NEWS OF THE WEEK: Kevin Costner refused to shorten eulogy at Whitney Houston's memorial service

The Yellowstone actor paid tribute to his The Bodyguard co-star and friend at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, on 18 February 2012, a week after she died from accidental drowning aged 48. Reflecting on Houston's death on the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard podcast, the actor admitted he turned down an opportunity to honour her at the BET Awards because he would've only been allowed to speak for two minutes. However, when Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick reached out days later to ask him to give a eulogy at the memorial, Costner found himself saying yes.