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Who's That Girl?

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

What's her name again? You know who I mean. She starred in several Broadway shows. I think "Wicked" and "9 to 5". Don't know? Shoot, it's on the tip o...

'Smash': Ivy Gets Some Unexpected News

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 05.13.2013 | TV

While it may have been cancelled by NBC, "Smash" isn't done quite yet. And it had at least one major bombshell left for the star of "Bombshell." At th...

'Smash': Shocking Death Could Push Show To New Heights

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 05.06.2013 | TV

Tragedy struck both productions on "Smash," as the fallout from last week's car crash finale hit hard. After teasing it out briefly, it was revealed t...

'Smash': Kathie Lee Gifford Drops By To Mambo With Ivy

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV

The guest star parade continued on "Smash" with Kathie Lee Gifford appearing as herself. The "Today" co-host was sporting a short blonde wig for a per...

Karen And Ivy Bury Hatchet

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 04.22.2013 | TV

After almost two full seasons of "Smash," the Marilyn Monroe musical within-the-show, "Bombshell," finally opened on Broadway with a very nervous Ivy ...

'Smash': Ivy Suffers Nude Mishap On Stage

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 04.15.2013 | TV

Ivy had a Marilyn-like moment of her own during an early dress rehearsal for "Bombshell" on the latest episode of "Smash." During a hot scene with JFK...

'Smash' Settles In On Saturday With Liza Minnelli

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 04.08.2013 | TV

"Smash" saved one of its biggest guest stars for its premiere in its not-so-coveted Saturday night time slot. After alienating Ivy by hiring her mothe...

'Smash': Ivy Shocked Her Mother Has Been Cast In 'Bombshell'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 04.03.2013 | TV

It was a difficult hour for Ivy as "Smash" bid farewell to Tuesday nights. Starting April 6, the struggling drama is relocating to Saturday nights at ...

'Smash': Karen's Big 'Bombshell' Decision

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 03.20.2013 | TV

With Tom directing "Bombshell," it quickly became a struggle for him and Karen to get on the same page. After all, she was Derek's muse. Tom's muse wa...

'Smash': Derek Quits 'Bombshell,' Quickly Finds A New Project

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 03.13.2013 | TV

There were certainly some major developments with all three major musical productions on "Smash." Ivy kept playing it straight with her kooky co-star,...

'Smash' Stages 'Will & Grace' Non-Reunion With Sean Hayes

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

Sean Hayes joined Debra Messing on "Smash" to stage a non-reunion for the "Will & Grace" stars. He may have joined her in the episode, but the two for...

'Smash': Jennifer Hudson's Momager Is Broadway's Sheryl Lee Ralph

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

It's no wonder Jennifer Hudson's "Smash" character Veronica Moore is a Broadway sensation. She's got a bona fide Broadway star as a mother -- or at le...

'Smash': Julia Resists Proposed Retooling Of 'Bombshell'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.20.2013 | TV

While many of the players were starting to explore other musical opportunities alongside "Bombshell," Eileen was all in. And she wasn't unaware of the...

'Smash' Premiere: Jennifer Hudson Stars In Drastic Revamp

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.06.2013 | TV

After a long break, "Smash" returned with a two-hour premiere that went out of its way to emphasize how much it had changed since the first season. Ju...

How Hate-Watching Made 'Smash' Cool | Posted 02.04.2013 | TV

Can Smash be saved? The first season of NBC’s drama about the mounting of a new Broadway musical was so mocked online that it became cool to discuss...

Debra Messing Is Angry About Not Working With Sean Hayes On 'Smash'

Posted 01.04.2013 | TV

A "Will And Grace" reunion on "Smash"? Not so fast. Though there is a lot of star power in Season 2 of "Smash," fans were particularly excited to...

'Smash' Producers Have Another NBC Musical In The Works

Posted 10.05.2012 | TV

It may not have been the "smash" hit NBC had hoped for, but that doesn't mean executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given up on their mu...

Leigh Weingus

Debra Messing Talks 'Smash,' Sean Hayes & More! | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.23.2012 | TV

Shooting for Season 2 of "Smash" is in full swing, and Debra Messing, known for her portrayal of the musically talented, romantically challenged Julia...

In Defense of Smash: What It Shows Us About Women and Careers

Dina Gachman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Dina Gachman

What's most interesting about Smash is each of the character's attempts to balance their burning desire for a career in theater with the demands of relationships, marriages, and children.

6 Books We Wish Were Musicals

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol and Robbie Olson for Bookish: The upcoming premiere of NBC's "Smash" got us thinking: With all the books finding their way to t...

'Smash'-Mouth: Confronting Homophobia And Misogyny On The Set Of NBC's New Series

Court Stroud | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Court Stroud

Though I didn't speak up when I first overheard the offending comments, part of me feels it's my obligation to educate these two young actors and let them know there is no "woman" in a gay relationship -- and no "man" in a lesbian one.

Top Broadcast's Midseason Hot List

Ed Martin | Posted 04.02.2012 | TV
Ed Martin

I'm rooting for Awake, a well-written procedural crime drama dressed up as an intense emotional exploration of family relationships.

NBC's Smash Is a Musical About Creativity and the Drama of Big Dreams

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

I thought I saw in these actors the revelation of truth about big dreams and the difficulty of creativity and ambition. Smash is as much about the making of a person's character as it is about the making of a Broadway play and a star.