Hollywood hearts Glee

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The new series of Glee is storming the ratings both in Australia and the US -- no doubt helped by its glittering array of top-notch guest stars.

Britney Spears' appearance on the show saw Glee get its highest US ratings ever.

It became a top-trending topic on Twitter and discussion of the episode continued long after its broadcast.

So, with all the enthusiasm and exposure the show offers, it's hardly surprising that celebrities are hammering at the door in an attempt to get a shot at Glee fame-dom.

Iconic Aussie film director Baz Luhrmann (Australia, Strictly Ballroom) has made his interest in getting involved in the show known during an interview with MTV, saying that he has spoken with show creator Ryan Murphy.

"I'm a great fan of Glee. I spoke to [show creator] Ryan. I tried to find a moment to do an [episode] with him," he divulged.

"I'd love to do that. I think those kids are phenomenal. If I could, I'd love to [direct an episode]. I'd like to contribute to that, because I do think that is what I hoped when I tried to smash the door 10 years ago."

It wouldn't be the first time that Luhrmann has dabbled in television -- one of his first brushes with the small screen was as an actor in the classic Australian television drama A Country Practice in 1982.

He also directed a TV documentary about the Tony Awards called Great Performances in 1994.

Joining Luhrmann in the fan-boy ranks is fellow showman Lance Bass of *NSYNC fame, who is currently performing in the US version of Dancing with the Stars.

"I love Glee. I think it's great," said Bass. " Maybe they'll have a boy-band episode one day. I have no idea! [They should] go for ... 'Bye Bye Bye'."

Fellow *NSYNC-er Joey Fatone also made his enthusiasm for a feature appearance of the band's music in an interview with People.

"So I mentioned it on Twitter, and everyone is retweeting it and saying, 'That would be great!'" he recently told the publication.

Guest stars in season one included Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenowith and legendary Australian songstress Olivia Newton John.

Already lined up for season two are Javier Bardem and Carol Burnett.

Who would you like to see on Glee? Read TV.com's suggestions and let us know what you think.

Christopher Walken would be great! (Proof below...)

Comments (1)
Oct 07, 2010
I hadn't heard about Baz Luhrmann's interest in directing an episode of - that would be awesome! And Christopher Walken would indeed be amazing - thanks for the YouTube vid, I'd forgotten he did that! (It also supports Dianna Agron's suggestion for him as a guest - not only would he be a perfect opponent for Sue, they could have a dance-off!)

The boy band thing could be funny.

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