Whitney Houston: her own charity case

Charity events are a great excuse for celebrities to step out of their bubble and do something for a good cause. Maybe even donate some money. This notion seems to have escaped the mind of Whitney Houston, who will be raking in over $2 million to perform at the Cauldwell Children Legends Ball in London on May 8. Did we mention that billionaire philanthopist John Cauldwell has hired her to perform for only one hour? Call us crazy, but wouldn't the right thing be to donate that money to the charity? "Mr. Caudwell thinks it is important to raise the profile of the Cauldwell Children charity and stars such as Whitney Houston are the sort of people he's hoping to attract," says a source. We think attracting a star willing to perform for free would be the way to go, but maybe when you have billions to give away it just doesn't matter. As long as Whitney is using that money to keep on track (not crack), we'll support her working for the cause. [Perez Hilton]