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New Edition Bandmate Defends Bobby Brown

March 3rd, 2012 8:30am EST
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Bobby Brown's New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill has urged his pal's critics to back off as he continues to mourn the death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, reminding them he has a teenage daughter to look out for.

The singer has come under fire for performing with New Edition hours after Houston's death on February 11 and many of his harshest critics have blamed Brown for the drug problems that plagued his former wife in the last decade of her life.

Despite reports to the contrary, Gill insists Brown's marriage to Houston wasn't all temper tantrums and drug issues - and he feels the media s...
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Bobby Brown's Sister Advises Bobbi Kristina 'Not To Trust Anyone'

February 29th, 2012 8:19am EST
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Bobby Brown's sister has broken her silence following the death of her brother's ex-wife Whitney Houston in an effort to warn her niece to watch out for untrustworthy acquaintances.

Leolah Brown fears Bobbi Kristina's fragile state of mind will leave her open to dubious people in her late mother's inner circle.

Appearing on news show Access Hollywood, Brown says, "I am concerned about my niece. Krissi is not safe right now... It's very, very, very important that she does not trust anybody at this time except her father, her grandmother Cissie and myself - and I mean that. Right now is t...
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Bobby Brown Honors Whitney Houston At Post-Funeral Concert

February 19th, 2012 8:00pm EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown paid tribute to his ex-wife Whitney Houston on stage at a gig in Connecticut just hours after he walked out of her funeral on Saturday.

The late singer's famous friends and family members gathered at a church in Newark, New Jersey to honor her memory, but Brown was seen leaving the service after just 20 minutes.

He subsequently released a statement blaming his premature departure on seating issues, and he took to the stage with his New Edition bandmates in Connecticut later that evening as planned.

During the show at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Brown took a moment to remember his ...
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Bobby Brown Left Whitney Houston's Funeral Early Over Seating Dispute

February 19th, 2012 11:20am EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown has explained why he left Whitney Houston's funeral early, alleging overzealous security guards made him switch seats three times and refused to let him see his daughter.

The singer's ex-husband was among the guests attending her star-studded memorial service at a church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, but he raised eyebrows by leaving the venue with his children after just 20 minutes.

Brown has now released a statement to explain his departure, insisting he was left fuming when bodyguards kept him away from Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with the late superstar, and made him...
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Whitney Houston: Inside Her Troubled Life & Tragic Death

February 19th, 2012 9:00am EST
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The inside story on the investigation into Whitney Houston's tragic death at the age of 48 in a Beverly Hills hotel room is examined in a special 21-page cover story in this week's issue of PEOPLE. Plus, the magazine looks back at the singer's explosive rise to fame and the sad spiral that wrecked her life and career. Also, Aretha Franklin shares her memories of Whitney as a little girl -- watching her growth and development as an artist. From Houston's beginnings in the church choir to her record-breaking ascent into superstardom, the belter with the once-in-a-generation voice struggled...
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Family & Close Friends Attend Whitney Houston's Wake

February 18th, 2012 10:00am EST
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Whitney Houston's mother, daughter, cousin Dionne Warwick and mentor Clive Davis paid their respects to the singer at a private wake on Friday evening.

Just a day before the superstar's funeral in New Jersey on Saturday, Houston's loved ones visited the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her body was transported to following her death in Los Angeles last week.

Hundreds of fans lined the street outside the funeral parlor, where floral tributes were laid in the star's honor.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, her daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was accompanied to the wake by her grandmother Ci...
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Bobby Brown: 'Bobbi Kristina Is Doing Much Better'

February 15th, 2012 1:18pm EST
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Whitney Houston's devastated daughter Bobbi Kristina is "doing much better" as she comes to terms with her mother's death, according to her father Bobby Brown.

The 18 year old was hospitalized on Sunday after suffering severe anxiety following the news of her mother's passing the day before.

Brown has since spoken out to insist the teenager's family is helping her to cope with the tragedy, and now the R&B singer has revealed she's starting to improve.

He tells ETOnline.com, "My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She...
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Janet Jackson Sympathizes With Bobbi Kristina Brown, Says Life Must Go On

February 15th, 2012 10:06am EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has suggested Whitney Houston's family consider therapy sessions for the superstar's heartbroken daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown as she mourns the death of her mom.

Jackson was asked for her thoughts about the tragedy during a taped interview with newsman Anderson Cooper, which will air next week, and revealed she can't help thinking about the teenager, who was hospitalised and treated for stress and anxiety at the weekend.

