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31Jan
2013
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Whitney Houston Special “A Death In The Family” To Air Grammy Weekend

Whitney Houston File Photo

Can it really be almost a year since we lost Whitney Houston? The Grammys still went on the next day after losing the music legend, but a new special entitled "The Show Will Go On: A Death In The Family" will show what changes and tributes were made due to Houston's passing.

The show will air on Saturday night Feb. 9th and will be an hour tribute to the songstress airing at 10 P.M.

They will be showing never before seen rehearsal footage from those performances and behind the scenes interviews with Grammy artists talking about Whitney.

The special also includes personal accounts of the day's occurrences and Whitney Houston's passing by Clive Davis, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, host LL COOL J, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, and Joe Walsh.

For more info on the special, click on the continue reading button...

15Aug
2012
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Alicia Keys Releases Details On Upcoming New Album “Girl On Fire”

This is VERY good news! Not only do we have upcoming albums from No Doubt, Green Day, and Pink on the way, Alicia Keys announced she is recording new material!

She posted this on AliciaKeys.com and talked about her growth not just as an artist, but as a woman;

14Aug
2012
1

Bobby Brown Enters Rehab….”I Can’t Do It On My Own”

Bobby Brown. Photo: Usmagazine.com Bobby Brown. Photo: Usmagazine.com

Bobby Brown has just entered rehab for alcohol addiction. The 43 year old has admitted to friends he "just can't do it on his own" anymore.

The R&B singer just completed a tour with his former band-mates New Edition and suffered the loss of his ex-wife Whitney Houston back in February and appeared on Ellen where he opened up about how her death affected him.

Since Whitney's death, he married longtime girlfriend Alicia Etheridge, who says that Bobby is doing well.-DocFB

6Jun
2012
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New “Sparkle” Trailer Hits The Internets


Here is the latest trailer for "Sparkle" featuring the late Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, and Cee Lo Green.

They say this is the most anticipated musical event of the summer. Are there any other musical's coming out this summer?

Just curious. What do you think of the new trailer?-DocFB

UPDATE: We were reminded Rock Of Ages is opening soon. So there is another musical. Which one is more anticipated?

30May
2012
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Tyler Perry Denies Bobbi Kristina Rumor; “Leave This Baby Alone”

Bobbi Kristina & Tyler Perry. Photo: GettyImages.com
Bobbi Kristina & Tyler Perry. Photo: GettyImages.com

Bobbi Kristina & Tyler Perry. Photo: GettyImages.com

Tyler Perry is denying earlier reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of his show "For Better Or Worse" last week.  His reason?  You cannot walk off a show that already finished production which the show has.

Tyler also posted on his web site to "leave this child alone and stop the lies please" about this story.

Perry shared a story about talking with Bobbi Kristina after Whitney Houston's funeral about what she wanted to do with her career and Tyler set up the role for her.

Tyler also said "if this was your daughter, wouldn't you want that?"

Yes, Tyler, we would.  We also don't think she should be doing a reality show right now.  It is too soon.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Bobbi Kristina Quits Tyler Perry Show; Not Over Death Of Mother Whitney Houston

Bobbi Kristina Brown. File Photo
Bobbi Kristina Brown. File Photo

Bobbi Kristina Brown. File Photo

Bobbi Kristina has walked off the set of "For Better or Worse", the Tyler Perry TV show that airs on TBS.

Bobbi walked off the set last week, claiming she is not over the death of her mother Whitney Houston.  She only filmed a couple of episodes before quitting the show.

Bobbi is still filming her own reality TV show for Lifetime TV, where her reps say the filming is less stressful for her.

Perry's people are not commenting on her walk off but are having to re-write future episodes to explain the characters disappearance. The only thing they will say is that they are frustrated but support Bobbi Kristina fully.

It is being reported that Perry spoke with Bobbi Kristina privately about the situation.  Perry let the Houston family use his private jet to travel Whitney's body from L.A. to where she was laid to rest.

