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Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina in a coma after being found unconscious in a bathtub

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Well, this is a terrible story. Bobbi Kristina, the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobbi Brown, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home early Friday morning. She was rushed to a local hospital and is said to be recovering, but it’s an eerily scary (and sad) situation.

From The Telegraph:

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, was found by her husband and a friend at her home in Georgia, USA, yesterday morning. The incident took place just two weeks before the third anniversary of her mother’s death, who died in a bathtub at a Los Angeles hotel.

A spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department in Georgia said Mrs Brown was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation until rescuers arrived and added that the incident remained under investigation.

Doctors have now stabilised her breathing and she has been transferred to the intensive care unit of North Fulton Hospital.

Oh man, how terrible. It may just be a strange coincidence, but part of me feels like the bathtub aspect of this is just too much like Whitney’s death to ignore, and makes me wonder if this wasn’t intentional. It does feel somewhat inappropriate to speculate on whether or not this was a suicide attempt (or perhaps just an unintentional drug overdose), but either way, I think it’s pretty clear that Bobbi Kristina needs some help that she’s just not getting.

TMZ actually reported that Bobbi Kristina was placed in a medically induced coma yesterday afternoon for swelling of the brain, and Bobby Brown and Tyler Perry (I know, don’t ask) are at her bedside, so she’s still in serious trouble.

The Daily Beast did a great piece that’s worth reading; it examines Bobbi Kristina’s life in the years following Whitney’s death (and even while Whitney was alive) and when you look at the whole picture, it’s a really sad one. The question is, can you bounce back from the kind of life she has had to live a healthy, “normal” one yourself? This seems to be something Bobbi Kristina is struggling with, and I really hope she’s okay.

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Bobbi Kristina at war with Angela Bassett over Whitney Houston biopic

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Lifetime is producing a Whitney Houston biopic later this year, with Yaya DaCosta in the title role and Angela Bassett in the director’s chair. That’s all fine and well – no one’s expecting it to be genius, but it’s a nice tribute to the late singer. The only person unhappy about this (instead of just apathetic) is Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who is a bit put out that she wasn’t cast to portray her mother… despite the fact that she’s not even an actress.

Here’s what Angela said recently in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft. It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”

Could that be seen as a diss? Eh, maybe, but she’s just speaking the truth. However, Bobbi got all up in arms and retaliated on Twitter, as you do, by claiming that she’s going to be an award-winning actress and calling Angela a man.

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Oh God, grow the hell up, Bobbi. First of all, Angela Bassett has more talent in her pinky finger than Bobbi Kristina has in her entire body. And any talent she may have is completely overshadowed by the fact that she’s an insufferable brat. Between this and the antics of her brother/husband, the Houston family is really not doing Whitney’s memory and legacy any favours.

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Sam Smith turns Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ into a gorgeous ballad

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If you haven’t heard of Sam Smith yet, well, you’re in for a treat. I’ve been following this guy since he featured on Disclosure’s album a couple of years ago with ‘Latch’, and now he’s doing so well not only in his native UK, but over in the States, as well – and for good reason.

He stopped by Sirius XM on Monday to be interviewed and do some songs, one of which was a cover of Whitney Houston‘s ‘How Will I Know’. It’s an interesting song choice – thankfully not the usual ‘I Will Always Love You’ (though I think he’d smash that, as well) – and he turns it into something really new, and really gorgeous. Enjoy!

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Whitney Houston deserves more than a TV movie, right?

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Whitney Houston was an absolute legend, and one who died long before her time. It was really a shame, and given her diva status, it’s no surprise that people still want to make money off her and also memorialize her… in TV movie form?

Apparently the Houston family is not too happy that Lifetime want to do a Whitney TV movie, because they think she’s bigger than that and deserves the big screen treatment, which I guess I kinda understand. However, if Liz Taylor only gets the Lifetime treatment, then Whitney ain’t getting anything bigger.

From TMZ:

Lifetime made the announcement earlier this week … they’re planning on a biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut.

