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8 Celebrities Who Got Their Start as Backup Singers

Mariah Carey was a dancer, too

(Newser) - Not everyone skyrockets directly to fame: Ranker lists 24 celebrities who started out as backup singers. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry: When she still went by her birth name of Katy Hudson, she sang backup for P.O.D. and appeared in one of the band's 2006 music videos ("
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Bobby Brown: Whitney Called Bobbi Kristina Home

Singer says he feels he could've prevented daughter's death

(Newser) - Bobby Brown is speaking out today about the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, telling Fox talk show The Real that he cannot shake the feeling that her death could have been prevented. “If I could have been there two days before, it wouldn’t have went down like... More »

Whitney Houston Is Touring Next Year

In the form of a hologram

(Newser) - E! Online thinks it's going to be the "concert of the year"—a new Whitney Houston tour in 2016 thanks to the magic of hologram. The late singer will appear on stage and belt out her greatest hits, being joined by as-yet announced special guests, reports... More »

RIP #BobbiKristina: 'She's With Her Mother'

Celebs salute Whitney Houston's only child

(Newser) - Condolences are continuing to pour in over the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old only child of Whitney Houston who passed away yesterday in Duluth, Ga., after being unconscious for nearly six months. Brown's father, Bobby Brown, has reportedly found some peace in the midst of his grief.... More »

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead at 22

Whitney Houston's daughter was found in bathtub 6 months ago

(Newser) - No miracle recoveries: Bobbi Kristina Brown is dead at age 22, about six months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home. The circumstances of her death are similar to that of her mother, Whitney Houston, in 2012. "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26, 2015, surrounded... More »

Bobbi Kristina Brown in Hospice

Whitney Houston's daughter not expected to recover

(Newser) - Based on the most recent updates on the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown, this development seems sadly inevitable: She's now in hospice, with virtually all hope gone for recovery, reports Entertainment Tonight . The 22-year-old daughter of Bobbi Brown and the late Whitney Houston has been in a coma since... More »

Bobbi Kristina 'Fighting for Life'

But sources say situation appears bleak

(Newser) - Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is still in an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday morning—but while father Bobby Brown has issued a statement asking for privacy and his lawyer says "no additional information will be forthcoming," there seem to be... More »

Now You Can Smell Famous Death Scenes

Museum puts you in a morgue-like box to explore storytelling through scent

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered what it was like at the scene of someone's death, scientists in the Netherlands are taking you one morbid step closer. They've created a new and unusual museum exhibit that pipes the sounds and smells of four famous death scenes into boxes, like... More »

20 Movies That Debuted After a Star's Death

Paul Walker died less than two weeks before 'Hours' release

(Newser) - Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of Hours, a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in. The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up many more examples of movies released after one of their stars died. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

10 Celebs Who Needed Interventions

Some kicked the drugs, alcohol, but for others, a sad ending

(Newser) - Radar rounds up a list of stars who have faced intervention attempts from family members and friends. In some cases, they went to rehab and got cleaned up—but other cases had a tragic ending. Check out a sampling of 10 of them in the gallery or the full... More »

Whitney's Headstone Has Familiar Lyric

Houston grave reads, 'I will always love you'

(Newser) - The epitaph on Whitney Houston's headstone was written by Dolly Parton, and Houston's fans will immediately understand why. "I will always love you," reads the quote on the bottom of the grave marker, reports AP , a reference to the Parton song that Houston made enormously popular.... More »

Plane Forced Down By Bad Singing

Unruly flyer wouldn't quit warbling Whitney Houston songs

(Newser) - A Los Angeles to New York City flight was forced to make an emergency stop in Kansas City thanks to a different kind of "atmospheric disturbance"—an unruly passenger who refused to stop singing Whitney Houston songs. The woman, who belted out "I Will Always Love You"... More »

These 10 Songs Were Meant for Other Singers

Janet Jackson could have sung 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Can't picture anyone other than Whitney Houston singing "How Will I Know"? Well, Janet Jackson was offered the song first, reports Entertainment Tonight . Nine more songs that were originally intended for someone else:
  • Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" was originally offered to Michael Jackson—as
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We Investigated Whitney Houston Extortion: FBI

128-page file detailing pure craziness released

(Newser) - Newly released FBI files on Whitney Houston reveal that the bureau once investigated an alleged extortion attempt against the singer, Reuters reports. The 128 pages of files were posted on the FBI's website yesterday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The alleged extortion attempt was reported... More »

Whitney Houston Was in Denial: Clive Davis

New memoir also reveals he's bisexual

(Newser) - Clive Davis has a new memoir, out yesterday, that apparently reads more like a tell-all. In The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis recalls that Whitney Houston was "in complete denial" about her substance abuse problems. He includes letters he sent her, including one from 2001 in which he wrote,... More »

9 Artists Who Lip-Synced

If Beyonce did, she's in good company

(Newser) - The debate over whether Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem continues, but either way, the Washington Post points out that the practice of lip-syncing isn't all that uncommon. It lists nine examples:
  • When Whitney Houston performed what many called the best rendition of the national anthem ever, at the Super
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Whitney Houston Murdered Over Drug Debt: Private Eye

'National Enquirer' reports new claims

(Newser) - The National Enquirer claims to have a big scoop: Whitney Houston was murdered. It spoke to former Chicago cop/California private eye Paul Huebl, who says there is evidence that just such a crime occurred. "Knowledgeable" sources told him that Houston was done in by "high-powered drug dealers who... More »

5 Secret Celebrity Affairs

Kirstie Alley revealed 2 just this week

(Newser) - Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta ? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
  • Jermaine Jackson (we're sorry, Jacksun ) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s.
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10 Artists Who Turned Down Hit Songs

Just think, Janet could have had 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities aren't so lucky—as evidenced by these 10 musical artists who rejected songs that later turned into hits by someone else. From Celebuzz :
  • Leona Lewis recorded "We Found Love" before Rihanna, but didn't want to commit. "Mine's better," she says, although she
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Expendables 2 Limps Into 1st

Whitney Houston's last movie, 'Sparkle,' takes fifth

(Newser) - Seems Americans aren’t beating the heat in the cool refuge of movie theaters. Expendables 2 hobbled to No. 1 this weekend with $28.8 million, $6 million behind The Expendables' debut, despite having some extra star power (Liam Hemsworth and Chuck Norris are among the "newbies"). Bourne ... More »

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