The family of Whitney Houston including her mother Cissy Houston, her brother Gary Houston and her sister-in-law Pat Houston watch the unveiling of the star's four waxwork figures at Madame Tussauds in New York.
Members of the late star Whitney Houston's family attend the premiere launch party of their new reality show on Lifetime 'The Houstons: On Our Own' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York. Among them were controversial couple Bobbi Kristina Brown (Whitney's daughter) and her foster brother Nick Gordon who are engaged to be married, as well as Whitney's mother Cissy Houston, her sister Pat, her niece Rayah and her brother Gary.
Gary Houston, Pat Houston and Tribeca Grand Hotel - Gary Houston and Pat Houston Monday 22nd October 2012 Lifetime's new reality series 'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere launch party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Arrivals
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late, great Whitney Houston, is engaged to her step-brother, Nick Gordon. In Bobbi's defence, she's still a teenager and her mum died this year, a combination that promotes neither common sense nor sanity.p>Sometimes ending up in a relationship with a step-sibling isn't really, really weird. But that's more when you barely know each other before adulthood, didn't grow up together and are not necessarily close enough to consider your parent's partner as your adoptive mother. That's not the case with this pair. Nick Gordon has lived with the Houston's for ten years, since his father went to prison, which means Bobbi has lived with her older-brother-come-fiancee since the age of 9.
Since her mother's death, Bobbi has been the subject of a new reality TV show to be called “The Houstons: On Our Own” which will begin airing on October 24th. Bobbi originally denied reports of the engagement, after she was shot with a stunning diamond and sapphire ring on her ring finger, but in the trailer for the show she's seen 'professing her love' for Nick Gordon as the Huffington Post puts it.
Gary and Patricia Houston are also seen in the trailer, both of whom are shocked and outraged. Patricia, Whitney's sister in law and manager, said “Engagement? This is unacceptable.” While Gary, clearly bemused said "No one knew that from a godson that you would turn into a boyfriend... No one knew that."
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Familiarity with Auburn's stage presentation may breed contempt for this version, which feels distinctly off-kilter from its first frames. Mysteries that held water longer in the theater instead land like Doc Marten's on a flimsy piece of plywood here. Director John Madden samples a chatty, analytical approach to his literal translation but gets swept up in stagy, awkward, and all-too-deliberate line readings. Much like last year's ill-conceived Phantom of the Opera, this movie has few cinematic qualities that elevate it above a tedious and emotionless play rehearsal shot on location.
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