Glee to Add a Real Housewife of Atlanta

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Chalk this up to Glee Casting News We Did Not See Coming...

The Fox hit has officially added a Real Housewife of Atlanta to its roster, as NeNe Leakes Tweeted today that she will appear on multiple episodes as a rival of Sue Sylvester's. We'll let her explain the details:

"The secret is out! YES I have a recurring role on GLEE! I'm coach Roz Washington the synchronized swim coach! So honored."

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And why does NeNe's coach even play a role in 2012? Because Sam will join the synchronized swimming team in order to impress Mercedes. Added Leakes via Twitter:

"Running through the house screaming Gleeeeee! Coach Roz Washington is gonna get that Sue Sylvester! I'm so proud of myself."

Watch the official return promo for Glee now and then respond: are you excited for NeNe Leakes to be on the show?

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From someone who does not watch any of those Housewives from somewhere, I am going to be hesitant about their choice. Nene might be very good choice but I'll wait and see.

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Ok I see you Nene! I could see her little remarks to Coach Sue now. Plus everyone should know that she can act and be dramatic they do it all season long on RHOA.

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Nene Leakes on Glee? What were Wanda Sykes, Sheri Shepard, and the lady from the Pine Sol commercials not available?! Or is Glee pinching pennies now and wanted someone cheap with barely any talent?!

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You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

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[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.

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