ShowBiz Minute: Cornelius, Winehouse, Letterman
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Celebrities pay homage to Don Cornelius; Amy Winehouse's family seek legal advice after coroner resigns over qualifications dispute; David Letterman celebrates 30 years in late-night television. (Feb. 2)


VOICE-OVER: AP ShowBiz Minute. Celebrities have expressed grief and shock at the apparent suicide of "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius.Reverend Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that "part of every person's soul who grew up on Soul Train died with him," while Aretha Franklin praised him "for the solid good and wholesome foundation he provided for young adults worldwide."Quincy Jones named Cornelius "a visionary pioneer," adding his "contributions to television, music and our culture as a whole will never be matched."The coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has resigned after her qualifications were questioned.Suzanne Greenaway ruled that the soul singer had died from accidental alcohol poisoning.Winehouse's relatives said they were still absorbing the implications of the news and were seeking legal advice.David Letterman marked three decades in late-night TV on Wednesday by bringing Howard Stern onto his "Late Show."Letterman also brought some of his long-time employees onstage to present the "Top Ten Things Staffers Would Like to Say to Dave on his 30th Anniversary in Late Night."This is Hilary Fox with AP ShowBiz Minute.SHOTLIST:AP Entertainment Santa Monica, California, 28 August 20011. Set-up shot Don Cornelius on arrivals line at 'Soul Train' awards 2. Close of Don Cornelius talking to reporterAP EntertainmentWashington, D.C., 2 December 20073. Medium of Aretha Franklin on red carpet for the Kennedy Center HonorsAP EntertainmentPark City, Utah, 20 January 20124. Wide Quincy Jones poses with Rashida JonesAP Entertainment FILE: London, 17 March 20095. Mid shot Amy Winehouse walking towards court, holding hands with her father MitchAP Entertainment FILE: London, UK - 2 June 20086. Amy Winehouse leaving house and getting into carCBS7. David Letterman in 1998AP ImagesNew York, 1 February 20128. Howard Stern leaves a taping of "Late Show with David Letterman"AP ImagesNew York, 9 November 20119. David Letterman talking at the International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel