Rep: Katie Couric Was Joking About Wearing a ‘Little Leotard’ On ‘Glee’ - ARTICLE
She may be one of the most talented – and fit – news anchors on television, but Katie Couric won’t necessarily be donning a tiny outfit for “Glee.”
Despite the anchor’s Tuesday morning, straight-faced comments to several media outlets – including Access Hollywood – that she’d be donning a “little leotard” and a top hat when she makes her “Glee” debut, her rep said the “CBS Evening News” host was joking.
On Tuesday morning, at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast, Katie told Access of her “Glee” debut: “I have this huge number with the whole cast. It’s gonna be awesome.”
Katie added she’d be featured in an old-school Hollywood type production.
“It’s kind of a Busby Berkeley thing,” Katie said without a hint of sarcasm. “I’m gonna be wearing kind of a little leotard. I’m gonna have a cane and a top hat. It is gonna be awesome.”
Later in the day, however, her rep confirmed to Access that Katie was, in fact, joking. Katie hasn’t started filming her “Glee” episode just yet, the rep said. That process begins later on Tuesday, the rep added.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Katie will appear on the hit FOX show’s post-Super Bowl episode on February 6, 2011. Jane Lynch told Access on Sunday at the Trevor LIVE event that Katie would perform “Tea for Two” alongside Matthew Morrison, who plays McKinley High glee coach Will Schuester.
McKinley High’s Cory Monteith recently dubbed Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Umbrella / Singing In The Rain” performance, “one of the best dance numbers ever” on “Glee,” but Katie Couric told Access that she isn’t worried about competing with the Oscar winner when she makes her own debut on the show.
“Gwyneth who?” Katie joked when an Access Hollywood producer asked how her “Glee” number would stack up when compared to Gwyneth’s.
“Kidding, kidding,” Katie quickly added.
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