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‘Smash’ Actress Megan Hilty is Pregnant: Report

A Broadway Baby is on its way for Megan Hilty and her husband, Brian Gallagher! The newlyweds confirmed the news to Us Weekly, just in time for Megan’s 33rd birthday.

Jason Marshall / March 29, 2014

Katharine McPhee and Her Married ‘Smash’ Director Call It Quits

In light of the photo that surfaced clearly showing Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris (who happens to be married with kids) in a parking lot lip lock, the Smash star and the director have ended their affair.

Andrea Simpson / November 15, 2013

Katharine McPhee ‘Blindsided’ by Kiss Pics, While Her ‘Smash’ Director Gets Kicked Out of His House

Katharine McPhee’s recent kissing partner apparently knew about the PDA pics being leaked to the press, but it would have been nice if he gave the singing star the heads up.

Andrea Simpson / October 24, 2013

Who’s ‘Smash’s’ Devilish Director Based On?

Jack Davenportstars as Derek Wills, the seductive director/choreographer on NBC’s Smash and promises an explosive second season for the show.

“There are lots of cop shows and medical shows, but there’s only one show on TV about Broadway,” Davenport t0ld Celebuzz. “And that’s clearly what people come for, so why not double down on that? I…

/ February 12, 2013

J-Hud on ‘American Idol’ Judges: Mimi Works, But the Rest…

When it comes to the new judges on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson isn’t singing praises.

“It’s taken a bit to get used to the new judges. I come from American Idol, so I’m used to seeing Simon, Paula and Randy,” she explained about the latest season during a visit on Live with Kelly & Michael o…

Laura Franco / February 8, 2013

Megan Hilty Teases Redemption for Ivy on ‘Smash’

In affairs of the heart, Megan Hilty’s Smash character, Ivy, may be as pure as the L.A. smog. But when she steps in front of the microphone, this songbird’s voice is pure as gold.

Sure, she stole Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) boyfriend on Season 1, but there’s still time for redemption on Season 2.

Jordan Riefe / February 5, 2013

Katharine McPhee Reveals Things Are Looking Up for Karen on ‘Smash’

Last season, NBC’s Smash brought you the pleasure of seeing guest star Uma Thurman strut her stuff as Marilyn Monroe. This season features two new guest stars including Broadway icon Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson, who, like series regular, Katharine McPhee, got her start on FOX’s American Idol.

You’d think that when Idol alum…

Jordan Riefe / February 5, 2013

‘Smash’ Star Megan Hilty: I’m Learning How to Fight (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Megan Hilty is one tough cookie. And she’s only getting tougher.

With a busy work schedule and a new album on the way, how does the 31-year-old make time for workouts?

“That’s what [my trainer] Dashais for . . . I don’t have a set routine where I can go to…

Peggy Truong / February 3, 2013

Which TV Comedy or Musical Series Will Win the Golden Globe? (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

What do the shows The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family, and Smash have in common? Not much, except that this bunch of apples and oranges are competitors for a trophy for Best TV Comedy or Musical Series at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13.

That the category lumps in conventional three-camera…

Gary Susman / January 11, 2013

Katharine McPhee Says Her ‘American Idol’ Stint ‘Did Exactly What It’s Supposed to Do’

American Idol fans got a chuckle out of last year’s promos for the first season of NBC’s Smash, which featured the line, “Introducing Katharine McPhee.”

Of course, she wasn’t new to them. McPhee was the runner-up on the fifth season of Idol and went on to make three modestly selling albums. But, a…

Jethro Nededog / January 9, 2013

TV Buzz: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Renewed for Season 4; ‘Once Upon a Time’ Promotes Colin O’Donoghue to Series Regular

On Thursday, ABC Family announced it is giving its hit show, Pretty Little Liars, a fourth season. The new season will consist of 24 one-hour episodes and will begin in mid-2013. Pretty Little Liars’ special Halloween episode will air Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 9 PM with the second part of Season 3 beginning in January of…

Lauren DiMascio / October 4, 2012

‘Smash’ EPs to Produce Oscars; ‘Suburgatory’ Casts Tessa’s Mom

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, executive producers of NBC’s musical drama Smash have been chosen to produce this year’s Academy Awards. The duo have also produced Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva among many other films and Broadway musicals. [TVLine]

What actress has been cast as Tessa’s mom on Suburgatory?

Lauren DiMascio / August 23, 2012

Ryan Lochte Fielding Reality TV Offers; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Actor Daniel Sunjata Heats Up ‘Smash’ (VIDEO)

Life is sure good when you’re young, handsome and an Olympic champion, eh? Michael Phelps’ swimming frenemy Ryan Lochte is currently fielding reality television show offers according to his agent. “Two different reality show concepts have been offered and one additional is being discussed,” the swimmer’s agent says. Will there be underwater cam? Please. [THR]…

Jethro Nededog / August 8, 2012

‘Smash’ Casting: Newcomer Krysta Rodriguez to Play Katharine McPhee’s Peppy New Roommate

There’s a new face hitting the stage of Smash in season 2, and she’s sure to bring even more drama.

Already adding Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson to the series, Entertainment Weekly confirms that up-and-comer Krysta Rodriguez is on board to play Ana, Karen Cartwright’s (Katherine McPhee) “fun and spunky” new roommate who’s “a…

Celebuzz / July 6, 2012

‘Smash’ Promotes Leslie Odom Jr., Karen Gets a Roommate; Jennifer Lopez Goes Lesbian for ABC Family

Well, this is unexpected: American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is developing an hour-long show for ABC Family about lesbians. The untitled project will portray a lesbian couple with kids who decide to bring a teenager into their family. [THR]

Who’s moving in with Karen on Smash?

Jethro Nededog / July 6, 2012

‘Glee Project’ Snags Kevin McHale Return; ‘Smash’ Brings on ‘Spring Awakening’ Star

Oxygen’s The Glee Project continues to bring on more Glee stars as mentors. The competition series adds Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on the Fox hit, for the July 3 episode. McHale focuses on the new theme of “adaptability.” McHale’s costars Lea Michele, Samuel Larsen, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera appear on Tuesday’s episode. [THR]…

Jethro Nededog / June 26, 2012

Will Chase on Dating ‘Smash’ Costar Debra Messing: We’re Private

Smash stars Debra Messing and Will Chase have sparks on — and off — the screen. But that doesn’t mean they want us talking about it!

“My personal life is personal,” Chase, 41, says in a new interview with Rob Shuter, the celebrity columnist and host of Naughty But Nice on HDNet.


Taryn Ryder / March 28, 2012

Katharine McPhee Channels Marilyn Monroe on the Set of ‘Smash’ (PHOTOS)

Some like it hot, indeed!

Katharine McPhee did her best Marilyn Monroe impression on the set of Smash Thursday afternoon in New York.

Though she was dressed in an oversized coat, cameras were still able to catch a glimpse of Katharine’s Marilyn, as the singer-actress donned a blonde wig and blue…

/ March 9, 2012

Is Katharine McPhee’s New Show a ‘Smash’? (POLL)

Did you catch the premiere of NBC’s Smash last night? Well, 11.5 million of you did, according to ratings reports.

The series, which stars Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing, had a strong debut on Monday night and also took the third highest 10 p.m. rating of any new drama this season. The show center…

/ February 7, 2012

Katharine McPhee: ‘Smash’ Is Totally Different From ‘Glee’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

If you’ve paid any attention to TV in the last few months, you’ll know that tonight marks the premiere of NBC’s Smash, a new musical dramedy in which two budding stars compete for the lead role in a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe.

One of those stars just happens to be singer-actress Katharine

/ February 6, 2012
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