Whitney Houston

May
2
Bobby Brown on Whitney Houston: ‘I’m Not the Reason She’s Gone’

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown opened up about the death of Whitney Houston during a one-on-one interview with Matt Lauer on the “Today” show. The New Edition singer, who learned about his ex-wife’s passing through his bandmate Ralph Tresvant, recalled first hearing the tragic news and responded to criticism that he was partly responsible for her demise.

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Apr
3
Cissy Houston Breaks Her Silence on Whitney’s Death

Cissy Houston

Whitney Houston’s mother is speaking out for the first time since her daughter’s death in February. Cissy Houston shared her love, grief, and anger with Newark’s My9 TV at New Hope Baptist Church, the same place where her daughter’s funeral was held just weeks earlier.

“I’m OK. I have my moments. I’m not there yet,” said the grieving mother. “I don’t think I’m any more courageous than anyone else. I haven’t gotten angry yet. I don’t like getting angry.”

The 78-year-old singer doesn’t blame herself or anyone for the demons Whitney battled in life. “I know I did the best I could. I don’t blame myself, I know I did the best I could for everything.”

She refused to speak about the night Whitney died or how she found out, but did express her anger at the media for their portrayal of her daughter. “These people don’t know anything about her,” said Cissy. “All they know is what they hear, bad things. She’s had her ups and downs. Who hasn’t?”

She was, however, comforted by the outpouring of love and support. “Everyone has been so wonderful. I want to thank all the people who sent cards, checks, from all over the world,” she said. “It was wonderful. All those people—white, black—made me feel very good.”

Cissy and the Houston family will perform a special tribute to Whitney at McDonald’s Gospelfest 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark on May 12.

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Apr
2
Whitney Houston Stars in ‘Sparkle’ Trailer

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston lives on in Sparkle, her final on-screen performance. The late legend plays Jordin Sparks’ mother in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which co-stars Cee Lo Green and Derek Luke. The musical, which opens in theaters on August 18, also features new music from Houston and Sparks. Watch the official trailer below.

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Mar
22
Whitney Houston Died from Drowning, Cocaine Found in System

Whitney Houston

Mystery has surrounded the tragic passing of Whitney Houston. Now the L.A. County coroner’s office has determined the official cause of the singer’s death.

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Mar
19
Lady Gaga on Whitney Houston: ‘She’s the Greatest of All Time’

Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston

While most celebrities have already expressed their thoughts on the passing of Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga has remained quiet until now. The pop megastar opened up to Oprah Winfrey on the legendary singer’s tragic death and how she influenced her.

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Mar
12
Bobbi Kristina Opens Up to Oprah About Whitney Houston’s Death, Her Legacy

Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina spoke out for the first time since the untimely death of her mother one month ago. Oprah Winfrey visited the 19-year-old in Atlanta for a 90-minute special that aired Sunday night on OWN. During the interview, Houston’s only child explained how she’s coping with the loss, her final moments with her mother (“I slept in her arms all day, all night long”), and the misconceptions about the pop icon.

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Mar
10
Ray J Opens About Whitney Houston’s Death: ‘I’m Still Hurting’

Ray J and Whitney Houston

Ray J is still reeling from the death of Whitney Houston last month. The R&B singer opened up to the media for the first time during a press conference for the Brotherhood Crusade and Mothers in Action Organizations in Los Angeles on Friday (March 9). Tears rolled down his face as he remembered his dear friend, whom he called Nippy.

“I really miss my friend, you know, I really do,” said an emotional Ray J. “I’m still hurting.”

He was at a loss for words while speaking to reporters. “I’m really emotional right now, I really don’t know what to say,” he continued. “It’s just such a tough time for me. I’ve been through a lot in these past two weeks. I’m able to look at life in a whole different way.”

During his charitable visit, the 31-year-old donated school supplies to the children. “Like Whitney, I love giving back to kids,” he said. “I enjoy being around people that support me and that give me a sense of peace, and that’s what these kids do for me.”

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