‘Glee’ Star Kevin McHale Says Michael Jackson Ep Includes ‘The Coolest Thing I’ll Ever Get To Do’

The pretty young things of McKinley High return to the airwaves tonight after a month-long hiatus, and they’ve got big things up their sleeves for the coming weeks. Including (and especially) that Michael Jackson tribute episode airing January 31. In fact, when we caught up with “Glee” star Kevin McHale on the Golden Globes red carpet this weekend, he couldn’t stop gushing about his assignment for “Michael” except what it is he’s actually doing.

“I’m a part of three songs. Well, I’m in more but I sing three songs,” he said. “I’m getting to do something that’s probably the coolest thing I’ll ever get to do in my life. I really, really mean that.

“I can’t say,” he continued, when MTV News’ Josh Horowitz asked the obvious question. “It’s a duet with Harry. Something within that is so freakin’ cool, that, yeah, it’s insane.”

We’ll take your word for it, Kevin. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on “Glee” not getting a spin-off?

“I’ll go with whatever they choose,” Kevin said of the producers’ decision not to launch a separate show. “I think they always do the right thing. Selfishly, I’m happy because everyone gets to stay because I will be there. There were, like, four of us left. I get to terrorize them for another year.”

Such an optimistic young lad, that one.

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