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Brandy Reveals That “Two Eleven” Arrives This Fall & Shares Whitney Houston’s Final Words To Her

Kevin Frazier of The Insider recently caught up with Brandy and Chris Brown on the set of their “Put It Down” visual shoot. Yesterday, I posted the official visual. During her interview, Brandy talks about her new album Two Eleven which is schedule to hit shelves and iTunes on October 16. The title “Two Eleven” was inspired by Brandy’s birthday and the day that we lost legendary singer Whitney Houston. Brandy was born on February 11, which was also the night Whitney died. Brandy also talks about being in love and working with singer Chris Brown. Below are some excerpts:

On her new album Two Eleven:

That day just … it means so much to me, that day. And I just want to continue to live my life with purpose and make her proud, and that’s my way of [paying] tribute to her.

On Whitney Houston’s final words to her:

One of the last things she said to me was, ‘Nobody can be you, just be you, don’t be afraid to be you …’ and you know, at the time it was just like, ‘Okay.’ But when you lose someone, and that’s one of the last things they say, you just want to continue to do the best you can do for yourself and be the greatest version of yourself … and that’s hard.”

On being in love again:

It’s a good thing,” she smiles. “I’ve been through a lot in the relationship category. It’s good to meet someone that you know, reflects who you are and understands life the same way that you do. And you know, I’m looking for a great example for my daughter, and so all that goes into play.”

On working with Chris Brown:

We all have our struggle. We all have our path, you know, but I do think the things we go through make us who we are and it makes us better. It makes us learn and discover new things about ourselves … so I’m happy to work with him, he’s great.”

Source: Kevin Frazier/The Insider

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Singers With Talent: Brandy & Monica Talks About The Death Of Their God-Mom Whitney Houston, Relationships & Working Together Again

In the latest issue of People magazine, singers Brandy and Monica talks about the death of their God-Mom Whitney Houston, relationships and working together again. The night before her death, Whitney Houston stopped by Brandy and Monica’s Pre-Grammy party rehearsal and gave the platinum-selling singers some advice. The twosome recently released their new single “It All Belongs To Me”, which will be feature on both of their upcoming albums. During an interview with Jenny Boom Boom of Hot 93.7, Monica revealed that the two are currently working on an upcoming summer tour. Below are some excerpts:

On what happened when Whitney Houston stopped by their Pre-Grammy party rehearsal

Brandy: She was like our godmom. I kept asking, ‘Does it sound good?’ and she said, ‘It sounds great but turn the band down’

Monica: She was lively and she us to make her proud. I thank God for those last few moments with her.

On what it was like for them to work together again

Brandy: I’m honored. It doesn’t feel like work [tears up]

Monica: Don’t start. In the studio she’d have glassy eyes. I’m like ‘Brandy!’ She’s very emotional.

On how they both been affected by death

Monica: Death made me appreciate life. After burying my first love, I realized life was too short.

Brandy: I wish I had spoken to Monica after that terrible accident. It was a very hard time. My life had to be perfect; I didn’t want to show my mistakes. I learned the hard way you had to take responsibility.

On their relationships

Monica: I sing differently since I’ve met my husband. And he is so attentive to my kids [Rodney 6, and Romelo, 4 with rapper Rocko Hill].

Brandy: My daughter Syrai [9; dad is producer Robert Smith] loves Ryan, and he loves me for me. But I don’t have a ring.

Monica: Girl, I got you. I talked to Ryan. You’re good.

Brandy: You did? I told Ryan I’d marry him with a bubble-gum ring!

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She Went From Performing On A Small Stage In NJ To Global Stages Around The World: Whitney Houston’s Funeral Invitation Revealed

She went from performing on a small stage in NJ to global stages around the world. Last week, we lost one of the greatest vocalists in the history of music. Whitney Houston’s “home going” service will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark where Whitney use to sing as a child. The general public will be able to watch a live stream of the services beginning at 11:30AM ET/8:30AM PT on BET News and CENTRIC. Celebrities such as Aretha Franklin, Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Ray J, Brandy, Dionne Warwick, Kim Burrell, Cece Winans, Stevie Wonder, Donnie McClurkin, Rickey Minor, Tyler Perry, and Kevin Costner will attend the private, invitation-only service, while the The Rev. Marvin Winans will preside over the funeral.

I am sending my deepest condolences out to the entire Houston/Brown family. I am also praying for Bobbi Kristina, heavenly father, please watch over her.

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Tribute To Whitney Houston: Ashanti Performs “I Have Nothing” On Good Morning America

Earlier today Monday (February 13), singer Ashanti was out in Times Squares, New York. She stopped by Good Morning America to promote her upcoming album. Ashanti also performed a tribute to Whitney Houston. She performed her version of “I Have Nothing” and she also performed her track “The Woman You Love.” Watch the video below:

WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE WHITNEY HOUSTON. ONE OF THE GREATEST VOCALISTS OF ALL TIMES.

