Kelly Rowland will be moving on to a new television show. Only this time, she’ll be a judge for Everybody Dance Now, an Austalia-based dance competition. The R&B singer will serve as a Dance Master, alongside fellow singer, Jason Derulo.
Everybody Dance Now will start with 80 acts competing in a series of dance duels in front of a studio audience. Each night, one act will dance for a $10,000 prize and a place in the finals to compete for the ultimate cash prize of $250,000. Derulo, who graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York at the age of 17, and Rowland (member of Grammy Award-winning R&B group Destiny’s Child) will take their teams of duets, troops and solos under their wings and do battle. [SOURCE]
Everybody Dance Now is set to premiere later this year…
JENNIFER HUDSON JOINING NBC’S ‘SMASH’
Jennifer Hudson is making moves. Not only does she have a clothing line and wedding on the way, she’s taking her Academy Award acting skills to primetime television and will be joining the cast of NBC’s musical drama series, Smash. She’ll be playing a character named, Valerie Moore:
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will be joining the cast of the weekly television series set in the cutthroat world of Broadway musicals. According to a press release issued Friday, the “Dreamgirls” star and former “American Idol” contestant will play Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of the series duelling Marilyns Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katherine McPhee). [SOURCE]
The second season is expected to premiere next year, making this role Jennifer Hudson’s first television role in her acting career. Nice.
BET’S ‘THE GAME’ SIGNS ON LAUREN LONDON & JAY ELLIS
And finally, BET has finally added a new couple to the cast of their series, The Game. Last week, we reported a description of the characters they planned on adding to the roster. According to reports, actress Lauren London will be playing Kiera, “a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom” and actor Jay Ellis will be playing the new male role of Bryce, “a running back and the No.1 draft pick from an Ivy League school.”
Ellis has worked his acting muscles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Bold And The Beautiful. Season 6 of BET’s The Game is expected to return to television early next year.