Whitney Houston's family members, sister-n-law Pat Houston, her mother, Cissy Houston, and niece, Rayah, appeared on The View yesterday to promote their reality TV show, The Houstons: On Our Own.
In the interest of disclosure, Sandrarose.com was contacted by the production crew to help promote this show. They made promises they didn't keep, such as taking out ads on my blog and flying one lucky reader and a guest out to New York for the premiere party, which took place yesterday.
The likely explanation is the network refused to OK the budget for promotion on my blog. But, no worries. I'm not mad at 'em.
The Houstons: On Our Own (in its present state) began filming just 3 months after Whitney's death.
There have been accusations lobbed by Whitney's fans that Pat Houston is using Whitney's death to capitalize for her family. But Pat denies such accusations. Still, it's interesting that Bobbi Kristina did not appear on The View alongside her family members.
Also interesting is the fact that the network canceled a planned private dinner and screening last night for select members of the NY media. You know industry people love to be wined and dined. So the cancellation didn't pass without much speculation and rumors amongst the invitees.
Esteemed gossip columnist Flo Anthony took to her Twitter page yesterday to ponder over why the event was canceled. The obvious answer is the lack of interest since Bobbi Kristina would not be attending the event.
It's difficult to promote a reality show when the cast members are not very well liked by the media or the public.
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