HK-Bound Whitney gives in to temptation

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 May, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 May, 1993, 12:00am

AFTER weeks of will she or won't she speculation, promoter Andrew Bull received word yesterday that Whitney Houston will accompany husband Bobby Brown to Hongkong next week when he will be humpin' around (in an artistic sense, of course) on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

It was always felt that the soulful songstress would not be able to resist the temptation of Hongkong, considering that only a few weeks ago on American television she was talking about shopping being an endearing pastime for which she regrettably finds little time these days.

(And, as we all know, this is not the sort of town where Shopaholics Anonymous would choose to hold a convention.) The passionate Whitney, who married the petulant Bobby less than a year ago in a union referred to by some in Hollywood as married blitz, is not expected to bring their two-month-old daughter, Bobbi, along - although devoted dad, midway through his worldtour, would for sure have liked the chance to change the little mite's nappies again.

According to Andrew, concert-goers at the one-off May 12 gig (for which a few lower priced tickets are still on sale at Urbtix outlets) will probably spot the statuesque Whitney, who has intimated she will attend.

Said Andrew: ''We've also been asked to have someone on stand-by to accompany her around town. So we'll probably take her to places like Stanley Market.'' Stanley Market? With all the lolly she's earned - her current No 1 single on the United States charts, I'm Every Woman, gives her more chart-toppers than any other female singer - we'd think Whitney can afford to shop till she drops at every designer boutique in town.