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9 items from 2014

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.

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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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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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Olympics recap: Jeremy Abbott's a phoenix, plus the slopestyle boys at their 5 most precious moments

14 February 2014 2:14 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

There are many candidates for Thursday’s Olympic Stud of the Day, an tradition dating back to the 2008 Summer Games that honors the athlete who was the night’s biggest/coolest badass. The U.S.’s Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper swept the inaugural men’s ski slopestyle event — a feat the U.S. has only accomplished twice before in Winter Olympics history. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu became the first male figure skater to ever score above 100 points for a short program. Zhang Hong was the first Chinese speed skater to win long-track gold. But we »

- Mandi Bierly

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Olympics preview: 10 reasons to root for ski slopestyle favorite Nick Goepper

12 February 2014 4:44 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

By now you may have checked out slopestyle, the snowboarding and freestyle skiing event making its Olympic debut in Sochi with long rails and big jumps. The U.S. has represented well with golds for snowboarders Sage Kostenburg and Jamie Anderson and silver for skier Devin Logan, but the best may be yet to come.

Nineteen-year-old Nick Goepper drops in Feb. 13 as the favorite in men’s ski slopestyle. Qualifying and finals live-stream on at 1:15 a.m. Et and 4:30 a.m. Et before making NBC’s prime-time cut Thursday. (Click here for results.) He defended his »

- Mandi Bierly

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Socialympics: As the athletes begin to arrive in Sochi, we start handing out medals for best tweets

30 January 2014 3:56 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

With still a week to go until competition begins at the Sochi Olympics (some events start Feb. 6, before the Feb. 7 opening ceremony), Team USA may not realize that the pressure is already on. We’re declaring the 2014 Socialympics officially open! Here are the U.S. athletes that medalled for Jan. 30 (eligibility began at 5 p.m. Et the previous night.)

Event: Travel

Gold: Bobsledder Nick Cunningham

Push training in an airplane? @united really is #TeamUSAfriendly as we head to Sochi

Nick Cunningham (@Bobsledr) January 30, 2014

Silver: Tie: Slopestyle skiers Nick Goepper and Gus Kenworthy

Dis plane is going to the Olympics. »

- Mandi Bierly

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Bobbi Kristina, Nick Gordon Talk About Marriage for the First Time!

30 January 2014 11:45 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon are enjoying marital bliss!The couple sat down with "Extra" for their first interview together since announcing their marriage on Twitter on January 9.The 20-year-old and her hubby faced a lot of criticism surrounding their romance, but they say the critics only strengthened their relationship."It put a fire in us," Nick explained. "The critics can say whatever they want to say… it's like we have a force field and that s**t's just bouncing off of it."So, how did the couple get together?Gordon revealed that they started as best friends and got closer when Bobbi Kristina’s mom, Whitney Houston, asked Nick to move in with them during a difficult time. "Me calling [Whitney] mom, this where everybody gets the…," Nick said. "Brother and sister…," Bobbi Christina added. "We were young. Krissy looked at me as an older brother, and I looked at her as a little sister, »

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Wants to Get Pregnant - Married to Step Brother Nick Gordon

24 January 2014 2:13 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Bobbi Kristina Brown and her step brother Nick Gordon are married - and now Bobbi Kristina wants to get pregnant and start a family ''as soon as possible''. The aspiring actress - the daughter of Bobby Brown and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston - married Nick Gordon, who was raised by the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker from the age of 12, earlier this month and her family are said to be unhappy with their future plans. A source told Grazia magazine: ''They want to have a baby as soon as possible. After a tough few years, Bobbi wants a happy ending. But her grandmother is beside herself with worry.'' Bobbi's grandmother, Whitney's mother Cissy, is said to find their relationship ''odd'' and thinks the young couple - who got engaged in 2012 - have married too quickly. The source added: ''It's not that Cissy dislikes Nick, but »

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, Nick Gordon Step Out Together After Getting Married, Show Off Wedding Rings: Picture

14 January 2014 1:19 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Here comes the bride (and groom)! Bobbi Kristina Brown and new husband Nick Gordon stepped out together in Georgia on Friday, Jan. 10 -- just one day after the couple announced via Twitter that they were "happily married." The couple showed off their wedding rings while shopping at a Cvs near their Southern home. Brown -- the daughter of singer Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston -- donned blue jeans and a camel-colored sweater for the outing; her pseudo-adopted brother turned new spouse wore black pants, [...] »

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Is Bobbi Kristina Brown Married To Nick Gordon?

10 January 2014 6:54 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

The saga of wondering if Bobbi Kristina Brown is actually married continues!

On Thursday, Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 20, Tweeted that she is, in fact, married.

"#HappilyMarried," she wrote in a photo of two hands with wedding bands with Nick Gordon's Twitter handle. "So #Inlove. If you didn't get it the first time that is."

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Back in October 2012, she announced she was engaged on the reality series "The Houstons: On Our Own," but then a month later Nick Tweeted, "Were ...

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