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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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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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Whitney Houston Final Indignity: Fake Tabloid Sex Tape Story

Whitney Houston never made sex tapes with her boy toy boyfriend Ray J, the 31-year-old rap singer said today (Mar. 21), refuting a tabloid report that he and and the late singer took "a ton" of explicit videos and photos. The report appeared in the tabloid weekly Star, which has been known to regularly publish lurid fabrications about celebrity scandals. This story is one more indignity for the late singer's family to bear....
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Oprah Responds to Critics of Bobbi Kristina Talk (watch!)

Oprah Winfrey always tries to do good, but it doesn’t mean she always does well. The talk show queen has come under fire for her interview with Bobbi Kristina, the troubled daughter of the late Whitney Houston, and members of the Houston family. The interview aired last weekend on Oprah’s struggling OWN network and was its biggest ratings getter since the network started. More than 8 million people tuned in, hoping to find some answers that could explain tragic end of one of America’s most-love music icons....
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Bobbi Kristina, Nick Gordon Ignite Houston Family Uproar (video)

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina has created a new crisis for the grief-stricken Houston family. She’s been spotted getting hot and heavy with her “brother” Nick Gordon much to the distress of Whitney’s mother. Cissy Houston, who is deeply religious, believes the couple are engaging in what amounts to incest, even though Gordon is not a blood relative of the Houston’s....
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Exclusive: Inside Whitney Houston's Spectacular Rise, Fall

There are few people in the world of show business who have achieved Whitney Houston's career heights. She is one of the top recording artists in the history of popular music, which makes her sudden death at 48 after years of drug abuse all the more tragic. She hit her creative high point in 1992 with the phenomenal international No. 1 hit “I Will Always Love You.”...
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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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Jessica Sanchez Perfect on Whitney Houston Classic (listen!)

Jessica Sanchez, a 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant, shocked judges and the show’s audience with a stirring rendition of Whitney Houston’s classic “I Will Alaways Love You.” It was pitch perfect and she didn’t miss note. The performance was gutsy in more ways than none. Not only was Houston’s a singular talent with a soaring vocal range, the song is one of the most difficult to sing in popular music....
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Bobbi Kristina First Look Oprah Interview Promo

Bobbi Kristina is greeted with a big hug from Oprah Winfrey before her interview to talk about the sudden death of her mother, Whitney Houston, according to a new promo. Oprah scored the coup because she became friends with Houston after her frank 2009 interview with the singer. This interview, however, looks like it will be far less candid....
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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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Drew Pinsky: Drugs Killed Whitney Houston; Slams Celebrity Docs

Whitney Houston died from her addiction to prescription drugs, which are easily obtained from Beverly Hills doctors who crave celebrity patients, according to Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist and television show host. Pinsky, who hosts reality shows, “Celebrity Rehab” and “Dr. Drew,” slammed doctors who over-prescribe painkillers and other narcotics to celebrities. Celebrities are more likely to die from prescriptions than illegal drugs, today, he said....
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American Idol Finalists to Perform Whitney Houston Tribute

Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and the newest crop of “American Idol” finalists will get down to business on Wednesday (Mar 7). They group will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston, whose songs are soaring up the charts since her death. More than 33 million votes were cast, according to host Ryan Seacrest to whittle the 25 semi-finalists down to the latest round of contenders....
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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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Whitney Houston's Last Interview: Upbeat, But Fearful (watch!)

Whitney Houston seemed upbeat and in good spirits in what became her last interview before her sudden death Feb. 11 in the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammy Awards Show. But there were also telltale signs of distress. Houston sat down with “Entertainment Tonight’s” Mark Stein along with Jordan Sparks and Director Salim Akil to talk about their new movie “Sparkle.”...
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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 Casket Photo Condemned, Called Beautiful

National Enquirer publisher Mary Beth Wright called the photo of Whitney Houston in her coffin "beautiful," but the tabloid newspaper faced widespread condemnation from other media outlets and the public-- even as they couldn't avert their eyes from the image. Among other things, The Enquirer introduced a whole new generation of Americans to the kind of bare-knuckle journalism that existed at the dawn of the tabloid era in the 1970s....
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Did Bobby Brown Sis Sell Whitney Houston Casket Photo?

Whitney Houston looks at peace and quite regal in her final photo laying in her casket. The photo was apparently taken at the private family-only viewing and sold to The National Enquirer. But who would do such a thing? Publishing photos of celebrities lying dead in their caskets is a time-honored tabloid tradition. Elvis Presley was subjected to the same treatment when he died in 1977....
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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....