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Rosie O'Donnell to Make Cameo on Smash

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is heading to Smash.

"On my way to film SMASH - love that show so much ... I am playing me - luckily I have done a lot of research ;)" she tweeted on Tuesday morning. "It's the TONY AWARDS episode," she added.

An email to NBC was not immediately returned.

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Nikki Blonsky Gets Smash'd

Nikki Blonsky

She's certainly adorable...but can she be trusted? Nikki Blonksy of Hairspray fame joins NBC's Smash on Tuesday in the recurring role of Margo, assistant to Jerry Rand (Michael Cristofer), the creep producer who now has control of the Broadway-bound musical Bombshell. How will young Margo figure into this cutthroat world? TV Guide Magazine chatted with the effervescent Blonsky to get the dish.

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Smash Scoop: Bernadette Peters Returning in Season 2

Bernadette Peters

A familiar face is returning for Smash's second season.

Bernadette Peters will reprise her role as Leigh Conroy, the mother of Megan Hilty's Ivy, Vulture reports.

Bernadette Peters on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation and what she'd do on Glee

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Nikki Blonsky Heads to Smash

Nikki Blonsky

Smash has tapped another musical veteran for its upcoming season.

Nikki Blonsky, who starred in the 2007 film version of Hairspray, has landed a recurring role in NBC's Broadway drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though there's no word on who she'll be playing, Smash star Wes Brown broke the casting news by tweeting a picture of the actress on set.

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ABC Family Cancels Huge

Huge

Huge just wasn't big enough for ABC Family.

Huge, which centered on eight kids sent to weight-loss camp, has been canceled, network reps confirm.

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Huge, starring Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff, averaged... read more

Huge Finale: Is Will Going to Let Her Guard Down?

Nikki Blonsky

While fans of Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky may have been surprised to see her on Huge with no makeup, scraggly hair, and a cynical and sarcastic personality, the 21-year-old says she's "never felt more pretty in a role." Blonsky spoke to TVGuide.com about how she brings Will to life, and how Will's feelings for Ian (Ari Stidham) and keeping a secret for Amber (Hayley Hasselhoff) will affect them in Monday's season finale.

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Huge's Hayley Hasselhoff: There's More Boy Trouble Ahead

Getting your heart broken is no fun, but it may just be what Huge's Amber needed.

Last week, Camp Victory's resident pretty girl — though she doesn't think so herself — was dumped by hunky counselor George (Zander Eckhouse) barely two trysts into their secret relationship. She ended the episode in tears — a good wake-up call, says Hayley Hasselhoff, who plays Amber.

"She came to camp to lose weight and I think now she realizes she got off-track because she focused all her time and energy on this boy that she shouldn't really be with," Hasselhoff tells TVGuide.com. "Her whole fling with George brings her ...
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VIDEO: Nikki Blonsky's Dream Role Has Nothing to Do with Singing

Nikki Blonsky

What is Hairspray and Huge star Nikki Blonsky's dream job? Not a guest spot on Glee, surprisingly, but a remake of Murder, She Wrote.

"I know a lot of kids don't know what it is, but I love Murder, She Wrote and I love Angela Lansbury. She's my favorite actress," the 21-year-old told TVGuide.com at the Camp Rock 2 premiere.

Huge executive producer: "You don't need to be fat to relate" to series

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Matt's Picks: July 26-29

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Huge (Monday, 9/8c, ABC Family)
In this episode, set on "movie night" at Camp Victory, Nikki Blonsky sings. (As any fan of the movie Hairspray knew she ultimately would — although some probably expected it to happen in the talent-show episode.) As the summer crushes escalate in this diverting series, Will (Blonsky) channels her jealousy over Ian's crush on Hayley into writing a love song. Will it be music to the campers' ears? read more

Huge's Zander Eckhouse: The "Love Rhombus" Gets More Complex

Zander Eckhouse

A summer camp romance is as traditional as summer camp itself — but what if that romance is with an authority figure?

"I don't know if it's as common as [one between campers], but I'm sure it's happened," Huge star Zander Eckhouse tells TVGuide.com. "You have to walk that fine line. Can you? Can't you? It's definitely tough."

Eckhouse is learning just how tough it is as his character, George, a newly hired counselor and fitness coach, is wrestling with his feelings for a camper, Amber (Hayley Hasselfhoff), at the weight-loss camp. The feeling is mutual, of course, but ... read more

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