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Whitney Houston's Family -- Nick's Not Welcome Here ... For One Full Year

7 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Whitney Houston's sister-in-law just got a year's worth of peace of mind ... a judge has just ordered Whitney's son-in-law Nick Gordon to stay clear of her for the next year.We broke the story ... Pat Houston got a restraining order against Nick last month ... claiming he made threatening comments against her and posted ominous photos of guns on Twitter. Now a judge has extended the order for 12 months, so Nick can't contact Pat or »

- TMZ Staff

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Frozen Ost spends tenth week at Us No.1, equals Lion King record

16 April 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has spent a tenth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart.

The accompanying album becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the Us chart for ten weeks or longer, and it has now equalled The Lion King's record for an animated film.

The Lion King spent ten weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 back in 1994, while Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard held the top spot for 20 weeks and Titanic for 16 weeks.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Frozen Ost sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, bringing its total sales to 2.1 million.

Last month, Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

The Disney movie recently reached $1.072 billion at the worldwide box office, beating the previous record-holder Toy Story 3 ($1,063bn).

Watch Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) perform 'Let It Go' in Frozen below: »

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NBC Sets May Date For Maya Rudolph Variety Show Pilot Broadcast

15 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC set a date for its Maya Rudolph variety special/pilot. Revisiting the variety-show format, The Maya Rudolph Show special will air at 10 Pm Monday, May 19. Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Janelle Monae will appear; Raphael Saadiq serves as bandleader. Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer. When the NBC comedy series Up All Night — in which Rudolph co-starred with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, did not go forward with the planned multi-camera revamp in February — Rudolph informed studios and networks that she wanted to do a variety show. NBC was among several suitors that began pursuing the project, leading to the pilot order. This marks the latest collaboration between Rudolph and Michaels, who also produced Up All Night. Rudolph, daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton, was one of SNL »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Finale Filled with Music and Tears

14 April 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Music filled Sunday's season finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which included some high notes - and some low ones. Kandi Burruss's musical, A Mother's Love, based on her life, loves and ongoing battles with her own mother, opened to a sold-out audience that not only such celebrities as Tyler Perry, but also Momma Joyce herself. "Some of the things I couldn't say to my mother, I say in music," Burruss said. "As my mom is watching the show, I hope it makes her say … 'We can make this happy ending in real life.' " Burruss didn't exactly get her wish, »

- Wade Rouse

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Barbara Walters: Probing Questions and a Tall Tale of the Tree

8 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Any discussion of Barbara Walters’ trademark primetime interview specials inevitably winds back to the famous question: “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”

Except that she never delivered that query in quite in that way, even though it has become apocryphal punchline.

See Also: Barbara Walters: Her View on 50 Years in the News Biz

The tree moment cropped up during Walters’ 1981 interview of Katharine Hepburn, who described herself as feeling like a very strong “tree” in her old age. Walters pressed her on “what kind of tree are you?” To which Hepburn said she preferred to be an oak rather than an elm, in order to avoid Dutch elm disease.

Among other probing questions over the years from Walters’ primetime specials:

“Is it all you?” — to Dolly Parton in 1977, regarding her physique “Do you think that helped him lose the election?” — to Chevy Chase »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Exclusive: Diane Warren and others remember DJ pioneer Frankie Knuckles

1 April 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Frankie Knuckles died unexpectedly yesterday, it sent reverberations throughout the dance community.  Though his name may not be as familiar to some as the current rank of superstar dance names,  like Avicii or Skrillex or David Guetta, make no mistake about it:  Knuckles was a titan and a pioneer. Dubbed the Godfather of House Music, he helped usher in a new era of dance music through such now-iconic tracks as “Tears” and “The Whistle Song.” Hitfix’s editor, Gregory Ellwood, wrote a moving tribute to Knuckles today. I didn’t know Knuckles well, so instead I reached out to some of our mutual friends and asked them to tell me what Knuckles meant to them. Here are their stories in their own words. I kept them all in their entirety and feel like Bill Coleman’s comments give a particular insight and background into Knuckles for those not familiar »

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House Music Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Has Died

1 April 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frankie Knuckles, one of the pioneers of house music, died at his Chicago home on Monday afternoon, his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, confirmed to The Chicago Tribune. He was 59. Knuckles was born in New York City, where he became a disco deejay in the 1970s. He moved to Chicago in the late '70s and helped change the sound of dance music as the premiere deejay at the underground Warehouse nightclub. He is largely credited with helping to build house music - the electronic dance genre birthed in Chicago. He opened up the dance club the Power Plant in 1983, and later traveled the U. »

- Carlos Greer

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Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House Music, passes away at 59

