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Originally posted 05/13/2013 03:00PM
Where do broken hearts go? They better not go to the airport.
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International to New York's John F Kennedy Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City Friday after an unidentified woman refused to stop singing Whitney Houston songs.
Local Missouri station KCTV 5 broadcast one passenger's stealth video showing authorities escorting the would-be crooner off the plane as she was still wailing Houston's iconic cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."
Originally posted 03/20/2013 03:15PM
It's time for Bobby Brown to face the music for his DUI conviction.
Whitney Houston's ex was handcuffed and led out of Los Angeles court to jail Wednesday to begin his 55-day sentence for an October arrest in Studio City, Calif.
But the soul singer may only serve only nine days because of jail overcrowding and time off for good behavior, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore tells the Los Angeles Times.
Originally posted 02/11/2013 06:00AM
Find out what's happened to Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown and more key players in the legend's life since her passing
Originally posted 02/08/2013 07:55AM
As the music community mourns Whitney Houston one year after her death at 48, her mentor and confidante, Clive Davis is "feeling keenly the loss" of the superstar, he told PEOPLE on Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Gearing up for his annual pre-Grammy gala that centered last year on Houston's memorial, Davis, 80, says at Saturday's big event, he is "going to do something to remind everybody that her talent lived among us and in so many people."
On the same night as his event, a special is airing on CBS, dedicated to the fallen diva.
Originally posted 02/06/2013 06:30PM
Whitney Houston's music will live on forever – and now, she'll be immortalized in another medium as well.
Madame Tussauds is remembering the legendary singer who died last year with not one, but four separate wax figures.
"We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career," Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said in a statement on behalf of the family. "This is something we are excited to do for the fans."
Originally posted 02/01/2013 03:55AM
From Beyoncé's opening to Whitney's heart-stopping high note, watch the biggest musicians in the world tackle "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Originally posted 01/24/2013 06:10PM
As the one-year anniversary approaches of her daughter Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 11, 2012, Cissy Houston reveals for the first time how difficult it's been for her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
"She's not handling it good," says the matriarch. "None of us are."
"Of course I worry about her," adds Houston. "Bobbi Kristina is 19, and if you know anything about a 19-year-old, they think they know it all. It doesn't mean that she is going to follow her [mother's] same path. She could but anybody could. I don't want to jinx her. I'm trying to make sure she doesn't."
Originally posted 01/23/2013 05:00PM
Nearly one year after Whitney Houston's shocking death, her mom Cissy Houston often asks herself: "Could I have saved her somehow?"
In a revealing new memoir, Remembering Whitney (Harper Collins), Cissy, 79, writes candidly about her daughter's severe drug problems and the downward spiral that led to her death by drowning in a hotel bathtub with traces of cocaine still in her system.
"She started partying and she didn't really know how to stop," says Cissy. "I used to wonder what she was doing at night, where she was."
Originally posted 10/07/2012 08:00PM
Lois Smith, a much-admired veteran movie publicist and the mother of Grey's Anatomy actress Brooke Smith, died Sunday afternoon after suffering a brain hemorrhage due to an accidental fall, Deadline reports. She was 84.
The New York-based industry trailblazer was in Maine, where her husband, Eugene Smith, was set to be recognized for his philanthropic work. Smith fell down the stairs late Saturday night at the bed-and-breakfast where they were staying.
A maternal figure to both stars and journalists who tended to adore her in equal doses, Smith, along with Pat Kingsley and Patricia Newcomb, helped establish the publicity firm of PMK (initially known as Pickwick, it merged with Maslansky/Koenigsberg) as an A-list leader. As a publicist, Smith was as involved in shaping images as she was in promoting specific movies, and always with a personal touch.
Among her clients were Robert Redford (their professional marriage went back to the late '60s, when his star was launched with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), as well as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon and Whitney Houston.
Originally posted 08/17/2012 08:40AM
I walked in hoping Sparkle would be reminiscent of Dreamgirls – another flashy remake about a singing trio in the 1960s with show-stopping musical performances, glittering gowns and, well, sparkle. That was not the case. Not even close.
Jordin Sparks plays Sparkle, a meek songwriter in Detroit with a secret ambition to be "bigger than Diana [Ross]." Though her controlling mother (the late Whitney Houston, in her final performance), has forbidden her from going into music, Sparkle secretly convinces her sisters, Dolores (Tika Sumpter) and Sister (Carmen Ejogo), to form a trio.
After their first taste of success, the women grapple with the darker side of fame – in other words, the clichéd battle with drugs and an abusive man.
While the film's melodrama is laughable (after Sister's comedian beau, played by Mike Epps, flops at a club, the two run – in slow-motion – to the car), the real problem is that it's unclear who the main character is supposed to be.
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