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TVLine reports that LiLo will play not a fellow Glee club performer or the relative of one of the regulars. Instead, she'll be playing herself! A source close to the negotiations reveals that once the deal is signed, Lohan, 25, will play a celebrity judge at Nationals. So far there has been no announcement about what other stars will play the judges, but past judges for the annual competition have included Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban.
The Glee guest spot is one more notch on the actress' comeback belt. First, Lohan drew the second-highest ratings of the season on SNL last month (though her performance was a little lackluster), and she's currently in talks to land the starring role in a Lifetime biopic of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor. The last time Lohan appeared on a scripted show was a few episode of Ugly Betty in 2008.
LiLo may be determined to make a comeback, but her choice of show is still a little surprising. In 2010, guest star Gwyneth Paltrow's character poked fun at Lohan and mom Dina Lohan later spoke out about her hurt her daughter was by the jab. Guess all is forgiven now!
But Lohan isn't the only high-profile guest star heading to Fox's hit musical series. Whoopi Goldberg is slated to play Carmen Tibideaux, a theater professor at the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA), the City arts college that both Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) hope to attend.
In a multi-episode arc starting May 1, the Academy Award winner travels to Lima, Ohio for Kurt and Rachel's auditions and ultimately decides if one or both of them (or neither!) will get to attend college at their dream school. The season finale of Glee airs on Fox May 22.