Katie Couric will come out from behind her CBS news desk and throw on her dancing shoes for the post-Super Bowl episode of “Glee.” The anchorwoman, who previously expressed disappointment about a GQ photo spread featuring the show’s stars earlier this year, will perform a dance number to the tune of “Tea for Two,” according to Jane Lynch.
“I haven’t shot with her yet, but yeah, she’s going to be in our Super Bowl episode,” the “Glee” actress told “Access Hollywood” over the weekend. “She’s also doing a dance with [Matthew Morrison]. She’ll be doing ‘Tea for Two.’ ”
The whimsical classic, which first appeared in the 1925 musical “No, No, Nanette,” is a loving tune in which a couple imagines their future together. Couric’s “Glee” fandom isn’t a well-kept secret either, as Jane added, “She’s a Gleek! She has been since the beginning.”
However, just a few months ago, the 53-year-old anchor was just one of many who appeared not too happy with the cast’s racy photo spread for GQ magazine , which featured Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele.
“As Seth Meyers might say on ‘Weekend Update,’ really?!” Couric said of the spread at the end of her newscast back in October. “These very adult photos of young women who perform in a family show just seem so un-’Glee’-like. The program is already edgy in the right ways; these images don’t really — in my humble opinion — fit the ‘Glee’ gestalt. I know there are a lot of bigger problems in the world right now, but still, as Mr. Schuester might say to the club, ‘I’m really disappointed.’ ”
Katie’s guest spot isn’t the only reason to tune into the hit show’s post-Super Bowl episode, which is reported to be the priciest in television history. Airing February 6, the broadcast will also feature a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” mashed up with a yet-to-be-chosen song.
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