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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

    07/26/2015 10:25:26 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27, 2015 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    DULUTH, Ga. (AP)--The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was. Her demise was the most awful inheritance of all. Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the...
  • Breaking News: Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, dies at 22

    07/26/2015 6:26:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 83 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2015
    This story just breaking.
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at Age 22

    07/26/2015 9:31:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Joe Tacopino
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the tragic daughter of legendary artist Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on Sunday at a hospice center in Georgia, a report said. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday night. It’s been six months since the 22-year-old Brown had been found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home.
  • Bobbi Kristina (houston) Foul Play Criminal Investigation Underway Boyfriend targeted

    02/06/2015 5:32:25 PM PST · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    tmz ^ | 2.6 | tmz
    There is an active criminal investigation underway in Georgia in the Bobbi Kristina case ... it centers on possible foul play and the target is her boyfriend ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... Bobbi Kristina had certain injuries that have piqued their interest. We do not know the nature of the injuries. Multiple sources tell TMZ there is a history of violence between Bobbi Kristina and boyfriend Nick Gordon. We're told police are looking into a possible altercation more than an hour before Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in a bathtub. We're told Max Lomas --...
  • Family Gathering to Say Goodbye to Bobbi Kristina Brown

    02/05/2015 10:10:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    PEOPLE ^ | 02-05-2015 | By Steve Helling
    [SNIP] A source close to the family says they've been keeping a bedside vigil since the weekend and despite the grim news, "is hopeful." But even with the bleakest prognosis, the family is still clinging to some hope. "It's sinking in that this is it," says the second family member, "but we're all still praying that God will intervene and heal her body."
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    01/31/2015 10:15:08 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 01/31/2015 | n/a
    The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered Saturday morning by her husband and a friend. A spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department, Officer Lisa Holland, said Brown was given CPR until rescuers arrived. Holland said Brown was taken alive to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Checking out: Why celebrities die in hotel rooms

    07/20/2013 4:21:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 20, 2013 | Thane Burnett
    When Cory Monteith died alone in a room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim last weekend, he took up permanent residency in a sad but famous corner of popular culture: A celebrity registry of bitter suite ends. Fortunate stars that grow old naturally can look forward to meeting their maker covered by monogrammed sheets and framed by pictures of their younger-selves on nearby walls. Their families will gather to remember and mourn — perhaps later to fight over the estate. But troubled and addicted celebrities are continually found by demons as they sit alone, not sheltered inside fine homes or a...
  • Whitney Houston's body ravaged by scars, cuts and burns, autopsy reveals

    04/08/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/8/12 | THE SUN/NEWSCORE
    Whitney Houston's body was ravaged by scars, cuts and burns when she died, autopsy details showed. Years of drug and alcohol abuse had left the "Bodyguard" star with a damaged heart and liver, a hole in her nose and 11 front teeth missing. She also had a needle mark on one arm and was high on a cocktail of nine drugs when she died in a hotel bath in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2012.
  • Whitney Houston: Cocaine worsened heart problems, officials say (Drugs Kill)

    03/22/2012 5:47:14 PM PDT · by BAW · 39 replies
    Singer Whitney Houston's use of cocaine "exacerbated her heart condition" and played a role in her accidental drowning in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel suite, Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Craig Harvey said. The long-awaited autopsy results were released Thursday after weeks of intense speculation over how the 48-year-old pop star died. It marks another high-profile Hollywood death connected to drug use, coming less than three years after Michael Jackson died suddenly at his Holmby Hills mansion. Jackson’s death resulted from intoxication involving a powerful sedative, and his doctor was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
  • WHITNEY GRAVE ROBBERS - (Armed Guards Protecting Site)

    02/23/2012 8:50:03 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Star ^ | February 24, 2012 | By Aaron Tinney
    ARMED guards are protecting Whitney Houston’s grave from bling-hunting robbers. Fears that ghouls will plunder her resting place were triggered after it was revealed she was buried wearing up to £300,000 of jewels and designer clothes. The singer, who died a fortnight ago in her LA hotel room after a drugs and booze binge, lies in a gold-lined coffin worth tens of thousands of pounds. She is draped in a purple gown and also wears a diamond brooch and earrings and a pair of glittering gold slippers. But the treasure-filled casket has caused alarm among the star’s family and friends....
  • National Enquirer posts Whitney Houston open casket

