Good news for Britney Spears and Glee fans: series creator Ryan Murphy tells EW that an all-Britney episode of the hit Fox musical, an idea floated by SpearsÃ¢â¬â¢ manager via twitter on April 21 after TuesdayÃ¢â¬â¢s all-Madonna Glee, is actually being considered.
Says Murphy, Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m interested in the Britney Spears idea. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve always loved her. IÃ¢â¬â¢m entertaining it. I think young kids would like that.Ã¢â¬Â Murphy also says that heÃ¢â¬â¢s contemplating doing similar hour tributes to Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, and, even, Courtney Love!
Ã¢â¬ÅI actually ran into Courtney Love the other day and talked to her,Ã¢â¬Â says Murphy. Ã¢â¬ÅSheÃ¢â¬â¢s interested. I would love to have the kids do a Courtney Love episode one day.Ã¢â¬Â
But he stresses that with all of these artists it really all comes down to the music and how it fits in the Glee universe. Ã¢â¬ÅThe key is the songs in the catalogue have to have a certain degree of theatricality,Ã¢â¬Â says Murphy.
With the Ã¢â¬ÅPower of MadonnaÃ¢â¬Â soundtrack set to debut at #1 next week and dominating the iTunes download charts, Murphy says Madonna has been more than pleased with their treatment of her tunes. Ã¢â¬ÅShe said how much she loved the episode,Ã¢â¬Â he admits. Ã¢â¬ÅShe thought it was brilliant and sheÃ¢â¬â¢s so pleased. Her daughter got to watch it with her and loved it. [Madonna’s] a smart cookie. I mean that introduced her music to an entire new generation.Ã¢â¬Â