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New Whitney Houston Documentary Will Showcase a Side of the Singer That Fans Never Knew

Six years after her tragic death at age 48, Whitney Houston will be back on the big screen in a documentary due out July 6. "I approached her life like a mystery story," Whitney director Kevin Macdonald revealed in a recent interview. "Why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully?" The filmmaker even received cooperation from Whitney's estate to make the highly-anticipated documentary. "They entrusted me with the 'keys to the vault' while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went," he said. "At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew." Whitney and Bobby Brown. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "The film will for the first time, give audiences an unprecedented and unique look into Whitney's life. This will be an unflinching and honest portrait of a
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5 Biggest Bombshells From the New Whitney Houston Documentary

5 Biggest Bombshells From the New Whitney Houston Documentary
Whitney Houston's rise to music superstardom and tragic demise is depicted in a new documentary, simply titled Whitney.  Made with the full authorization of her family, Whitney's Cannes Film Festival premiere was met with shock over the many allegations made about the singer's childhood and personal life. Six years ago, Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub, her death attributed to the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died in a similar manner three years later in 2015.  Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Whitney promises an "unprecedented" and "honest" look...
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New Whitney Houston Documentary Alleges She Was Sexually Abused as a Child

New revelations about the late Whitney Houston's life are sending shock waves through the music community. The newest documentary titled, Whitney, which was made in full cooperation with the estate, premiered at Cannes on May 16 and included interviews with the singer's close family members and friends. Mary Jones — Whitney's longtime assistant — got involved with the project and dropped a bombshell that the "I Will Always Love You" singer had allegedly been sexually abused as a child. "[Whitney] looked at me and said, 'Mary, I was molested at a young age, too. But it wasn't by a man — it was a woman,'" the assistant explained. This woman was reportedly Whitney's cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, who also allegedly abused Whitney's half-brother as well. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "She had tears in her eyes. She says, 'Mommy don't know the things we went through.' I said, 'Have you ever told your mother?
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Whitney Houston Was Sexually Abused by Her Cousin Dee Dee Warwick, According to New Documentary

Whitney Houston Was Sexually Abused by Her Cousin Dee Dee Warwick, According to New Documentary
Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald was nearly finished conducting interviews for “Whitney,” his explosive new documentary about the late Whitney Houston, when he came across a revelation: Houston’s brother, Gary Houston, told the director that his cousin, late soul musician Dee Dee Warwick, sexually abused Gary as a child. Additionally, Gary added, he believed that Warwick also abused his sister as a child.

“Whitney,” which premiered at midnight at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, confirms that charge with multiple sources who were close to Whitney Houston prior to her death from drowning in a bathtub in 2012. The information arrives near the end of an involving documentary about the singer’s bumpy life, from the dissolution of her family to her tabloid marriage to Bobby Brown. Similar to 2015’s Oscar-winning documentary “Amy,” which detailed the behind-the-scenes struggles of Amy Winehouse as she developed her public profile, “Whitney” is at once a celebration
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Whitney Houston documentary is early frontrunner for Oscars 2019

Whitney Houston documentary is early frontrunner for Oscars 2019
The estate of Whitney Houston has officially announced that “Whitney,” an “intimate, definitive account of the superstar’s life and career,” will be released July 6. A powerhouse team of Oscar winners is at the helm of this documentary. Leading the charge is director, Kevin Macdonald, who won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000 (“One Day in September”). He earned further acclaim for his 2006 biopic on Ugandan President Idi Amin, “The Last King of Scotland,” for which Forest Whitaker took home the Oscar for Best Actor and his 2012 feature about reggae legend Bob Marley (“Marley”).

For “Whitney,” Macdonald was granted exclusive rights to a vault of unheard music and never-before-seen video footage spanning the entirety of the late singer’s legendary career. Co-producing the film is Simon Chinn, a creative force who has won Best Documentary at the Academy Awards twice. In 2008 he took home the golden statue for “Man on Wire,
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Nick Gordon's Girlfriend's Family Believes He'll Kill Her, If She Stays

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Nick Gordon's latest arrest for domestic violence is setting off alarms for his girlfriend's family members, who fear she'll end up dead like his ex, Bobbi Kristina Brown. Sources connected to Laura Leal's family tell TMZ ... they are incredibly worried by his latest arrest, especially considering his history with her, as well as Bobbi Kristina's death. As you know, Gordon was previously arrested for beating Laura -- and, of course, he was found
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Nick Gordon's 911 Call Shows He Called Cops Himself and Cried Hysterically

