Clive Davis Comes Out as Bisexual, Details Friendship With Whitney Houston in Memoir

Record executive Clive Davis is probably best-known as the man who signed Whitney Houston to Arista when the singer was just 19. The current chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment details his friendship with Houston in his memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, which hit bookshelves and Kindles today. Included is a 2001 letter to Houston, in which Davis pleads with the singer to examine her choices and her relationships with friends and family at the height of her drug use. More surprisingly, the executive opens up about his rumored relationships with men, with whom he began experimenting sexually after an encounter with a fan at Studio 54. Davis also reveals that he’s been in a relationship with a man for the past seven years, but insists that he identifies as bisexual rather than gay. Kind of a ballsy move, but then again he can pretty much destroy the careers of a few thousand people so what does he have to worry about?

[via EW]

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Tommy Hilfiger Nixes Nuptials

imageI’m shocked! Apparently the extravagantly planned mergers & acquisitions deal — er, I mean wedding — between Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo is off the table. According to Page Six, the pair were planning to marry at Hilfiger’s swanky Mustique digs this Friday and follow up with a larger celebration for friends at The Plaza in October. Not anymore!

There will no doubt be a lot of disappointed wedding guests. In June, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder threw a glammed-up affair to celebrate the nearing nuptials. Attendees included Clive Davis, Anna Wintour, Kenneth Cole, Aerin Lauder, and Harvey Weinstein. “Their wedding is something I’ve been promoting for some time now,” Vera Wang said at the party. “But I don’t know if I’ve still got the dress!” No worries, though. Word had it she was going to wear Oscar De La Renta.