It’s official: The music of Madonna will be coming back to “Glee.”
Series head honcho Ryan Murphy confirmed the rumors on Monday at the Peabody Awards in New York City. “We are, we’re doing a sequel to the Madonna (episode),” he told Access Hollywood.
Earlier this season, “Glee” broke tradition and devoted an entire episode to onlyMadonna songs, but the date when Madonna will reign supreme for a second time, musically anyway, on the show is the only thing that has to be nailed down. When asked if it will occur next season, Murphy said, “Probably. Yeah.”
Madonna is a fan of the show, after having watched it with her teenage daughter,Lourdes, and the rumors continue to run rampant that she will make a cameo on the hit FOX program.
“I can’t say,” Murphy told Access about Madonna’s rumored role. “But she’s sort of the muse of our show, I think now.” She loves the show and has supported it. She gets the show is about arts education and so she’s very supportive about that.”
In related “Glee” news, Newsweek Associate Editor Ramin Setoodeh recently sparked a controversy after penning an article — “Straight Jacket” — where he suggested gay actors, like Sean Hayes in Broadway’s “Promises, Promises,” and “Glee’s” Jonathan Groff, are unconvincing as heterosexual males on screen.
Murphy was one of the stars to speak out, demanding Newsweek issue an apology. He also invited the writer to visit the “Glee” writer’s room as a means of education.
“I spoke out personally about that article because basically, I was personally offended by it because the thesis statement of that article to me was that gay actors who are out of the closet can only play gay characters and you know, it’s basically saying that brunettes can only play brunettes,” Murphy told Access on Monday. “I just thought it was nuts and we work really hard on our show to do diversified casting. Anybody can read for any role we do. We cast colorblind, we always have.
Source: Access Hollywood