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Whitney Houston's Mother Cissy To Write Tell-All Book

April 27th, 2012 9:12am EDT
Cissy Houston
Whitney Houston's mother is writing a tell-all book about her late daughter's life, according to a report.

Cissy Houston, who published her own memoir, How Sweet the Sound, in 1998, met with publishers at the St. Regis Hotel in New York this week to negotiate the release of the tome, according to the New York Times.

Houston, 78, is reportedly aiming to set the record straight about the superstar's troubled life and her death at the age of 48 in February, while one publishing executive told the newspaper, "She (Houston) said, 'There are so many lies out there and I want to dispel all of ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Explains Her Lindsay Lohan Tirade

April 26th, 2012 8:29am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has defended her comments about Lindsay Lohan landing the part of Elizabeth Taylor, insisting she wants the star to be at her best before returning to work.

The outspoken TV host slammed Lifestyle network producers' decision to cast the Mean Girls actress as the late Hollywood icon, saying, "The last thing she did good (was when) she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."

Lohan responded to the criticism, insisting she was shocked to be on the receiving end of O'Donnell's rant, because she ...
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6 Celebrities Winning The Battle Against Drugs & Alcohol

April 16th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Angelina Joile
Overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is never easy, and can be extremely difficult to deal with when you’re in the public eye. Despite the fame and fortune many celebrities' lives have fallen apart right in front of our eyes, due to their battles. And most recently we sadly said goodbye to one of the best voices of all-time, Whitney Houston, because of her struggles with addiction.

Although the battle continues to be an ongoing one for many in Hollywood, there are some who seem to have made it to the otherside. And in lieu of alcohol awareness month, I decided to put together a list of si...
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Q&A: 'The Client List' Star Naturi Naughton: 'There Are So Many Things I Want To Do'

April 8th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Naturi Naughton
Lifetime's The Client List premieres tonight (10 PM ET/PT). You've seen the saucy ads of Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley Parks, who works at a day spa that has a little something extra going on. But she's not the only one who's a part of the story.

I recently caught up with singer/actress Naturi Naughton, who co-stars with Hewitt in the Lifetime original series, to ask her about her role in the new show, her experience coming off the similarly sexy The Playboy Club, and her other aspirations.

What was the moment when you decided on an entertainment career?

I was pretty young when I decid...
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Autopsy Reveals Whitney Houston Was Found Face Down In Bathtub

April 5th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Whitney  Houston
Whitney Houston's assistant found the tragic soul star "lying face down" in a bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel, according to the newly-released full autopsy report linked to the singer's death.

Released on Wednesday, the official findings also offer up details of the drugs found in the Los Angeles hotel room at the time of Houston's death on February 11.

The L.A. County coroner has already ruled that Houston's passing was an accidental drowning with the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" as contributing factors as part of a preliminary report releas...
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Whitney Houston Auction Raises $80,000

April 1st, 2012 9:42am EDT
Whitney Houston
A collection of Whitney Houston memorabilia has raised more than $80,000, nearly two months after the singer's tragic death.

The lots on offer included a bustier worn onstage by the superstar, who died in February, which fetched $18,750 at the auction held in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday.

A pair of pearl earrings worn by Houston in her hit movie The Bodyguard went for $2,812, while a vest she sported in the film made $3,437.

Other items sold in the Julien's Auctions sale included dresses and other clothing. More Houston collectibles, including 30 of her gowns, will be auctioned ...
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Cissy Houston Opens Up About Daughter Whitney

March 31st, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's grieving mother has broken her silence about her daughter's death in a taped TV chat with a New Jersey news crew.

Cissy Houston's first public interview since the February 11 tragedy will air on My9's 10 O'Clock News on Monday.

Conducted at the Newark church where Houston's funeral was held, the 78-year-old gospel singer admits she has a long way to go before she can get on with her life after losing her daughter, explaining, "I have my moments. I'm not there yet... If I could bring her back I would, but that's not possible.

"My children are my whole life. She was very ...
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Elton John: 'I'm Sure I Did As Much Cocaine As Whitney Houston'

March 29th, 2012 10:17pm EDT
Elton John
Elton John is convinced he would have died a premature and tragic death like superstar Whitney Houston if he didn't quit his drug habit when he did.

Houston, who had a long history of drug abuse, was found in her Los Angeles hotel room bathtub on February 11. Her death was recently ruled an accidental drowning, combined with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use.

