'Glee' Casting News: Whoopi Goldberg, Lindsay Lohan Up For Roles

by Fallon Prinzivalli

We know you "Glee" fans are anxiously awaiting the return of Fox's musical series next month. After all, the last episode to air back in February left viewers with a few very big questions: Will Rachel and Finn really tie the knot? Does Quinn survive the car accident? Is Sue Sylvester actually pregnant or is the maternal kindness simply an act? To whet your appetite while you wait, we have some exciting news!

As you'll recall, Rachel and Kurt spent plenty of time anxiously checking their mailboxes for letters from the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts, better known as NYADA. They did indeed receive them, and as it turns out, their acceptance into the college now relies on a decision from Whoopi Goldberg.

Whoopi has signed on to play Carmen Tibideaux, a professor at NYADA who will travel to Ohio to audition Kurt and Rachel. TVLine reports that "The View" host is scheduled to appear in three episodes starting May 1. Her character is described as a "theatrical grande dame." We hope this means she'll be impressed with the incredible talent of our favorite eccentric duo and not view them with such a critical light. It sounds like it could go either way!

Also in talks to join the cast is Linsday Lohan. According to TVLine, if she signs on, Lindsay will guest star as herself on one of the season's final episodes, judging performances at Nationals. We hope the jab the show made at her mom in their post-Super Bowl episode doesn't turn her against our beloved New Directions.

Only two more weeks, Gleeks!

Are you excited about Whoopi and Lindsay appearing on "Glee"? What are your hopes for the series when it returns? Tell us everything in the comments and on Twitter!