Glee season two just got hipper (and hopper)!
According to Lea Michele, the cast of Fox's hit musical comedy has added a Black Eyed Peas hip-hop track to their lineup of songs for the back half of season two, telling us, "We're doing [a] Black Eyed Peas song right now! We've been begging [executive producer] Ryan [Murphy] for such a long time to do one of their songs, and we finally just got one!"
Does Peas lead singer Fergie return the Glee cast's love? Are the Peas themselves actually appearing on the show? Here's what we learned exclusively from Ms. Ferguson herself:
When asked if she was a Gleek, Fergie told us, "Yes [I'm a fan of Glee]! I would love to do a [Black Eyed Peas] episode of Glee! And I would love to see them to the Peas—do us!"
Any chance that might actually happen? Glee lead Lea Michele, who was being honored along with Fergie and Jazmine Sullivan at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Awards in New York City today, is going to do her level best to get a guest gig for Fergie and the rest of the Peas, saying "Oh my god! I'll tell Ryan Murphy for sure! I'm going to definitely tell him that she needs to be on the show!"
As for the Billboard award itself, Lea was nothing but grateful, saying, "Everybody at Glee—we work really hard, singing and dancing and all of that—I've been working for a long time in musical theater and everything, so this award really just makes me feel so much like hard work is paying off."
But speaking of hard work, the demands of Glee mean that it might be a while before we are lucky enough to get a Lea Michele record. When asked if she has any plans to record an album separate for the four Glee cast albums currently available in stores, she told us, "I really look forward to putting out an album but I really want to make sure I have a really good amount of time. Glee is like my baby, and I still feel like I have a newborn at home, and I'm not ready to have another baby yet."
Would you like to see a Black Eyed Peas theme night on Glee? And what BEP song do you want to hear first? Hit the comments!
(Originally published Dec. 2, 2010, at 4:37 p.m. PT)
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