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Lance Bass spearheading new Heel Hate initiative with Whitney's boots

March 6th, 2014 3:20am EST
Lance Bass
Former 'N Sync star Lance Bass is spearheading a new campaign to raise funds for gay rights groups by auctioning off stars' shoes and boots.

The pop star is promoting Heel Hate's initiative, which offers fans the chance to own footwear donated by Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres.

But Bass is convinced one pair of animal print ankle boots will outsell all other items - they once belonged to tragic diva Whitney Houston.

He explains, "She wore them on the cover of her single and in the video for I'm Your Baby Tonight. They're signed... She donated these just a few months before she pass...
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Bobby Brown didn't know about Bobbi Kristina's wedding

March 4th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown didn't know his daughter Bobbi Kristina got married.
The singer's daughter - who he had with the late Whitney Houston - secretly married her fiancé Nick Gordon last month despite controversy over their unconventional relationship, since Nick was raised as her brother when the late superstar took him into her home 12 years ago.
However, her dad has denied knowledge of the nuptials between the two.
Bobby was quizzed on the wedding and told gossip website TMZ: "No, she didn't get married."
He added: "If she says she is. I don't know about it."
Bobbi and Nick hope to prove the sce...
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20 Romantic Songs For Valentines Day

February 14th, 2014 10:30am EST
Whitney Houston
Ah, there’s nothing like Valentines Day, with love and romance in the air. But for the perfect Valentines Day date, you also need a soundtrack to match – gotta establish the lovin’ vibe, right? The prescription is ready my friends! Here are 20 romantic songs for V-Day.

Al Green

“Let’s Stay Together”

Most Romantic Lyric: “Oh let’s, let’s stay together / loving you whether, whether / Times are good or bad, happy or sad” (refrain)

Honestly, how can you go wrong with the Memphis soul of Al Green at any time, let alone Valentines Day? Before he became Rev. Al Green, his music oozed wi...
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Whitney Houston's former home up for sale

February 10th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Whitney Houston's former home is up for sale for $1.5 million.
The late singer - who died in February 2012 - had the New Jersey estate built 26 years ago for $2.7 million and the property, which is set on five acres, is now available at a cut price after being listed several times since her death.
Estate agent Gregory Taylor, who is selling the house - which is no longer owned by Whitney's estate - said: "It was on the market several times but there were some hiccups along the way.
"It was purchased from the estate and cleaned up. The current owner wishes to remain anonymous."
The realtor i...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown: 'My husband saved by life'

February 4th, 2014 3:10am EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has credited her new husband Nick Gordon for "saving her life" after the death of her mother.

Gordon, who Houston adopted when he was just 12 years old, and Brown exchanged vows in a secret ceremony last month (Jan14), and now the newlyweds are talking about the friendship-turned-romance.

Brown reveals she couldn't have imagined being with anyone else after her mother drowned in the bathtub of a Los Angeles hotel in February, 2012.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "He's saved my life through such an extremely difficult time. I was very, very lo...
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Bobbi Kristina wants big 'fairytale' wedding

February 3rd, 2014 4:20am EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown is planning a "fairytale" second wedding.
Whitney Houston's daughter secretly married her fiancé Nick Gordon earlier this month, despite controversy over their unconventional relationship since Nick was raised as her brother when the late superstar took him into her home 12 years ago.
The couple now hope to prove the sceptics wrong when they celebrate their commitment to one another for a second time with a big wedding later this year.
Bobbi told The Sun newspaper: "The criticism of our relationship only made us stronger. It lit a fire under our ass. We are officially m...
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Whitney Houston wanted daughter to marry 'brother'

January 30th, 2014 6:20pm EST
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Bobbi Kristina Brown claims Whitney Houston wanted her to marry Nick Gordon.
The late 'I Will Always Love You' singer's daughter announced she had secretly married her fiancé earlier this month, and says her mother - who died of accidental drowning in 2012 - would have supported the union, even though Nick was raised as her stepbrother.
Speaking on US TV's 'Extra', Bobbi, 20, said: "She wanted this. This is something she wanted to see."
Nick added: "[Whitney] just treated me like she gave birth to me. She treated me like a son. She made me promise several times to look after Krissy ... and...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown wants to start a family

