'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Nene Leakes Will Guest Star As 'Glee' Swim Coach (VIDEO)
"Glee" (Tues., 8 p.m. ET on Fox) has had it's fair share of big names, from Tony winners like Idina Menzel to Oscar winners like Gwyneth Paltrow to pop icon Britney Spears. But for the first time, a reality star will grace the halls of William McKinley High School.
Lea Michele and Chris Colfer appeared on the "Glee Season Finaleglee" of "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen on Monday night. The two "Glee" stars and "Real Housewives" fans revealed that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Celebrity Apprentice" star Nene Leakes will be making a guest appearance on their Emmy-winning dramedy.
"We found out that her real name was Linnethia... which I am obsessed with now," Michele said excitedly. "She's awesome. She plays the new swim coach... We literally raided her trailer."
Colfer added that Leakes's character will be named Roz Washington. Roz will presumably be leading Sam's synchronized swim team. Chord Overstreet, who plays Sam, told AOL TV earlier this month that he expects some poolside musical numbers, but there's no word on whether or not Leakes will lend her voice to them. "Synchronized swimming is probably more of a sport that you'd get made fun of for," Overstreet said.
Rumors had been swirling for a few days that Leakes would make a "Glee" cameo and the word is she will be on both the "Grease"- themed episode and the highly-anticipated Michael Jackson episode in January.
"Glee" returns to Fox at 8 p.m. ET on Jan. 17 with "Yes/No."