04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT
There's a boondoggle brewing with the hip comic strip Boondocks. Several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, have nixed a strip that deals with Whitney Houston's alleged marijuana-possession incident in Hawaii last month. (The diva was detained at the airport by security but got on the plane and took off for San Francisco anyway.) In the strip, which appears in more than 255 papers across the country, a character wonders if the singer will team up to work with rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg. This is not the first censuring of Boondocks. Two weeks ago, some editors spiked a strip that took on Black Entertainment Television.