For any of you fans of the old Degrassi series.... this made me so sad.
Entertainment | "Degrassi" actor Neil Hope died 5 years ago | Seattle Times Newspaper
Its very strange that he has been dead for over 4 years and his family and friends just found out recently!
CNN is doing an exceptional job of the coverage of Whitney's day. Don Lemon has been amazing since last Saturday. He was about to leave the building after his work day when he learned that Whitney had died and he immediately turned around and ran back to the studio and went back to work for who knows how long. He's a HUGE Whitney fan.
It has just been announced that Aretha Franklin will not perform today due to illness.
I also learned that Whitney's elementary school was renamed Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts back in 1997. Regardless of what people are talking about she was, obviously, very much loved and respected in her community. I love the positivity that is surrounding today.
I'm streaming the funeral online at MSNBC. Part of the reason I'm watching it is because I love Baptist church ceremonies...all the music and movement.
There's only one camera allowed into the funeral, which is what all the channels are using. And it's focused on the choir...it's not roaming around the audience so that viewers can see who attended or who's sitting where. I like the compromise...they get their privacy, but we get to share in what is going to be a celebration of her life.
Though I was raised Catholic, I have always loved the music of the Baptist church. We really missed out on some wonderful music and singers. I don't want anybody preaching to me, but you can sing allll day long, and I will never get enough of it.
They reported that Queen Latifah, after she had arrived and was waiting for the service to start, just started singing "Soon, And Very Soon". It's those types of moments that add so much more meaning.
I am loving the service it is moving and so sad. There is nothing more moving that a Baptist homegoing service.
RIP Gary Carter. A class act behind the plate and with a bat in his hands,