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Court Footage & 911 Call Tape...

[From CBS 46, Atlanta's News Channel]

This 4:30 News Clip from CBS Atlanta's News Channel includes coverage of Bobby Brown's court appearance, part of his lawyer's plea, the judge's comments and a recording of the 911 call that was made to police reporting the whereabouts of Bobby Brown.  The video clip includes some footage of Whitney in and out of the court house.

[Thanks Edwin]


Legal Woes...

[From Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia]

Legal woes dog Brown

POP singer Bobby Brown was yesterday released from jail -- only to be fined $2270 for other charges.

Brown, 34, entered no contest pleas to charges of marijuana possession and having no proof of insurance. He pleaded guilty to driving without a licence and speeding.
Brown's wife, singer Whitney Houston, was not at the hearing.

Brown had earlier been sentenced to serve 14 days in jail, after being arrested for a probation violation relating to a drink-driving conviction.
 

NEWSFILE: 31 AUGUST 2003


Not So Bad...

[From New York Daily News]

Bobby not so bad, but still fined

ATLANTA - A traffic court judge praised washed-up singer Bobby Brown as a role model yesterday - but slapped him with a $1,450 fine for marijuana possession and other charges -- Read the complete report here.


Full Frontal...

[From The Kansas City Star]

Full Frontal Comedy, a professional improvisational comedy troupe, will present its 100th show Oct. 10. "Witches, Warlocks, and Whitney Houston" is scheduled for Oct. 10-11.

Other shows in the troupe's fall season include:

"The Daily Grind," Sept. 27;
"Super Duper Swell!" Nov. 8;
"Thanks for Nothing," Nov. 14;
"Santa, Snow, & Something," Dec. 12-13.

Full Frontal Comedy performs short-form improvisational games based on audience suggestions. Shows are intended for mature audiences.

For reservations, call (913) 403-4340.

 

NEWSFILE: 30 AUGUST 2003


He's A Bitch?...

[From The San Francisco Examiner]

She fought the law ...

The police officer who arrested Bobby Brown in a restaurant outside Atlanta earlier this week for violating the terms of his probation said Bobby's wife, Whitney Houston, wasn't happy about having her family dinner interrupted. While the cop slapped the cuffs on Bobby, a worked-up Whitney accused the cops of picking on her hubby, shook her finger in the arresting officer's face and called him a bitch.
 

NEWSFILE: 29 AUGUST 2003


Behind Bars...

The Sky News report on Bobby Brown's latest problems with the law cites Judge Wayne Purdom's warning that if he returned to court, Brown would be sentenced to 120 days of which 90 days would have to be served.



Nine Days...

BBC News published their report, Nine days in jail for Brown, which includes a synopsis of events that led to this latest sentence.


Courting Media...

[From Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Whitney Houston pictured at the Dekalb County Court. Click on image to view in larger scale.

[Thanks Edwin]

NEWSFILE: 28 AUGUST 2003


NFL Musical Memories...

Whitney Houston's rendition of 'The Star Spangled Banner' has been selected as the greatest musical moment in NFL Superbowl history.  Read the NFL report here.

[Thanks Tre]


Confrontation...

This Associated Press report details Whitney Houston's reaction on the night of husband Bobby Brown's arrest (Friday 22 August).


Hearing...

The Mirror (UK) report gives a slightly sensationalised version of events around Bobby Brown's court hearing.


Whitney In Court...

[From WXIA.com]


[Click These Four Images To View In Larger Scale]

[Thanks Edwin/Neal M.]

Probation Violations...

[From MTV News]

Bobby Brown Sentenced For Probation Violations

After being picked up by police during a romantic dinner with wife Whitney Houston on Friday, Bobby Brown will be taking his meals behind bars for the next week and a half.

Brown was sentenced to 14 days in jail by DeKalb County State Court Judge Wayne Purdom on Wednesday morning (August 27) after his arrest Friday on probation violations, according to a court spokesperson (see "Bobby Brown Arrested While Eating Out With Whitney"). - Read the MTV News report here.


Seafood...

[From Seafood.com]

Manager Upset Bobby Brown Got Caught in His Seafood Restaurant

The manager of the restaurant where Bobby Brown was arrested on Friday night has graciously covered his unpaid bill in the hopes he'll return with wife Whitney Houston.  Read the complete report here.


NEWSFILE: 27 AUGUST 2003


Arrested Development...

Bobby Brown has been arrested following reports that he had violated the terms of his parole. 

The terms of Brown's parole in January included:

    A fine of $2,000 plus $800 in court costs
    To attend 6 months of a substance abuse program
    Prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for a year
    To Complete 240 hours of community service

Brown was dining with Whitney Houston at the Atlantic Seafood restaurant on Mansell Road, Atlanta, when police arrested him.  Reports related to this latest arrest can be located in the Bobby Brown News Archive.
 

NEWSFILE: 23 AUGUST 2003


Canadian Idol...

BMG will release Canadian Idol Greatest Moments CD on 26 August, featuring two Whitney Houston covers.  Details in this Canadian Newswire report.


NEWSFILE: 22 AUGUST 2003


Whitney Update...

[From Platinum Club]

Whitney News!

