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Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Dead at 22

(Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)(ATLANTA) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter and only child of the late Whitney Houston and rapper Bobby Brown, died Sunday. She was 22 years old.

A statement from the Houston family reads, “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July 26 2015, surrounded by her family. 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.”

Brown, who was an aspiring actress and singer herself, was found in her bathtub by her partner, Nick Gordon, and a friend on January 31 and taken to North Fulton Hospital, according to police. ABC News sources confirmed February 3 that Brown had been moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Brown was reportedly kept in a medically induced coma for a time. People magazine reported in late February doctors had attempted to bring Brown out of the coma, but reversed their decision after Brown began experiencing “violent seizures.” In March, Brown was moved from Emory to a rehab facility.

In late June, Pat Houston said Bobbi Kristina had been moved to hospice care after her condition worsened. “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate….She has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now,” Houston said in a statement.

Shortly after the initial news regarding Bobbi Kristina broke, Bobby Brown asked for privacy in the matter. “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time,” he said in a statement to ABC News.

The Houston family followed up with their own sentiments, saying, “Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family,” adding another request for privacy.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s legendary mother, singer and actress Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in a tub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California around the time of the Grammy Awards in 2012. Houston died February 11 of that year at the age of 48. It was ruled she accidentally drowned, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors in her death.

“I’m doing as good as I possibly can,” Bobbi Kristina told Oprah Winfrey in 2012 after her mom’s death. “Just trying to keep going. I can hear her voice and her spirit talking to me, telling me keep moving, baby. I can always feel her with me. She humbles me. I remember what she told me, I remember what she taught me….She was a sister, a comforter. The spirit that she had — no matter where she was…she touched everyone.”

Bobbi Kristina Brown was born March 4, 1993 in Livingston, New Jersey. She starred in the 2012 reality show The Houstons: On Our Own following her mother’s death. She also appeared on another reality show, Being Bobby Brown, in 2005 and received an acting credit for a role on the show For Better or Worse in 2012.

Brown had been vocal about her career aspirations and following in her mother’s footsteps. Last March, she tweeted to her more than 140,000 fans on Twitter that she in fact has a voice just like Houston’s. “Think about it.. She had 1babygirl, lungs and a GORGEOUS unforgettable voice .. Who do you think ONLY has HER vocal chords.. ?” she posted.

Just two days before she was found unresponsive at her home, Bobbi Kristina tweeted, “Let’s start this career up & moving OUT TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!”

The daughter of two music stars was also in the spotlight for other reasons. In a tweet she posted in January 2014, Brown wrote that she and Gordon were “happily married.” Her reps subsequently told ABC News that she was married.

However, an attorney for Bobby Brown said in a statement February 3 of this year that Bobbi Kristina was not “and has never been married to Nick Gordon.” Gordon was a young man Whitney Houston had taken in years before.

Brown dismissed critics who questioned her relationship with Gordon. “I’m tired of hearing people say, ‘Eww you’re engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this.’ Let me clear up something. We aren’t even real brother and sister, nor is he my adoptive brother,” she wrote on Facebook before reportedly tying the knot.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Dead at 22

(Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)(ATLANTA) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter and only child of the late Whitney Houston and rapper Bobby Brown, died Sunday. She was 22 years old.

A statement from the Houston family reads, “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July 26 2015, surrounded by her family. 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.”

Brown, who was an aspiring actress and singer herself, was found in her bathtub by her partner, Nick Gordon, and a friend on January 31 and taken to North Fulton Hospital, according to police. ABC News sources confirmed February 3 that Brown had been moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Brown was reportedly kept in a medically induced coma for a time. People magazine reported in late February doctors had attempted to bring Brown out of the coma, but reversed their decision after Brown began experiencing “violent seizures.” In March, Brown was moved from Emory to a rehab facility.

In late June, Pat Houston said Bobbi Kristina had been moved to hospice care after her condition worsened. “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate….She has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now,” Houston said in a statement.

Shortly after the initial news regarding Bobbi Kristina broke, Bobby Brown asked for privacy in the matter. “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time,” he said in a statement to ABC News.

The Houston family followed up with their own sentiments, saying, “Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family,” adding another request for privacy.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s legendary mother, singer and actress Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in a tub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California around the time of the Grammy Awards in 2012. Houston died February 11 of that year at the age of 48. It was ruled she accidentally drowned, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors in her death.

“I’m doing as good as I possibly can,” Bobbi Kristina told Oprah Winfrey in 2012 after her mom’s death. “Just trying to keep going. I can hear her voice and her spirit talking to me, telling me keep moving, baby. I can always feel her with me. She humbles me. I remember what she told me, I remember what she taught me….She was a sister, a comforter. The spirit that she had — no matter where she was…she touched everyone.”

Bobbi Kristina Brown was born March 4, 1993 in Livingston, New Jersey. She starred in the 2012 reality show The Houstons: On Our Own following her mother’s death. She also appeared on another reality show, Being Bobby Brown, in 2005 and received an acting credit for a role on the show For Better or Worse in 2012.