Kristina was being paid $30,000 per episode.  Although it is being reported that Whitney died broke, her estate has made quite a pretty penny for Bobbi Kristina, the sole heir to Whitney's millions.-DocFB

UPDATE:  Tyler Perry is denying the story and saying to leave this child alone.  Please see updated story on site.

16May
2012
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Bobby Brown Goes Heart To Heart With Ellen About Whitney…And We Believe Him!


Ellen DeGeneres is the best interviewer ever. Seriously. After what has happened to Whitney Houston and his actions, we don't exactly have mad love for Bobby Brown. Yet, after watching Ellen, we feel his loss.

He talks about the flack he received performing the night of Whitney's death. I never fully understood why he did get grief for that. The comments a few days later where he said he is still "Bad ass Bobby Brown" was a little bit more offensive.

"She worked hard. Played hard. Lived hard. Loved hard" Bobby explained to Ellen about Whitney.

This whole reality show that Whitney Houston and even with Bobby's own show leaves a bad taste in our mouths. For one moment though, we felt Bobby's loss. Ellen really does humanize people.-DocFB

11May
2012
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PRINCE Rocks Australia, Talks Why Everyone Should Experience “Purple Rain” Live & Madonna

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012
Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Prince Photo: AP Images For NPG Records 2012

Last night, PRINCE performed an almost 25 minute version of the song he feels everyone should experience live, "Purple Rain", leaving Australian concertgoers in awe.

"Everybody should experience this song in concert at least once in their lives," he told TheFIX. "No one experience is the same."

Even though he hasn't taken the stage in Australia since 2003, he feels this trip will be the best because of his crew.  

"These people are sooo much fun!  We actually enjoy one another's company and it's reflected onstage every night."

He talks about songs that used to bore him performing. "It used to be 'Little Red Corvette' until we re-worked it into a slow blues,"  "It's hot now. A good example of song evolution over time. We actually know better what the song is about now."

Hmm.  You mean it wasn't about a.....ahhh  nevermind.

His favorite live music right now is Lianne La Havas, his guitarist Mr. (Andy) McKee, support act Delilah and Andy Allo.  His all time favorite?  Bass legend Larry Graham.  "He reminds us all of what was great in the past.  "Everyone who meets him has the same response. He's a kind man who is always encouraging. After a shred with him you feel like you can conquer anything."

Prince even brought up Madonna, one of the big 3 of music acts from the good ol' days, the 80's, and her success, although different than his.  "Every artist approaches this from a different angle,"  "[Madonna] has actually become quite successful on her own terms.

He even talks proudly of his first and former record label Warner Bros.

"To us, [credibility] is all subjective. I started off primarily as a live performer, who mastered the studio at an early age by actually owning one.

"Warner Bros. granted rights unheard of at the time that allowed us the freedom to produce music unencumbered. Working without a net or a ceiling benefits us greatly. Thus, music became a real job, not a hobby.

Although Prince and Madonna are still around, 2 of the 80's biggest stars, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston unfortunately, are not.

When asked why he did not have a similiar fate, he asks the interviewer to watch a youtube clip of the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" Elizabeth Gilbert.  We provided the video below.

"The music we create supports families and dreams. Both of which are quite big now."


For the full set list from the 1st Sydney show, and to download a HQ version of the photo above, click the continue reading button...

9Apr
2012
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How Whitney Houston’s Mom Hopes We Remember Whitney By…


Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mom, hopes if we remember her daughter Whitney Houston by only one moment, that it will be her singing "The Star Spangled Banner" in 1991 at the Super Bowl.

Cissy has been devastated since the news broke of Whitney being addicted to cocaine again and that being the main reason behind her death.  She is hoping the world will remember Whitney for what she was, and not for how she died.

There are several Whitney Houston moments, this one close to the top, that we remember, although we are not sure this is the only thing that she should be remembered for.

Will you remember this performance more than for how Whitney died?-DocFB