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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and More to Ring In 2012 In Times Square (Live Video)

31 December 2011 2:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As the unofficial capitol of New Year's Eve, New York's Time Square will be broadcasting live Dec. 31 while ringing in 2012. Lady Gaga is set to be joined by NYC Mayor Bloomberg at 11:59 p.m. to perform the historic countdown. Photos: Hollywood's Great Duels of 2011: THR Year in Review But before the ball drops, audiences will get to see The Voice's Cee Lo Green sing a rendition of John Lennon's famous "Imagine." Justin Bieber, Hot Chelle Ray, Pitbull, and Diego Torres along with the cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages will also be performing on the Ryan Seacrest co-hosted Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special. While, Drake, and NBC's Smash star Megan Hilty will

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 38 Pairs of Sneak-Peek Chicago Passes to Steven Spielberg’s ‘Smash’ on NBC

31 December 2011 2:26 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 38 admit-two VIP party passes up for grabs to the special sneak screening of the premiere episode of Steven Spielberg’s “Smash” on NBC starring Debra Messing!

HollywoodChicago.com winners will be treated to a sneak peek of the first episode of the new TV show along with complimentary popcorn and a drink! Following the screening, winners can stay for a Q&A with star Brian d’Arcy James (“Shrek the Musical”) and legendary producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”)!

The new TV show, which centers on the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, also stars Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d’Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, Will Chase, Phillip Spaeth, Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise, Kristine Covillo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Blake Andrew Johnson.

Smash” debuts publicly the day after Super Bowl Xlvi. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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TV Stars Who Have Dated Their Co-Stars

30 December 2011 10:08 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Debra Messing may be hooking up with her "Smash" co-star Will Chase, but she's hardly the only TV star to find love on set. Back in 2003, sparks flew for co-stars Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody on the set of "The Oc," and who could ever forget Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi's (Scott Baio) real-life romance that was worthy of a spin-off?

Plus, only in the world of TV is it ever acceptable to fall in love with your small-screen brother. Just ask Katherine Heigl, who dated her "Roswell" on-screen sibling Jason Behr in 2000. Meanwhile, Lauren Graham and her current boyfriend Peter Krause, who plays her TV brother Adam Braverman on "Parenthood," have been spotted vacationing in Venice together.

Take a look at some of these other TV stars who have found love on set. »

- Crystal Bell

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Poll: Which midseason TV show are you most excited for?

30 December 2011 9:45 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The wait is almost over. You can print out our full list of midseason TV debut dates and highlight the ones you want to remember to record. But which is your must-see of early 2012? Let’s take it to a vote. Note: We’ve only included select new and returning shows with confirmed season premiere dates through February (sorry, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Cougar Town fans, but it does level the playing field a bit). 

A quick primer on the new shows included in the poll:

Oprah’s Next Chapter (Jan. 1, Own): Oprah Winfrey ventures out into »

- Mandi Bierly

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Inside Debra Messing's Budding Romance with Smash Costar

29 December 2011 5:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Life has come quite close to imitating art for Debra Messing and her new man, Smash co-star Will Chase. On the NBC show, which premieres in February, the actors play married people who are romantically entangled. And in real life, their personal lives are just as complicated. Messing, 43, and her husband of 10 years Daniel Zelman, separated earlier this year, she recently revealed. Chase, 41, is currently divorcing his stage actress wife Stephanie Gibson, after splitting this month. And though an on-set source says Messing and Chase have been an item for six weeks, it took a while for people to catch on. »

- Charlotte Triggs

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Winter TV First Impression: Does NBC's Smash Hit All the Right Notes?

29 December 2011 5:13 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast and cable networks have nearly two dozen brand-new shows (hopefully) heating up primetime this winter. To help you sort through those offerings, TVLine, as we did in the fall, is presenting some First Impressions. Leading off our wintertime list is.…

The Show | NBC’s Smash (Mondays at 10/9c, premiering Feb. 6 aka “the night after the Super Bowl,” as Mr. Promo Guy makes clear)

The Competition | ABC’s Castle, CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and Syfy’s Lost Girl (which debuts Jan. 16)

The Cast | Emmy winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor), Tony Award nominees »

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Debra Messing dating 'Smash' costar Will Chase?

29 December 2011 4:22 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Debra Messing and husband Daniel Zelman are undergoing a separation -- despite still living together for the sake of their 7-year-old son -- so it makes sense that she would be stepping out with someone new.

But according to People, that someone has just as complicated a love life as she does. 

