Despite reports to the contrary, Glee's creator Ryan Murphy announced, "Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode."
Ugh, seriously?! Don't get us wrong -- we're all for the tribute episode and hearing Lea Michele sing "Hit Me Baby" in McKinley's gym. Britney's pop star success speaks for itself, but her acting ability? Let's just say we're not sold.
Ryan's not sure what Britney's role will be, but we're hoping she either plays herself (celeb guest judge at Nationals, anyone?) or a character with a Southern accent.
"The fun thing about the episode, how we're doing it, is all the Britney Spears numbers are fantasies," Ryan reveals. "They have fantasies about how they can be like her....The Britney episode, I'm here to say, is so reverential about her and so kind, and it's about her music and not about her personal life. We're handling Britney with kids gloves."
So Mr. Schue isn't shaving his head then?