January 22nd, 2014 1:20am EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown wants to start a family "as soon as possible".
The aspiring actress - the daughter of Bobby Brown and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston - married Nick Gordon, who was raised by the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker from the age of 12, earlier this month and her family are said to be unhappy with their future plans.
A source told Grazia magazine: "They want to have a baby as soon as possible. After a tough few years, Bobbi wants a happy ending. But her grandmother is beside herself with worry."
Bobbi's grandmother, Whitney's mother Cissy, is said to find their relationshi...
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Arsenio Hall moved to tears by Whitney Houston impersonation

January 16th, 2014 3:20am EST
Whitney Houston
Funnyman Arsenio Hall fought back tears during a taped U.S. TV chat with actress Tika Sumpter on Wednesday (15Jan14) when she started talking about his late friend Whitney Houston.

The actress, who played the tragic singer's onscreen daughter in her final film Sparkle, was promoting her new TV series Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots on Hall's show when the interview turned to her memories of working with Houston.

She said, "Whitney was everything. You'd be sitting in a corner, and I'd be just kind of quiet, they'd be changing for the set-up and she's like, 'You OK, baby? Who do I nee...
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Whitney Houston's mother is furious

January 12th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's mother is furious that the late singer's daughter has tied the knot.
The 'Greatest Love of All' hitmaker's only child Bobbi Kristina Brown recently insisted she had secured her grandmother Cissy Houston's blessing before she married her long-time beau, Nick Gordon, last week, but friends close to Cissy have admitted she had no idea about their wedding in Atlanta, Georgia, before it took place.
A Houston family insider told gossip website TMZ.com that Cissy was p***ed when she found out the couple, who were raised as brother and sister after Whitney informally adopted Nick ...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown got grandmother's blessing

January 11th, 2014 12:40pm EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown got her grandmother's blessing before she married Nick Gordon.
The daughter of the late Whitney Houston tied the knot with her long-term beau, 24, who was informally adopted by the legendary singer at the age of 12, earlier this week but is planning a much bigger ceremony in 2015 to celebrate with their family, including Whitney's mother Cissy Houston.
Asked if she got permission from her grandmother, who questioned whether Nick was good enough for Bobbi in an open letter last year, before getting married, the 20-year-old star told gossip website TMZ.com: "Yes, I did. ...
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Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Is 'Happily Married'

January 10th, 2014 12:57pm EST
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Bobbi Kristina Brown is officially a married woman. Whitney Houston's daughter, 20, announced the news on Twitter, showing a photo of her and husband Nick Gordon's hands sporting wedding bands.

"@nickdgordon #HappilyMarried SO#Inlove if you didn't get it the first time that is," she wrote.

The relationship has caused some controversy with some claiming that Gordon, now 24, was adopted by Houston at age 12. The pair did grow up together, but Brown claims Gordon was never officially adopted by her mother.

She wrote previously on Facebook: "Yes, me and Nick are engaged. I'm tired of hearing...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown is 'happily married' to Nick Gordon

January 10th, 2014 4:20am EST
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown has married her long-term love Nick Gordon.
The daughter of the late Whitney Houston appears to have tied the knot with her 24-year-old fiancé, with whom she has shared a sibling-style bond since he was informally adopted by the legendary singer at the age of 12.
She proudly informed her Twitter followers on Thursday (01.09.14): "#HappilyMarried So #Inlove if you didn't get it the first time that is. (sic)"
The excited 20-year-old star accompanied the message with a picture of her and Nick's hands, showing off their wedding bling.
Bobbi and Nick announced their engagem...
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Enrique Iglesias remembers Whitney Houston

December 17th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias paid tribute to Whitney Houston at an event on Friday night (12.13.13).
The 'Escape' hitmaker, who is in a long-term relationship with former Russian tennis star, Anna Kournikova, gushed about being "inspired" by the late 'Greatest Love Of All' singer, who died in February 2011, during a Q&A with his fans at an Atlantico rum-hosted Gilt City New York event at Tenjune.
A source told People.com that the 38-year-old Latin heartthrob, who recorded the duet 'Could I Have This Kiss Forever' with Whitney in 2000, was initially in good spirits but turned sentimental when he starte...
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Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston clothing items up for auction

December 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EST
Michael Jackson
Priceless collectibles from the vaults of late celebrities Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are set to hit the auction block in Los Angeles this weekend (07-08Dec13).

