Bobbi Kristina Brown's father and aunt have been named her legal co-guardians.
Bobby Brown and Patricia Houston have been named co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobby Brown is Kristina's father and Patricia is her aunt. They will be responsible for making decisions on her medical care. A third party, Bedelia Hargrove, is in charge of Kristina's financial affairs. The news was announced by the Brown family's attorney on Friday (8th May).
Bobbi Kristina's legal guardians have been named as Bobby Brown and Pat Houston.
Continue reading: Bobby Brown & Pat Houston Named Bobbi Kristina's Co-Guardians By Judge
Brown made the announcement in a brief video for TMZ.
Bobbi Kristina may be awake, but she's not out of the woods yet
She has spent the time in a coma, with decreasing hope of recovery, until this past week. In the video, Brown’s father says that Bobbi is awake and adds: "She's watching me," which could indicate that his daughter, the only child of the late Whitney Houston, isn't out of the clear yet.
Continue reading: Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Awake, Father Bobby Brown Announces
Brown’s only daughter with former wife Whitney Houston has been hospitalised since January 31st.
Bobby Brown made an emotional appearance at the L.A. soul food festival on Saturday, where he spoke publicly for the first time about his daughter’s hospitalisation. The former New Edition singer was giving his first performance since Bobbi Kristina was hospitalised on January 31st.
Brown was appearing at the L.A. soul food festival.
During his performance Brown told the audience, "I dunno what the hell I am going through right now, but I am giving it to God and letting him deal with it.”
Leolah Brown has some issues with Nick Gordon - big ones.
While Bobby Kristina Brown continues to fight for her life, her husband Nick Gordon may be under suspicion, according to some very severe accusations made by his wife's sister, Leolah. According to People magazine, Leolah has issued an open letter, addressed at Doctor Phil, in which she requests that the talk show host deny Gordon the platform to "spin this situation to his benefit."
Leolah Brown suggests that Brown and Gordon's marital bliss may have been a front for something else.
Gordon was the one to discover Bobbi Kristina found Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston's daughter facedown and unresponsive in their Atlanta, Ga., bathtub in late January. Since then, Gordon has issued several Twitter rants against the R&B singer and his family. He also hasn't visited has not visited his wife's bedside at Emory University Hospital in weeks. Last month, Brown's lawyer released a statement to Us Weekly claiming that Gordon isn't explaining what happened to Bobbi Kristina.
The daughter of Whitney Houston has been in a medically induced coma since January 31st.
Following nearly a month in a critical condition in hospital, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s doctors on Wednesday reportedly attempted to take her out of a medically induced coma for the second time. However, the attempt ended in disappointment as the 21 year old began suffering seizures in response, and the process was reversed.
A family source told People magazine on Wednesday (February 25th) that doctors would be weaning her off the medication used to keep her in her medically induced state, although she would remain on life support.
Bobbi Kristina Brown has been a medically induced coma since January 31st
Continue reading: Second Attempt To Bring Bobbi Kristina Brown Out Of Coma Fails
The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown are reportedly considering taking Brown off life support and have barred her boyfriend Nick Gordon from visiting her bedside.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family are reportedly considering taking the 21-year-old off life support. Brown remains in a medically induced coma and her family met on Monday (16th February) to discuss her future care. Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been in a coma for more than a fortnight after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at the end of January.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family are reportedly considering turning off her life support.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition is deteriorating rapidly and her "organs are already shutting down", according to sources close to her family. The 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has been in a medically induced coma for more than 2 weeks after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub on 31st January.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition may be deteriorating, reports on a US entertainment website claim. Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta home on 31st January. 21-year-old Brown has been in a medically induced for more than two weeks but a recent report on TMZ suggests 'several of her organs are already shutting down' and it's 'just a matter of time' before she dies.
Bobbi Kristina with her boyfriend Nick Gordon.
Continue reading: Bobbi Kristina Brown's Condition Reportedly Deteriorating
Dionne Warwick has been released from hospital after falling in a shower.
