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Whitney Houston's funeral to be broadcast live

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Looks like it will be a live webcast.... She was a great singer and I really like her songs but a live Network broadcast would be definitely stretching it. A live webcast is understandable.

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I wonder if Bobby Brown will perform his classic Aint nobody Humpin' Around?

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BurakuminDesFEB. 16, 2012 - 04:57PM JST I wonder if Bobby Brown will perform his classic Aint nobody Humpin' Around?

That would be his prerogative.

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I guess that private funeral is not going to be that private.

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Few days ago She was just known as a drugs addicted, broken star and etc. She dyes and people comes with the same old things: "I always loved her. She was a amazing person " and bla bla blaaaa bla. Same was for the stoner Winehouse.

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WH was a secret lesbian and her marriage to Brown a cover story but was troubled which was why she was taking prescribed drugs. Pity she couldn't have found the strength to come out. Although she was found with her head in the bath water she probably died from prescription drugs and too much alcohol.

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I wonder what Whitney's salary will be for her final perfomance?

I suspect it will be zero, the same number of times she was asked if she would like her funeral to be broadcast live to the world.

Unless this is specifically laid out in her will, its wrong.

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she is dead, let her be at peace jeez. this is her final farwell not a damn show. how on earth would the Houston's family agreed to this; i guess money do talks after all.

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still entertainin!

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RIP, no time to watch TV funerals. "Let the dead bury their own dead"-Jesus

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A sad ending being turned into a spectacle.

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How crass.

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Will they be selling t-shirts and memorabilia at the event too?

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This is too much. The news broadcast the arrival of her casket at the airport the other day! Really? There doesn't seem to be any perspective anymore.

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A washed up druggie famous for a few songs back in the 80s/90s OD's on drugs and this becomes public TV? Pathetic. I don't get the outpouring of grief. Where were you all when she was in over her head and messed up? Where we you all when she tried a comeback a few years ago? Oh right, not caring. RIP but can the circus end now?

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@tmarie, they were all busy laughing at her misfortune and reading about her in the gossip columns.

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Good point!!

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Whitney Houston's funeral to be broadcast live

Why?

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Oh yes lets just make a show about her death.. Why don't the families of celebrities have private funerals anymore? Is it just done so they can milk some money from the death? Thats true family love there.

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She's getting that Kim Jong Ill treatment

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And the stars line up as the first step of just a few that will begin the rush to make all of the cash to be made off of Whitney's death...some world we live in.

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Somewhat surprised to hear about it. Anyway, hope it will be great tribute to a great singer and lady!

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tmarieFEB. 17, 2012 - 12:27AM JST A washed up druggie famous for a few songs back in the 80s/90s OD's on drugs and this becomes public TV? Pathetic. I don't get the outpouring of grief. Where were you all when she was in over her head and messed up? Where we you all when she tried a comeback a few years ago? Oh right, not caring. RIP but can the circus end now?

tmarie agree with you about having this all broadcast on TV is a bit over the top. But her music back in the 80's and 90's were chart toppers. She was no ordinary singer. She was a one of a kind with exceptional musical talent. Her drug problems is her own personal business just like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and many other greats who have gone down that route. Drugs is an addiction and though it is no excuse, it's just like being a smoker, alcoholic or addicted to your local pachinco parlour. Many people are not strong enough to break the addiction. We should simply appreciate her for the wonderful music she gave to us. Peace!

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It seems like many many years ago, but what happened to Michael Jackson's funeral? Was his broadcast too? I can't remember.

I said it with MJ too, and I'll say it here - she was gone a long long time ago. I'd lost complete interest in here years ago and I'll remember her as one of the best singers of the 80's. Grew up listening to her classic songs and it was unfair that she got a lot of flak for singing songs that weren't 'black' enough. In fact I really loved a lot of the top singers when they first came out, but slowly lost interest as they went on drugs, had nervous breakdowns, changed their singing styles or became right old divas. At least she ended her career with a great song - it was sad to hear voice sound so different and yet the vulnerability and fragility in her voice made it that more interesting. Had she been any other person, she would have been called a fine singer, but when you compare it to what she was before, it really is sad. Her voice had become no better than, say, Mary J Blige.

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How pathetic the U.S. has become, when it celebrates the deaths of its own excess.

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I hope it is not an open casket! Rip

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I guess I will have to fast track her for sainthood...

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Flags at half-mast for Whitney Houston was a bit over the top in my opinion. Chris Christie is taking a lot of flak over that from Veterans group

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People wanted a public funeral at a nearby sports arena, but the family wanted a small, private gathering instead. As compromise, they allowed the public to watch the private funeral on TV.

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