Whitney Houston's dress, 'Bodyguard' earrings up for auction
February 20th, 2012
05:15 PM ET

Whitney Houston's dress, 'Bodyguard' earrings up for auction

Kevin Costner said at Whitney Houston's memorial service Saturday, no other woman could've portrayed "The Bodyguard's" Rachel Marron. But now the highest bidder can, at least, try and acquire the character's jewelry.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the earrings and vest that Houston wore in the 1992 blockbuster are going to be up for auction as part of the Hollywood Legends collection at Julien's Auctions. The jewelry is listed for around $600, while the vest is listed at $400.

Those two items, as well as a black gown of Houston's that's also up for auction (with a starting price of $1,000) are all expected to sell for far higher than the listed price points.

The items will go up on the auction block March 31 and April 1, with a free public exhibition running at the Beverly Hills based Julien's Auctions from March 19 to March 31.

Houston passed away at 48 a mere week ago, and was buried Sunday in Westfield, New Jersey, after a celebrity-filled memorial service on Saturday that was held in her childhood church in Newark.

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  1. Otha Sandler

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    April 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim D.

    They have to sell it now. In a year no one will want it and will all be saying "Whitney who?"
    Cash in while you can because whoever buys it will be stuck with it forever...

    February 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dixiegirl


    February 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pmmarion

    Boy...that didn't take long. Huh?

    February 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. whitney fan


    February 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anyone

    Well, it was bound to happen. Making money off her. I heard that the family will begin to sell copies of her funeral service to make money. Poor woman. Cissie should be ashamed to pimp her daughter's memory like that.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • AppleDoesntFallFar

      That woman is a hoodrat dumpster who's going to cash in on as much as she can before she fades back into obscurity. That funeral was a joke. From that gaudy ass coffin to the list of gawkers that were there not to pay respects but to mug for the cameras. What a joke.

      February 21, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jinda

    What about her weave? I want her weave on my head!

    February 21, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Debbie

    Let's remember Whitney for her God-given voice and beauty. As a pre-teen, she was giving many thousands the enjoyment and blessings with the ministry of her special voice. And later, multiple millions of people from many different generations listened, sang, and danced to her music. Her songs are still played at wedding receptions to this day. And yet you haters (and you know who you are) are choosing to remember her for a very short 10 year period when she was lost to herself. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Because years go by so quickly, life is far too short to spend them being such negative, hurtful and hate-filled people.

    February 21, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bob

    What about her crack pipe, did Bobbie Brown get that or their daughter?

    February 21, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. Loopman

    The fact that they couldn't even let the woman's corpse cool off in her grave before they jumped on an opportunity to get on the money bandwagon just proves how truly screwed up the people in this industry are. All Hail to the almighty buck and forget everything else, including what is decent and remorseful about someone's death. Amazing bunch of vultures, aren't they?

    February 21, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Edith

    right on, Sandy!
    A Swiss observer..........

    February 21, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. nosfer2010

    This just in, Whitney Houston is still dead.

    An update on the 24/7 Whitney Houston death watch network.

    February 21, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sandy

    I have read these type of posts for a week now, one thing for sure, no respect for the dead on the boards by many.People were out raged when the presidents wife stated" i am proud for once to be an american", even though it was taken out of context, i am saying the same thing two or three times a day when i read healing kind things about ms. Houston.For the most part it saddens me the nasty horrible stuff that americans say.I thought we as a society were better than that. Now these may be kids hiding in their parents basements making the comments, but selfish and no class they have. Someone just died and no matter how they got into other things in life, they are someones sister, aunt, daughter, mother and deserve respect. If you have nothing kind to say...say nothing do not post.Maybe you should go back to basics of what i know your parents taught you.Americans are better than ugly nasty people, stop giving others the ammunition they need to call us such. I am not black either but i get what michele meant...

    February 21, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Shirlene

    489 shot glasses: $1.99 each
    Used bra missing the clasp: $3.89
    Empty 40 ounce of Colt 45: $.49

    February 21, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  16. Shatwanda

    I hear her socks are up for auction also. Starting price $1.29.
    One shoe missing the heal: $2.39
    One used toothpick: $.29
    Toe nail clippings: 5 for $.59

    February 21, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. Seymour47

    What about her crack pipe? Is that up for auction too?

