Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein to Headline NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’


NBC gets Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein to headline Hairspray Live!

Besides writing the teleplay, Fierstein will return to his stage role as Edna Turnblad. Hudson will play record store owner Motormouth Maybelle.

WGN renews Underground

The Underground Railroad drama will be back for a second season.

Game of Thrones’ director explains the stunning Season 6 premiere reveal

Two actresses were used to pull off something “that looks beyond our known reality,” says Jeremy Podeswa. PLUS: Despite a free HBO preview, the season premiere was heavily pirated.

Read excerpts from Garry Shandling’s memorial service

Said his good friend Judd Apatow: “It’s odd that Prince just died because Garry and Prince were very similar. Garry was the prince of comedy. He was mysterious, complicated, sexually ambiguous, and an amazing performer who may or may not have been high the entire time.”

The Twin Peaks revival contains a staggering 217 speaking parts

Everybody from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to Trent Reznor Michael Cera, Tim Roth and Amanda Seyfried are involved. Read the full list of names.

Eli Roth is back for more of Shark Week’s Shark After Dark

The horror director and actor says of hosting the five-night after-show: “Last year’s experience was truly life changing, and I’ve become a huge advocate for these beautiful, intelligent creatures.”

Fuller House promotes John Brotherton to series regular

He’ll return as DJ’s love interest.

CBS announces which of its reality stars will compete on The Price is Right

Big Brother’s Will Kirby, Survivor’s Rob Mariano and Amazing Racers Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl will be among the CBS reality competitors.

New Doctor Who companion’s Prince T-shirt was just a coincidence

Pearl Mackie’s first pre-filmed scene was unveiled two days after Prince’s death, but it was filmed a week earlier.

Lip Sync Battle reunites Community stars

Watch Jim Rash and Joel McHale battle it out on this week’s episode.