Brown had been vocal about her career aspirations and following in her mother’s footsteps. Last March, she tweeted to her more than 140,000 fans on Twitter that she in fact has a voice just like Houston’s. “Think about it.. She had 1babygirl, lungs and a GORGEOUS unforgettable voice .. Who do you think ONLY has HER vocal chords.. ?” she posted.

Just two days before she was found unresponsive at her home, Bobbi Kristina tweeted, “Let’s start this career up & moving OUT TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!”

The daughter of two music stars was also in the spotlight for other reasons. In a tweet she posted in January 2014, Brown wrote that she and Gordon were “happily married.” Her reps subsequently told ABC News that she was married.

However, an attorney for Bobby Brown said in a statement February 3 of this year that Bobbi Kristina was not “and has never been married to Nick Gordon.” Gordon was a young man Whitney Houston had taken in years before.

Brown dismissed critics who questioned her relationship with Gordon. “I’m tired of hearing people say, ‘Eww you’re engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this.’ Let me clear up something. We aren’t even real brother and sister, nor is he my adoptive brother,” she wrote on Facebook before reportedly tying the knot.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Share Lunch Date with Kids

Timothy White/ E!(LOS ANGELES) — Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick put aside their differences long enough to share lunch with two of their three kids Thursday, according to E! News.

The estranged couple was spotted having lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel with their five-year-old son Mason and three-year-old daughter, Penelope. They also have a seven-month old son, Reign.

The two reportedly arrived and left in separate cars. Afterward, Kourtney then dropped the kids off for a visit with their dad at his nearby home.

Disick was also seen out with Mason a day earlier, strolling around Barnes & Noble and lunching at an Italian restaurant in Calabasas, California.

Kourtney, 36, and Scott, 32, seemed to be getting along for the sake of the kids, but just last week an insider told the entertainment website Kardashian had no plans to take back her longtime partner, and that she wasn’t in the mood to even look at him.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star pulled the plug on their nine-year relationship after the July 4 weekend, following Disick’s reported alcohol- and drug-fueled holiday in Monte Carlo.

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Kylie Jenner Celebrates High School Graduation with Family, Ryan Seacrest & Tyga

Photo by: Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) — If you’re Kylie Jenner how do you celebrate graduating from high school? Well, your mom, Kris Jenner, throws you a celebrity surprise birthday bash complete with synchronized swimmers, a photo booth and giant silver balloons.

Kylie graduated from Laurel Springs High School earlier this week, though she’s been home-schooled.

Attendees of the party, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, included Kylie’s sisters Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian. Also spotted in the various posts on Instagram and Snapchat were Kylie’s boyfriend, rapper Tyga; her best friend, model Gigi Hadid; and even Khloe’s new boo, NBA player James Harden.

Noticeably absent was Kylie’s father, Caitlyn Jenner.

Kylie bragged about her graduation gifts on Snapchat, showing off a Cartier bracelet and a diamond Rolex watch.

The teen also made sure to thank mom for her efforts. “I love my mom for doing this,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for making this experience as normal as possible for me. Yay?? I graduated :)”

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Jaime King Reveals Newborn Son’s Name

Eddy Chen/The CW(NEW YORK) — Jaime King and her husband, Kyle Newman, announced Monday they’ve welcomed their second child, a baby boy. Now King is revealing her son’s name.

“Kyle and I named our second son Leo Thames Newman,” the model and actress tells JustJared.com. “Our family couldn’t be happier welcoming another little angel into this world. Thank you for all of the support and well wishes.”

A family friend explained the special meaning behind the name, saying, “Jaime and Kyle were married by the River Thames and Leo means strong and powerful.”

King shared a picture of her family in the hospital to announce the birth of baby Leo. “We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy! Born Thursday, July 16th! Xx,” she wrote on Instagram.

King, 36, who’s already mom to son James Knight — born in October 2013 — announced in February she was expecting again.

This baby has a very special godmother in pop superstar Taylor Swift, one of King’s closest friends.

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Jaime King Reveals Newborn Son’s Name

Eddy Chen/The CW(NEW YORK) — Jaime King and her husband, Kyle Newman, announced Monday they’ve welcomed their second child, a baby boy. Now King is revealing her son’s name.

“Kyle and I named our second son Leo Thames Newman,” the model and actress tells JustJared.com. “Our family couldn’t be happier welcoming another little angel into this world. Thank you for all of the support and well wishes.”

A family friend explained the special meaning behind the name, saying, “Jaime and Kyle were married by the River Thames and Leo means strong and powerful.”

King shared a picture of her family in the hospital to announce the birth of baby Leo. “We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy! Born Thursday, July 16th! Xx,” she wrote on Instagram.

King, 36, who’s already mom to son James Knight — born in October 2013 — announced in February she was expecting again.

This baby has a very special godmother in pop superstar Taylor Swift, one of King’s closest friends.

