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New York premiere of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

Magic Johnson, Earlitha Kelly and Elisa Johnson - New York premiere of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

Magic Johnson, Earlitha Kelly and Elisa Johnson

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" New York Premiere

Magic Johnson - "Kingsman: The Secret Service" New York Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

Elisa Johnson, Magic Johnson and Cookie Johnson
Elisa Johnson, Magic Johnson and Cookie Johnson

Vigil for Bobbi Kristina Brown will Be Open to the Public


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As Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to fight for her life at Emory University Hospital, her family remains at her side in a solemn vigil. On Sunday, Cissy Houston was spotted heading in, as was family friend Tyler Perry.

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Tyler Perry reportedly attended Brown at her bedside.

Another friend, Magic Johnson, called attention to Brown at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday, by asking for 10 seconds of silence in Brown’s honour.

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The Stars Come Out At The Whitney Houston Biopic Première [Photos]


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It would probably be an understatement to say that Whitney Houston was a beloved musician. The singer, actress and model has been often hailed as the most awarded musician of all time, and whether you listen to her songs as part of the soundtrack for a critically-polarising movie or while dancing the year away on 31st December each year, Houston is still the only artist to have seven consecutive top charting singles.

Yolanda Ross, Deborah Cox, Angela Bassett, Yaya DaCosta, Suzzanne Douglas and Arlen Escarpeta at the 'Whitney' premiere (credit Angela Weiss - Getty Images)
Yolanda Ross, Deborah Cox, Angela Bassett, Yaya DaCosta, Suzzanne Douglas and Arlen Escarpeta at the 'Whitney' premiere (credit Angela Weiss - Getty Images)

In the upcoming Lifetime biopic, 'Whitney', the life of the performer and her relationship with husband Bobby Brown, is charted from the days of her humble church choir beginnings up until her tragic death from a combination of heart failure and drowning at the guest room of The Beverly Hilton. Coincidently, just a few blocks away from the site of her death stands The Paley Centre for Media - the site of the premiere for 'Whitney'.

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Premiere of Lifetime's 'Whitney'

Magic Johnson - Premiere of Lifetime's 'Whitney' at The Paley Center for Media - Arrivals at Paley Center - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015

Cookie Johnson Trunk Show

Jr Johnson and Magic Johnson - Images from wife of Magic Johnson Cookie Johnson's Trunk Show held at Kyle By Alene Too in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014

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Jr Johnson and Magic Johnson
Jr Johnson and Magic Johnson
Jr Johnson, Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson
Jr Johnson, Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson

9th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism €‹Fundraiser - Inside

9th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism €‹Fundraiser - Inside

Rodney Peete, Holly Robinson Peete and Magic Johnson
Rodney Peete, Holly Robinson Peete and Magic Johnson
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Justin Timberlake Thanked Everyone In His Billboard Speech. EXCEPT Donald Sterling


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When Justin Timberlake won the Top Artist honor at Sunday’s Billboard awards, he was very generous with his “hank you” messages. In fact, he thanked everyone – everyone, except disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Last week, Sterling made a half-hearted apology for his offensive comments from last month. His sincerity was eroded somewhat by the fact that he dissed Magic Johnson in the process.

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JT dropped a truth bomb at the Billboard Awards Sunday.

Apparently hoping to divert attention from his own PR blunders, Sterling said in his CNN interview: “Well, what kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything.”

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Trebek's 'Magic Johnson' Reaction on Jeopardy! is Priceless [Video]


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Alex Trebek is a Canadian man. Alex Trebek is a sports-fan. Alex Trebek knows who Magic Johnson is, and more importantly, who Wayne Gretzky Is. All of this means the Jeopardy! host wasn't impressed with a contestant who gave a comically incorrect on the game-show this week.

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The clue was: '100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.' Of course the answer is Wayne Gretzky. The contestant's answer was Magic Johnson, the NBA basketball star. 

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Arsenio Hall Finally Returns To Late Night Chat After 19 Years Away


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Arsenio Hall is back! It's been 19 years since the comic last dominated the late night viewing slot with his popular combination of chat and music and after a hiatus lasting nearly two decades, he is back to reclaim his place among the elites of the chat show circuit.

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Arsenio Hall is back on late night TV

The 57-year-old former TV regular, whose late night shows famously included a sax-playing Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson's revelation that he suffers from the AIDs virus, will get a second chance at becoming a talk show mainstay again this Monday, 9 September, when he begins his run on The Arsenio Hall Show on syndicated television. It's been a lengthy stay away from the front of a camera, but it is a break that Arsenio has no regrets over and one that he feels he can return from with a bang.