Jackson, who is still mourning the death of her brother Michael in 2009, insists she knows what it's like to lose a loved one - and she's happy to offer up...
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Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Suffered 'Nervous Breakdown'

February 13th, 2012 11:01pm EST
Bobbi Kristina Houston
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized after suffering a "nervous breakdown" in the wake of her mother's sudden death.

Ray Watson, who served as the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's security detail for more than a decade, discovered the singer's lifeless body submerged in her Los Angeles hotel room bathtub on Saturday.

Daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for extreme stress and anxiety on Sunday and now Ray's brother, Billy Watson, has spoken out to shed some light on her improving condition.

Speaking to UsMagazine.com, he says, ...
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Bobby Brown On Whitney's Death: 'We Will Get Through This Tradegy As A Family'

February 13th, 2012 9:28am EST
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Bobby Brown has spoken out following his daughter Bobbi Kristina's hospitalization on Sunday, insisting the teenager will pull through her mother Whitney Houston's tragic death with the help of family.

The 18 year old was taken from the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on a stretcher after suffering from anxiety issues a day after Houston was found dead at the same hotel.

Her singer dad cancelled a New Edition gig in Tennessee to be by her side, and he is determined to help Bobbi Kristina "get through" the tragedy.

In a statement to Extra, he says, "Today my daughter did visit with do...
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Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Taken To Hospital

February 12th, 2012 6:42pm EST
Bobbi Kristina Houston
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles a day after her mother's death.

The 18 year old was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center on Sunday, according to website TMZ.com which reports the teenager left the Beverly Hilton hotel, where Houston died on Saturday, on a stretcher after emergency service staff responded to a medical alert call.

Bobbi Kristina is Houston's only child from her 15-year marriage to soul star Bobby Brown. The pair was divorced in 2007.

Another report says that Bobby will be skipping his show with the reunited New E...
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Teary Bobby Brown Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston At New Edition Gig

February 12th, 2012 12:49pm EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown choked back tears as he performed with his band New Edition in Mississippi on Saturday night, hours after his ex-wife Whitney Houston was found dead in Los Angeles.

The "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's body was discovered by her minder in her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Paramedics were called to the venue but were unable to resuscitate the singer and she was pronounced dead just before 4pm on Saturday.

Brown was in Southaven, Mississippi preparing for his gig with the reunited New Edition when news of Houston's death broke, and his bandmate Johnny Gill told CNN his b...
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Bobby Brown & Ray J Devastated By Whitney Houston's Death

February 12th, 2012 7:30am EST
Bobby Brown
Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown and her on/off boyfriend Ray J were among those left devastated by the singer's death on Saturday.

The "How Will I Know" hitmaker's body was discovered by her assistant in her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where she was preparing for mentor Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party. She was pronounced dead just before 4pm on Saturday after emergency service officials had failed to resuscitate her.

Insiders close to Brown, who Houston divorced in 2007 after 15 years of marriage, told TMZ.com that the singer and reality TV star was "in and out...
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Whitney Houston Dies At 48 On Eve Of Grammys

February 11th, 2012 8:51pm EST
Whitney Houston
Six-time Grammy Award winning singer Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48, the singer's publicist, Kristen Foster confirmed on Saturday.

Houston died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, according to TMZ.com, but her cause of death is unknown as of press time.

The shocking news of Houston's death comes on the eve of music's biggest night - the Grammy Awards, which airs Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8pm on CBS.

The singer, who has sold over 200 million albums worldwide, had been working on a career comeback recently following years of battling drug issues and personal demons.

Houston's debut album, "W...
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Whitney Houston & Ray J Spark Reconciliation Rumors After Being Spotted Together

February 5th, 2012 4:35pm EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has sparked rumors she's reunited with her ex-boyfriend Ray J after the pair was spotted enjoying a dinner date in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The "I Will Always Love You" legend dated R&B star Ray J in 2007 following her divorce from Bobby Brown, but the couple was alleged to have split for good in 2009.

They were briefly linked again in 2010 and now it appears the romance has been reignited after the couple stepped out for a meal at Le Petit Four in West Hollywood, before leaving in Ray J's car.

Ray J has previously dated socialite Kim Kardashian (and is credited wit...
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Reunited New Edition Have Big Plans For 2012 As 30th Anniversary Looms

December 14th, 2011 9:32pm EST
New Edition
New Edition are planning a major 2012 reunion tour to prepare for their 30th anniversary celebrations.

