'Glee' Courting Ricky Martin for Guest Spot

Ricky Martin Press Conference - P 2011
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Ricky Martin Press Conference - P 2011

Ricky Martin could go where Gwyneth Paltrow has gone before.

The singer-actor is in talks to guest star on Fox's musical dramedy Glee, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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As first reported by TV Line, the former General Hospital star would play a musically inclined Spanish teacher in an episode slated to air in late January. The guest gig would also see Martin headline two big musical numbers.

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Martin, who will star as Che in April's Broadway revival of Evita, would join Paltrow (and Idina Menzel) as high-profile guest stars who have played teachers on Glee.

Hours after news surfaced that the show had its eye on the singer-actor, Martin tweeted, "I hear McKinley high has an opening for a Spanish teacher… Maybe I’ll apply."

Paltrow played sub Holly Holliday in three episodes of the series, picking up an Emmy for guest star in a comedy last year.

Broadway vet Menzel, meanwhile, is currently reprising her role as substitute math teacher Shelby.

Glee airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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