    02/22/2012 11:29:52 PM PST · by patriot08 · 35 replies · 27+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Fox News
    National Enquirer posts Whitney Houston open casket Not that it’s all that shocking, when you think about it, as the shot is reminiscent of the Enquirer front page featuring Elvis Presley’s open casket photo after The King died in 1977. Did The Enquirer go too far, is this par for the course with today’s tabloid journalism, or both?
  • Bobby Brown leaves Houston funeral after a spat (Such a dignified ending)

    02/18/2012 4:25:28 PM PST · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/18/2012 | staff
    Singer Bobby Brown made a brief and dramatic appearance at ex-wife Whitney Houston's memorial service on Saturday, leaving abruptly after being told that his entourage couldn't sit together, police sources told CNN. He arrived with several people and was apparently emotionally distraught, with red eyes and head hanging as he walked up the aisle of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. He approached Houston's casket, passed it and went back down the aisle. On CNN's live video feed, Brown was shown standing out front of the church soon after the service began. He was not seated with...
  • Tempers Flare As Whitney Houston Fans Cry Foul Over Being Left Out Of Star’s Viewing (Heave Alert)

    02/18/2012 1:11:25 PM PST · by yoe · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | Feburary 17, 2012
    Whitney Houston’s family held a private viewing Friday at the Whigham Funeral Home in advance of the pop icon’s funeral this weekend. LIVE VIDEO: Click Here to watch live video of the funeral service Saturday at noon Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18, appeared at the private viewing. It was the first time she saw her mother since she died.
  • Osama bin Laden 'had stoned fantasies about marrying Whitney Houston and murdering Bobby Brown'

    02/16/2012 7:31:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K. Tabloid) ^ | 16th February 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>Osama bin Laden 'had stoned fantasies about marrying Whitney Houston and murdering Bobby Brown'</p> <p>Like all beautiful, successful women Whitney Houston had more than her share of male admirers. But few stars could have provoked such unwanted attention as that which the singer received from one of history's most depraved and despicable men, terror chief Osama bin Laden. Extraordinary as it might seem, bin Laden is said to have lusted after Houston, dreamed of marrying her and at one point even plotted to murder her husband Bobby Brown.</p>
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 10:12:01 AM PST · by ZULU · 55 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | CBS
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25.
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • Whitney Houston Critics Called Her 'Too White' -- Black Republicans Can Relate

    02/16/2012 4:32:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 16, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. Most articles about her death said something like, "Houston struggled with drug and alcohol problems for years ..." But Houston also struggled with something else that black Republicans and black non-Democrats can understand: ridicule and ostracism for "selling out," or "acting white," or not being "black enough." Ebony, the black monthly magazine, wrote about the then-27-year-old: "Black disc jockeys have chided her for 'not having soul' and being 'too white.' ... She was booed at the Soul Train Music Awards. ... It's enough to drive a good Christian girl to drink, drugs...
  • Larry Elder: Whitney Houston Critics Called Her 'Too White' -- Black Republicans Can Relate

    02/15/2012 10:15:17 PM PST · by emax · 19 replies
    Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. Most articles about her death said something like, "Houston struggled with drug and alcohol problems for years ..." But Houston also struggled with something else that black Republicans and black non-Democrats can understand: ridicule and ostracism for "selling out," or "acting white," or not being "black enough." Ebony, the black monthly magazine, wrote about the then-27-year-old: "Black disc jockeys have chided her for 'not having soul' and being 'too white.' ... She was booed at the Soul Train Music Awards. ... It's enough to drive a good Christian girl to drink, drugs...
  • Chris Christie plans tribute for Whitney Houston

