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Written By golek mangga on Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 11:41 PM

whitney houston-Family and friends remember whitney houston
on Saturday at Newark Huston singing legend to commemorate a variety of friends and family "of friends and family look very familiar, in the church when he sang the song again memories of children

Huston's aunt who lived the 70's singing star Dionne Warwick, who in listening to the guests who came, each of which reflect and reminisce about the days they were young "and liver remedy.

Kevin Costner, Houston is the largest co-star in the film, "The Bodyguard," thanked the Houston family to invite him and his wife, calling Houston a "sweet miracle," before saying he and Houston have a lot in common.

"We both grew up in the Baptist church," he said, given that he and singer who used to talk about getting in trouble as a kid in church, as guests gathered at New Hope Baptist laugh.

"At the height of his fame as a singer I was asked to become co-star in 'Bodyguard'," he recalls. "I was reminded of this will be the first acting role. Maybe I can think of another singer? Maybe a white person?"

So sure he was his choice, he said, he delayed the film for a year until after the tour of Houston. However, Houston is required to screen test for the role. Costner said the initial test was a disaster Houston after she wore too much make-up, which ran down his face under the lights. He was asked why he did it. He said, "I just want to look my best." He went back with a new face, "and the studio fell in love with him."

"You're not only beautiful, you are as beautiful as a woman can," said Costner. "And people do not like you Whitney. They love you."

Music mogul Clive Davis, who discovered Houston as a teenager, telling lost his own parents as a child, including his mother at the age of 47, one year younger than Houston was when he died.

After Houston broke the record for a stay at No. 1, Davis recalled: "I would ask, 'Are you pinching himself?" And he would say, with eyes wide open, "I'm pinching myself. ' "

Actor / producer Tyler Perry tells his dinner in Atlanta with Houston last year where he first became aware of the spiritual side of Houston.

"It was at that moment I knew I would do everything I can to stand with him," he said. "There was grace that brought him from heaven down through Miss Cissy Houston ... The grace that brought him to the top of the charts The other thing I know for sure .... Whitney Houston loves the Lord."

Bebe Winans gospel star is the first of several stars to perform.

"What I'll miss, crazy Whitney," Winans said before telling a story about how Houston, at the height of his fame, saying he wanted to sing backup for him on tour, "Because you're broke, right?" The church burst into laughter.

Winans then delivers a powerful performance, as did singer Alicia Keys. Pop superstar Stevie Wonder to record memorable duet with Houston, said he has had "a little crush on him," before singing "The Ribbon in the Sky" with some lyrics changed in tribute to Houston.

Singer R. Kelly fought back tears as he sang the song "I Look To You," the song he wrote for the 2009 Whitney Houston comeback album of the same name. Cece Winans gospel star ended her performance by singing 'Yes, Jesus Loves Me, "which is the last song Houston once sang in public, on stage with friends at the club the day before his death.

Some more music and entertainment stars are also there to say goodbye to their friends, including the talk show titan Oprah Winfrey, singer Mariah Carey and actor Forest Whitaker.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is present, such as Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Houston mother Cissy Houston, the much-maligned ex-husband, Bobby Brown, and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina is also present. But Brown only lived for a short time, touched the coffin, then moved to the back of the church and left immediately after. TMZ reports that he brought the group of nine people, instead of two is given, then the church refused to sit down.

He later said that she and her children repeatedly asked to move, and that he wanted to avoid a scene as possible.

Brown is scheduled to perform with his band in Connecticut later Saturday night. Her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized twice within 24 hours after the death of his mother. TMZ said the Houston family will not let him near Bobbi Kristina.

Aretha Franklin, which is Houston lovingly called "Aunt Ree," it is expected to sing at the service, but fell ill.

"With regret, I am very sorry that I was not able to be with you today at the Whitney service," Frankin said in a statement. "I really want to be there but unfortunately I have horrible leg cramps and leg muscles are locked until 4 am this morning following the concert last night, which I've experienced over the last few days .."

The service, on a warm day under a clear blue sky, marked exactly one week after Houston - one of the biggest music stars of all time - was found dead in a hotel in Beverly Hills California. The cause of death has not been determined.

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