Bobby Brown Says Whitney Houston's Death is Not His Fault
A lot of people blame BOBBY BROWN for WHITNEY HOUSTON'S death. They say he turned her onto drugs and made a mess of her life. But in a "Today" show interview that airs tomorrow and Thursday, Bobby says that's NOT TRUE.
--He tells MATT LAUER, quote, "I didn't get high before I met Whitney . . . I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all . . . I'm not the reason she's gone."
(--When he says he didn't get high, he obviously means he didn't take HARD DRUGS, since he admits he'd smoked pot before she came along.)
--Bobby says the accusations make him feel "terrible" . . . but he adds, quote, "I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us . . . they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together."
--As for the chaos that went down on their reality show "Being Bobby Brown", he says it actually gave them a wake-up call . . . quote, "We [were] able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other."
--Bobby says he's been off drugs for seven years, and didn't know that Whitney was still struggling. He saw her just a week before her death and he says, quote, "She had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible.
--"She looked really well. She just looked like she was in a good place."
"Khloe & Lamar" Is "On Hold"
"Khloe & Lamar" is being put "on hold". KHLOE KARDASHIAN and husband LAMAR ODOM have pulled the plug on the show. But they're not necessarily ditching it altogether.
--Khloe's rep says its return will depend on Lamar's basketball schedule. And that's completely up in the air because he's a man without a team since he parted ways with the Dallas Mavericks last month.
--One source says Lamar plans to spend the entire NBA off-season training, and doesn't want E!'s cameras distracting him . . . and Khloe is totally standing by her man.
--Of course, there's a competing story that it was all Lamar's idea to end the show, and Khloe is FURIOUS.
--Even if the show doesn't come back anytime soon, we'll still see Khloe and Lamar on TV. "Us Weekly" says they'll continue to appear on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". . . and Khloe may do another spin-off with one of her sisters.
Kevin Richardson Is Re-Joining the Backstreet Boys
KEVIN RICHARDSON is officially re-joining the BACKSTREET BOYS.
--The group made the announcement at a concert in London on Sunday night. They also announced that they're recording a new album this summer.
--Yesterday, Kevin Tweeted, quote, "Hello beau-ti-ful people. Yes, the cat is OFFICIALLY out of the bag. It's on and cracking!"
--Kevin left the group in 2006 to "pursue other interests." That wasn't a bad idea. He was 34 at the time . . . the oldest guy in the group . . . and at that point it's strange to still be in a boy band.
--Now, Kevin is 40 . . . and WAY too old to be doing the boy band thing. But Backstreet has been doing stuff with NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, and most of them are in their early 40s, so maybe Kevin feels more comfortable with that.
--Or, he could use a little extra cash, who knows.
Kevin Jonas Will Star in an E! Reality Show with His Wife
The JONAS BROTHERS were the JUSTIN BIEBER of 2008 . . . and even though they're reuniting for another album, they're also apparently entering the reality show phase of their careers.
--KEVIN JONAS and his wife Danielle are getting their own show on E!. It's called "Married to Jonas" . . . and it will probably feature appearances from the rest of the Jonas family. It premieres August 19th.
--Here's a description of the show from E!: Quote, "After two years of newlywed bliss, Kevin and Dani are finally ready to settle down in their New Jersey home and establish a happy suburban life.
--"However, with the Jonas Brothers heading back to the studio to record new music, finding the right mix of 'normal' and superstardom isn't easy."
"The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" Have Been Nominated for Eight "MTV Movie Awards"
Nominees for the MTV Movie Awards were announced last night. "The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" tied for the most nominations, with eight each.
--They're both up for Movie of the Year, along with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2", "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" and "The Help".
--"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" and "21 Jump Street" were nominated for six "Golden Popcorn" awards each.
--There are FIVE new categories this year: Best Music, Best On-Screen Transformation, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Best Cast and Best On-Screen Dirtbag.
--The show airs live on June 3rd . . . on MTV, obviously. There's no host yet. Last year, they had JASON SUDEIKIS.
DJ Khaled's Tour Bus Blew Up . . . And He Says "This [Crap] Is Stressful"
DJ KHALED missed a gig on Sunday night . . . but he had a good excuse: His tour bus was ENGULFED IN FLAMES. Seriously.
--Khaled later posted a video blog, where he talked about the fire AS IT WAS HAPPENING. The fire looks pretty insane, and firefighters are working to get it under control. Fortunately no one was injured.
--There's no word on what caused the fire.
--Naturally, Khaled was a little rattled. In the video, he says he lost jewelry, clothing and "a lot of other valuables". He adds, quote, "Basically what I'm trying to tell you is, this [crap] is stressful."