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Whitney Houston's close friend and The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner delivered a touching speech at her funeral yesterday in Newark, New Jersey.

He recalled to mourners gathered at the church and fans watching online that Houston, despite her fame, was a humble woman who doubted herself.

"The greatest pop star in the world didn't think she was good enough," Costner, 57, said of Houston, who died of a possible overdose last week at 48.

"There were a thousand things that seemed to her to be wrong."

Kevin said there were many men who could've played his part in their iconic 1992 film, after which he remained close to Houston, but there was only one Whitney.

When she was screen-testing for the role, which was put in production a year later than slated because she was on tour, Whitney Houston asked herself:

"Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?"

As those attending the funeral laughed, Costner recalled how she almost sabotaged herself re-touching her own makeup, which melted under the studio lighting.

"I wanted to tell her that the game was rigged, that I didn't care how the test went, that she could fall down and start speaking tongues," he said.

"That no matter what she did, I'd find a way to explain it as an extraordinary acting choice. And gee, weren't we lucky to have her?"

Indeed. R.I.P.

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Stephen Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against Kevin Costner for scheming to make money off the BP oil rig disaster. Bet you totally saw that coming!

Alec and Billy's slightly-wacko brother says Kevin duped him into selling his shares in a company that builds machines that separate oil from water.

Baldwin claims in April, he decided to become a 10 percent partner in an invention backed by Costner (one developed during his film Waterworld).

B-PEEVED: Baldwin says he got hosed by Costner.

Costner and his partners made it seem as if Costner had already sold his shares in the company, when in fact the actor was still heavily invested.

Baldwin also claims the company misrepresented that there was no deal in the works to sell the contraption to BP ... which evidently there was.

Stephen alleges he was duped into selling his shares back to the company so Costner and his partners could score a bigger profit in that deal.

BP allegedly bought the company for more than $52 million. Baldwin is suing for unspecified damages and says Kevin is totally going to hell.

Just kidding. About the second part.

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