'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere: What's the verdict?
October 25th, 2012
10:18 AM ET

'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere: What's the verdict?

The Houston family drama was unfolding both in real time and on reality TV Wednesday.

While Bobby Brown was arrested again on a DUI charge, his daughter with the late Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, and her family members were entering the reality fray with the premiere of Lifetime's "The Houstons: On Our Own."

The point of the reality series, which was announced in May, is to give insight as to how the Houston family is coping with the loss of Whitney, who died in February.

It follows Whitney's brother Gary, his wife Pat (who was also Whitney's manager), their teen daughter, Whitney's mother, Cissy, and, of course, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina and her boyfriend/the guy who was raised alongside her as a brother, Nick Gordon. A teaser clip for the series highlighted their relationship and the family's distaste for it, centering on their maybe-engagement.

Bobbi Kristina was also a major storyline in the premiere, but that move didn't leave critics begging for more. Quite the opposite in fact: everyone seemed to agree that Whitney's death was far too fresh in our minds to watch the family members she left behind in their intimate moments, which included a visit to the singer's grave.

The New York Daily News warns that the series "does not, at least at first, have the effect either the participants or the viewers might want." While the reality show "could paint the Houstons as solid, regular folks using their faith and love to cope with life's troubles, after the first night, most viewers will likely understand some of the unease."

The Daily Beast found aspects of the series to be "intrusive." Watching Bobbi Kristina and her sort-of-adopted brother/beau lean on each other in the presence of Cissy and Gary as they visited Whitney's grave, "the viewer is pained not only by the family’s loss but also by their apparent need to display that loss in such a visible way," The Daily Beast observes.

The Los Angeles Times called the premiere "uncomfortable" to watch, adding that "there are some things that shouldn't be documented," and "watching a family grieve and pick up the pieces after a devastating loss is at the top of the list."

Salon agreed, writing in a review that "the moments that make the best TV are exactly the same moments that demonstrate this family shouldn’t be on a TV at all."

Did you catch "The Houstons: On Our Own"? What was your take on the premiere?


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  1. Tanyap

    This is so sad that these so called family members are making money off of Whitney and making an absolute fool out of themselves. It is obvious that Bobbi Kris is an alcoholic and drug addict she sounds like a man and needs to leave those cigarettes alone as well. Nick is using her waiting on that payday with Whitney's money how do you ask her to marry you and then give her, her mother's ring and then say it was a mistake and start calling other women and she keeps him.

    February 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DONT' BLAME ME FOR THIS ONE...

    I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!

    January 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Manlly Fantasy

    its ok - no probs...

    January 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kj

    pat is a wonderful aunt and it is obvious that she loves her niece bobbik. God bless her for doing everythng in her power to remind bobbik that she is not alone after losing her hero, her mom, whitney. this is only the beginning of the houstons having to cope, we ALL just lost a great ICON! time will pass and pat will c that her own daughter is in need of her attention, however it is apparent that her daughter has been raised with a solid foundation and she will come out of this situation even better as she witnesses her awesome mother show patience, love and committment to her cousin, bobbik. that is part of what is wrong with our society, we treat our kids like weaklings that cannot stand alone for a second. as long as we prepare them as children, they will shine as young adults, just as Rayna is shining bright. i am proud to watch auntie pat as she gives all she's got to help her grieving niece. and i will continue to watch because i don't want to miss bobbik as she comes out of her fog and shows the world what an awesome mother whitney was to her. guess what people? love conquers all and there is no doubt in my mind that whitney LOVED her daughter unconditionally as is apparent as we watch her grieve for her mother, her confidant, her friend, her hero. hats off to pat and her husband as they embark on this journey of comforting and guiding little bobbik

