Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney Houston Tributes, Smash, TV on DVD - February 13, 2012

The big news of the entertainment world and even beyond just that genre has been the loss of Whitney Houston this weekend. I saw the story online on Saturday night and was shocked like everyone else. The outpouring of people sharing their memories of Whitney has been awesome. I've found myself watching these music video marathons that were ongoing on TV like a lot of people. I was amazed at some of the songs in the mid 90's that I had completely forgotten that she did. When I first started getting into mainstream music as a kid, I remember that "So Emotional" was a song that was in big time rotation. That video played a ton and I loved that song. Her legacy for me is always going to be that incredible rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl at the time of Desert Storm. She delivered this great powerhouse performance of it at a time when the country needed a huge patriotic moment like that. It was so good that they released it in stores to buy. How many times have you seen that happen? Whitney will be missed. I flipped over to VH1 Classic this weekend and also saw a Michael Jackson hour of videos on it. It just completely amazes me to think that Michael and Whitney are both gone. Just unreal. Last night's Grammy Awards paid tribute to Whitney Houston. Jennifer Hudson delivered such a classy performance of "I Will Always Love You" that just brought the house down. Everyone is still talking about it today. Great to see all the tributes to Whitney as she was a superstar for sure. She is going to be missed.

The Voice returns tonight on NBC at 7pm central time with its newest two hour episode. Love these audition round episodes. Following that is the new show, Smash which airs tonight at 9pm central time. Katharine McPhee has been all over the talk show circuit today including appearances on The Today Show and Live With Kelly. Randy Jackson guest co-hosted with Kelly Ripa today so it was a fun reunion seeing those two back together. If you haven't seen Smash, check it out. Katharine is great on this show.

Looking for some TV on DVD to get this week? Well, here are some of the releases coming to you on Valentine's Day. Family Matters (Season Two), Hawaii Five-0 (Season One on Blu-ray), JEM and The Holograms (Season Two).

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