WATCH: Jennifer Hudson Sings, Advises Katharine McPhee in New Smash Previews



“Smash” is gearing up for its return next week, with NBC releasing two new clips hyping Jennifer Hudsons addition to the show on Monday.

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WATCH: Jennifer Hudson Headlines “Smash” Season 2 Extended Trailer



Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Debra Messing return for the second season of “Smash,” although a new trailer also highlights the big addition to the musical theater drama: Jennifer Hudson.

Check out the extended preview here!

Jennifer Hudson Joining Smash

Truth rating: 10

Katherine McPhee won’t be the only “American Idol” alum on “Smash” anymore.

Jennifer Hudson is joining the NBC show in a recurring role for its second season, it was announced Friday.

The singer, who won an Oscar for her role in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls, will play Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning actress.

“We’re thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to ‘Smash,’” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.

Britney Spears Getting Smashed?

Truth rating: 0
(Perez Hilton)

Britney Spears Wants On Smash!!!” announces Perez Hilton, borrowing a tabloid report that claims the pop star has her heart set on joining NBC’s show about a Broadway musical.

The less-than-reliable blogger cites “some very eager sources” who allege that Spears is such a fan of the series, she’s “met with the producers” about securing a role.

“Gurl has gumption!!” declares Hilton.

WATCH: Smash Series Premiere



The new musical series “Smash” premieres on NBC the night after the Super Bowl.

Or… you could watch it now!

Debra Messing Dating Her Smash Co-Star

Truth rating: 9

Just one week after reporting that Debra Messing and her husband Daniel Zelman had split up after 11 years of marriage, word comes that the actress has already found love on the set of her new TV show, “Smash.”

We’re told Messing has been seeing co-star Will Chase for “a few weeks.”

Katharine McPhee Covers “Beautiful” for New Musical Series Smash (VIDEO)



Katharine McPhee covers Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful” in the first full-length promo for “Smash,” NBC’s new musical drama about the staging of a Broadway show.

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