  • TMZ
Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex, Nick Gordon, was the one who called cops and sounded frantic on the phone, claiming his girlfriend was losing it on him ... according to the 911 call. In the audio, obtained by TMZ, you can hear Gordon crying and sobbing on the phone, saying he "sounds so lame because I'm getting beat up by a woman." He claims she threw a bottle at him. As we reported ... Gordon was taken into
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Bobby Brown Offers Help to Nick Gordon's Gf After Domestic Violence Arrest

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Bobby Brown says he's willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Nick Gordon's girlfriend doesn't suffer the same fate as Bobbi Kristina. Bobby -- through his attorney Christopher Brown -- says he'd like to personally lend a helping hand to Laura Leal, and offer her services through the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House. Bobby says, "Domestic violence killed my daughter ... I do not want to see any more families destroyed at the
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Bobbi Kristina Brown's Ex Nick Gordon Arrested Again for Domestic Violence

Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested for domestic violence battery on Saturday in Florida, E! News can confirm. This is the second time in less than a year that the 29-year-old has been arrested on domestic violence charges. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office's website, Gordon, who was found "legally responsible" for the death of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's only daughter in 2016 after he failing to appear at a pair of wrongful death civil lawsuit hearings, was arrested on one charge of "battery—touch or strike." Gordon was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 6. According to...
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Nick Gordon Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges Again (Report)

Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested in Seminole, Fl on domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged altercation with his current girlfriend. Nick, who had previously been accused of being responsible Bobbi Kristina's death, also was arrested for similar charges less than a year ago. Over the weekend, Nick was arrested by cops for an incident that is being described as "battery-touch or strike," according to TMZ. The alleged altercation is being listed as a domestic violence case and he posted $500 bond, but he still has not been released. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) According to the police report, Nick told cops that his girlfriend allegedly attacked him "for no reason" and threw a bottle at him and ripped his shirt. He said he asked her to leave his home but she refused, and he called her "crazy." His story is completely different from the one his girlfriend told police.
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Nick Gordon Says He Didn't Kill Bobbi Kristina Brown — So Why Does Her Family Blame Him?

The death of Bobbi Kristina Brown remains a troubling mystery. More than three years later, fans of Whitney Houston's daughter are still waiting for answers surrounding her mysterious passing. Facts regarding her cause of death remain unclear, leaving some to wonder if then-partner Nick Gordon killed Bobbi Kristina Brown. On Jan. 31, 2015, Nick found his girlfriend face down in a bathtub in her home in Georgia after a night of partying. He began performing CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene. According to police, Bobbi Kristina was alive and breathing after being transported to the hospital. She was then placed in a medically induced coma after it was declared that her brain function was significantly diminished. Her family later moved her to Emory University Hospital, flew her to Chicago to be seen by specialists, but ultimately, placed her in hospice care after being told nothing more could be done. Bobbi Kristina's burial.
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Bobby Brown Doesn't Think Whitney Houston ''Died From Drugs,'' Plus More Shocking Confessions

Bobby Brown Doesn't Think Whitney Houston ''Died From Drugs,'' Plus More Shocking Confessions
Bobby Brown is still coming to terms with Whitney Houston's passing.  The late icon's husband recently participated in a tell-all interview with Rolling Stone, where he shared his perspective on both deaths of Whitney and his 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Six years have passed since Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub, the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use contributing to the tragic incident. Three years later in 2015, Bobbi Kristina faced a similar fate when she was discovered unconscious and submerged in a tub. She succumbed to her injuries seven months later, and boyfriend Nick Gordon was ordered to pay the Brown family $36 million in...
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Tyler Henry's Most Omg Moments on Hollywood Medium

Tyler Henry's Most Omg Moments on Hollywood Medium
You never know what you're going to get!  Tyler Henry always finds a way to surprise the people he reads. Whether they come in as true believers or major skeptics, they leave with more than a few shocking stories to tell. Over the course of the past two seasons of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry, Tyler has had his fair share of crazy reads.  Who can forget the time he accurately predicted Alan Thicke's fatal heart problems. Or there was his sit down with Bobby Brown where Whitney Houston and his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown had a message for him.  Check out the gallery below to see all of his most Omg moments! 
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Rose McGowan, Marcia Clark, Soledad O’Brien Among Marquee Names Driving Docuseries This Spring

