's funeral on Saturday, February 18 was a star-studded affair as fellow celebrities poured in to New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Spotted entering the church were , , Star Jones, , Diane Sawyer, and NJ governor Chris Christie.
Also coming early were Whitney's family, her mother Cissy Houston, her daughter Bobbi Kristina and her ex-husband . A few minutes later, , Gayle King and arrived simultaneously. There are 1,500 invitations for the funeral in total and they include , and who are all scheduled to make a tribute for Whitney in their own ways.