!…Plus Whitney Houston’s Other Relatives

Oprah Winfrey will interview Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina in a special airing March 11 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” will also include interviews with Patricia Houston, the late singer’s sister-in-law and manager, as well as Houston’s brother Gary.

It will be interesting to see what Bobbi — who turns 19 on Sunday — has to say about her own woes, let alone her mother’s, including being hospitalized, her reported absence after mom’s funeral, reports of drug abuse and rehab stints, and the open-casket photo that landed on the cover of the National Enquirer.

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OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW PREVIEW: Sister-In-Law Pat Houston Says: “I Was Afraid” Of Whitney’s Lifestyle

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The search for who leaked the open-casket photo of Whitney Houston to The National Enquirer is over.

This comes from Carolyn Whigham, who owns and runs Whigham Funeral Home —where Whitney’s body was before the service — who revealed at a press conference Thursday that she and two local pastors are aware who the slipped the photo to the tabloid.

“It’s up to the Houston family to release the name,” said the Rev. Jethro James, pastor of Paradise Baptist Church.

Whigham demanded apologies from media that claimed or suggested that she or one of her staff were the culprit. “I want to clear my name and my funeral home,” she said.

She said that only three people saw the body: Herself, her daughter (a certified funeral director) and the funeral home’s manager. The rest of the people, she stressed, were employed by Whitney’s company Nippy, Inc., and she said these were people she had never seen before. She also said they slept at the Funeral Home.

BREAKING: WHITNEY HOUSTON’S WILL HAS BEEN FILED…SEE IT HERE…BOBBI KRISTINA GETS EVERYTHING

Watch her press conference below:

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JUST IN: Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence: I Was Not Banned From Whitney’s Funeral…And Cissy & I Are As Close As Ever!

JUST IN: Beverly Hilton Hotel Fires Staff For Talking To Press About Whitney Houston

JUST IN: Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Returned Home To Georgia Tuesday Night!

NEW SCANDAL? Did Cissy Houston Ban Aretha Franklin From Whitney’s Funeral?

FUNERAL EULOGIES: Read eulogies read at Whitney’s funeral by Bebe Winans, Kevin Costner and Clive Davis

NEW PHOTO: Rolling Stone’s New Whitney Houston Cover

Whitney Houston is on the cover of the March 15 issue of Rolling Stone. (Photo by Michel Comte, Corbis Outline)

A pleasant change from all the tabloid covers about Whitney Houston is this week’s issue of Rolling Stone.

Music journalist David Browne reports about Whitney’s life and career — as well as her darker moments.

But it was her dark side that confused her friends and colleagues. Gerry Griffith, who introduced Whitney to Clive Davis, told Rolling Stone, “A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer… “Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn’t come out for a while.”

JUST IN: Target Pulls Offensive Whitney Houston Greeting Card From Its Shelves!

Target has pulled a greeting card from its shelves that reads, “Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston” — an obvious reference to Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown.

The retail giant told the Associated Press in a statement that it’s begun “the process of removing the card.”

The statement about the card — which was on sale prior to Whitney’s Feb. 11 death — continued, “It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer, and we take feedback from guests very seriously.”