The grown-up boy band, featuring Bobby Brown and Ronnie DeVoe, will be working on live dates, a book, movie and stage play as well as a new album next year in a bid to have multiple products on the market in time for the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's first album "Candy Girl" in 2013.

DeVoe tells Billboard.com, "2012 is going to be an incredible year for us."

The reunited group will kick off 2012 with a four-day New Year's weekend run of concerts in Highland, California ...
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Bobby Brown's Father Dies

December 11th, 2011 12:30pm EST
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R&B star Bobby Brown is in mourning following the death of his father.

Brown's dad, Herbert Brown, passed away on Saturday at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer, according to TMZ.com.

The New Edition singer revealed earlier this month that his father, who he called Pop, had been hospitalised and he thanked fans for all their "prayers".

Brown's mother Carole died in January.
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Bobby Brown Planning Reality TV Series About New Edition Comeback

October 16th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
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Fallen R&B icon Bobby Brown is hoping to turn grown-up boy band New Edition's comeback into an uplifting reality TV show.

The "My Prerogative" singer insists relations between himself and all the members of the "Candy Girl" hitmakers are better than ever, thanks to weekly telephone prayer sessions - and he'd like to capture the positive energy in a new TV series.

Brown tells Hustler magazine, "We have a conference call every Sunday. We're putting it (band) back together.

"I think the thing that was missing with us was prayer - us being able to pray together and understand our differences...
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Flavor Flav & MC Hammer To Join Charlie Sheen At Insane Clown Posse Festival

July 7th, 2011 8:49am EDT
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Flavor Flav, Ice Cube, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Lil Jon will join Charlie Sheen at the Insane Clown Posse's four-day rap and wrestling festival in Illinois next month.

Sheen announced he'd be among the presenters in an excited tweet on Wednesday, and now the full line-up has been announced.

Sheen and Flav will co-host the music and wresting event, dubbed the Gathering Of The Juggalos, while rappers Ice Cube, Lil Jon, Paul Wall and MC Hammer will join Bobby Brown on the bill.

The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will take place at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois from 11-14 August.

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Bobby Brown: 'I Never Thought I'd Reach 40'

April 5th, 2011 2:52pm EDT
Bobby Brown
R&B veteran Bobby Brown cherishes every moment he spends with his family because he "never thought" he would live to 40 after years of alcohol and drug addiction.

The My Prerogative star, 42, has turned his life around since famously battling problems with cocaine and heroin abuse during his tumultuous marriage to Whitney Houston, and he is now celebrating six years of sobriety.

Brown admits he was driven to confront his personal issues after becoming horrified by his erratic behavior when he watched scenes from his 2005 reality show Being Bobby Brown. He tells People magazine, "(The TV...
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Bobby Brown Says His Daughter 'Doesn't Do Drugs'

March 8th, 2011 11:32am EST
Bobby Brown
Singer Bobby Brown has slammed suggestions his teenage daughter is struggling with substance abuse issues, insisting the 18 year old "doesn't do" drugs.

Bobbi Kristina, whose mother is Whitney Houston, found herself at the center of a drug scandal last week when the National Enquirer obtained damning shots of a youngster alleged to be the teenager apparently taking cocaine at two different parties.

Kristina has since taken to her Twitter.com page to slam the reports, blaming an ex-boyfriend for setting her up to make it look as though she's indulging in drugs.

She wrote, "A former very...
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Bobby Brown Says Teenage Daughter 'Sings Better' Than Whitney Houston

March 7th, 2011 10:46pm EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown has tipped his teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina for big things in show business, insisting she "sings a little better" than her superstar mother Whitney Houston.

Bobbi Kristina, 18, has already expressed an interest in following in her famous parents' footsteps and breaking into the music industry, and Brown is convinced she has the whole package.

In an appearance on The View on Monday, Brown said, "She sings like a bird. She sings a little better than Whitney and she has my legs so (she can dance)..."

And the "My Prerogative" singer wants to team up with his daughter on recor...
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Whitney Houston's Daughter Furious Over Alleged Cocaine Photos

March 3rd, 2011 10:30pm EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's teenage daughter has slammed suggestions she's struggling with substance abuse after a tabloid published photos purportedly showing the teen snorting lines of cocaine.

Bobbi Kristina found herself at the center of a drug scandal on Wednesday when the National Enquirer obtained damning shots of a youngster alleged to be the celebrity offspring indulging in cocaine at two different parties.