Officials at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills are selling off items such as the sparkly Billie Jean glove the King of Pop wore during rehearsals for shows in the late 1980s, his Swarovski jacket from a 1997 Life magazine cover featuring his son Prince as a baby and the dress Whitney Houston stunned in at the 1986 Grammy Awards.

The jacket could fetch up to $300,000 (GBP200,000) and the dress is expected to go under the...
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Mary J. Blige gave up alcohol after Whitney's death

November 29th, 2013 6:20am EST
Mary J. Blige
Whitney Houston's death made Mary J. Blige quit alcohol.
The 'Be Without You' songstress says her close pal's death in February 2012 had such a profound effect on her she began contemplating her own mortality and gave up drinking in a bid to boost her health.
She said: "I was at her funeral [and] being that close to someone you loved so dearly, in a coffin, it freaked me out. It made me realize the importance of my own life.
"I didn't stop overnight, it was a process. I feel great right now. I have more clarity, more focus, more patience. And I lost weight. When you stop drinking it flies o...
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Eminem to appear at MTV EMAs

November 9th, 2013 1:50pm EST
Eminem
Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow (11.10.13).
The rapper has been confirmed to attend the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is due to be presented with the Global Icon Award.
The 'Lose Yourself' hitmaker - who is also rumoured to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Bruce Gilmer from MTV said: "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man, has sold over 80 million records.
"I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and uniq...
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Eminem to appear at MTV EMAs

November 9th, 2013 11:40am EST
Eminem
Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow (11.10.13).
The rapper has been confirmed to attend the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is due to be presented with the Global Icon Award.
The 'Lose Yourself' hitmaker - who is also rumoured to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Bruce Gilmer from MTV said: "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man, has sold over 80 million records.
"I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and uniq...
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Whitney Houston waxwork launches in London

October 21st, 2013 10:20am EDT
Whitney Houston
A new wax figure of Whitney Houston has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London.
The famous visitor attraction enlisted the help of a full gospel choir to unveil the wax figure earlier today (21.10.13), which was created in the iconic singer's honour following her death in February 2012.
The figure - one of four embodying the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker at various stages of her career - is inspired by Whitney's appearance in the promotional art for her 2009 comeback album 'I Look to You' and sees her adorned in a stunning floor-length gown with her arms outstretched.
The commemorat...
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Jordin Sparks: 'Whitney Houston was amazing on Sparkle set'

October 14th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Whitney Houston
Jordin Sparks recalls a magical moment with her late movie mum whenever she's felling low, because Whitney Houston made her feel special on the set of their film Sparkle.

The singer gives Houston full credit for giving her the confidence she needed for her film debut, revealing she even showed up on set on her day off to give her co-star a boost.

In an interview with Queen Latifah on her U.S. daytime talk show, Sparks says, "It was my first role and it was a lot to take on - I was scared. I was like, 'Please God, please let me not suck'.

"But when we were shooting the final scene, and I...
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Detective Accused Of Ogling Whitney Houston's Dead Body

September 19th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Whitney Houston
A police officer claims he was was stripped of privileges and his position after complaining about a superior's conduct on the day of Whitney Houston's death. The cop is now launching a legal battle against his former bosses.

According to former SWAT sergeant Brian Weir, Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall made "inappropriate comments" about the pop star after purportedly removing a sheet covering her body when she was taken out of a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills in February, 2012.

Weir claims Nutall said Houston "looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state," and added,...
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Police officer sparks legal spat over comments about Whitney Houston's body

September 18th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Whitney Houston
A Beverly Hills police officer has launched a legal battle against his former bosses alleging he was stripped of privileges and position for complaining about a superior's conduct on the day of Whitney Houston's death.

Former SWAT sergeant Brian Weir claims Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall made "inappropriate comments" about Houston after allegedly removing a sheet covering her body after it was removed from a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The singer had died of accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors, hours before, in February , 2012...
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Grandma urges Whitney Houston's little girl not to rush into marriage

August 1st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's mother has reached out to the tragic singer's daughter in a heartfelt open letter, urging the 20 year old to rethink her marriage plans.

Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown fell out after the gospel singer wrote a book about her daughter, which her granddaughter called "disrespectful" - and now they rarely speak.

Cissy is now trying to mend her relationship with Brown by offering her relationship advice in the form of a letter she has released to media outlets.