    December 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Misha

    Like a fatal car accident on the side of the road, I just HAD to watch the train-wreck of a series, "On Our Own." There are two things that are clearly evident: 1) Bobbi Kristina is under the influence of heroin or some other form of opiates and 2) Pat is milking Whitney's death for all it's worth, trying desperately to gain her 15-minutes of fame. BK is so incoherent; slurring speech, nodding off, etc., which are tall tale signs of opiate addiction (I know from experience) Her family seems to ignore the behavior, probably because they want nothing to get in the way of their payday. And Pat...how sad it is to watch her push her own daughter off to the side in favor of trying to "manage" the non-existent signing/acting career of BK. Again, letting the dollar signs be her guide. This show did nothing more than reinforce the image Whitney & Bobby Brown created for themselves as hard-partying, renegade celebrities who were ok with cashing in while they crashed and burned.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    Get real, Houston family...Bobbi Christina is doing Heroin. The puking,the gagging..she is snorting ? Wake up,you fools..That kid is doing exactly what killed her drug addicted mother.and her piece of crap father..Bobbi is doing Herioin..just like her fooked up parents were doing..nooo doubt Whitney died doing it..just like her gap toofed idiot kid is doing.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Monikat

    I feel they are all capitalizing off of Bobbi Kris Auntie Pat need to find a real job and stop using her niece. Nick don't give a dam he probably is the runner

    November 8, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • shar_3

      And really, BK needs to get away from that whole dysfunctioal gig....Just get you some help Bobbi, and you will be alright, it may take a little time, but you will Thank Yah, the father for it. I pray to Yah, for you because althought it seems like you are enjoying some of the things you are doing, that's because your young and look at the infuences you had in your lif or maybe still in your life.....get yourself together and get help and you will turn out to be the beautiful woman we know that you can be and the woman I pray Yah needs you to be.

      January 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Maureen summit

    This show is unbelievable. The aunt was close to Whitney? And she managed her? Well there is one reason Whitney ended up with no career. This woman has no credentials. And the grandmother is a devil to let her grand daughter b used by the aunt. Oh yeah, I forgot, Cissy Houston was always jealous of her daughter . CIssy never could sing. And what about that lame brother. He was in the NBA? I have to look that up because I don't believe it. Bobbi k is a brat and not very attractive.

    November 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monikat

      You and I know Nick was her first boyfriend He reminds me of Bobbi Brown riding off of Whitney Houston

      November 8, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. PW

    I was raised to believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see. I find it odd that so many people are commenting about the upbringing of Bobbi K and never stepped foot in their home. Are you psychic? We have no idea what she was exposed to. I read an article recently about where Tyler Perry stated that he was on the phone with Whitney late at night consoling her when Michael Jackson died and offered to come over. She quickly put him in his place and said has as teenage daughter and no man was going to come to house in the middle of night to console her. Many single woman don't exercise that much constraint. They parade men in and out of their homes with no regard to their children. You can't assume that a person who has a substance abuse issue doesn't have any boundaries. Don't believe everything you read.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Shanelle

    I think a lot of people are curious to see how Bobbi Kristina is coping after her mother’s death. I was talking about this show with one of my co-workers at DISH and we both wanted to see ‘The Houstons: On our own.” I have a long work week at DISH and can not watch this show on line, but I did record the first two episodes on my Hopper. I will definitely be following this show; I have a ton of DVR recording room to record the rest of the season. It is sad yet interesting to see how much the dynamics of this family have changed. I hope this show helps Bobby Kristina get her life on track she is so young, and has a bright future ahead of her.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim Cagle

      I am so upset about this show! I adore Whitney and I miss her but to do this show so soon while Bobbi is grieving is UNACCEPTABLE! She lost her Mom! Nick is an absolute LOSER and he is taking advantage of her grief but by Chrissy being in love she can't and won't see it. Everyone is crowding this girl!.She's 19!

      October 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rosane

    Racist show i will not be watching again !!!!

    October 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michelle

    1st of all – this page says "what is your take on the premier" it's peoples opinion – so don't say stuff like "look in the mirror" it's opinions / anyway I felt very sad seeing BK – I don't feel this show is the right time – too soon – I'm really shocked Mrs Cissy went alone with it – Pat, I'm wasn't feeling her since the Oprah interview – did you notice after the show comes back from commercial break who's picture frame is biggest -Pat – Pat is running that family – right into the ground – BK needs some help & it's not Pat – hurry up before Nick uses her all up!

