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Bobbi Kristina Brown has split from her 'adopted' brother Nick Gordon The aspiring actress - the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston - announced her engagement last month in a preview from her upcoming reality show 'Houstons: On Our Own', but the couple have now called off their relationship. Nck, 22, tweeted on November 18: '@REALbkBrown and I are not engaged or dating. Just close like we have always been.' Bobbi Kristina later wrote: 'Spending time together, sunday night football & Playing with our @nickgordon new 3Ds's! Soooooo... Goodbye !!(:(:(: (sic)' The following week she also posted a number of cryptic tweets insisting she is all alone. She wrote: 'I'm leaving , this this good ole »
Nikita's mission has gone from destroying to managing The Division.
BBC America has ordered a second season of Copper. I've been totally sucked into the show and its period setting, so I' m thrilled to get another season
ABC will work to adapt the BBC series Rev. I've been hearing about the original, so I guess its time I tried harder to check it out.
In unsurprising news, PETA is thrilled that Animal Practice has been cancelled.
For those of you who are interested, TVLine has a detailed breakdown on the complexities of ratings in the current digital age. It covers how DVR viewership affects a show's future, when DVR viewers count and how season »
Bobbi Kristina Brown has got engaged to her 'adopted' brother Nick Gordon The aspiring actress - the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston - surprises her dismayed family with the news in a preview from her upcoming reality show 'Houstons: On Our Own', nervously telling them: 'We're engaged!' Nick was informally adopted by Whitney when he was 12 and the pair were raised as brother and sister. They were 'always close' growing up but their relationship changed as they got older and they sought comfort in each other after Whitney's death in February and started living like a couple in Atlanta. The reality series will follow the pair and other family members - Whitney's brother Gary, sister-in-law »
Sarajevo university set to host some serious essay crises as austere Hungarian director announces $19,000-a-year PhD-level course
Calling all aspiring film-makers keen to use their skills in defence of the dignity of man. Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr is running a PhD-level film programme, offering a blend of theory, practice and "probing questions" about the nature of civilisation. Freshers' week looks set to be a hoot.
"Our aspiration is to educate mature film-makers who think responsibly, with the spirit of humanism," Tarr explained. "Artists who have an individual outlook, an individual form of expression and who use their creative powers in defence of the dignity of man within the reality that surrounds us."
Tarr will serve as director and dean of the new film-making academy, which runs at the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, partnered with the University of Buckingham (motto: "Flying On Our Own Wings"), while the list »
- Xan Brooks
Discussion of where to store all those Modern Family Emmy statues can get tense.
USA has ordered additional seasons of White Collar, Covert Affairs and Royal Pains. Pains got an order for two seasons and 26 episodes while White Collar and Covert Affairs will both be back for 16 episodes. News of 16 more episodes of Matt Bomer is always very welcome around here.
NBC has also asked for two more seasons of The Voice, which would include a run next spring and another one in the fall.
New Jersey is considering a law allowing its cities to regulate reality shows like any other business. The law is inspired by Jersey Shore and includes letting cities charge a reality show for the increased police force required for crowd control.
(Bobbi Kristina Brown pictured above with Nick Gordon) The reality show centers on the late Whitney Houston's daughter being cared for by grandmother Cissy Houston, aunt Pat Houston, cousin Rayah Houston and her rumored boyfriend Nick Gordon in the wake of her mother's death. Lifetime (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Lifetime's new docu-series featuring Whitney Houston's family, called The Houstons: On Our Own, debuts Oct. 24 and stars the late singer's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina, whose father is Bobby Brown, will be featured alongside her grandmother, Cissy Houston, uncle Gary Houston, aunt Pat Houston (who was Whitney's manager in addition to sister-in-law) and cousin Rayah Houston. Family friend Nick Gordon rounds out the cast. Consisting of over 14 half-hour episodes, The Houstons: On Our Own will follow the group as they attempt to move on from the loss of Whitney,
- Erin Carlson
A 1-hour special titled Remembering Whitney will air October 17, 8pm to 9pm; followed by the first episode of the new docu-series The Houstons: On Our Own, from 9pm to 10pm. From a Lifetime press release -Lifetime Special- "Remembering Whitney" (working title) · Airs Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00Pm-9:00Pm -Original Series- "The Houstons: On Our Own" The Houstons: On Our Own, an all-new docu-series, will follow the lives of the late Whitney Houston's family, led by Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager, and including Pat's daughter Rayah, Whitney's brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, Grammy(R) »
- Tambay A. Obenson
A 1-hour special titled Remembering Whitney will air October 17, 8pm to 9pm; followed by the first episode of the new docu-series The Houstons: On Our Own, from 9pm to 10pm. From a Lifetime press release -Lifetime Special- "Remembering Whitney" (working title) · Airs Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00Pm-9:00Pm -Original Series- "The Houstons: On Our Own" The Houstons: On Our Own, an all-new docu-series, will follow the lives of the late Whitney Houston's family, led by Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager, and including Pat's daughter Rayah, Whitney's brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, Grammy(R) Award-winning singer Cissy Houston. Whitney Houston's sudden passing left behind a major void felt not only by the world, but also by those who loved her most, her beloved family. The Houstons: On Our Own follows those closest to the pop music icon as they try to pick up the pieces after her. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
At long last, television is recognizing the ultimate in food service pros — moms! Tonight, TV One premieres its first-ever cooking competition series, My Momma Throws Down, from the makers of Iron Chef America and hosted by actor/comedian Ralph Harris (Last Comic Standing, Dreamgirls, On Our Own) — or as he introduces himself, “Carol’s oldest boy.” But this more than your average cooking show. Part culinary competition, part Family Feud update, part comedy contest and part mini-lesson on the rich history and traditions of African American cuisine, My Momma Throws Down has something for everyone. Just like a home-cooked meal. To start, each [...] »
- Lori Acken
10 items from 2012
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