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Whitney Houston's Family

She Deserves More

Than a TV Movie!

5/26/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney Houston Lifetime MovieWhitney Houston's family is PISSED that Lifetime is making a movie about her life ... because they feel Whitney is too big for the small screen.

Lifetime made the announcement earlier this week ... they're planning on a biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut.

According to our sources, the Houston estate is so upset they're considering a lawsuit to block production. We're told the family has already expressed displeasure to Lifetime and made it clear they weren't on board with a TV movie.

Sources close to the Houston family tell us the estate is planning its own movie for the big screen -- ala the "This is It'" Michael Jackson flick.

Pat Houston, wouldn't get specific with us but did say, "Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening."

Lifetime had no comment.



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115 days ago


Kw...u have no sex life, huh?

115 days ago


Whitney was washed up 10 years before she died ... What makes her so special??? She didn't make any good choices in her life she was just a selfish drug addict

115 days ago


And pat Houston get a real job

115 days ago


I'd enjoy it if I could turn on my tv and NOT see a black person just once

115 days ago


Whitney Houston isn't worthy of crap She owes her daughter an apology for being the worst mother ever and ruining her life

115 days ago


Obviously she was precious to her family as most of us are, but I don't see what's wrong with a TV movie? Liberace was HUGE and got a TV movie. Sonny & Cher's relationship got the TV movie treatment as well.

115 days ago

Christina G.    

Sounds like the family wants the BIG bucks.

115 days ago


Why does this crack ho deserve a movie again?

115 days ago


This family needs incest counseling.

115 days ago


All Whitney money will be spent by bobbykristina and her brother/husband... Cuz we all know they are not capable of make a penny for themselves ..... Sorry pat no money for you time to get a job

115 days ago


How does this work? Anyone is allowed to write their own version of "the Whitney Houston story," right? The family should work with the director to make the movie right. Whitney probably would want her family to help Angela Bassett make the movie the best it can be. They should work on a Broadway version of the Whitney Houston story. I don't think Whitney Houston got publishing because she didn't write the songs, so I believe for the family to make money it has to be performance royalties for Whitney's voice? But they could probably get paid selling their stories to someone that can make a product out of it. I think they ought to do a Broadway version and make a movie of that.

115 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

She would've been worthy of a movie but she made such a mess of her cAreer for so many years prior to her death that by the time she died, she just wasn't relevant anymore and no one wants to see another movie about drugs and how they kill people and ruin their lives

115 days ago


I for one am looking forward to seeing what Angela Bassett does with this. I would think they'd be happy that someone who respected and loved Whitney so much is involved in this. But I have a feeling this about money. Whitney's sister-n-law Pat is an interesting person.

115 days ago


One would think the family would be more demure about who and on what outlet someone is going to impersonate Nippy going crack happy before she boils in a tub.

115 days ago
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