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BeBe writes Whitney book

Whitney Houston's mother isn't the only person writing a book on the superstar.

Gospel singer BeBe Winans -- who sang at Houston's funeral -- announced he has written The Whitney I Knew, due out July 31.

The book promises what is described as "heart-breaking accounts that led to her ultimate defeat". It will also include photos and personal videos of the singer never released to the public.

Winans and his family knew Houston for years. His announcement comes as he prepares to release a new album, America America next week.

Killer colonel to fight lawsuit

The former commander of Canada's largest air force base, who was convicted of murder and sexual assault,

is denying that a woman

he sexually assaulted is entitled to compensation from him for pain and suffering.

Former Colonel Russell Williams filed a statement of defence in response to a ¤7m lawsuit launched by Laurie Massicotte.

Ms Massicotte said Williams's attack on her in 2009 left her fearful and suicidal.

Clinton warns Korean leader

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that North Korea's new young leader must transform his impoverished country for the better or face a backlash from its oppressed people.

Mrs Clinton issued a direct appeal to Kim Jong Un: "Rather than invest in implements of war, feed your people."

She was speaking after top diplomats and defence chiefs of the US and South Korea resolved to respond decisively to military provocations from North Korea.

R Kelly owes $5m in taxes

R&B star R Kelly, who last year saw his suburban Chicago mansion fall into foreclosure, now has the Internal Revenue Service at his door.

Documents held by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds show the recording artist owes the IRS nearly $5m in unpaid taxes.

Kelly owes the money for taxes dating back as far as 2005.