Do Divas Have Talent or H'wood to Thank?

Jennifer Lopez had it from the first day I saw her behind the scenes of Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue cover shoot. She sparkled a little brighter than the other starlets. It's that "it factor" that took her from being a boogie down Bronx Fly Girl to being one of the most versatile celebrity entrepreneurs of our times. With several successful perfume, clothing and accessory lines as well as producing films, TV shows, hit CDs, concert tours and videos, she's not only a diva, she's also a mogul.

But surely, there's something less tangible than a label, a brand, or a perfume that secures one's spot in the Diva Hall of Fame.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Kelly Clarkson's flare up with her mentor and boss, the aforementioned Davis, may have killed her diva status forever. Janet Jackson's Superbowl nipplegate put the brakes on her fast and furious career. She shied away from the spotlight until the recent release of "Discipline."

I'm just waiting for Whitney Houston's comeback. We will see a flex of the star machine muscle at its most omnipotent. There will be talent, glamour, and humility wrapped into the perfect package. She has sold more than 170 million albums and garnered major box office success with "The Bodyguard," "Waiting to Exhale," and "The Preacher's Wife" — it's time for Whit to have another hit album.

Perhaps with every pop culture icon's misstep being splashed in our faces, the next generation will take note of the do's and don'ts of how to be a diva. So Leona, think Beyonce or Celiene when looking for role models, not Lindsay or Brit.

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