The Rocket Man admits the tragedy really hit home for him because had been heading down a similar path of self-destruction when he finally managed to face up to his problems and turn his back on illegal substances in 1990....
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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 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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Family 'Saddened' By Whitney Houston's Toxicology Results

March 23rd, 2012 9:24am EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's family has expressed its sadness after learning the soul superstar died from accidental drowning.

The hitmaker, who had a long history with drug abuse, was found submerged in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite on February 11.

An autopsy proved inconclusive and a cause of death was deferred pending toxicology results, which were released by the Los Angeles County Coroner on Thursday.

The official ruled Houston's death accidental, but noted that she also suffered from the affects of heart disease and cocaine use, while traces of prescription drugs including Xanax ...
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Own Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' On Blu-ray March 27

March 23rd, 2012 7:17am EDT
The Bodyguard
Less than two months after Whitney Houston's death, Warner Bros. is releasing "The Bodyguard" on Blu-ray. The film celebrates its 20th anniversary on its Blu-ray release on March 27.

When musical superstar Rachel Marron (Houston) begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire protection. Enter Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Farmer still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin J...
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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...
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Ray J's Rep: 'There Is No Whitney Houston Sex Tape'

March 21st, 2012 4:06pm EDT
Ray J
A representative for singer Ray J has slammed reports suggesting the R&B star is in possession of an explicit sex tape featuring his on/off girlfriend Whitney Houston, insisting the footage does not exist.

Sources have told editors at Star magazine the One Wish singer, who notoriously filmed a lovemaking session with his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, documented his trysts with Houston on camera and now has a stash of X-rated photos and videos of the late soul legend in the bedroom.

The tabloid suggests a member of the Houston family has since reached out to Ray J, begging him to keep th...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Not Engaged To Her Adopted Brother

March 19th, 2012 9:12pm EDT
Bobbi Kristina
A representative for Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has dismissed reports suggesting the teenager is engaged to her 'adopted brother'.

Family sources have been releasing statements to the media about the teen's alleged romance with Nick Gordon, who Houston informally adopted when he was 12, with some insiders suggesting the two are planning to wed.

But, despite recent photos and video footage that show Gordon and Bobbi Kristina holding hands and kissing, a rep for the teenager insists there are no marriage plans.

The spokesperson tells UsMagazine.com, "Bobbi Kristina is ...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Engaged?

March 15th, 2012 1:12pm EDT
Bobbi Kristina
Reports claim that Bobbi Kristina Brown is engaged to her "adopted brother" Nick Gordon. Star Magazine reports that Nick proposed to the daughter of recently deceased Whitney Houston recently, and she said yes.

"Nick proposed to Krissy on March 10, and she said yes," a source told Star. "Krissy said Nick is the only person she trusts in the world. They have a very deep connection."

Gordon is a longtime family friend that is known as Bobbi's "adopted brother," although they are not legally related. Whitney took him in after his father was imprisoned and his mother could not care for him...
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Dionne Warwick Believes Whitney Houston Died From A Heart Attack

March 13th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Dionne Warwick
Soul icon Dionne Warwick is convinced her cousin Whitney Houston died from a heart attack.

The I Will Always Love You singer was found dead in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite on February 11th, hours before she was scheduled to attend mentor and friend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys party.

An autopsy proved inconclusive and the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology reports, but Warwick believes she already knows how the superstar died.

She tells Entertainment Tonight, "You know, in all honesty, I think she had a heart attack; that's what I think happened to he...
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Oprah's Whitney Houston Special Gives Her Network Best Ratings

March 12th, 2012 8:14pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with Whitney Houston's daughter and sister-in-law/manager has given the media mogul's OWN TV network its biggest ratings.

More than 3.5 million people tuned in to watch the 90-minute cable TV special on Sunday night.

During the chat at Patricia Houston's Atlanta, Georgia home, Oprah landed the first interview with teenager Bobbi Kristina since her mother died.

The special aired on the one-month anniversary of Houston's death.
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Whitney Houston's Sister-In-Law: 'She Was Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places'

March 12th, 2012 8:54am EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's sister-in-law has opened up about the tragic star's on/off romance with R&B star Ray J, insisting the singer was looking for love "in all the wrong places."

In a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Sunday night, Houston's manager Patricia, who is the wife of the late superstar's brother Gary, confessed she never approved of the singer's relationship with singer Brandy's sibling.

She said, "I saw her chasing a dream... the dream that she was chasing was younger, in my opinion a young man that's thriving and loved to be out and about."

