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Lena Dunham Trashes Rihanna, Chris Brown Relationship (listen!)

Lena Dunham trashes Rihanna for running back to Chris Brown in a a new interview with Alec Baldwin. She chided her to take being a role model seriously. Dunham’s hit HBO show “Girls” is all about relationships, so the 26-year-old actress didn’t hesitate to speak out about one of the most controversial relationships in Hollywood. ...
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Andy Williams, Ageless Crooner With Smooth Style, Dies

Andy Williams, who delighted millions with his soothing voice, casual style and dreamy songs like “Moon River,” has died at 84, following a year-long battle with bladder cancer. Williams’ career took off in 1954, after he became a regular singer on the “Tonight” show then hosted by Steve Allen. During that time, he recorded such hits as “Canadian Sunset,” “Butterfly,” “Are You Sincere,” “Hawaiian Wedding Song” and “The Village of St. Bernadette.”...
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Whitney Houston 911 Call Marked by Confusion (listen)

The discovery of Whitney Houston face down in her bathtub led to a chilling 911 call for help that was marked by confusion and questions over whether she was still breathing, according to a tape recording of the fateful call. The call to 911 was placed by a security guard at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, requesting paramedics. He reported that a “46-year-old female” had been found in her bathroom, and a request had been made for paramedics....
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Bobbi Kristina Smokes Pot on College Party Video (watch!)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, who struggled emotionally after the tragic death of mother Whitney Houston, has been caught on a video taking hits from a huge bong, typically used to smoke marijuana. The minute-long clip, obtained by The National Enquirer, confirms reports that Bobbi continues to do drugs even though her mother’s death was brought on by chronic drug use...
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Whitney Houston What Could Have Been; Sparkle Trailer (watch!)

Whitney Houston showed what might have been had lived in a new trailer for her upcoming movie “Sparkle.” The clip aired this morning on NBC’s “Today” and Houston looked poised and polished in the preview. Inspired by ’60s group The Supremes led by Diana Ross, “Sparkle” is set in Harlem, during the late 1950s and early 1960s If follows singer Sparkle Williams, played by Jordon Sparks....
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Whitney Houston Death Mystery Man Surfaces

Two mysteries surrounding Whitney Houston’s death may now becoming to light. New evidence suggests one man may be responsible for both puzzle pieces, including the origin of Houston’s casket photo. Raffles van Exel, a celebrity consultant, surfaced today, after he gave an interview to a Dutch publication claiming he was at the Beverly Hilton Hotel when Houston died Feb. 11, and that he removed items from the room....
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Katy Perry Echos Judy Jetson at German Echo Awards (watch!)

Katy Perry soared back into outer space in a racy futuristic costume to sing her new single “Part of Me” at Germany’s Echo Awards, the equivalent of the Grammys. She wisely left her military garb from her video home. The country is still sensitive about its militaristic past, so the the 27-year-old singer jumped into a sleek slate-blue and silver catsuit which showed off her toned figure, instead of her military fatigues. Katy also showed a little girl crush on Lana Del Ray, who was up for an award at the show....
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Whitney Houston Cause of Death: Drowning, Drugs

Whitney Houston passed out in her bathtub, slipped under the water and drowned, the Los Angeles County’s Coroner’s said today, announcing the results for a long-awaited toxicology test. The official cause of death was attributed to “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” the office said, ruling the death “accidental.”...
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Katy Perry Goes Grunt in New ‘Part of Me’ Video (watch!)

Katy Perry probably does more for Marines than a thousand recruitment commercials with a rousing video for her song “Part of Me.” She signs up to be a grunt, but wonder how she’ll feel after multiple tours in Iraq and Afganistan? For Katy, of course, it’s never more than make believe as she works her way through basic training and then hits the beach in a full-on combat training exercise, brimming with esprit de corps....
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Whitney Houston Last Days Filled With Hope, Despair

Whitney Houston was determined to turn her life and career around, while she battled with gnawing insecurity and an addictive personality that ultimately spelled doom for the 48-year-old music icon. In the days since her death Feb. 11, from what likely will be a combination of alcohol and drug abuse, the last days of her life are slowly being pieced back together by those close to her....
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Bobbi Kristina Meets Oprah: Will She Answer Tough Questions?

Bobbi Kristina has spoken to Oprah Winfrey in her first interview since the death of her mother, Whitney Houston. It's unknown at the moment how many unanswered questions the 18-year-old will address, including about her own drug use. Winfrey, 48, died suddenly on Feb. 11, on the eve of the Grammy Awards, and all indications point to a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol as the cause. But the coroner is still awaiting toxicology tests....
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Cissy Houston, Bobby Brown Fight Over Whitney's Death Detailed

Singer Bobby Brown's reportedly had an angry confrontation with Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, the day before his ex-wife and mother of his child was laid to rest earlier this month. It may explain his angry behavior at the funeral. Brown and Cissy Houston reportedly met on the day before Whitney's funeral Feb. 18 and had a blowout fight. Cissy put the blame squarely on Bobby for the superstar singer's death. Drugs and alcohol appear to be the cause, pending results of toxicology tests....
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Carolyn Whigham Threatened Over Whitney Houston Casket Photo

