EXCLUSIVE!!!!! Cissy Houston Leaves Bobbi Kristina’s Bedside:Heads Back To New Jersey

Bobby Kristina

Bobby Kristina

Bobbi Kristina Brown  turns 22-years old in  two days.  She  remains on  life support in a medically induced coma  at Georgia’s  Emory University Hospital, 28 days after being found at home  unresponsive in her bathtub.

Last week reports surfaced  that the  21-year old  suffered  a violent seizure  after she was taken out of her medically induced coma by her doctors . She has since been induced to stop the seizures and is  back in a coma
Bobbi Kristina in  March 2014 looking gaunt

Bobbi Kristina in March 2014 looking gaunt

“These seizure are  not new,”  a source close to the families tells crownheightsmom.com exclusively.  “She has been having them,” adds the source.
Daily visits to   the 21-year-old’s bedside  come from  family on both sides – the Browns and the Houstons- including her  father  Bobby Brown  and her grandmother Cissy  Houston, the pair,  whom have not  been seen  together since  Whitney’s  funeral in 2012 .  Cissy, who arrived on Feb 6 had been a constant,  although recently there has not been sightings of her. Cissy reportedly had  been singing to her granddaughter   and even  celebrate  her birthday early with roses .
Bobbi Kristina and her grandmother Cissy Houston

Bobbi Kristina and her grandmother Cissy Houston

Cissy  also only stayed  a week a source close to the Brown and Houston families  reveals to crownheightsmom.com exclusively.  “Cissy left Atlanta on Feb 12. She’s back in New Jersey.” Adds the source, “People  will probably ask,  why isn’t she  still there with her but  Cissy is not that close to her granddaughter plus people must understand she’s  old and this  takes a toll.”Also adds the source, “There is not much  Cissy can do  there, at the end of the day  Bobby is there and any decisions made  regarding Krissi’s health and well-being will come from him.”  
Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

Meanwhile, second  cousin, Dionne Warwick, 74,  has been unable to make it to Atlanta to see Bobbi Kristina .  Says a Houston family source, “Dionne had a fall in January  and hurt her ankle and  is now  back in the hospital,  but just  to  get rehab on the ankle.” Adds the source, “She was admitted because she wouldn’t  keep off her feet.”  Warwick was reported to have fallen in her bathtub   in January. She was just re-admitted to the hospital  recently in order for the rehab and physical therapy to begin and to work..

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Bobbi Kristina and her cousin Dionne Warwick

 

 A parent will love and protect their  children by all means necessary and Bobby Brown is no stranger to this . In 2011  the R&B singer  when questioned about Bobbi Kristina’s  by PEOPLE responded,  “I am protecting my daughter.” Since his arrival to Atlanta,  Brown  has been a constant at  his daughter’s bedside and even  delayed an upcoming  Australian tour to be by her side. His protectiveness now though many may say has come a little too late. Says a source,  “She needed  that fatherly protection constantly the last three years.”
Bobby is holding out hope for his daughter

Bobby is holding out hope for his daughter

As Bobbi Kristina’s  birthday approaches wishes for her recovery are being posted daily by well wishers on her social media .  Ellin LaVar of LaVar Hair Designs  in Harlem and the longtime hair stylist of  Whitney Houston  says,  “I am speechless and saddened by the circumstances but  I am keeping Bobbi Kristina  and Cissy in my prayers.” Adds LaVar,  “I am praying that God will bring Bobbi Kristina through this difficult situation.”…..by DEBRA LEWIS-BOOTHMAN
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HOW NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK REKINDLED THE LOVE AT AN INTIMATE NYC CONCERT THAT HAD ALL THE RIGHT STUFF…..by Debra Lewis-Boothman

NKOTB

NKOTB

Valentines Day came twice  for me this year.  Well it felt  like it did. Can you  imagine my surprise when I received an invitation from Cottonelle  to join them alongside the  MOMS   to participate in their  #Go Cottonelle Go Commando  launch concert with  the New Kids On The Block  Feb 15 at New York City’s Gramercy Theater. Yes, you heard correctly NKOTB are back!

NKOTB join forces with Cottonelle

NKOTB join forces with Cottonelle

 

I can go into my garage today and pull out  stored   magazine clippings, posters  and memorabilia  of  my boy band love-fest through the years  including those of NKOTB, NEW EDITION, NSYNC‘  BACKSTREET BOYS,  BOYS II MEN  and 98 Degrees . These boys all shared a special place in my heart during my youth, helping to define,  with their music,  who I am today.