    October 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Shalaine

    This show is a disaster. The Houston family is capitalizing on Whitney's death too soon and that is so wrong. It is tragic to see this family humiliate themselves in front of the world. This show just left me feeling uncomfortable. Something is just not right about it. PLEASE CANCEL THIS SHOW. No one on the show left any positive impression on me including Pat who always seems to be talking as if she knows what is good for everyone else. WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE. PLEASE CANCEL THIS SHOW. Please! Please! Please!

    October 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. katinga

    After watching this, I understand why Whitney turned to substance abuse!

    October 28, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. netta0309

    I find it hard to believe that in 2012 Gary Houston is telling his 13 year old daughter, not to bring a white boy home. As black mother of two teenage boys, I found that statement appalling. Thankfully for us all, the majority of this new generation does not see color (at least not in the way that we did or our parents or grandparents did). The whole show is a train wreck and I hope that Chrissy gets the help that she needs away from the cameras. Please – NO season 2.

    October 28, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • sasha

      Stupid thing for you to get mad about when there are MORE white mothers who tell their daughters the same thing about your sons....black people crack me up with the dumb stuff they get upset about...clearly not your concern

      November 8, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Laura Dodson

      Thank you for saying what it was..... a racist remark by a man in a family that a lot of people, black and white, love. Racism is ugly no matter what color it comes from! Thank you Uncle Ray for saying you can't believe he said that. It will never end if we act like it's ok when a black person says something because of what has been done historically to the race. It was very disheartening when I heard it and I am sooooo glad that precious child Rayah has more sense than her father. Pat needs to take care of her own family and get professional help for her niece before she ends up like her mother. It is so very sad. Sweet Rayah is just completely ignored from what is shown on the show.

      November 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Regina

    Grieving is something you never get over especially when it is a loved one. So I am sure many of us can relate to her pain. However, Bobbi Kristina wasn't raised with any boundaries and in an environment that was emotionally and physically explosive and destructive. It is apparent Whitney (May she rest in peace) and Bobby took more of a role of being her friend instead of an active role of being her parents. ie.....giving your underage daughter alcohol. So now, we are all seeing the product of that environment. She is drinking, she thinks she is grown, she has attached herself to a unemployed young adult who apparently doesn't know how to care for her. Not to mention, claims to be her fiance who thinks it's ok to use her deceased mother ring because he can't afford to buy one himself. Then her aunt Pat is trying to pick up the pieces yet making excuses of why Bobbi Kristina is behaving in such a inexcusable manner by claiming she is still grieving and it is the boyfriend. I guarantee you, Bobbi Kristina was like this BEFORE her mother's passing. It didn't happen overnight. What she need is to be admitted into a clinic so she can get the help that she needs. Not start a reality show exposing more of the families indiscretions. If anyone in that family loves her like like you say you do, get her help. Who wants to see her like that.

    October 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • shar_3

      I absolutely agree with you Regina....It's ashame though, that Pat her self is in denial when it comes to BK's addictions and or what ever...Pat beats around the bush when it's time to really talk to BK about what is really going on with her, she seems to baby her when she needs to find out what's really going on with BK if she is going to play the roll of someone who really cares....BK, needs help which is very clear. I think she is using some form of opiats,....I likes what Gary said to Pat one time, He told her that she needs to be real with BK and talk truth to her. I believe Pat is taking advantage of the situation wanting the flow of money to keep coming in and let me ask a serious question, Why would the family allow that boy to even live with them or even take part in the show when he is clearly using BK....it just amazes me that Gary would allow this, even on one of the episodes where they went to this place and Nick was talking to Gary about some other women that he wanted and right in front of BK and Gary allowed it as if it was okay...why do they allow this little boy to even exist in there presents....Well, because of the money....so what if he's BK boyfriend or what ever they want to call him....I was watching the show and really they probably shouln't air it any more because BK is still grieving and need help, and for the adults on that show to recognize this truly and let the show go....just show's that they are all in it for the money......We just need to pray .

