Glee Attracting Oscar Winner for Second Season

Glee is the show that keeps on giving it seems. The freshman comedy was a breakout hit for the Fox network and found enormous success due to tie-ins with five musical compilations, MP3 downloads and now books (The Beginning and Foreign Exchange). When we told you that John Stamos would have a recurring role in the second season of Glee, we quickly wondered who would be next to make an appearance on the comedy-musical hit.

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (“Best of Summer”), on “The Ausiello Files” page Michael Ausiello has a quick story on “Glee‘s next big get.” While everybody is thinking the show will clean up at the Emmys, co-creator Ryan Murphy has his eyes set on Oscar. Javier Bardem, Best Supporting Actor winner for his devilish turn in the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men, is in talks to appear in an episode of Glee. His character will be rock star who befriends Artie (Kevin McHale).

Bardem and Murphy worked together on the film adaptation of the best-selling novel Eat Pray Love. The drama stars Julia Roberts. Bardem, who became an unabashed Gleek after watching the entire first season in a week’s time said wanted to appear on the show to do some Spanish heavy metal.

Hmm, Javier Bardem and Spanish heavy metal. Can we expect a mash-up of Julio Iglesias and Metallica?

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