'Glee' plans Whitney Houston episode

March 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- An upcoming episode of the U.S. music-themed series "Glee" will feature eight songs by late recording star Whitney Houston, E! News said.

Cast member Amber Riley performed "I Will Always Love You" and producers added a dedication card at the end of an episode last month, shortly after Houston died at age 48.

A show source told E! the new episode was planned after Houston's death and will "not be a typical tribute."

"It's using Whitney's music as a way to say goodbye," the source said. "A way to respectfully say thank you for her music."

"Glee" co-star Lea Michele mentioned the episode via Twitter Friday.

"Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the world's most amazing singers. Very excited about this one," Michele said.

An air date has not yet been set for the episode.

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