Whitney Houston 10 years after her death: Didn’t We Almost Have it All, by Gerrick Kennedy and Young Whitney, by Bette Marshall
“[H]e knew we’d get the joke,” Kennedy writes. Houston, Kennedy says, had long felt trapped by the things we wanted her to be. Houston is radiant and unselfconscious in front of the camera, writes Marshall, who regarded her with maternal concern. It was impossible to penetrate the 800-strong crowd surrounding the couple, Marshall writes, and Houston waved from her elevated platform, like Queen Elizabeth. To Marshall and Kennedy, Houston is forever trapped in amber, a lost soul ill-suited to the time in which she lived.washingtonpost.com
Dolly Parton used royalties from Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ to help Black community
'I Will Always Love You' FILE PHOTO: Dolly Parton (L) said she used the royalties earned from Whitney Houston's (R) version of "I Will Always Love You" to help the Black community in Nashville. (Getty Images)Country superstar singer and songwriter was the writer of Whitney Houston’s mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” Parton was also the first singer of the song before it became mainstream. But Parton has recently shared what she did with a lot of the money she made from royalties earned as Houston’s rendition played over and over on radio stations — she invested in a Black community. Forbes reported Parton earned $10 million for Houston’s version of her 1973 song. Parton said she spent it all on her “big office complex in Nashville” and was part of a Black community, HuffPost reported.wftv.com
Autopsy report: Bobby Brown's son died from drugs, alcohol
FILE - Bobby Brown, left, and his son Bobby Brown Jr. appear at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016. An autopsy report says that Brown Jr. died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl, an autopsy report released Monday said. Brown Jr. was found dead in his Los Angeles home at age 28 on Nov. 18. An autopsy showed that she had morphine, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs in her body.
Erivo on near-EGOT status: 'I’m just going to keep working'
FILE - Actress Cynthia Erivo poses for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 10, 2019. Erivo portrays Aretha Franklin in the National Geographic miniseries Genius: Aretha. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – “The Color Purple” turned into Grammy, Tony and Emmy gold for Cynthia Erivo. The performer’s brilliant performance in the Broadway revival won her the 2016 Tony for best actress in a musical. “I guess I didn’t expect to be this close this soon,” Erivo told The Associated Press of her almost-EGOT status.
Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen
In this video grab issued Monday, March 8, 2021 by CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey discusses her interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special aired March 7. (CBS This Morning via AP)LOS ANGELES – There were royal victims and villains in Harry and Meghan’s tell-all — or tell enough — interview with Oprah Winfrey. But there was only one immediate and clear winner: the American media queen. She also explained the palace bureaucracy that dictates aspects of royal lives, aside from the wishes of the queen, something that U.S. viewers may be unfamiliar with.
Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: 'It's always special'
FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. Parton's first Grammy nomination was at the 1970 show for “Just Someone I Used to Know,” a duet with Porter Wagoner. An updated version of “Jolene" won Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix a trophy.
Super Bowl 55: A Viewer's Guide to get you through Sunday
___IN THE BOOTHJim Nantz and Tony Romo team for their second Super Bowl. Reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and special teams analyst Jay Feely are on their third Super Bowl. By comparison, CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl in 1984, which was also in Tampa, had 20 cameras. NFL Films’ “Road to the Super Bowl” follows at 12 p.m., and “Tony Goes to the Super Bowl” at 1 p.m.“The Super Bowl Today” comes on at 2 p.m., leading into pregame ceremonies at 6 p.m. and kickoff at 6:30 p.m. This will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame host assignment for James Brown and his sixth for CBS.
CBS' Brown to host record 10th Super Bowl pregame show
(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)CBS' James Brown knows what it is like to host Super Bowl pregame shows when the day transcended beyond the teams competing for a championship. Brown hosted Fox's pregame for the 2002 Super Bowl, which occurred nearly five months after 9/11. With the coronavirus pandemic still at the forefront, Brown realizes Sunday's “Super Bowl Today” show could offer the same opportunities, but in a different manner. This is a different kind of backdrop where many people have just been fatigued, given all of the challenges that we’ve had to endure during this time.”AdThis will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame hosted by Brown and his sixth for CBS. He became the pregame host for Fox in 1994 when they outbid CBS for the rights to the NFC package.
Jazmine Sullivan talks Super Bowl gig and Whitney Houston
This combination photo shows singer Jazmine Sullivan in Rydal, Pa., on Jan. 26, 2021, left, and singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. Sullivan and Eric Church will perform the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl. Houston has arguably the best performance of The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Super Bowl game. One of Sullivan's idols, Whitney Houston, has arguably the best performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Super Bowl game. I was blown away, in my feelings, everything, at the fact that she even knew me and stood up and was giving me love in that way," Sullivan continued.
