Several staffers at the Beverly Hilton Hotel are reportedly out of a job for discussing the Whitney Houston case.

 

RadarOnline reports the famed hotel pink-slipped a handful of employees who violated hotel policy by speaking to the media about the singer’s death. A source says the staffers were not high level employees, but added that the hotel did not want anyone to talk about Whitney’s passing.

 

The 48-year-old singer was found dead in her hotel room on February 11th just hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards night party. Houston was laid to rest last weekend in her homestate of New Jersey.

NFL star and past “Dancing With The Stars” champ Hines Ward will be waltzing lockstep with the Georgia court system for the next year. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving in a DeKalb County courtroom Wednesday morning. Ward’s case stems from his DUI arrest outside of Atlanta last July. READ MORE

Monica and Brandy, Planning A Summer Tour

A pair of R&B divas have their eyes set on a summer tour. Monica recently told Hot 93.7’s Jenny Boom Boom that she’s planning to hit the road with Brandy. Monica says they’re currently working to gather sponsors and find people who will get them “in the cities” they feel they should be performing in. Brandy and Monica just recently released their new single “It All Belongs To Me,” which will be included on both of their upcoming albums. Monica says they’re dedicated to the track in a different way than they were with their 1998 duet “The Boy Is Mine.” She explains that they’re old enough now to know that “there’s strength in unity,” which makes working together much more enjoyable.

The ladies hit up the Tonight Show last week for an impressive, soulful performance of their new jam for Jay Leno’s audience. Watch it below. READ MORE

There is a new Latin singer taking over the U.S. one city at a time.  Anthony “Romeo” Santos a Latin American singer, featured composer and former lead singer of the Bachata group Aventura.
Here’s a little info on Santos. Santos was born in The Bronx, New York, to a Dominican father and a Puerto-Rican mother. At twelve years of age, he became a member of the church choir. While he and the group he was in, performed in both English and Spanish but their work was widely ignored by the English-language media. May 2011, Santos released his first single, “You”, from his upcoming solo debut album, Formula.The song became a number-one debut on the Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs chart.The second single revealed from his album was “Promise” which features a duet with Usher.The single has peaked at number #1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and number one on the Tropical Songs chart.

Here is Romeo Santos‘ “All Aboard” video featuring Weezy, which appears on Romeo‘s upcoming Formula album. Check out the video and tell me what you think? READ MORE

Kim Kardashian’s older sister Kourtney just announced that she is expecting a baby girl. MTV reports the 32-year old, revealed last November that she was pregnant with her second child, with partner Scott Disick.

Kourtney, has a two-year old son Mason, tells E! news: “We feel so blessed to be having a little girl and to be able to share this new experience with Mason.” An insider previously told Life & Style that Kardashian was expecting a girl, stating: “Kourtney was hoping for a girl. She loves having a boy but thinks having a girl would be perfect so she can dress her up and show her the ropes in life.”

After the announcement, Kimmy took to Twitter to comment on the news, telling her followers: “Mason is going to have a little sister! I can’t wait to meet her!”

Game is being forced to open up his wallet for five police officers in Greensboro, North Carolina. MyFox8 says on Tuesday a North Carolina appeals court upheld a 2010 ruling that awards five-million dollars to five officers who filed a defamation lawsuit against the rap star. The suit was filed in 2006 against Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, and Bungalo Records, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the officers were slandered and libeled by having their identities wrongfully used in a documentary called “Stop Snitchin’ Stop Lyin’.” READ MORE

The-Dream Speaks On Rihanna, Brown Collaborations

The-Dream says too much is being made of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s recent collaborations. The-Dream, who produced their “Birthday Cake” remix, says the duo’s new songs are just “two talented people doing a record together.” The-Dream tells Billboard.com that it shouldn’t be about their infamous night back in 2009 adding that if anything, the songs are a positive reminder of the benefits of forgiveness. Earlier this week, Rihanna and Chris Brown released a remix to her single “Birthday Cake,” as well as a remix of Chris’ “Turn Up The Music.”

“Birthday Cake” remix

“Turn Up The Music” remix

The pair’s relationship became a tabloid fixture when Chris assaulted Rihanna the night before the 2009 Grammy’s. READ MORE

The National Enquirer hired a model to act as Whitney Houston’s dead body in a ghoulish photo shoot for a story about the singer’s “final minutes”. Unsurprisingly, news of the “Whitney Houston death scene” photo shoot has been met with accusations of bad taste. You can see the real photos below READ MORE