Glee fans have something new to get excited about — Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker are set to appear in several episodes in season four of Glee. MTV News reports Kate Hudson will star in six episodes and Sarah Jessica Parker is confirmed for at least one episode. There is no word yet on Hudson or Parker's storylines or if either actress will sing. Actor Chris Colfer did reveal on Live! With Kelly that Parker will likely play a mentor figure to his character Kurt Hummel.
Both Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker do have experience singing. Hudson sang in the film Nine and Sarah Jessica became famous when she landed the lead role in the Broadway musical Annie as a little girl. This will be Sarah Jessica Parker's first return to television since Sex and the City ended it's six-year run in 2004.
Some speculate the Glee move to incorporate major celebrities is a ratings ploy. Gwyneth Paltrow starred in season two of Glee to a major ratings boost. Lindsay Lohan is set to make her Glee debut tomorrow night — although her mom, Dina Lohan, was not happy about her daughter's portrayal in season two. Forbes thinks Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson's guest roles on Glee have more to do with their lagging careers than Glee's ratings. "Movie stars aren't selling tickets like they used to, so they need help from Glee… Hudson and SJP are stars, certainly. But they've each had difficulty at the box office… So both actresses will find new audiences on Glee."
For season four of Glee, its time-slot has changed from Tuesdays to Thursdays on Fox with The X-Factor taking over Glee's original Tuesday time.
No word yet from Kate Hudson or Sarah Jessica Parker's reps on their upcoming Glee roles.
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