Charice to join American TV series `Glee’
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines’ pride, international pop star CharicePempengco, will soon join the cast of the award-winning American musical comedy-drama TV series “Glee.”
In a TV interview at her Glorietta show on May 23, Pempengco herself hinted at “a surprise” that will surely make her fans happy. “Basta in na in posiyangayon,” she said.
The quote set off the Internet abuzz with rumors, which zeroed in on the possibility of Pempengco appearing on “Glee” because the show’s theme and the cast’s age group fits her.
“Yes, it’s true, Charice will soon join “Glee,” her Philippine manager, Grace Mendoza, confirmed to the Inquirer. “And not just as a guest, but as part of the cast in a new season.”
The popular TV show won the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Pempengco’s joining the “Glee” cast comes on the heels of her most recent triumph as the first Asian to break into the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart. Her self-titled US CD has debuted at No. 8 in its first week of release, selling 43,000 copies in America alone.
The album is at No. 4 in the Canadian music chart.