He was driving outside the National Service Resort & Country Club in Changi in his black Porsche Boxter when he hit a female dog and also dislodged the car’s number plate. Continue…
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…
Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3-55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.
“There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent,” Rosen said.
Rosen said police received an emergency call from hotel security about Houston at 3-43 p.m. on Saturday. Paramedics who were already at the hotel because of a Grammy party unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate the singer, he said.
Producer Jimmy Jam, who had worked with Houston, said he anticipated the evening would become a tribute to her, and he expected there to be one at the Grammys as well.
Two days ago, she performed at a pre-Grammy party with singer Kelly Price.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said he would call for a national prayer on Sunday morning during a service at Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
“The morning of the Grammys, the world should pause and pray for the memory of a gifted songbird,” Sharpton said in a written statement.
In a statement, Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said Houston “was one of the world’s greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades.”
“Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs,” Portnow said. “A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice.”
At her peak, Houston was the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.
She had the perfect voice and the perfect image.
She influenced a generation of younger singers, from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey, who when she first came out sounded so much like Houston that many thought it was Houston. Continue Reading…
President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ At Apollo: President Barack Obama pulled out some unexpected singing chops during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Thursday night (January 19). The President belted out a line of Rev. Al Green’s soul staple “Let’s Stay Together”–Rev. Al Green was also in the audience–and joked about not being ushered off stage by the notorious Apollo Theater Sandman. “Don’t worry Rev I cannot sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation”, the President said lightheartedly. Can a sing-off against Mitt Romney be that far off?
Earlier in the evening, Obama kept the fundraising alive by noshing at an intimate dinner of 45 guests at director Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lee Lewis’ home. The $35,800 per ticket dinner included notables Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and former Knicks player Allan Houston. Continue Reading…
Nick Cannon Kidney Failure: Acting professional Nick Cannon and his spouse, musician Mariah Carey, a less than pleasant holidays this year is because Brother was based on a medical bed in his time-consuming Aspen. Carey says her man is deceptive information, with the gentle kidney malfunction.
Los Angeles Times revealed, there is no real medical phrase “mild kidney malfunction.” what is a non permanent quit, Carey might specify where kidney system blocking were incapable. Is predicted to be the right cannon and was moved to a medical in Los Angeles was informed his lovers through Tweets. Read More…
“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure,” the singer posted on Twitter, including a picture of her lying in a hospital bed next to Cannon. Read More…