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Weekend Wrap-Up: Whitney Houston’s Shocking Death and Adele’s Grammy Triumph

Two powerful singers made news this weekend—for two powerfully different  reasons.

Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hilton hotel room Saturday  afternoon on the eve of the Grammys, and we covered all the breaking  news, as well as more on singer’s life and the aftermath of her shocking  death.

On Sunday Adele made good on predictions and took home six  awards from the show for her work on her 21 album; read on for that and  our complete  coverage of the Grammys.

And that’s just the beginning of the stories. Read on for more on all that  and much, much more…

• Shocking Death: Whitney Houston passed away Saturday afternoon at the age of 48, just hours  before she was scheduled  to attend Clive Davis‘ annual pre-Grammy gala. Read our complete coverage on the breaking story, including what her famous friends had to say about the tragedy.

More Whitney: As results from the autopsy were awaited, Houston’s ex-husband Bobby  Brown released a statement and flew to Los Angeles after the couple’s daughter Bobbi  Kristina was hospitalized.

• Grammys Galore: As expected, Adele dominated the music awards telecast, picking up six awards, giving a dynamite performance of  “Rollin’ in the Deep” and a tear-filled acceptance speech.

More Grammys: Who gave the best and worst performances? Who won awards? Who brought the pope? We’ve got it all and more in our complete Grammys coverage.

U.K. Movie Madness: The Artist was the big winner at the BAFTAs this year, taking home awards  for best director, screenplay,  cinematography, music and costume design. The  flick’s leading man, Jean Dujardin won leading actor,  while Meryl Streep took home leading actress for the Iron  Lady.

• Whitney’s Music Will Go On: Following her death, fans rushed to buy Houston’s music, boosting her “Greatest Hits”  album to  No. 1 on the ITunes chart and Amazon.com’s Best Sellers CD and  MP3 charts, as well. Meanwhile, the Glee gang announced they might have a Houston tribute episode.

• New Romance: Scarlett  Johansson and her new beau, 37-year-old ad exec Nate  Naylor, were caught canoodling on a beach in Hawaii.

• Animals Injured: HBO came to the defense of its racetrack  drama, Luck, after two horses on the show were injured and  euthanized.

• New York Fashion Week: The Big Apple’s Fashion  Week was in full effect, and packed  with celebs (in spite of Grammy  weekend taking place at the same time in Los  Angeles).



by Brandi Fowler



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