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National Enquirer posts Whitney Houston open casket
Fox News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 02/22/2012 11:29:52 PM PST by patriot08

National Enquirer posts Whitney Houston open casket

Not that it’s all that shocking, when you think about it, as the shot is reminiscent of the Enquirer front page featuring Elvis Presley’s open casket photo after The King died in 1977.

Did The Enquirer go too far, is this par for the course with today’s tabloid journalism, or both?

(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: photo; whitneyhouston

1 posted on 02/22/2012 11:29:56 PM PST by patriot08
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To: All

I wondered how long it would take for this photo to appear.
Some greedy somebody made a bundle off this.

I doubt if they really buried her with $500,000 worth of jewelry as was reported. I’m sure they removed it after the viewing.
If not, it would certainly temp some ghouls to go digging and try to get it.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 11:34:49 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08
Civil Rights History: Emmet Till murder 1955, open casket (WARNING: Graphic!)
3 posted on 02/22/2012 11:43:50 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: patriot08

I don’t know FOX, was tapping phones going too far?


4 posted on 02/22/2012 11:53:56 PM PST by Irenic
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To: patriot08

BS

Her lips are parted.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 12:01:13 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I thought so at first too, but it’s just the shine from the lip gloss.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 12:03:36 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Hmmmmmm...

You are correct.

On my cellphone it looks as if her lips are parted at first glance. went back and looked and they are indeed closed.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 12:16:33 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: patriot08

What is Nippy?


8 posted on 02/23/2012 12:58:35 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Vendome

C’mon... It’s the Enquirer. No way would they photoshop a picture on their cover.
That tabloid prides itself on having more integrity than, say, Dan Rather or the New York Times, etc.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 1:03:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That was her nickname as a child.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 1:04:30 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper
OMG! They reused Nipsey Russell's coffin!


11 posted on 02/23/2012 1:34:33 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks.

fwiw - When I was a child I found a kitten in the middle of Whitney Avenue in Queens and named it Whitney. Kept it for his full life, about 17 years.

She looks at peace. Still tragic.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 1:37:11 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Cvengr

LoL!

Sorry to hear he is gone.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:51 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Lancey Howard

‘Nippy’ and the musical notes on the inside look tacky.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 1:40:07 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Same here. Decent comedian with clean humor.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 1:43:32 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

I must say, they did a very good job..she looks alive like she just lay down.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 2:29:20 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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Yes, she looks beautiful.
They must have really improved on the way they do autopsies.
When they got through with the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, her face had all but collapsed.
You can see a picture if you do a Google.
I haven’t the heart to post it.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 2:53:19 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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This from Mail on Line:

A photograph apparently showing Whitney Houston in an open coffin has been published on the cover of the National Enquirer.
The chilling picture shows the singer lying dead in her golden casket, clad in a regal purple dress and wearing what looks like a diamond brooch and earrings.

The official cause of death is yet to be revealed, pending the release of toxicology reports - which could still be several weeks off.
However, there has been speculation that the troubled star -who endured a long battle with drugs - died as a result of a deadly concoction of prescriptions drugs and alcohol.

Yesterday, RadarOnline reported Whitney had a mixture of Valium, Xanax and alcohol in her system when she was found at the Beverly Hilton.

‘Whitney had taken Valium, Xanax, and alcohol, which led to her death,’ a source close to the situation told the website.

‘The coroner is waiting on final toxicology results to determine which one of the three was the major contributing factor of her demise.’
The insider went on: ‘The coroner will be closely examining Whitney’s blood alcohol content at the time she died as well. The sedatives and alcohol will almost certainly be the cause of death, and not drowning.

‘Her heart stopped beating because her respiratory system was suppressed because of the anti-anxiety meds, and combined with the booze it probably happened very quickly before she was found partially submerged in the bathtub.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2104870/Whitney-Houston-dead-coffin-National-Enquirer-publishes-chilling-photo.html#ixzz1nCdfXH00
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There have also been reports of Bobbi Christina slipping away and doing cocaine before the service.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 3:37:24 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

How is this relevant?


