Britney Spears tweets from the set of 'Glee'
August 19th, 2010
11:31 AM ET

Britney Spears tweets from the set of 'Glee'

The buzz surrounding the Britney Spears episode of “Glee” is attempting to go head-to-head with the anticipation for both the Madonna and Lady Gaga themed episodes combined.

Spears fed the fans’ hunger for more details by tweeting,"what's up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on set!! Can't wait for you guys to see the episode!" along with a photo of her on set.

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest earlier this month that the Britney scenes would involve dental work and anesthesia, but he didn’t say what role the pop star herself would play.

And although Spears didn't spill any details, we also know that no jabs will be thrown at Spears' tumultuous past.

"It’s about her music, it's not about her personal life,” Murphy told Seacrest. “I think Britney Spears is pop culture. I think she’s been through a lot, and I want to do something that says thank you.”

The bets are already going that "saying thank you" will involve finding a reason for Heather Morris's character Brittany to say, "It's Britney, [expletive.]"


Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Glee • Music • television

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  1. Bingo

    Who or what is a "Glee" and why should I care if BS twitted from it?

    August 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. thunderhead1

    Oh please, every one should have a chance to be in Glee's spotlight. Like Damian McGinty of Celtic Thunder!!! He is incredibly handsome, charming with his Irish accent, and he has an amazing voice!!! The suits of Glee would have a huge following by running a storyline involving this young man,he auditioned and no word yet. BUT the fans of CT are not going to give up on him getting a shot at GLEE. Check his videos; Google Celtic Thunder It's Entertainment OR Damian McGinty/ Mack the knife. You will see true talent and charm, not to mention he is easy on the eyes!!!!

    August 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Phil

    Here's a challenge for "Glee": Do a series of episodes based upon music theory and its history as most likely reflected in Western culture, all the way from Palestrina to Pink... I dare them.

    August 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • hollywood executives

      what's the projected viewership? how much money can we squeeze from our sponsors?

      August 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kelly

    I love Glee, but how can they do an entire episode about Britney Spears? All of her songs sound the same. I won't be watching that episode.

    August 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ummm....

      Then you don't love Glee. Gleekers watch every episode regardless of the music or guest stars. I personally don't care for Britney either, but she was a pop icon and molded the way pop music is today, whether we like it or not.

      August 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Matt

    A washed up celebrity tweeted about a teenie bopper television show? I'll be sure to tell everyone I know.

    August 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Damon

    It's a shame that only these white pop stars are mentioned..where's a Janet Jackson themed episode?

    August 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ummm....

      Where's her permission? They have to go through so many copyright laws and red tape to get access to these songs. I, for one, would love to see a Mary J. episode.

      August 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AZ

    I WISH theyd do episodes about more TALENTED artist music, NOT gaga and britney, but QUEEN...MAMAS AND PAPAS...BEACH BOYS....JANIS JOPLIN...something MORE than this crap. I love GLEE and think its a great show, but when they wanna really show their talent, they SHOULD make episodes with music from truly GREAT artists. seriously.

    August 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rubber Hat

    Gayness be here.......

    August 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. musu

    dont watch glee but cant wait for brthney to go on. loooooooooooove her.

    August 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John Berggren

    Why do people insist in linking to an entertainment story on the entertainment section of a news site and then complain that they don't care? Clearly you cared enough to click the initial link.

    August 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Why ask why?

      Clearly, you cared enough to sign your name to an inane comment.

      August 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. By Royal Decree

    CNN hereby orders you to care about this.

    August 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. girls got game!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MIM3_PcSw&w=640&h=390]

    August 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Well, of course she SUKS! All fabricated BS is all she ever was, I mean seriously.....

      August 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. eva

    This is news???? A celebrity tweets? CNN you don't even know what news is half the time.

    August 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • eva

      ...and you posted this item in the Latest News section at the top!!! I expect news items of importance in the Latest News section. No wonder news agencies are going down the financial tube. You publish items like you're a ill-informed blogger.

      August 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. confused

    which woman is britney? is she in that picture? all i see is an older woman (on the left) standing next to a younger woman (her daughter?)

    August 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rosie

    I love Glee but will definitely NOT WATCH the Spears episode! If she COULD sing it would be a whole different ballgame, but good grief I find it hard to believe she has any fans left.

    August 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. whocares007

    Sorry I missed the part that told me why I should care about this...

    August 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cgar380

      Really? That's why you took the time to leave a comment, is to say you don't care? Wow, now that we know, thanks for sharing.

      August 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sigh

    Twits...please let this fad die out faster than it is. it can only damage the mentality of americans..."tweet"...gawd. Just another excuse to not go outside and get excercise

    August 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Melissa

    I CANT WAIT! I LOVE GLEE AND AM A TRUE FAN OF BRITNEY EVEN THROUGH ALL THE TOUGH TIMES! BRITNEY+GLEE=AN AWESOME FRIGGEN TIME

    August 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. fred

    Tweet is not a word, CNN needs to stop using it.

    August 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • niceitalianboi

      Really, not a word, HUH? Birds don't "tweet"?

      August 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fitzwilliams

      It is if enough people use it – we invent and use new words all the time... sheesh

      August 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barney

      Wow, Fred. You're how old?

      August 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      World English Dictionary
      tweet (twiːt)

      — interj
      1. ( often reiterated ) an imitation or representation of the thin chirping sound made by small or young birds

      — vb
      2. ( intr ) to make this sound

      — n
      3. a thin chirping sound
      4. a short message posted on the Twitter website

      [C19: of imitative origin]

      I hate when the World Dictionary includes garbled letters that are NOT words. Stupid wordsmiths!

      August 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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