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Cissy Houston: 'I don't blame Bobby Brown'

Cissy Houston: 'I don't blame Bobby Brown'

Jan 24 2013, 4:30pm CST | by

Whitney Houston's mother doesn't blame Bobby Brown for introducing her daughter to drugs. The late singer died in February 2011 of accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub caused by heart disease and...

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Cissy Houston: 'I don't blame Bobby Brown'

Jan 24 2013, 4:30pm CST | by

Whitney Houston's mother doesn't blame Bobby Brown for introducing her daughter to drugs.

The late singer died in February 2011 of accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub caused by heart disease and cocaine use and while her former husband has been widely blamed for first bringing drugs into her life, Cissy Houston doesn't believe her death was his fault.

Writing in her book 'Remembering Whitney', Cissy explained: "I think Bobby was Nippy's [Whitney] rebellion. Around him, she didn't have to be the perfect girl . Yet I don't blame Bobby for introducing her to drugs."

Cissy tried numerous times to make Whitney quit drugs and details one attempt in 2000 when Whitney refused to go to rehab.

She said: "She started pleading for us not to send her to rehab. 'Mommy', she said, 'please I can take care of it. Just come stay at my house and you can look after me and I'll quit.'

"I let her talk me into it. But that house was so big that she would just lock herself up somewhere and not come out and because I couldn't force her to stop I eventually just moved home."

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Cry For Help? Houston Family Has ‘Concerns’ For Bobbi Kristina Brown Amid Bong Photo Leak

Jul 17 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: RadarOnline

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Just days after Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter Bobbi Kristina posted a photo of what looks like her smoking marijuana from a water pipe, her famous family is speaking out to RadarOnline.com about their “concerns” for the troubled daughter of the tragic star. Though Bobbi Kristina seemed to have been doing well in recent months, enjoying married life with Nick Gordon and reuniting with her estranged dad, she stunned fans ...
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1 week ago

Being Bobby Brown: Meet The Actor Chosen To Star Alongside Yaya Dacosta In Whitney Houston Biopic

Jul 15 2014 8:17am CDT | Source: Bossip.com

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Arlen Escarpeta Chosen To Play Bobby Brown In Whitney Houston Biopic Last week, the world got a look at former ANTM contestant-turned-actress Yaya Dacosta as Whitney Houston and now this week, we get a peek at who will be playing the role of her on-screen Bobby Brown in the upcoming biopic. This slightly familiar face is that of Belizian actor Arlen Escarpeta who has been seen in films including Friday the 13th ...
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1 week ago

If There Wasn't a Reason to Watch the Whitney Houston Biopic Before, There is Now

Jul 15 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

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Despite the late Whitney Houston's family being extraordinarily unhappy about their family member's life being played out on the small, small, small screen, you have to admit: Yaya Dacosta, the woman portraying Whitney Houston herself, bears a pretty striking resemblance to the dead musician and actress.Bobby Brown's character has also been cast, and Arlen Escarpeta -- though not nearly as similar-looking -- will be portraying his role in Whitney's life. Yaya's ...
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1 week ago

The Bobby Brown For Whitney Houston's Lifetime Biopic Is HERE! See The First Picture!

Jul 14 2014 1:42pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

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Whitney Houston's Lifetime biopic is really coming together!! And so quickly, we might add! Following the casting announcement AND first look at America's Next Top Model's Yaya DaCosta as singing legend Whitney, it's only appropriate to finally reveal who will be playing Bobby Brown! It's what everyone has been waiting for after news of the biopic was broadcasted for all t ...
Source: Perez Hilton   Full article at: Perez Hilton
 

 
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1 week ago

Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown Together in First-Look Photo From Angela Bassett's Directorial Debut

Jul 14 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Last week, we were treated to our first look at Yaya DaCosta Alafia as Whitney Houston in a solo shot, for Angela Bassett's upcoming directorial debut for the Lifetime network - a shot that mimicked the album cover of the late singer's hit 1987 studio album (her 2nd) "Whitney."Today, as you can see above, we've got a first look at the couple together - DaCosta as Houston, joined by Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown.The telepic will chronicle the headl ...
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1 week ago

Harlem Barbershop Hosts Cutting for a Cure Event

Jul 12 2014 5:57pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It can be tough to convince certain loved ones to go to a doctor, even for a simple checkup. So on Saturday, a barbershop in Harlem hosted a marathon hair cutting event, hoping to bring the checkup to them, CBS 2′s Janelle Burrell reported. Their talented hands have trimmed and cut the hair of countless celebrities. “I’ve cut everybody from Keith Sweat to Bobby Brown, New Edition, Mike Tyson,” said barber and event ...
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1 week ago

Bobby Brown -- Quits New Edition Concert Tour

Jul 11 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: TMZ

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Bobby Brown has decided he just can't keep up with the boys ... because TMZ has learned he has now quit the New Edition tour ... for medical reasons.Bobby was struggling to perform with his group in Mississippi last week ...
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Yaya DaCosta Alafia Mimics Whitney Houston's 1987 Album Cover in First-Look Photo From Biopic

Jul 11 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Here's your first look (above) at Yaya DaCosta Alafia as Whitney Houston in Angela Bassett's upcoming directorial debut for the Lifetime network, courtesy of EW.bviously, it's a mimic of the album cover of the late singer's hit 1987 studio album (her 2nd) "Whitney" (see the original on the left).DaCosta is joined in front of the camera by Arlen Escarpeta (as Bobby Brown) and Yolonda Ross (as Whitney Houston's longt ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Yaya DaCosta Cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic

Jun 9 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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Yaya DaCosta has landed what some might consider the greatest role of all. The former America’s Next Top Model contestant will anchor Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic as the late/great singer, portraying Houston through her roller coaster relationship with Bobby Brown and detailing her meteoric rise to superstardom. Since appearing on Cycle 3 of the aforementioned CW competition, DaCosta has recurred on such programs as All My Child ...
Source: The Hollywood Gossip   Full article at: The Hollywood Gossip
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Is Yaya Alafia Right For The Part Of Whitney Houston?

Jun 7 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Angela Bassett Party
Last month we learned that the great and powerful actor Angela Bassett is getting ready to make her directorial debut with a Whitney Houston biopic for the Lifetime network. Bassett will focus on the late singer’s relationship with Bobby Brown, and—like many of you— I’m expecting very good things. It’s only been two years si ...
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