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Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Reported Racist Comments; WWE Ends Relationship with Wrestler

Craig Ambrosio/WWE/USA Network(NEW YORK) — Hall of Fame pro wrestler Hulk Hogan apologized Friday after a transcript from a sex video he made reportedly shows him repeatedly using the N-word while discussing his daughter, Brooke, and an African-American man she was dating.

“Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,” Hogan said in a statement to People magazine.

The National Enquirer published a transcript they say is based on several sources who saw the video, which is the subject of a separate lawsuit involving the pro wrestler. They claim Hogan, in talking about his daughter’s music career, says a “black billionaire guy” offered to fund it.

“I don’t know if Brooke was f***ing the black guy’s son,” Hogan reportedly says. “I mean, I am racist to a point, f***ing n*****s. But then when it comes to nice people and s**t, whatever.”

Hogan, according to the sources, goes on to say he’d be okay with his daughter dating an “eight-foot-tall n***** worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!”

“This not who I am,” Hogan continued in his statement to People. “I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”

World Wrestling Entertainment cut ties with Hogan Friday before the transcript was released. In a statement to ABC Radio, the organization declared, “WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

However, Hogan’s lawyer said his client resigned from the WWE, rather than was expelled. “He decided to resign from WWE because he didn’t want to put them or his family through this,” attorney David Houston told People.

Hogan’s name has been virtually wiped from the WWE’s website, apparently remaining only in past news stories. The organization also removed Hogan merchandise from its online store, where a search for his name does not return any hits.

Early Friday morning, just as news of the WWE’s move was surfacing, Hogan tweeted, “In the storm I release control, God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be, one love.”

Hogan is currently in a $100 million lawsuit against Gawker over the 2008 sex tape, which shows Hogan in bed with Heather Clem. Gawker posted the video online in 2012. The lawsuit will be brought to trial later this year. Gawker later removed the video from its website.

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Nicki Minaj Clarifies VMA Twitter Comments; Says Taylor Swift Apologized over Phone

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Barbz and Swifties can take their fingers off the Twitter trigger — their two favorite stars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, respectively, have worked things out.

Nicki confirmed Friday on Good Morning America that she and Taylor spoke on the phone Thursday and are “all good” after their Twitter spat following Tuesday’s announcement of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations.

“We spoke for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone. It’s over, you guys,” Nicki declared.

The rapper sparked the firestorm by taking to social media to express her frustration that her music video for “Anaconda” wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year, the MTV Video Music Awards top award. “Anaconda” was nominated for Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video.

“I posted something on my Instagram and it just showed the stats of other videos that had been nominated previously and there just seemed to be a little funny business going on,” Nicki explained. “‘Anaconda’ had such a huge cultural impact and, on top of that, we broke the Vevo record and ‘Anaconda’ therefore should’ve been nominated.”

The rapper’s online comments called out the MTV Video Music Awards for allegedly “celebrating women with very slim bodies.” Nicki added, “I do think if it was one of the pop girls, there would have many nominations for it.”

Nicki explained that she was just referring to the diversity she wants to see in music. “I think that we just have to have both images for girls,” she said. “We can’t have only one type of body being glorified in the media because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are.”

Her tweet, however, was not interpreted that way at first by Taylor, whose “Bad Blood” music video famously features her gaggle of supermodel friends and was nominated for Video of the Year. The singer replied directly to Nicki’s tweet, claiming the rapper was trying to “pit women against each other.” Swift later tweeted an apology, and Nicki said Friday Taylor also called to apologize.

“She was, you know, super, super sweet and she apologized,” Nicki explained. “She said, ‘You know, look I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying but now I get it.'”

Nicki said she hopes the two can work together in the future. “I’m sure we can,” she added. “You know why, because it takes a big person to do what Taylor did. …Sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate and we just talk so it was big of her to come out and say that.”

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Coming to Digital, DVD & Blu-ray This Fall

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) — We don’t have much longer to wait before we can watch Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in our own living rooms. The box office smash is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand October 2.

The DVD features 45 minutes of exclusive new content including never-before-seen deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and a gag reel.

If you can’t bear to wait that long, you can watch it in digital 3D, digital HD and Disney movies anywhere as early as September 8. Details on that are forthcoming.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has earned over $1.3 billion worldwide since it opened last May.

Disney is the parent company of both Marvel and ABC News.

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Amy Schumer Says Her ‘Heart Is Broken’ Over Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting

Justin Stephens(NEW YORK) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night, killing three people and injuring seven others, the new comedy, Trainwreck, was showing. The film’s writer and star, Amy Schumer, offered her condolences shortly after.

“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” Schumer tweeted late Thursday.

Acadian Ambulance told ABC News that ten people were shot at the Grand 16 Theater. Three people, including the gunman, were killed, and seven others were wounded. The injuries range from non-life threatening to critical, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said. Federal sources told ABC News the shooter, a man in his 50s, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Trainwreck centers on a freewheeling writer, played by Schumer, who falls for a sports doctor who’s the subject of an article she’s writing. It also stars Bill Hader and LeBron James.

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