Evening Quickies: Whitney Houston Memorial Canceled; Funeral Will Be Invite Only

  • A public memorial for Whitney Houston at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center this Friday has been cancelled at the request of the singer’s family. Instead, Whitney’s family is holding a private, invite-only funeral at a Baptist Church in Newark on Saturday at noon. [People, Huffington Post]  
  • Justin Bieber went on an adorable “date” with a six-year-old fan named Avalanna who is fighting a rare form of cancer. These pics are so cute. [PopCrush]
  • Hugh Hefner’s response to his 20-year-old son Marston’s arrest this weekend for domestic violence? “If they care about each other, they’ll patch it up.” Uh, wrong answer. [People]
  • Jada Pinkett Smith released a song on Facebook for her hubby Will. I guess they’re not so divorce-y after all? [Clutch Magazine]
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal might be breaking the rules at her local Brooklyn food co-op by not volunteering her time, although sources say she just does them in “private” areas, so as not to cause a commotion.  [Nerve]
  • Daria Morgendorfer from “Daria” is now blogging for the Huffington Post. My adolescence does not know what to make of this. [Huffington Post]
  • Nope, Paul McCartney won’t be doing a “Mad Men” cameo. That rumor was dispelled rather quickly. [NYMag.com]
  • What makes people (cough, dudes, cough) lie about their height. [Modern Man]
  • Lindsay Lohan is in trubs with the IRS again for supposedly not paying taxes in 2010. Girl, get yourself an accountant! [PopBytes]
  • Five amazing talking dog videos to teach your puppy to say “I love you.” [The FW]
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