Liza Minnelli is "Smash"-bound!
According to NBC, the Broadway star is headed to the musical drama to sing an original song with series regular Christian Borle.
“Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades? I had the pleasure of working with Liza when we restored her landmark television special ‘Liza With a Z’ at Showtime, and to see her artistry up close and personal is a thing to behold.”
Minnelli will appear in an episode titled “The Surprise Party,” set to air in spring 2013.
In more casting news...
Lyndon Smith has joined "90210." Smith will play the free-spirited Michaela hoping for a fresh start in Beverly Hills. [THR]
Michael Bay is swinging by "The Neighbors." The "Transformers" creator will appear as himself on ABC's new alien-centric comedy. [TVLine]
Mena Suvari and Henry Simmons are headed to Lifetime. "American Beauty" vet Suvari will star in Lifetime's "Stalkers" as a stalker, while "NYPD Blue" actor Smith will play Diane Harper's (Drea De Matteo) partner Cliff. [THR]
"Smash" Goes Bollywood
Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright, Raza Jaffrey as Dev Sundaram
Katharine McPhee in "Smash"
Katharine McPhee as Karen.
The Movie Star
Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall and Sean Dugan as Randall.
Brian d'Arcy James as Frank Houston, Debra Messing as Julia Houston, Emory Cohen as Leo Houston.
The Sneaky Assistant
Jaime Cepero as Ellis.
Thorsten Kaye as Nick, Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand.
Jack Davenport as Derek Wills and Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn.
Ann Harada as Linda.
Boys, Boys, Boys
Phillip Spaeth as Dennis, Christian Borle as Tom Levitt and Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam.
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