Whitney Houston's national anthem still the gold standard 30 years later
Whitney Houston's national anthem still the gold standard 30 years later Watch For A Limited Time Only: "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason looks back at Whitney Houston's now-famous rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XXV, how the performance came together and why the NFL tried to make last-minute changes. Available online only through February 5, 2021.cbsnews.com
Biden marks nation's Covid grief before inauguration pomp
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden look out at lights during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. “To heal we must remember," the incoming president told the nation at a sunset ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. “Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights into the darkness ... and remember all who we lost,” Biden said. Biden at his Delaware farewell, held at the National Guard/Reserve Center named after his late son Beau Biden, paid tribute to his home state. ___This story has been corrected to show that flags on the National Mall represent people who couldn't come, not COVID deaths.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home
LOS ANGELES – Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.'s body around 1:50 p.m. at a home in Encino, The Los Angeles Times reported. Brown Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown Jr. was the son of Bobby Brown and Kim Ward. His son's death is the latest in a string of misfortune for Bobby Brown.
It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall
are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s all-star group was inducted Saturday night in a taped HBO special that told the stories of Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. As she inducted Houston into the Rock Hall, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about one of the best singers in pop history. The Notorious B.I.G.
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)NEW YORK – The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. Others with three or more albums that have reached diamond status include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain and the Eagles.
Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, BTS set for Billboard Awards
Malone, who is nominated for 16 2020 Billboard Music Awards, will perform at the awards show airing Wednesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone will celebrate his 16 whopping nominations at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with a performance. Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show, where Malone is up for honors including top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. Malone's competition for the show's biggest prize, top artist, include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Jonas Brothers. The 2020 Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the pandemic.
Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean Combs accepts the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combs will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)CLEVELAND – Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. Other guests will include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Levine and Brad Paisley. The special guests will speak on how this year’s inductees impacted their personal life and careers.
Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations
Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malones nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. The 2020 awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus.
Nick Gordon died after being found unresponsive in hotel
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York. Gordon, ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. Gordon's attorney Joe S. Habachy confirmed his client's death Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Brown was the daughter of Whitney Houston. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
Nick Gordon died after being found unresponsive in hotel
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York. Gordon, ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. Paramedics were called to Nick Gordon's hotel room in Maitland, a suburb of Orlando, early Wednesday morning to check on an unresponsive man, according to a statement from the Maitland Police Department. The paramedics in the Sheraton hotel room began treating Gordon, who was identified in the police statement as Nicholas Bouler. Investigators with the medical examiner’s office were not able to determine exactly how Bobbi Kristina Brown died.
Lifetime returns to R. Kelly with a new powerful series
A year later, Lifetime is readying a follow-up series, “ Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, ” with one major difference: this time, R. Kelly will be behind bars when it airs. “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” will premiere Thursday on Lifetime. That groundbreaking hip-hop group toured with R. Kelly and Maynes was initially approached by the documentary makers about what he witnessed on the road. In an interview with The Associated Press, he connected R. Kelly to other self-destructive superstars like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince. Bryant said the indictments against R. Kelly were never the goal of the series.
Hologram of Whitney Houston going on tour in 2020
Whitney Houston may have tragically died in 2012, but her spirit (and voice) will live on in a new hologram tour that is set to hit cities all over the world next year. It's being called "An Evening with Whitney Houston" and tour dates kick off in Mexico and will wrap up in Belarus in March of 2020. According to Rolling Stone, the hologram of Houston will make some stops in the U.S. sometime during 2020. While the idea of seeing a hologram version of Houston performing all her hit songs may seem weird, or even unnatural, performing holograms are not new. There was even supposed to be a hologram tour of Amy Winehouse, but the tour was scrapped due to some "unique challenges and sensitivities."
Police: Fake nurse cared for Bobbi Kristina Brown
A woman is facing charges for impersonating a nurse at the hospice facility where Whitney Houston's daughter spent her final days. Police say the suspect has been caught for this same crime before. "48 Hours" Crimesider's Graham Kates joins CBSN with details on the investigation.cbsnews.com
Bobbi Kirstina Brown's family: please pray
Bobbi Kirstina Brown's family: please pray Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston, is in a medically induced coma after she was found unresponsive in a bath tub Saturday. Her cousin, Jerod Brown, joined CBSN to provide an update on her condition.cbsnews.com
Whitney Houston's daughter reportedly in medically induced coma
Whitney Houston's daughter reportedly in medically induced coma Doctors and police are investigating what happened to Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 21-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub. "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Nischelle Turner reports from North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia.cbsnews.com
Clive Davis captures Whitney Houston's career on live DVD
Clive Davis captures Whitney Houston's career on live DVD Legendary music producer helped launch the career of the late Whitney Houston. Since the icon never produced a live album, Davis is releasing a DVD featuring some of her concert performances. Anthony Mason reports. http://smarturl.it/WH_LiveCD_itunescbsnews.com