RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The public won't be allowed to attend Whitney Houston's funeral in Newark, NJ Saturday, but they will be allowed to watch around the world.
In Central Virginia, the funeral will be broadcast commercial-free on Bounce Richmond from CW Richmond starting at Noon. It will also stream in its entirety online on NBC12.com. The funeral is expected to last two hours.
"I would advise the public there really will be nothing to see here at the church," said Sam Demaio of the Newark Police Dept. "Best thing to do is stay home and watch the service on television."
Numerous celebrities are expected to attend Houston's service. Her godmother, Aretha Franklin, will be there. Stevie wonder will perform, as well.
Jay-Z, Beyonce, Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey and Elton John are also expected to attend, according to a report from the Newark Star-Ledger citing unnamed sources.