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Bobby Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Drunk Driving Charges

Posted in Celebrity with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license in Los Angeles last month.

43-year-old Brown did not appear in court for Monday’s hearing and his plea was entered by his lawyer. A pre-trial hearing was set for May 16.

Brown was arrested on March 26, about six weeks after the sudden death of Houston, when police pulled him over for talking on his cellphone while driving. He then failed a sobriety test, police said.

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Bobby Brown Charged With DUI

Posted in Celebrity with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Bobby Brown, singer and ex-husband of late singer Whitney Houston, was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for driving under the influence, police said.

Brown, 43, was pulled over shortly after noon for talking on his cellphone while driving in the suburb of Reseda. Police suspected he had been drinking and he failed a sobriety test, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Mitzi Fierro.

Brown was booked and briefly jailed before being released. The singer will face formal charges at a later date.

New Edition Talks 30th Anniversary Plans

Posted in Celebrity, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by thebestmusicnow

The 2013 30th anniversary of New Edition’s first album “Candy Girl” will include live shows, a new studio album, a book, a movie, possibly a play and a blow-out gig that could result in a DVD — at least if the group members have their way.

“2012 is going to be an incredible year for us,” the group’s Ronnie DeVoe predicts. “Of course, we want to get to the 40th and 50th, too, but we just feel like our road to the 30th is going to be special because all of these different things that are in front of us. It’s just gonna be an incredible ride.”

The concerts — which the reunited sextet began on July 3 at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and continues with a four-day New Year’s weekend run starting Dec. 29 in Highland, Calif. — are “the bread and butter” of New Edition’s plans according to bandmate Ricky Bell. But the group is also in the planning stage for a new album, which will be the its first since 2004’s “One Love” and the first to feature all six members — DeVoe, Bell, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gil, Ralph Tresvant and Michael Bivins — since “Home Again” in 1996.

“There’s definitely been discussion,” Bell says. “We’re on calls with each other weekly. Right now it’s just about scheduling and timing and setting up who we’ll be working with as far as producers and writers and locking down whatever the deal is — whatever label it’s going to be or if it’s going to be independent. So there’s a lot that we have to talk about, but we’re all excited about putting something new out and adding new songs into the show.”

DeVoe predicts that the album will “be true to who we are at this particular time” but adds that he’s “looking forward to something that has a little bit more of a retro feel and taking it back to live instrumentation…and talking about love and the ups and downs and the various things that go on in relationships.” Bell adds that the material will reflect “the type of songs we’re performing in our shows right now…singing different melodies with the nice grooves on top that you can dance to and, of course, the lovemaking ballads. I would think we would stay somewhat in that vein.”

DeVoe says New Edition also hopes to take advantage of Internet and social media opportunities “and some of the ways that you’re able to deliver music straight to your audience. We just have to see what the frequency of the music industry is right now and plug into that.”