Weekend Wrap-Up: Whitney Houston Is Laid to Rest, Alicia Keys, Kevin Costner and More Pay Tribute

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Whitney  Houston is finally resting in peace, following her star-studded  church memorial Saturday and burial service Sunday, just a week after the  legendary performer was found dead in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on the eve of  the Grammys.

But if you missed Houston’s touching and emotional “home going” service, no  worries. We’ve got all the details on that and all the weekend’s news, right  here.

• Resting in Peace: Following an emotional funeral service Saturday, with the likes of Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Kevin  Costner, Clive Davis and more paying tribute to the late Houston, the legendary singer was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery beside her father  Sunday.

• Special Tribute: Shortly after Bobby Brown left Whitney  Houston’s funeral early due to a seating issue, the New Edition singer  took the stage with his group in Connecticut, and said “Blessings to my ex-wife Whitney Houston. I   love you.”

• Tying the Knot: Former Utah kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart married her beau of one year, Matthew Gilmour, Saturday in  an intimate ceremony on the island of Oahu.

• Box Office: Denzel  Washington‘s Safe House remained at the top of the box office this weekend, taking home $24 million, followed  by romantic flick The Vow at $23.6 million and Ghost Rider: Spirit  of Vengeance at $22 million.

• Big Milestone: The Simpsons celebrated its 500th episode, making it TV’s longest-running sitcom with  22-plus years in the biz.

• Funny Lady: Bridesmaids star and Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph hosted the late-night show for the first time, taking on the likes of Beyoncé, Maya Angelou and Michelle  Obama. Justin  Timberlake and Amy  Poehler also made special appearances on the show.

 

 

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