      January 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. paula g

    IT SEEMS THAT BOBBI K HAS TO BE USING SOME TYPE OF DRUGS SHE WAS SURLY HIGH. HER SO CALL BOYFRIEND I FEEL IS ABUSIVE JUST LISTEN TO HOW HE TALKS ALL OF THEM SEEM A LIL COOKY ( IN MY LAURA'S VOICE FROM BBWLA) AND MS CISSY SEEM TO BE WORN DOWN OMG AND THE SISTER IN LAW NEED TO BE FOCUS ON HER FAMILY BOBBI K IS GROWN BUT I GUESS SHE HAS BEEN TREATED SO MUCH LIKE OUT OF CONTROL TEENAGER TIL NOONE HAS CAUGHT UP WITH HER AGE. THIS GIRL NEED THERAPY WONDER WHAT HAPPEN WITH TYLER PERRY WORKING WITH HER. HE MAY HAVE FELT SHE WAS A LOST CAUSE BUT EVERYONE IS IN NEED OF HELP BUT YOU GOT TO WANT HELP AND SHE CLEARLY DON'T WANT IT.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Kathy

    Chrissy,
    I am praying for you.
    I know how hard it is to lose your Mom and I'm pulling for you.
    Sometimes it helps to know others are experiencing similar heartache.
    May God bless you and your family.
    Hang in there girl you CAN do it.
    I love your new show.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy
    Marana, Az.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sane Whitney Fan

    All you crazies need to calm down. Bobbi Kristina was raised without boundaries and saw how her mom acted out and never had to do anything she didn't want to do. This is extremely dangerous. I feel that Pat is doing her best to save Bobbi but knows she can't control her wild child niece. What would you do if this was your family? Have some heart. It's a wonder Britney Spears is still alive today. Thank God her family cared to save her life.

    October 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. June Awry

    hopefully BK's boyfriend has his head on straight and hopefully this family can act functional like other families do.

    October 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Thad J.

    Look at your brightest in Colorado since and what they're doing,maybe you'll stop judging everyone else finally.

    October 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jack jet

    at one point i hear gary houston strongly suggesting that his daughter not to dare date a "white man". and NO one said a word about it.

    if cam off so racist and bigoted that it if made me thikn it must be a norm in this family.

    dating a white man would be the least of this family's problems.

    i enjoy distasteful TV.....but this was the lowest of the low. honey boo boo has more class in her lil fanger than this entire family put together.

    October 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tia

      Actually, they did say something... Whitney's bodyguard/cousin told him to be more open-minded, and his daughter told him that it was a rude thing to say

      October 26, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  23. TAKE A CRAP

    ON A HACKER....CHECK EVERYTHING AND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG....SEND IT IN.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  24. boxedin.

    once your used to dysfunction you do not even realize its happening....my family is different we tend to recognize
    it immediately.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  25. homealoneboutique

    GUYS

    fallenhippo

    Here are 10 suggestions to help you develop and maintain a healthy self-image.
    Read them slowly. Meditate on them regularly.

    1. Hate your sin, but never hate yourself.
    2. Be quick to repent.
    3. When God gives you light, walk in it.
    4. Stop saying negative things about yourself. God loves you and it's wrong to hate what He loves. He has great plans for you, so you're in conflict with Him when you speak negatively concerning your future.
    5. Never be afraid to admit that you've made a mistake and don't always assume that when things go wrong, or always say, "It must be my fault."
    6. Don't meditate excessively on what you've done, right or wrong; both of these activities keep your mind on you! Center your thoughts on Christ.
    7. Take good care of yourself physically. Make the best of what God gave you to work with, but don't be obsessed with your appearance.
    8. Never stop learning, but don't allow your education to become a point of pride. God doesn't use you because of what's in your head: He uses you because of what's in your heart.
    9. Realize that your talents are a gift, not something you have manufactured yourself; never look down on people who can't do what you do.
    10. Don't despise your weaknesses; they keep you dependent on God.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. People do live through blogging

    and do believe it is human–hopefully bobbie Kristina is being guided the right way.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  27. massconfusionexperts

    check everything-thanks bobbie we love you girl and we know your "stable"

    October 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. PushDown

    Pray?

