Stars join Glee cast
Hudson’s character in Glee is ‘‘mean and petty’’. In the latest season, Hudson (pictured) and Sarah Jessica Parker join the show. Hudson plays a New York dance instructor who will teach musical theatre wannabe Rachel Berry, portrayed by Lea Michele. Jane Lynch says fans are in for a treat when the two characters clash. ‘‘I hear she’s doing just great and I read the scripts and they’re hilarious,’’ Lynch says. ‘‘She’s mean and petty and yet there’s a heart there too. She’s really good. She gives Rachel a really hard time.’’ Lynch, speaking at the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr in Hollywood, is close friends with comic star Barr and would love her to appear on Glee. Barr appears to share Lynch’s enthusiasm. ‘‘I’m ready to become a lesbian to get on there,’’ she quips. Last season, Lynch’s character Sue Sylvester was pregnant. Season four will show the cheerleading coach coping with the perils of motherhood. ‘‘Momentarily I’m nice. I’ve just given birth to a beautiful baby girl who has Down syndrome and her name is Robin,’’ Lynch says. In other Glee news, Ryan Murphy, the man who helped create the series and other successful shows, will be honoured for his impact on TV with a special Emmy Award in November. Murphy will receive the International Emmy Founders Award at a New York gala on November 19 in recognition of his TV shows, which include American Horror Story and the upcoming sitcom The New Normal.