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Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J honor Whitney Houston

by Heather Warlick Published: October 12, 2012
Singer Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," at Nokia Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. The one-hour concert tribute will air on CBS on Nov. 16. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Singer Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," at Nokia Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. The one-hour concert tribute will air on CBS on Nov. 16. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson embodied the look of one of her idols, Whitney Houston, during a tribute to the late singer in Los Angeles.

Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent of Houston’s stage costumes from the 1980s, Hudson belted out a medley of Houston’s hits Thursday at the Nokia Theatre for “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” which will air as a TV special next month.

Houston died in February at 48 from accidental drowning complicated by drug use and heart disease.

Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams also participated in the musical tribute.

Spears said she’s always been “a huge fan” of Houston’s, adding, “I think that her voice is better than God.”

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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