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February 12, 2012 2:50 PM

Whitney Houston’s daughter rushed to hospital

Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of singer Whitney Houston, is taken on stretcher from Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 12. (KCBS)

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, only child of the late singer Whitney Houston, has been rushed to an LA-area hospital, KCBS has confirmed.

Bobbi Kristina, 18, had been staying at the Beverly Hilton, the same hotel where her mother had registered to stay at for a pre-Grammy party Saturday night.

Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston attend the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love of R&B Event on Thursday February 9th, 2012 at Tru Hollywood in Hollywood, California.(Credit: Arnold Turner via AP IMAGES)

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Beverly Hills police confirmed to KCBS that Bobbi Kristina was transported at 10:30 a.m. PT to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

A Beverly Hills Police Dept. watch commander told CBS that Bobbi Kristina was treated for anxiety at the scene.

CBS2’s Joy Benedict was on scene when Brown was taken.

According to Benedict, the teen was with three young men who were clearly distraught. They rushed to their car to follow the ambulance, Benedict said.

Benedict was told by police that Brown is expected to be OK.

Houston was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. She had been planning to attend a party that night at the Hilton.

“There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent,” said Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen.

An autopsy was set to begin Sunday.



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GrammysHost LL Cool J, must be busy working on the tribute for legend Whitney Houston as his Twitter has been silent since her death.  In addition, some of the top nominees at tonight’s 54th Grammy Awards have not Tweeted anything about R&B great Whitney Houston’s death. Kanye West leads all nominees with seven nominations and yet, the volatile artist who announced he wanted world leaders at his funeral last year, is known for frequent Twitter Rants.  But West has not tweeted one word on legend Whitney Houston’s death yesterday.  Neither has Grammy darling Taylor Swift, or six time 2012 nominee Adele. And Twitter News wants to know: where is Madonna and why hasn’t she Tweeted about Whitney?

Kayne West Wants World Leaders At His Funeral

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First Posted: 12/2/11 Updated: 12/2/11


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It’s a bit morbid to think about who you want at your funeral, but in true Kanye West style, it sounds like the rapper has some lofty goals for who he hopes is one day mourning him.

“I was just thinking about my funeral and stuff a couple days ago and thinking who would be at the funeral,” says West. “People who I want to be in the funeral. I wanna have world leaders that were, like, affected, that said, you know, ‘Kanye gave me my shot here.’ Or ‘he pushed me,’ or ‘he told me to believe in myself,’ or ‘when I saw this, it made me feel like that.’ I wanna affect people like that when I, like, pass away.”

Vulture came across the sound bite, on VOYR, the $5-monthly service, which markets itself to “true fans” who want their all-access pass to behind the scenes of Kanye and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’ Tour.

Is this Kanye’s way of saying he plans to go into politics one day?

“[Life] is a pursuit and it’s a responsibility. If people have done things before, you should be able to surpass them. It’s like I’m on a pursuit of awesomeness. Excellence is the bare minimum,” he says.

Well Kanye did already make an impact on one world leader. In a 2010 interview with NBC News’ Matt Lauer, former President George W. Bush said that the low point of his presidency was being called a racist by Kanye West.

About a week after Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans, the rapper made the now infamous remark, saying, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

Bush told Lauer he didn’t appreciate the comment. “It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency,” said the former President.

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Michael Jackson dead at 50 after cardiac arrest


June 25, 2009

Entertainer Michael Jackson died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday having suffered cardiac arrest, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

Paramedics took Jackson, 50, from his west Los Angeles home Thursday afternoon to UCLA Medical Center, where a team of physicians attempted to resuscitate him for more than an hour, said brother Jermaine Jackson. He said the famed singer was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. PT.

An autopsy is scheduled Friday, he said. Results are expected Friday afternoon, according to Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles coroner’s office, who also said Jackson was unresponsive when he arrived at the hospital.


My first tweet: Rest In Peace.. Micheal Jackson. The world will miss you greatly.

Amy Winehouse Dead: Singer Found Dead At London Home

Amy Winehouse

First Posted: 7/23/11 Updated: 9/22/11

Troubled, Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home, Sky News is reporting. The Daily Mail reports that police have confirmed the passing.

In a statement, the London Metropolitan Police said, “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

A suspected drug overdose took the life of the singer, Nick Buckley of the Sunday Mirror tweeted.

She’s battled drug addiction for years, having most recently checked back into rehabilitation in May.

Whitney Houston Dead At Age 48

By Christopher John Farley

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Singer Whitney Houston performs at the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

Singer Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.

Houston had one of the defining pop-soul voices of the 1980s and 1990s. She was also a star of the screen, appearing in such movies as “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.” Her career was marred by erratic behavior and struggles with substance abuse.

Publicist Kristen Foster said today that the singer had died, but the cause was unknown, according to the Associated Press.

Reached by Speakeasy, spokeswoman Jill Fritzo confirmed Houston’s death but said no further details were available yet.

According to police, Houston was found unresponsive in her room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., by a member of her entourage who called 911 at 3:43 p.m.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55  p.m.. The police are conducting an investigation and will bring in a coroner to remove the body when that’s completed. It’s unclear when that will be.

The daughter of pop-gospel singer Cissy Houston and the cousin of vocalist Dionne Warwick, Whitney hailed from Newark, N.J. She released her first album, “Whitney Houston,” in 1985 to critical and commercial success. That debut featured the songs “Saving All My Love for You,”  “Greatest Love of All,” and “How Will I Know.” Her follow-up album, “Whitney,” was another hit, spawning such singles as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “Didn’t We Almost Have It All.”

With her supermodel looks, pure vocal tone, and commercial instincts, Houston helped turned light soul music into mainstream pop music. Her singing style, which included generous vocal flourishes, gospel touches, and stretched-out emotional high notes, influenced a generation of divas who would come after her.

Houston, at her height, became a symbol for American pop culture. Her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 became a chart hit.

In recent years, Houston became known for erratic performances, problems with substance abuse, and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown. Her marriage to Brown ended in 2007.

On “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2009, Houston confessed that she used used marijuana and cocaine even before “The Bodyguard” in 1992, and that her drug use grew heavier after that. By the time she co-starred in “The Preacher’s Wife” in 1996 she was doing drugs every day. She also admitted to freebasing cocaine and lacing marijuana with cocaine.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48.

Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unclear.

At her peak in the 1980s and ’90s, Houston the golden girl of the music industry and one of the world’s best-selling artists.

Among her hits were “How Will I Know,” ”Saving All My Love for You” and “I Will Always Love You.” She won multiple Grammys including album and record of the year.

Her success carried her beyond music to movies like “The Bodyguard.”

But by the end of her career, drug use took its toll as her record sales plummeted and her voice became raspy and hoarse.

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