It turns out the false alarm was true after all.
18-year old pop star Charice Pempengco, who hails from the Philippenes, will be joining the cast of Glee as a guest star during the second season. Because the one thing a show with an already giant cast needs is yet another supporting player!
A few months ago, a rumor surfaced that Charice would join the show as a regular cast member, but she tweeted that that was false. Either her manager got a little trigger-happy with announcing the news or Glee folks got wind of the rumor and figured it wasn’t such a bad idea, but Charice confirmed the casting on her Twitter:
“It’s official. I’m on Glee (next season) but story behind it. When d rumor came out, it wasn’t true. But then after that… I tried to audition. And i made it!!! Let’s Party!!!!”
Charice will play a foreign exchange student who catches the eye of a male Gleek or two. Wuh oh, looks like the William McKinley High theatre troupe ain’t the only after-school club that’s got some major drama!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Charice is joining Glee.
No, really this time!
When that rumor began to spread earlier this month via her loose-lipped manager, Charice herself shot it down via Twitter. “I just want to let you all know, that it’s not true that I’m going to be on Glee,” she said.
Well, it’s true now! Sources confirm to me exclusively that the international pop star is signed, sealed, and delivered to recur next season as a foreign exchange student whose killer vocals get Rachel (Lea Michele) contemplating murder.
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