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Whitney Houston's Family

Cissy is EXPLOITING

Whitney's Death For Cash

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

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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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46.

Dita Wildflower    

Why the surprise? Do you think being famous means you're a good person? Because people take your picture doesn't mean you're worthy of it.

775 days ago
47.

Surel Williams    

"Sacrifice of Whitney Houston" http://worldtruth.tv/sacrifice-of-whitney-houston-2/

775 days ago
48.

ilbailey    

Wow i know everybody is entitled to their opinion but wow!!!!! Here's what i think first off im gonna assume the reason why Whitney Houston left everything to her daughter is that she never thought she would have passed before her mother. And wherever she went Cissy was always around somewhere. So it was ok for Katherine Jackson to write a book about her son and not ok for Cissy?

775 days ago
49.

DizzKid    

I can't say I'm surprise. With a already pretty screw up family, that's in denial! And keeps blaming other people for the death of their daughter. Again! I can't say I'm surprise.

775 days ago
50.

newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

PFFFFFF...AREN'T THEY ALL????????

775 days ago
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newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

PS WHO said it was alright for Katherine Jackson to exploit her son's death???? The Jackson's are equally dispicable!!!!

775 days ago
52.

bdsp    

SHOCKER.

775 days ago
53.

pacifier311    

To Aemish : That's what I'm saying you hurl stones without knowing enough who u hit. Read and be enlightened because u seem to seeing more or all negatives. Lauding every harsh comments. Bet, the way u project urself, it's hard for u to do much good.

http://www.whitney-fan.com/persona/charity.php
http://www.blackcelebritygiving.com/2012/02/rip-whitney-houston-a-look-at-whitneys-great-charity-work-she-was-a-true-humanitarian/

775 days ago
54.

gossipgirl86    

I really don't believe those are her motives but hey I guess the family knows her best.

774 days ago
55.

maria chavez    

it isn't alway about the money, it can be a healing process. i believe some of the money goes to charity. whitney gave alot to many charity and her fans. nothing wrong with her mother doing this

774 days ago
56.

Sapphiegirl    

Obviusly this is an attempt to cash in on her famous daughter....Cissy did such a great job of raising a drug/alcohol addict didn't she!

774 days ago
57.

maritza    

I listened the "Celebrate" song now, Whitney and Jordin's "duo". Beautiful , beautiful interpretation as always. Really, she was a Masterfull Singer, so Great. I will never forget you Whitney, I will always love you.

774 days ago
58.

kitnplayn    

Whitney hated her mother and Kevin Costner. Write that, Cissy!

774 days ago
59.

O_o    

this has been obvious from moment uno.

774 days ago
60.

twotirefire    

Just another sleazy way to make money (or try to) off a deceased celebrity. tsktsk..tsk.

774 days ago
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