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Whitney to be Honored by Grammy Special: Usher, Hudson to Perform

Whitney Houston will be honored by a special tribute concert later this year, organized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science, the organization responsible for the Grammys. CBS will air the special titled We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston on November 16. Among those scheduled to perform are fellow Grammy winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher. Houston’s own performances will be a part of the show as well, which will run for an hour.

Houston, a six-time Grammy winner was found dead in her hotel room on February 11, the night before this year’s Grammy Awards. Hudson sang Houston’s hit “I Will Always Love You” as a tribute during the show. Fans were able to see Whitney once last time this summer in Sparkle, a remake of the original 1976 film. The 48-year-old star was in the midst of a career comeback when she died of an apparent overdose.

Lifetime announced the premiere date for its upcoming reality series The Houstons: On Our Own, which will follow the lives of the recently-departed singer’s family. The cast will include Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat, brother Gary, mother Cissy and her daughter Bobbi Kristina. The 14 episode series will debut on October 24, a week after Lifetime airs its own Remembering Whitney special on October 17.

Bobbi Kristina has been making headlines more than ever since her mother’s passing, and was reportedly involved in a car accident last weekend in Alpharetta, Georgia. Her boyfriend Nick Gordon’s Camaro was reportedly involved in the crash, while Bobbi was a passenger. Alpharetta police reported that they found the wrecked car while responding to a noise complaint. Though TMZ stated that the couple was arguing at the time of the accident, the police department confirmed only the damage to the car.

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