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Whitney Houston

Family Sells Funeral Footage

To "Benefit Bobbi Kristina"

2/20/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston
's "home going" ceremony has turned into a money maker for her Estate -- which very quietly struck a deal to sell the video of the funeral.

Here's how it went down ... Associated Press provided a live pool feed of the funeral to media outlets around the world (including TMZ) on Saturday -- but everyone had to pull the footage 24 hours later. Why?

A rep for the family confirms the family has now "agreed to license footage to several media outlets." The rep says the family is charging "customary fees" to ... "help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina."

For the record ... TMZ is not one of the chosen ones.

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61.

Machelle    

Tacky tacky tacky!
She is of age so now
is a good time to learn
how to make her own way
in life. The money likely
didn't help her mother's
habit and it won't Bobbi's
either. Spoiled.

885 days ago
62.

JustPlainFolks    

Are any/all of the well-intentioned friends of Whitney and other faded facetime seekers that sang and said their public goodbyes at the service going to get a piece of the DVD/TV Special action?
Or are they going to get suckered again by the grieving family into "donating" their releases to the "Bobbi and Family's Future Fund?" I'm embarrassed for those fools.

885 days ago
63.

GOD    

There you are young lady, plenty of money to fuel your addiction...

The whole family sounds F'd.

885 days ago
64.

NoMo Lohans    

Of course they did.. anyone who thought they wouldn't are fools. Just what that kid needs. Mo money for mo drugs

885 days ago
65.

Lena    

more like to pay off Whitney's debt.

885 days ago
66.

Cashmere    

...and what about millions of others that lose family, how much money would they mKe selling footage of their funerals? People who struggle every day with the same addictions, bills, etc. I swear I will never get the mindset of these people.

885 days ago
67.

Surfer Gal    

Wouldn't the talent that performed, for free, at her funeral have to sign contracts???

885 days ago
68.

mary    

I'm sure BK is going to spend all that money on a proper college education....NOT! That money will go right up her nose and will make some pushers, scammers, and leeches very,very fat and happy until it's all gone!

885 days ago
69.

rainbow bite me    

I fear for bobbi kris with people like this around her. Had it been my mom or sister that died- the LAST thing I'd be thinking about just a day later would be how I could score money off the funeral. Classless.

885 days ago
70.

Sonya in Tx    

How tacky. Scratch that. How ghetto.

885 days ago
71.

bring back recent posts    

..I sure hope Whitney had a air tight Will and executors she could trust...who didn't see this coming? It's just the beginning of a onslaught ideas...just hope the right people are involved and not vultures..both on the family and legal side! Good Luck too that poor daughter..she will need it..hope she finds her way and achieves peace on earth..something her mother didn't have unfortunately!

885 days ago
72.

XpLzT Xpl0rAtioN    

these people are effing sick..idc what her estate is worth..it is what it is..you dont effing sell funeral footage for effs sake! sick ass people..course what do you expect from someone like dionne warwick and her psychic network BS money makin scam! waiting to now see all the bedding etc they didnt want bobby to get ahold of..bobbi kristina will be a broke coke head in 5 years doing porn anyways.

885 days ago
73.

Liz    

I call BS. The family wants to keep Bobbi Kristina around because she will be the sole heir, unless there was a will giving money to other family members. Nobody's talking about a will, so Bobbi K. is the family's meal ticket.

885 days ago
74.

Capital Games    

Typical Gimmecrats.

885 days ago
75.

NickSunset    

Hey they had R. Kelly sing at the funeral in a CHURCH!! Didn't he get arrested for urinating on a minor.

What gives all I ask is this family quit acting like they are respectful and Classy. They are just trash.

885 days ago
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