Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will perform at Whitney Houston’s funeral Saturday . Houston’s “Bodyguard” co-star Kevin Costner, ex-husband Bobby Brown and Oprah Winfrey are expected to attend, as are Tyler Perry, Rickey Minor, Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick. Check in with Celebritology this weekend for coverage on the service. (AP; Us Weekly)
The Newark police director has asked Houston’s fans to stay away from the New Jersey church where her funeral service will take place.
“I would advise the public that there really is going to be nothing to see here at the church. The best thing to do would be to stay home and watch the service on television,” Samuel DeMaio said. Fans already stationed outside New Hope Baptist seem to disagree. (NBC New York)
Janet Jackson is reportedly in super early talks to join the “X Factor,” which recently fired judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, as well as host Steve Jones. The pop star declined to comment on the rumor when asked by Anderson Cooper. (THR)
Marcia Gay Harden and her husband Thaddaeus Scheel are ending their 15 year marriage. The couple have three children and ask for privacy. (People)
Jon Hamm hinted that “Mad Men” will explore the Don Draper/Joan Harris dynamic more this season: “They have worked together for a long time, they know one another very well and I'll leave it at that.” (Vulture)
David Cross changes his tune, after the jump.
Nay-sayer David Cross has changed his tune (a little bit) when it comes to the “Arrested Development” reunion. “Based on what was described to me, it seems to be a very smart, original, interesting idea. I have high hopes for it,” Cross told Playboy magazine. But he added, “I won’t be 100 percent confident until it’s made.” (CNN)
Did anyone catch the “Lost” easter egg on “Up All Night” yesterday? (Vulture)
A California woman has been accused of breaking into Kenny Chesney’s Nashville home, claiming she was invited by the country star. She was found in a bathroom with one, maybe two, bottles of wine, according to police. (10News)
Watch a supercut of people saying “I’ll call you back” in movies.