    02/15/2012 7:34:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 14, 2012
    New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie will reportedly plan a public tribute for famed performer Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at the age of 48. “Obviously, Whitney Houston was an important part of the fabric – the cultural fabric of this state,” Mr. Christie said at a press conference Tuesday, adding that Houston, a Newark native, is in the “pantheon of great New Jersey musical talents” like Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. “Her terribly premature death is an awful loss for her family and the incredible New Jersey musical family,” he said. “Our prayers are with her family,”...
  • Whitney Houston's Private, Faith-Focused Funeral

    02/15/2012 6:23:36 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 15, 2012 | SHEILA MARIKAR
    For Whitney Houston and her family, God was always paramount. That's likely why her mother, Cissy Houston, eschewed a big, public memorial at New Jersey's Prudential Center for a private, invitation-only funeral on Saturday in the Newark church that launched her daughter's career. Newark Mayor Cory Booker confirmed Tuesday that the family has no "plans to set up a public viewing at the Prudential Center this Friday" despite reports to the contrary. He also said that the city won't be...
  • In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

    02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by doyle · 96 replies
    WPIX TV ^ | 2/15/12 | Julia Jacobo
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native. "Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral. A Newark...
  • NJ flags to fly at half-staff for Whitney Houston

    02/15/2012 6:36:41 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 26 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2/14/2011
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston.
  • Why Whitney Died

    02/15/2012 4:02:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 145 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    The media have no bleepin' clue how to cover the death of Whitney Houston. That's because she was slowly dying for years and many in the press simply averted their eyes. It was ultra-disturbing that a beautiful woman blessed with an extraordinary singing voice chose a self-destructive path in full view of the world. I mean, here is a person who signed a $100 million recording contract, actually sold 170 million albums and commanded high six figures to deliver a 90-minute concert. Houston was a genuine international star, and yet she often was seen in public disheveled and confused, her...
  • A Spiritual Reflection on the life of Whitney Houston

    02/14/2012 7:08:22 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 2/14/12 | Joseph Speranzella
    Two events will mark this year's Grammy awards, the never thought possible reunion of the Beach Boys and the Two events will mark this years Grammy awards, the never thouhght possible reunion of the Beach Boys and the death of the 80's diva Whitney Houston. One might wonder what would interest a religious writer about this celebrity's life and death. Let's just say it offers a cautionary tale.
  • Houston Plans Shift: Family Chooses Private Funeral, Decides on No Public Memorial

    02/14/2012 2:31:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 2/14/12 | Brian Thompson
    Whitney Houston will be laid to rest after a private, invitation-only funeral at her childhood New Jersey church, instead of a public memorial at a Newark arena. The 18,000-seat Prudential Center had been planned as a setting for a public memorial, but the family decided overnight to keep services private, a source confirmed to NBC New York on Tuesday. "Whitney has shared her entire life with the public. This is her final farewell. Let her family share that time with her," said Carolyn Whigham, owner of the funeral home handling the arrangements. The private funeral will be held Saturday at...
  • Report: Whitney’s Body FlownTo NJ on Tyler Perry’s Private Jet [Will Obama condemn evil jet owner?]

    02/14/2012 5:35:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies ^ | 2/13/2012
    TMZ reports that Whitney Houston‘s body was flown home to Newark, New Jersey on Tyler Perry’s private jet. The film-maker was reportedly in Los Angeles on a press junket for his upcoming film, Good Deeds. When he heard of Houston’s death, he immediately offered his jet as transportation.
  • The Race Detective discovers racist comments about Whitney Houston

    02/13/2012 6:04:31 PM PST · by agooga · 13 replies
    The Diary of Daedalus ^ | 2/12/2012 | Unknown
    The Race Detective makes a huge discovery again! At the Fox News article about Whitney Houston, he discovers racist comments. What’s odd is that I have seen Whitney Houston threads at various Conservative sites. Not once have I seen racist sentiments directed toward the death of Ms. Houston. But as we know, the Race Detective has henchmen like Killgore Trout and Hoosier Hoops who plant racist comments. Once again, The Race Detective is “tipped” off by posters and discovers racist comments!
  • White House mourns Whitney Houston

