Whitney Houston's Family's Reality Show: A Disgrace

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Lord knows whenever someone close to me dies tragically in a bathtub, I call my agent and line up a reality show so I can grieve about it on camera, right?

No!

And I'm not exactly the height of self promotional restraint either.

And so, the imminent The Houstons: On Our Own show for Lifetime --premiering Wednesday--sounds every bit as exploitive and misguided as the ghastly one Whitney and Bobby did some years ago.

You can't even say it's "too soon" because the right date for this sort of thing would be the 12th of Never!

Anyone who needs to act out their issues on camera while advancing their own visibility and career is the kind of person who would nurture a troubled...

No, let me not go there.

Let me let these people grieve in private--I mean on camera!!

Cissy and Dionne and the gang should be allowed to work out their personal drama with dignity and respect. ("Three...two...one...and action!")

I'm not sure daughter Bobbi Kristina--who's in the show--is getting the right messages from all this exploiting, I mean grieving.

But if she makes a few bucks from it, I hope she spends it on some good schooling--and maybe some flowers for mama's grave.

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jrbales
jrbales

Not a show that I'll be watching. There's just something about the whole concept that makes my skin crawl, something about them using Whitney after her death to advance their careers and make money. RIP Whitney, glad you're not here to have to watch what your family is doing in their "grief".

bwaybill
bwaybill

And as for the LGBT issue, are you not aware Whitney was LGBT and her "loved ones" kept her in the closet?

bwaybill
bwaybill

"Life is for the living." And exploiting.

 

And for us, it's for the criticizing and saying this is shameful.

LiveLearnLove
LiveLearnLove

Mr. Musto, 

 

With all due respect, no one person is an authority on how to grieve.  Furthermore, life is for the living, and no matter the status of a loved one who's died, I'm sure they would want their loved ones to lead a life of self-determination.  We all have six months to mind our business, and six months to leave others' alone.  I have a suggestion: Why not call out those in our LGBT community who pimp causes to further their careers or personal narratives of being good people?  Now, that's something I'd like to see you tackle.

clockm
clockm

This reality show is more about using Whitney to get viewers to watch whatever the family's situations. It's more about Whitney died and how they move on, obviously everyone will tune in to watch since the show is promised with Whitney snippets. I saw the special that Lifetime aired on Whitney and expected a lot but it was boring and more about the few people and their relationship with Whitney. The relationship between Cissy and Whitney was touched only for the first 18 minutes in the 40 minute episode, the relationship between Whitney and daughter towards the end of the episode. For the rest of the episode it shows how Whitney's manager got her job, a little tour of her house, marriage video of her and husband. Also, you get introduced to the bodyguard and his job etc... Whitney revealed more about herself and life in the Oprah interview, in this special expected a lot about Whitney, it's not a good way to start of the season.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

I read Bobbi Kristina has plenty of money - the relatives are trying to get it put off limits, so she doesn't just blow through it. Or waste it on partying, instead of giving them a cut. Or something like that.

anonTWO
anonTWO

I think this project is supposed to be a stepping stone for Bobbi Kristina's acting career.

If I was this girl's advisor I would have advised her to go to a reputable acting school and try to pay your dues while you are learning to be an actor.

talent matters but so does skill.

You learn by doing, Forget the movie star BS. That does not last nor is it fulfilling!

SouthernDave
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"Belt out the heartbreak, kiddo, get going with the beat of sorrow., They'll pick up your options anyway."

--Gavin Lambert, "Inside Daisy Clover" (the novel)

anonTWO
anonTWO

For some misguided reason, children of celebs feel ENTITLED to stardom.

Stardom and celebrity is a family business, a birthright.

There is no discussion of Bobbi Kristina's singing or acting talents, she is the daughter of and that is enough!

I have compassion for Bobbi Kristina, her childhood was not an easy one and her mother died prematurely.

Beyond that the poor girl did not inherit her mother's good looks and strongly resembles her goofy looking dad and hooked up with that parasitic boyfriend of hers who seems to along for the ride!

 

I won't be watching but I wish the girl well in life.

suburbanoinker
suburbanoinker

I didn't even know this show was happening. GROSS!!!!!!!

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