Whitney Houston’s Funeral To Be Live-Streamed, X Factor Bid Was In The Works

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Whitney Houston’s funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark this Saturday might be closed to all but the singer’s closest friends and family, but that doesn’t mean her fans will miss out on paying their last respects. According to Houston’s rep Kristen Foster, the Associated Press will be allowed to bring a camera into the private ceremony and will stream the event on their AP Live site. Meanwhile, if just thinking about Whitney’s funeral makes you depressed, these new insights about the singer’s unfinished upcoming projects probably won’t make you feel any better…

According to The Hollywood Reporter, besides Sparkle, her upcoming film with Jordin Sparks, Houston was currently working on a bid to fill one of The X Factor‘s judges’ chairs left vacant by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. According to Harvey Mason Jr., the producer for Whitney’s planned duet with Sparks titled “Celebrate,” Houston was looking forward to a schedule packed with those and other projects. “She talked about Sparkle, Waiting to Exhale and working on her new solo record, and she was excited for Clive [Davis's] party,” he told People, saying of the singer, “She said ‘Don’t make anything less than perfect.’” As if Whitney would have it any other way.

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