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Cissy Houston: Whitney just wanted normal life

Cissy Houston: Whitney just wanted normal life

Feb 6 2013, 9:30am CST | by

Whitney Houston wanted a "normal life", according to her mother Cissy Houston. Cissy claims the 'I Will Always Love You' singer - who died in February 2012, aged 48 - didn't want to be a world...

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Cissy Houston: Whitney just wanted normal life

Feb 6 2013, 9:30am CST | by

Whitney Houston wanted a "normal life", according to her mother Cissy Houston.

Cissy claims the 'I Will Always Love You' singer - who died in February 2012, aged 48 - didn't want to be a world famous star and preferred to live a quiet life away from the glare of the world.

Appearing on British TV show 'Daybreak', she said: "She wanted the life of a normal person, that's what she wanted really. But it happened and she became a star."

Quizzed by host Lorraine Kelly about whether Whitney wanted a regular lifestyle, the matriarch responded: "Yes, that's what she really wanted. She always said, 'All I wanted to do was sing.' But she came and God blessed her. And she was happy about that but only sometimes, I guess."

Cissy also believes her daughter's life would have been turned out differently had she not married rapper Bobby Brown, because the pair "were from two different worlds".

Bobby has been blamed for leading the R&B singer down a road which ended in drug addiction, although Whitney's older brother Michael Houston recently admitted he had experimented with cocaine with her.

Cissy said: "She just happened to fall in love I guess with someone that really wasn't for her. They were from two different worlds."

The 79-year-old gospel singer recently came under fire from granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, for "disrespecting" Whitney with her tell-all memoir about the singer's life, 'Remembering Whitney'.

The aspiring singer tweeted: "Anything concerning my grandmother's book, I and @nickgordon of course personally have nothing to do with ... I haven't read and won't ... I find it to be disrespectful to my mother and me being her daughter won't tolerate it (sic)"

Cissy has no ill-feeling towards her granddaughter, saying on the programme: "She's a person and has a mind of her own. And she's grieving."

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Day Drinking? Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Husband Nick Gordon Arrested For DUI At 11:37AM After Scary Crash

Aug 28 2014 2:02pm CDT | Source: Radar Online

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s husband Nick Gordon was arrested for DUI on Thursday morning, RadarOnline.com has confirmed, after a scary crash in his Georgia neighborhood. Zach Frommer of the Roswell, Georgia, police department tells Radar, “Today, at about 11:37am, there was a single vehicle accident at Holcomb Bridge Rd (GA 140) near the intersection of Barnwell Rd involving a BMW sedan. Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle attempted to change lanes, struck a curb and overturn ...
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3 days ago

DUI: Bobbi Kristina’s Brother/Hubby Survives Flipped Whip But Gets Popped For Driving While Slizzard

Aug 28 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Bobbi Kris sure married a winner. Bobbi Kristina’s Husband Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI Following BMW Wreck Her “brusband” has been arrested on DUI charges after hitting a fire hydrant and flipping his BMW while driving on a suspended license. According to TMZ reports: Good news: Nick Gordon walked away from a terrible car accident Thursday morning with no major injures. The bad news is … he got arrested for DUI. Law enforcement ...
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3 days ago

Nick Gordon Flips Car, Gets Arrested for DUI

Aug 28 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Nick Gordon is lucky to be alive. The husband of Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter with Bobby Brown, was arrested this morning after getting into a horrific car crash in Roswell, Georgia. Law enforcement officials confirm to TMZ that Gordon lost control of his BMW… hit a curb… took out a fire hydrant… and flipped his car upside down. It slid over 200 feet before coming to a stop. Officers then arrived on the scene to learn Gordon was driving on a sus ...
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1 week ago

A refresher course on Mariah Carey

Aug 24 2014 2:24am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Celine Dion's concert may have been cancelled in the Philippines. But don't fret, there is still one global superstar diva set to perform here soon. That is none other than Mariah Carey. She will have her long awaited second concert in the Philippines on October 28, 2014, at the Mall of Asia Arena.With a few more months to go, fans can get the chance to see her perform one more time from our side of the globe. And from my end, I would like to give som ...
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1 week ago

Veteran Music Agent Peter Grosslight Dead At 68

Aug 21 2014 9:16pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longtime L.A. music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died. The William Morris Agency says its global head of music, Peter Grosslight, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. He was 68. Grosslight worked at William Morris since 1992, when the agency acquired the company he had founded 20 years earlier. He specialized in international bookings of contemporary artists and worked with Joan Baez, Carly ...
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1 week ago

Gawker Comes for Sam Smith's "Fucked-Up Gay Conservatism"

Aug 21 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Angel-voiced Brit Sam Smith is gay, but not like those terrifying spermwhores who love sex sooooo much and will eat your children because they think it strengthens their boners. He is also 22. Since 22-year-olds routinely spout bullshit about things they know little about in an attempt to render a monolithic prescription regarding how one should live his or her life, it follows that Smith does this in regards to how one should be gay.For one, Smith, who has never been in a relationship, h ...
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It's not just Ariana Grande; female pop stars are becoming terrible dancers (Mega Post)

Aug 21 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Last week, Ariana Grande, an overachieving tribute from District 4, unleashed a video for her song "Break Free." The zippy track is the second dance hit Grande released this summer, coming on the heels of "Problem."But if you look at this video (and the video for "Problem"), you'll notice an utter lack of dancing, despite the songs being impossibly dance-y tunes. Instead, there are lot of ...
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1 week ago

WATCH: Kelli Glover’s “Killer,” “Flawless,” “Unforgettable” Alicia Keys Cover on AGT

Aug 19 2014 10:17pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(YouTube) First, Whitney Houston. Now, Alicia Keys. On Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent,” the last night of quarterfinal performances, Kelli Glover once again proved she can measure up with some of music’s all-time greats. The singer, a returning contestant seeking redemption, belted out “If I Ain’t Got You,” much to the delight of the crowd and judges. “You were the last act of the night tonight, and you gave us an unforgettable performance,” Heidi Klum said afte ...
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1 week ago

Tears Of Joy: Slow Club Interviewed

Aug 19 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Clash Music

On the moving transformation of 'Complete Surrender'Slow Club have changed. The dynamic duo who plunged around the country with just a guitar and ad hoc percussion have gone – in their place, a group whose energy is reflected by their maturity, whose melodic appeal is matched by their emotional intensity. ‘Complete Surrender’ (Clash review HERE) is not a good times album. It’s an album inspired by heartbreak, by the tangled knots which descend upon the tail end of a relations ...
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2 weeks ago

NOOOOOO! Lifetime Is Making A Biopic About Brittany Murphy

Aug 13 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Dlisted

In “Things that should never, ever happen, so please stop making it happen” news, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Lifetime, the people responsible for such embarrassing works of low-budget made-for-tv train wreck trash as Liz & Dick and the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic (oh come on, like we don’t already know that it’s ...
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