Whitney Houston and daughter 'shared the same drug dealer'

Red top tales: from Whitney's woes to Rihanna's 'racist' rage on Twitter

LAST UPDATED AT 09:36 ON Fri 9 Mar 2012

WHITNEY HOUSTON and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19, who yesterday inherited her mothers $20 million estate, had been using the same drug dealer prior to the diva's death of a suspected drug overdose, according to the Daily Star. The drug dealer, known as Jay, visited the singer's home in Atlanta to deliver cocaine and marijuana but The Bodyguard star had no idea he was supplying her daughter at the same time. According to a source, Houston spent "most of the last six months living like a hermit and getting high".

DOWNTON DAN WANTS TO HAVE A LAUGH
DOWNTON ABBEY actor Dan Stevens, 29, has had enough of melodrama and wants to star in a comedy, writes The Sun. The actor, who appears as dashing heir Matthew Crawley in the hit ITV show, thinks fans need to see his lighter side. "I would like to do something modern and possibly funny," he says. "I seem to have not had many laughs for a while, so that would be nice."

RIHANNA DISSES CHRIS BROWN'S NEW GIRL
RIHANNA has sparked a "racist" war with her ex Chris Brown's new girlfriend, reports the Daily Mirror. In what is believed to be an attack on Vietnamese model Karrueche Tran, the chart-topper posted a photograph on Twitter of a packet of rice cakes wearing sunglasses and hooped ear-rings with the caption 'Ima make u my bitch'. Brown was sentenced to five years probation and six months community service after attacking Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy Awards but recent rumours suggest the pair reunited at her 24th birthday party last month.

BEATTY WON'T PAY FOR DAUGHTER'S SEX CHANGE OP
HOLLYWOOD COUPLE Warren Beatty and Annette Benning are refusing to pay for their daughter to have a sex-change operation, according to the Daily Mail. Kathlyn, 20, who now calls him/herself Stephen Ira, is an outspoken transgender activist and talks in a blog about being a "a gay trans man for whom both identities are important". A family friend told the National Enquirer: "The whole concept of gender-bending is very difficult for Warren to accept."

RUSSIAN GRANNIES TAKE ON HUMP
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, 75, will have some company of his own age at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, notes The Daily Telegraph. A rural folk group Buranovskiye Babushki, nicknamed the "Granny Girls", whose members range in age from 50 to 76, have swept younger competition aside to represent Russia at the cointest in Baku, Azerbaijan. Clad in traditional headscarfs and shoes made from tree bark, the six-member choral group - who blend modern pop with traditional choral music - will sing a "rollicking number" called Party For Everybody at the contest.  "We don't want people to think of us as freaks," one member, who calls herself Granny Olya, told Russian TV. · 

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