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Derek Hough and Martin Short Join NBC's Hairspray Live!

Originally posted 04/27/2016 02:55PM

Welcome to the '60s, Derek Hough and Martin Short!

The former Dancing with the Stars pro and the comedy legend are the latest stars to join the cast of NBC's next small-screen musical event, Hairspray Live!.

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Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Will Star in NBC's Hairspray Live!

Originally posted 04/25/2016 03:35PM

Jennifer Hudson is adding another musical to her repertoire.

The current star of the Broadway revival of The Color Purple has signed on to NBC's next live musical event, Hairspray Live!. Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle as she reunites with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with whom she worked on NBC's Smash.

Harvey Fierstein, who is writing the teleplay, will reprise his Tony-winning performance as brassy mama Edna Turnblad.

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Meet Jasmine Burke: The Rising Star Who Was Told by Jennifer Hudson, 'You're Going to Make It To The Top'

Meet Jasmine Burke: The Rising Star Who Was Told by Jennifer Hudson, 'You're Going to Make It To The Top'

Originally posted 03/04/2016 08:35PM

Jasmine Burke caught the acting bug at a young age. Having been a part of films such as The Secret Life of Bees and Van Wilder 3, the Atlanta-born starlet has now embarked on the exciting journey of starring in her first-ever TV series, Bounce TV's Saints and Sinners, a show that centers around power, deceit, corruption and murder.

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Jamie Foxx Celebrates 48th Birthday with Star-Studded Surprise Party with Katie Holmes, Jennifer Hudson & Alicia Keys

Jamie Foxx Celebrates 48th Birthday with Star-Studded Surprise Party with Katie Holmes, Jennifer Hudson & Alicia Keys

Originally posted 12/14/2015 11:45AM

Jamie Foxx rang in his 48th birthday with a star-studded bash in New York City.

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Jennifer Hudson Speaks Out on Gun Violence: 'This Is My Reality'

Jennifer Hudson Speaks Out on Gun Violence: 'This Is My Reality'

Originally posted 12/10/2015 10:55AM

Gun violence is, unfortunately, an issue that Jennifer Hudson knows all too well.

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Jennifer Hudson Now Has a Pair of Jeans Named After Her: Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Jennifer Hudson Now Has a Pair of Jeans Named After Her: Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Originally posted 10/21/2015 06:55PM

Every woman needs a pair of these high-rise skinnies

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Jennifer Hudson: My Son 'Saved My Life’ After Tragic Murder of Family

Jennifer Hudson: My Son 'Saved My Life’ After Tragic Murder of Family

Originally posted 10/08/2015 05:30PM

Jennifer Hudson is sharing her profound perspective on life and loss as the seventh anniversary of her family's murders approaches.

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Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan Perform for Pope Francis in N.Y.C.

Pope Francis Concludes His N.Y.C. Visit with Mass at Madison Square Garden Featuring A-list Concert

Originally posted 09/26/2015 01:00AM

Pope Francis had quite a star-studded lineup of opening acts prior to his Mass at Madison Square Garden.

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Jennifer Hudson: The Color Purple 'Holds a Special Place in My Heart' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/24/2015 10:00AM

Jennifer Hudson is making her Broadway debut in The Color Purple and says the story is especially meaningful for her.

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