Bobbi Kristina Brown barely flew up to heaven to be with Nippy a few days ago, and you’d think that maybe the Houston and Brown families would put all their stupid bullshit aside for once and come together. But well, if People is telling the truth, they’re back to their messy ways.
Bobbi Kristina’s funeral is set for Saturday in Atlanta, GA. After the funeral, she will go to New Jersey to be laid to rest next to Whitney Houston. That’s apparently pretty much all the Houston and Brown families can agree on. A source tells People that there’s still many arrangements to be made, but the families are having a hard time agreeing on anything. That strong wind that hit all of them in the face hard is Whitney trying to slap some sense into them.
“Both sides [of the family] are still not happy and on the same page,” says the source of the Browns and Houstons. “There is a lot going on behind the scenes. There is a lot to do in a very short time.”
Adds another source: “Things are constantly changing.”
I’m not sure why they’re not on the same page. It seems like it would be pretty simple. Second Cousin Dionne Warwick will open with a song, Cissy Houston and Bobby Brown will close with a song, Aunt Tina will handle the refreshments and Nick Gordon won’t be around since he may be in a jail cell. Actually, scratch Aunt Tina from refreshments, because she shouldn’t be around glassware.
The Houston family tells Entertainment Tonight that Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died today at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was only 22.
On January 31st, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her house. She was taken to the hospital where she was put on life support. She was later put into an induced coma. Bobbi Kristina stayed in ICU for nearly two months before she was moved to a rehabilitation center. Last month, her family moved her from that rehabilitation center into a hospice after they were told by a brain specialist that there is nothing that could be done and she was only getting worse. They took her off all meds.
The D.A. has reportedly been investigating Bobbi Kristina’s adopted brother/fake husband Nick Gordon, because they believe he may have had something to do with why she lost consciousness. Bobbi Kristina’s conservator has also thrown a lawsuit at Nick for allegedly stealing her money, abusing her and pretending to be her husband.
The Houstons say that Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by her family when she went off to heaven to sing a duet of “My Love Is Your Love” with Nippy and also shake her head in embarrassment when her mother tells the angels to kiss her ass. The Houston family released this statement.
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
Rest in peace, Bobbi Kristina.
TMZ says that early this morning, cops were called to Demi Moore’s house in Beverly Hills after the body of a 21-year-old man was found in her pool. Demi wasn’t home at the time and is out of town.
Tallulah Willis (not Rumer and not the other one who is a nipple baring crusader on Instagram) has Instagrammed pictures of pool parties during the past couple of weeks and Demi’s neighbors say that the Willis daughters have been partying there hard almost every night, but they weren’t there last night. They were in NYC. TMZ is hearing that Demi’s assistant threw the pool party and invited the 21-year-old man. The police don’t think anything shady or murder-ey went down. They believe it was a sad, tragic accident. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Demi’s assistant and their friends left the house last night, leaving the 21-year-old man behind. When they got back early this morning, they found his body at the bottom of the pool. It looks like he slipped, fell into the pool and drowned. He apparently couldn’t swim.
When I first saw this story this morning, I got shades of Michael Barrymore and also figured that this may have been a “dangers of boozing and night swimming” accident. But TMZ says that the pool party wasn’t exactly a sweet nectar fiesta and there was “limited alcohol” there.
The man’s name hasn’t been released yet. Demi also hasn’t released a statement yet and probably because she’s busy getting ready for her close-up. The investigation is ongoing.
Another piece of the Golden Age of Hollywood has broken off, grown wings and flown up to the great beyond. Oscar-nominated actor and old school hot piece Omar Sharif died of a heart attack today at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 83.
Omar’s agent told The Associated Press last May that he had Alzheimer’s Disease. Omar’s son, Tarek Sharif, was taking care of him.
Omar’s acting career started in Egypt, but it really took off after his first Hollywood movie, Lawrence of Arabia (Side note: I hate Samantha Jones for making me think of her coochie lips every time I type “Lawrence of Arabia“), became a huge hit. He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to star in Doctor Zhivago, Genghis Khan, Funny Girl, Funny Lady, Che and a million more movies. His last role was in the French-Moroccan movie Rock the Casbah in 2013.
One thing I learned while reading Omar’s Wikipedia page today is that he was one of the world’s greatest bridge players at one time. He retired from the bridge game in 2006.
“I’ve stopped altogether. I decided I didn’t want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work. I had too many passions, bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn’t give them enough time.”
Rest in peace, Omar Sharif.
And now I must Skype console my mom who is probably doing a serious slow wall slide of sadness right now.
Someone should really go check on Bobby Bottleservice and Peter Paparazzo; they must be absolutely devastated.
It’s a sad day for those who love rhinestone-embedded jeans and trucker hats. Christian Audigier, the man who inspired a generation of dude bros and club rats to look their gaudiest and most gorgeous with his Von Dutch and Ed Hardy clothing lines, has died. TMZ says that the undisputed emperor of early 2000s fashion was diagnosed with a cancer called Myelodysplastic Syndrome, the same bone disease Robin Roberts was diagnosed with, in January. He was 57.
In the early 2000s, it felt like you couldn’t open your eyes without seeing one of Christian Audigier’s creations sparkling back at you. Pretty much every famous and famous-adjacent person in Hollywood wore Von Dutch and Ed Hardy. Madonna, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Jon Gosselin wore his designs. Even Liza with a Z. Everyone! Selling t-shirts covered with skulls and roses was a lucrative game, because TMZ says that Christian net worth was almost $250 million at the time of his death.
Christian’s publicist (and Heather Mills’ former publicist/current arch rival) said this about his death to LATF: “I just heard the news and I am truly devastated. Christian was an incredibly brilliant man. He will be missed.”
Rest in peace, Christian.
