I almost hesitate to share this nugget I picked this up from perezhilton.com. Perez sure ain't Walter Cronkite but since I reviewed Whitney's new album last week, I'd figured it's worth mentioning.
But take it with a grain of salt.
A Sudanese novelist named Kola Boof has written an autobiography called "Diary Of A Lost Girl". In it, she talks about being held captive and forced to be Osama Bin Laden's sex slave for four months in the late 90's.
She admits that Bin Laden frowned on western music, but adds that he was obsessed with Whitney Houston. A couple of excerpts:
"He told me Whitney Houston was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen...He said that he had a paramount desire for Whitney Houston, and although he claimed music was evil he spoke of someday spending vast amounts of money to go to America and try to arrange a meeting with the superstar."
Who knew Bin Laden was Whitney fan? I bet he's still listening to the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack and watching "The Bodyguard"on VHS up in his cave. Ain't no shame in his game.
But that ain't all.
Whitney Houston's name was the one that would be mention constantly. How beautiful she was, what a nice smile she has, how truly Islamic she is but is just brainwashed by American culture and by her husband Bobby Brown, whom Osama talked about having killed, as if it were normal to have women's husbands killed."
Boof also claims Bin Laden was a fan of "The Wonder Years", "Miami Vice" and "MacGyver".
So Osama likes old school R&B, is a fan of "The Wonder Years" and wants to have Bobby Brown killed? Sounds like me. I would invite him over for Super Nintendo and nachos - if he didn't have that senseless murder of thousands of innocents thing hanging over his head.