And Still She Rises: Jennifer Hudson to Star in "Smash" on NBC

Grammy and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is coming to the small screen this fall in NBC's second season of the hit show, "Smash".

"American Idol" is dishing out the stars, as this decision will bring two former contestants into the show - Hudson and the show's protagonist, Katherine McPhee.

Executive producer Steven Spielberg supports the addition, saying:

“First Dreamgirls, now 'Smash'. I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC. It’s wonderful to be reunited with her at DreamWorks Television and NBC.”