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Oprah Winfrey

Invited to Whitney's Funeral

2/16/2012 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Oprah Winfrey has made the cut ... and is one of the stars who has received one of the coveted invitations to Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday ... TMZ has learned.

Houston family sources tell us ... several of Houston's famous friends have been invited, but Oprah is by far the most famous person on the guest list.

We're told Houston family members are hopeful Oprah will attend.

Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin are also expected to participate in the funeral services.

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46.

TANGO    

PLEASE...BURY HER AND BE DONE WITH IT....MOVE ON.

917 days ago
47.

char    

I don't think anybody was making or could make Whitney sing at the pre-grammy party if she didn't want to or couldn't. It could be one of Oprah's life's lessons if she chooses to tell the entire truth of Whitneys death and not lie like Kelly Price and her entourage has been doing about Whitney was just fine when she wasn't. The Hilton has surveilance cameras inside and outside and show Whitney, drinking,partying,acting eractic,etc from the time she arrived. The truth needs to be told in hopes maybe it will spare not only Whitney and Bobbys daughter who inherited their genes but others who chose to mix pills and alcohol. Addiction is a disease and should be treated with respect,understanding and dignity but as painful as the truth is and many don't like to hear it, in order to be a life's lesson the truth needs to be told.

917 days ago
48.

Cujeaux    

I'm beginning to wonder if Cissy staged the BK ER trips when she really didn't need to go. People fall apart and have breakdowns all the time with an unexpected death of a loved one. They don't end up in the ER. BK was discharged awfully quick and probably didn't want to go in the first place. Bobby was a sh*t, but was her husband for many years. I think Ciccy is making this out to be more than it is because she wants to control BKs inheritance.

917 days ago
49.

ray    

seriously WHO CARES??

917 days ago
50.

soulofanangel    

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OPRAH WOULD FLY
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Oprah would fly if God gave her wings

She'd fly off to Mars and show them some things,

God put her on Earth to share lessons learned

Mere mortals to heroes they soon would be turned.

Copyright 2011 soulofanangel.
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Oprah has walked the walk and talked the talk. Her Whitney interview was reflective and informative.
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917 days ago
51.

rick    

Well yay for Oprah! I'm sure she wouldn't have been able to live with herself if she hadn't.

917 days ago
52.

t    

Will Bobby Brown get up and dance and sing "Its My Perogative" on the altar? Also wondering is Maya Rudolph will ever do another Whitney imitation? And yes, hide the food Sissy...Oprah's coming!!!

917 days ago
53.

Sonja    

Flying flags at half staff for someone who was an addict and drunk just because they used to sing good is beyond trivializing the very act that is reserved for those who have served this country. Whitney was a washed up addict who hasn't put out anything in years, and what she has done has been awful. So she drinks her sorrows away with no care of her family or daughter and dies... yes let's honor her... NOT.

917 days ago
54.

Googie    

Oprah was always in Whitney's corner hoping that she could get her life back on track as well as her career. She should be a receiptant of an invitation.

917 days ago
55.

berz    

Oprah is such a beautiful spirit. I'm so happy Oprah's network is doing a special on Whitney tonight. It really gives me closure to know that Whitney's legacy is living on in a spirit as beautiful and dignified as Oprah.

917 days ago
56.

Carl    

Saying "by far the most famous" is an exaggeration. Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin are extremely famous themselves and Kevin Costner used to be one of the biggest names in Hollywood. If you want to debate who is the most famous that is fine, but claiming Oprah is FAR MORE famous than those people is a stretch.

917 days ago
57.

KIM    

i dont believe the flag should fly at half staff for her

917 days ago
58.

tgrfan42069    

oprah is thinking maybe i can do a special and exploit this.just like i did my long lost sister situation

917 days ago
59.

R    

Did Oprah ever call out Whitney on her substance abuse?

917 days ago
60.

karlew    

"coveted invitation" to a funeral? Did you really say that? You may covet an invitation to a party or a concert but never ever to a funeral. What kind of etiquette is that?

917 days ago
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