By Margeaux Watson
Updated November 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

Is this really Whitney Houston‘s new album cover? That’s what all of the golden-throated diva’s fans have been wondering ever since this image recently appeared online, sparking an Internet rumor that it’s the cover art for her next CD. Don’t believe the hype, people! A rep for Houston’s label, Arista Records, confirmed to me that the rumor is 100 percent false. I’m also told that the phony album cover was created by a fan. Here’s the official statement from Arista: “The allegedly ‘new’ Whitney Houston album cover circulating throughout the Internet is not a legitimate album cover for Ms. Houston’s forthcoming Arista disc. Ms. Houston is still recording and we look forward to unveiling new music along with the official album cover in due time.” Phew! That’s a relief. For a second, I was afraid she was trying to go all Sasha Fierce on us! Keep it classy, Whitney. You don’t need to show off T&A when your greatest asset is T-A-L-E-N-T.