Whitney Houston Funeral Broadcast Live and Fans Kept Far Away

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Japan Today

Posted: Friday February 17, 2012 @ 12:43 am PST

Whitney Houston’s funeral will be broadcast live on Saturday February 18, 2012 with musical guests the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder . Among other celebrity guests Kevin Costner who starred in the film “The Bodyguard”, Oprah Winfrey, and Clive Davis.

Singer Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband and the father of Bobbi Kristina has received an invitation to Houston’s Funeral. No word yet if singer Ray J was given an invitation.

The Newark police said the streets will be shut down six square blocks around the church and fans who didn’t get invitations will kept far away.

There may or may not be a jumbo screen for fans to watch the funeral outside. The Newark police said there would be no funeral procession and no public screens set up, at the request of Houston’s family. However, Carolyn Whigham who is from the Whigham funeral home said that jumbo screens would be set up outside for fans.

The funeral will be held at The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

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