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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Whitney Houston’s body flown to N.J. on Tyler Perry’s jet; Hugh Hefner’s son arrested

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The hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston. (LEE CELANO - REUTERS)

Whitney Houston’s body was flown last night from L.A. to a New Jersey funeral home as memorial plans begin to take shape.

A wake for the singer, who died Saturday Sunday of undisclosed causes in the bathtub of a Beverly Hilton hotel room, may be held Thursday. A public funeral may take place Friday at Newark’s Prudential Center, and a private service at New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang as a young girl, is being considered. Those plans have not been finalized, however. The jet that transported Houston’s remains was provided to the singer’s family by Tyler Perry, according to TMZ. (Associated Press; TMZ)

Marston Hefner, the son of Hugh Hefner, was reportedly released from jail Monday after being arrested on charges of domestic violence. The 21-year-old Hefner was taken into custody Sunday night after policed were called to the apartment Hefner shares with his girlfriend, Claire Sinclair, who happens to be the 2011 Playmate of the Year. (AP)

Michael Bay will definitely direct a fourth “Transformers,” one that will be a reboot of the narrative (no more Sam Witwicky) and release in summer 2014. (MTV)

Zachary Levi of the now-defunct “Chuck” has been cast in a pilot for a Fox comedy called “Let It Go.” Levi will play a husband attempting to navigate daily life alongside his wife and sister-in-law. It’s unclear whether any of these people shop at Buy More. (Deadline)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, “Game of Thrones”-style, after the jump.

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 film “Suspicion,” which starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, is being remade. Veena Sud, showrunner for AMC’s ”The Killing,” has been tapped to write the screenplay. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Mattel has announced its plans to sell hoverboards like the ones Michael J. Fox used in the “Back to the Future” sequels. Maybe you can eventually ride one while wearing your futuristic “BTTF Part II” Nikes. (Slashfilm via Pop Candy)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate the only way that makes sense: with these “Game of Thrones” valentines. (Buzzfeed)

And speaking of “Game of Thrones,” have you ever imagined what it might be like if “Thrones” author George R.R. Martin hosted a children’s story hour? This video finally answers that question. (Note: the production team behind this clip is called The Big Honkin’ and consists of former Washington Post staffer Meredith Bragg and his brother Austin. You may remember them from the first Twits video that launched the onetime Celebritology series devoted to absurd celebrity tweets.)

By  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

 
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