Dionne Warwick has recently been released from hospital after falling in a shower at her New Jersey home. 74-year-old Warwick was hospitalised on 24th January after an ambulance was called to her South Orange, NJ home at 10:19AM, according to reports in TMZ. Warwick underwent ankle surgery during her stay at hospital and was released, after almost two weeks, on Thursday (5th February).
Dionne Warwick has been released from hospital after following in the show nearly two weeks ago.
Continue reading: Dionne Warwick Released From Hospital Following Shower Fall
Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner, Nick Gordon, is reportedly under investigation by Atlanta authorities after Brown was hospitalised on 31st January.
Bobbi Kristina Brown has some injuries which need to be explained, according to sources working closely with police investigators in Atlanta. The 21-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta home on 31st January. She was reportedly found, by Gordon and a friend, face down in a tub of water. Initial reports suggested it was a medical incident, i.e. not drug or alcohol related, but some questions have been raised concerning how she sustained her alleged and unspecified injuries, according to sources speaking to CNN. Investigators are reportedly looking to Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, for an explanation.
Bobbi Kristina Brown with Nick Gordon.
The 22-year-old woman's current condition is unknown.
Update: Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition is improving, after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Saturday. According to USA Today, her current condition is unknown, after she was rushed to the North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.
Bobbi Kristina's condition is as of yet unclear.
"Her husband and a friend located her in a bath tub this morning and she was unresponsive," the Roswell Police Department’s statement read. "He started CPR and a police officer took over lifesaving measures until an ambulance arrived. She was transported to the hospital. Please keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers."
Continue reading: Bobbi Kristina Houston In Unclear Condition Since Saturday Incident
The circumstances around the incident are still unclear.
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been hospitalized after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home. A few days ahead of the singer’s death anniversary, Brown was found by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend, in a similar fashion to her mother, whose body was discovered in a bathtub in 2012.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was found under circumstances, eerily similar to her mother.
Gordon and his companion attempted to resuscitate Brown before the paramedics arrived. Police spokeswoman Lisa Holland described the situation: "They called 911, started CPR on her, and police arrived first. We took over the lifesaving measures until the fire/rescue and an ambulance arrived. Please keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers."
Despite the singer’s family slamming the Lifetime move, 4.5 million viewers tuned in to see ‘Whitney’ on Saturday night.
Well who ever said a bit of controversy would be bad for ratings? Certainly not Lifetime, who on Saturday evening scored their highest ratings in a year with their biopic of singer Whitney Houston. 4.5 million viewers tuned in on Saturday night to see Whitney, making it the highest rated show on US television that evening, just behind NBC’s ‘Dateline’ and CBS’s ’48 Hours’.
Yaya DaCosta as Whitey Houston
Most viewers also chose to stick around after the movie had finished to watch Houston’s former husband Bobby Brown give his perspective on life with the troubled singer, in an interview which drew 4.1 million viewers. The next hour 3.2 million stayed on the channel to watch a special on the singer’s greatest performances.
Continue reading: Controversial Whitney Houston Biopic Brings In Big Ratings For Lifetime
It happened. Let's talk about it.
So Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic premiered last night. Discuss. This one was directed by Angela Bassett and Lifetime really wanted you to know that. Because, as you may know, if you’ve been paying any attention to Lifetime recently, their Aaliyah biopic was, well, less than great, so they had a lot to make up for.
Whitney was better than Aaliyah, but not by much.
Enter Angela Bassett, the woman who who starred in Waiting To Exhale — you remember, the movie where Whitney sang that Shoop Shoop song. She’s in the know and has a lot of healthy respect for Whitney’s story – this time, it had to go right.
Directed by Angela Bassett and starring Yaya DaCosta, the Whitey Houston biopic has been controversial from the beginning.
Tonight the Lifetime biopic of late singer Whitney Houston finally gets its airing and viewers are expecting the drama onscreen to be at least equal to that which has happened off screen. Since the film was announced, Houston’s family have spoken out against the project, leading first time director Angela Bassett to be continually on the defensive about the film.
