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Though Nick Gordon was found legally responsible earlier this month for the death of his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late Brown's father Bobby Brown is still hoping criminal charges will also be filed against Gordon. "I don't know the specifics of what happened, but as the judge has said, he is legally responsible," Brown says in a new interview with pastor T.D. Jakes, which is set to air on his talk show Wednesday. "I know some things that happened to my daughter, but it's up to the D.A. now to do his job." Earlier this month, Gordon was »
- Brianne Tracy, @BrianneTracy
Joel Madden has sold millions of records with Good Charlotte. But he's still got a lot to learn when it comes to social media. . Luckily for the 37-year-old musician, he's got some famous friends to show him the way. At the after-party for his wife Nicole Richie's disco-themed 35th birthday party on Friday, Madden learned all about the goings on of Snapchat - with the help of Richie and Snapchat aficionado Kate Hudson. Hudson documented the lesson on her own Snapchat story, guiding her pal on quick comings and goings of the platform. "How do you find your profile? »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
When Scarlett Johansson isn't busy starring in box-office hits, she's lending her famously sultry voice to the music industry - and for a good cause. Johansson's all-girl band Sugar for Sugar covers New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" in the latest track off of the charity compilation album The Time Is Now, and People has an exclusive first listen. Johansson performs the classic '80s track - set for release this Friday - alongside bandmates Julia Haltigan, Holly Miranda and Kendra Morris. The Time Is Now is a 14-track album of reimagined 1980s hits created specifically for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. »
- Brianne Tracy, @BrianneTracy
On Friday, Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon was found civilly liable for her death after failing to appear in an Atlanta, Georgia, court in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown's estate last year. Because Gordon had failed to appear twice, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said Friday that anything alleged by the plaintiff is admitted through omission. But Gordon's former family lawyer, Atlanta Trial Lawyer Randy Kessler, told People that although he is not representing Gordon in the case, he doesn't think the 26-year-old did anything wrong. "As I understand it - and I »
- Dave Quinn and Linda Marx
Updated, 11:09 Am: A Georgia judge today ruled that Nick Gordon is legally responsible for the 2015 death of his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Gordon failed to appear today for a civil hearing on the wrongful-death case in Fulton County Superior Court — the second time he’s been a no-show. Judge T. Jackson Bedford considers that admission by omission, meaning allegations by Brown’s conservator are… »
Nick Gordon has been found legally responsible for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown after failing to appear at his scheduled court date, E! News confirms a judge ruled Friday. Brown's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the defendant in August 2015, which alleged the late daughter of Whitney Houston died following a violent altercation with Gordon after which he placed her in a bathtub, unconscious, and injected her with a toxic mixture. The $10 million suit also said that Gordon committed domestic abuse and made unauthorized money transfers amounting to $11,000 from his girlfriend's bank account into his own during her subsequent hospitalization. In May »
Nick Gordon has been found legally responsible in the death of his late girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Nick Gordon Responsible For Bobbi Kristina’s Death Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford ruled that Gordon was civilly liable for Bobbi Kristina’s death in court in Atlanta, Georgia, […]
- Chelsea Regan
Just over a year after Bobbi Kristina Brown died at the age of 22, her boyfriend Nick Gordon has been found civilly liable in her death, reported 11 Alive. Gordon failed to appear - for the second time - in Atlanta, Georgia, court Friday morning in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown's estate last year, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said. Because Gordon has failed to appear twice, the judge said anything alleged by the plaintiff is admitted through omission. The judge will now determine the amount of damages to be awarded to Brown's estate. The suit asked for $50 million. »
- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble
Exclusive: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer now shooting documentary about Formula 1 great Ronnie Peterson.
Stockholm-based NonStop Entertainment has taken theatrical rights in Scandinavia, Iceland, Benelux and the Baltics for Superswede, the Formula 1 story shooting now. Nice Drama (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared) is producing the feature documentary about Swedish racing legend Ronnie Peterson, a working-class kid who rose to worldwide fame before dying in a crash in 1978. Co-producers are Viaplay and Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen.
Superswede is currently shooting in Örebro, Sweden, Monza, Italy, and London; it will be released in autumn 2017. After the cinema release, the film will be available exclusively from spring 2018 on Scandinavian streaming service Viaplay.
Director Henrik Jansson-Schweizer said: “It’s an amazing love story [between Ronnie and his wife Barbro]. They both tried to fit in, in a strange world of money and glory. They were unseparable through the hard times resulting from Ronnie’s way of challenging the unwritten rules of the racing world.”
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Aloe Blacc is bringing back the eighties with the help of Metric, Dnce, Theophilus London, Phantogram, and more, as the artists will contribute a cover to amfAR’s upcoming AIDS benefit compilation, The Time Is Now.
This 14-track album will be arriving on October 7th through Republic Records, and proceeds will go to the AIDS research foundation, amfAR. You get a wide variety of songs that’ll be covered on the collection, with eighties classics like Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” covered by Marian Hill and The Cure’s “Lovesong” covered by Yuna. Blacc is taking the reins on a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” and it acts as the compilation’s lead single.