    02/13/2012 2:57:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 2/13/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday offered President Barack Obama's condolences to Whitney Houston's family, following the singer's death over the weekend. "I know that his thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her daughter," Carney said, referring to 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown. "It's a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age."
  • Epic Fail: Whitney Houston Dies, and Tony Bennett Calls for Drug Legalization

    Is there something toxic in the hair piece? Singer Tony Bennett isn't just a liberal, he's an embarrassing liberal who says the wrong thing at the wrong time. The Hollywood Reporter passes along that at the pre-Grammy bash of record producer Clive Davis, Bennett took the news of Whitney Houston's untimely death as an occasion for a political statement demanding America legalize drugs like the Netherlands. "First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, now, the magnificent Whitney Houston," he began. "I'd like every person in this room to campaign to legalize drugs." But it gets worse. "Let's legalize drugs...
  • Whitney Houston: 'I Will Always Love You,' other hits catapult to top of music charts

    02/12/2012 1:31:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Whitney Houston might have passed away Saturday, but it’s clear her fans will always love the legendary singer. Not surprisingly, news of her death catapulted some of her greatest hits to the top of the music charts today. On iTunes, Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is currently the No. 1 download, while “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is finding a place in the top 10.
  • Whitney Houston performs 'Yes, Jesus Loves Me' two days before death (Video)

    02/12/2012 1:17:06 PM PST · by freedommom · 48 replies · 1+ views
    on the red carpet ^ | 2/12/2012 | Olivia Allin
    Two days before her death, Whitney Houston gave what would be her final performance at a Hollywood nightclub, surrounded by friends and family. The 48-year-old music legend was at the "Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party" at Tru Hollywood nightclub on Thursday, February 9. Kelly Price called Houston up on stage and the pair sang a duet of "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" before Houston blew kisses to the crowd and walked off stage. "I invited a bunch of friends, Whitney Houston among them. ... All of my friends came out. They performed. They performed...
  • Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

    02/11/2012 5:50:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 279 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 11, 2012
    LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
  • Whitney Houston died in Beverly Hills hotel room

    02/11/2012 6:26:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Singer Whitney Houston died Saturday in Beverly Hills, according to law enforcement sources. Authorities are trying to determine a cause of death. [Updated at 5:46 p.m.: She was found in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where emergency medical personnel were called sometime Saturday, said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is ongoing.] Houston, 48, was in the Los Angeles area for a musical tribute to music executive Clive Davis and had performed and spoken to reporters earlier in the week.
  • Whitney Houston Dead

    02/11/2012 5:17:50 PM PST · by keat · 123 replies
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  • Whitney Houston Is Sober, Everybody, She Just Irrationally Hates Seatbelts

    10/13/2011 11:25:05 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 22 replies
    thesuperficial ^ | October 13th, 2011 | Staff
    Whitney Houston was almost kicked off a Delta flight yesterday when she refused to buckle her seat belt before takeoff, holding up the entire plane for people who understand the rudimentary practice of clicking one piece of metal into another. Then again, they could’ve all been physicists. Motherf______rs are everywhere… TMZ reports: We’re told Whitney refused and “got diva” on the crew member … until another crew member came over and warned Houston that if she didn’t buckle up, she would have to get off the plane. Whitney eventually allowed one of the crew members to grab the buckle and...
  • Whitney Houston...OH MY!

