Whitney Houston’s people are reportedly considering a flood of interview requests ahead of the Sept. 1 release of her first new studio album since 2002’s “Just Whitney.”
But according to the New York Daily News, her handlers are only considering reporters who agree not to bring up her past drug use.
“They only want to let her talk to journalists who’ll agree not to ask about her substance abuse,” an unnamed source tells the paper’s Gatecrasher column.
A rep for Houston calls speculation on any PR plans “premature. Nothing has been set.” However, the TV morning shows, which are all angling to get her to perform live in addition to a sit-down, are said to be clear on what the conditions are.
“The deal is, if they want her, then Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer or whoever isn’t supposed to ask her tough questions,” says the source.