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Bobby Brown To Release First Solo Album In 15 Years

May 9th, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Bobby Brown
R&B star Bobby Brown is preparing to release his first solo album in 15 years next month.

The New Edition singer has been writing and recording The Masterpiece since 2007 and he treated fans to new tracks Damaged and Get Out The Way early last year.

However, he will finally unveil his latest work, the follow-up to 1997's Forever, on June 5th.

He says, "I simply wanted to create a body of work that will take listeners on a musical journey; the style of music that will allow people to get in touch with their highs and lows and their joys and pain of living through song."

"At the same t...

Bobby Brown Is 'Clean & Sober' But Has A Cocktail 'Occasionally'

May 4th, 2012 9:27am EDT
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown is refusing to let his recent arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) turn him off booze, insisting he will "have a cocktail" once his latest legal issue is resolved.

The New Edition singer, a father of five, was taken into custody in California in March after he was caught talking on his cell phone while behind the wheel.

He was booked for the phone violation, the DUI and the additional misdemeanour of driving on a suspended licence, but he reached a plea deal with prosecutors last week which saw him plead no contest to the DUI charge.

Brown was ordered to complete a 90...

Bobby Brown Lands Plea Deal In DUI Case

April 25th, 2012 6:14pm EDT
Bobby Brown
R&B bad boy Bobby Brown has been ordered to complete an alcohol awareness course after pleading no contest to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

Whitney Houston's ex-husband was arrested on March 26 after California police caught him talking on his cell phone behind the wheel.

He failed a field sobriety test and was hauled into custody, where he was booked for the phone violation, the DUI and the additional misdemeanor of driving on a suspended license.

Brown pleaded not guilty to the DUI count earlier this month and was due to attend a pre-trial hearing on May 16, but on Wed...

Bobby Brown Charged Over DUI Arrest

March 28th, 2012 10:36pm EDT
Bobby Brown
Troubled R&B star Bobby Brown is facing jail time again after he was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and driving with a suspended licence following his arrest on Monday.

Whitney Houston's ex-husband was taken into custody by police in Reseda, California after he was caught chatting on his cell phone while driving his car.

He failed a field sobriety test but his lawyer, Tiffany Feder, insisted that although Brown had been using his mobile, he had not been "driving erratically" prior to his arrest.

She added, "Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this...

Bobby Brown Busted For DUI

March 26th, 2012 7:22pm EDT
Bobby Brown
Troubled singer Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Whitney Houston's ex-husband was pulled over by police in Reseda, California on Monday after he was allegedly caught driving while chatting on his cell phone.

He was taken into custody and is being held in Van Nuys jail, reports

Cops have yet to reveal what substance Brown was believed to be under the influence of when he was arrested.

Brown, who has a history of drug abuse, was previously convicted for a DUI in 1996, for which he served eight days in jail.

The New Edition star has...

Whitney Houston Died From Accidental Drowning; Report Says Heart Disease & Cocaine Were Contributing Factors

March 22nd, 2012 6:30pm EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston died as a result of accidental drowning, in addition to the affects of heart disease and cocaine use, a coroner has ruled.

The soul superstar's body was found underwater in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite on February 11, hours before she was scheduled to attend mentor and friend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys party.

A number of prescription pills were found in Houston's room but an autopsy conducted the day after her passing proved inconclusive.

Houston's cause of death was deferred pending toxicology results, and the Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner...

Whitney Houston's Hairdresser Comforted Bobbi Kristina During Hotel Drama

March 11th, 2012 5:30pm EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's hairdresser was left to comfort the star's devastated teenage daughter after the singer was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel suite last month.

Tiffanie Dixon was heading to Houston's room at the Beverly Hilton to help her get ready for an appearance at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party on February11 when she saw the chaos in the suite and was asked to phone for help.

She tells America's Today show, "At that moment, all I could think about was, 'Find someone to help', 'cause I didn't know what was going on exactly at all. Everything just kind of happened so fast. I ...

Whitney Houston Leaves Entire Fortune To Daughter Bobbi Kristina

March 8th, 2012 9:11am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has left all of her personal belongings to her daughter Bobbi Kristina and the singer's fortune will be placed in trust for when the teen turns 21.

The pop superstar was found dead in the bathroom of her Los Angeles hotel suite last month and she was laid to rest a week later, and it has now been revealed that Bobbi Kristina, Houston's only child with ex-husband Bobby Brown, is the sole beneficiary of her mother's will, which was last amended in 2000.

The 19 year old will receive the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's furniture, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and car...

Oprah To Interview Bobbi Kristina Brown

March 5th, 2012 9:04am EST
Bobbi Kristina & Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's teenage daughter is set to open up to TV queen Oprah Winfrey in her first interview since the death of her superstar mom last month.

Bobbi Kristina, Houston's only child with New Edition star Bobby Brown, has agreed to sit down with Winfrey to tape an "intimate" TV special.

The 18 year old will share personal memories of her mother and address "rumors and speculation surrounding Houston's death", according to a press release.

She will be joined by the hitmaker's sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston and brother Gary Houston.

The interview is due to air on "Oprah's...

New Edition Bandmate Defends Bobby Brown

March 3rd, 2012 8:30am EST
Bobby Brown
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...

Bobby Brown's Sister Advises Bobbi Kristina 'Not To Trust Anyone'

February 29th, 2012 8:19am EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
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...

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 ...

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...

Whitney Houston: Inside Her Troubled Life & Tragic Death

February 19th, 2012 9:00am EST
Whitney Houston PEOPLE Magazine
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...

Family & Close Friends Attend Whitney Houston's Wake

February 18th, 2012 10:00am EST
Whitney Houston
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...

Bobby Brown: 'Bobbi Kristina Is Doing Much Better'

February 15th, 2012 1:18pm EST
Bobby Brown
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, "My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She...

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...

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, he says, ...

Bobby Brown On Whitney's Death: 'We Will Get Through This Tradegy As A Family'

February 13th, 2012 9:28am EST
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...

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 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...

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...

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 that the singer and reality TV star was "in and out...

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, 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...

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...

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, "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 ...

Bobby Brown's Father Dies

December 11th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Bobby Brown
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

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.

Bobby Brown Planning Reality TV Series About New Edition Comeback

October 16th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
Bobby Brown
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...

Flavor Flav & MC Hammer To Join Charlie Sheen At Insane Clown Posse Festival

July 7th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Flavor Flav
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.

Xzibit, ...

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...

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 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...