    06/07/2010 10:52:12 PM PDT · by jenk · 69 replies · 160+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/07/10 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    It was billed as a triumphant comeback, but Whitney Houston's tour is not exactly panning out that way. The 46-year-old singer, who looked bloated and sweaty on stage, delivered another disastrous performance in Denmark over the weekend.
  • Matt Lauer's non-lover once a he

    05/27/2010 3:25:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 1,026+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2010
    Alexis Houston -- the singer who held a press conference last week to announce she never had sex with "Today" show host Matt Lauer -- had some interesting yesterdays. She used to be a man who called himself Wellington Houston. Whitney Houston sued Wellington (whose original name was Stuart) in 1996 because he was claiming to be her cousin. Whitney alleged that Wellington used the false relationship to defraud an elderly New York doctor of $100,000 using credit cards and forged checks, the AP reported at the time. Wellington resurfaced in 2001 with a demo CD titled "All's Well." The...
  • YouTube - Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'

    04/10/2010 9:33:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 1,441+ views
    YouTube - Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'
  • Whitney Houston Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction On UK TV, Kills It Anyway

    10/19/2009 11:32:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 2,520+ views
    MTV News ^ | 10/19/2009 | Nuzhat Naoreen
    The road to a comeback isn't without its challenges, as Whitney Houston learned first-hand on Saturday (October 17) during a performance on English television show "X-Factor" (an "American Idol"-esque show produced by Simon Cowell). Houston, who recently hit Oprah's couch and took over the "Good Morning America" stage in order to promote her new comeback album I Look to You, experienced a wardrobe malfunction during an energetic performance of the Swizz Beatz-produced "Million Dollar Bill." The legendary singer appeared in front of a cheering crowd Friday, wearing a sparking silver dress with straps in the back. Halfway through the song,...
  • When Singers Can't Sing Their Songs Anymore

    09/18/2009 2:21:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 54 replies · 2,291+ views
    Yahoo Music ^ | 09/14/2009 | Shawn Amos
    While The Who is on hiatus, Roger Daltrey is going solo for his "Use It or Lose It" tour starting October 10. "Use It or Lose It" refers to Daltrey's voice, or as bandmate Pete Townshend puts it, "his aging vocal chords." In an interview with Rolling Stone, Daltrey was even more blunt, "These are the last years of my life that I can sing that material," he confessed. I love The Who. "Quadrophenia" saved my life. Literally saved my life. Daltrey's wail was one of the most gut-wrenching, soul busting sounds in rock. Was. I'm sad to say that...
  • Whitney Houston Debuts New CD, Gets ABC Special

    07/22/2009 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Melpomene · 23 replies · 829+ views ^ | July 21, 2009 | Roger Friedman
    Whitney Houston’s new CD, “I Look to You,” got the star treatment tonight. Music mogul Clive Davis played nine tracks from the album, due Sept. 1, for an A-list audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center. When he was done, Houston walked out and got a standing ovation and cheers. She deserved it, too. The nine songs — there will be 11 altogether — are solid tracks, with several tipped as potential hit singles. ~~~ But it was Whitney’s night. She looked stunning and a little stunned as the audience warmly embraced her and welcomed the new songs. Besides the Alicia...
  • Whitney Houston Paid ($400,000) Ransom for Bobby Brown

    04/08/2009 3:24:13 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 18 replies · 1,720+ views
    Wizbang ^ | Published: April 7, 2009 - 7:33 | Tracey Coyle
    Whitney Houston secretly paid a $400,000 ransom demand to kidnappers who threatened to kill her ex-husband Bobby Brown, a new book claims. Brown was snatched and held "naked and hog tied" at gunpoint by members of a notorious New York street gang known as the Preacher Crew, according to author David Collins. Former gang member Collins claims in his autobiography, Preacher of the Streets, that Brown was snatched over a $25,000 debt to a New Jersey drug dealer. Brown was allowed to make one phone call to Whitney, in which he pleaded with her to personally deliver the ransom to...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread Explores Creepy Brain Stimulations (Did you see that???)

    09/22/2006 1:00:00 AM PDT · by sully777 · 340 replies · 9,038+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 22, 2006 | Sully777
    LONDON (Reuters) - Stimulating a certain area of the brain can produce a creepy feeling that someone is watching you when no one is, scientists said Wednesday. Swiss researchers made the discovery while evaluating a young woman for surgery to treat epilepsy...When they electrically stimulated the left temporoparietal junction in her brain, which is linked to self-other distinction and self-processing, she thought someone was standing behind her. If they repeated the stimulus while she leaned forward and grabbed her knees she had an unpleasant sensation that the shadowy figure was embracing her..."Our findings may be a step toward understanding the...
  • Bin Laden 'fantasised over' Whitney Houston!!!!