Aloe Blacc ultimately does “Billie Jean” justice here, putting a new spin on it by giving the track a more laid back feel with a heavy blues tone. »
- Joe DeAndrea
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) has acquired the rights to the 1996 film “The Preacher’s Wife,” which starred Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, and was a remake of the 1947 film “The Bishop’s Wife.” Burgess aims to adapt the film as a… Continue Reading → »
Ariana Grande arrived in style for the MTV VMAs on Sunday, sporting her signature ponytail with a black crop top and trousers on the red carpet, later changing into a hot pink number after hitting the stage with Nicki Minaj for a performance of their new single, "Side to Side." Ariana sat with her new boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, in the audience, and the two popped up at an afterparty together as well - but one thing about Ariana is throwing us off: why was she hiding her face all night? In the majority of photos of the singer throughout the evening, she's got her fingers in her eyes and her hand over most of her face. Whether she was posing with Mac in her seat or snapping photos with Kim Kardashian and the Olympic gymnastics team, Ariana's hand was firmly placed over her mouth. Did she have bad breath? »
- Brittney Stephens
This week in Backstage casting notices, you have the opportunity to play a Disney princess and travel the world all at once! Disney Cruise Lines will hold open calls in New York City for talent to portray several classic roles aboard two of its ships. We also have five other awesome opportunities ranging from stage work to on camera to voiceover gigs. Check ‘em out below! Disney Cruise LINEAnchors away! Disney Cruise Lines will hold casting calls for upcoming productions aboard its Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy cruise ships. Seeking talent to portray several classic Disney roles, open calls will be held Sept. 19–21 in New York City. The paid gig includes travel as well as housing. “Habana Boxing Club”Casting is underway for “Habana Boxing Club,” a short film which depicts the “relationship between a closeted, homosexual Cuban boxer and his closest friend and rival.” Seeking lead and supporting roles, »
Toni Collette is spying a return to TV in a CIA-set action dramedy.
The United States of Tara actress will star in and executive-produce Unit Zero, a potential hourlong series for ABC from black-ish producers Kenya Barris and Lindsay Shockley, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The project centers around a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom as she leads a team of underlings who are thrust into the field as newbie spies.
Collette’s most recent TV role was on CBS’ short-lived drama Hostages.
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Following made-for-tv biopics on such stars as Whitney Houston and Brittany Murphy, Lifetime has announced plans for a new TV movie based on the life of Britney Spears. The movie — tentatively titled “Britney” — will detail “the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears’ rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Tuesday marks what would have been Whitney Houston's 53rd birthday. The singer's nearly 30-year career was marked with hundreds of musical hits and awards, including two Emmys, six Grammys, and over 20 American Music Awards. Take a look back at Whitney's life with friends like Mariah Carey and Clive Davis, her amazing stage moments, and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. »
- Lauren Turner
Deborah Cox is getting ready to hit the road. People can exclusively reveal that the 42-year-old Grammy nominee is stepping into Whitney Houston's shoes, taking on the late singer's iconic role of Rachel Marron in the national tour of The Bodyguard. In the exclusive First Look photo, Cox shines in costume designer Tim Hatley's sparkly blue sequined, feathered dress that's accented with a stunning blue necklace fit for any "Queen of the Night." Based on Lawrence Kasdan's Oscar-nominated 1992 film, The Bodyguard features a score filled with Houston's irresistible classic songs, including "Saving All My Love," "I Have Nothing, »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
Deborah Cox is getting ready to hit the road. People can exclusively reveal that the 42-year-old Grammy nominee is stepping into Whitney Houston's shoes, taking on the late singer's iconic role of Rachel Marron in the national tour of the The Bodyguard. In the exclusive First Look photo, Cox shines in costume designer Tim Hatley's a sparkly blue sequined, feathered dress that's accented with a stunning blue necklace fit for any "Queen of the Night." Based on Lawrence Kasdan's Oscar-nominated 1992 film, The Bodyguard features a score filled with Houston's irresistible classic songs, including "Saving All My Love, »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
Ariana Grande channeled Whitney Houston in a beautiful tribute to the R&B legend, on the season finale of ABC’s Greatest Hits on Thursday night. Ariana Grande Performs Tribute To Whitney Houston Grande performed Houston’s classic hits “How Will I Know” and “Queen of the Night” during her tribute — donned in her retro sunglasses, pearl […]
- Shantel Whitaker
Ariana Grande gave a stunning nod to pop diva predecessor Whitney Houston during the finale of ABC's Greatest Hits Thursday night. The 23-year-old vocal powerhouse tore into two of Houston's best known songs - "How Will I Know" and "Queen of the Night." Grade took to the stage wearing a very Houston-esque frilly black bodysuit, throwback sunglasses, and knee-high boots - with a pair of fishnets for an extra kick. Her trademark sky-high ponytail was even crimped for a bonus boost of '80s. The singer teased the performance earlier in the evening on social media. "Honored to be paying homage to my angel tonight, »
- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh
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