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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | August 17, 1992
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" may be appropriate advice for a lot of situations, but as Bobby Brown's "Bobby" (MCA 10417, in record stores tomorrow) demonstrates, album-making isn't necessarily one of them.Sometimes, change is just what an artist needs.That certainly seemed the case when Bobby Brown unleashed "Don't Be Cruel" a little over four years ago. Although the former New Edition member had tried to blend rap with R&B on his first solo album, "King of Stage," he didn't really find success until he dumped his old producers and hooked up with new jack genius Teddy Riley and the team of L.A. & Babyface.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Arsenio Hall returns to latenight TV tonight after almost two decades away. And, after all that time, he will still be one of only two African-American show hosts occupying that culturally influential space on a nightly basis. The other, comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” launched last week in a Sunday-through-Thursday 11 p.m. time slot on the brand-new cable channel FXX. The diversity that Hall brings to the time period - simply with his presence in a syndicated show airing in 85 percent of the country - would be reason enough for rooting him on. But I have also long felt that Hall didn't get anywhere near the credit he deserved for opening up late night to younger viewers and some new voices on his show that ran from 1989 to 1994.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 29, 1993
Package tours look like real bargains going in. So why do they so often feel like total gyps coming out?Take the Bobby Brown package that played the Baltimore Arena on Wednesday. On paper, its blend of R&B, reggae and hip-hop looked great, since in addition to Brown the bill included dancehall star Shabba Ranks, soul siren Mary J. Blige, plus rap-and-pop trio TLC.Onstage, however, the show was only an intermittent success, with brief bursts of brilliance sprinkled through hours of poor pacing and overlong set changes, and uninspired performances.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2012
As traffic officer Bobby Brown began his weekday afternoon shift at Pratt and Light streets, he was quickly drawn into the dangerous dance involving pedestrians and motorists. A motorist didn't see three pedestrians as he made a sharp left-hand turn, but stopped just in time. Another driver skidded to avoid hitting a woman holding a baby who tried to dart across six lanes of traffic - against the light. Brown's whistle was put to the test, as one of Baltimore's most seasoned traffic officers worked hard to bring order to one of the city's busiest intersections.
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By Paul Brownfield and Paul Brownfield,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 30, 2005
Baby girl, where you at?" Bobby Brown asks Whitney Houston in Being Bobby Brown, new tonight at 10 on Bravo. He's on his cell phone, standing outside the Hyatt in Atlanta after his release from a monthlong stint behind bars. Now the wife's late for their reunion. Two hours later, Brown's still wandering the Hyatt perimeter, Whitney-less, apparently unaware that she's arrived at the hotel through a private entrance. Ah, women. "Power couple ... she gets to go upstairs, know what I'm saying?
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Arsenio Hall returns to latenight TV tonight after almost two decades away. And, after all that time, he will still be one of only two African-American show hosts occupying that culturally influential space on a nightly basis. The other, comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” launched last week in a Sunday-through-Thursday 11 p.m. time slot on the brand-new cable channel FXX. The diversity that Hall brings to the time period - simply with his presence in a syndicated show airing in 85 percent of the country - would be reason enough for rooting him on. But I have also long felt that Hall didn't get anywhere near the credit he deserved for opening up late night to younger viewers and some new voices on his show that ran from 1989 to 1994.
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By New York Daily News | December 1, 1992
NEW YORK -- Baseball's ruling Executive Committee was t announce the formation of a committee today to look into the allegations of racist remarks against Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott.The committee, which will include both league presidents -- Bill White and Bobby Brown -- a small group of owners from both leagues and National League attorney Robert Kheel, will recommend disciplinary action when the owners convene during the winter meetings in Louisville, Ky., next week.The problem facing the owners in debating what action to take against Schott is that no one has corroborated the most recent charges, those by former Oakland A's executve assistant Sharon Jones.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 15, 2009
Arrest warrant issued in Mass. for Bobby Brown An arrest warrant has been issued for Bobby Brown after he failed to appear in a Massachusetts court on a contempt complaint. Norfolk Judge Christina Harms ordered Brown arrested the next time the singer is in Massachusetts. He failed to appear at a June 29 hearing. The Boston Herald reports that Brown has fallen $45,000 behind in child support payments for the two teenage children he had with former girlfriend Kim Ward. A phone message was left for Brown's lawyer in Atlanta.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | July 14, 1992
SAN DIEGO -- The unlikeliest All-Star came through the clubhouse door wearing a coal-black warm-up suit, sideburns down to there and eight stitches on the inside of his lower lip. Did anyone ever see James Dean hitting a curveball?"