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Sean Sasser, AIDS Activist And 'Real World: San Francisco' Cast Member, Dies Aged 44


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Sean Sasser, who featured in the reality show The Real World: San Francisco, has died aged 44. Sasser was featured on the show owing to his relationship with primary cast member Pedro Zamora. 

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David "Puck" Rainey who starred on The Real World: San Francisco with Sasser's partner Pedro Zamora. Photographed with his son at the 2010 'Reality Bash' in L.A.

Sasser was HIV positive and died of a rare lung cancer, mesothelioma. This cancer, according to Queerty, has been linked to the weakened immune systems of those suffering from HIV.

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Magic Johnson Opens Up About His Gay Son; Has No Problems With His Life Choices


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For Magic Johnson, knowing his son was gay didn't cause him any discomfort, dissatisfaction or disappointment because he was proud of his middle child no matter what his sexual preferences are or any other nagging issues he may have had. Magic Johnson is a good man but unfortunately much of the rest of the world consists of many unsavoury and prejudiced individuals and for this reason we can understand why he would have wanted to keep his son's sexuality out of the public spotlight.

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Magic Johnson has set an example that others must follow if homophobia is to be eradicated from sport

Earlier this week, celebrity gossipers TMZ posted a video of EJ Johnson holding hands with his suspected boyfriend, making his sexuality public knowledge. In the midst of the media attention now surrounding his son, Magic sat down with TMZ to discuss his son's sexuality and during the discussions it became clear that Magic has absolutely no problems with his son's lifestyle as he announced that he backs his son's choices 100%. Magic spoke at length about the difficulties his son faced before coming out eight years ago, as EJ was ruing the potential reaction from his father. He said, "He really wanted to make sure I was OK. He wasn't worried about his mom. … I think he was worried about what would I think. Am I going to change toward him or something like that."

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Magic Johnson Sets An Example for All Sports By Fully Supporting His Gay Son


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It’s not every day a sporting legend has the chance to fully support equality when it comes to sexuality, so when Magic Johnson’s son, E.L Johnson III, decided to hide his sexuality no longer, it was delightful to see Magic’s response.

"I told him, 'Hey, we are here to support you, man. We're going to love you no matter who you are, what you do. We just want you to love yourself,' " the NBA legend, 53, tells TMZ in a video. Like most sports, basketball won’t be ready for an openly gay player in a long time, but Magic’s status in the game mean his attitudes will cause ripples amongst the game. Lovely, open-minded, liberal ripples. “I love E.J. so much, that's my main man," Magic says. "I think he really wanted to be out. But he was torn. ... He just didn't know how. He just said, 'This is my moment. This is my time. I'm happy to share with the world who I am.' And I said, 'Go, E.J., go.' " He adds: "This is a good moment for us as a family, and a greater moment for him. Now he's just the bubbly kid we knew again. ... I'm behind him a million percent. This is really wonderful for him."

Since learning that he was HIV positive in the 90s, Magi has made great strides in creating awareness about the disease, which included a close relationship with the gay community.

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Magic Johnson Supports His Gay Son, But Why Should Anyone Be Surprised?


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So Magic Johnson’s son is gay and the media might care, but Magic sure doesn’t. The basketball veteran stands firmly behind his son in every way. 20-year-old Earvin Johnson recently came out to the media and the public and has since been photographed holding hands with his boyfriend. And while the gossip mill might be eagerly churning, good ol’ Magic is not bothered by the ultra-masculine stereotypes of his sport and is instead fully supportive of his son. "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way," the Lakers legend and current Dodgers owner said.

"We're very proud of him." And good on them. Johnson has been voicing his support for LGBT rights for a long time. In 2011, he made the following statement: "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way," the Lakers legend and current Dodgers owner said.

"We're very proud of him." He is very actively working to break those stereotypes in a number of ways, including putting in his support for the repeal of California’s infamous Proposition 8, which explicitly bans same sex marriage in the state. 

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A Week In News: Finding Nemo Sequel, Magic Johnson's Son and Diana In Drag?


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Nemo's Back! Great news this week for fans of Finding Nemo, Pixar's smash-hit animation featuring the voices of and Albert Brooks. Yep, you guessed it, a sequel has been announced and will hit cinemas in 2015. 'Finding Dory' will focus on DeGeneres' character, though Pixar promises plenty of new faces!

Klum's Close Call: Sticking on the subject of the ocean, it was a close call for Heidi Klum in Hawaii this week when son Henry was dragged into a dangerous riptide. Luckily, the youngster is a strong swimmer and managed to claw his way back onto dry land. Phew!

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Magic Johnson

Date of birth

14th August, 1959

Occupation

Sportsman

Sex

Male

Height

2.06