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Boy Bands of the 80s and 90s

 

I can remember conversations  in high school  like ‘ Oh my Gawd Jordan’s hair and ‘Oh my gawd….Joey’s voice.’  So to be invited to meet  the KIDS-Donnie, Jordan, Joey, Jonathan, and Danny- shaking hands, exchanging plesantries,  getting hugs and even a compliment from Joe on my metal  spiked  dress was mind blowing. Actually, just  seeing them as grown-ups was surreal enough to  make me feel like I’d  never grown up and was  literally thrown back into  the vortex of the  late 80s fawning over  hot boy band cuties .

Crownheightsmom gets to hang tough with  NKOTB at Gramercy Theater

Crownheightsmom gets to hang tough with NKOTB at Gramercy Theater

 

The boys didn’t disappoint singing many fan favorites that had the ladies swooning.

NKOTB takes over NYC Gramercy Theater for Cottonelle #GoCommando launch concert

The Boys Are Back In Town: NKOTB takes over NYC ‘s Gramercy Theater for Cottonelle #GoCommando launch concert

 

The boys all still  have the right moves . Yes, they can still  bust a move. They each  exude  charisma and  their  voices still make the  girls swoon.   The  now matured “Kids”  are also  very good at  they self described  “soft talk.” .  Yup, you heard  right the boys took  time to   talk to their fans to explain why some of their favorite  songs didnt make it onto albums and to even listen to a fan share  how their music helped saved a friendship .  Soft talk with the boys   feels so good.

The crowd goes wild for NKOTB.

The crowd goes wild for NKOTB.

It was great seeing so many Blockheads fans in  the  house holding it down  for the boys. Fans whom have  stood behinds the Kids since the 80’s. Coming  out in droves to Gramercy Theater defying the negative  degree  temperatures showed the boys that this was true love, and just for them .

Joey and his voice comes into the crowd. He captivates

Joey and his voice comes into the crowd. He captivates

 

There is nothing like taking a ride down memory lane . NKOTB’s   performed “The Right Stuff,”   “My Favorite Girl,”  “I’ll Be Loving You Forever,” and “Over Girl.” Yes the boys reached into the vault performing crowd favorites.

NKOTB Hangin Tough circa 1988

NKOTB Hangin Tough circa 1988

Though now older mature studs the “boys” still exude  adorable boyish qualities. Hello Joe!

The right stuff indeed!

The right stuff indeed!

 

Cottonelle’s #GoCommando photo booth was crazy fun. My sister Sandra and I could not get in enough selfie poses. Posing in the booth with Melissa Musen Gerstein, Brianne Manz and others was crazy fun.   .

Charlie's Angels have nothing on us moms

Charlie’s Angels have nothing on us moms

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Striking up a GoCommando pose with Sandra

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Sharing a pic with my sister in the Cottonelle photo booth

 

Girls having fun!

Girls just want to have fun!

Overall  the NKOTB knocked it out of the ballpark with their concert. I am going to  continue to #GoCommando with Cottonelle . In fact you can head over to the  website if you would like to take the GoCommando challenge.  Grab  Cottonelle at your local supermarket it has Clean Ripple texture to get you clean, giving you all the confidence you need to Go Commando. Dare a friend to Go Commando and Cottonelle will send you and your friend a personalized commando kit with a free sample.

Keep up with NKOTB on their website and on their new reality show Rock This Boat on the TV Guide Channel Network.

 

 

RED, HOT AND LOVING HER 40s MOLLY SIMS TELLS-IT-LIKE-IT-IS IN NEW BOOK by Debra Lewis-Boothman

Supermodel Molly Sims and her baby bump wears red like no one’s business. She stuns in it!

RED HOTTT! Molly Sims who is 8-months  pregnant stuns in red.

RED HOTTT! Molly Sims who is 8-months pregnant stuns in red.

Celebrating the release of her new book “The Everyday Supermodel” at the Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro on Jan 29,  six-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model  Molly Sims  shared   tips on beauty, fashion, wellness, parenting and what it’s like to be in her 40s.

“It takes work, it is not handed to you,” the former model  declared  about looking beautiful . “In my  20 year journey, I did not look like this, ( pointing at herself .) I  look better at 41  than when I was 21,” the shared with mom bloggers including  Crownheightsmom who attended the afternoon luncheon  and MOMS Mamarazzi  event with hosts Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein co-creators of  the  MOMS brand. “We are all self made women, so try and embrace the now, ” Sims told the attendees whom all left with a signed copy of her book  which gives advice , tells-it-like-it-is truths, and gives insider insights from some of the  best industry experts from beauty, health, fitness and fashion.

 

PAGE TUNER: Molly Sims  shares  beauty, fashion and wellness tips in her newest book

PAGE TUNER: Molly Sims shares beauty, fashion and wellness tips in her newest book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The afternoon luncheon  brought out many mom bloggers . It was co-sponsored  by the MOMS and  Big Belli Co presents 40Weeks -the movie pregnant women have been waiting for. See more at 40weeksthemovie.com. Available March 1 on DVD and Download.