    October 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  29. redroute-bad acting

    3pmlaughs.com–and route

    October 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • GUYS

      fallenhippo

      Here are 10 suggestions to help you develop and maintain a healthy self-image.
      Read them slowly. Meditate on them regularly.

      1. Hate your sin, but never hate yourself.
      2. Be quick to repent.
      3. When God gives you light, walk in it.
      4. Stop saying negative things about yourself. God loves you and it's wrong to hate what He loves. He has great plans for you, so you're in conflict with Him when you speak negatively concerning your future.
      5. Never be afraid to admit that you've made a mistake and don't always assume that when things go wrong, or always say, "It must be my fault."
      6. Don't meditate excessively on what you've done, right or wrong; both of these activities keep your mind on you! Center your thoughts on Christ.
      7. Take good care of yourself physically. Make the best of what God gave you to work with, but don't be obsessed with your appearance.
      8. Never stop learning, but don't allow your education to become a point of pride. God doesn't use you because of what's in your head: He uses you because of what's in your heart.
      9. Realize that your talents are a gift, not something you have manufactured yourself; never look down on people who can't do what you do.
      10. Don't despise your weaknesses; they keep you dependent on God.

      October 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Repentyourself

      GUYS

      fallenhippo

      Here are 10 suggestions to help you develop and maintain a healthy self-image.
      Read them slowly. Meditate on them regularly.

      1. Hate your sin, but never hate yourself.
      2. Be quick to repent.
      3. When God gives you light, walk in it.
      4. Stop saying negative things about yourself. God loves you and it's wrong to hate what He loves. He has great plans for you, so you're in conflict with Him when you speak negatively concerning your future.
      5. Never be afraid to admit that you've made a mistake and don't always assume that when things go wrong, or always say, "It must be my fault."
      6. Don't meditate excessively on what you've done, right or wrong; both of these activities keep your mind on you! Center your thoughts on Christ.
      7. Take good care of yourself physically. Make the best of what God gave you to work with, but don't be obsessed with your appearance.
      8. Never stop learning, but don't allow your education to become a point of pride. God doesn't use you because of what's in your head: He uses you because of what's in your heart.

      October 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jennifer

    I found this show to be a bit dull. I believe that Bobbi Kristina is in serious need of professional help and I am not saying that in a bad way. Look at the life she has lived, the dysfunction she grew up with, her father's past and current issues. Losing her mother and probably a heck of a lot more. Let's face it neither one of her parents were good role models when it came to drugs and alcohol. Her Mother ultimately lost her life because of it and her father has been dealing with it for years and still is. After what happened to Whitney you would think that would have been a wake up call for Bobby Brown and that he would have sought treatment and decide to turn his life around, if not for him but for his daughter, But in the case of all addicts the addict needs to want it and can't do it for someone else. It's unfortunate that he continues on this path and that his daughter might lose both of her parents to drugs and alcohol. The other thing I noticed in a few scenes was that Bobbi seemed intoxicated or under the influence of something. She was slurring her words and not making any sense. I think she needs A LOT of guidance right now. I don't believe she should be living in her Mother's house or any house on her own. I think she needs to have boundaries and be supervised, which sounds crazy because she is 19 but it doesn't seem that she is that mature. Regarding her drinking at the table in the restaurant I would have stopped that right away. I wonder if the waiter didn't care because of her celebrity status. It was pretty stupid of him though since he was being filmed. To me it looks she may be going down the same path as her parents, she grew up around it, she is still dealing with it and addiction is hereditary. She needs some help learning to cope with everything that is going on her life and my that I mean from a professional, I fear that she will or has turned to drugs/alcohol to cope. I think she needs to work on grieving the death of her mother and concentrate on her life and future right now, which she doesn't seem to be doing. It seems like she is clinging on to her new boyfriend as a way to cope and that doesn't seem healthy. She needs to start a fresh life. She needs guidance and she needs to concentrate on what she is going to do with er future and it seems like she is doing none of that. I hope she doesn't think that because she has all the money in the world that she can just do nothing with her life...... we have seen that happen way too often with young people who are in the spotlight. I wish nothing but the best for her but from what I see it looks like it is going to take a lot to get her the help she needs. She seems to think that because she is 19 and "technically" an adult that she knows everything and doesn't need or want anyone telling her what to do. But let's face it- she really didn't have good role models in her life to teach her how to be a responsible adult. Don't get me wrong I loved Whitney and it's unfortunate what happened to her but once you get stuck in a life of addiction it is hard to get out of and since Bobbi grew up with addiction all around her I fear that is the only world she knows and will follow in the same path. Somehow someone needs to get through to her and from what I have seen she seems like a stubborn girl. I wish them all the best because from what I have seem so far from this show Bobbi Kristina is not in a healthy place and is going down the wrong path. I hope to God that the estate is set up in a way that her mother's money is not just thrown in her lap. She needs to grow up and become more responsible before she can take that on. Let's hope that Bobbi Kristina can break the cycle of addiction.....

