Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

July 27, 2015 in News, Obituaries

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.   DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and […]

Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes, Bobby Brown’s lawyer says, but ‘quality of her life’ not known

April 21, 2015 in Entertainment, News

(AP) Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened her eyes but her “quality of life will not be known for years to come,” according to Bobby Brown’s lawyer. It has been three […]

Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston’s daughter, fighting for her life, according to family statement

February 3, 2015 in News

NEW YORK — Bobbi Kristina Brown is fighting for her life, according to a statement from the Houston family Monday. Police said the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B […]

Messages of support for Whitney Houston’s daughter

February 2, 2015 in Entertainment, News

ATLANTA (AP) — Messages of support were being offered Monday as people awaited word on singer Whitney Houston’s daughter, who authorities say was found face down and unresponsive in a […]

Hail and farewell; a salute to those we lost in 2012

December 31, 2012 in Business, Education, Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The year 2012 was filled with highs and lows, shock and disbelief – as notable movers and shakers, politicians and hit makers departed this world, but not without leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of many.

While the death of any individual is noteworthy, the following deaths are significant and stand as a testimony that greatness is achievable – even for the lowly and humble.

Listed below is a partial list of those we lost in 2012:

Headlines of 2012 mixed with sorrows, joy and uncertainties

December 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

Near top of the year, pulling at the heart strings of most Americans was news of the sudden death of pop icon Whitney Houston Feb. 11. She left behind daughter Bobbi Kristina. The star was found face down in a water-filled bathtub with drug paraphernalia nearby. The coroner’s initial report stated that she died of accidental drowning.

Forensic toxicologist Bruce Goldberger said the details about her blood from the toxicology report indicated she was “acutely intoxicated from cocaine” at the time of her death and was a “repeated cocaine user.” Traces of prescription medications were in her system, and blood tests indicated that she smoked marijuana within two weeks before her death….

Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J honor Whitney Houston

November 12, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Jennifer Hudson embodied the look of one of her idols, Whitney Houston, during a tribute to the late singer put on by Grammy organizers.

Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent of Houston’s stage costumes from the 1980s, Hudson belted out a medley of Houston’s hits at the Nokia Theatre for “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” which will air as a TV special tomorrow, Nov. 13.

Sparks finds new light in ‘Sparkle’ remake

August 17, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, This Week

When most singers make the leap from recording artist to movie star, it’s usually a well-calculated career maneuver that requires show-business acumen from an army of agents, acting coaches, managers and publicists. However, for bubbly sixth season “American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks, the jump from stage to screen just, well, kinda happened.