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

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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:

Black Music Month Artist of the Day- Stevie Wonder

Black Music Month
Day 5

Stevie Wonder is a musical genius. He is amazing on record and live. He has been in the music business since the age of 14. Enjoy this live clip on Stevie signing “Sir Duke”.

ARETHA FRANKLIN NAMED GREATEST SINGER EVER

She’s already the Queen of Soul, but now Aretha Franklin has been named the greatest singer of the rock era in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone magazine.

Franklin, 66, came in ahead of Ray Charles at No. 2, Elvis Presley at No. 3, Sam Cooke at No. 4 and John Lennon at No. 5, according to the magazine’s survey of 179 musicians, producers, Rolling Stone editors, and other music-industry insiders.

The 100-strong list will be published on Friday, when Rolling Stone hits the newsstands with four different covers.

The issue includes testimonials from musicians. R&B singer Mary J. Blige, for example, writes that Franklin is “the reason why women want to sing.” Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who was No. 15 on the list, describes Presley’s voice as “confident, insinuating and taking no prisoners.”
Besides Franklin, the only other living people in the top 10 were Bob Dylan at No. 7 and Stevie Wonder at No. 9. Marvin Gaye was No. 6, Otis Redding No. 8, and James Brown No. 10.

Other notables included Paul McCartney at No. 11, one place ahead of his idol, Little Richard; and Mick Jagger at No. 16, also one ahead of a key influence, Tina Turner. Among the top 25, 50-year-old Michael Jackson was the youngest, coming in at No. 25.

Voters included Metallica frontman James Hetfield, folk singers David Crosby and Yusuf Islam, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, punk rock veteran Iggy Pop and English pop star James Blunt. They each submitted their top 20 choices, and an accounting firm tabulated the results.
SOURCE: YAHOO NEW; REUTERS