19 posted on 02/23/2012 3:37:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: patriot08
Great News! TMZ has just announced a new entertainment channel that will cover Whitney Houston 24 hours a day forever. So all you fans will now be able to turn on 'Whitney" forever! Not enough coverage you say? MSNBC is also launching it's own private Whitney cable channel next month. There will be psychics talking to Whitney directly and answering your questions. You'll be able to talk directly with her for $5,000 a minute.

Need more you say? Disney is opening the new Whitney Crack House exhibit in Fantasy Land. You'll be able to dress up like Whitney and do actual lines of coke! Disney is also putting in a new Funeral Cortege ride in Tomorrow Land where you will be able to ride in a hearse with an animatronic Whitney body in an open casket!

Not enough you say? You want more? CBS has just announced a new reality show, "Whitney Lost" in which contestants will overdose live on TV and paramedics will try to revive them. Last one to die wins!

20 posted on 02/23/2012 3:56:34 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: driftdiver

I think any aspect of the Whitney story is relevant. It’s a teaching moment to remind people about the dangers of mixing some prescription drugs with alcohol. Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Lorazepam...


21 posted on 02/23/2012 4:13:23 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Doc Savage

I’m hoping the overkill on this story will stop doctors from handing out Benzodiazepine scripts like they’re the only answer to anxiety. It’s too easy to get addicted.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 4:27:48 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: patriot08

I saw yesterday another supermarket tabloid with the front cover showing her bathtub.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 4:33:29 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Doc Savage

ROTF!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 02/23/2012 4:53:22 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Doc Savage

Will they have a count up clock?


25 posted on 02/23/2012 4:56:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Oh I agree, just wondering why he posted the morbid picture he did. What happened to her is sad. It happens to many people who ignore the known dangers.

Too bad the media didn’t focus on her self destructive behavior before it killed her.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 5:43:12 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I guess they wanted to see if they could out-morbid National Enquirer.

There was quite a bit of news coverage on Whitney’s addiction. One that comes to mind is the news special on CBS with Diane Sawyer. All the show biz evening shows like ‘ET’, and Inside Edition frequently covered it.
But I guess it just wasn’t enough.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 6:30:04 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Thank goodness they did not post a pic of her last movement!!!

I suspect that is to come, from them (the N E ) under their heading of “stolen pics” and the follow up ..”Was she a man with tight shorts??”

Don’t do the drugs if you don’t want to sleep with the bugs.

EL


28 posted on 02/23/2012 6:35:59 AM PST by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: patriot08
They must have really improved on the way they do autopsies. When they got through with the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, her face had all but collapsed.

The CIA doesn't have much practice doing autopsies.

29 posted on 02/23/2012 6:41:01 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: patriot08
Meanwhile, at James Brown's funeral........


30 posted on 02/23/2012 6:47:46 AM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: patriot08
Elvis Presley also had "one last picture" taken of him:

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31 posted on 02/23/2012 7:04:18 AM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: patriot08
Since her ex-husband announced over the weekend that he's publishing a tell all book, I'm guessing he's also the source of this photo. Pig.
32 posted on 02/23/2012 7:09:35 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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To: liberalh8ter

Probably.
But then it could have been Cissy or Warwick.
They sold footage of the funeral entering the cemetery and one of Whitney’s dresses ‘to help Bobby Christina out’.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 1:32:56 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08; a fool in paradise

I’d like to see that casket opened and photographed, oh, 10 years from now.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 1:36:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yes, tragic.
I know she did it to herself...but still, she was so young and so talented.
We have no way of knowing the pressures she was under and how hard it is to quit drugs.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 1:36:55 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s remains in an open casket. Komarov died in 1967 during re-entry, when the parachutes on his Soyuz capsule failed to open.

36 posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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