Bobby Brown to Attend, Kevin Costner to Speak at Whitney Houston's FuneralMonica Bielanko
Whitney Houston is scheduled to be remembered by friends and family tomorrow at the New Hope Baptist church in New Jersey, the same church the superstar sang at as a child.
Although it was rumored that ex-husband, Bobby Brown, was not welcome, CNN is now reporting Brown will be there.
TMZ confirms that Brown has officially been invited to attend his ex-wife’s funeral saying “Houston family sources tell us, ‘At the last minute, the family felt that it would keep the peace at the funeral [to have Bobby there] … even though some family members were against it.'”
The legendary Aretha Franklin (Houston’s godmother) along with Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder are rumored to be performing at the funeral. Actor Kevin Costner, who starred in The Bodyguard alongside Houston is confirmed to be speaking at the funeral. Other celebs slated to attend include Jay-Z, Beyonce, Elton John, David Bowie and Bill Cosby.
A steady stream of fans have been trickling by the New Hope Baptist Church since Houston’s death, leaving balloons, candles, photographs in honor of the icon but the funeral is an invitation-only event although I’m sure thousands will gather around the church tomorrow. And fans can still catch it on TV, as reported on CNN, you will be able to watch events on television with their coverage beginning at 11am Eastern.
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