Kevin Costner Speaks Fondly Of Whitney at Memorial; Bobby Brown Walks Out

You can watch clips of Whitney Houston's memorial here if you didn't catch the entire live stream. Kevin Costner, Dionne Warwick, and Tyler Perry spoke, and R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys performed.

  • Bobby Brown arrived with 9 people in tow, including his girlfriend Alicia Etheridge, daughter LaPrincia and son Landon, and left shortly after being hassled by security. "We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions," he said in a statement. "I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move...In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene." Right, sounds like he's totally drama-free! [Extra TV]
  • Aretha Franklin said in a statement that she had "every intention" of being at Whitney's funeral but that leg spasms and locked leg muscles following her concert kept her up all night and left her unable to attend. [People]
  • Will Bobbi Kristina go to rehab soon? According to TMZ, her family wants her to enter a live-in rehab facility to confront her own substance-abuse issues and plans on confronting her shortly after her mother's funeral. [TMZ]
  • Some people found it odd that the Rev. Al Sharpton was tweeting during Whitney's funeral (He told his followers, "I am at Whitney's funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!"), but he assured everyone that he had stepped out to tweet. "I am going back in the services," he clarified later. "I did my best out here. Can't tweet from inside the sanctuary, I hope the press will not distort the day." [KiduNot]
  • The finale of Whitney Houston's funeral was scored to "I Will Always Love You," because we will all always love Whitney. [Gawker]



Why am I so attracted to Kevin Costner right now?