    08/21/2006 7:39:35 PM PDT · by raj bhatia · 12 replies · 516+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | RACHEL WILLIAMS
    Kola Boof, a Sudanese poet and novelist, who says she was kept against her will as the terrorism mastermind's mistress in 1996, writes in her autobiography that he wanted to give the star a mansion and make her one of his wives. "He told me that Whitney Houston was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen," Boof claims in Diary of a Lost Girl, excerpts of which are published in Harper's magazine.
  • Bobby Brown Knew About Whitney Houston's Lesbian Sex Affairs

    04/08/2006 9:15:50 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 5,200+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Post Chronicle
    Singer-turned-crackhead Whitney Houston has allegedly engaged in lesbian sex escapades after getting high on crack-cocaine, according to a published report. Tina Brown, Whitney's sister-in-law who claimed recently that the star is addicted to drugs and living in filth, has made new claims describing how Whitney has had several raunchy lesbian sex affairs. The National Enquirer magazine quotes her as saying, "It's no secret. I've seen her with a woman a couple of times. They were walking around without shirts on when I came in the house." And if that's not interesting enough, Whitney's husband Bobby Brown reportedly knew about the...
  • Whitney Houston hits rock bottom

    04/04/2006 6:15:23 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 165 replies · 10,682+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 04/04/06 | NICK PAPPS
    IT'S hard to believe that the drugged, dazed woman seen wandering the streets near her home was once one of the most beautiful and popular singers in the world. But today that woman, Whitney Houston, is just another crackhead. In a painfully public self-destruction, the six-time Grammy award winner, who had hits such as I Wanna Dance with Somebody and Greatest Love of All has spiralled into a drug hell that appears irreversible. Houston's life hit rock bottom this week when photographs, published in The National Enquirer in the US, showed a bathroom in her $7.2 million mansion looking more...
  • Whitney 'addicted to crack'

    03/28/2006 7:17:00 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 141 replies · 10,641+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 29 March 2006
    POP diva Whitney Houston is reportedly hooked on crack and spiralling hopelessly out of control, according to an exclusive online report by Victoria Newton in The Sun. Pictures obtained by Britain's biggest-selling newspaper are believed to show Houston, 42 and mother to 13-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, looking "haggard, with dark circles under her eyes and a deranged look on her face". Shots of the singer's bathroom also reveal signs of heavy drug use, with assorted drug paraphernalia "including a crack-smoking pipe, rolling papers, cocaine-caked spoons and cigarette ends are strewn across the surface tops", the report said. The bathroom photograph...
  • ‘Being Bobby Brown’ is disgusting

    07/01/2005 5:30:17 PM PDT · by lainie · 105 replies · 2,312+ views
    Hollywood Reporter via MSNBC ^ | 7/1/2005 | Barry Garron
    Crude comments, insufferable ego drag show downLOS ANGELES - There’s no point beating around the bush. “Being Bobby Brown,” the reality show spotlighting the R&B singer whose rap sheet might be longer than his catalog, is undoubtedly the most disgusting and execrable series ever to ooze its way onto television. And when you consider the competition from the celebrity reality genre alone, that’s says something.
  • Whitney Houston gets ill on airliner, taken to Paris hospital

    02/24/2005 7:19:06 PM PST · by freedom44 · 24 replies · 658+ views
    SFGate ^ | 2/24/05 | SFGate
    Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston got ill on an airliner bound for France and was taken Thursday to a Paris hospital for treatment of apparent food poisoning, her publicist said. "Whitney Houston was rushed to a hospital in Paris because of severe vomiting. She was sick on the aircraft," said Nancy Seltzer, her Los Angeles publicist. "She is doing well. She has gastroenteritis." Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. Seltzer didn't know the source of the food poisoning. Houston, 41, was traveling to Europe with a bodyguard when she fell ill, the spokeswoman said. When the aircraft...