Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Over 14 years, this pop music pair endured tumult that would have brought down the mightiest of marriages: drug use, jail time, infidelity rumors, career slumps, a reality show, a crush by Osama bin Laden, parachute pants, colonics. In the end, we may never know what finally killed the greatest love of all. We do know that Houston filed for divorce in October, and that she is seeking to share custody of the couple's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 13, and finish her next album with the help of Clive Davis. Brown's career future is hazier. Perhaps the former New Edition member and Federline could go on the road, in a kind of Lollapaloser.