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To Honor Humboldt, Canadians Grab Their Sticks

Thousands in Canada (and around the world) are using #PutYourSticksOut

(Newser) - It started when a resident of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, left a hockey stick standing on the porch. "The boys might need it … wherever they are," the person wrote in a text to TSN hockey analyst Brian Munz, referring to the 15 people killed Friday when a bus carrying... More »

George Michael Tribute Gets Adele Cursing

But she recovered for powerful performance; Prince also honored

(Newser) - David Bowie wasn't the only major performer we lost last year, and the Grammys made sure to pay tribute to two others. First host James Corden spoke on the late George Michael, noting how the performer's music "had an honesty and openness that excluded no one"... More »

David Bowie's Son Stunned by Lorde's Tribute to His Dad

'Just ... beautiful'

(Newser) - David Bowie's son didn't exactly rave about Lady Gaga's tribute to his late dad at the Grammys earlier this month, but he had kinder words for Lorde, who performed Bowie's "Life on Mars?" at the Brit Awards in London Wednesday, the Guardian reports. "Finally... More »

Gaga Channels Bowie in Cosmic Tribute

She even came with a new Bowie tattoo

(Newser) - Lady Gaga showed up on the Grammys red carpet all Ziggy Stardusted-up in her Marc Jacobs getup and platform heels , ostensibly to get her pumped for her much-talked-about tribute to David Bowie (she even got a giant tattoo of Bowie on her torso over the weekend, per the New York ... More »

NFL Player Honors Mom Lost to Breast Cancer in Big Way

Steelers' DeAngelo Williams wants to wear pink all year

(Newser) - "My hair is pink, my heart is pink, and my toenails are pink." That's the confession Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams offers in a video he posted to Twitter Sunday, and the reason he did so shows his heart is as large as it is colorful.... More »

Broadway Will Turn Down Lights for Lauren Bacall

And did so last night for Robin Williams

(Newser) - Broadway will turn down the lights for a minute tomorrow night in homage to one of its own, Lauren Bacall. Saluting the actress's "distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades," the Broadway League's executive director said that "along with her... More »

McGovern Was a 'Complicated Person'

President Obama, Mitt Romney among those honoring George McGovern

(Newser) - Tributes are rolling in for George McGovern, the Democrat who served three Senate terms and lost a landslide election to President Richard Nixon in 1972. He died today at age 90.
  • "George actually was a very complicated person," said Newt Gingrich, reports Politico . "He said, 'One
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Hudson to Lead Grammy Tribute to Whitney

Singer's death 'too fresh to do more'

(Newser) - Whitney Houston's death barely 24 hours before the Grammy Awards left the show scrambling to honor the singer who once dominated it, but People reports that Jennifer Hudson has been selected to pay a "respectful musical tribute" during tonight's telecast. "It's too fresh in... More »

50K Cheer Jacko's Kids at Tribute Show

Paris wears replica of dad's 'Thriller' jacket at Michael Forever

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's trio of offspring took to a glove-shaped stage last night to pay tribute to their late dad—with more than a passing nod to Jacko's sense of style, notes People . "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,... More »

DWTS Offers Swayze Tribute

Patrick Swayze, a "friend" of the series, was honored on last night's results show

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze’s life—and moves—were celebrated by six of the pros on last night’s Dancing With the Stars. Swayze’s own “She’s Like the Wind” started off the medley, followed by “Unchained Melody” from Ghost and, of course, “Time of My Life” from... More »

DJ AM Tribute Vid Hits the Net

(Newser) - While most footage of DJ AM’s memorial is still hush-hush, a tribute video from last week's service has hit the Internet, E! Online reports. The video, compiled by friends, shows the DJ behind his turntables with pals such as Jay-Z, Travis Barker, and Sam Ronson. It also shows him... More »

Chris Brown to Perform at Jackson Tribute

Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole also confirmed

(Newser) - Chris Brown will take the stage at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna, the Mirror reports. Jackson's brother Jermaine says 25 performers are expected. So far, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Sister Sledge, Akon, and Angela Bassett are confirmed. More names will be announced this week. The artists will... More »

Kennedy Honored at Fenway

(Newser) - His hometown Boston Red Sox honored the late Ted Kennedy tonight, the Globe reports, with an Air Force sergeant playing Taps before a pre-game moment of silence at Fenway Park. The team also played a video tribute midway through the first inning to the Massachusetts Democrat—who, the team owner... More »

Biden Chokes Up in Kennedy Tribute

Discusses 'friend,' 'anchor' at energy department event

(Newser) - At an energy department event today, Vice President Biden departed from the planned topic for an emotional speech on his “friend” and “anchor” Ted Kennedy, ABC News reports. Kennedy, with whom Biden served as a senator for 36 years, “made everybody he worked with bigger, both his... More »

Fan Vid Salutes Palin With R.Kelly's 'Greatest'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s adoring masses, convinced that she is indeed the world’s greatest something (ex-governor? Twitter user? mom?), have created a YouTube tribute to her set to R. Kelly's “The World’s Greatest.” The video, which features "the music of a man renowned for on-camera golden... More »

No Jackson Concert Tonight, But Hundreds Gather Anyway

(Newser) - Hundreds of fans are camped out in the front of the O2 arena in London where Michael Jackson was to begin his 50-concert stand today, the BBC reports. “I want to feel a bit closer,” said one of the approximately 600 fans. “We’ve been reminiscing and... More »

Janet, Grim Joe Appear at BET's Jacko Tribute

(Newser) - The BET awards last night were turned into a  star-studded tribute to Michael Jackson, with host Jamie Foxx donning a red leather "Billie Jean" jacket and Beyonce calling Jackson "my teacher and hero." Joe Jackson, wearing a hat and sunglasses, expressed anger about the singer's death. "... More »

Director Plans 'We Are the World' Jackson Tribute

(Newser) - A Michael Jackson tribute based on his 1985 song "We Are the World" may be the best way to honor the King of Pop, the director of Jackson's comeback concerts told the Los Angeles Times. Kenny Ortega says he envisions using the choreography, costuming, and musical staging Jackson had... More »

Chris Brown Returning to Stage for Jackson Show

(Newser) - Chris Brown will return to the stage for the first time since he assaulted ex Rihanna in February for a Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards tomorrow, Access Hollywood reports. Rihanna is also planning to attend the event. Brown lent his voice to a tribute song featuring The Game,... More »

Roberts Brings Dirty, Dirty Mouth to Tom Hanks Tribute

(Newser) - Julia Roberts brought quite the potty mouth to a Tom Hanks tribute in New York yesterday, Us reports. “Alright well, it’s late and I’m paying my babysitter overtime and I have to pee,” the actress said as she took the stage. “So Tom, everybody fucking... More »

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