All right, what?!
We were thrilled to find out back in May that this year's upcoming VH1 Divas special would pay tribute to the life and music of dearly departed Whitney Houston, and couldn't wait to learn the line-up of talent to be featured for such an occasion!
However, we're pretty confused to report that in spite of the concert's namesake, this year's line-up warrants that it be re-named VH1 Former Disney Darlings!
That's right, the officially announced tribute to both Whitney and Donna Summer will include performances from Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, and Jordin Sparks!
…again with the HUH?
While we understand the latter's inclusion, given her involvement in Sparkle, and enjoy ALL the ladies as artists, we just find ourselves a little disappointed that producers couldn't land anyone with a little more, ahem, 'clout!'
In fact, we'd argue that the person who warrants
Death is a sad fact of life.
We've written about A LOT of famous faces that passed away over the last year and we weren't too happy about it, but we are happy to see them being remembered at the Emmys (above).
Andy Griffith, Michael Clarke Duncan, Phyllis Diller, Heavy-D, Andy Rooney, Steve Jobs, Patrice O'Neal, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Tony Scott, Mike Wallace, Ernest Borgnine, Dick Clark, and SO MANY more wil be dearly missed.
Rest in peace and THANK YOU ALL for the countless hours of entertainment you've provided for us over the years!
Looks like Idol is pulling out ALL the stops for their season 11 finale tonight!
While we previously mentioned that Kristin Chenoweth will be performing Donna Summer’s Enough Is Enough with
Barbra Streisand finalist Jessica Sanchez, that’s just the beginning for the show’s performances!
The girl finalists will hit the stage with an all-out Donna tribute and will be joined by Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Gladys Knight, Nelly Furtado, Sheila E. and Jennifer Holliday!
After the recent
This will be just LOVELY!
And maybe they won't even cut to commercial halfway through like they did during The Billboard Music Awards!
That's right, in honor of Donna Summer, who tragically passed away last week, American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez will be performing a tribute to the music legend, and will be joined by none other than Kristin Chenowrth for a duet, which the pair apparently filmed last night!
She took to Twitter to tease:
After the untimely passing of Donna Summer last Thursday, we reported that her family had decided to have a public memorial for the singer tomorrow.
However, now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, seeing as the church ceremony will be by invitation only.
The Disco Queen will be laid to rest in Nashville tomorrow and the church is expecting about 1,000 mourners to pay their last respects to the songbird.
Reportedly, Donna’s family will have a guest list for the funeral ceremony, with only family members and close friends making the cut.
Donna’s family have also been insisting that they don’t want the service to turn into a media field day, hoping to keep it as private as possible.
Though Summer, a music legend herself, worked with many other industry greats, there’s no word yet on which celebrities — if any — will be attending.
We miss you, Donna.
[Image via WENN.]
We were so devastated to lose yet another disco legend and music industry great this Sunday, with the passing of the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb.
Robin, like Donna Summer, had been battling cancer as well and their untimely passings have brought even more awareness to this horrible disease.
Among those celebrities and fans who tweeted their condolences for Robin are:
Donna Summer passed away on Thursday after a 10-month battle with lung cancer, but her family wants the world to know that the Queen of Disco was NOT a smoker!
Her family released a statement that says her cancer "was not related to smoking." In fact, she took very good care of herself.
A source who worked with Summer in 2008 has said:
"She was healthy, she was taking care of herself. She was healthy and energetic when I worked with her."
We probably won't learn too many other details surrounding her cancer and treatment because her family's statement continues:
"Ms. Summer was a non-smoker. Obviously, numerous factors can be attributed to the cause of cancer in general, but any details regarding the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Ms. Summer's case remain between her family and team of doctors."
Rightfully so! We don't need anymore information because it won't bring her back. All we want to do is remember and honor her legacy!
The world will miss you, Donna! Rest in peace.
[Image via WENN.]