Thursday On TV: VH1 Divas Concert with Paula Abdul and Miley Cyrus

Clockwise: Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Shania Twain

Clockwise: Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Shania Twain

VH1’s annual Divas Concerts airs tonight with performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson,  Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Jordin Sparks, Adele, Leona Lewis and  Miley Cyrus. Paula Abdul hosts.

Also on today

“Bones,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Angela’s psychic, Avalon Harmonia (Cyndi Lauper), alerts Brennan and Booth to the presence of a mass grave beneath a fountain.

“Dances with Wolves” (1990), 8 p.m. (AMC): Kevin Costner’s epic vision of the American frontier as seen through the eyes of a 19th-century U.S. Cavalry officer.

“The Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m. (CW): Stefan tries to make Vicki forget who attacked her; Jeremy struggles with drug use and his feelings for Vicki; Damon reveals information about Stefan’s past.

“The Office,” 9 p.m. (NBC): Michael feels left out when the rest of the staff gossips about the summer interns, so he hunts for a juicy secret to share.

“Fringe,” 9 p.m. (Fox): Peter, unwittingly in a race against time with an ominous force, investigates Olivia’s visit to a parallel universe.

“Police Women of Broward County,” 9 p.m. (TLC): Andrea goes after a drug dealer operating from an apartment; Julie tracks a sex offender who has violated parole; Ana helps nab a violent gang member.

The New York Times

Moments From The Michael Jackson Memorial

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Michael Jackson Memorial Program

Friends, family and a world on fans came to say goodbye to Michael Jackson in a memorial at The Staples Center on Tuesday.

A host of celebrity friends, including Queen Latifah, Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, Lakers Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, brother Jermaine Jackson and daughter Paris Jackson,  remembered the singer with moving words and songs.

Here’s a look back at some moments from the event. Michael Jackson 1958-2009.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee: “We are the world and we are better because Michael Joseph Jackson lived. On behalf of myself and the people who are here, Michael Jackson, I salute you.”

President Barack Obama, asked about the outpouring of emotion related to Jackson’s death during an interview in Moscow: “There are certain people in our popular culture that just capture people’s imaginations. And in death, they become even larger. Now, I have to admit that it’s also fed by a 24/7 media that is insatiable.”

Brooke Shields, recalling a moment she shared with Jackson at Elizabeth Taylor’s 1991 wedding: “We snuck in and took pictures of ourselves next to her dress. We always seemed to revert to being little kids.”

Jennifer Hudson’s Tribute to Michael:

Paris Jackson’s Speaks About Her Father:

Jennifer Hudson Moves Forward with Ad Campaign


Jennifer Hudson continues to mourn her family tragedy.

Still, the Gap has just launched its new holiday ad campaign, which features a cheery photo of Hudson smiling and wearing a bright red sweater.

While the timing may seem inappropriate, a rep for the clothing-store giant assures us that Hudson has given her blessing to use the image.

Hudson was given the option to back out, according to Gap spokesperson Olive Doyne. “She said she wanted to be a part of it and that we should move forward,” Doyne says.

Hudson was photographed for the ad by Michael Thompson back in July in New York City.

The ad, which includes the tagline “Shine Your Own Star,” can be seen in magazines and newspapers and on billboards in New York and Los Angeles.

Other celebs who participated in the campaign include Mary-Louise Parker, Mila Kunis, Milla Jovovich, Ashanti, Jason Bateman with his 21-month-old daughter Francesca, Jon Heder, Rainn Wilson, Cam Gigandet and Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, among others.

source: E! Online