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Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston in 1994.
Less than two weeks after the death of his ex-wife, singer Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown is back in the spotlight. A new report is surfacing that Brown, who wrote a tell-all back in 2008 about his life with the pop star, is working to get the book published.
While interest in the couple was fading at the time he wrote the book, Brown's recent return to the spotlight after Houston’s Feb. 11 death brings a better market for the story and a chance for Brown to cash in.
Says one major publisher to the Huffington Post, “Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney."
Brown and Houston’s tumultuous marriage began in 1992, around the time her film career took off with “The Bodyguard.” Brown’s musical headlines were soon eclipsed by his ongoing battle with drugs and alcohol, and Houston had her own substance struggles. The two divorced in 2007.
The road to print may not be so simple for Brown, however, as he reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement as part of the couple's divorce, and he has their 18-year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to consider. And after he abruptly left the singer’s funeral on Saturday, Houston's family is already reportedly not fond of her ex.
Huffington Post commentor Frances Krafthefer writes: “Obviously, if he is thinking of publishing a tell-all book, it could never be accurate. Whitney is gone and we would hear only one side of the story. However, that will not stop book publishers, lawyers and other folks from doing anything they can to get this published.”
And DJScratch tweets, “If Bobby Brown releases that tell-all book on Whitney, then he'll prove to her family that they were right about him.”
In other Houston news, "Stomp the Yard" actress Meagan Good may be in discussions to star in a biopic about the singer, a project that began before Houston’s passing and is being hashed over this week, according to E! Online.
And Houston's biggest film hit, "The Bodyguard," may find new life as a musical. The U.K. Guardian is reporting that a staged musical version of the 1992 film is set to open at London’s West End Theater in November.
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