The E Buzz for February 15, 2012
Oprah's Big No-No
Oops. Oprah is under fire for a tweet Sunday night when she asked (begged) people to watch her OWN cable network, specifically Nielsen box viewers. That's a big no-no. Nielsen strictly prohibits networks from specifically targeting Nielsen panel members to "change their viewing habits."
No Public Memorial for Whitney Houston
Unlike the gigantic memorial service for Michael Jackson, there will be none for Whitney Houston. A rep for the Newark, New Jersery mayor tells TMZ the family specifically requested the city not plan anything. Instead there will be a private funeral Saturday officiated by Marvin Winans. Winans is a family friend and also officiated the marriage of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
Sony Music Pulls a Greedy, Greedy Stunt
A lot of people were angry at iTunes, but it turns out it's not iTunes they should be angry with...it's Sony Music. Almost immediately after the death of Whitney Houston they raised the price of her 2007 compilation album by five-dollars and the price of singles from 99-cents to $1.29. After numerous complaints the price was returned to normal on Sunday evening. According to Forbes, Sony did not adjust prices following Michael Jackson's death.