Houston and Brown have both battled substance abuse in the past and the magazine suggested their 18-year-old kid had picked up the troubled stars' bad habits too.

An ex...
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Whitney Houston Reunites With Bobby Brown At His Mother's Funeral

February 1st, 2011 12:47pm EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston and her ex-husband Bobby Brown reunited in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday at the funeral of the R&B star's late mother.

The singing superstar sang at a remembrance service for her former mother-in-law, Carole Brown, who died on January 20.

Houston performed twice during the ceremony, singing gospel song "Precious Lord Take My Hand" and later joining in as Brown's New Edition bandmates sang "Never Would Have Made It," according to TMZ.com.

Houston divorced Brown in 2007 and they are parents to a teenage daughter.

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Rep: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown Did Not Stage An Intervention With Daughter

December 17th, 2010 8:38am EST
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Whitney Houston's publicist has been forced to deny rumors the singer and her ex-husband Bobby Brown had to stage an intervention to put a stop to their 17-year-old daughter's wild ways.

The National Enquirer alleged Bobbi Kristina had raised fears she would fall victim to the same addiction problems as her mum and dad after images of her partying hit the web.

The pictures reportedly prompted Houston to bring in a drug counselor to speak to the teen about the dangers of booze and illegal substances.

But a representative for Houston, who has battled with crack cocaine and cannabis habits,...
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Whitney Houston Dating Ray J Again?

November 15th, 2010 8:26am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has sparked speculation she's rekindled her romance with former boyfriend Ray J after they were spotted on a night out together in Atlanta, Georgia.

The singer dated the R&B star in 2007 following her divorce from Bobby Brown, but the on/off couple was alleged to have parted ways for good last year.

However, Houston sparked rumors she has reconciled with Ray J after the pair was snapped enjoying a night out at The Capital Grille restaurant on Thursday.

The couple was seen cozying up at the eatery before leaving together, reports the New York Daily News.

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Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown Not Back Together

November 6th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
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Whitney Houston's spokesperson has dismissed claims the singer has reconciled with ex-husband Bobby Brown.

The National Enquirer reported the two shared an "intimate" dinner last month, and "secretly renewed their romance" - even though Brown is engaged to marry girlfriend Alicia Etheridge.

But Houston's representative has denied the report, telling GossipCop.com the claims are "not even remotely accurate."

Brown divorced the singer in 2007 after a turbulent 15 year marriage, which saw the couple spiral into drug addiction.

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Man Who Rushed Yankee Field 'Obsessed With Cameron Diaz'

October 20th, 2010 9:52am EDT
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A man who rushed the field at New York's Yankee Stadium on Monday wanted to confront baseball star Alex Rodriguez about his relationship with Cameron Diaz, according to a new report.

Grim LeRogue - who legally changed his named from Joe Rogan - was tackled by security guards after running from the stands and on to the pitch during the Yankees game. According to the New York Post, the 33-year-old Bronx native was carrying photos of Rodriguez with an X drawn over his face, a gun pointed at his head and the message: "You have to go bud, you've ruined too many of our white queens."

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Bobby Brown Settles Child Support Dispute

June 26th, 2010 10:00am EDT
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Bobby Brown has settled a long-running legal battle with his ex-girlfriend over child support payments.

Whitney Houston's former husband was jailed for four days in 2007 for skipping payments to Kim Ward, the mother of two of his children, LaPrincia, 20, and Bobby, Jr., 19. Brown hit headlines again last year when a judge issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to attend a court hearing over accusations he owed Ward over $45,000. He settled the payment and subsequently filed legal papers asking for his $5,500 -a month installments to be reduced.

The singer, who claimed a change ...
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Tito Ortiz & Jenna Jameson Are Back Together & Hollywood's Other Dysfunctional Couples

May 11th, 2010 8:53am EDT
Jenna Jameson & Tito Ortiz
If you're like most Americans, Mother's Day can be a day for touching sentiment, love and over priced brunches. If you're Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson, it's apparently a day to show off your crazy and dysfunctional relationship. Just this past Sunday, Jameson and Ortiz were snapped walking hand in hand enjoying a beautiful Mother's day on the beach with their twin sons.

For those of you who can't keep up, Ortiz was arrested on April 26, but fast forward only a few short weeks to May 9, Mother's Day, and now the once alleged wife beater and prescription drug addict are back together and ...
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