Molly Sims is interviewed by Dominique Debroux,the founder of Big Belli Co.

The former Victoria Secret Supermodel  shared  chic and  figure flattering style advice for every budget  as well as  on-the-go workouts to  help women move, dance, spin and stretch their way into  their  hotter healthier  selves . Yes, it  takes work,  but aren’t we all  works in progress? Taking care of ourselves daily by eating and  drinking healthy,  treating ourselves to simple beauty  regiments and daily exercise  pays off.

Molly  share a group hug and a group laugh with  Dominique Debroux of co founder of Big Belli Co, Melissa of the MOMS and filmmaker Christopher Henz

Molly Sims shares a group hug and a group laugh with Dominique Debroux founder of Big Belli Co, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein of the MOMS and filmmaker Christopher Henze of 40 Weeks on DVD/Download Mar 1

“I did not always look like this.  I worked  hard to get to where I am today, ” Sims  declared. “Do you think I looked like this when I was 19 years old?  Well I didn’t . I worked my ass off. I was 20 pound overweight. I had brown hair, I had braces, I had acne, ” she says.

Molly  and Crownheightsmom share a laugh

Molly and Crownheightsmom share a laugh

Inspiration is all around you notes Sims. “As the  years go by I changed. I was like a sponge and I am still like a sponge. I look at magazines. I look at celebrities, I look at other moms. Anybody can change themselves .I am a firm believer in that you can do anything you want to do. I am from Kentucky.I went to public school. I have been a waitress, and a really  bad waitress. I was a sales lady and a really good one because I was honest .I would tell customers you cant wear that  but you can wear this  and I always had my returning customers. If someone said to me you should do this I was ok I will try it. Some women are critical and they take it so personally. I have been told my  calves are too bigs, my arms  are too big, I’m too fat, your  hair should be longer your hair should be shorter.I  cant believe you would wear that .I have heard it all .”

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More selfie fun with Molly Sims and Crownheightsmom Debra Lewis-Boothman

She’s can relate to the every day woman.  “I’m not different from you. Anything you can say I can probably say that I have been told that.  I have learned from so many . I took tips from people. I always suggest that you should  find someone you look up to and  learn from them . Also, learn your body.

Crownheightsmom catches up with the MOMS co-creators Denise and  Melissa

Crownheightsmom catches up with the MOMS co-creators Denise and Melissa

Want to feel good about yourself, Sims  a big yoga enthusiast  asked .”Get out of the sweatpants and put on a pair of jeans,”  she says. Adding that she doesn’t  follow trends . “Once it looks good  on  I just put  a sweater or a jacket on over it.”

The “House of Style” host and “Las Vegas” star asked that those attending  do something for her, “Never ever say you are going on a diet and never look at a picture and be like ugh God, I hate this picture.'”

Speaking of pictures Sims shared and showed how she’s been storing all of the thousands of photos and videos she’s amassed over the years especially  those of her husband Scott Stuber and 2-year old son Brooks Alan . Sims told the group  that  she’s been using  LYVE App the new  photo sharing and storing  app that  saves and collects all of her photos and videos she has  stored on different devices –mobile phones, computers, cameras, and ipads. She says   that Lyve  has really helped her to keep photos in one place . “They  have installed a small device in my home office and  has been working to collect and catalog just about every photograph and video I’ve ever captured with a digital camera. I don’t envy the device. During the last decade just  like almost everyone else on the planet, I went bananas for photos and videos. I estimate I’ve  more than 20,000 pictures and clips spread across phones, tablets and a handful of far-flung folders on a handful of computers,” she says.

Sims uses LYVE to keep her photos and videos together

Sims uses LYVE to keep her photos and videos together

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Molly Sims uses Lyve to store her keepsake photos and video memories

Mom bloggers  mill around the LYVE App device

Mom bloggers gather around the LYVE App device to get info and see demonstrations featuring pics of Sims and her family

Molly Sims’ is FUN! She is funny and open and warm. This new book will definitely do well . Molly  shows  moms and women how to balance it . The event was  wonderful and the midtown restaurant  Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro was the perfect place to hold it. The luncheon menu included  a mix of sandwiches and salads and delicious treats for dessert. Crownheightsmom will definitely be heading  back to taste the full menu at a later date.

