LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer’s family. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson issued a temporary restraining order Thursday against Heritage Auctions and the pop star’s estate, which planned […]
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court against Heritage Auctions and the late pop star Whitney Houston’s estate, saying the sale of her Emmy trophy would violate academy rules.
The proximity of the broadcast to Whitney Houston’s death allowed the viewing audience an opportunity to share in a communal social moment with the artists, as they simultaneously processed the immediacy of the shocking news. The impact this had was evident on a market by market basis, as 20 of the 25 LPM markets delivered higher household ratings than the national broadcast — which was the most-watched Grammy broadcast since 1984 (the year of Thriller).