According to our sources, the Houston estate is so upset they’re considering a lawsuit to block production. We’re told the family has already expressed displeasure to Lifetime and made it clear they weren’t on board with a TV movie.

Sources close to the Houston family tell us the estate is planning its own movie for the big screen — ala the “This is It’” Michael Jackson flick.

Pat Houston, wouldn’t get specific with us but did say, “Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”

I mean, wait a minute – isn’t Pat the one who put out a book trying to make money off her daughter just months after her death? That kinda discredits any genuine concern she has about Whitney’s legacy, to me.

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Rihanna is dodging Tyler Perry and it’s Whitney Houston’s fault


Rihanna‘s not really what you would call an actress, despite that awful appearance in Battleship – and I say that as a Rihanna fan. Singer? Of course. Fashion plate? I’ll buy it. However, she’s still hot shit in the celebrity world, so of course Mr. Madea himself, Tyler Perry, wants to book her in for a new movie role. The problem is, that’s never going to happen because Whitney Houston told RiRi before she died that Tyler Perry movies are for “fading black stars”. Ouch!

From Radar:

“Whitney put her off Tyler by warning her bluntly that ‘Tyler’s films are for fading black stars, not rising ones,’” the source said.

“Rihanna so respected Whitney because in addition to being one of the biggest pop stars ever, she starred in hit movies such as The Bodyguard.”

And Rihanna, also a multi-talented star, feels it will be better for her career to do something similar to the 2012 science fiction war film Battleship, for which she received glowing reviews, the source said.

“She’s ruling out doing a Tyler Perry-style romantic comedy because she thinks she works better in action roles, playing the tough girl.”

HAHAHA, okay. First of all, please tell me they’re going to continue making movies based on board games so Rihanna can star. Maybe she can play the role of The Car in the Monopoly movie? What about Lord Licorice in Candyland? I’m into it.

Second of all, I feel like I need to watch the Madea movies now. Are they on Netflix?

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Some cop ogled Whitney Houston’s dead body

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Okay, this story is a bit convoluted and 100% a hot mess. Apparently two cops attended the scene of Whitney Houston‘s death. One of them, Sgt. Terry Nutall, apparently knelt beside the singer’s dead body, lifted up the sheet covering it and remarked, “Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?”

The other cop who was there, Sgt. Brian Weir, thought that was pretty fucked up and reported it, which didn’t work all that well for him, according to a new lawsuit he’s filed.

From TMZ:

Weir claims he came forward with the complaint soon after Whitney’s death … and was subsequently canned from his positions with the coveted SWAT and K-9 teams in retaliation. Weir claims he was also denied promotions and other benefits.

He’s suing for unspecified damages.

This is such a mess on so many levels. But actually, I have to believe Weir – after all, it goes right along with what Ray J said about cops making “disrespectful comments” towards Whitney’s body. This needs to be handled, but it’s California, so you know it won’t.

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Bobbi Kristina’s Husband Got His Ass Beat at a Houston Family event

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It’s always been clear that Whitney Houston‘s family was none too pleased about Bobbi Kristina marrying her “adopted brother”, Nick Gordon. While you would think they would have gotten over it by now, apparently a long-simmering feud came to the forefront during a Houston formal family event last week, where Whitney’s nephew, Gary Michael, beat the shit out of Nick.

From TMZ:

We’re told Whitney’s nephew, Gary Michael Houston, went nuclear on Bobbi Kristina’s husband, Nick Gordon … SLAMMING him to the floor and pummeling his face — accusing him of talking crap about the family.

Family sources tell us … it all went down at a Sweet 16 party for Whitney’s niece, Rayah. We’re told it was a formal affair — everyone in tuxes and long gowns — but Nick showed up in a hoodie and knit cap and “lookin’ like a thug.”

Gary felt Gordon had insulted the family one too many times … as soon as the party was over, he delivered the beat down. We’re told it was a lopsided fight — Nick didn’t even get in a single punch.

Here are some nice tweets for you to enjoy between the two, as well. So much drama – Whitney’s probably rolling in her grave.

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