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
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 owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend Garth Brooks." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were 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.
Houston’s own Lizzo gets 11 Billboard nominations
NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. Lil Nas X follows Malone with 13 nominations, while Billie Eilish and Khalid each scored 12 nods. Four of the five songs nominated for top gospel song are from West.
Expect A Grand Performance With Whitney Houston Tribute Artist
The amazing songs of The Voice - Miss Whitney Houston - will be heard once again during The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids. Whitney Houston certainly qualifies as a legend, and the tragedy is that we lost her much too soon. Related Stories Belt Out Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits This WeekendDavids is an international star, having performed in countries all over the globe. As with most tribute shows, this won't be a step-by-step replica of Ms. Houston. Don't forget about the book released by Ms. Houston's longtime friend Robyn Crawford titled A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston .houstonpress.com
Robyn Crawford Spills More About Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's Relationship on 'Red
Robyn Crawford continues to share insight into her relationship with the late Whitney Houston. "I asked her, 'I threw a glass against the wall and it shattered and I got cut,'" Crawford says Houston replied. In Crawford's memoir -- A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston -- she claims that when she asked Houston about the cut, the late singer told her, "Couples argue all the time. Tune in to Facebook Watch on Monday, Nov. 18 for Crawford's full interview on Red Table Talk. RELATED CONTENT:Robyn Crawford Says She Felt Like She Was 'Losing' Whitney Houston When Singer Married Bobby BrownRobyn Crawford Says She and Whitney Houston Planned to Confront Wendy Williams Over Her Remarks About Them
Whitney Houston's friend Robyn Crawford's says "no one" knew about her physical relationship
In an interview with NBC's Craig Melvin on Today, Crawford opened up about her physical relationship with the iconic singer ahead of the release of her upcoming memoir, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston. "I never envisioned speaking publicly about my life and then I asked myself the question, 'What would Whitney want? According to Crawford, Houston ended the pair's physical relationship in 1982, prior to her rise as a superstar. The rest of NBC's interview with Crawford will air in a special, A Song for Whitney, on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9/8c. A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston will hit shelves on Nov. 12.
Whitney Houston's Longtime Friend Robyn Crawford Says They Had a Physical Relationship
New details about the rumored relationship between the late Whitney Houston and her longtime friend, Robyn Crawford, are coming to light in Crawford's new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. She later adds that it was Houston who ended the physical part of their relationship in 1982. Crawford adds that Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, was against their bond, claiming, "Whitney told me her mother said it wasn't natural for two women to be that close, but we were that close." Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, also claimed the singer had a same-sex relationship with Crawford in his 2016 memoir, Every Little Step: My Story. "I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney's life, Whitney would still be alive today," he told Us Weekly at the time.
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."
'Red Table Talk' Returns With Will Smith, Chelsea Handler, Alicia Keys and More
Jada Pinkett Smith and her Red Table Talk crew are returning with all-new episodes of the Facebook Watch series on Monday, and its already shaping up to be a star-studded season. In July, actress Kristin Davis got emotional while opening up about adoption at the Red Table. In July, Jada reacted to being compared to media mogul Oprah Winfrey following the success of Red Table Talk. See more on Red Table Talk below. RELATED CONTENT:Kristin Davis Tears Up Talking About Adopting Her Black Children on 'Red Table Talk''KUWTK': Khloe Flips Over Jordyn Woods on 'Red Table Talk' & Kylie Jenner Begs Kim Not to 'Bully' Former BFFJada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Oprah Winfrey Comparisons With Success of 'Red Table Talk' (Exclusive)
5 free things to do for fun around town this weekend
HOUSTON - Here are some fun, free events going on in Houston. Mexico en el Corazon at Discovery GreenTonight at Discovery Green, Mexico en el Corazon will immerse viewers into the artistic world of mariachi music. The main show runs from 7 to 9 p.m.Whitney Houston Tribute ShowFans of Whitney Houston will fill Hermann Park this weekend. Tonight and Saturday, H-E-B will present "The Greatest Love of All -- A Tribute to Whitney Houston." They'll have a market, a DJ, mariachi music at 5 p.m., followed by more live music at 6 p.m.
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