Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Mariah Carey Attending Whitney Houston’s Funeral


Exclusive: add Mariah Carey’s name to the list of celebrities who will be attending Whitney Houston’s funeral tomorrow. She’s going with L.A. Reid. She will not perform, however. The performers include Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Bebe and Cece Winans, and possibly Alicia Keys. Speakers include Clive Davis, and oddly, Kevin Costner. Bobby Brown and his nephew and other members of the Brown family, plus all the Houstons, Drinkards, and Dionne Warwick’s family are expected. Mariah’s husband, Nick Cannon, will not be there. He has health problems and twins to watch. Whitney and Mariah were always pitted against each other in a kind of fake feud during their heyday. But they recorded a hit duet called “When You Believe.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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