The "SexyBack" singer gets closer to the people. Plus: Mary-Kate, Matt & Ben and more

THE COMEBACK KID

Whitney Houston gets back in the center of the music universe Tuesday between cousin Dionne Warwick and J Records honcho Clive Davis at the 15th annual Ella Awards in Beverly Hills. The diva is reportedly working on a new album with her mentor Davis, and will head into the studio in a few weeks, reports MTV.com.