Houston, you may have a problem
The tabloids are boiling over with fresh gossip over 80s pop diva Whitney Houston. (For the record, we here at Stuck in the 80s hate the term "diva" but with a select group of stars, it's the only word that fits.)
The National Enquirer folks -- ok, so it's journalism but not with a capital "j" -- reports that Houston's sister-in-law told them Houston spends her days locked away in a dirt-bag bedroom abusing crack and other drugs. The paper printed photos allegedly showing the room, along with piles of drug paraphernalia.
The Enquirer also quotes Tina Brown (Houston is of course married to the never-squeaky-clean Bobby Brown) as saying she and Houston were "drug buddies" once upon a time.
Anyone who has witnessed Houston's erratic behavior during her long fall from fame couldn't be surprised by the allegations. In 2000, after years of winning Grammy's and selling more than 100-million records, airport security in Hawaii found marijuana in her and Bobby's luggage. Thus began years of rumors of drug use.
Last week, singer Mary J. Blige, who has had her own addiction problems in the past, told a British magazine that she has counseled Houston to face up to her drug addiction.