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Whitney Houston's Family


Whitney's Death For Cash

6/10/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney Houston's mom is pulling a Joe Jackson -- cashing in on her child's tragic death ... that's what some family members think of Cissy Houston's plans to write a tell-all book.

Sources close to the Houston family tell TMZ ... Cissy's new publishing deal with Harper-Collins for a memoir is merely a lame attempt to make money -- since Whitney left everything to Bobbi Kristina -- and not at all about honoring the late singer.

One source said the book -- which is slated for release next year -- could also be a PR move for Cissy, claiming ... "She will try to come out looking like the world's greatest mom, when in actuality, she wasn't."


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Well gee... there's a f'g surprise... NOT. Parasites, the whole lot of them. No wonder Whit became a junkie.

867 days ago


Frankly, I would never buy this book and give Cissy my money. CISSY DOESN'T RESPECT WHITNEY'S FANS. REmember when she had the mayor cancel a public memorial that fans were flocking to?? She said she had shared Whitney with the public for years and now the moment was private. Well, Cissy, keep being private. Don't try to get fans' money NOW! You guys even tried to stop fans from congregating outside the church!!! Boycott this woman, people. She's using you and Whitney. #NotFallingForItCissy!

867 days ago


EXCUSE ME, TMZ, I did not see your Kim Kardashian story today? What gives? Waiting....

867 days ago


Hello….this has been obvious from the moment she sold the tv rights to the funeral. I have no doubt it was her idea to photograph Whitney in the casket as well.

Some great mom.

867 days ago


These celebrities don't become the way they are by accident. It's parents like these that made them turn to drugs in the first place.

867 days ago

Cheryl A.    

HA! Worlds greatest Mom, my ass !

I often wondered why there was never a CPS investigation and why Bobbie was never taken away from her coke head parents.

867 days ago


book will be short, "she was born, turned ho drug addict, she died as a result of her actions". with some death throes called songs in between.

867 days ago


if the tabloids, record labels and everyone else is making money off her daughter why shouldn't she, she may just want to tell the true story of her daughter from her perspective and get compensated like everyone else

867 days ago


Or maybe she wants to tell it from her point of view before some hack writes about the "real" story.

867 days ago


I think her mom is doing this so people like her sister in law Pat doesn't take anymore advantage than she already has. She wants to be able to tell her story of her daughter. This so called source is most likely Pat. She has been calling the shots for quite some time. The person who took the picture of Whitney was someone who Pat brought into the cirlcle. Please do not blame this on Bobby Brown. I'm sure Cissy must have heard that one of these leeches was going to write a book so she decided that she would beat them to it. You see Cissy did not financially depend on her daughter like the rest of the vultures.

867 days ago


for money why do all these people do this for cash cash is not the answer .. just doing the right thing youll be happy yyyyyy

867 days ago


I predict....No sales

867 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I don't see anything wrong with Cissy writing a book and making some money. Why shouldn't she?

867 days ago


and why not? this family has to be held to a higher standard than any other grieving family?? Take these cir***stances out of the sinister light of TMZ and you have biz as usual. If you want to talk exploitation lets talk Opra grabbing Bobbi immediately after Whitney's last breath for a chat. That's desperation / evil

867 days ago

nipples mugee    

Man, what a evil looking woman. Is she looking at the camera or the guy to the left. ???

867 days ago
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