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Whitney Houston's Mom

Reality Show Could Launch

Bobbi Kristina's Career

5/12/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Whitney Houston's mother is telling friends ... she fully supports the idea of a family reality show because she believes the exposure will be GREAT for Bobbi Kristina's singing career.

As we previously reported, the family just inked a TV deal with Lifetime to star in a reality show that will follow Whitney's relatives in the wake of the singer's untimely death.

Houston family sources tell TMZ ... Cissy Houston knows BK shares Whitney's passion for music ... and she believes a reality show could be the perfect place to showcase Bobbi's talent.

We're told ... Cissy also believes a reality show will "help with the healing process" by "keeping the family as one."

Cissy also likes the fact that her "extended family" will be making money from the deal.

But don't expect Kardashian-style antics on the Houston show -- producers are suggesting it will have a more serious tone ... at least for now.

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16.

myopinion    

she sounds okay....she needs a LOT of help

872 days ago
17.

Me    

Would someone please fix that gap in her teeth, ship her off to rehab, and counsel her in finding other work? And someone take Miss Cissy to the doctor, because she done lost it.

872 days ago
18.

CN    

She's no Adele. Or Whitney, for that matter.
I wish reality TV had never been invented.

872 days ago
19.

janet    

a career in what is this a joke

872 days ago
20.

Kaytee    

REALLY!?!? Really Houston family? This is the worst idea EVER.

872 days ago
21.

KicksandGiggles    

SHAME ON HER RELATIVES!!! Bad idea. The pressure of being WH's kid and expectations to just automatically sound like WH is enormous and unrealistic. She NEEDS training and work. WH honed her skills in church. An atmosphere free of foul criticism. She is trying to start right out in the music biz. Bad idea & I hope her folks are prepared.

872 days ago
22.

BB not bb    

I think she sounds pretty good. She has her own style. I don't like all singers to sound as loud and powerful as possible. She has emotional nuance. Most singers just sing in a loud flat monotone and sound like robots. It is not spiritually moving.


I think alot of what passes for voice training is really just downgrading. I think she sounded on key, which is what the aim is.

Do these people still live in Newark or are they in Atlanta now? That would be weird having a reality show in Newark. It would be like cops and a family drama all in one. A gang of kids just randaomly beat down concert goers leaving a Bruce Springsteen show there. There are no police left patrolling the Broad St. area at night.

872 days ago
23.

Stacy    

Now we know where the stupidity comes from in that family. After seeing your daughter go through HELL in that business and now wanting to put your grandchild through it as well???? WTF????

872 days ago
24.

HMichaelH    

Hysterically funny! This drug addicted kid has about as much talent as my pet rock. I'm sure the show will last all of about 10 minutes.

872 days ago
25.

PathFinder    

Featuring BK having sex with her brother.

872 days ago
26.

R    

sad when instead of a granddaughter, she sees dollar signs.

872 days ago
27.

taz    

Nobody wants to see this. Sorry, but Bobbi Kris has a face for radio, but not a voice. This family is twisted and greedy. Now that the gravy train OD'd it's time to whore out the spawn.

872 days ago
28.

hmmmm    

I wish her the best but she will never come close to her mom success....BoBBy Brown maybe but not whitney

872 days ago
29.

casey    

Launch her singing career? Not. She sounds like a sick moose, perhaps they should launch her into a University to launch an education, and then perhaps she can launch a career in something else besides music. I feel for her, and the troubles she is having, but Whitney Houston she is not. RIP Whitney, you will always be missed.

872 days ago
30.

Faye    

I don't think so. She might sell a few records at first just because a bunch of people will buy it because it's Whitney's daughter and no other reason. But she hasn't got it. I can't believe this woman. She just buried her adored daughter. She seems set on doing the same to her granddaughter now.

872 days ago
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