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12 Abusive Celebrity Relationships

8/20/2012 4:00pm EDT
Chris Brown & Rihanna
Even though her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up after the 2009 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has confessed she still cares for the hip hop star and that he's the love of her life.

Despite being famous, several celebrities have found themselves mixed up in abusive relationships. Check out our list of some of the worst...

Halle Berry has said an ex-boyfriend once hit her so hard she is still largely deaf in her left ear.

In 1998, Pamela Anderson's husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, was arrested for spousal abuse, child abuse, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Anderson filed fo...
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Bobby Brown Checks Into Rehab

8/15/2012 8:42am EDT
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown is in rehab in a bid to beat his addiction issues once and for all.

Alicia Etheridge, the soul singer's new wife, has confirmed reports suggesting the My Prerogative singer is seeking treatment.

He wed Etheridge, who is also his manager, in Hawaii in June.

Brown has tackled multiple addiction issues in his life, but reports suggest his rehab stint is related to ongoing alcohol issues. He was arrested for drunk driving in March, a month after his ex-wife Whitney Houston died.
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Bobby Brown's Wife Gushes About Hawaiian Wedding

6/20/2012 8:10am EDT
Bobby Brown & Alicia Etheridge
Bobby Brown and his new wife Alicia Etheridge "are the happiest couple in the world," the bride recently told RumorFix.com. The couple got married in Hawaii over the weekend after a two-year engagement.

She added, "(It was) the most special beautiful day with all our family and friends."

The New Edition singer and Alicia exchanged vows in Honolulu surrounded by friends and family, including their 3-year-old son Cassius and three of Brown's children from previous relationships. In an picture posted on image sharing website Instagram, the groom wears a red suit, white shirt and white Adida...
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Bobby Brown Ties The Knot In Hawaii

6/19/2012 12:39pm EDT
Bobby Brown
Singer Bobby Brown and his fiancée Alicia Etheridge wed in Honolulu, Hawaii on Monday.

The bride and groom walked down the aisle less than 24 hours after Brown performed a concert in the city with New Edition.

They were surrounded by family and friends including Brown's three children from previous relationships and the couple's three-year-old son Cassius.

In an picture posted on image sharing website Instagram, the groom is seen wearing a red suit, white shirt and white Adidas trainers which matched ring bearer Cassius' outfit.

The newlyweds got engaged in 2010 when Brown publicly ...
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Bobby Brown's Children Were 'Completely Oblivious' To His Drug Addiction Battle

5/26/2012 4:20pm EDT
Bobby Brown
R&B bad boy Bobby Brown was forced to sit his children down and open up about his alcohol and drug troubles as they came of age, because he didn't want them believing everything they read in the press.

The New Edition singer, a father of five, has long struggled with addiction issues and he has been arrested numerous times on charges including DUI.

However, the 43 year old insists he did his best to keep his personal battles a secret in a bid to protect his kids.

During a candid interview with three of his grown-up children on Today, which aired on Friday, the singer said, "You don't sub...
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Bobby Brown Debuts Song About Whitney Houston

5/17/2012 11:55pm EDT
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown has debuted an emotional new song dedicated to his ex-wife Whitney Houston, in which he admits he "messed up pretty bad" during their marriage.

The New Edition star performed the track "Don't Let Me Die" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday.

In the lyrics, the R&B singer opens up about the painful loss of Houston and his regrets about their tumultuous 15-year marriage, which ended in divorce in 2007.

He sang, "I guess I messed up pretty bad... I didn't know who you were... I didn't know what we had. Now I'm stuck living in the past... trying to get the pieces back.....
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Bobby Brown Performs 'Don't Let Me Die' For Whitney On Jay Leno

5/17/2012 1:42pm EDT
Bobby Brown -- Don't Let Me Die
Bobby Brown debuted a new song entitled “Don’t Let Me Die,” in memory of his late wife Whitney Houston on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. During his performance the singer expressed what seemed to be sincere emotions in lyrics about regrets and living in the past.

“I don’t know how to live without you. I need you here. I guess I messed up pretty bad. I didn’t know who you were. I didn’t know what we had. Now I’m stuck living in the past, trying to get the pieces back. But I guess now you’re gone,” sung the R&B singer.

The song will be on his forthcoming album The Masterpiece,...
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Bobby Brown To Release First Solo Album In 15 Years

5/9/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown Is 'Clean & Sober' But Has A Cocktail 'Occasionally'

5/4/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown Lands Plea Deal In DUI Case

4/25/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown Charged Over DUI Arrest

3/28/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown Busted For DUI

3/26/2012 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 TMZ.com.

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

3/22/2012 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...
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Whitney Houston's Hairdresser Comforted Bobbi Kristina During Hotel Drama

3/11/2012 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 ...
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Whitney Houston Leaves Entire Fortune To Daughter Bobbi Kristina

3/8/2012 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...
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Oprah To Interview Bobbi Kristina Brown

3/5/2012 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...
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New Edition Bandmate Defends Bobby Brown

3/3/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown's Sister Advises Bobbi Kristina 'Not To Trust Anyone'

2/29/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown Honors Whitney Houston At Post-Funeral Concert

2/19/2012 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

2/19/2012 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

2/19/2012 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...
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Family & Close Friends Attend Whitney Houston's Wake

2/18/2012 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...
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Bobby Brown: 'Bobbi Kristina Is Doing Much Better'

2/15/2012 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 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

2/15/2012 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'

2/13/2012 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'

2/13/2012 9:28am EST
Brown,_Bobby
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

2/12/2012 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

2/12/2012 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

2/12/2012 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

2/11/2012 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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