February 14th, 2011
06:35 PM ET
Although Barbra Streisand recently made something of a jab at Fox's hit series "Glee," Lea Michele for one isn't singing the blues.
The misunderstanding began on Friday, when at the Grammy's MusiCares tribute event in her honor, Streisand was asked if she would ever do a cameo on "Glee." According to the Hollywood Reporter, she replied, "Not if I can help it."
Since then, however, Streisand has changed her tune and is apologizing for her remark.
"When asked if I would ever appear on ‘Glee,' I should have said, 'You never know.' It was wrong to say, 'Not if I can help it,'" she wrote on her website yesterday.
"What I meant was that I’ve been overwhelmed preparing for my performance on MusiCares, the Grammys, recording a new album and starting a new movie. So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked," she explained.
Streisand had especially kind words for Michele, whose "Glee" alter ego, Rachel, is also obsessed with the singing legend.
"I’m so honored that a lead character on 'Glee' is so admiring of my work," she said. "In my speech at MusiCares, I thanked them 'for exposing young people to music they might otherwise not hear today: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Darren Criss…you’re all so gifted.'"
For her part, Lea Michele couldn't be more thrilled with Streisand's remarks.
"As if this night at the Grammys wasn't amazing enough...waiting at the valet... Mrs Barbra Streisand came up to me," Michele tweeted. "I can barely breath[e]..."
And according to Michele, Streisand was just as gracious in person. "She was so wonderful, kind and beyond nice," the "Glee" star tweeted. " I can't believe I just met my idol. I feel so blessed and thankful right now..."
What do you think the odds are that Streisand will one day show up on "Glee"?
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