With "Glee" fanatics still raving about this week's episode — particularly guest star Gwyneth Paltrow — it might be hard to look ahead to next week. But thanks to a run-in with "Glee" music supervisor PJ Bloom at Thursday night's Hollywood Music in Media Awards — during which Bloom was nominated for his music supervision on "Eat Pray Love" — MTV News got a few tidbits about what to expect on next week's episode with another superstar guest: Carol Burnett.
"[Burnett] plays Sue [Sylvester]'s mom," Bloom said. "It's going to be fun. One of the best things we've been able to do with 'Glee' is the exploitation of the show tunes. We do our pop songs, we do our classic songs, but what we've been able to do with American musicals has been fantastic. And I think this is an under-explored area of pop culture. It's stuff that the kids care about, clearly, because they've responded so incredibly to the musicals we've done. What we've been able to do for schools, musicals in schools have been great."
So does that mean next week's ep will be chock-full of show tunes? "This next episode with Sue and Carol Burnett is going to explore quite a bit of that, which is fantastic," he said.
Another bit of information Bloom let slip was a certain pop song the cast will be performing on an upcoming episode, which came up during a discussion about whether Bloom had a hand in using Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" in trailer for "Eat Pray Love." He didn't, but he did reveal that the titian-tressed VMA performer will make her mark on "Glee" very soon.
"She is amazing," Bloom said of frontwoman Florence Welch. "We're thrilled she's finally broken through, and now we at 'Glee' get to be a part of it. ... We're doing 'Dog Days,' " Bloom revealed. "It's going to be amazing. Florence is fantastic. I think it's exciting that the United States gets to experience an artist like Florence and the Machine."
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