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Kevin Costner Refused To Speak On Whitney Houston's Death Until…

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We're sure you saw or heard Kevin Costner's beautiful eulogy at Whitney Houston's funeral.

But what you may not know is that he was this-close to not saying anything!

We all cope in different ways, and Kevy's way was staying silent. It was gonna stay that way too until Whitney's cousin, Dionne Warwick, made a very important phone call.

Kevin explains what changed his mind :

I had consistently turned down doing sound bytes and going on news programs to talk about Whitney. And the pressure began to build on some level about, 'Well, when are you going to say something, are you going to say something?'

And the truth is, I don't really know how I feel at that moment about anything. Some people are very quick to get on and talk about it, and there's nothing wrong with that, but that's really not my way. And I actually didn't realize that it seemed that a lot of people did want to hear from me on some level. Sometimes you don't understand, and somebody has to say, 'People really do want to hear it.'

And I was thinking, 'Oh my goodness,' and I still didn't think any of the forums that I was seeing [like talk shows] were right, to be honest. There was one notion that maybe I would go on the Image Awards and present a film clip, which would be one or two lines and here's the clip, and she meant a lot more to me than that.

When I got a call from Dionne Warwick, that's when I said I would come. And I'm not saying that was the right forum. It was one the where, I chose to support Dionne at that moment.

Umm… is it just us or he the most eloquent man in Hollywood???


Thank goodness Dionne made that call too!! We're sure Whitney was smiling! :)

[Image via Schultz-Coulon/WENN.]

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16 comments to “Kevin Costner Refused To Speak On Whitney Houston's Death Until…”

  1. 1

    He is a Class Act

  2. 2

    I agree he IS a class act. I would LOVE to meet him.

  3. 3

    He is a class act and should stick to his guns. We all know why Whitney died; it's not hard to ANYONE to figure out. It needs to be left alone. He worked with her on a movie QUITE a few years ago, and I'm sure maybe kept in touch but didn't spend that much time around her. So what is the point?

  4. j.no says – reply to this


    He is NOT a class act. He's quite the douche. I've worked with him a few times, and he's impossible. He wasn't friends with Whitney, and despite what people think he would yell at her on the set of Bodyguard to the point she cried a few times. This whole holier than thou, BFFs with Whitney is completely calculated for the press. He hadn't spoken to the woman in over 15 years.

  5. bohwe says – reply to this


    there are pictures of them in 2008, at the muhammed ali cremony. he also wrote her 2 letters, when someone close to her, ask him to write to her and 2008, isn't 15 years ago. also, you could tell , how real dionne, cissy are, they would not have asked him to speak, if there was bad blood between them. whitney, as late as 2011, spoke highly of kevin, and always has. he has always spoke highly of whitney.

    kevin would have been perfect for whitney, if things were different, he seems like he would have made her happy and at peace.

  6. Sickalowlifes says – reply to this


    You're an ass!!! They loved each other and WERE very good friends!

  7. 7

    Now, I don't know whether or not Kevin Costner is a big ass or big hearted.

    All that I do know is that he has a big crotch. And really, isn't that the most important thing in the end (so to speak)?

  8. 8

    Quote: "Umm… is it just us or he the most eloquent man in Hollywood??? "

    I am sure that there are more in Hollywood, and in the rest of the world too.
    That said, you could learn a lesson from him Perez: instead of gossiping and ranting 24/7 about things and people you don't know, why don't you start something else? Because it's easy money, right?

  9. internetfavs.com says – reply to this


    some things are ment to keep private…….

  10. 10

    he did good he got asked to speak he spoke ..he was lucky enough to be a star when stars where revered and not picked to shreds

    water world was ages ago but is fast becoming a reality we may all end up drinking our own urine…


  11. 11

    In all honesty, its been how many weeks since Whitney died and not once did I think to myself "I wonder what Kevin Costner has to say about it"

  12. yup says – reply to this


    I agree…he is a douche…he was a skirt chaser while married to first wife…women on the set used to complain how leacherous he was…That was a known fact. I am glad he has no career anymore…this pic just reminds me how badly dressed he is too…yuck. He had his day and now it has passed…see ya.

  13. yo says – reply to this


    Re: Adorable Kevy – NO…many of us could care less what that old man has…..if you care, fine…But many of us do not….have no interest in him in the least.

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  15. kendra joy bethune says – reply to this


    oh really kevy ha i see

  16. kendra joy bethune says – reply to this


    oh really kevy i see he lost his damn mind i heard of kevin costner he's not a cute little baby or 23 0r 22