'Being Bobby Brown' finale prompts Whitney Houston speculation
UPI News Service, 08/26/2005
The former queen of pop music, Whitney Houston, is better known these days for bathroom humor, sex talk and her phrase "Hell to the no."
And now that Bravo's reality show "Being Bobby Brown" has ended its 10-week run, speculation has begun on whether Houston, aka Mrs. Bobby Brown, has sacrificed her career to help her hip-hop husband's, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Atlanta public relations specialist Meg Reggie said Houston's behavior on "Being Bobby Brown" may have alienated her older fans, but it could help her connect with a younger, hipper fan base.
"Maybe she can use the show as a springboard into an edgier style of music," she said. "But can she be that sophisticated woman in the evening gown singing 'The Greatest Love of All' after we've watched all that potty talk? Hell to the no."
Kent Matlock, of Atlanta's Matlock and Associates, disagreed. He said if Houston returns to her love song roots, her fans will flock back in droves.
"Her love songs spoke to us," he said. "If you've emotionally enriched people's lives like she has, people can forgive you and overlook your madness."