As a way to honor the memory of the legendary Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson took the stage last night at the Grammys to sing Houston’s classic song “I Will Always Love You.” It was a beautiful and flawless way to pay tribute to the singer, who died suddenly on Saturday afternoon (cause of death is still unknown). Hudson did an amazing job and, as you can imagine, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. If you missed Hudson’s performance last night, be sure to watch it below. And for this and other big moments from last night, hop over to our Grammys moments list.
Many others are finding their own ways to cope with Houston’s tragic death. In fact, even the superstar’s childhood church honored the singer during its Sunday sermon. Pastor Joe A. Carter told the crowd, “Our hearts are broken. How saddened we are at the death of one of the greatest voices of the modern age.” At a later service, Rev. Jesse Jackson sat on the pulpit alongside Carter throughout the sermon and additionally added a few words of his own, saying, “Whitney’s soul does not come from a studio in Hollywood, it comes from right here. This is where she learned to try her notes. She didn’t have an organ, a piano at her house, but she had it all here.” She was a true musical gem if there ever was one. – People
At Sunday night’s BAFTA Awards, Meryl Streep had a modern Cinderella moment when she accidentally lost her shoe en route to the stage to collect her Best Actress trophy for her performance in The Iron Lady. Fortunately for the leading lady, Colin Firth was on hand to pick up the shoe and put it back on her foot — just like Prince Charming. Once settled in on stage, Streep jokingly remarked to the crowd, “That couldn’t have gone any worse,” and then proceeded to deliver her acceptance speech. So she forgot her glasses at the Golden Globes, lost a shoe at the BAFTAs — who knows what Streep has in store for us on the night of the Oscars. At least she has a great sense of humor about it (one of the many reasons why we love her). – The Guardian