MUSIC NEWS// Don Cornelius Cremated in Private Ceremony, Houston’s Family Prepares Singer’s Funeral In New Jersey Hometown, Luke James Shines at 2012 BET Honors, & MorePublished by BlairB on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 10:01 am.
1. Don Cornelius Cremated in Private Ceremony
Don Cornelius, the legendary founder of Soul Train, was cremated at a private service in Los Angeles attended by friends and family on [last] Friday. Reverend Jesse Jackson led those gathered in prayer, the Associated Press reports. [MORE]
2. Houston’s Family Prepares for Singer’s Funeral
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Whitney Houston’s death has created heartrending echoes of tragedies past: The painstaking investigation that follows the shocking loss. Why was Houston found underwater in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, beyond resuscitation?
The 48-year-old singer, who had prescription drugs in her room, left behind disconsolate family and friends and unfulfilled dreams. Her body was flown Monday by private jet to New Jersey, where she was born and where her funeral is being planned. Late Monday, a hearse under heavy police escort arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, funeral home that officials said was handling the arrangements for the late pop star. [MORE]
3. Christina Milian Is The Voice’s Top Choice
The singer/actress talks to BET.com about joining the hit reality show. [MORE]
4. Luke James Shines at 2012 BET Honors
It doesn’t take long to recognize that Luke James was blessed with the intangibles needed to reach superstardom. His versatile voice, talent for songwriting and model good looks have already caught the attention of industry power players like Beyoncé Knowles, who featured Luke in her video for “Run the World (Girls),” and Frank Gatson, the creative force behind Knowles, Michael Jackson and countless others. Now that the music industry has taken notice of his potential, it’s time for the New Orleans native to deliver on the expectations. [MORE]
5. Common Says Drake Feud Is Over
While on the Grammy red carpet Sunday night Common revisited the oft-discussed topic of his beef with Drake, but this time the veteran emcee declared the skirmish to be “over.”
“It’s over. But it was all in the art of Hip Hop,” Common said in an interview with Touré for Fuse Network. “He said some things to me so I had to say some things back.” [MORE]