Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Glee goes Gaga! Cast dress up in singer's crazy costumes for tribute episode
By Daily Mail Reporter

Paying tribute: Glee dedicated last night's episode to eccentric Lady Gaga, who is as famous for her bizarre costumes as she is for her hit songs

First it was Madonna, now the cast of Glee have paid homage to another pop icon - Lady Gaga.

In the show, which aired last night in the U.S., the cast performed renditions of the star's biggest hits while wearing her most memorable costumes.

Flamyboyant Kurt, who is played by Chris Colfer, took centre stage for Bad Romance while wearing her famous bold-shouldered silver number - complete with pair of towering armadillo shoes.

Putting on a Poker Face: Tina and Kurt, played by Jenna Ushkowitz and Chris Colfer, faced the wrath of McKinley High School's bullies

Glee star Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, revealed how her one of her outfits was inspired by Gaga's Kermit The Frog number.

'We establish that Rachel doesn't have that many Kermits, so she uses her stuffed animals,' she said.

'She can't put it together very well, so later gets a lovely Poker Face makeover.'

Kicking up his heels: The flamboyant performer wore Lady Gaga's famous silver dress - and towering armadillo shoes

Toying around: Rachel's outfit was inspired by Gaga's Kermit The Frog number

Lady Gaga gave the episode her seal of approval before it aired, telling Entertainment Weekly: 'I love Glee. I love the cast and the creativity of the writers.

'I went to a musical theatre school, and used to dream that someday the students would be singing my songs. Can't wait for Bad Romance and Poker Face in Glee fashion!

Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes, was impressed with her ensemble.

Fancy dress: Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes (centre), revelled in parading around in the star's outfit

High note: The cast performed a version of the singer's huge hit Bad Romance

'[It] was actually one of the easier ones and not that painful,' she said.

Big fan: Lady Gaga, pictured here in her famous bubble dress, loved the episode

'It just involves [Gaga's] famous bow and a very hot wig. I'm not foreign to wigs. I've worn them before.'

But Heather Morris, who plays Britney, said of wearing the infamous lobster hat: 'It was such a chore to wear because I had to dance in it and it wasn't made for dancing.

'It took us 45 minutes to get it on and off every day. All I could see was what was directly in front of me.'

Series creator Ryan Murphy decided on a Gaga-themed episode following the success of the Madonna Glee tribute show earlier this year.

He is also considering dedicating show to chart topper Britney Spears, saying earlier this month: 'We're talking to Britney.

'I think you have to be very careful on the show not to do too many tribute episodes. But she certainly has a huge body of work to pull from and the kids grew up with her so that is a consideration.'

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