As reported here, Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson has already built a career of smash hit books, songs, and movies, but now it seems she’s looking to add the small screen to that growing list.  For, as fans gear up for season 2 of NBC‘s hit show  ‘Smash’, they will note Hudson’s inclusion on the series as the talented ‘Veronica Moore’.

Joining a host of talented actresses/singers including fellow American Idol alum Katharine Mcphee, see above for the behind-the-scenes action of the series.  See below for its season 2 trailer. This is certainly shaping up to be a “must see”!

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‘BraveHeart’ hitmaker Ashanti is braving the acting front as news has surfaced the songstress is set to join Lifetime Network‘s hit series ‘Army Wives’ as a regular cast member.

Set to play a mom of 3, the songstress – whose previous acting credits include ‘Coach Carter’ and ‘John Tucker Must Die’ – will see her debut aboard the show via its 7th season. No word on when the show’s 7th season will begin.

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BET’s new current affairs show ‘Don’t Sleep’ has been gaining ample buzz since launching in October.

Anchored by former CNN journalist T.J. Holmes, the show tackles topics of politics, popular culture, among other issues pertinent to the Urban diaspora.

This week’s episode (25) features chats about Chicago gang violence with the mother of fallen rapper Lil JoJo, Chicago gang members and the Sleep Talkers, Isiah Thomas, Malik Yusef and Judge Mathis about Chicago’s violence problem..

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Self-proclaimed ‘pitbull in a skirt’ Eve unleashed some “not-so-friendly” words on Hot97NY today in reference to ex-boyfriend/producer Stevie J.  The latter, star of VH1’s hit ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ series, has gained much notoriety since the show’s popularization – most of which is due to the showcasing of his shenanigans with former stripper Joseline.

When quizzed on her thoughts of the show and its starring gent, see what the hitmaker had to say about her former flame above:

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BET’s new current affairs show ‘Don’t Sleep’ has been gaining ample buzz since launching in October.

Anchored by former CNN journalist T.J. Holmes, the show tackles topics of politics, popular culture, among other issues pertinent to the Urban diaspora.

This week’s episode (24) features chats with comedian Kevin Hart, Tony Rock Tichina Arnold and congressman Gregory Meeks. The show also visits Far Rockaway, Queens after Hurricane Sandy.

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BET’s new current affairs show ‘Don’t Sleep’ has been gaining ample buzz since launching in October.

Anchored by former CNN journalist T.J. Holmes, the show tackles topics of politics, popular culture, among other issues pertinent to the Urban diaspora.

In the wake of the series’ down-sizing (from 5 episodes a week to 1), Holmes stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, chatting it up with Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee about some of the show’s hurdles and why folk should stick with it.

Hit ‘PLAY’ above for oh so interesting watch.

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‘Epic’ media mogul L.A. Reid took time away from his judges chair on X Factor USA to take a seat on the set of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ last night.  Chatting it up about his time as judge on the hit FOX talent show, the record exec also chats about Ciara, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and that fateful day he dropped Lady Gaga as an act on his roster.

Well…we all know how that turned out.  But, see the rest of his chat below:

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Feast your eyes on this snap of ‘The Game‘s cast, on the set of its hotly anticipated 100th episode.

Joined by recurring cast member Brandy Norwood, the gifted crew posed in celebration of the feat behind a cake in its honor, weeks before their season six debut date is to be announced.

However, just in case fans needed a fresh incentive to tune in, the series has welcomed Jay Ellis to the cast- reported to play a pivotal role in the forthcoming season.

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VH1 is definitely keeping the Urban reality show on lock and, as recently revealed, rapper The Game is the next in line to get the reality treatment.  Indeed, the ‘How We Do’ hitmaker will have cameras follow him and family as he prepares for a wedding to his longtime girlfriend on the show ‘Marrying The Game’.

As the pressures of creating/releasing a new album also come into play, we’re sure there will be much drama to behold.  Until the show’s official premiere Monday (November 19th), get into the super trailer and sneak peek of episode 1 below (*may not be viewable in all countries*):

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Safe to say…she get it from her granny!

Indeed, the present-day Queen of dancefloors Ciara got a royal treat when she debuted her latest single ‘Got Me Good’ to her grandmother Gladys.  Needless to say, the result a glimpse at where Miss Cici gets her moves from.

If ever proof was needed that ‘age ain’t nothin but a number’, you can see it above.  Go ‘head on granny!

Source:  Idolator

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American Idol is set to roar back onto the small screen on January 6th with three new judges – Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Country star Keith Urban.

The trio join Idol staples Randy Jackson (last remaining original judge) and host Ryan Seacrest.

Watch FOX’s newly released promo below (seems, after using it to their advantage, they are no longer playing up the drama between Carey and Minaj)…

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Chris Tucker took his brand of funny to The Jimmy Fallon Show‘ last night in fresh support of his new flick, ‘Silver Linings‘.

Due out in theaters November 21st, the movie received a comedic promo boost when the comedian hit the show to dish on his latest tour and the flick itself, which also stars Robert De Niro.

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