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Will 'Glee' Really Do a Bieber Episode? Plus: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristin Chenoweth Return

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 10th 2011 10:45AM
Justin BieberSomeone in the 'Glee' cast has contracted a very serious case of Bieber Fever -- at least we think that's what happened.

Over the weekend, conflicting reports came out about whether or not the Fox show would dedicate an entire episode to Justin Bieber. While TVLine originally wrote that the boy with the bangs would be the latest recipient of a themed episode, creator Ryan Murphy told Perez Hilton that it would only be one song. Now, Deadline is reporting that it'll be three songs. So, which is it?

Here's what we know for sure: Sam is definitely singing at least one Bieber song in an upcoming episode, but it's unclear if there will be more.

"We are doing an episode where Sam sings a JB song to win Quinn back ... and copies his hairstyle, etc. But it's a small part of a big episode that has a LOT of other things going on," Murphy told Perez Hilton.

He also clarified that it is definitely not a themed episode. "'Glee' is NOT doing a Justin Bieber tribute episode. We are not doing any more of those this season. Those are reserved for artists with a big catalogue, ala Madonna and Britney, etc."

According to Deadline, the episode will revolve around Sam starting a boy band (not to be confused with Acafellas) and singing three of the Bieb's songs. What's the difference, then, between a themed episode and singing three songs from the same artist?

In other 'Glee' news, Entertainment Weekly confirms that Gwyneth Paltrow is coming back for two episodes (numbers 15 and 16 of this season). Yes, she'll be dating Mr. Schuester. Also scheduled to return for multiple episodes is Kristin Chenoweth, who will appear toward the end of the season.

Finally, Murphy confirmed to EW that the McKinley High crew will cover Lady Gaga's new single, 'Born This Way' -- which isn't even released yet -- in an episode involving closeted gay bully Karofsky.

Tell us: What do you think of 'Glee' covering Bieber and Gaga? Are you excited for Paltrow and Chenoweth to return?

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Michael

"According to Deadline, the episode will revolve around Sam starting a boy band (not to be confused with Acafellas) and singing three of the Bieb's songs. What's the difference, then, between a themed episode and singing three songs from the same artist?"

Yes, instead of taking the producer/creator's word, let's listen to a bs website nobody reads instead. He's already said it's not a tribute. Let's move on to actual news.

January 10 2011 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elvusluver

I love Kristin Chenoweth! She is so talented. I wish she was more of a regular.

January 10 2011 at 11:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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