Whitney Houston’s funeral is a private, invitation-only affair, but the singer’s family has decided to allow The Associated Press to stream the event online Saturday.
In another development, People reports that Houston’s co-star in “The Bodyguard,” Kevin Costner, is expected to speak at the service. Costner’s rep tells TheWrap he can’t confirm the actor’s attendance.
The funeral will be held at Newark, N.J.’s New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang as a child. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, announced that the AP is being allowed one camera at the service, which will be streamed at Livestream, and will also be available to broadcasters.
Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, are scheduled to perform at the service, while music industry executive Clive Davis is also scheduled to speak at the ceremony. Whitney Houston will be buried Sunday in Westfield N.J.’s Fairview Cemetery, a law enforcement source told ABC News today. She will be laid to rest next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. Media will be able to start setting up at 6 a.m. and arrangements for street closures have been made.