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Whitney's Daughter Also Passed Out in Bathtub

Bobbi Kristina Brown found in hotel tub day before Houston's death

(Newser) - Eerie news from TMZ : Less than 24 hours before her mother was found dead in a hotel bathtub, Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was also found asleep in a tub in the same hotel. Bobbi Kristina's friends called security on Friday night after knocking on the door... More »

Tony Bennett Gets First No. 1 Album—at 85

Bennett by far the oldest person to ever top Billboard

(Newser) - Not even controversial comments about 9/11 can slow down Tony Bennett. The octogenarian crooner has been topping singles charts since 1951, but only now, 60 years later, has he finally landed his first No. 1 album, reports Billboard . In fact, Duets 2 makes Bennett the oldest ever artist to top... More »

Tony Bennett: Sorry About Those 9/11 Comments

Singer apologizes on Facebook for blaming attacks on US policy

(Newser) - Tony Bennett is stepping back from controversial statements about 9/11 he made to Howard Stern. The 85-year-old singer has been taking flak for saying that misguided US policies led to the attacks. “They flew the plane in, but we caused it," he said Monday. "Because we were... More »

Tony Bennett on 9/11: 'We Caused It'

Singer criticizes US foreign policy: 'Are we the terrorists?'

(Newser) - Tony Bennett is pushing a new album, but it's comments he made during a Howard Stern interview yesterday that are drawing attention, reports ABC News . A conversation about Bennett's WWII service led to Stern asking Bennett how the US should deal with terrorists. “But who are the... More »

Winehouse Album Is UK's Bestseller of the Century

Tony Bennett to lead MTV Winehouse tribute

(Newser) - A surge in sales following her death has made Amy Winehouse's Back to Black Britain's biggest-selling record of the 21st century, knocking crooner James Blunt into second place. The 2006 album, which shot back to the top of her charts after the singer's death last month, has... More »

Amy Winehouse in Last Interview: 'I'm Quite Shy'

She was in good form in March with Tony Bennett

(Newser) - Neil McCormick of the Telegraph recounts what he says is Amy Winehouse's final interview, which took place in March as she visited Abbey Roads studio to record with one of her idols, Tony Bennett. "The Amy I saw seemed well on the way back to her best, which... More »

Music Pioneer Mitch Miller Dead at 99

Record exec went on to host karaoke precursor 'Sing Along With Mitch'

(Newser) - Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records, died Saturday at age 99. Miller was a key exec at Columbia Records in the pre-rock 'n' roll era, making hits with singers Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis, and Tony... More »

Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features... More »

Ditch the Bells, It's Time for a New Jingle

Chronicle compiles list of reworked holiday faves

(Newser) - Chestnuts may still be roasting on an open fire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t refresh your Christmas playlist. The San Francisco Chronicle compiles a list of new twists on old favorites to help you give the jingle bells a rest:
  • Sufjan Stevens, "That Was the Worst
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Washington State Wallops Winthrop

Pac-10 champs roll over Eagles to advance

(Newser) - It was all-square at halftime between Washington State and Winthrop in the NCAA first round.  The Cougars then ran away with the game, walloping the No. 13 seed Eagles, a popular upset choice in office pools, 71-40. A 25-1 run by Washington State put to rest any hopes of... More »

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