Carolyn Whigham, owner of the funeral home where Whitney Houston's viewing was held, is reportedly "devastated" someone snapped a photo of her in her coffin and sold it to a tabloid newspaper. The blame game has been underway ever since The National Enquirer published the photo of Houston in an open coffin. Speculation has ranged from a close family member and funeral home employee, to even her mentor Clive Davis....
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Exclusive: Whitney Houston Death Should Focus on ‘Enablers’

Whitney Houston's death could not have happened without a coterie of enablers who catered to her every whim, even when she was self-destructive, charges Mark Bego, a writer and author who chronicled her career beginning in the 1970s. In an exclusive interview with TheImproper, Bego drew parallels between Houston's death and the demise of Elvis Presley and blues singer Billie Holiday. Behind the death for all three were "enablers" who lived off of and profited from their downfall....
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Whitney Houston Had Dark Secret; Did it Help Kill Her?

Whitney Houston's disastrous marriage to Bobby Brown and her ultimate demise may have been triggered, in part, because she loved a woman. She lived in fear her lesbianism would destroy her family and career. Although rumors followed her throughout her life, she never addressed them, nor did her alleged lover Robyn Crawford, a lifelong friend. But it profoundly affected her life....
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Whitney Houston Death Brings Out Life's Lurid Details

Whitney Houston lived a very public life, but the details of her private life were largely unknown until her death, Feb. 11. In the days since then, some of those close to her have revealed the lurid details of her decline. Whatever the rumors were, they never overpowered her image as a superstar. Even in the depths of her crack-ravaged period, there always seemed to be a feeling that Whitney would work through it, pull herself together and resume her stellar career. After all, she was only 48 when she died....
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Stevie Wonder Leads Celebrities at Whitney Houston Funeral

Stevie Wonder, who has seen his own career parallel Whitney Houston’s in so many ways, gave a moving tribute to the fallen star, singing one of her favorite songs, “Ribbons in the Sky” with modified lyrics to match the sad occasion. He spoke to mother Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and all of the family. “I want you to know as have millions of people said not just in this time but throughout her career, we loved her so much and that won’t stop....
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Kevin Costner Has Right Stuff for Whitney Houston Eulogy (video)

Kevin Costner noted how much different he and Whitney Houston were, yet were so much alike in so many ways. He spoke movingly about his relationship with his "Bodyguard" co-star at the singer's all-star funeral. Costner, 57, seemed a little out of place when he was announced as one of the speakers, but her shared genuine moments with Whitney that recalled their surprisingly close relationship during filming of the 1992 movie....
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Whitney Houston Funeral to Air Live on Internet (watch here)

Whitney Houston’s funeral Saturday (Feb. 16) at noon will be a star-studded invitation only event that will include musical performances and eulogies by stars like Kevin Costner. Fans will be able to watch through a live stream over the Internet. A single video camera will capture the footage of the funeral which will be shown live online through TheImproper. Click here and bookmark this page to follow the service....
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Whitney Houston NJ Mansion For Sale; Price Slashed (photos)

Whitney Houston's expansive New Jersey home is back on the market for a cut-rate $1.75 million. The palatial property is where she lived with singer Bobby Brown and was the setting for his reality television show. The Mendham, NJ, home is within commuting distance to New York City. At more than 12,000-square feet, it would normally fetch substantially more money....
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Bobby Brown Scorned by Whitney Houston's Family: Here's Why

Bobby Brown is widely hated by close members of Whitney Houston's family, including mother Cissy Houston. And with good reason. Whitney's marriage to the singer marked the beginning of her downward spiral, and they have never forgiven him. Although the couple divorced in 2007 after 14 years of marriage, the bitterness still lingers and appears to have intensified since Whitney's sudden death Saturday (Feb. 11) on the eve of the Grammy Awards Show....
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Chris Brown Redeemed by Grammys; Does He Deserve It?

Rapper Chris Brown is getting no peace from critics, despite his impressive performance at the Grammy Awards and his win for Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. Does he deserve a second chance? It was three years ago on the eve of the 2009 Grammys when Brown violently assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna, leaving her battered and bruised while he fled the scene....
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Taylor Swift Takes Soulful Walk in Hunger Games Video (watch!)

Taylor Swift talks a walk through woods and meadows in a video of the haunting lead single, “Safe & Sound” from the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games,” a movie about life and death in a strange post-apocalyptic land. The video debuted today (Feb. 14) Valentine’s Day on MTV. Swift picked up a couple of Grammy’s for her song “Mean” over the weekend, and keeps the momentum going with the release of clip....
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Whitney Houston Death Triggered by Drug, Alcohol Cocktail

Whitney Houston died from powerful cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol, and not from drowning as had originally been suspected. She was found submerged in a tub of water in her room. Now the focus has shifted to daughter Bobby Christina. The Los Angeles County Coroner has reportedly told close family members that Houston, 48, did not have enough water in her lungs to die from drowning. She is believed to have died from the drugs before her head slipped under the water....