    February 21, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. Edith

    Amazing, you people! JAG0419 said it all

    February 21, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. sillyman michaels


    February 21, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  20. D

    TimeLife is killing all the musicians to sell their music on infomercials. Jackson, now Houston, Who is next?

    February 21, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Ghoul

      Yes – I've been waiting an awful long time for them to knock off George Jones.

      February 21, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  21. FYI


    February 21, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  22. Coolbreeze

    First post wasn't me. I do believe it is time to move on though. One less diva in the world to worship. Now I can focus all my attention on Sadie and my girls! <3

    February 21, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  23. Hm!

    WHO KILLED WHITNEY HOUSTON! Something happen! Not nothing!

    February 21, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  24. The One Who Knows

    And so it begins...soon there will be a commemorative doll, dirt from the cemtery plot, and reissues of DVDs and CDs, all in an effort to capitalize on Whitney's death. It's not even sad, it's pathetic.

    February 21, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  25. Hm!

    Notice! That the ones that are doing the killings are Healthy Rich! After they cash in! The police should investigate that case to find out what really did happen!

    February 21, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • EJ

      I agree...she was having problems with her voice. They may have felt the cash cow was had ended and their last why to make money was for her to be dead. Notice how quick Sony jacked up the price on her music and how quick they have moved to sell these items. Just because they find drugs in her does not mean she accidentally over dosed. Could have had a stronger dose slipped in on her. Worth taking a look at.

      February 21, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  26. Hm!

    They killed Michael Jackson! And now they are making the money! HE WHOM IS DOING THE HARM TO THEM! THEY WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD! It makes me sick to think that they are selling Houston things instead of giving it to her daughter!

    February 21, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  27. Name*fedup

    If you all had a happy life of your own you wouldn't have time to talk about a life that Whitney no longer has. Regardless of how she passed we all have family members with struggles. Even the the individuals taking out time to post negative remarks have deep dark secrets in their family.. the negativity speaks for itself.

    February 21, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  28. Hm!

    I think that someone killed her to cash in the big bucks now! They know that Houston would bring in a large amount once she be dead!

    February 21, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  29. steve

    A low point for greed in America.

    February 21, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  30. Ms. a

    For.the haters. I wonder how much did Elvis's pill bottles, capes and bellbottoms sell for.

    February 21, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  31. Edwin (CotLu Films, LLC)

    Saying goodbye to such a major part of many of our lives is such a sad thing, one the most beautiful voices that GOD ever shared with us is gone. Such talent will be missed forever!!!

    February 21, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  32. Lee


    February 21, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  33. shonuff

    The way day treated bobby at the funeral was wrong..should have known he was showin up with his posse..bobby should have let out the biggest fart as they walked him out...shonuff

    February 21, 2012 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  34. Lee

    Why Stacy....did you break yours.

    February 21, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  35. Stacey

    I wonder if her crack pipe will go up for auction as well.

    February 21, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • nosfer2010

      The only thing 6 inches long that DIDN'T get sucked on Valentine's Day.

      February 21, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  36. tresty


    February 21, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Ghoul

      I'll bet you sound just as dumb in person, too. "whit" "dat" "yall" Truly, we have devolved into a nation of illiterates.

      February 21, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  37. Jeff

    You know...they could do the whole funeral thing just like the Kardashians did with the wedding....

    Turn it into a reality show...and put sponsors on her casket...and there ya are...the whole funeral is paid for.

    February 21, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  38. sabinabarnes

    The voice is gone.

    February 21, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  39. Rachel

    Not even buried 6 feet under the dirt a week yet, and they are already off-ing off her stuff? Good lord, greedy people make me ashamed of this human race!!!!!!!!!!


    February 21, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  40. Sokman

    Allison you sure spent a long time commenting on the fact that you werent commenting

    February 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  41. steelerog

    I miss you

    February 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  42. steelerog

    I miss you.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Rockey

    Everyone has struggles in life. Be real with yourself ur not perfect either only Christ was or ever will be perfect!!! If u think ur so much ur not. God sits high and looks low. All the ugly things people are saying He's writing them down!!! And u will answer for every UGLY WORDS . And things u do!