Yummy eats from Artisianal Fromagerie Bistro

Moms enjoying  luncheon

Moms bloggers enjoying the luncheon

To keep up with Molly  go pick up her book at local bookshops and online and definitely  go to her website  mollysims.com

Molly Sims and her bump

Molly Sims looking fab at 8 months points to her bump

ASHLEE SIMPSON ROSS GLOWS ALONGSIDE FAMILIES AT CRAYOLA’S COLOR ALIVE LAUNCH by Debra Lewis-Boothman

A pregnant Ashlee  Simpson  Ross  wasn’t  shy about taking coloring tips from her 6 year old son Bronx while attending the February 5  Manhattan launch of Crayola’s  newest  product Color Alive .  The pregnant star and her husband of five months, Evan Ross  were smiling  and having a great time  seeing Bronx enjoying  himself and coloring alongside mom bloggers and their kids. Excitedly showing  his mum  his drawings and his  coloring skills Bronx was  having loads of fun.

A family that colors together: Ashlee Simpson Ross with he son Bronx (dad is Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy) and husband Evan Ross, the youngest of Diana Ross’ children

.The mum-to-be  and her new hubby were  not to be left out of the coloring  fun jumping  into the  crayoning  action and  using the Color Alive app to bring their  coloring creations  to life. The young couple  definitely showed that Color Alive is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.

Simpson and her husband activating the Color Alive experience through the free app aims the tablet’s camera at the colored page. They were having loads of fun .

Simpson  and family  also spent time mingling alongside  Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, co-creators of the MOMS and amongst invited mom bloggers and their kids. The singer  even stopping  to take pics  and a few  selfies with attendees.

Simpson joinsthe MOMS co-creators Denise Albert [L]and Melissa Musen Gerstein [R]

Simpson joins the MOMS co-creators Denise Albert [L]and Melissa Musen Gerstein [R]

Dressed in black skinny leather pants  and  an oversized  burgundy top covering her baby bump the mom-to-be   glowed. Ross making  his own fashion statement was  fashionable in  an oversized coat  and worsted boots. The young couple  are expecting their  first child, a girl  together this year

Ashlee who is having a girl looked  fabulous in her skin tight leather  leggings and flowing burgundy shirt

Ashlee who is having a girl looked fabulous in her skin tight leather leggings and flowing burgundy shirt

The fun afternoon saw kids and adults alike enjoying Color Alive  which is available in four  coloring books : Skylander, Barbie, Enchanted Garden and Mythical Creatures. Each book  contain 16 pages and features a unique character  and animation and comes with seven crayons including one Magic Crayon  that unlocks a special  virtual effect. Everyone enjoyed learning how  Crayola is changing the world of coloring forever with their  free Color Alive app.

Ashlee Simpson Ross with her son Bronx and husband Evan Ross

Ashlee Simpson Ross with her son Bronx and husband Evan Ross

My kids loved everything about the Color Alive event. They weren’t fully aware that there was a celebrity in the house as they were all about checking out the different coloring books, playing dress up in the character costumes,   spending time coloring the different characters  and getting to launch the app . The finger foods  was also a big hit with them especially the colored french fries, the  fried green beans and the chicken skewers. They  could not get enough of the lemonade and found it ah-mazing that they could  order their own flavors from the server at  the Lemonade Stand. The Blueberry flavored offering was their  favorite choice.

Kai is really  getting into character with the help of the available costumes

Kai is really getting into character

Whew finally an opportunity to  get a chance to sit and color

Finally an opportunity to get a chance to sit and color.

Starry Eyes: At the Barbie station playing

Starry Eyes: At the Barbie station playing

Virtual World: Kai seeing his Skylander drawing come to life  with the Color Alive app as he's taped on tv

Virtual World: Kai seeing his Skylander drawing come to life with the Color Alive app as he’s taped on tv

The cheese covered fries  came in pink and yellow. They were AWESOMELY colorful and delicious

The Fries were AWESOMELY colorful and delicious

Kai is really into  sfinishing up to see his Skylander  drawing come alice

Kai finishing up his Skylander drawing before having it come alive on a tablet

LEMONADE...LEMONADE the tarty colorful  drinks were a massive hit with everyone .

LEMONADE…LEMONADE the tarty colorful drinks were a massive hit with everyone .

It was hard to pull the kids away and head for home  but  when told that they would each receive a swag bag of  Color Alive goodies  to leave with  they  were beyond overjoyed.  When they saw that it was a mini backpack containing  Color Alive  loot the  look on their faces? Well  it was  pure excited Joy! The excitement is still ongoing.

The SWAGGG bag. A big hit. Train ride home was all about coloring and  other kids on the train wanted  to know where to purchase

The SWAGGG bag. A big hit. Train ride home was all about coloring and other kids on the train wanted to know where to purchase

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Looking to add some excitement  to your kid’s afternoon . I suggest you grab yourself Crayola’s  Color Alive. Trust me, it is non-stop fun for everyone in the family. Just go to crayola.com .