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Whitney Houston’s FBI files reveal obsessed fans

Whitney Houston. Photo: Reuters

The FBI on Monday released decades-old files on late pop singer Whitney Houston, detailing letters from obsessed fans and an alleged extortion attempt investigated by the bureau.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 4:43pm

Grammys give Whitney Houston a glittering salute

Jennifer Hudson performs at the "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston", television special in Los Angeles on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Whitney Houston was given a final sendoff by the Grammys on Thursday as Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and other stars shared their memories and performed in homage to the late singer.

Academy-award winner Berry made a tearful introduction at the “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” special, and praised the “unforgettable” performer.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:01pm

The Life & Death of Whitney Houston

The Life & Death of Whitney Houston by Michael Essany Kindle (e-book)

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Take your time and don't walk blindly into love

February was the season of love. Flowers changed to a vibrant red, match-making shows, dramas and movies about love filled the screens and many longed for their partners to say 'I will always love you'.

Yet, just three days before Valentine's Day, on February 11, Whitney Houston - the woman who made the song I Will Always Love You her signature - left her fans.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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Lessons to learn from Houston's life

The news of Whitney Houston's death shocked the world. Many guys born in the 1990s, like me, did not realise how popular Houston was at her peak, but had heard her name and her famous song I Will Always Love You.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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19 Sunshine time

Philippine singing sensation and Whitney Houston disciple Charice will defy logic live in Hong Kong - how does such a teeny person have such a gigantic voice?

When: March 19, 2012

Where: Kitec

Tickets: HK$600-HK$800 from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288

17 Fashion flair

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

hot picks

Jasmine Fordham, 12, South Island School

cd: Lovestrong by Christina Perri. Great album with songs that touch listeners' hearts.

dvd: The Proposal. Hilariously funny movie that's great to watch with friends.

movie: Beauty and the Beast 3D. The classic Disney film has been re-released for the big screen again. And this time, it's in 3D.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

John Tong receives red hat in St Peter's

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tragic death that's a warning to us all

When a singer with a voice as great as Whitney Houston's dies so unexpectedly, we naturally first relive the music. But after once again revelling in the purity of tone, expressive phrasing and phenomenal range, we realise just how short her career was.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Jimmy's time has come

Taiwanese singing sensation Jimmy Lin Yu-chun's stunning rise from reality television to internet sensation gets a jolt of credibility with the release of his debut album, It's My Time.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Charice Charice (CD)

Born and raised in the Philippines, Charice's road to success has been long and hard. Her mother was a single parent, and by the age of seven Charice was entering singing competitions.

Her break came in 2005 as runner-up on a Philippine show similar to American Idol. An appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show introduced her to an American audience.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Little lady with a big talent

Born and raised in the Philippines, Charice's road to success has been long and arduous.

Her mother was a single parent, and by the age of seven, Charice was entering singing competitions. Her first break came in 2005 when she was the runner-up on a Philippine show similar to American Idol. An appearance on Oprah brought her to the attention of American audiences.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

He was pitch-perfect, but let's not get carried away with 'amazing talent'

He sounds like Whitney Houston and weighs as much as Susan Boyle. But then, you have to ask, why does a male teenager sing like a woman? Meet Lin Yu Chun, the new YouTube sensation after winning a Taiwanese talent contest. The chubby teen has been called the Chinese Susan Boyle. But his ticket to fame was doing Houston's tedious I will always love you pitch-perfect.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Houston seeks court protection

A judge has issued another restraining order against a New York City woman who believes Whitney Houston (right) is her mother, after recent letters to Houston that included a threat against the singer's seven-year-old daughter.

Superior Court Judge Kenneth MacKenzie also reinstated a lawsuit Houston had filed against the woman, Desiree Weeks, last year.

2 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Guess who is having a quiet one

My, my, how things can change in just 12 months. This time last year, a hot-shot tycoon was preparing for a huge party.

He spent more than HK$20 million jetting in Whitney Houston to sing to the guests, including most of his rich friends.

A star-studded line-up would keep the revellers entertained for 11 hours, following a four-course dinner and a sea of champagne.

30 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

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