An insider tells the magazine that Messing has been dating Will Chase, her costar in NBC's upcoming musical drama "Smash," for six weeks now.

"It all happened very fast and it's a difficult situation," the source says, referring to the fact that Chase is also going through a separation. His rep confirmed to People that he and Broadway star Stephanie Gibson are getting a divorce. 

Despite their separation, Messing and Zelman's rep says the pair aren't planning a divorce just yet.

Messing plays a songwriter composing a Marilyn Monroe musical on "Smash," which premieres on NBC Feb. 6. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Smash' Will Chase divorcing wife amid Debra Messing dating rumors

29 December 2011 10:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Smash star Will Chase has split from his wife Stephanie Gibson as rumors continue to swirl that he is dating actress Debra Messing. Chase's spokesperson has confirmed that the actor and Gibson are divorcing, but declined to reveal to People why the couple have decided to end their two-year marriage. It was reported earlier this week that Chase has recently begun dating his Smash co-star Messing, who has also recently split from her spouse. Messing is apparently still (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2012

29 December 2011 6:48 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The major three networks, ABC, CBS and NBC all have new and returning shows for the 2012 season. In addition, the CW and Fox networks both offer a slate of interesting series that have the potential to really grab the viewers attention. Some of the best original programming can be seen on the cable networks so now is a good time to check out a service like satellite911.com so you don’t miss out on these exciting new shows.

Scandal

This show has all the makings of a great nighttime soap opera. Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is a high-powered “fixer”. After leaving the White House, she opens her own firm in an effort to start a new career and personal life. The former medial relations consultant is called on again to protect the President. Yet the past comes back to haunt her when it becomes clear that her »

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Debra Messing dating Smash co-star Will Chase

29 December 2011 6:45 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Debra Messing is dating her Smash co-star Will Chase. A source told Us weekly .Debra and Will have been together for about six weeks.. Although the relationship is just beginning, the source added .She is completely smitten with him.. The 43-year-old .Will and Grace. actress recently revealed that she had split from her husband of ten years, Daniel Zelman. The former couple may be separated, but they reportedly still live together for the sake of their son Roman, who is 7-years-old. A source clarifies to Us .Will didn't break up Debra and Daniel. It was over before she met Will.. 41-year-old Chase recently left his wife of two years, stage actress Stephanie Gibson, and Chase.s rep confirmed »

- Eleanor Harley

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Morning Meme: "Modern Family: The Revenge," Al Roker's Man Candy, and Debra Messing Dips Her Quill Into Company Ink

29 December 2011 5:22 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

If the year belonged to anyone, it belonged to Ryan Gosling, who seemed to be everywhere, making movies, giving interviews, even breaking up street fights. These are his greatest hits.

I was truly taken by the horrible customer relations nightmare that Ocean Marketing caused for itself, and really impressed at how Penny Arcade stepped up  to defend the customer. Now it's become a full-fledged meme, and Paul is off the account. But maybe Mike at Penny Arcade enjoyed it just a bit too much? Or not.

Mitt Romney isn't as bad as most Republicans, at least on most issues. While the majority of the presidential candidates favor abolishing PBS and NPR, he just wants to cut off federal funding and add commercials to Sesame Street. To sell toys, which will help the economy. Or something.

Debra Messing, recently separated from her husband of 11 years, is reportedly dating her Smash costar Will Chase. »

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Debra Messing 'dating Smash co-star Will Chase' - Realbollywood.com News

29 December 2011 3:43 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Dec 29: Debra Messing who recently split with her producer husband of 10 years Daniel Zelman, has apparently found love again.

A source told Us Magazine that Messing has fallen for actor Will Chase, her co-star on the NBC musical drama 'Smash'.

"Debra and Will have been together for about six weeks," the source told the publication.

"She is completely smitten with him." And while the relationship is still new, it's already serious," the source claimed.

The source revealed that the 41-year-old had left his wife of two years, stage actress Stephanie Gibson.

"Will didn't break up Debra. »

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Broadway Couple Chase And Gibson To Divorce

28 December 2011 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Married Broadway stars Will Chase and Stephanie Gibson are to divorce.

The actors wed in November, 2009, but they recently separated and Chase's representative confirms to People.com that they are preparing to officially end their marriage.

They have no children together, although Chase, who has starred in hit musicals Miss Saigon and Billy Elliot, is a father to two daughters from a previous union.

News of Chase and Gibson's split comes amid rumours of a budding romance between the actor and Debra Messing, his co-star in upcoming U.S. TV series Smash.

Former Will & Grace star Messing revealed earlier this month that she and her husband of 10 years, Daniel Zelman, had split in early 2011.

