TMZ Posts Whitney Houston ‘Death Room’ Correction

By Richard Horgan Comment

Actually, it’s not so much a correction as a passing of the buck.

After E! Online refuted a TMZ report yesterday claiming that the Beverly Hilton hotel had already morbidly booked a new party into the room where Whitney Houston died, the website that usually beats everyone to this type of news was forced to post an article update. It reads:

The Beverly Hilton’s publicist is now saying Whitney’s room is not available yet–which is a different story than a reservations agent and the executive assistant to the manager told us. They both said the room is being rented out and is currently occupied.

All of this likely hastened the hotel’s decision to officially announce this morning that with regards to Room 434, “ there are no immediate plans for [any] future use.”

[Photo of Houston and Clive Davis, taken on the red carpet of his 2007 pre-Grammys party: Helga Esteb/]