Whitney Houston's private funeral is set for Saturday in Newark, and many of Hollywood's biggest music stars, including as Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Elton John, will be among the guests paying their final respects.
According to The Star-Ledger, insiders say Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, David Bowie and Jay-Z will also attend Whitney's invite-only funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church on Sussex Avenue -- where Whitney sang as a child in the gospel choir. Whitney's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, was also officially invited to the service and is expected to attend.
Whitney Houston's family has extended an invitation to Bobby Brown to attend the funeral of the superstar, reports TMZ.
Sources told TMZ the family, initially opposed to having Brown there, had a change of heart. "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."
In the latest drama surrounding Whitney Houston's death, the singer's family will reportedly stop Bobby Brown from getting too close to the sole heir of Houston's $20-million fortune -- his 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
According to TMZ, sources close to the family revealed Whitney's mother, Cissy, is suspicious Brown might latch onto Bobbi Kristina, 18, and Cissy will do her best to make sure Brown stays away. The family believes Brown is broke, and they've reportedly blocked his attempt to visit his daughter earlier this week after flying in to Los Angeles.
Singer Bobby Brown is struggling with Whitney Houston's family to make physical contact his 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, says TMZ -- three days after Whitney's tragic death.
Sources close to Brown told TMZ he hasn't seen Bobbi Kristina since arriving to L.A. Sunday after the teen was hospitalized -- and he believes his former mother-in-law, Cissy Houston, may be the reason why.
"Extra" sources revealed Whitney Houston's family does not want Bobby Brown to attend her funeral on Saturday.
The service will be held at Whitney's childhood church in New Jersey, and insiders explain Houston's ex will most likely be turned away if he tries to attend.
After suffering an emotional breakdown following Whitney Houston's sudden death on Saturday, 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is now at her home, surrounded by loved ones.
Her dad, Bobby Brown, flew to L.A. on Sunday night to be with Bobbi, and said in a statement, "My daughter did visit with doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been released and is presently with my family, including her siblings."
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In an exclusive statement to "Extra," R&B singer Bobby Brown commented on the health of his 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
"Today my daughter did visit with doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been released and is presently with my family, including her siblings," said Brown.