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Whitney Houston Funeral To Be Streamed; Fans And Stars Mourn Her Death

Whitney Houston's funeral will be held today (18 Feb 2012) in her home town of Newark, New Jersey. Fans and stars are expected to pay tribute to Whitney Houston who was found unconscious in a...

Family Visit Whitney Houston's Body

Whitney Houston's close family and friends visited her body last night (17.02.12). Her mother Cissy Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina - who was rushed to hospital the day after she died suffering with stress and...

Whitney Houston Funeral: Who Is Invited?

Police in Newark, New Jersey, are bracing themselves for the funeral of Whitney Houston, where thousands of well-wishers are expected to descend on the New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday (February 18, 2012) despite being...

Ray J 'Cannot Express' Whitney Grief

Whitney Houston's boyfriend Ray J says her smile will live in his heart "forever". The rapper had an on-off relationship with the 'Million Dollar Bill' singer - who died aged 48 last weekend - but...

Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys To Sing At Whitney Houston Funeral?

Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin are expected to make musical contributions at the funeral of Whitney Houston, to be held in New Jersey on Saturday (February 18, 2012), according to Bbc...

Whitney Houston Funeral Guests Announced: Kevin Costner, Oprah , Stevie

Whitney Houston 's funeral on Saturday (February 18, 2012) is expected to be a musical tribute to the late singer and some of Houston's celebrity friends, such as Kevin Costner and Oprah Winfrey are expected...

Kevin Costner To Lead Whitney Tributes At Funeral

Kevin Costner is set to lead the tributes at Whitney Houston's funeral.The 57-year-old actor - who starred alongside the late singer in 1992 movie 'The Bodyguard' - will address mourners at her memorial service at...

Kevin Costner Added To Speakers At Whitney Houston Funeral

Hollywood actor Kevin Costner will speak at the star-studded funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday (February 18, 2012), according to People magazine. As Whitney Houston's first ever leading man - in...

Whitney's Mother Cissy Turns To Aretha Franklin For Funeral Performance

Whitney Houston's mother Cissy has enlisted the help of Aretha Franklin to give her daughter the best possible send-off at Saturday's funeral in Newark, New Jersey. Aretha - Whitney's godmother - will be taking to...

Whitney Funeral To Be Televised For Grieving Fans

Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday (February 18, 2012) is expected to be made available on television for public viewing, according to Cnn. The funeral will be taking place at the New Jersey church near where...

Whitney Houston's Funeral To Be Streamed Online

Whitney Houston's funeral is going to be screened on the internet.The singer's private memorial service is to take place at the New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, New Jersey - where she sang as a...

Aretha Franklin: 'Remember Whitney Houston As The True Superstar She Was'

Aretha Franklin has penned an open letter to fans of her goddaughter Whitney Houston, urging them to "remember the hits" and "forget the misses".The I Will Always Love You superstar died in Los Angeles last...

Aretha Franklin To Sing At Whitney Houston Memorial - Report

Aretha Franklin will pay tribute to her tragic goddaughter Whitney Houston by performing at her funeral, according to a new report.A memorial service for the soul superstar, who died in Los Angeles at the weekend...

Paul Mccartney Lays Wreath For Whitney Houston

Sir Paul McCartney has personally laid flowers for Whitney Houston.The Beatles legend was in Los Angeles when the 48-year-old singer was found dead at the city's Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday (11.02.12) and wanted to...

How Did Whitney Houston Die? The Rise And Fall Of A Superstar

The news of Whitney Houston's untimely death at the age of 48 has evidently shaken the music industry, as well as her millions of fans across the globe. And the feeling is an all too...

Whitney Houston Dead 2012: But How Did She Die?

Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on Saturday (February 11, 2012), aged 48. The American singer and actress was cited by the Guinness World Records as the most 'awarded' female...

Don Cornelius Death Ruled Suicide By Coroner

Don Cornelius 's death on February 1, 2012 was an act of suicide, coroners have ruled. The Soul Train creator was found at his Los Angeles home, with a gunshot wound to the head. According...

Aretha Franklin Immortalised In Wax For Black History Month

Soul superstar Aretha Franklin is to be immortalised as a waxwork to mark the start of Black History Month in the U.S.The Respect hitmaker's wax double will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in New...

Aretha Franklin Mourning 'Downright Shocking' Death Of Don Cornelius

Aretha Franklin has been left shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of beloved U.S. TV personality Don Cornelius, who was found dead on Wednesday (01Feb12).Cornelius, who reportedly shot himself at his home in Sherman...

Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Found Dead, Believed To Be Suicide

Don Cornelius, who was truly one of the pioneers of music television, has been found dead in his home in California this morning, February 1st, with entertainment website TMZ claiming that the creator of the...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Wedding To Willie Wilkerson

Aretha Franklin 's love life has taken yet another twist, with the soul legend making a U-turn on what was set to be a fairytale story ending in her marrying long-term friend William 'Willie' Wilkerson....

Aretha Franklin Pulls Plug On Lavish Wedding

Aretha Franklin has cancelled her upcoming nuptials to Willie Wilkerson and called off the couple's engagement, according to Fox News. The Queen of Soul will no longer be slipping into the wedding gown in 2012...

Aretha Franklin Calls Off Engagement

Singer Aretha Franklin has called off her engagement to William Wilkerson - just three weeks after announcing her intention to wed her longtime friend later this year (12).The Respect hitmaker licked off the New Year...

Aretha Franklin Calls Of Marriage

Aretha Franklin has called off her wedding.The 'Respect' singer has announced her planned summer nuptials to William 'Willie' Wilkerson are no longer going ahead because things had started to move a "little too fast" in...

Aretha Franklin Reveals Cast 'Wish List' For Biopic

Aretha Franklin has revealed her "wish list" of actors for a biopic about her life - she wants Nia Long, Kerry Washington and Blair Underwood to sign up for roles.The Queen of Soul has previously...

Aretha Franklin Joins Essence Music Festival Bill

Newly-engaged soul queen Aretha Franklin is to make her third appearance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana this summer (Jul12).The singer will be honoured with the event's Power Award before she takes...

Aretha Franklin Reveals Tumour Scare

R&B legend Aretha Franklin has opened up about her mystery health crisis of 2010, revealing a tumour landed her in hospital.The Respect singer has refused to divulge details of the illness that forced her to...

Franklin To Accept Late Father's Award

Aretha Franklin has honoured her late father by jetting to Georgia to accept a prestigious award on his behalf.The soul star flew to Atlanta for the 20th Annual Trumpet Awards Race Relations Symposium on Wednesday...

Aretha Franklin Snubs Wedding Planner

Aretha Franklin has no plans to hire a wedding planner ahead of her summer (12) nuptials, insisting there's "no way in the world" she would hand over control of her big day to a stranger.The...

Aretha Franklin Wants Wang Wedding Dress

Aretha Franklin wants Vera Wang to design her wedding dress.The iconic singer - who announced she would be wedding her long-term friend William Wilkerson earlier this month - has a number of designers in mind...

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