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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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16.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

The woman was a crackhead that let her ex-husband use his finger to unblock her constipation on a reality show. Do we really need any kind of movie about her?

58 days ago
17.

vighorois    

I don't think Whitley Houston was bigger than Elizabeth Taylor.

58 days ago
18.

notsosad    

i know i'd like to see a movie about a crackhead has been narcissist.

58 days ago
19.

V    

It does not require an entire movie to take a photo of Whitney when she was young and beautiful followed by a photo of her crack crazy lost all her own teeth Whitney with the following text... "You can take the girl out the ghetto. .. but you can't take the ghetto out the girl" It is a PSA when it comes down to it.

58 days ago
20.

Dover    

"If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening."

But Whitney isn't here, is she? If she had not lived two different lifestyles: the superstar golden voice diva, VS the drug addicted loser, maybe her legacy could have warranted a big screen movie. But her life choices kind of ruined that didn't they?

58 days ago
21.

joclo    

Whatever dude! She's just another Hollywood star who became successful did drugs and died. Just like The Anna Nicole story on lifetime. That's one of lifetimes best movies ever. Whitney's family just wants to get a cut of big screen profits. So greedy. They didn't care enough to try and help her when she was alive ? Why do they care about her now??

58 days ago
22.

SarahBeebee    

Biopics Are all TV movies. Liz taylor and TLC were tv movies. Even the Jackson 5 movie was a tv movie and that movie was made at the height of MJ's career.

A tv movie is fitting. Although i'd admit. I would be interested to watch a whack is crack portrayal of whitney.

58 days ago
23.

ReadyOrNot    

How ungrateful.

58 days ago
24.

David    

Whitney was a low life drug addict. She was blessed with a great voice, but still, she acted like any brainless child and preferred to take drugs instead of living a great life with what god gave her. She loved drugs more than her self and her child. My mother did the same thing, so I have no love for her. I've struggled all my life to succeed. The only difference is my mother was on welfare and my sisters and I went to numerous foster homes. Out of 12 kids, I'm the only one that doesn't have mental or financial problems. Whitney's child will have mental issues, but at least she was left with a lot of money. Unfortunately, Whitney's child already is doing things that are self destructive. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It seems that Whitney's daughter, even with all her money, is going the same direction as her mother Whitney.

58 days ago
25.

jacqueline    

I see nothing wrong with what angela wants to do, the estate can still make there movie, the estate seem to have a lot of negative energy.its gonna pull folks away from everything they do.angela has worked with lifetime before let our sister do her thing.not sure whitney would disapprove.no one can speak for her shes no longer with us but we still love her and mis her.it appears the estate is a bunch of money suckers whom need to get a job.whitneys been supporting them her entire life.now give whit a break at death.and allow this project to go on, its being done from a co workers point if view.

58 days ago
26.

Hamburglar    

Now there's a role for Bobby Kristina

58 days ago
27.

RamHead    

Just how famous was Whitney? She gets a little over 4 stars on a certain site. Exactly as much as someone like Andre the Giant has. I have never seen a movie about him on the big screen. I don't understand why Whitney would deserve a movie on the big screen?

58 days ago
28.

T1980    

Today is memorial day.when this person overdosed on drugs she was still regarded as an icon/ hero etc.flags were flown at half mast.tell Me why exactly this clowns family think they deserve more respect then my brothers and sisters who fought at war and paid the ultimate sacrifice?

58 days ago
29.

Truth    

PATS A DUMB ASS... YEA SISTA. IF SHE WERE ALIVE THERE B NO MOVIE --> Y?? CUZ SHE STILL ALIVE. BESIDES, SHE DAMN WELL KNOWS ROYALTIES AND MOVIE RIGHTS PAY MILLIONS MORE THAN A LAME TV MOVIE THAT NO 1 WATCHES. #TRUTH!!

58 days ago
30.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

They make movies of the week about crackheads all the time so what's the big deal?

58 days ago
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