Rose McGowan, Marcia Clark, Soledad O’Brien Among Marquee Names Driving Docuseries This Spring
As television networks unveiled their spring programming, they unleashed an avalanche of docuseries helmed by familiar faces. And while a hunger for celebrity-driven storytelling is not a new phenomenon, using recognizable faces to shine light on newsy subject matters appears to have gained popularity since the Emmy-winning Scientology exposé, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

Following the success of Remini’s series, A&E joins forces with Marcia Clark in its expansion of the “First 48” format. This series, entitled “Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48,” takes a look at unsolved crimes that have long dominated cable, including the case of Casey Anthony, the murder of Robert Blake’s wife and the disappearance of Drew Peterson’s wife, Stacy.

“When you take a franchise like ‘The First 48,’ which is the gold star in this kind of true crime, and then you attach someone like Marcia Clark with a baked-in IP, who is just fierce for her quest for the
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Bobby Brown Reaches Settlement in Defamation Lawsuit Over Bobby Kristina Biopic

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Bobby Brown Reaches Settlement in Defamation Lawsuit Over Bobby Kristina Biopic
Bobby Brown has made nice with TV One over the network’s portrayal of him in a movie about his deceased daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Court papers filed Friday indicate that Brown has reached a settlement in the suit, which he and the Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown filed in September. “The Court having been advised that all claims asserted herein have been settled in principle … it is Ordered that the above-entitled action be and is hereby dismissed and discontinued,” the papers read, adding that the case can be reopened within 30 days if the settlement is not consummated. Also Read: Bobby.
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Bobby Brown Loses Bid to Block ‘Bobbi Kristina’ Biopic From Airing

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Bobby Brown Loses Bid to Block ‘Bobbi Kristina’ Biopic From Airing
Bobby Brown has failed to block a biopic about his deceased daughter from airing, after a judge shot down his motion for an injunction against the film. The movie, “Bobbi Kristina,” will air on TV One on October 8 at 7 p.m. Et, following a judge’s decision on Thursday to reject Brown’s motion. “We are pleased with the court’s ruling and look forward to sharing this poignant look at the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown with our audience,” TV One said in a statement. Also Read: Bobby Brown Files $1 Million-Plus Defamation Lawsuit Over Bobbi Kristina Brown TV Movie However,
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Cast Of Controversial Bobbi Kristina Brown Biopic Want Fans To Give Movie A Chance Despite Lawsuit

Vivica A. Fox and the cast of the controversial biopic on Bobbi Kristina Brown want fans of Whitney Houston to give their made-for-tv movie a chance. “Bobbi Kristina” — the made-for-tv movie produced for the TV One channel — is facing backlash from fans for being “too soon” to depict the aftermath of Houston’s 2012 […]
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Bobby Brown Files $1 Million-Plus Defamation Lawsuit Over Bobbi Kristina Brown TV Movie

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Bobby Brown has filed a lawsuit against TV One and others over the upcoming movie about his deceased daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in a complaint whose contention “exceeds $1 million.” In the suit, filed in federal court in New York on Thursday, Brown alleges that TV One “knowingly and maliciously” used his persona and life, and that the movie “contains defamatory and untrue depictions” of him. Among the alleged defamatory depictions: “he Defendants’ movie contains defamatory untrue depictions of having dinner with and scenes suggesting that does not love his daughter or is committed to his daughter.” Also...
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Bobby Brown Files Lawsuit to Stop Release of Upcoming Bobbi Kristina Biopic

Bobby Brown does not want the upcoming biopic of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown to air. Bobbi Kristina is set to premiere on Sunday, Oct. 8 on TV One, but Bobby has just filed a lawsuit to stop it from being released. In court documents obtained by E! News, Bobby claims that the TV One defendants "knowingly and maliciously" used his persona and life in the movie and promotion of the film. Bobby also claims in the court documents that the movie "contains defamatory and untrue depictions" of him "being violate" towards the late Whitney Houston. One line in the documents states that the biopic "contains defamatory untrue depictions" of Bobby and Bobbi...
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