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Smash Producer Teases Season 2

Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty

The curtains closed on Smash's first season with mediocre reviews, but the show must go on. With a major cast overhaul, including Jennifer Hudson headlining some big-name guest stars, things are looking up for Season 2, which returns to NBC in January.

Executive producer Neil Meron, who also produced the remake of Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, spilled some details at Magnolia's premiere. Hudson will... read more

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad are among the actresses cast in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, which will consist of an all-black cast, the network announced Monday. 

Latifah, who will also executive-produce the TV movie, will portray... read more

Lifetime to Remake Steel Magnolias With an All-Black Cast

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Lifetime is developing an updated version of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reports.

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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to produce the TV movie, based on... read more

Cat Scratched: Forest Whitaker Exits Broadway Revival

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and director Kenny Leon have led a mass exodus from a planned, all-black Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which was to also star Phylicia Rashad (as Big Mamma), Audra McDonald (Maggie) and Anthony Mackie (Brick). Sources tell the New York Post that the staging's "inexperienced" and "inept" producers — two hedge-fund managers who, for instance, wanted to replace four-time Tony winner McDonald (whom they derided as "a regional theater actress") with Beyoncé — are to blame. read more

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