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BREAKING NEWS: Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Rushed To The Hospital

Last night Saturday (February 11), I reported that singer Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The exact cause of her death is still unknown. However, it is being reported that NO illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Houston died and it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub. I just received an update and it is being reported that Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday, with her face underwater, people close to Whitney tell TMZ. The autopsy on the body of Whitney Houston will be performed today, but we’re told any results will be deferred pending a toxicology report. Now it is being reported that Houston’s beautiful daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, was just rushed to Cedears-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:

Whitney Houston‘s 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was just rushed to Cedears-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles … TMZ has learned.

According to our sources … Bobbi was taken out of the Beverly Hilton, where Whitney died yesterday, on a stretcher.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ police and fire responded to a call for a medical emergency, but would not confirm who was transported.

As TMZ first reported, Bobbi Kristina got into an angry shouting match last night with police officers outside the hotel room where her mother was found dead

Bobbi Christina is Whitney’s only child from husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married in 1992 and divorced in 2007.

Story developing …

UPDATE 1: (Reporting from TMZ.com)

With the death of ex-wife Whitney Houston, and his daughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital, sources close to Bobby Brown tell TMZ he is on his way to Los Angeles be with his daughter … and skipping a concert to do so.

According to our sources, Bobbi Kristina has not been alone since her mother passed — she’s had Bobby’s family by her side the entire time.

New Edition has a concert tonight in Nashville, but we’re told Bobby will skip the show so he can get to Los Angeles to be with Bobbi Kristina. Brown was spotted at the airport in Nashville with an entourage of people by his side (see photo above).

As TMZ first reported, Bobbi Kristina has been in the hospital twice since Whitney passed away.

Source: TMZ

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The Party Still Went On: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Jennifer Hudson, Diddy & Cassie & More Hit Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

Despite rumors the party still went on. Last night, a lot of entertainment industry folks were spotted at Clive Davis’ 2012 Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the same place where Whitney died in her 4th floor hotel room. The event honored Richard Branson and Diana Ross. Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Diddy & Cassie, Jennifer Hudson, Monica, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, The Ross Family, Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose, Toni Braxton, Debra Lee, Barry Gordon, India.Arie, Garcelle Beauvais and tons of other celebrities came out to support Davis’ party. Peep the pictures below:

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The Greatest Love: Whitney Houston Was Found In The Bathtub Of A Beverly Hills Hotel Yesterday

Last night Saturday (February 11), I reported that singer Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The exact cause of her death is still unknown. However, it is being reported that NO illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Houston died and it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub. I just received an update and it is being reported that Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday, with her face underwater, people close to Whitney tell TMZ. Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:

Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday … with her face underwater … people close to Whitney tell TMZ.

According to our sources, her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were among the people in the room at the time. We’re told they became worried about Whitney because she had been in the bathroom for over an hour and it was time to start getting ready for the Clive Davis party.

Our sources say they began to knock on the door and there was no answer. We’re told the hairdresser, who is female, went in to check on Whitney. She immediately screamed and, according to our sources, one of the bodyguards came running in and pulled her out of the tub.

We’re told Whitney’s face was below the water and her legs were up … like she had slid down the back of the tub.

According to our sources, her body was very cold and the bodyguard attempted CPR. That’s when hotel security was called.

Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter, but Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.

Source: TMZ

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We’re All Mourning: The Music Industry Reacts To Whitney Houston’s Death

Yesterday Saturday (February 11), tragic news hit the Interweb, about the death of Whitney Houston. The music industry reacted and paid their respects. R.I.P. Whitney Houston.

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We Will Always Love Whitney Houston: No Illegal Drugs Have Been Found In The Hotel; Possible Drowning

Last night Saturday (February 11), I reported that singer Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The exact cause of her death is still unknown. However, it is being reported that NO illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Houston died and it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub. Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:

No illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died — at least not yet — but prescription drugs were present, and it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub … TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us … when EMTs arrived Whitney’s body was already removed from the bathtub so it will take an autopsy to determine if she OD’d, drowned or died from some other cause.

Informed sources tell us … Beverly Hills cops — who were still searching the room at the time this story was posted — found various pill bottles. There was no evidence that Whitney was drinking alcohol in the room.

Whitney’s body was just removed from the room on a gurney.  It will go to the morgue for an autopsy to determine cause of death.

Source: TMZ

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Dope Pics: Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party In Beverly Hills (Pictorial)

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A lot of star are in California getting ready for the Grammy Awards, which will broadcast tonight at 8pm on CBS. Last night Saturday (February 12) the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards  had a “Salute To Icons Honoring David Geffen” party. The event took place at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Clive Davis also threw his “Pre-Grammy” party. Above and below are a few of the celebrities who attended.

Mary J Blige

Monica and Brandy

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