    February 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      amen to that, we will be held accountable for every word that comes out of our mouth in judgment day so let them talk on....... the bible talks about let your words be few and people think they say whatever the feel they have to not knowing in judgment we will have to account to God about EVERY word we say, think about that

      February 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Debbie

    Lee, you're absolutely right: William is a selfish, rotten person. One who doesn't look at a calendar or know how to count. He and all the other venomous haters only comment to give their empty, hate-filled and useless lives self-validation.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Ghoul

    I can't wait to bid on this.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sokman

    William, you made my day lol

    February 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Dave

    This crap is worth as much as a cold big mac to any rational person.
    Wow! The so called artist finally caught up with her career. Hope they have crack rocks in the afterlife.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  48. delia rodriguez

    ~*God Bless Whitney Houston's Fans*~

    February 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  49. shondapryor

    Let God be the judge! .let whitney houston rest in peace. let's remember her for her good music!she had class!

    February 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Bonnie pryor

    Seriously I am praying for her family especilly her daughter. Death is no joke or laughing matter. I wish we could all stick together and pray for 1 another.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Slapnutz

    She's dead! Get over it America!!! She didn't find the cure for cancer or find the cure for HIV. Goodbye....

    February 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • redjohn

      You said It. January she's worn out has been, February an Icon.

      February 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • emt girl

      Exactly, I liked some of her music, but she was a singer....she walked onstage, sang songs, and acted in a movie or two. She did her job for her own benefit....she didn't rescue people, find cures for disease, or find a solution for world peace. She did her job (I admit very well), earned her won money, but she was not a great humanitarian that changed the world for the better...she sang songs, she did not cure disease!

      February 21, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      emt girl – you may want to do some reasearch before posting your uninformed opinion.

      I've included a link to the crack ho's MANY charitable endeavors....


      February 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeBlows

      Thanks, Mike! You've opened our eyes...that crack ho was awesome and clearly wasn't the self-absorbed c_nt she appeared to be on TV. Ugh.

      February 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  52. kv54

    That didn't take long.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  53. JAG0419

    Only in America could this vulgar form of capitalism be considered chic worn on someone's ears a mere two weeks after her death.

    What this country has in energy and entrepreneurship we lack in dignty,respectability and class.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  54. .•|•.

    It's hard to believe "The Bodyguard" has a 20th anniversary this year.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Yes, most of us haven't recovered from the bad acting and scripting even now.

      February 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  55. john

    Worn by a washed up dead crack addict. No Thanks.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  56. redjohn

    When did she become an "icon"?

    February 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Pre Madonna

    If only Whitney had been able to call Dionne Warwick's Psychic Friends Network, this huge tragedy could have been avoided.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • LJ

      she was too busy trying to call Miss Cleo's psychic network instead

      February 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MixedUp

      Real funny....you all don't know what was going on so you need to shut up. Maybe she did have some insight on things...maybe she wanted to go. Only God, Whitney, and the INDUSTRY knows why she is gone.

      February 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jane Madison

      I'm not a "psychic friend," but I knew days prior to Whitney Huston's death that she was going to die. And I told a friend two days before she died that I believed that Whitney was going to die.

      I don't take any drugs, so please refrain from the jokes.
      I'm seriously trying to find out WHY or the reason or purpose behind it.

      February 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Yahmon

    What is six inches long and didn't get sucked on Valentine's day? ................Whitney's crack pipe.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      ha ha...i was about to answer Bobby's d*ck

      February 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • MixedUp

      I bet one of your relatives, friends, ect. smoking on some meth right about now, aren't they!

      February 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ghoul

      I'm not an "LOL" kinda guy, but I'll gladly make an exception in this case.

      February 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • nosfer2010

      What does Whitney and a Volkswagen have in common?

      Neither will go over 50.

      February 21, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |


    February 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Arnold g. Burr aka t.v.person

    I knew whitney ,the day she would die,the year 2000.t.v.person

    February 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Lee

    william. You are a selfish rotten person. 7 days sober... WOW.. Shame on you.. She was a daughter and a mom who was loved... Think about your mom.... Let her rest in peace. Everyone has problems...but YOU right....