In the statement, grandma hopes the 20 year old will one day read her book, Remembering Whitney, and "under...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Leaves Nasty Note For Neighbors After Moving Out Of Apartment, Says She Wasn't Evicted

June 6th, 2013 2:35pm EDT
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown left a nasty goodbye note to a couple of her neighbors after moving out of her Alpharetta, Georgia, apartment earlier this week.

The reality TV star and fiance Nick Gordon (who her late mother Whitney Houston unofficially adopted when he was 11) were reportedly evicted from the apartment after their downstairs neighbors, Joshua Morse and his wife, had filed more than 10 noise complaints.

But Brown used her twitter page to say she wasn't evicted and moved out voluntarily -- and that the neighbors were the real problem.

"Awoke2CrazyNeighborStory ha Those pplR (people a...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Gets Booted From Her Georgia Apartment

June 5th, 2013 9:28pm EDT
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has reportedly been evicted from her Georgia apartment.

Following multiple noise complaints from their neighbor Joshua Morse, Brown and her boyfriend Nick Gordon were allegedly given the boot from their rented property. Bobby Kristina's boyfriend Gordon, for those that don't know, was also informally adopted by Whitney Houston when he was 12.

Following the eviction, Brown left a wonderful note of "thanks" for her now former neighbor. 

The message, which Morse posted on his Facebook.com page, reads:

"Thanks...

You are s**t at the bottom ...
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Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing To Remove Passenger Singing Whitney Houston Song

May 14th, 2013 3:37pm EDT
The Bodyguard
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York had to make an emergency stop in Kansas City, Missouri, last week because one of the passengers wouldn't stop singing Whitney Houston's famous song from the film The Bodyguard, "I Will Always Love You.

According to the airline, a "very unruly" woman had to be escorted off the plane by police in Kansas City for refusing to stop singing Houston's song over and over throughout the flight.

"The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew," said Kansas City Airport spokesman Joe McBride....
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Released FBI File On Whitney Houston Details Extortion, Obsessed Fans

March 4th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Whitney Houston
The FBI has released their files on late singer Whitney Houston, revealing the agency's investigations related to the star.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI released a 128-page file detailing events such as Houston's claims she was being extorted. FOX News reports that a friend of the singer threatened that they would go to the media with personal information if she did not pay to keep it a secret. The information is heavily redacted in the file, and the FBI concluded no actual extortion occurred.

Also in the file was the investigation of 79 letters an obsessive ...
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Mary J. Blige: 'Whitney Houston's Death Really Affected Me'

February 11th, 2013 4:25pm EST
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige turned to God to help her battle her drinking problem in the wake of Whitney Houston's death a year ago.
 
The self-confessed born-again Christian admits the 2012 tragedy hit her hard and made her realize once and for all it was time to seek spiritual help in an effort to cut out her binge drinking.
 
She tells Los Angeles Confidential magazine, "I didn't want to go to rehab. I believe that anything man himself can do for me, God can do in a greater way. I decided to pray and to seek God on my own. I just stayed in the Word. And it worked."
 
Blige admits she struggled with...
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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl And Brandy Remember Whitney Houston

February 11th, 2013 10:08am EST
Whitney Houston
Dave Grohl and singer Brandy are among the stars who have paid tribute to Whitney Houston on the first anniversary of her death.

The music world was sent into mourning after the legendary singer drowned in the bath tub at her Beverly Hills hotel suite on the eve of the Grammy Awards on 11 February last year.
 
A host of famous faces have spoken out to remember the tragic superstar, with Grohl praising her "as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time".
 
He adds to The Hollywood Reporter, "Not only did she sell 800 bazillion (sic) records, but she's (an) amazing singer."
 
R&B singer...
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Clive Davis Planning Whitney Houston Tribute For Pre-Grammy Party

February 9th, 2013 8:30am EST
Whitney Houston
Music mogul Clive Davis is planning a special tribute to honor Whitney Houston at his pre-Grammy Awards party a year after her death.

The pop superstar was found dead in her bath tub at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 11, 2012 just hours before Davis' annual bash was due to kick off downstairs.

The tragedy marred last year's party, but organizers are going ahead with the 2013 gala at the same venue on Saturday night.

Davis has now confirmed the event will open with a poignant tribute to Houston, telling People.com, "(I am) going to do something to remind...
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