Yaya DaCosta stars as Whitey Houston
Ahead of the film’s television premiere tonight (January 17th), Pat Houston, the late singer’s sister in-law and President of her estate, has released a scathing statement condemning the movie. “I say this to all Whitney's family, friends and fan base: If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst,” wrote Houston.
Continue reading: What To Expect From Tonight's Lifetime Whitney Houston Biopic
While the family of Whitney Houston chose not to attend the première of the late singer's biopic, the cast and various celebrities were seen in attendance.
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.
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'.
Continue reading: The Stars Come Out At The Whitney Houston Biopic Première [Photos]
The trailer for ‘Whitney’ shows the film will not shy away from the darker aspects of the singer’s life.
The first trailer for Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic has hit and is it too early to say that this one actually looks pretty compelling? The trailer made its debut Thursday (December 4th) on Buzzfeed, ahead of the film’s premiere on Saturday, January 17th.
Yaya DaCosta stars as Whitney Houston
Directed by Houston’s Waiting to Exhale co-star Angela Bassett, the film stars former ‘America’s Top Model’ contestant Yaya DaCosta as the ultimately tragic singer. Grammy nominee Deborah Cox provides the vocals for DaCosta’s Houston and Brotherhood actor Arlen Escarpeta stars as her former husband Bobby Brown.
A live CD/DVD featuring the late singer's most memorable performances will be available from November 10th.
For the first time ever, fans of the beloved singer Whitney Houston will get to see and hear the late singer perform live almost three years after her tragic death through a CD/DVD live album that will be available this fall.
'Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances' will be released this November
Grammy-winning record producer Clive Davis, who is recognized as the person who discovered Houston, announced on Tuesday's (Sept 16th) 'Today' show that 'Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances' will be released on November 10th. The album will be available in the format of a 16-song CD and a 19-song DVD.
Continue reading: First Ever Whitney Houston Live Album To Be Released In November
The movie is going ahead, despite protests from the Houston camp.
The Whitney Houston Lifetime biopic is going ahead as planned, but the singer’s family is not happy about it. Cissy Houston, mother of the late singer, issued a statement this Wednesday, distancing herself and the family from the film, which she considers poorly researched and disrespectful to the musical icon’s memory.
Whitney and Sissy Houston at the 2010 Black Ball in NYC.
In a statement issued to Entertainment Tonight, Cissy Houston said: “No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby. In the two years since Whitney's death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn't know her.”
Continue reading: Angela Bassett To Make Best Of Whitney Houston Biopic, Despite Protests
A biopic is currently shooting in Los Angeles, detailing the life and times of the legendary singer.
Production is well underway on Lifetime's upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, which will feature some of the late singing legend's music. However, the songs will be retakes of Houston's hit tracks with Deborah Cox providing the vocals to Yaya DaCosta's acting abilities.
The former America's Next Top Model hopeful is playing Hosuton in the Angela Bassett-directed film but seemingly has been selected for her uncanny physical similarity to Houston rather than her voice match. Therefore, Cox will be singing the "vocal tracks" although "music rights and clearances are still being worked out," according to a Lifetime rep, via E!.
Bassett, who co-starred with Houston in Waiting to Exhale, is making her directorial debut with the Lifetime original movie about the singer, who died in 2007. In particular, the biopic will reportedly focus on Houston's relationship with Bobby Brown, who will be played by Arlen Escarpeta.
Yaya DaCosta, former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant and actress, is set to star as Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic.
Yaya DaCosta has been cast as Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, according to reports in the Huffington Post. Whitney Houston's life is set to be adapted for the small screen by Lifetime and actress Angela Bassett is set to direct the film.
Yaya DaCosta has been cast as Whitney Houston.
Houston, who died in 2012 aged just 48, will be played by DaCosta. The actress and model first graced our screens when she appeared on America's Next Top Model Cycle 3 in 2004. She has since appeared in numerous television and film roles including, most recently, Lee Daniels' The Butler. The 31-year-old also appeared in such series as Ugly Betty, House and All My Children.
