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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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61.

Ms. Kane    

Whitney's funeral should be public..The Houston family is not right for holding this type of funeral for Whitney... She is an icon.. And a funeral like Michael Jackson should be held so that her fans all over the world can be apart of it.. This gust list thing is so crappy! Sopissed.com

980 days ago
62.

Susie-Q    

I wonder if the Donald will be invited? He is not far from NJ most of the time. I know he attended there wedding years ago. I don't if he and Dionne Warwick are on good terms or not. I know the was on the apprentice a few times ago. I am not sure how that panned out which would have an effect on whether he was make the invite list.

980 days ago
63.

Zoe     

Sure she'll be there. When you have to beg people to watch your show thru the Neilson ratings you'll do anything.

980 days ago
64.

m    

Who cares.

980 days ago
65.

IGIVEUP    

Ms. Houston did more and gave more of herself in 48 yrs. than most of us could ever dream. While no soldier, her song inspired the warrior on the battle field. It's easy to sit at home behind a dusty ass computer and judge someone who's entire list of dirty laundry is put on display for the world to see. A lot of SAINTS here with plenty of disgusting things to type... What have any of you done lately that warrants admiration? Oh yeah...you came on TMZ just to demean a dead woman. Hope you feel better, because you obviously have a miserable life. To the late Whitney Houston and her family, I wish you peace. Hopefully there's someone out there battling similar demons who can learn from her mistakes....we're only human after all.

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. ~Kahlil Gibran

980 days ago
66.

Deborah    

How do you invite someone to a funeral these days? Did they call her, send her an email?

980 days ago
67.

Cgal    

Oprah is by far the most famous? Are you kidding me TMZ???? Maybe the one with the most wealth. However Aretha Franklin, Kevin Costner and Stevie Wonder are all superstars.

980 days ago
68.

bill    

That is what happens to druggies...Nothing more nothing less

980 days ago
69.

NUVEE    

HELLO ALL

IF YOU KNOW THE FAMILY YOU WOULD KNOW IT IS JUST A DOG AND PONY SHOW. ALL THE PEOPLE FROM NEWARK THAT ARE GOING ARE STRAIGHT STAR STALKERS. ALL THE STARS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO THE FAMILY THEN FAMILY. I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THIS MESS IS OVER. SICK OF THE HOUSTON CRAP. THE THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD...PERIOD

980 days ago
70.

Sheila Self    

Whitney mother is very devastated a christan one must forgive Bobby may have not done things right but he should support his daughter one parent is gone one not allowed makes it worser for Bobbi Kristan if her faith is truly real forgive let him come when its over end it.

980 days ago
71.

Blowingsmoke    

Fat luck on getting Oprah to attend. She doesn't even attend close friends' weddings and retirement parties. Ain't gonna happen.

980 days ago
72.

shadough    

I don't watch your show, It ridiculous,and Racist. But I would like to know about your contributions to the media of discrimination and insecurities toward African Americans?
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You're a dumba$$. Whites get gossiped on all the time. You blacks need to stop being such whiners and learn to suck it up.

980 days ago
73.

serafina    

Oprah will be there if she thinks there's free food or an endless buffet.

980 days ago
74.

Freedom     

Oprah is giving the eulogy. Jospeh Tittle predicted this in 2011.

980 days ago
75.

Freedom     

Orpah is giving the eulogy. Jospeh Tittle predicted this in 2011.

980 days ago
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