Monday, February 21, 2011

Kathy Griffin set to play a "Palin-type" on GLEE

Kathy Griffin, in a bit of fun casting, is set to guest-star on the hit TV show GLEE.

The role is being described as a "recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler -- a Sarah Palin type."

In well-publicized appearances, Kathy Griffin has appeared on red carpets on the arm of Levi Johnston, the ex-fiance and father to Bristol Palin's child. The comedy superstar has continued to use the Palin family for fodder in her stand up act.

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy hinted that perhaps his show was ready to be nicer to the Tea Party.

"We've taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year," he said to TV Guide. "So what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, 'Oh, look -- I'm represented there, too!' If we're trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we've got to include that point of view as well."

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