Monthly Archives: February 2012
Two-time Academy Award® winner Michael Douglas will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.
Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in “Wall Street” (1987) and a Best Picture award as a producer of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975). His film credits include “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Solitary Man,” “You, Me and Dupree,” “Traffic,” “Wonder Boys,” “Falling Down,” “Fatal Attraction” and “The China Syndrome.”
Whitney Houston was laid to rest Sunday, February 19th at Fairview Cemetery next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. The burial was a private “family only” service.
Fans gathered along the motorcade route from the Newark funeral home to the Westfield cemetery to say their last goodbyes.
Being in the music and entertainment industry isn’t always as glamorous as it may seem, and though all the words spoken by those at Houston’s Saturday service were beautiful, Ray Watson ended his speech with words worthy of transcribing.
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Funeral service will be a touching celebration of the legendary Whitney Houston’s life.
Aretha Franklin is sick and will not be attending or performing as scheduled at Houston’s funeral. Programs have been revised, and Alicia Keys, R Kelly and others will be performing.
Pastor Marvin Winans (Married Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown in 1992) – Will Deliver Eulogy
Rev. Joe A. Carter (Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church) – Will Officiate Service
Stevie Wonder – Scheduled To Perform
Aretha Franklin – Scheduled To Perform
Alicia Keys – Scheduled To Perform
R Kelly – Scheduled To Perform
Kevin Costner – Will Deliver Speech
Clive Davis – Will Say A Few Words
THE X FACTOR will hold auditions in Greensboro, NC on May 1st
The world’s only $5 million audition will begin online auditions at TheXFactorUSA.com on March 1st. Open call auditions start March 14 in Kansas City.
On March 22, auditions will be held in Austin, Texas. On April 20, auditions will be held in San Francisco. Auditions in Greensboro will be held May 1 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
THE X FACTOR is expanding its audition process to reach more singers than any talent show ever before in its search to find the best new solo artists and vocal groups in America. In addition and new for Season Two, artists with pre-existing management contracts can now audition (subject to limited restrictions).
Fey came to prominence as a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in, produces and writes for the Emmy®-winning comedy series “30 Rock.” Her film credits include “Date Night,” “Baby Mama” and “Mean Girls.” Fey recently became a best-selling author, with her memoir Bossypants having sold over one million copies.
Fey joins a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.
Hollywood icons Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will present at the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. This is the Muppets fifth appearance at the Academy Awards.
They are fresh off their triumphant critical and box office success in Disney’s “The Muppets,” which is Oscar nominated for Best Song, “Man or Muppet.”
Troupe Will Pay Tribute to Hollywood’s Biggest Night with Its Largest Ensemble Cast Ever Assembled in One Act
Oscar® telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have invited Cirque du Soleil to present a wholly unique and exclusive performance for the 84th Academy Awards, it was announced today. The one-time-only event will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act.
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Bounce TV, the nation’s first and only broadcast television network for African Americans, will carry the funeral of Whitney Houston live, uninterrupted and commercial-free this Saturday, Feb. 18 at 12 Noon Eastern/9:00 a.m. Pacific.
Bounce TV’s airing of the service is expected to be the only broadcast television network coverage of the funeral live, in its entirety and without interruption.
For Bounce TV local channel locations and listings, visit (http://www.bouncetv.com) or Bounce TV’s Facebook page.
BET News and CENTRIC to Broadcast Live Coverage of Whitney Houston’s Funeral Services This Saturday, February 18 Beginning at 11:30AM ET, Followed by a One Hour Original Special “BET REMEMBERS WHITNEY” at 7:00PM
The woman, the wonder, the legend….BET and CENTRIC honor the memory of Whitney Houston with a BET News special LIVE: THE HOMEGOING OF WHITNEY HOUSTON premiering this Saturday, February 18, followed by BET REMEMBERS WHITNEY, a one-hour special commemorating the woman best known as The Voice.