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'Glee' star Jane Lynch will host 'SNL,' Ryan Murphy says

August 11, 2010 | 10:58 am

Jane-lynch-teen-choice Just in off the "Eat Pray Love" red carpet, via the Hollywood Reporter: confirmation from "EPL" director Ryan Murphy that Jane Lynch will host "Saturday Night Live."

There's still an air of mystery to the whole thing, as an "SNL" rep told MTV that the show hasn't yet confirmed any hosts or musical guests for the new season.

Still, Murphy (who is also "Glee's" co-executive producer) told the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that he accidentally notified Lynch of the gig, texting her "Lady, you're doing 'Saturday Night Live' " after getting a call from Lorne Michaels asking if the show might have the "Glee" star's services for a week.

Lynch, who's nominated for an Emmy, took home a piece of the Teen Choice Award for best comedy on Sunday (the show aired Monday), came face to face with her wax double on Thursday and just a week ago may have learned the identity of her "Glee" alter-ego Sue Sylvester's mother.

Busy lady!

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: With other cast members on stage, Jane Lynch accepts "Glee's" Teen Choice Award for best comedy on Aug. 8, 2010, in Universal City. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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