Bobby Brown Leaves Funeral Leaves Whitney Houston’s

Bobby Brown made an appearance at Whitney Houston’s funeraltoday after being invited–contrary to earlier reports–but his appearance turned out to be more brief than he had hoped.

According to reports, Brown showed up at Houston’s funeral with a group of people, and tried to take a seat in the front row. As the front row was reserved for family only, Bobby was told that he had to move. After being shuffled around, Brown was finally told that there wasn’t enough room for him and his guests, and so Brown left Houston’s funeral. Continue Reading…

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dead At 85

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dead At 85: Happy Valley was perfect for Joe Paterno, a place where “JoePa” knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way: with integrity and sportsmanship. A place where character came first, championships second.

Behind it all, however, was an ugly secret that ran counter to everything the revered coach stood for.

Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a century but scarred forever by the child sex abuse scandal that brought his career to a stunning end, died Sunday at age 85.

His death came just over two months after his son Scott announced on Nov. 18 that his father had been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer. The cancer was found during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness. A few weeks later, Paterno broke his pelvis after a fall but did not need surgery.

Paterno had been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation after what his family called minor complications from his cancer treatments. Not long before that, he conducted his only interview since losing his job, with The Washington Post. Paterno was described as frail then, speaking mostly in a whisper and wearing a wig. The second half of the two-day interview was conducted at his bedside.

His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: “His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.”

“He died as he lived,” the statement said. “He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.”  Continue Reading…

Kathleen Edward Taunted on Facebook for Huntington’s Disease Dies at 9

Kathleen Edward Taunted on Facebook for Huntington’s Disease Dies at 9: Kathleen Edward, the 9-year-old girl who suffered from Juvenile Huntington’s disease and was taunted by a neighbor for it in 2010, died Wednesday at her Wyandotte home in Michigan  with more than 20 friends and family members beside her bed, according to reports.Kathleen died from the hereditary, incurable brain disorder less than three years after her mother, Laura Edward, died of the same degenerative brain disorder. Edward’s grandfather also died from it. Continue Reading…