Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, LL COOL J, and Britney Spears to Present Special Clips of Performances and Interviews.
“We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY®Salute To Whitney Houston” is set to air this Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com). The special, which was taped last month at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Yolanda Adams and 10-time GRAMMY® Award winner CeCe Winans are the latest performers announced for WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON. They join previously announced five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Celine Dion, GRAMMY and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, and seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Usher for the one-hour special. The show will celebrate Houston’s life and artistry through performances and interviews with various artists paying homage to the six-time GRAMMY® Award winner, and will include Houston’s own most memorable performances of her career.
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU will include highlights of nearly all of Houston’s GRAMMY® broadcast performances, her classic performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and her first-ever television appearance on “The Merv Griffin Show” in the early ‘80s, among other iconic performances and exclusive interviews. The special will also feature other artists sharing their memories of Houston, as well as additional highlights of her career.
The first-ever definitive single disc collection of Houston’s greatest hits, I Will Always Love You — The Best Of Whitney Houston, will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and feature 18 tracks, including two never-before-released songs. Additionally, an official Houston photo tribute book, Whitney: Tribute To An Icon, will be available for sale on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
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“Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston” is a current GRAMMY Museum® exhibit that explores the extraordinary life and career of the six-time GRAMMY Award® winner, and provides an in-depth look at all aspects of Houston’s creative life. Presented in conjunction with the Houston family, the collection features diverse artifacts as well as rare photographs and footage, and includes dozens of items from the private collection of the Houston family. “Whitney!” will be on display in The GRAMMY Museum’s® Special Exhibits Gallery through February 2013.
Houston was one of the biggest pop stars — male or female — of all time, selling a combined 170 million albums, songs and videos, and garnering six GRAMMY and two Emmy Awards, among countless other awards and accolades. She graced the GRAMMY® Stage eight times over the years — one of a few artists to have had the distinction of performing the most times on the annual broadcast. Most recently, she appeared as a presenter at the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards in 2009 (ultimately presenting Jennifer Hudson with her first GRAMMY® Award, for Best R&B Album).
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. Louis J. Horvitz is director. Clive Davis, Tom Corson, and Kevin Beisler are producers.
About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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For all those CBS Television Show fans, viewers and lovers, remember to tune in your TV sets to watch the finales of your favorite action, drama, comedy and reality season finales starting April 29 to May 17, 2012 on CBS. Please read exclusive summary of what will happen on each show finale.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012 CBS announced the dates and storylines for its 2011-12 series’ season finales. (All times are ET/PT.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE – Lockhart & Gardner faces its biggest challenge yet when Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) returns, joining forces with Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) to drive Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) firm into bankruptcy.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
8:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE – After traveling five continents, 22 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the series’ 20th installment concludes in a special two-hour season finale as the final four Teams race through Japan and onto Honolulu where one Team will win the $1 million prize. Hosted by Phil Keoghan. (Two Hours)
MONDAY, MAY 7
8:00-9:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS – Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) use Caroline’s invite to a Manhattan gala as a means to meet Martha Stewart and present their cupcake business. Martha Stewart guest stars. (One Hour)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – When a friend of the Sheriff becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s brutal murder, the investigation’s political fallout reveals the truth behind Russell’s (Ted Danson) troubled history with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue). Also, an old foe of the CSIs resurfaces and threatens the team.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY – Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) makes his final preparations to launch into space.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS – Jose Mas, the CEO of Mastec, one of the largest builders of telecommunication and energy systems in North America, goes undercover in his own company where he experiences a “jolting” revelation.
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY – When Mac (Gary Sinise) is shot, he finds himself in limbo as he fights for his life.
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS – Frank (Tom Selleck) races against the clock when he learns there’s solid intel indicating a terrorist attack, but no indication of the place or means.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD – In the two-hour season finale, the remaining castaways vie for the chance to be named Sole Survivor and take home the million-dollar grand prize. Hosted by Jeff Probst. (Two Hours)
10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD LIVE REUNION SHOW
MONDAY, MAY 14
8:00-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – On Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding day, his wife is finally revealed, and the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to follow his heart and go after the one that got away. (One Hour)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN – Jake (Angus T. Jones) graduates from school and makes a huge decision about what to do with his life.
9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY – Will Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) finally make it down the aisle?
10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 – Five-0 goes on a manhunt when one of their own is killed in the line of duty.
9:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES – The L.A. team is drawn into a deadly mind game against a master criminal motivated by revenge. (Two Hours)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS – When a federal bank is under attack, the BAU is called to negotiate a hostage situation. As events unfold in real-time, tensions rise as one of the team becomes a hostage. Also, Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) says goodbye. (Two Hours)
THURSDAY, MAY 17
8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – Jen (Bianca Kajlich) volunteers to throw Audrey (Megyn Price) a baby shower, but puts the wrong date on the invitation; Jeff (Patrick Warburton) takes a liking to Audrey’s maternity clothes; and Russell (David Spade) accomplishes great things when he decides to give up women.
9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST – As the clock ticks down, Reese (Jim Caviezel) winds up trapped with his POI in the most heavily surveilled part of the city, forced to rely on the help of Finch (Michael Emerson), Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to fend off the FBI, corrupt cops and a slew of old foes.
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST – After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.
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