Gwyneth Paltrow just can’t get enough “Glee.” The actress-turned-singer, who guest-starred on the hit Fox show last month, is set to reprise her role as McKinley High’s free-spirited substitute teacher Holly Holiday in an upcoming episode.
The actress confirmed to “Access Hollywood” that she had signed on for two episodes, and called the TV gig “the best job ever.” There’s no word yet on when Paltrow’s second appearance will air or what tunes the Oscar-winning actress will sing.
During her much-hyped debut “Glee” episode, Paltrow belted the edited version of Cee Lo’s “F— You” (which happens to be MTV News’ #5 Song of 2010 ). She also did a mash-up of Rihanna’s smash “Umbrella” and the Gene Kelly classic “Singin’ in the Rain” alongside Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison).
When MTV News caught up with the “Country Strong” star, she told us she’d heard through the grapevine that Cee Lo was flattered by her “Glee” cover .
“I have heard from Cee Lo through other people,” Paltrow said. “He was incredibly sweet about it. It’s embarrassing to think of Cee Lo hearing me sing his song,” she laughed.
Asked whether she’d heard from Rihanna yet, Paltrow joked, “No! What the?”
Of course, Gwyneth’s “Glee” appearances have won raves, including from show creator Ryan Murphy who spoke to the BBC about casting her. “Gwyneth is a great singer,” he said. “She’s done it a little bit, but I really want to show it off and show everyone how great she is.”
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