However, Houst...
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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 ...
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Ray J Going Through 'Tough Time' Over Whitney Houston's Death

March 11th, 2012 10:23am EDT
Ray J
R&B star Ray J used a charity drive appearance on Friday to express his devastation over the death of his on/off girlfriend Whitney Houston, admitting he treasures a picture of the star he keeps on his phone.

The singer began dating the "I Will Always Love You" legend in 2007 after her divorce from husband Bobby Brown, but the couple split in 2009.

They enjoyed a sporadic love affair during 2010, and were linked together again in the months leading up to Houston's death in February.

He made an appearance in Los Angeles to give out gifts to young kids involved in the Brotherhood Crusade a...
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'Glee' Planning An 'Amazing' Whitney Houston Tribute?

March 9th, 2012 2:44pm EST
Glee
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is planning an all-Whitney Houston episode to pay tribute to the late star, according to reports.

The producer/director paid homage to the tragic superstar with a note at the end of the Glee episode which aired the week after the singer's February 11th death - and featured Amber Riley's pitch perfect rendition of Houston's I Will Always Love You signature tune.

And now he's planning to showcase eight of the soul star's hits in an episode that will revolve around Houston's music, according to Eonline.com.

A source tells the website the show will use the music "...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Top 13 Sing Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston

March 8th, 2012 9:38am EST
AMERICAN IDOL: Phillip Phillips performs
Last night was ‘American Idol’s’ 400th show, and in honor of that, I’m going to list the top 400 contestants of all time. In order.

No. That’s not going to happen. But I am wondering where this cast of characters fits in with the other contestant pools from year’s past. There’s kind of a smattering of everything here. You’ve got some soul, some country, some rock/alternative, a nice mix. Normally we’ve seen a lot of pop or rock or something as a bit of a theme throughout the contestants. This year, it’s almost a clash of styles as much as it is singers. Something I think will be very inter...
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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...
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Sister Claims Jermaine Jackson Had An Affair With Whitney Houston

March 6th, 2012 8:40am EST
Jermaine Jackson
La Toya Jackson has confirmed her brother Jermaine briefly romanced Whitney Houston when she was starting out as a singer.

Jermaine Jackson and Houston grew close as they worked together in the studio in the mid-1980s, and Jermaine revealed in his autobiography that he had to put his feelings for the young star to one side for the sake of his marriage.

But now sister La Toya reveals they were more than just feelings.

Appearing on TV show "The Talk" on Monday, she explained, "In all due respect, I think Jermaine wrote that in his book to protect Whitney... He has admitted that they had an...
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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...
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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...
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Rihanna Wears Studded Shorts, Thigh-High Boots & Weird Denim Ensemble

February 29th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Rihanna
We spotted Rihanna leaving her hotel to record a TV show wearing a denim shirt, denim shorts with metal studs, and knee high boots in London today.

The shirt she wrapped around her waist is inexplicably hanging out through her shorts. Is she trying to start a new trend? It's one we definitely won't follow.

A rep for Clive Davis has shot down reports that the pop star is being considered to play Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic. The music mogul is not even considering a film at this time.

Rihanna recently made headlines for releasing a duet with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on her X-rate...
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TV Ratings: Oscars Reign, But Can't Top Grammys

February 29th, 2012 11:55am EST
Meryl Streep
And the winner is…. The Oscars!

The 84th Annual Academy Awards was the top show of the week with 39.3 million viewers. The ceremony, which sported Billy Crystal as host and a surprise win for Meryl Streep, was up a tick from last year’s numbers. However, the show couldn’t top the unexpectedly stellar performance of the Grammys a couple of weeks ago. That show likely benefitted from Whitney Houston’s sudden passing and Adele’s surging popularity.

The Academy Awards propelled ABC to a rare weekly ratings win, with an average of 10.68 million. That was enough to top CBS (10.06 million), FOX ...
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Neither Rihanna Nor Jennifer Hudson Tapped To Play Whitney Houston

February 29th, 2012 8:41am EST
Rihanna
A representative for music mogul Clive Davis has shot down reports he has shortlisted Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna to portray late superstar Whitney Houston in a rumored biopic.

Davis, who discovered the soul singer and mentored her throughout her career, was allegedly planning to make Houston's life the subject of a new big screen film following her tragic death earlier this month.

A Daily Mail report on Monday stated Davis "wants to get a script finalised as soon as possible so filming can begin", with Rihanna and Hudson - who paid tribute to Houston at the Grammy Awards - were "in the r...
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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...
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