Furore erupted among Whitney Houston fans when news hit that the late legend’s personal and professional effects were being put up for auction – by her own estate.
Everything from gowns to the diva’s passport were being made available to bid on.
The reason offered? To allow supporters to have a little piece of their idol, who died aged just 48 in 2012.
Per a new report, one item now ineligible for purchase will be Houston’s 1986 Emmy Award.
Despite the online bid sitting at $10,000, a federal judge has ruled that trophy cannot be included in the sale.
The Television Academy filed the action citing its rule that all Emmys must be returned to them if the winner or winner’s heirs no longer want it. Needless to say, their request was granted.
Houston nabbed the honor for her Grammys ’86 performance of ‘Saving All My Love For You.’