    February 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      That's right, she was a Mom and Daughter who should have had enough self worth and love for her child not to become a useless crackhead Ho'

      February 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  62. RedFox

    Why are any of you suprised? They do this to any and every celeb. that kicks the big one. They splash them over the papers, sell their belongings, etc. It's a circus, and this is how they make money. Half of you who make comments were fans, people who liked her music but really didn't give a darn about her as a person- only to gossip about her when there was a scandle. So why are you guys making such a fuss? Yes, it is cold and heartless, but in reality, you do it too. When a family member of your's dies, you go and split their things up, either sell or keeping the items. People are people, get over it.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  63. wenmichimar

    The pastor who presented the preached eulogy at the funeral stated some lawyer called him prior to the service to ask if he was interested in securing property rights for his eulogy – he declined stating the preaching was based from the bible so how can take credit for that? This lawyer was clearly looking to profit from Whitney's death.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Cristina

    Do they not belong to Bobbie Christina now?

    February 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Anonymous

    Barely dead, and already trying to turn a profit. So gross.. those people should be ashamed of themselves.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  66. jasper

    and here I was thinking that they would have donated some of that stuff to a battered woman's shelter,,,how to stupid of me to think along those non-profit lines.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Laraine

    Why doesn't the "powers to b"just give the items to Mrs Houston & Bobbi Kristina. Any $ should b donated to the family with no strings attached.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsVirgo

      Thats a good idea.

      February 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • MixedUp

      Real funny....you all don't know what was going on so you need to shut up. Maybe she did have some insight on things...maybe she wanted to go. Only God, Whitney, and the INDUSTRY knows why she is gone.

      February 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MixedUp

      That couldn't happen...she $100 million dollar contract from 2006 in which she was to record 6 albums. I believe she's only done 2 since then, and with her voice practically gone, the probability of her doing 4 more albums was very slim. So...I think you all can infer where I'm going here. To "them-the INDUSTRY" she was worth more dead than alive.

      February 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • HistoryRepeating

      Because Bobbi K would just smoke everything. Biatch is a druggie too.

      February 21, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Ghoul

      And just how difficult is it to correctly spell "be"?

      February 21, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  68. William

    Congratulations Whitney....7 days sober!

    February 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • IZ IZ back

      Just DAMN! Too cold!! LOL

      February 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • granny25

      thats a horrible thing to say – shame on you!!!!

      February 21, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • moses

      I bet you don't have the gonads to stand in front of her mother and say that. Its easy when you can be a coward and hide behind your computer. You have the heart of a field mouse coward. Tough talker. Do you even know what a crack head ho is? Look in the mirror big mouth.

      February 21, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • marragor

      Probably the most offensive thing I've ever read. And as we all know, that's saying something. I have no words to describe how disgusting a person I think you must be. Be careful crossing the street....karma sucks.

      February 21, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • LMAO

      and it looks like her kids picking up where she left off!

      February 21, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Ghoul


      February 21, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  69. jayne

    i agree couldnt wait ...

    February 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Malavaina


    February 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Jane Madison

    I knew that Whitney Houston was going to die days prior to her death. Can anyone tell me WHY or refer me to someone who can explain the reason or purpose behind it? I'd appreciate any help.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • LJ

      yes, I can explain the reason...you need to stop smoking that crack girl !

      February 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  72. The Secret of NIMH

    Creditors, start your engines...

    February 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Chris

    They just couldn't wait could they?

    February 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Urada

    Cold, callous, greedy and totally trashy

    February 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I agree on all points. I hope they get some serious backlash for this.

      February 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  75. SARAH

    ... and out come the dregs of society, looking to make a quick buck from someone's death before the body is even cold. Classy.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      I agree... except for the cliche´, after a week, I'm sure the body is cold.

      February 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Coolbreeze

    Firsty! And so g@y!

    February 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @coolbreeze troll

      Dickeyforeskin, I presume! Try again!

      February 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allison Wright

      Everybody that is talking need to shut up because if you was not there i refuse to talk about something i dont know i just so happen to look down to see people gossiping about someone who is not even here to defend themselves you all should be ashamed of yourselfs !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      February 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bridget Halvey

      What is so frustrating is to be given a gift as large as her voice only to throw that gift right back at God. Whitney never thought she was good enough and couldn't handle the pressure....instead of thinking of her daughter, she thought of herself and escaped with drugs...what a shame.

      February 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |

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