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Whitney Houston Funeral

Scheduled Speakers List

2/18/2012 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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A list of people scheduled to speak during the "home going service" for Whitney Houston was just shown to the media outside the church ... but one famous name listed will be a no-show.

Aretha Franklin will not be at the service today, CNN is reporting, due to illness.

Tyler Perry, Kevin Costner, Clive Davis and Dionne Warwick are among those scheduled to speak. 

The service is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT and we'll have it for you live.

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1.

Derwood    

I wonder what song Stevie will sing? He's the class act on the "bill."

927 days ago
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Mary Ann    

Aretha just said on TODAY, yesterday, that she is NOT Whitney's godmother..get your facts straight TMZ!

927 days ago
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Lemonade    

Alicia Keys? Really? Trying to be more relevant since marrying that cheater Beatz?

What a travesty. Family and Clive and long-term friends should speak.

927 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Let's hope R. Kelly won't try to urinate on Bobbi Kristina! On second thought, she's probably not his type. She's way too old...

927 days ago
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patty    

i didn't think aretha would make - last 10 years she's been suffering from agoraphobia pretty bad, the last year she lost weight and is finally getting out, but still not that much - plus she is afraid to fly - only trains and cars

927 days ago
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eRosi    

SERIOUSLY, am I the only person upset at the fact that someone is leaking (more like selling) information from a home going service??? What kind of bastard does this?

927 days ago
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chloelee29    

Aretha is NOT Whitney's Godmother; stop reporting that bs. She said she was like an honorary Aunt, but NOT her Godmother.

927 days ago
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927 days ago
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louise parker    

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927 days ago
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Jody    

No way this funeral is only going to be 90 minutes. Black people don't know the meaning of 'keep it short' when speaking.

927 days ago
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Sonja    

I am NOT surprised that Areatha Franklin not showing up to sing "The Greatest Love of All" She cannot reach those notes anymore she knows it and would have been an embarassement. Her voice is NOT what it use to be either...........sick.....REALLY? She knew when they requested her to sing THAT song that she could NOT perform!

927 days ago
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DetroitRocks    

@Sonja - Aretha performed that song last night in concert in New York

927 days ago
13.

Kari    

Rest in peace, Whitney. Now, please, can we move on to another story? Please.

927 days ago
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WholeLife    

There has been confirmation of the illness which has prevented Miss Aretha Franklin from attending her God Daughter, Whitney Houston's Home Going: The medical term is too long to read or pronounce, but is loosely translated to: "Whachoo mean you ain't sendin' me a Private Jet, and a Suite at the Ritz?!?! Oh HELL to the NO,,"

927 days ago
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Lucille    

I wash they had asked Kelly Price to sing since Aretha Franklin cancelled, now Kelly Price is up there with Yolanda Adams in sheer power (she song a tribute to Whitney at last night's NAACP awards).

927 days ago
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