Britney Spears getting a "Glee"-full makeover

Fri Jul 9, 2010 2:39pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britney Spears is the latest mega pop star to be getting a "Glee"-full makeover.

"We are writing a Britney Spears episode," Ryan Murphy, creator of the hit musical comedy TV show, told celebrity news show Entertainment Tonight.

It was not clear whether Spears, 28, the biggest pop music phenomenon of the early 2000s with hits like "Oops!...I Did It Again" and "Piece of Me", would also appear in the episode planned for the new season which starts in the fall.

"Glee", which won 19 Emmy nominations on Thursday, based two episodes earlier this year on the music of Madonna and Lady Gaga but neither of the singers appeared on the show.

"Glee", about a struggling high school show choir that sings cover versions of pop, Broadway and hip-hop tunes, was one of the most-talked about TV programs of the last year.

It produced three hit albums of music while also sending sales soaring for the original artists whose music is featured, and its young stars recently completed a U.S. concert tour.

Producers however have denied reports that Spanish movie star Javier Bardem, who won an Oscar in 2008 for his role in "No Country for Old Men", would appear as a guest in the new season.

"No, javierbardemjenniferanistonjuliarobertsbradpittelvis katieholmestomcruiseandu2 are not appearing in season 2. But wouldn't it be fun...." Dante Di Loreto, an executive producer for "Glee", said in a Twitter message earlier this week.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

 
<p>Creator and director of the show "Glee", Ryan Murphy (C), holds an award as he is surrounded by cast members during the 2010 Peabody Award ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York May 17, 2010. The cast members include actors Matthew Morrison (L), Jane Lynch (3rd R) and Jessalyn Gilsig (2nd R). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>