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Ryan Seacrest Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Dick Clark

Ryan Seacrest is especially hit by the sudden passing of host and television personality Dick Clark. 

Having taken the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve torch in 2006, Seacrest learned an amazing amount of wisdom from the late radio and television innovator. The two became close friends over the years.  This was a dream come true for Seacrest, who was a huge fan of Dick Clark and always looked to him as his mentor.

Seacrest tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.”

So sad.

Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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BREAKING NEWS: Dick Clark has died

This news makes me so sad! Dick Clark was such a big part of my life growing up. We never missed a New Years Eve countdown with him as host.  He was always so happy, and made the holidays just that much better.

Unfortunately he has passed away, more from TMZ:

Dick Clark – famed TV producer, and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host — died from a massive heart attack this morning … TMZ has learned.

He was 82.

Details surrounding his death are unclear, but Clark had suffered a significant stroke in 2004 — forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972.

Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006. Dick has co-hosted the show ever since.

Before suffering a stroke, Clark told Larry King he suffered from Type 2 diabetes.

Clark has been married 3 times — and has 3 children from his first two marriages. He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton.

“For now, Dick Clark … so long.”

Rest in peace!

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Whitney Houston’s mother condemns Bobbi Kristina’s “incestuous” relationship with Whitney’s adopted son

Bobbie Kristina, 19, has found herself a new boyfriend – or as some have reported – a fiance, and it’s not making her family very happy.

Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy has come forward and scolded her granddaughter for her choice of men. Turns out Bobbi’s fiance is none other than Whitney’s adopted son, Nick Gordon, 22.

Apparently Whitney never officially adopted Nick, but she took him in as her son when he was 12 after his father went to prison, and his mother was unable to care for him. Bobbi and Nick grew up as siblings.

Even though the two are not blood relatives, Cissy still insists what they’re doing is wrong, telling ‘What they’re doing is incestuous.’

Cissy believes that Nick is taking advantage of Bobbi, and her issues. She’s even gone so far as to request that the Whitney Houston Estate get involved, and evict him from Whitney’s $1.2 million Atlanta townhouse, where he’s living with Bobbi.

A source told Star Magazine, “Nick proposed to Krissy on March 10, and she said yes. Krissy said Nick is the only person she trusts in the world. They have a very deep connection.”

TMZ has some new photos of Bobbi and Nick out in public, and she’s proudly displaying a large engagement ring.

Star says the couple are keeping the news quiet for now – but quotes other sources expressing concern and suspicion at the time of the proposal.

‘Everyone is worried that Nick is looking to take advantage of Krissy,’ a friend told the publication, referring to the $10m Bobbi is set to inherit from her late mother.

Bobbi and Nick were apparently spotting kissing and holding hands together last Friday outside a Target store in Johns Creek, Georgia, according to

Nick added fuel to speculation about their relationship status when he tweeted last week: ‘Yea we got a little closer and what!!!’

Gordon also posted a picture of himself and Bobbi Brown to his Twitter page on Friday.

Nick also told fans only to follow Bobbi Kristina’s real account.

He tweeted: ‘Good morning everyone. Their lots of fake people pretending to be MY Krissi. The real one is @REALbkBrown. Fakes need to get un followed (sic)’

Bobbi has not been on the social networking website since December but she and Nick tweeted each other regularly in the months towards the end of last year.

It does seem weird to me that Bobbi would get engaged to her “brother”. Seems like she’s really hurting, and looking for love. Who knows.

Do you think it’s strange?


Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 10:10am
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Whitney Houston’s will revealed: Bobbi Kristina gets everything!

Yesterday the contents of Whitney Houston’s will was revealed, and everything is going to the late singer’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

The 19-year-old is the sole beneficiary of Whitney’s estate, which has been placed in a trust. Bobbi will receive three payments, at the ages 21, 25 and 30.

Whitney passed away on February 11 at the age of 48. She set up the will in 1993, a month before Bobbi was born.

While Bobbi Kristina is not named the singer stipulated that ‘any child of mine who survives’ her will receive all furniture, clothing, personal effects. jewellery and cars, as well as the balance of the estate.

As well as staggering access to the trust Whitney also stipulated that her trustees can release funds to Bobbi Kristina depending upon the circumstances and it is up to the trustees to allow to release the funds or not.

Presumably these would include if the teenager wanted to start a business, or pay for college.

It will no doubt come as a relief to the family that even though Whitney’s former husband Bobby Brown is named in the will – he will not receive anything.

According to BANG Showbiz, Whitney’s mother Patricia “Cissy” Houston is the executor of the will and her brother and sister-in-law are trustees.

Whitney and Bobby Brown were marked for 14 years, but Whitney signed a prenuptial agreement before they tied the knot in 1992, which banned Bobby from accessing her will.

The prenup stated: ‘Houston shall have the right to dispose of her Separate Property by Last Will and Testament in such manner as she may, in her own uncontrolled discretion deem proper.

‘All future earnings, income, and accumulations resulting from each of the party’s respective personal activities, skills, efforts and work (including but not limited to each party’s respective earnings, income and accumulations derived from recording contracts, movie contracts, other media contracts, concert tours, endorsements, personal appearances….shall remain separate.’
While Bobbi Kristina will inherit her mother’s estate her family are hoping she doesn’t inherit Whitney Houston’s fame.

The family of the singer, who passed away last month, reportedly want the 19-year-old out of the ‘limelight’.

A source told People magazine: ‘There is still no resolution and there has been nothing concrete on the cause of death, and they were hoping for that.’

‘There were members of the family who weren’t keen on [the interview] going down at this time.

‘There are people who just want her to stay out of the limelight for a while. This is a little girl who just needs some time.’

This is as it should be! Hopefully Bobbi is doing better these days, and will spend the money wisely.


Posted Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 9:09am
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Rolling Stone takes a look back at Whitney Houston’s life.

The new issue of Rolling Stone takes a revealing look back at Whitney Houston’s life, including her dark side that people around her still have a hard time comprehending. “A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer,” says Gerry Griffith, the A&R man who brought Houston to Clive Davis’ attention around 1982. “Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn’t come out for a while.”

A genuine crossover star, Houston was a pop rarity who reached audiences young and old, black and white. “Because of her cousin Dionne [Warwick], she understood all those pretty-ass melodies from Burt Bacharach,” says Narada Michael Walden, one of Houston’s many producers. “But because she was young and from the era of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, she had soul in her too – those rhythms. She had both sides. Plus, she was so damn gorgeous. You couldn’t say no to her.”

The full article is in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone on newsstands Friday. 

Posted Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 9:09am
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