Adam Lambert Cast on Glee Season 5

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Forget going glam.

Adam Lambert is now going Glee.

Series creator Ryan Murphy confirmed via Tweet last night that the former American Idol runner-up will be appear on Glee Season 5, though details of his role remain under wraps.

"I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall," Murphy wrote, while the singer simply added that he's "so excited."

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The addition of Lambert is the latest in a cast shake-up for the series, as Jayma Mays has been cast on the CBS sitcom The Millers, while Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum, Jr. are no longer series regular.

Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Unique), meanwhile, are all going in the opposite direction: they will be main players when Glee returns with new episodes on September 19.

Moreover, this casting news apparently seals the deal for Lambert on American Idol next year: he will not serve as a judge.

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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.


[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.