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Whitney Houston not ready for primetime yet

Whitney Houston's return to public life was spectacular on Saturday at a gala event for music exec Clive Davis, but the question is: Is she really ready to return?

The media gave Houston, another secular artist whose roots are in gospel music, rave reviews for her performance at Davis' event in which she sang a few of her hits, including "I Will Always Love You" and "I'm Every Woman."

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But the drama surrounding her life, including the divorce from Bobby Brown and her participation in that ill-fated cable reality show that put their lives on display, may still be something she's trying to overcome, among other things that aren't so public.

Here's what one reviewer had to say about Houston, who on Sunday opened the Grammys as a presenter for the Best R&B Album.

I thought Houston appeared to be a little dazed in this presentation in which she also stopped to honor Davis before announcing the winner. That moment before announcing the winner (Jennifer Hudson) didn't appear to be scripted.

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