Whitney and Debra Martin Chase of Brownhouse House Productions would like to say thank you to Whitney fans for making their production of "The Cheetah Girls" one on the most watched TV movies on the Disney Channel!

Whitney is still working very hard in the studio to give her fans a mind blowing Christmas album that they will love! Stay tuned to the Web site for more details on Whitney's forthcoming Christmas album and for information on the release date!

Whitney would also like to extend her deepest appreciation and thank all of the fans who have posted birthday wishes on her site. Last weekend she sat down and read all of the email messages! Thanks to you all from Whitney!

 


Sparkle...

[From EUR Web]

Although not specifically Whitney related, the following report published on the EUR website confirms Raven Symone has won the lead in the remake of 'Sparkle', the movie project that was to be co-produced by Whitney Houston's BrownHouse production company (no word as to whether BrownHouse is still involved in this Warner Brothers production):

STUDIO IS RAVING FOR RAVEN: Young actress chosen to Sparkle.

(Aug. 21, 2003) *Disney's "That's So Raven" star, Raven as in Raven Symone, has beat out Ashanti for the lead role in the Warner Brothers remake of "Sparkle.." The 17-year-old actress/singer will walk in big shoes when she plays the youngest sister in the the new version of the 1976 drama about a Supremes-like group of singing sisters. The role was originally played by Irene Cara. For those that remember, the singing siblings initially encounter success, but that's when the drama began. And for that reason alone, only a strong actress/actress would qualify. Sorry Ashanti. Not this time. The new version will keep the Curtis Mayfield penned songs from the original and Raven, who has just completed an album for Disney, will do her own singing in the film. On another note, Michael Elliot, from "Like Mike," has been brought in to rewrite the script written by E. Lynn Harris.



NEWSFILE: 21 AUGUST 2003
 


Birthday Party...

[From People Magazine]

Whitney Houston's 40th birthday party was a time for fans, friends and family - with one exception. Houston's husband, Bobby Brown, failed to attend the Aug. 9 bash at the Taboo Bistro & Bar in Atlanta after off-duty deputies, working security at the bash, said they would honour an outstanding warrant for his arrest. (The nearby DeKalb Count Sheriff's Dept. says Brown, 36, violated terms of his probation for a 1996 drunk-driving charge.

No matter, Brown sent a present, a large oil painting by artist Ernest Watson of Whitney reclining in Bobby's arms. Houston herself arrived near 1 a.m., an hour past her actual birthday.

[Thanks Edwin/Karly]



NEWSFILE: 15 AUGUST 2003
 


Billboard Chart Update...

The Billboard update for the week ending 23 August 2003:

TRY IT ON MY OWN:
Hot 100 Singles Sales - Down to No.69 (from No.60) - 12 weeks on chart.



NEWSFILE: 14 AUGUST 2003
 


Birthday Girl...

This photograph was reportedly taken on Saturday night at Whitney Houston's 40th birthday party in Atlanta.

[Thanks Peter]


Liquid Assets...

BB1 will re-broadcast the Liquid Assets documentary, 'Whitney's Millions' that originally aired earlier this year on satellite channel, BBC3: Tonight, 11:35pm BST.

[Thanks Sanj S./Mick E.]


NEWSFILE: 11 AUGUST 2003
 


Happy Birthday, Whitney...



NEWSFILE: 9 AUGUST 2003
 


Billboard Chart Update...

The Billboard update for the week ending 16 August 2003:

TRY IT ON MY OWN:
Hot 100 Singles Sales - Up to No.60 (from No.69) with bullet - 11 weeks on chart.


Bodyguard 2...

[From Guardian Unlimited]

Costner wanted Diana for Bodyguard sequel

Thursday August 7, 2003

Kevin Costner has revealed that he asked Princess Di to be his co-star in a sequel to his 1992 blockbuster The Bodyguard. In an interview with Primetime Thursday on America's ABC network, the Oscar-winner admitted trying to secure the royal as a replacement for original star Whitney Houston. The film would have found Kev's character shielding the princess from stalkers and paparazzi while shuffling towards an inevitable mistress-servant love affair. Recalling the conversation, Costner said of Diana: "She was very quiet and very sweet. And I said: 'Yeah, there's going to be a kissing scene.' And she laughed ... She hadn't said yes to it, but she indicated to me that she knew her life was going to change." In the event, the star-crossed pairing was not to be. Costner admitted that he received the script for Bodyguard 2 on August 31, 1997, the day before Diana was killed in a Paris car crash.


Birthday Wishes...

[From Platinum Club]

Happy Birthday Whitney!

Saturday, August 9, is Whitney's birthday! To leave your heartfelt best wishes for Whitney on her special day, click here. Happy birthday Whitney!
 


NEWSFILE: 7 AUGUST 2003
 


Q...

In a five page profile, Whitney Houston is discussed in the September 2003 issue of Q Magazine.  The article, titled 'Appetite For Destruction', is a look at Whitney's career and focuses in on the more recent years and interviews Whitney has given.

Click Here or Magazine Cover To Read Article.
 

[Special Thanks Jay]


NEWSFILE: 6 AUGUST 2003
 

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