The Word: Will Bobby Brown attend Whitney Houston’s funeral?

Makeshift memorials from fans are already going up at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J.
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Whitney Houston’s funeral will be held on Saturday at her childhood church, the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., the church pastor said Tuesday night. The invitation-only funeral is expected to be attended by 1,500 or so people, with the public remaining uninvited. But there’s one person whose inclusion on the guest list is still up in the air: Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown. TMZ reports that the singer is “extremely disappointed” after hearing that several members of Houston’s family do not want him to attend Saturday’s service. Apparently, Houston’s family isn’t “fond of him” (um, understatement of the century, TMZ). The site reports that Brown wants to go to support Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with Houston, but hasn’t “decided on a plan of action yet.”

However, we do know Brown will be on the East Coast this weekend, as he is scheduled to perform with his group, New Edition, on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun’s publicist sent a release yesterday saying that, as of yesterday, Brown was still scheduled to perform.

Winslet doesn’t want to see herself in 3-D

Kate Winslet is bracing herself for the 3-D re-release of “Titanic,” 15 years after it originally came out. The actress has already seen 17 minutes of footage, and it wasn’t necessarily a pleasant experience. “I was literally like, ‘Oh my God, make it stop. Is that me? Block my ears, somebody. Somebody club out my senses. Make it f—ng stop,’” Winslet tells USA Today. “I’m sure I wasn’t really a very good actress. Seriously, we are talking about something that happened 15 years ago. It is a very long time ago.”

Don’t worry, Kate. We have a feeling everyone in the audience will have the same reaction.

Chris Brown responds to haters

Good work, America. Chris Brown is taking all of the negative attention people have showered on him since Sunday’s Grammy Awards to heart and is now on a Twitter rampage. He tweeted last night: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F— OFF!”
You know who else won a Grammy? Milli Vanilli. So don’t put yourself in such high esteem there, bub.

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