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How Madonna's music wound up on 'Glee'

March 16, 2010 | 11:36 am


If you're wondering how Madonna's music wound up on "Glee," you can thank wedding planner Shira Citron and her Gleek love.

Citron's stepmother, Liz Rosenberg, is Madonna's publicist. Since "Glee" premiered last fall, all Rosenberg has heard is "Glee" this and "Glee" that from her stepdaughter, whom she describes as "in her 30s but still a teenager."

One night, Rosenberg, Madonna and her manager, Guy Oseary, went out for a business dinner. Oseary mentioned that "Glee" had called, wanting to use the singer's music for an entire episode.

Rosenberg thought of Citron and started pleading. "I begged Madonna to allow them to use her music because my stepdaughter would never forgive me if I didn't get Madonna to OK the usage of the songs.... I couldn't stop my spiel about how amazing this show was."

As soon as Madonna agreed, Rosenberg said she ran to the bathroom and called Citron.

"You are so gonna love me," she recalls saying to her stepdaughter.

Citron and the whole Gleek universe!

Sadly, Rosenberg said Madonna isn't doing any interviews about "Glee" but noted that it doesn't hurt that the DVD of her "Sticky and Sweet Tour" will be released on April 6, just two weeks before the big episode airs.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

Video: "Glee" trailer for the Madonna episode, which airs April 20. Credit: Fox

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