News

‘Idol’ star Adam Lambert to join ‘Glee’

‘Idol’ star Adam Lambert to join ‘Glee’

Adam Lambert is heading to the small screen later this year. Photo: WENN

Adam Lambert is heading to the small screen later this year as the latest addition to the cast of “Glee.”

The former “American Idol” runner-up will appear in the upcoming fifth season of the hit TV musical, which takes place in a high school.

“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the news on Wednesday by tweeting, “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.”

Murphy did not reveal what part Lambert will play, but the pop star has previously voiced his appreciation for the show and admitted he would love to play himself in the singing series.

He said, “Glee is really irresistible – it’s charming… (It) really paints a picture of what it’s like to be an arts kid in high school.”

Lambert isn’t the first former “American Idol” contestant to appear on “Glee” – last year’s runner-up Jessica Sanchez had a guest role as a rival singer from another school.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

Fresh
knife

A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

in Election 2014, Local

Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

Fresh
capitol

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

in Local

2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

Fresh
crops

The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

in Local

Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

Fresh
jail

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.

in Election 2014, Local

No Lame Duck Tax Increase, Says Rauner

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner does not want repeat of 2011