Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the launch party for the PBS television series of "Spain...on the Road Again" in New York on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) ORG XMIT: NYPK103 (AP)

Gwyneth Paltrow to appear in "Glee"?

The Academy Award-winning actress is talking with show creator Ryan Murphy about a two-episode arc

Chris Le
September 22, 2010 8:22PM (UTC)

When did "Glee" become "Saturday Night Live"? Every week, it seems, news breaks that Celebrity A will make a special appearance on the show … right after Celebrity B! One week it's Neil Patrick Harris, the next it's Britney Spears and then Olivia Newton-John. Now you can add Gwyneth Paltrow to the list.

E! Online reports that Paltrow is talking with close friend and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy about a possible two-episode appearance. If things fall into place (let's cross our fingers), Paltrow will play a substitute teacher who develops into Will Schuester's (Matthew Morrison) love interest -- a role Murphy wrote expressly for Paltrow.


The Oscar-winning actress will feel right at home with the musical numbers. Paltrow starred in 2000's "Duets" as a habitual karaoke-goer (she even recorded a song with co-star Huey Lewis, minus the News; see below), and plays a fallen country music star in the forthcoming "Country Strong."

But is one guest appearance after another overkill? MTV explains that the lure of a celebrity cameo lies both in its unexpectedness and infrequency. Will Paltrow's guest spot dull the sheen of Britney Spears'.

Season 2 of "Glee" premieres tonight.

Here's a preview of what Gleeks can expect from Paltrow.

Chris Le


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