Whitney Houston denies reunion with ex-husband Bobby Brown
NEW YORK - Whitney Houston has issued a statement denying the rumors of a reunion with Bobby Brown.
Acting on behalf of Houston, the singer's publicist Nancy Seltzer calls speculation that the exes are getting back together 'a complete fabrication.'
Seltzer pinpoints the rumors to a report in Wednesday's Chicago Sun-Times that said Houston and Brown had been spotted out and about in Georgia looking romantic.
Houston and Brown divorced in April 2007 after 14 years of marriage. During their tumultuous union, Brown was arrested on drug and alcohol charges, and Houston twice entered drug rehabilitation programs. Houston has custody of their teenage daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Madonna's film about orphans to air on Sundance
NEW YORK - Madonna's awakening to the crisis in Malawi - an impoverished African nation where one million children are orphaned by AIDS - had many consequences.
She adopted one of those orphans, her 3-year-old son David. She is building a school there.
And she has told Malawi's harrowing story in her documentary, 'I Am Because We Are.' With an audience thus far limited to isolated theater screenings, it will be screened for everyone with its TV premiere on the Sundance Channel at 9 p.m. Monday (World AIDS Day).
The feature-length film was written, produced and narrated by Madonna (directed by Nathan Rissman). It consults experts including President Bill Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
But the film's real power is its images, which are often dismaying but, here and there, reflect hope and a remarkable will to survive.
'I had many goals,' said Madonna during a phone conversation from her Manhattan home a few days ago. 'I did get to a point where I thought, 'I'm being overambitious, I'm trying to say too much, I'll never accomplish it.' But I feel proud of the fact that I did get to make all my points.'
Among her points: an insistence that any crisis comes with solutions, however hard-won and piecemeal.