Entertainer Quickie: National Enquirer publishes photo of Whitney Houston in casket & Paris Hilton’s new “Drunk Texting” song

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National Enquirer uses Whitney Houston’s casket photo for their cover

The National Enquirer has never second guessed publishing photos of famous celebrities after their death. In 1977 they published a photo of Elvis Presley in his coffin and in 1980 they went after John Lennon, publishing a photo of him after his assassination. They’ve now gone after Whitney Houston, using a photo of her in her coffin for their most recent cover.

Houston’s death came as quite the shock to the world when, on Feb. 11, her body was found in the bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton. The singer, 48, had been one of the shining stars of the music industry since the 1980s, and while Houston struggled with drugs later in her life, she will always be remembered for her powerful voice and limitless talent.

Wanting to protect Houston’s memory, many people have expressed outrage at The Enquirer for using her death to sell issues. Proclaimed as morbid and crossing a line, the cover also promises people an in depth look at the funeral, luring readers in with details concerning what she was wearing and how much money it all cost.

Despite the criticism, the publisher of the Enquirer, Mary Beth Wright, has stepped forth to defend the cover, saying, “I thought it was beautiful.”

What do you think? Has The Enquirer crossed a line?


Paris Hilton’s new song, “Drunk Text”

Have you thought to yourself, “When is Paris Hilton going to release another song?” Me neither. Regardless, it’s happened. Paris Hilton has released her new single, “Drunk Text.” Calling it a song is a little extreme since Paris merely speaks in monotone over a very repetitive beat. That’s all there is to it, for nearly four minutes.

The video, having been released earlier today and then inexplicably removed from YouTube shortly after due to a copyright claim by Black Hole Recordings, shows Hilton in various dresses, pouting and trying to look pensive. For right now, it can still be found on Vimeo and while the audio isn’t synced with the video, it’s good enough.

With lyrics like, “If you take the word ‘sex’ and mix it with ‘texting,’ it’s called ‘sexting’/When you add drunk sexting, the words just don’t make sense” and “Behind my eyes, I was begging for things my lips would never ask/And my mouth kept pouring desperate clauses of random intent,” I think it’s safe to assume that Hilton needed little help in writing the song herself.

Just in case it ends up disappearing from the internet entirely, there are some excellent songs samples on SoundCloud that give you a good rendering of the entire song.

Go ahead and give “Drunk Text” a chance if you must. If anything, it will give you and your friends something new to sarcastically quote.

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