|Standing on Sharon's (the butcher of Beirut) patio, clad in a festive red-and-white ethnic ensemble, Houston told Sharon that "I've never felt like this in any other country. I feel at home, I feel wonderful."|
The LA Times reports that Houston displayed erratic behavior at a press event in Beverly Hills on Thursday. She smelled of cigarettes and alcohol, appeared disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair, and was reportedly doing handstands by the pool.
Occupied Jerusalem: American pop star Whitney Houston, who reportedly told then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a trip to "Israel" in 2003 that "I feel at home," has died at the age of 48. Houston was discovered dead Saturday afternoon in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., just hours before she was scheduled to appear at a pre-Grammy party. The Grammy Awards, to take place on Sunday evening, will present a tribute to the singer.
In "Israel", radio stations played Houston's music, including her iconic "I Will Always Love You" from the movie "The Bodyguard," in which she also starred. [They love their pop stars. Madonna is coming to Israel in April, and fans there are begging the government to please hold off on a potential war with Iran, just at least until after Madonna's concert.Yep...]
Houston and then-husband Bobby Brown visited Israel in 2003 at the invitation of the Black Hebrews["Israel's Black Hebrew community" - is neither "Israel's" nor Hebrew they are American], who live in Dimona in Israel's South, and wore traditional African dress. They were named honorary citizens of the city.
The couple and their daughter spent a week traveling throughout Israel, which included a visit with Sharon in which she made the comment about feeling at home in "Israel".
Houston reportedly hoped the visit would help inspire her in creating a Christmas album ( what an evil thing to say! She must have avoided occupied Bethlehem like a plague) and called the trip a "spiritual retreat," according to reports.
Fox News Bottles of prescription drugs were found in the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel room where Whitney Houston’s lifeless body was discovered Saturday afternoon just hours before a huge Grammy party she was to attend, a report says.
Police discovered “various pill bottles” in Houston’s room, TMZ reported, adding that family members said Houston had been taking the prescription drug Xanax, which is often used to treat anxiety.
When combined with alcohol, Xanax can cause drowsiness. Houston was reportedly found in her bathtub — TMZ says her head was underwater — and could not be revived by paramedics after being removed from the tub.