    October 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Very upsetting

      Irreplaceable Icon!!! Rip Whitney, bottom line bobbychris is definitely her parents child, She do as she see, she was raised without guidance, never had the chance to be a child, often partied with her mother and lived as she was an adult. Sad situation, she needs to seek professional help immediately!!!! Pat has her own daughter to raise and she doesn't have the time nor professionalism it takes to fix Bobbie 's problems. I just wish Whitney would have had some No people in her entourage and maybe this whole situation could have been avoided. People that truly cared about her and not her fame and fortune :(

      October 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Rebbeca

    A train wreck just like Whitney. I could only get through 5 mins of this garbage!

    October 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Reblogged to:

    3pmlaughs.com

    October 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  33. bobbie needs direct

    medical assistance and needs to be in the right care of people

    keep moving.

    October 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. hippocrit

    how's everyone's emails functions today?

    October 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  35. that's too d-m bad

    take responsibility and apologize like others do....cause you never know who's really paying attention to you and what you do.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sybil

    look at yo own....befo you look at others

    October 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mrs.C

    I watched this show last night and by the end of the episodes I swore to never watch it again. It appeared to me that Bobbi was completely stoned or drunk or maybe even both in the kitchen episode. And to top it all off I can't believe the racist comment her uncle made when he said to his daughter "better not be no WHITE boy" I mean seriously!!!! I can only imagine if this was based on a white persons family and the father said to his daughter "better not be no black boy"....it proves to me that reverse racisim is alive and well!! I guess Whitney's uncle must have hit the roof when she kissed Kevin Costner in the Body Guard. Shame on him for that comment and shame on the network for not making him apologize for it!!!!

    October 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  38. agree trai

    before anyone tries to be a hero....look in a mirror first-

    October 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  39. EncoreFailAsUsual

    i see u here..need to be with m&j–can't hang. they cnt stp cryng..italia just arrived–jfk
    can't hang tnite–evrybdy in hbkn.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Trae

    I saw the premiere last night. That family is definitely hurting. Bobbi Cristina seems like she just wants to have some fun. Her and Nick Gordon are not engaged. When a man asks a woman to marry him, he buys her a ring not uses her mom's ring. That is some stupidfoolishness. The show is not horrible but definitely one to watch. It gives you a look into Whitney Houston's family. For those who have negative things to say about the show, they need to take a look at their life. They are in a reality show for real because their families are jacked up as well.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShikaboneHime

      Really, well take it from an old gal here,....there is jacked up and there is WHAT-THE-HELL!!!
      The only family that may match the love and jacked-upness of this parasitic family is the Jacksons!

      October 26, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Missknowitall

      Dont forget the Manson Family, the Mullet (Amish) clan, the Kennedys–there is a whole lotta jackedup and greed to go around. Still doesnt warrant watching crap.