1 April 2014 1:34 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

An American music pioneer died yesterday.  Chances are you never heard of him.  His name was Frankie Knuckles and he was the Godfather of House Music.   Knuckles was at the forefront of what drove dance music from the mid 80's on. He spinned at the legendary Warehouse in Chicago in the late '70s and and the Power Plant in the '80s as dance music was picking up the pieces after the death of Disco.  Over the years he produced such influential tracks as "Tears," "Your Love," "The Whistle Song" and "Rain Falls." His remixes ranged from the club classic "Closer than Close" by Rosie Gaines to the amazing "Where Love Lives" by Alison Limerick to Lisa Stansfield's "Change" (she included two of his remixes on her Greatest Hits) to Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart" to giving Whitney Houston one last dance number with "Million Dollar Bill »

- Gregory Ellwood

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The Voice UK semi-final live blog: Top 8 performances as they happened

29 March 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

They definitely don't hang about on The Voice UK. Last week we had 12 singers, now we have eight and next week there will be just four left.

In this live cull semi-final, remaining acts Jermain, Sophie May, Jamie, Lee, Sally, Bizzi, Chris and Christina Marie will be singing two songs - one by themselves, another with their coach. We. Can't. Wait.

Still not convinced? Well, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira will be taking to the stage, too. So join Digital Spy as we watch it all unfold!

21:11Don't forget to come back and join Digital Spy next week to see who will follow um, was her name Leanne... and thingy... to be crowned The Voice champion! Goodnight, all!

21:10Sally, Jermain, Christina Marie and Jamie get a final 'woo', and we're over and out.

21:09It's been about 15 minutes since we saw a plug for the next series, so here's »

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'The Voice' UK semi-final: Live blog

29 March 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

They definitely don't hang about on The Voice UK.

Last week we had 12 singers, now we have eight and next week there will be just four left.

In this live cull semi-final, remaining acts Jermain, Sophie May, Jamie, Lee, Sally, Bizzi, Chris and Christina Marie will be singing two songs - one by themselves, another with their coach. We. Can't. Wait.

Still not convinced? Well, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira will be taking to the stage, too. So join Digital Spy as we watch it all unfold!

21:11Don't forget to come back and join Digital Spy next week to see who will follow um, was her name Leanne.. and thingy.. to be crowned The Voice! Goodnight, all!

21:10Sally, Jermain, Christina Marie and Jamie get a final 'woo', and we're over and out.

21:09It's been about 15 minutes since we saw a plug for the next series, so here's yet »

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Whitney Houston's Sister-in-Law Gets Stay Away Order From Son-in-Law

27 March 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

If Whitney Houston were alive to see this ... she'd be rollin' --- her sister-in-law just got a restraining order against the man who was like a son to her.Nick Gordon -- who grew up in Whitney's house and married Whitney's daughter -- has been ordered to stay 200 yards away from Pat Houston -- Whitney's sister-in-law and executor of her estate.Pat got the order after claiming she feared for her safety after Nick made »

- TMZ Staff

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Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Readies Singing Career - Following Mom's Path?

27 March 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown may be getting ready to launch a singing career, will Bobbi following in her mother's footsteps? The 21-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston claims to have inherited her mother's voice and teased fans she is preparing to put it to use. She wrote on Twitter: ''Think about it.. She had 1babygirl, lungs and a Gorgeous unforgettable voice .. Who do you think Only has Her vocal chords.. ? (sic)'' Bobbi - who's father is 'My Prerogative' singer Bobby Brown - retweeted fans who gave her praise, and warned those who questioned whether she would be able to live up to her mother's high standards that she fully intends to. When user TayAmazin wrote: ''@REALbkBrown lol girl. Nobody has her vocals... But I wish you well! I'm excited to hear.(sic)'' Bobbi replied: ''You underestimate what she Made.(sic)'' The young »

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Rita Ora says comeback single reminds her of Whitney Houston

25 March 2014 3:23 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Mar.25: Rita Ora has asserted that her comeback single 'I Will Never Let You Down' is reminiscent of songs recorded by the late singing legend Whitney Houston.

The 23-year-old singer will launch her second studio album with the single, which was produced by her boyfriend Calvin Harris, Contactmusic reported.

The British singer said that her comeback single was obviously very important song to her because it's a love song and it also reminds her of Houston.

Ora added that they just wanted to feel good and the Houston's song 'How Will I Know' with the synth makes her feel happy and that's what she wanted. »

- Arun Pandit

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Happy Birthday Chaka Khan! What Are Her Greatest Songs?

21 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Chaka Chaka Chaka Khan. How best to describe the vivacious vocal powerhouse? If Aretha is the Queen Of Soul, Chaka is the Queen’s ribald younger sister, who’s off banging the Royal Man-At-Arms.

Chaka has won ten Grammy awards, sold more than 200 million records worldwide and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She’s been an ally for decades, performing at countless Pride and Equality events, and has often referred to her gay audience as her most loyal.

This weekend is her 61st birthday, so let’s pick our favorite songs from her four decade career. What are your picks? Tell me something good! Here are my top ten.

