WATCH – Dolly Parton ‘In Tears’ Watching J-Hud Singing ‘I Will Always Love You’ At The Grammy Awards.
THE STATEMENT FORM DOLLY….
“I was brought to tears again last night, as I’m sure many were, when Jennifer Hudson sang ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the Grammys in memory of Whitney. Like everybody else, I am still in shock. But I know that Whitney will live forever in all the great music that she left behind. I will always have a very special piece of her in the song we shared together and had the good fortune to share with the world. Rest in peace, Whitney. Again, we will always love you.”
LOVE DOLLYS VERSION MOST OF ALL.
OK, THIS IS BEYOND A JOKE NOW. GIRLFRIEND IS WASTING AWAY. I HATE HER BEING THIS THIN. LOOKS ICKY. GF – EAT!!!
Hours before the show, Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson announced that she would not be performing, tweeting, “To my uk fans that were coming to the mj show in wales. I will no longer be attentding [sic] due to major production issues.”
Following a surprised reaction from fans, the “Dreamgirls” star followed up, writing, “I would have thought they would have informed you all by now , so since they did not , I am. Thank u for your support.”
According to TMZ, Hudson was upset that she was not given enough time with the music she had agreed to sing. TMZ also reports that Hudson was paid in full ahead of time, which may cause legal problems.
Chris Brown and the Black Eyed Peas were also no-shows; Brown was reportedly denied a visa to enter the United Kingdomd due to his criminal record, while the Black Eyed Peas pulled out earlier in the week amidst speculation that they were breaking up.
LIVE STREAM CANCELLED – ‘MICHAEL FOREVER CONCERT’ Gets 3T ALEXANDRA BURKE ALIEN ANT FARM BEYONCE* CEE LO GREEN CHRISTINA AGUILERA CRAIG DAVID DIVERSITY GLADYS KNIGHT JACKSON BROTHERS JENNIFER HUDSON JLS LATOYA JACKSON LEONA LEWIS NE-YO PIXIE LOTT SMOKEY ROBINSON .
ON OCTOBER 8. AND YOU CAN STREAM IT ….. WELL NOT ON FACEBOOK ANYWAY.
Bad news for fans of the King of Pop: The Facebook livestream of Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert has been canceled.
Facebook commerce outfit Milyoni had teamed up with Ridgeline Entertainment for the October 8 event from Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, which will be hosted by Jamie Foxx, with scheduled performers including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, and Smokey Robinson.
The event is still scheduled to proceed, but it won’t stream on Facebook. Milyoni explained in a statement:
Due to legal challenges brought by the music labels that own the rights to Michael Jackson’s lyrics, we have been notified by concert promoters Global Live Events and Ridgeline Entertainment that the live Facebook broadcast of the Michael Forever tribute concert has been canceled. As the technology provider behind the live Facebook broadcast, Milyoni will fully refund all customers who pre-purchased access to the concert using Facebook Credits or PayPal.