Grapevine: Bobby Brown’s statement on Bobbi Kristina

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Bobby Brown issues statement about Bobbi Kristina

Bobby Brown, father of Bobbi Kristina Brown, released a statement about the death of his daughter who died Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home nearly six months ago. “Krissy was an angel. I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.” Meanwhile, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said the initial portion of their autopsy on Bobbi Kristina has found no obvious cause of death or significant injuries. Authorities say passage of time will make it more difficult to determine how and why Brown died. Dionne Warwick, appearing on Bravo’s “Watch Watch Happens Live” Sunday night, said the 22-year-old is “in much better hands now.” Warwick is the cousin of Bobbi Kristina’s mother, singer Whitney Houston, who died from drowning in a bathtub in 2012 at age 48. According to Entertainment Tonight, a family source said Bobbi Kristina’s body will be flown to New Jersey to be buried next to Whitney.

Coco and Ice T are expecting their first

At a Friday taping of the new talk show “Ice & Coco,” audience members were among the first to hear the news that the shows hosts, rapper Ice T and his wife, Nicole “Coco” Austin, were expecting their first child. In an interview with a local Fox station, Austin, 36, said she’s been pregnant for “a while.” This is her first child. Ice T, 57, has two adult children from a previous relationship.

35 Cosby accusers open up to New York magazine

New York magazine released a feature telling the stories of 35 of the 46 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The current ages of the women range from early 20s to 80 and include stories from supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson.

Joe Jackson hospitalized in Brazil

Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson suffered a stroke in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday where he was visiting for his 87th birthday party. TMZ says the stroke cause temporary blindness, and, while in the hospital, Jackson had three heart attacks and was given a pacemaker.

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Tuesday’s birthdays

Sally Struthers, 68

Elizabeth Berkley, 43

Shantel Jackson, 31

Soulja Boy, 25