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 9, 2004
When I heard the piercing screams that Saturday morning in 1984, I dropped my toothbrush and rushed downstairs. My 15-year-old sister Dusa and our 16-year-old cousin Kim were in the living room, and I didn't know what was going on. But nothing was wrong with those silly girls. They were jumping up and down, screaming because New Edition was on Soul Train. At the time, the teen R&B/pop group had released "Cool It Now," a big crossover hit. And there they were on the Magnavox - Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivens and Ralph Tresvant - dancing and lip-syncing: You got to cool it now/Oooooh watch out/You're gonna lose control.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Update 2 p.m. Monday: Preliminary Nielsen ratings say 3.5 million viewers watched Winfrey's interviews Sunday night. That is more than twice the previous high of 1.6 million for any program ever on her OWN channel. And she rated highest with the target demo of women 25 to 54. Read on for my overnight rave of Winfrey's interviewing performance. There is no reason to whine about missing Oprah's syndicated show when she is doing work like this on OWN. Oprah Winfrey 's OWN cable channel might still be underperforming, but the legendary talk TV host showed in an interview with members of Whitney Houston's family Sunday night that she can still bring it like few others on television.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 15, 2009
Arrest warrant issued in Mass. for Bobby Brown An arrest warrant has been issued for Bobby Brown after he failed to appear in a Massachusetts court on a contempt complaint. Norfolk Judge Christina Harms ordered Brown arrested the next time the singer is in Massachusetts. He failed to appear at a June 29 hearing. The Boston Herald reports that Brown has fallen $45,000 behind in child support payments for the two teenage children he had with former girlfriend Kim Ward. A phone message was left for Brown's lawyer in Atlanta.
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By Clarence Page | September 19, 2006
WASHINGTON -- It's sad that Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston have decided to separate after 14 years of marriage, which sounds like a lifetime compared with most celebrity hookups. I only hope Mr. Brown didn't run out on irrational fear that Osama bin Laden might whack him. I have no inside information as to why the two crooners want to untie the knot. I'm just trying to connect the dots. The final days of their relationship coincide roughly with a report that the leader of al-Qaida once had a major crush on Ms. Houston.
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By Paul Brownfield and Paul Brownfield,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 30, 2005
Baby girl, where you at?" Bobby Brown asks Whitney Houston in Being Bobby Brown, new tonight at 10 on Bravo. He's on his cell phone, standing outside the Hyatt in Atlanta after his release from a monthlong stint behind bars. Now the wife's late for their reunion. Two hours later, Brown's still wandering the Hyatt perimeter, Whitney-less, apparently unaware that she's arrived at the hotel through a private entrance. Ah, women. "Power couple ... she gets to go upstairs, know what I'm saying?
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By John Eisenberg | March 23, 2005
ROBERTO ALOMAR'S abrupt retirement earlier this week prompts an inevitable question: Does he belong in the Hall of Fame? The answer, for me, is easy. Yes, he does, even though he spat on umpire John Hirschbeck in 1996 and had a nasty habit of occasionally coasting when things weren't going his way. The Hall exists to reward unparalleled excellence, and when Alomar was at his best in the 1990s, including most of his three seasons with the Orioles, he was the most complete player I've seen with my own eyes.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 9, 2004
When I heard the piercing screams that Saturday morning in 1984, I dropped my toothbrush and rushed downstairs. My 15-year-old sister Dusa and our 16-year-old cousin Kim were in the living room, and I didn't know what was going on. But nothing was wrong with those silly girls. They were jumping up and down, screaming because New Edition was on Soul Train. At the time, the teen R&B/pop group had released "Cool It Now," a big crossover hit. And there they were on the Magnavox - Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivens and Ralph Tresvant - dancing and lip-syncing: You got to cool it now/Oooooh watch out/You're gonna lose control.
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By Clarence Page | September 19, 2006
WASHINGTON -- It's sad that Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston have decided to separate after 14 years of marriage, which sounds like a lifetime compared with most celebrity hookups. I only hope Mr. Brown didn't run out on irrational fear that Osama bin Laden might whack him. I have no inside information as to why the two crooners want to untie the knot. I'm just trying to connect the dots. The final days of their relationship coincide roughly with a report that the leader of al-Qaida once had a major crush on Ms. Houston.
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By Alan Goldstein | February 26, 1991
As a youngster, David Izegwire was enthralled by the stories his father, the police chief of Lagos, told of Dick Tiger returning as a conquering hero to his native Nigeria in 1962 after winning the world middleweight title from Gene Fullmer.And he has witnessed the adulation his countrymen display greeting Akeem Olajuwon, the Houston Rockets basketball star, whenever he visits his homeland.A dream of similar success and recognition brought Izegwire to the United States in 1986, but he was not prepared for the nightmares he would have to endure for more than a year.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | September 3, 2000
Even makeup maven Bobbi Brown had a hard time as a teen-ager, feeling inadequate and "unpretty" compared with the popular tall, blond girls in her school. In fact, Brown remembers the feelings of insecurity so well that she decided to help teen-age girls today. She recently published "Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need To Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy and Awesome," (Harper Collins, $25). The hardcover book, written with Annemarie Iverson, features not only chatty chapters dispensing makeup tips and hairstyling advice but also sections where Brown and celebrities like Brooke Shields and Martha Stewart talk about their own awkward teenhoods.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 29, 1993
Package tours look like real bargains going in. So why do they so often feel like total gyps coming out?Take the Bobby Brown package that played the Baltimore Arena on Wednesday. On paper, its blend of R&B, reggae and hip-hop looked great, since in addition to Brown the bill included dancehall star Shabba Ranks, soul siren Mary J. Blige, plus rap-and-pop trio TLC.Onstage, however, the show was only an intermittent success, with brief bursts of brilliance sprinkled through hours of poor pacing and overlong set changes, and uninspired performances.
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