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Dreamgirls’ Sheryl Lee Ralph Will Guest Star on Second Season of “Smash”!

The second season of the musical drama series “Smash” will featureSheryl Lee Ralph guest-starring as the mother of a stage diva played by the previously announced new cast member Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

 

Ralph was the original Deena Jones in Broadway’s Dreamgirls, for which she was Tony Award-nominated in 1982 as Best Actress in a Musical. Hudson won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2007 for playing Effie in the film “Dreamgirls.”

Ralph also created the role of Muzzy in Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millieand has starred in films (“The Mighty Quinn”) and TV series (“Moesha,” “Designing Women,” “It’s a Living”).

Vulture.com was the first to report the Ralph news. Playbill.com was able to confirm that Ralph will play Cynthia, who is not an actress or performer but is the mom of Hudson’s stage star Veronica Moore. Hudson is set to appear in a multi-episode arc on “Smash,” including early episodes in season two.  Both are new to the series, which is expected to be significantly revamped when it surfaces on NBC in midseason (think January). Josh Safran (“Gossip Girl”) is the new show runner in charge of story, replacing creator Theresa Rebeck. Tony nominee Sean Hayes, Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata are among the other newcomers to the cast in season two.

The show — a soap opera about the making of a new musical called Bombshell, about Marilyn Monroe — offered mother-daughter tension in season one: Rising star Ivy (played by Megan Hilty) sparred with her Broadway star mom, Lee (played by Tony winner Bernadette Peters). Stay tuned. 

Episodes of season one of “Smash” are available for live streaming on NBC.com.

Did you follow Playbill.com’s weekly episode-by-episode recap, The Smash Report? Here’s the May 2012 column that looks at the season-one finale.

Exclusive: Terry Crews: “Rocky III Changed My Life”

The Expendables 2once again, assembles a cast of iconic action stars to kick some international tail. The second installment to this franchise, starring Sylvester StalloneDolph LundrenBruce Willis and Terry Crews, reunites the gung-ho troop of mercenaries to avenge the death of a buddy.

 
If this crew is reminiscent of TV’s The A-Team, then Crews, who plays the muscle-bound and attitudinal gunner Hale Caesar Stallone is the 21st century’s answer to Mr. T (who, ironically, was made famous after appearing in Stallone’s Rocky III).

 
BET.com sat down with Crews, a former NFL player, to talk about playing football versus dodging bullets on screen and how part three of Stallone’s Rocky series helped inspire his acting career.

 


The Expendables 2
 hits theaters August 17. Check out the exclusive video interview.