US tabloid bosses have agreed to shelve a front page exclusive for the National Enquirer revealing the contents of Whitney Houston’s stomach as a show of respect to the tragic singer.
While it remains unclear as to how the controversial publication came by the star’s lower intestine, editorial chiefs vowed to return the remains later on today.
The approach is seen as a softening on Houston coverage following furore surrounding the Enquirer’s front page publication of photographs showing the US singer lying in her coffin.
“We have been criticised for just doing our job,” said an Enquirer spokesman, “But we have decided not to run a story featuring photographs of Whitney Houston’s last meal which we extracted from her lower intestine.
“While it is clearly a matter of public interest, we have decided to shelve the story out of respect for Whitney and her family.
“The National Enquirer, contrary to popular opinion, does have a heart.”
The heart reportedly belongs to Amy Winehouse and will feature in a National Enquirer news story tomorrow under the headline Body Parts of the Rich and Famous.