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Whitney Houston grants TV interview to Winfrey

The Associated Press, Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:48am (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) --

After a long absence from music, Whitney Houston is staging a much-hyped career comeback with an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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Houston will be Winfrey's first guest as the talk-show queen launches her 24th season on Sept. 14. According to her Web site, Oprah.com, Winfrey calls Houston's appearance "the most anticipated music interview of the decade."

The 46-year-old superstar hasn't done a major TV interview since 2002, when she addressed questions about her drug use from ABC's Diane Sawyer.

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Houston is releasing her new album, "I Look to You," on Aug. 31.

She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, but her career stalled as she battled drugs and endured a troubled marriage to Bobby Brown.

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