The NY Daily News reports that struggling talk show titan Oprah has landed the first interview with Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
According to the NY Daily News, the 18-year-old will share her "personal memories” of her mother and how she’d like her to be remembered. Oprah also sat down with Whitney's most trusted confidants, her brother Gary Houston and sister-in-law, Pat. The interviews took place in Atlanta, where Bobbi Kristina once shared a townhouse with her mother.
Winfrey's team also said the family addressed the “rumors and speculation” that have surfaced in the wake of Houston's death on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February.
Houston was found unresponsive in the bathroom of her suite at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 11, the night before the Grammys.
The special will air on Oprah's OWN cable network on March 11.
Oprah's crown has been tarnished by poor ratings and traitors who jumped ship from her failing network OWN. In the past, the media seized upon the term "Oprahfication", to describe Oprah's powerful influence on pop culture. But it seems that Oprah has lost her magic touch.
Oprah walked away from her syndicated talk show Oprah, in May 2011 on the advice of a terminally ill boy who told her to end her show's successful run at an even number of years: 25.
Now, the 58-year-old media Guru is trying to save her struggling OWN network by doing more of the face-to-face interviews that made her famous.
Do you have the ingredients for the perfect date? Find out if you’ve got smooth moves or if you end up on the flipside of flirty. Go on a virtual date and see if you’ve got what it takes to get that special dessert. You’ll need to use your skills to impress your date and keep them in the prefect mood to make it through each course to get the cookie in the ThinkLikeAMan Virtual Date app. You’ll find out quickly if you think like a man or just act like one.
Click below to download the Think Like A Man Virtual Date app and Let The Games Begin!
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The cast of the upcoming season of "Dancing With The Stars" has been announced. If you were born after 1997, you probably don't know who most of them are. The list includes talk show host Sherri Shepherd, who bristled at the suggestion that she might be too old to bust a move on the dance floor. "It is fighting talk," said the 44-year-old mother of one. "When somebody throws down the gauntlet and says, 'You too old,' I was like, 'I got your crayons in my purse and a colouring book on my way out, I’ll leave them in my dressing room.'"
Shepherd joins other over-the-hill stars such as soul legend Gladys Knight (who turned 68 on Tuesday); former tennis champ Martina Navratilova, 55; former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert (47), and actor Jack Wagner (52). The geriatric set will compete with the youngsters such as 35-year-old Jaleel White ("Family Matters"); Extra presenter Maria Menounos, Disney's Camp Rock star Roshon Fega, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson, Katherine Jenkins and Gavin DeGraw.
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From Press Release:
"Over the weekend (Saturday 2/25), Braxton sisters Toni, Tamar, Trina, Towanda and Traci along with mom Evelyn ("Miss E") gathered in L.A. for the Season 2 Reunion Show taping of their hit WE tv show "BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES." Hosted by talk show queen Wendy Williams, the Reunion Special addressed issues such as the tension and jealousy between Toni and Tamar; Trina's marital woes with cheating hubby Gabe; Tamar's hubby Vince's hospitalization; Traci's struggle to find her true calling; and Evelyn's recent engagement (and did she go through with the wedding?)."
Toni Braxton with Autistic son Diezel. Toni is a spokeswoman for Autism Speaks and the American Heart Association.
The "BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES" season finale airs Thursday, March 22 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. The "Braxton Family Values" reunion special airs Thursday, March 29 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv.
Visit the show at Braxton Family Values.
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Pop icon Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11, but her legacy lives on in her classic recordings and movie roles. Whitney's latest movie -- a remake of 'Sparkle' -- is set to hit theaters in August 2012. But her fans can get a taste of her former Glory in this video clip from ET.
Starring as "Effie" in the film, Sparkle, Whitney performs a rousing rendition of the gospel classic "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". Whitney makes liars out of those who said the drugs and alcohol robbed her of her beautiful voice.
Watch the video after the break!
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Shopping an tearing up the mall can be tiring. Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, was spotted doing some high end, pre-Grammy shopping in Beverly Hills, CA, yesterday. The Pink Friday rapper did some heavy retail therapy at Chanel and Giuseppe Zanotti shoe stores. She was seen wearing a pink wig carrying shopping bags to her matching pink Bentley. Nicki paused to make sure the paparazzi snapped pics of her handing out stacks of cash to a valet attendant and a homeless man as well.
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Brandy's brother Ray J was seen at The Grove in West Hollywood yesterday promoting his new semi-autobiographical book titled Death Of The Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray. Ray J, who didn't actually pen the book himself, follows in the footsteps of comedian Steve Harvey, whose self-help manual on cheating men was a best-seller.
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The Super Bowl 46 festivities are in high gear, and everybody who thinks they're somebody have flooded Indianapolis this weekend just to be seen. Celebs spotted gracing the red carpet at ESPN and Radio Row's events include: rapper Drake (pictured above), former NBA superstar-turned sports analyst Shaquille O'Neal and his intrepid fiancee, Hoopz (pictured below); TV talk show host Sherri Shepherd, NFL stars Plaxico Burruss, Cam Newton, Jermichael Finley and more!
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Rap mogul T.I., center, was spotted at Reign nightclub yesterday doing a walk through for his upcoming AKOO fashion show hosted by T.I. and Kevin Hart. That's AKOO Creative Director Ralph Reynolds on the far left; T.I.'s mother, and T.I.'s sons Domani and Messiah on the right. If you follow Grand Hustle general manager Hannah Kang on Twitter.com, then you were probably one of the hundred or so hopefuls who showed up yesterday to audition for the AKOO fashion show, which is tomorrow. The walk through was filmed by VH1 camera crew for the final episode of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.
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The excitement is building as football fans await the kickoff of Super Bowl 46 on Sunday. Songstress Ciara was given the enviable job of interviewing the New England Patriots players on the field during the 2012 Super Bowl Media Day in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ciara conducted interviews with the Patriots players for 'The Insider' sports show with Kevin Frazier. Ciara got real friendly with NE safety Sergio Brown (#31). You can tell Ciara took her job very seriously. She wore quarterback Tom Brady's jersey number. Isn't she cute? Unfortunately, NE doesn't have a chance against the odds-on favorites, the NY Giants. But it should be a good game for NE fans. It's not who wins or loses, but how they play the game.
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R&B Diva Monica will headline the annual Battle of the Bands on Jan. 28 at the Georgia Dome.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: "eight college marching bands from historically black colleges and universities will showcase their music and showmanship at this annual invitational event, but it will also spotlight the talents of Grammy-winning Atlanta singer and songwriter Monica."
Monica will perform at the Battle of the Bands on Jan. 28, just weeks before the scheduled release of her seventh album, New Life. You can get a taste of the new album on the Georgia native’s website, which features the video for the track “Until It’s Gone.” You can pre-order the album there, too.
Tickets for the event, which begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 28, are available at Ticketmaster or at the Georgia Dome Box Office. Tickets are $10-$12.
The bands participating in this year’s Honda Battle of the Bands are:
Albany State University’s Marching Rams Show Band
Bethune Cookman University’s Marching Wildcats
Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South
Prairie View A&M University’s Marching Storm
South Carolina State University’s Marching 101
Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands
Virginia State University’s Marching Trojan Explosion
Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound