Bobby Brown Left Whitney Houston's Funeral Early; LiLo Set to Host SNL; Stephen Colbert Returning
02.20.12 by Chris
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Over the weekend, Whitney Houston was laid to rest in Newark, N.J., next to her father. Houston's invitation-only funeral was held Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church, where the singer was first heard in the choir. Music producer Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, and Kevin Costner, Houston's co-star from The Bodyguard, were among those that spoke and sung during the service. There was a little drama when Houston's ex, Bobby Brown, left the funeral early after he got into an argument with Houston's family over whether or not he could bring nine people into the church with him.
In a statement, Brown said, "My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions."
Houston's boyfriend prior to her death, Ray J, released a statement regarding the death of Houston, saying "The world lost an icon, but I lost my close friend. Nippy, I miss you so much!"
TMZ is reporting Houston's family stripped the Beverly Hilton hotel room where the singer died to preempt would-be looters. Everything that wasn't bolted down was taken out of room 434.
Lindsay Lohan is set to host Saturday Night Live on March 3. Lohan was apparently "dying" to host again and reached out to SNL boss Lorne Michaels, who reportedly has been very fatherly toward the troubled starlet throughout the years.
Stephen Colbert will be back on his show, The Colbert Report, tonight following an abrupt hiatus last week. Colbert reportedly left the show to care for his 91-year-old mother. In a rare break from character, Colbert thanked fans for their thoughts and prayers on Twitter. Colbert's father and two of his brothers were killed in an airplane crash in 1974.
And in celebrity ink news, Miley Cyrus got yet another tattoo.