Us Weekly magazine first reported the romantic link between Chase and Messing. »

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Debra Messing dating 'Smash' co-star Will Chase?

28 December 2011 3:03 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Debra Messing has apparently begun dating her Smash co-star Will Chase. The former Will & Grace star announced her split from husband of ten years Daniel Zelman earlier this month. The couple continue to live together for the sake of their 7-year-old son Roman. According to Us Weekly, Messing and Chase began their romantic relationship last month and have already become serious, with Chase reported to have left wife of two years Stephanie Gibson. "Debra and Will have been together for about six weeks. She is (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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Debra Messing Is Dating Her Smash Costar

28 December 2011 2:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sparks have apparently been flying on the set of the new NBC musical series Smash! A show insider confirms to People that Debra Messing - who announced Dec. 20 that she was separating from her husband of 10 years, Daniel Zelman - is now dating her Smash costar, Will Chase. Chase, 41, recently separated from his wife, Broadway actress Stephanie Gibson, and the couple are getting divorced, his rep tells People. Chase and Messing, 43, have been an item for about six weeks, according to the on-set insider. "It all happened very fast and it's a difficult situation," says the source. Messing and Zelman have one son, »

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'Smash' Tackles Rihanna

28 December 2011 8:16 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

We're just weeks away from the debut of "Smash," NBC's highly-anticipated musical drama from Steven Spielberg, and new bits of pieces are starting to roll out.

In this behind-the-scenes video from Playbill.com, you can see (and hear) series stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty sing Rihanna's song, "Cheers (I'll Drink To That)" in New York City's Times Square.

"Smash," which also stars Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston, follows the creation of a Broadway musical, "Marilyn," based on the life of film legend Marilyn Monroe. Theater and TV veteran Theresa Rebeck ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") and Broadway and film producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Chicago," "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying") are helping steer the ship that could be the big hit NBC needs.

"'Glee' hast to get a lot of credit," Zadan says in the video. "Because if it wasn't for 'Glee,' it wouldn't have broken that ground. »

- Chris Harnick

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'Extra' Raw! On the Set of 'Smash'

27 December 2011 8:32 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" correspondent Aj Calloway visited the set of "Smash," dishing with stars Debra Messing and Katherine McPhee about their new NBC musical series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

It's a cross between "Rocky" and "Glee," explained Messing. "'Glee' only because there's singing it. But there's definitely a 'Rocky' element to it because there's two women vying for the role of Marilyn Monroe, and you don't know who's going to get it."

"American Idol" alum McPhee plays one of those women, »

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Spielberg's Top Concern Filming 'War Horse'

22 December 2011 10:53 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

From Mother Nature Network's Gerri Miller:

According to "War Horse" director Steven Spielberg, "Four million horses were killed in World War I and not just from shelling or gunfire, but from malnutrition and exposure." Spielberg depicts that brutal reality in his new film, but despite the harrowing situations they face, the equine heroes of Spielberg's latest epic were not harmed in any way making the movie. Extra care was taken in a climactic sequence in which a horse is caught up in barbed wire in No Man's Land. "It took much longer to shoot that scene because we had to make sure every single shot was safe for the horse." The barbed wire was actually "Styrofoam rubber painted silver," he adds.

American Humane Society representative Barbara Carr was on set throughout and "had the power to pull the plug if she ever felt any of the horses were not up »

- James Gerken

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NBC 'Smash' star Debra Messing to divorce husband

20 December 2011 7:37 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

NBC 'Smash' star Debra Messing and her actor/producer husband are divorcing yet they 'remain supportive of one another' and are 'committed to raising their son as a family' according to a statement released by their publicist. On Tuesday, December 20, Debra Messing announced her separation from husband, Daniel Zelman. Her representative told the press that the couple "privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage." According to Us Weekly, the couple say "the decision was mutual", and that they "remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family." Us Weekly claims that the two "have been separated the better part of the year", they "continue to live together in New York" for their »

- April MacIntyre

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Debra Messing Splits From Daniel Zelman

20 December 2011 12:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Debra Messing and her husband, Daniel Zelman, have parted ways, People confirms. The pair, who are parents to 7½-year-old son, Roman, "privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage," Messing's rep confirms to People. "The decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family." Messing, 43, first met Zelman - now an actor and producer - when they were both students at New York University (and then dated for eight years). She told People in 2004, "I want my child to be like my husband. He is sensitive, really intelligent, really funny ... but solid. »

- Sara Hammel

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