And now for a lump of sad. The Houston and Brown families have stopped punching and scratching at each other in the media and through Facebook and have come together to decide to move Bobbi Kristina Brown into hospice care so she can pass away naturally. Bobbi Kristina has been in a coma ever since she was found unconscious in her home nearly 5 months ago. Since then, the Browns, the Houstons and her adopted brother/boyfriend have been talking to the media, and back in April Bobby Brown told the audience at one of his shows that his daughter was “awake” and the family was praying for a recovery.
But today Pat Houston issued a statement saying that Bobbi Kristina’s condition has gotten worse. A “source” close to the Brown family also tells TMZ that they met with a brain specialist in Chicago last week and were told there’s really nothing that can be done. After meeting with the doctor, they decided to stop Bobbi Kristina’s medication and let her go. Here’s the statement that Auntie Pat released today:
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, [her] condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
Sir Christopher Lee is now is heaven, making the angels cower under cloud tables as his towering, magnificent presence takes over the place. Even God’s like, “Err, can you slouch a bit and maybe turn it down a bit. They’re going to start thinking that you’re the captain now.”
The BBC says that Christopher Lee died on Sunday at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London. He was in the hospital for heart failure and respiratory issues. He was 93.
Most people probably know Sir Christopher as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, but in the 50s, 60s and 70s, he played Frankenstein’s Monster and Dracula at least a million times for Hammer Films. He was Dracula. In between Dracula movies, Sir Christopher acted in The Wicker Man and of course, The Man With The Golden Gun. He went on to star in Return From Witch Mountain (expect a statement from Kim Richards in 3..2..), Sleepy Hollow, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake, Dark Shadows and the Star Wars prequels. And I can hear you screaming, “Bitch, you forgot about Gremlins 2 and that Police Academy movie where they all go to Russia!”
Sir Christopher Lee is survived by his wife Gitte Lee and their daughter Christina Erika Lee.
Rest in peace, Christopher Lee. The holidays won’t be the same without you shredding the Christmas tree with your heavy metal vocals.
Well, this is sad. Victoria Siegel, the 18-year-old daughter of world renowned gold digger Jackie Siegel and Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel, was found unresponsive in her home yesterday. WFTV Orlando says that Victoria was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Deputies were called to the Siegel mansion on Green Island Cove in Windermere, FL at around 2 on Saturday afternoon after a housekeeper found Victoria unconscious. Deputies performed CPR on her and later took her to the hospital. The doctors at Health Central Hospital later pronounced her dead. ClickOrlando reported earlier that they believe Victoria died of a suspected overdose, but they later deleted that. Investigators are working with the Medical Examiner to determine Victoria’s official cause of death.
Victoria Siegel was in The Queen of Versailles, the really entertaining documentary about how her parents are trying to build the country’s largest (and gaudiest) single family home in Florida. Last week, Jackie, David and their 8 kids were on an episode of Wife Swap where she traded places with Jeremy London’s wife. Jackie confirmed the sad news and said this on Facebook:
It is with great sadness that we ask you to respect our privacy during this tragic time and the loss of our beloved daughter, Victoria. Thank you all for your prayers and for your support. As more information comes out the family will share it, until that time there is no comment.
Anne Meara, actress, writer, comedian and Ben Stiller’s mom, died today. She is now holding hands with the A Beautiful Mind math genius as they make their way up to heaven. Anne was 85 years old.
Anne’s husband of 61 years (which is 5,678,998 in Hollywood marriage years) Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller confirmed her death to the Associated Press. They said that she had died of natural causes.
Anne Meara married Jerry Stiller in 1954 and after they performed in the improv group that would later become Second City, they formed the comedy duo of Stiller and Meara in the 60s. Stiller and Meara were on The Ed Sullivan Show and the starred in a 5-minute long short comedy program that ran right after Saturday Night Live in the 70s. They also did radio ads for Blue Nun Wine together. When the whole variety show game started to disappear, Anne and Jerry did their own thing professionally. Anne started acting in TV shows and movies and over the course of her career she was in everything from Rhoda to Archie Bunker’s Place to her own show Kate McShane to The King of Queens to Reality Bites to Zoolander, etc… etc.. Children of the 80s probably know her as the grandma in ALF and Sex and the City watchers known her as Steve’s mom.
A rep for her family released this statement:
“Anne’s memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, her extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne.”
Rest in peace, Anne. If I had a bottle of Blue Nun Wine, I’d pour some out for you right now.
If you happen to be a person named Lucille (sidebar: how luck for you to have such a glamorous name), today is the day you call in sick to work and spend the day at your local Guitar Cente offering condolences to all the other Lucilles, for they have lost the wind beneath their strings.
According to a statement from his lawyer to the Associated Press (via TIME), blues legend – and that’s a deep understatement – B.B. King died peacefully in his sleep last night at 9:40 pm in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old. He leaves behind approximately 15 children, 50 grandchildren, and 9 B.B. King Blues Clubs.
B.B. King (born name: Riley B. King) bought his first guitar when he was 12 years old, and unlike most 12 year olds with a guitar (hangs head in shame), he practiced his ass off and got really good. So good that he became a mentor to people like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Jimi Hendrix. B.B. King got the nickname “The King of Blues” because he pretty much owned blues music. I’m sure if you type the word “blues” into the internet, it comes back “Did you mean B.B. King?” His biggest hit was probably “The Thrill Is Gone“, which coincidentally also sums up this news about B.B.’s death.
I knew B.B. King for music, but I really knew B.B. King for his One Touch diabetes commercial that played after every episode of Maury.
I must have seen this commercial 500 times, and I never get sick of it. I will truly miss you and your gorgeous Magic Eye picture shirt, B.B. King. Rest in peace.
Pic: BB King