Singers Monica, Brandy, and Whitney Houston‘s brother Gary all took the stage in the late singer’s memory but it was her mother Cissy Houston‘s beautiful tribute that left many attendees and viewers in tears. What an incredible and moving tribute to Whitney. Kudos to BET!
Earlier in the week, Amy Winehouse‘s toxicology report revealed she was not under the influence of any illegal drugs when she died. Although alcohol was detected, it is still unclear as to what actually killed the UK singing sensation.
It was also announced earlier in the week that Winehouse would be paid tribute to on behalf of MTV. A tribute they’ve included in this year’s annual Video Music Awards. A slew of performers, including Lady Gaga, Adele, and Tony Bennett, will pay homage to the late artist, highlighting her greatest hits and contribution to music.
Following Sunday’s passing of the legendary singer and actress Lena Horne, Grammy winning R&B singer Toni Braxton shares some kind words about Ms. Horne saying, “she’s one of the first leading ladies that changed the game for so many of us coming up.”
In an exclusive interview with TV One Keri Hilson is seen here reflecting on Michael Jackson and his legacy.
Here is a clip from the new Michael Jackson documentary, The Michael Jackson Story, to be aired on TV One this Sunday. Michael Jackson’s life is told in this incredible, revealing special with interviews from mother Katherine Jackson, Gladys Knight, and more. Watch the first five minutes right here then watch the whole thrilling documentary Sunday July 26 at 8pm.
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Lisa Raye Speaks On Favorite MJ moment: CLICK!
On Saturday, July 18th at The Radio City Music Hall in New York City, stars such as Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Forrest and wife Keisha Whitaker, Morgan Freedman, Cyndi Lauper, Wyclef Jean, Lil’ Kim, and Aretha Franklin came together to celebrate the heroic icon Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. Looks like they had fun. He’s truly lived a long life. But he is very deserving of it!
Yesterday, Madame Tussauds London museum unveiled its 13th wax figure of Michael Jackson. The wax figure of the late King of Pop has been in works for the past four months and was to be revealed to coincide with Michael’s “This is It” concert tour in London.
The new figure is modeled on a Jackson pose from the concert poster, the museum said. It shows him “arms outstretched, pelvis thrusting and tip-toed, with his trademark trilby angled forward,” the museum said.
“It is extremely unusual for a personality to have been portrayed so many times,” said Madame Tussauds spokeswoman Liz Edwards.
“But Michael Jackson was totally unique and his iconic status made him one of the most popular stars here.”
Yesterdays memorial for, the ultimate “King Of Pop”, Michael Jackson did not disappoint.
While many news medias are using speculation and propaganda as a means to gain more viewership, the memorial focused on Michael’s incredible legacy. The memorial was in fact fitting for a King! The program show cased Michael’s humanitarianism, his positive messages through his music, his able to perform like no other and showmanship!
I am definitely convinced that there will never be another performer such as Mr. Jackson. Definitely not in this life time. Rest in peace Michael! We love you!
I absolutely lost it when Michael’s 11 year old daughter Paris Katherine Jackson got up to speak and say her last goodbyes to her father. This was a very emotional and pivotal moment in the entire memorial. I even broke down and began to cry. But I am happy she made it clear that her father was a great father, that he is missed and loved.
Usher’s rendition of “Gone Too Soon” brought me to tears as well. Very touching.
Beginning today, July 7th, at 12pm eastern CNN, as well as many other broadcast networks and media outlets, will begin airing Michael Jackson’s memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 1 Billion people is said to watch the televised event and 1 million fans are expected to attend.
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson are said to perform in honor of Jackson’s legacy. Though not confirmed whether they’ll be performing as well. John Mayer, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder and Usher will all be in attendance to honor the late Michael Jackson.
This may in fact be the most watched televised memorial in history, and no one is more deserving than Michael!
All In Together Now, A Tribute to Ol’ Dirty Bastard due out in May 2009, is one of the first of a series of ODB Tribute albums that will drop before the documentary Dirty.One World Can Change The World, released in November 2009.
“God Bless The Child,” by Brooklyn Zu from the All In Together Now CD, is one of the single featured on the ODB tribute. Check it out and tell me what you think.