The entertainment industry is still reeling from the shock of Whitney Houston’s death a few days ago. It was sobering news that put into perspective the price of fame and celebrity. Houston’s death also cast a pall on the recently held Grammy Awards, where she reigned when she was at the top of her game in the 80s and 90s.
Jennifer Lopez talked about Whitney Houston when she guested on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Lopez said that the news of Houston’s death was “devastating” not just to her but to her colleagues as well. She said she met Houston “a couple of times” and was quite “shocked and devastated” when she heard the news of her death.
Lopez attributed Houston as a big part of her youth and her growth musically. “She was kind of the pinnacle of a voice of our time and our generation.”
The memorial service for Whitney Houston is slated for February 18 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. The service is reportedly going to be by invitation only and there will be no wake. Houston’s mom, Cissy, is helping oversee all of the funeral arrangements.