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February 13, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials said yesterday that they wouldn't release any information about an autopsy on singer Whitney Houston. The singer, 48, was found in the bathtub of her room Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter declined to say anything about the room's condition or any evidence investigators recovered. He said that there were no obvious signs of trauma, but that officials were not ruling out any cause of death until they have toxicology results, which will take weeks to obtain.
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November 19, 1988 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
John Houston stole the show at the first-ever Garden State Music Awards last night at the Count Basie Theater. Though he wasn't nominated for anything, he did accept seven awards - for his daughter Whitney, who wasn't present because she is on tour in Hong Kong. Her awards included best female vocalist, best album (for Whitney), and best pop single (for "So Emotional. ") "I know this was very important to Whitney because when I talked to her a few weeks ago, she made sure I would come here," John Houston said.
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February 13, 2012
In her heyday, from the mid-'80s to mid-'90s, Whitney Houston was a Billboard chart-topping force whose achievements qualify her as one of the most commercially successful female solo artists of all time. On Billboard's list of the Top 10 albums by a woman that have spent the longest time atop the charts, Houston has three, more than anybody else: No. 1: The Bodyguard (1992), at the top spot for 20 weeks. No. 4: Her debut Whitney Houston (1985), at the top spot for 14 weeks.
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September 21, 1990 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press, Reuters and USA Today contributed to this report
Whitney Houston has taken a double-barreled approach in denying long- lingering rumors that she is gay. In the October issues of Life and Fame magazines, the singer suggests that the stories festered because of her close relationship with executive assistant Robyn Crawford and because she has not been publicly connected with men. In Life, to be published Monday, Houston explains that she and Crawford go back to girlhood days and "even back in our...
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March 25, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the 12-steppers say, the program works if you work it. But it seems Whitney Houston ain't working it all that good. In fact, according to the New York Daily News, Her Divaness has left the safe confines of the rehab she checked into on March 15. "Whitney got extremely upset and said she felt the walls were closing in on her," a source tells the News. Houston's rep, Nancy Seltzer, is taking the Middle Path, known in the Buddhism-meets-postmodern-public-relations milieu as a non-denial denial.
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March 23, 2012 | By Anthony McCartney, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston was a chronic cocaine user who had the drug in her system when she drowned in a hotel bathtub, coroner's officials said Thursday after releasing autopsy findings that also noted that heart disease contributed to her death. The disclosure ended weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer Feb. 11, on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and her death was ruled accidental.
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January 15, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beyoncé, feminist hero "Gender Equality is a Myth," writes Beyoncé in a new essay on The Shriver Report ( http://shriverreport.org ). Yes, B! B, the pop star and glamour puss. "We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality," opens the piece, which opines that true economic equality won't be attained until men demand their "wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more - commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. " Old patterns of behavior, old attitudes must be broken, says B. "We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect" until "gender equality becomes a natural way of life.
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September 20, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
NEW YORK - Hanging out with author Terry McMillan is like chillin' with your worldly, slightly acerbic, super-chatty aunt. In the 1990s, she ushered in the era of black women's chick lit with her New York Times best-selling novel-turned-movie, Waiting to Exhale . The latest of the 61-year-old McMillan's eight tomes, Who Asked You? , was released Tuesday, launching her first book tour in three years. It will bring her Thursday night to the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she will join Jesmyn Ward, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Salvage the Bones . "Now, she can write," McMillan says of Ward.
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July 12, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
What's more amazing? That conservative cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck finally made it official, and is leaving ABC's The View - or that she's actually been there 10 years, coming over to the show in 2003 after finishing fourth on Survivor: The Australian Outback ? Wednesday was her last day. She's going to Fox to join the Fox & Friends morning show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade . ("Hold on!" you scream. "What of Gretchen Carlson ???" She's getting her very own show.)
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June 24, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Christie has ordered American and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday in recognition of the death of James Gandolfini, the actor who portrayed the notorious mobster Tony Soprano on television. Gandolfini, 51, died Wednesday in Rome from a heart attack. In an executive order issued Friday, Christie called Gandolfini an "iconic actor" who "left a timeless impact upon television and film" as New Jersey organized-crime boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos.
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February 20, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
P ATRICIA CORNWELL is known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, but it was the author's attorneys who worked a scalpel with surgical precision over her former financial-management firm. A federal jury Tuesday awarded Cornwell nearly $51 million in her lawsuit, claiming that Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP had been negligent in handling her finances and cost her millions. Attorneys for the firm and former principal Evan Snapper said that there was no money missing from Cornwell's accounts.
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January 26, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She was inspired to the music life by child star Michael Jackson . Yet when she finally had it all - fame, glory, riches - all Whitney Houston wanted to do was quit. So writes Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston , 79, in Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped , a memoir due out Tuesday about the diva known as Nippy to her family. "I remember Nippy watching television and seeing Michael Jackson doing his thing," Cissy writes.
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August 17, 2012 | BY ROGER MOORE, McClatchy-Tribune
SHOWBIZ CLICHES so old they had mold on them back in the Irene Cara era are dusted off for the remake of "Sparkle," a musical melodrama set in the golden age of girl groups. Yeah, you're allowed to think "Dreamgirls," because "Dreamgirls" came AFTER the 1976 Cara musical about sisters trying to make it in Motown. They're plowing the same ground as a century of other showbiz musicals - good kids lured away from religion and piety by the limelight's glow, stumbling into drugs, sex and abuse before trying to pull it all together for one big show.
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August 17, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
DIGGING into a conversation with two stars of "Sparkle" - Jordin Sparks and Carmen Ejogo - is a delicate thing. The musical performances are rousing, riveting. The slick cinematography and period-perfect costumes/art direction of the shot-in-Motown film drama really take you back, evoke an era. Good reasons for a talent interviewer to be upbeat. If only . . . "Sparkle" relates the ups-'n'-downs tale of a fictionalized, sisterly singing/songwriting trio kinda like the Supremes.
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May 23, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night was a feast of celebrities, emotions and various degrees of clothing. The most touching moment came moments before Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, received an award on behalf of her late mother, who died in February. Just before the presentation, Brown began crying as singer Jordin Sparks sang the Houston megahit "I Will Always Love You. " In less poignant news, Katy Perry wore a shimmering lilac gown by Blumarine while Miley Cyrus' white, low-cut blazer and mini-mini skirt by designer Jean Paul Gaultier fell considerably above her knees.
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May 1, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
Whitney Houston fans have maligned Bobby Brown as a bad influence on his ex-wife. But the "My Prerogative" singer says he's not to blame for the late diva's death. "It's just unexplainable how one could, you know, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs," Brown tells Matt Lauer in a chat to air Wednesday on Today. "I'm not the reason she's gone. " Brown, 43, says it was Houston who introduced him to hard drugs such as crack. Brown says he was devastated to hear Houston was still on drugs.
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