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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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121.

lost grrl    

She just doesn't' sing all that well. I've seen better on the casting episodes for American Idol. I am not sure if that weird mouth opening thing she does at the end of every single line is affect or if she has no breath control...either way, if she wants a career in music she needs to fix that.

833 days ago
122.

Butterfly    

THIS IS STUNNING! Why couldn't the family have waited a reasonable length of time before launching their reality show? No matter how you slice it, this is complete disrespect to one of our nation's finest songbirds, ever. When you come down to it, it's still the almighty dollar, isn't it. Kardashians, move over, the Houstons have arrived. How sad!!!

833 days ago
123.

avenger718    

Sad commentary and poor judgement.

833 days ago
124.

fifi    

listen shes just like any other so-so little girl singing adele honey your know adele and not a whitney sorry its the truth

833 days ago
125.

always    

Doesn't this crack head ever look at her self in a mirror? Sorry but she is on the ugly side and has no talent. Her teeth are shameful for a family with money. My dogs teeth are better looking. Some people will sell thier souls for a buck. Low class people that think we want to watch a ugly crack head try to sing and carry a show. Ain't gonna happen in her time. Grandma is turning out to be a pimp since her cash flow has dried up.

833 days ago
126.

Wonderone    

A reality show is a great idea. Look how well it worked for her mom and dad.

833 days ago
127.

Barb    

Cissy cares about her bank account, not BK's career - that is, unless she hopes BK will support her like Whitney did if the career does take off.

833 days ago
128.

u iz a cutiepie    

I'll watch it

833 days ago
129.

Jayden    

I just think that this whole thing is a bad Idea, especially for Bobbi Kristina. She is still mourning the loss of her mother and this is only going to lead her to more pain and disappointment. I am not trying to be mean here but she will never have Whitney's looks or voice, no matter how hard she tries. It is not her fault, even though she is her daughter, it is not guaranteed. Most people would kill to have a fraction of Whitneys looks and talent at her prime. As many have said, Clive Davis woud be mentoring this girl and signing her on if he really thought she had potential. I think she actually has a better chance if she would remove herself from the spotlight for a while, maybe get the gap fixed, take some serious voice and dance lessons, and when she is truly ready, try to prove to " uncle Clive" she is no longer part of her wild ways and become her own artist under the direction of him.

833 days ago
130.

minnietx    

I would think that if there was a career there Clive Davis would have already launched it, why does she need a reality show. Bottom line there is no career, she is trying to live her mom's life someone needs to tell her it is ok not to. Seems her half brothers and sisters have moved on in a very dignified way she needs to take a page out of their book, and hook up with them, and go to college.

833 days ago
131.

Jackie    

SHE'S NOT A GOOD SINGER.....and BTW...with all Bobbie Kristina's problems... the LAST thing she needs is to become famous and constantly compared to her mother who was beautiful and had an amazing voice.

833 days ago
132.

Honna    

I have been shown a lot of visions from the Lord, Whitney was one of them before it came out she was on drugs, I knew way before. The Lord has shown me that this is not what this young lady needs right now, she do needs healing, but not this way. She will be surrounded by the same cut throats that her mother was. These people are out to make money and because Whitney is/was her mother they see $$$. Grandmother you need healing also, don't put your granddaugther in those wolves hands too.

833 days ago
133.

Mar    

No disrespect but Please get your teeth fixed.

833 days ago
134.

BigTunaLV    

....don't blow off the second voice 101 lesson!

833 days ago
135.

YiPPiE    

No! But she can fix that gap at the dentist.

833 days ago
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