April 23, 2015 |
Jon Stewart reveals big date The world will become less tolerable for millions of human beings on Aug. 6. That's the last day Jon Stewart will appear as host of the most important news program in history, The Daily Show , which he has steered valiantly for 16 years. By abandoning his post, Stewart will deliver the biggest blow to the quality - and perhaps even the quantity - of TV news since Walter Cronkite retired from the CBS Evening News in 1981. The Comedy Central show is to be taken over by South African comedian Trevor Noah . Derek Hough's injuries Dancing With the Stars champion extraordinaire Derek Hough on Monday suffered an injury during a show rehearsal.
July 25, 2014 |
HERE'S ONE of the many things Tattle has learned over the years writing about celebrities (and just observing life): When people don't like you, they magnify your flaws, and when they like you, they overlook your flaws. This leads us to the Gary, Ind., Community School Board's plan to name a school after . . . Michael Jackson . On Tuesday, the board approved a memorandum of understanding with MJ's mother, Katherine Jackson , that says the district hopes the move will "inspire children to excel in the arts and education.
January 15, 2014 |
Beyoncé, feminist hero "Gender Equality is a Myth," writes Beyoncé in a new essay on The Shriver Report ( http://shriverreport.org ). Yes, B! B, the pop star and glamour puss. "We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality," opens the piece, which opines that true economic equality won't be attained until men demand their "wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more - commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. " Old patterns of behavior, old attitudes must be broken, says B. "We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect" until "gender equality becomes a natural way of life.
January 26, 2013 |
She was inspired to the music life by child star Michael Jackson . Yet when she finally had it all - fame, glory, riches - all Whitney Houston wanted to do was quit. So writes Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston , 79, in Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped , a memoir due out Tuesday about the diva known as Nippy to her family. "I remember Nippy watching television and seeing Michael Jackson doing his thing," Cissy writes.
February 19, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - After all the testimonials from relatives and friends, the songs from legends and pop stars, the preaching and even laughter, the raw emotion of Whitney Houston's funeral came down to just one moment: The sound of her own voice. As the strains of her biggest record, "I Will Always Love You," filled the New Hope Baptist Church at the end of the nearly four-hour service Saturday and her silver-and-gold casket was lifted into the air, the weight of the moment was too much for her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, to bear.
February 15, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Whitney Houston's funeral will be held Saturday in the church where she first showcased her singing talents as a child, her family choosing to remember her in a private service rather than in a large event at an arena. The owner of the Whigham Funeral Home said Tuesday that the funeral would be at noon at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church, which seats up to 1,500. Gospel singer Marvin Winans, a Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend, had been chosen to give the eulogy, his son said.
February 14, 2012 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Whitney Houston was underwater and apparently unconscious when she was pulled from a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, and she had prescription drugs in her room, authorities said Monday. Two days after the singer's death, her body was taken to a Los Angeles-area airport to be flown to New Jersey, where her family was making arrangements for a funeral to be held at the end of the week. An autopsy was performed Sunday, and authorities said there were no indications of foul play and no obvious signs of trauma on Houston's body.
February 13, 2012 |
"Lovely, gracious, fun, delightful. " That is how radio host Dyanna Williams remembered Whitney Houston on Sunday. Williams, an on-air personality for WRNB radio (100.3 FM), met Houston years ago at a function honoring the late singer's former husband, Bobby Brown. "Her impact is forever," Williams told The Inquirer. "She had some troubles in her life, but she set a pace and tone for male and female artists to follow. " Williams said WRNB suspended its regular programming in order to broadcast Houston songs for the entire day, and was taking calls from listeners who wanted to "express their pain and loss.
February 13, 2012 |
When pop stars die too young it's always tragic, and often not all that surprising. Whitney Houston, who died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday at age 48, had the particular misfortune to have the swift and spectacular success of her early career followed by years spent living a deeply troubled public life under the watchful eye of a tabloid culture. If anybody ever seemed destined for success, it was Whitney Houston. Her mother was the vocalist Cissy Houston, her cousin was Dionne Warwick, her godmother was Aretha Franklin.
February 12, 2012 |
"Lovely, gracious, fun, delightful. " That is how radio host Dyanna Williams is remembering Whitney Houston today. Williams, an on-air personality for WRNB radio 100.3 FM, first met Houston years ago at a function honoring the late singer's former husband, Bobby Brown. "Her impact is forever," Williams told The Inquirer. "She had some troubles in her life, but she set a pace and tone for male and female artists to follow. " Williams said WRNB was suspending its regular show in order to broadcast Houston songs for the entire day, as well as taking calls from listeners who want to "express their pain and loss.