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Whitney Houston Documentary Spills Shocking Family Secret

Relatives say she was abused by famous cousin

(Newser) - Whitney Houston was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and she took that secret with her to her grave at age 48, family members reveal in a documentary that premiered at the Cannes festival Wednesday. In Whitney, half-brother Gary Garland says he was abused when he was young... More »

Aretha in Weird Feud With Dionne Over Whitney Houston

Franklin unhappy Warwick said she was Houston's godmother

(Newser) - Aretha Franklin is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that Franklin was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago. "She blatantly lied on me ... fully well knowing what she was doing," Franklin said... More »

Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy, Owes $10M in Taxes

Says she makes just $10 a month after expenses

(Newser) - The latest celebrity with big-time tax trouble : Dionne Warwick. The 72-year-old singer has filed for bankruptcy, TMZ reports. She owes $10.2 million in back taxes that have been accruing since 1991. Almost $7 million of that is owed to the IRS, and the rest to California, the BBC reports.... More »

TMZ: Houston May Have Drowned in Tub

Houston's daughter confronts police outside hotel room

(Newser) - Specifics are still sketchy in yesterday's sudden death of Whitney Houston . But here's what's beginning to trickle in:
  • Houston was found by a member of her entourage on the floor of her Beverly Hills hotel room around 3:30pm, reports the LA Times . Paramedics were called at
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OJ, Warwick on IRS Naughty List

California tries to shame tax delinquents into paying up by posting names

(Newser) - The California Franchise Tax Board has published a list of 224 of the worst tax dodgers in hopes that public humiliation will succeed where strongly worded warning letters have failed in collecting big tax debts. The list includes OJ Simpson, with a debt of $1.4 million, and singer Dionne... More »

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