      October 26, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  41. FallenWhale

    bobbie needs to accept responsibility for what she's done to her grandmother and she will take that reponsibility

    October 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Pat is not up to anything

    and never was-be quiet...stoopid

    October 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Bobbie K.

    needs to look at her home before poking her nose into other homes.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. People do live through blogging

    and do believe it is human–hopefully bobbie Kristina is being guided the right way.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Computers are only suppose to be used

    for work and legal purposes-that's about it.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dysfunctional People

    Once the person admits they are dysfunctional......life becomes so much easier.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Bobbie seems to have alot

    of time on her hands...from what i understand....she's not busy with other projects..

    October 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Computers

    are just air...they are not human...unless i'm in the room with the person...technology means nothing to me.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  49. HomeAlone Part 44

    i hope she works it out...she has so much dysfunction in her life she refuses to accept it.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Technology means

    tap tap on the keyboard after that? off i go.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  51. technology

    does not mean your "together" 24/7.... it means bye....

    October 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Bobbie Kriss

    is on her butt all day...why doesn't she start her own business somewhere away from everyone.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  53. watched the show

    Bobbi Kriss, appeared high or drink in a few scenes, she really needs guidance and to focus on the goals she has set for herself. Nick and Bobbi Kriss need to focus on their goals and less on each other. they're basicly together 24/7

    October 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Bobbie Cristina does nothing all day....

    October 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  55. watched the show

    I watched the show and my take on the show is that Bobbi Kris needs guidance from her family. she thinks she is an adult, but she has no idea what responsibility is. At this point she does not have the mind set to be on her own. Pat, has a job on her hand trying to guide Bobbi Kris and focus on her own daughter. Bobbi Kris, should be living in Pat's house instead of on her own.

    October 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRUE WHITNEY FAN!

      Pat is not the person that Bobbie needs in her life right now. Its no wonder that yound lady is lost and confused. Nick is probably better suit to help Bobbie than Pat. I pray that I am wrong – but Bobbi has very lttle chance of being anything other than how she was raised; a lost rich loser. PRAY FOR THEM! Pat and Gary need to find real work! Cissy needs to collect her againg pension and stop this mess. IT REALLY LET'S YOU KNOW WHAT WHITNEY HAD TO DEAL WITH. I bet Whitney is singing, "How Blessed I am to not have to deal with this crap anymore." as she watches her brother, sister in law ,and mother make clowns out of themselves in an attempt to supplement the missed income.
      SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

      October 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  56. jo

    Wow.. her body's barely cold and they're already capitalizing on her death... what a shame.

    October 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Clete

    This is some kind of family. They are proving to be even worse than the Jacksons. I'm surprised they haven't dug up her body and have it standing in a corner.

    October 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  58. do n_ot re_ spond eny_mure

    -

    October 25, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  59. Bobbie

    has a disorder.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  60. nylaw-fallenhippo

    death is an awful thing

    October 25, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  61. ShikaboneHime

    Boo–Bad Form. Glad I didnt and will never watch the show. Shame on them

    October 25, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  62. sicilian9

    I didn't watch this show but after reading this article I'm left wondering if the Houston's agreed to do this show as some form of therapy. I know there are rumors of Bobbi possibly taking drugs and perhaps the family felt that this might be a "safer" way for her to cope. That said, grieving is a very private thing. If this show continues I think it should focus more on the side of what is being done in a positive way to heal and get better. I wish this family the very best. It isn't ever easy losing a beloved family member.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • NJ

      The show is HORRIBLE! Once again Pat Houston tries to take care and make a mess of it. This show is aobut a payday for Pat, Gary and Cissy. It has Anyone in their right mind would not want a camera in their face when they are "truly" trying to grieve. It is the paycheks that have them doing this. Most of the crew are so weak minded (So was Whiteny _RIP). They cannot see what Pat is up to. She has always surrounded herself by the weak, so that she can take advantage of them. MAY THEY ALL RIP! SHAME ON YOU FOR USING WHITNEY'S MEMORY FOR PERSONAL GAIN. SHE IS GONE BECAUSE SHE NEEDED TO GET AWAY FROM THIS KIND OF STUFF!

      October 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |

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