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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 »

Bobbi Kristina's Family Pulling Life Support: Sources

They say she'll be taken off tomorrow, anniversary of mom's death

(Newser) - Whitney Houston died on Feb. 11, 2012 , and her daughter may die on the third anniversary of that date. Sources tell Page Six that Bobbi Kristina Brown's family has agreed to remove life support, but Brown's grandmother, Cissy Houston, suggested they wait until tomorrow to do so. They... More »

Whitney's Mom Tells of 'Beyond Disturbing' Visit

Cissy Houston reams Bobby Brown in new memoir

(Newser) - Cissy Houston has a few words, and a few more, for Bobby Brown. In Remembering Whitney, out today, the mother of the late Whitney Houston writes that from the start she had doubted whether Brown was right for her daughter. And she thinks that Whitney might not have ended up... More »

Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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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 »

Cops: No Charges in Whitney's Death

It's not a 'criminal matter,' says Beverly Hills department

(Newser) - Authorities have officially closed the investigation of Whitney Houston's death and will not be filing any charges, reports E! Online . "We have determined that this is not a criminal matter," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. That had been a possibility given the traces... More »

Whitney Houston's Body Covered With Scars

Missing 11 teeth; showed signs of heart, liver disease

(Newser) - Whitney Houston's troubled history was written on her body. A mix of scars, cuts, burns, and abrasions—most of them several years old—riddled the body of the 48-year-old singer, according to the coroner's report. Besides the burns she suffered during her death in a hotel bathtub and... More »

Houston Found With Burns, Bloody Nose

Singer drowned in hot water: final autopsy report

(Newser) - More tragic details from Whitney Houston's final autopsy report : The singer drowned in a bathtub, face down in "extremely hot" water, and had scalding burns on her body. Houston had complained of a sore throat before her death, and an assistant suggested a bath. The coroner's investigation... More »

Cocaine Found in Whitney's Hotel Room

'White, powdery remnants' discovered in Houston's Beverly Hills room

(Newser) - Police did indeed find cocaine in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died, reports TMZ . Official documents list "white, powdery remnants" found in the Beverly Hills room, and sources tell the website that the powder tested positive for cocaine. Earlier this month, the LA county coroner declared the singer'... More »

Bobbi Kristina: I Spent Mom's Last Night 'in Her Arms'

Whitney Houston's sister-in-law also talks to Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - The night before Whitney Houston died, Bobbi Kristina Brown asked her mother to stay with her. "I slept in her arms all day, all night long," Brown told Oprah Winfrey last night. In her first interview since Houston's death, Brown called her mother "my everything,"... More »

Bobbi Kristina Changing Name

Whitney's daughter will become Kristina Houston

(Newser) - Bobbi Kristina Brown would like to be known as neither Bobbi nor Brown: The only daughter of the late Whitney Houston is changing her name to remove any association with dear old dad Bobby Brown, sources tell TMZ , though Houston was said to have put her foot down against such... More »

Whitney Leaves It All to Daughter

Money to be placed in trust for Bobbi Kristina

(Newser) - Whitney Houston left her entire estate to her 19-year-old daughter. An undisclosed amount of money will be placed in trust until Bobbi Kristina Brown turns 21. She'll receive a portion of the inheritance then, more at the age of 25, and the rest at 30. The trust administrator—the... More »

In Whitney's System: Valium, Xanax, Booze

Houston killed by combination of alcohol and drugs, insider says

(Newser) - Whitney Houston was killed by a combination of Valium, Xanax, and alcohol, an insider tells Radar . All three were found in her system, but the coroner is still waiting for toxicology results before the "major contributing factor of her demise" can be determined, the source says, adding that drowning... More »

Did Westboro Stage Its Whitney Protest Photo?

Plus: Whitney Houston's dress, earrings to be auctioned

(Newser) - Westboro Baptist Church promised to picket Whitney Houston's funeral, and Margie Phelps—daughter of church founder Fred Phelps— tweeted a picture Saturday appearing to show church members at the New Hope Baptist Church. Phelps also tweeted a few taunts directed at Occupy Newark, which had vowed to oppose the... More »

Fallen Soldier's Dad Burns NJ Flag in Whitney Protest

John Burri not happy with half-staff Whitney Houston tribute

(Newser) - When John Burri heard that New Jersey ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor Whitney Houston , he drove to his local Flags Unlimited store, bought a New Jersey state flag, brought it to his Michigan home, and burned it on his outdoor grill. "It was $12.95 and it... More »

Whitney's Daughter Got High After Funeral: Report

Bobbi Kristina disappeared, found in hotel 'getting high'

(Newser) - Bobbi Kristina Brown's family is terrified the teen is being overwhelmed by the same demons that likely contributed to her mom's death. Whitney Houston's troubled daughter disappeared after her mother's funeral, and was finally located at a nearby hotel "getting high," sources tell the... More »

Whitney Houston Laid to Rest

Singer buried in New Jersey as fans kept away

(Newser) - Whitney Houston was laid to rest today at a brief private ceremony in New Jersey, the end of a weekend that saw the pop star's family and friends gather at a star-studded funeral to mourn her loss while celebrating her career. Fans and onlookers gathered in several places along... More »

Bobby Brown Walks Out on Houston's Funeral

Ex-husband's entourage was asked to leave

(Newser) - Bobby Brown walked out on ex-wife Whitney Houston's funeral today in Newark, New Jersey, looking upset. He left with his entourage of nine people when it was denied seating in the front row and only Brown was allowed to stay, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. The Rev. Al Sharpton... More »

Stars Coming Out for Whitney's Funeral

Even Kevin Costner will pay tribute to Houston

(Newser) - Whitney Houston's funeral tomorrow will be full of Hollywood VIPs, from Oprah to Beyoncé to Elton John. The New Jersey Star-Ledger runs down others expected to attend (Bill Cosby, David Bowie, Jay-Z, Elton John), speak (Dionne Warwick, Tyler Perry, Clive Davis) and even perform (Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia... More »

DJs Suspended for Whitney Diss

LA's John & Ken called her a 'crack ho'

(Newser) - Dissing Whitney Houston has earned Los Angeles radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou a week-and-a-half in the penalty box. KFI suspended the popular duo after they poked fun at Houston's drug problems. "At some point you're just sick of it all, and so is everybody else... More »

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