10. What Cha Gonna Do For Me (1981) – The title track from her third solo album, it reached #53 on the pop chart and became her second #1 on the R&B chart.

9. My Funny Valentine (1996) – This Rodges & Hart standard has »

- snicks

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The Voice: Ricky and Will's knockouts - Who made it to the live shows?

16 March 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

So, The Voice live shows are less than a week away. That probably means we should be whittling down some teams, doesn't it? Last night we found out who'd be on Team Kylie and Team Tom, so today it's all about Ricky and Will's acts. Who'd make it? Who wouldn't? Read on to find out...

Team Ricky

Ricky thinks he has the "strongest team" - which is just as well - and Will thinks he has something up his sleeve all the time "like a ninja". In his first meeting with his knockout team, Ricky congratulates them all and urges them to pick their songs carefully. It's clear that everyone is feeling 'quite nervous' and even Ricky confesses he's feeling terrified. So we should probably get going...

Jessica Steele - 'La La La'

Ricky stole Jessica from Will's team, and likes the personality she brings to songs. She's actually gone »

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The Big Reunion Jodi Albert's blog: Damaged Damage & awkward meetings

14 March 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We thought Girl Thing's reunion was tense enough - and then we saw Damage's huge meeting on this week's episode of The Big Reunion! Luckily, Jodi Albert is blogging for Digital Spy about the show, so read on to see what she thought of the boys, 5th Story's terrible dancing and whether Eternal really are the divas they were painted as...

"I had a feeling that obviously they'd have to tone down the old Girl Thing drama this week! But it was actually pretty full on! It was icy, wasn't it? I literally knew nothing about the reason Coreé wasn't taking part before last night. At the point where we actually started rehearsing together, we were already so far down the line that we hadn't gone into each other's stories. So I knew Coreé wasn't there, but I didn't realise they'd attempted a whole sit-down with him. It was a bit mad, »

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The Voice knockouts: Five minutes with Iesher Haughton

13 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, we've had the drama of the battles... but things are about to get even more tense on The Voice! Yeah, we didn't think it was possible either, but it's time for the toe-curlingly tense knockouts. There are now seven contestants on each team - but only three can make it through to the live shows. Yikes. Our palms are sweating already.

But to get us prepared, we had a chat with one contestant from each team, and first up it's Iesher Haughton from Team Will. Read on to find out why being on The Voice beats free popcorn, which team she would knock out of the competition, why she picked will and the all-important song she'll be doing on this weekend's knockouts...

Iesher on... her battle partner Femi Santiago making it through after a Kylie steal

"I'm really, really happy about that. Me and Femi had a good connection while we were rehearsing. »

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The Voice knockouts: 5 minutes with Iesher Haughton

13 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, we've had the drama of the battles... but things are about to get even more tense on The Voice! Yeah, we didn't think it was possible either, but it's time for the toe-curlingly tense knockouts. There are now seven contestants on each team - but only three can make it through to the live shows. Yikes. Our palms are sweating already.

But to get us prepared, we had a chat with one contestant from each team, and first up it's Iesher Haughton from Team Will. Read on to find out why being on The Voice beats free popcorn, which team she would knock out of the competition, why she picked will and the all-important song she'll be doing on this weekend's knockouts...

Iesher on... her battle partner Femi Santiago making it through after a Kylie steal

"I'm really, really happy about that. Me and Femi had a good connection while we were rehearsing. »

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Own’s ‘The Have & Have Nots’ Finale Hits Network & Series Highs

12 March 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Season 2 finale of Tyler Perry’s drama shattered its own viewership records and that of Own last night, with 3.6 million tuning in.  That’s a 38% rise for for The Haves And The Have Nots from the 2.6 million who tuned in for the Season 1 finale on September 3.Last night’s Haves and Have Nots also ranks as the most-watched show in Own’s three-year history and, with a 2.75 rating among W25-54, the second best any show on Own has done after the Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Last night’s demo rating was up 24% over the Season 1 finale. The second season of the drama debuted on January 7 with a viewership of 2.8 million, a total audience record for Haves and Have Nots at the time. The show has topped that several times this season since.   Related: Own Orders Another Tyler Perry Scripted »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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Tyler Perry's ‘Haves and the Have Nots’ Finale Is Own's Most-Watched Program Ever

12 March 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots” season finale on Tuesday was Own's most-watched program ever. A total of 3.6 million viewers watched the drama, a network record. The episode ranked as the No. 1 program in Own history among total viewers. It was No.2 in the network's target demographic, Women 25-54. “Oprah's Next Chapter” with Whitney Houston's family, retains its No. 1 position in the key demo. Also read: Lindsay Lohan's Own Reality Show Debuts to 693,000 Viewers In the Tuesday at 9 p.m. timeslot, the season finale was ranked No. 1 among cable networks and No. 4 for all of television. »

- Jethro Nededog

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