Aretha Franklin Singing at Whitney Houston's Funeral; Kate Upton Spends Valentine's Day Alone?; Charlie Sheen Gets "Cease and Desist" Order
02.16.12 by REELZ
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
The lineup for Whitney Houston's Saturday funeral, which will be broadcast as well as stream on the web, is set and will include a performance by Aretha Franklin, as well as appearances by Chaka Khan, Bebe & CeCe Winans, songwriter Diane Warren, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, pop singer Darlene Love, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Antonio "L.A." Reid, and Ray J. Ray J had dated Houston on and off after her divorce from Bobby Brown.
Brown is being told by Houston's family to back off from any attempted money grab by glomming onto daughter Bobbi Kristina.
She is in line to make $10 million over the next two years from sales of Houston's music and any box office receipts from Sparkle, which opens in August. It's believed Brown is broke.
Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton again played it coy when asked by Ellen DeGeneres whether she was dating New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez, and claimed she was alone on Valentine's Day. A source for Sanchez told Us, "Mark and Kate Upton are friends and he thinks its great that she is having so much success."
Jennifer Lopez did not spend Valentine's Day alone as she tweeted a picture of herself in boytoy Casper Smart's arms (which she has since deleted).
Charlie Sheen has been sent a cease and desist order from Warner Brothers, demanding the actor stop using pics from Two and a Half Men to promote his new TV series Anger Management. Sheen replied, "'I'm thrilled. It insulates me from having to redundantly see myself in the idiotic bowling shirt. Perhaps if Warner Bros. spent as much time and energy focusing on their show, it wouldn't be such a steaming pile of a**."
One-time presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has turned down an offer to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, despite winning a polka-dancing competition in 10th grade.