Take, for example, the recent news that both Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker would be appearing on the show. Look closely, and an intriguing pattern emerges — one that becomes obvious after calling the client information department at Creative Artists Agency:
Glee creator Ryan Murphy? “Represented by Kevin Huvane.”
Sarah Jessica Parker? “Represented by Kevin Huvane.”
Kate Hudson? “Represented by Kevin Huvane.”
In April 2011, news came that Tom Cruise (also a Huvane client) was being sought to play a failed rock star forced to lead one of McKinley High’s rival glee clubs. Cruise ultimately scotched the rumor but never said it hadn’t been in the works. And Cruise clearly wanted to sing, though, because shortly before he was mulling whether to appear on Glee, he was also being offered a singing role in a film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Eventually, the star got the part of Stacee Jaxx who is, of course … a washed-up rock star.
And though Miley Cyrus (yes, another Huvane client) has publicly bashed Glee (saying the show strained credulity and that, as such, she couldn’t bear to even watch it), the show has covered two of her songs — “The Climb,” in July 2010 (pre-bash), and “Two More Lonely People” (post-bash), for this year’s Valentine’s Day episode.
Given the many Huvane connections, a quick walk down the agent’s current list of clients could give us some clues as to who might be headed for a multi-episode arc on Glee in the seasons to come:
- Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is a Huvane client — as is Glee star Matthew Morrison. (Surprise!) What’s more, the two often-seen-together pals co-star in the forthcoming What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and they certainly seem bro-mantically linked: They’ve spent Halloween together in West Hollywood and New Year’s Eve together in Miami, and they also partied and promoted New Year’s Eve in London and went to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner together in D.C. Chances are, wherever Morrison is, Crawford can’t be too far away. And a Crawford guest star would bring many Gossip Girl fans to Glee.
- Nicole Kidman is a longtime Huvane client, an Oscar magnet but box-office poison. Having just been reduced to doing an HBO movie — appropriately, with fellow Huvane client Clive Owen — why not let the other shoe drop and have Miss Moulin Rouge! cut loose in Lima, Ohio, already?
- Last year, Jennifer Aniston was rumored to be eager to replicate Paltrow’s career-making musical turn on Glee for herself. Jen — focus! This dream is just a speed-dial away!
- Natalie Portman was already channeled by Glee’s Lea Michele, who dressed up as Portman’s character from Black Swan last Halloween. We know this Huvane client can dance, but can she sing?
- Renée Zellweger, not only is she a Huvane client, but so is her Chicago director Rob Marshall. After seeing “Nowadays” with Gwyneth, we have to ask: Why hasn’t this already happened?
“All fine and good,” you say. “But what about Lohan? She’s not a client of Murphy’s agent!”
No, it’s true: Lindsay’s not — that is, not since mid-March, when she fired him.