Continue reading: Yaya DaCosta To Play Whitney Houston In Lifetime Biopic
Whitney Houston's life, particularly her marriage to Bobby Brown, will be the subject of a Lifetime movie. Actress Angela Bassett is set to direct and the film, entitled 'Whitney Houston', will be broadcast next year.
Whitney Houston pictured in 2011.
Houston, who died in 2012 aged 48, led a turbulent yet highly fruitful life, marked by her phenomenal successes in both the music and film industry. However, her marriage to Bobby Brown was certainly difficult with rumours surrounding his infidelity, drug use and legal difficulties becoming well known and widely discussed. The couple married in 1992 and divorced in 2007, they have one daughter together Bobbi Kristina (now 21 years old).
Continue reading: Angela Bassett To Direct Lifetime Whitney Houston Biopic
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, may have married her fiancé Nick Gordon in a secret ceremony. Brown shared the news on Twitter, although official confirmation is yet to be received.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, may well have married her fiancé Nick Gordon in a secret ceremony. 20-year-old Brown tweeted on Thursday (9th January) a picture of her and her new husband's wedding rings with their hands overlapping, adding the caption "happily married." She tagged Gordon in her post and added "So in love. If you didn't get it the first time that is."
Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown may have married!
Continue reading: Bobbi Kristina Brown & Nick Gordon Marry In Secret?
Drake's third album released, we round-up the critical opinion.
Three albums in and Drake has firmly found his place within the rap world. Not only does his latest record, Nothing Was The Same, deliver a self-assured sound and confident lyrics but it also marks a turning point for the rapper as he looks back and muses upon his rise to fame.
Drake Delivers A Solid Third Effort.
The album's lead single 'Started From The Bottom' is the most obvious rags-to-riches tune. Suitably anthemic for radio, the rap delivers some incisive lyrics about fame and fortune and has also had a rather funny music video released alongside.
Whitney's lover heard things that riled him
Ray J, the rapper and former lover of legendary singer Whitney Houston, apparently had his final moments with the deceased star's body marred by an unsavoury incident involving the police dispatched to the scene of her death.
Whitney Houston's Sudden, Accidental Death Came As A Shock To Many.
Houston, who was 48 when she died, was found in the bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel room suite. An investigation concluded that the singer's death was an accidental drowning as a result of heart disease and cocaine abuse.
Continue reading: Ray J Loses It After Cops Jeer At Whitney Houston Corpse
The rapper was incensed after hearing laughter.
There is mounting evidence that there was severe police misconduct upon the discovery of legendary singer Whitney Houston's dead body. Houston died on 11th February 2012 after what was discovered to be an accidental drowning as a result of cocaine abuse and heart disease.
Whitney Houston Died In 2012 In A Hotel Suite.
Ray J, who had been romantically linked to Houston, arrived at the Beverly Hills hotel suite where the star died in the bathtub. The rapper was told to wait outside whilst police and paramedics carried out their checks and investigations.
Continue reading: Ray J Furious After Cop's Lewd Remarks On Whitney Houston's Corpse
She'll need to celebrate quietly.
If we were Ariana Grande and we'd just been told we were the 15th female solo artist to have their debut album go straight to number one on the Billboard chart, we'd want to make some noise. However, the 20 year-old popstar is not allowed to whoop raucously at the success of Yours Truly so instead she'll have to whisper "yay" quietly.
Ariana Has Wowed With Her Debut Album.
What she's lacked in vocal noise of late, she's made up for in excited tweets, announcing her success with a screenshot of Billboard's congratulatory with with the caption "Dream come true... Thank you guys so much for making it possible."
Dionne Warwick has reportedly paid her tax, though chose not to address the penalties and interest.
Dionne Warwick, one of the biggest names in soul music history, has filed for bankruptcy in the US after racking up worrying debts of $10 million in taxes, since 1991. It's becoming an all too familiar scenario in the celebrity world, with numerous high-profile stars now getting chased up for their owed taxes. The 'Walk On By' singer owes $7 million to the IRS and more than $3 million in business taxes to the state of California, reports BBC News.
Warwick, 72, has sold over 100 million records worldwide since the 1960s, though has fallen victim to poor financial management, according to her publicist. He added that Warwick had paid back the actual amount of taxes but not the penalties and interest accumulated over the years.
In documents filed in New Jersey, the singer listed around $21,000 in month income and a similar amount in monthly expenses. Her publicist said she had "repeatedly attempted to offer re-payment plans and proposals to the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board for taxes owed."
Continue reading: How Did Dionne Warwick End Up With Debts Of $10 Million?
Several obsessive fan letters to Whitney Houston also among the 128 pages worth of documents.
Whitney Houston FBI files have been released by the American government agency in agreement with the Freedom Of Information Act, with the consequently public documents revealing several investigations into extortion, while they also contain several overzealous letters from fans whom officials were keeping an eye on.
The FBI have a history of both surveying and helping out top stars, and Houston was evidently in close contact with the agency, with USA Today reporting that some 128 pages of files have been released in connection to the late singer. Though nothing appears to have come from any of the investigations, the most substantial incident looked into appeared to be a suspected extortion case dating back to 1992, that eventually closed without prosecution. The documents revealed show a letter that was sent to the New Jersey offices of Houston’s, from a woman who claimed that she had intimate details of the star’s private life, including romantic relationships, which she would make public unless she was paid $100,000. In investigating the case, the FBI subsequently interviewed Houston and her father, John Houston, as well as two lawyers. The woman was apparently a friend of Houston’s, and the singer does admit in the documents that she confided in her.
Continue reading: Whitney Houston FBI Files Reveal Potential Extortion Cases
Clive Davis comes out as bisexual in his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life
The twice-married and twice-divorced record executive Clive Davis has come out as bisexual in his new memoir The Soundtrack Of My Life. The 80-year-old has never before publically addressed his sexuality, though refers to his "bisexual life," in the concluding pages of the book, due in stores today, reports Rolling Stone magazine.
Davis reflects on his first sexual encounter with a man during "the era of Studio 54," writing, "On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures. Was I nervous? Absolutely. Did the heavens open up? No. But it was satisfying." Afterwards, Davis writes that he went through a period of "soul searching and self-analysis," saying, "I didn't feel as if I had found, or was even searching for, my true self. I had not been at all repressed or confused during either of my marriages."
Davis separated from his second wife several years later and entered into a "monogamous relationship," with a male doctor, who is not named in the book. That relationship ended in 2004, though the mogul notes he has been in a relationship with another man ever since. The book - a sequel to his now out-of -print 1975 memoir Clive: Inside the Record Business - is devoted to his interactions with some of the world's biggest artists over the years. Interestingly, he recalls a particualr conversation with Bruce Springsteen's manager at the time Mike Appell, suggesting that Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J needed a couple more radio friendly songs. Springsteen subsequently wrote 'Blinded By The Light' and 'Sprit In The Night.'
Continue reading: Who Knew?! Twice Married Clive Davis Comes Out As Bisexual In Memoir
The Super Bowl half-time entertainment shows have slowly evolved into one of the biggest deals in the entertainment industry. Get it right, get richer (you’ll already be rich, if you’re performing at the Super Bowl, these days). Get it wrong? Suffer at least 12 months of ridicule and about a fortnight of humiliation every year subsequently, as people like us dig up lists like this to remind everyone of your shame.
A good Super Bowl Halftime Show can be life-affirming. Patriotism in its finest form; live music at its glitziest and its most extravagant. Here are five of the best:
5. Diana Ross, Sun Devil Stadium, 1996
Continue reading: The Best And The Worst Performances In Super Bowl History (Videos)
Date of birth
9th August, 1963
Date of death
11th February, 2012
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