'Smash': Uma Thurman's out as Marilyn Monroe -- who should replace her?

Some nut has it in for Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) on Monday's (May 7) "Smash," and he or she knows just how to get to Rebecca -- through her kale smoothie. After a less than stellar reception during the Boston preview (really? nobody was clapping?), "Bombshell" star Rebecca is feeling pretty low, but she's about to feel even worse once she takes a sip of a nut-tainted smoothie, which sends her to the hospital with an allergic reaction. And her agent thinks someone poisoned her on purpose.Elsewhere, Ivy's (Megan Hilty) secret rendezvous with Karen's (Katharine McPhee) boyfriend, Dev (Raza Jaffrey), surely can't stay secret for long -- especially since he lost Karen's engagement ring during their tryst. Ivy tells him she can't find the ring, but somehow we have a sneaking suspicion she -- or someone else -- may be keeping it as her ace in the hole.Julia (Debra Messing), meanwhile, puts all the blame...

Smash (NBC) “Previews” Episode 14

Smash  (NBC) “Previews” Episode 14 airs May 7 on NBC (10-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: “Bombshell” faces its first audience just as a major crisis hits Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman). The team of Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) scramble to fix the show when the first preview falls short, and Frank (Brian D’Arcy James) must adjust to the unwelcome return of Michael Swift (Will  Chase ) to his life. Dev (Raza Jaffrey) seeks reconciliation with Karen (Katharine McPhee), but explosive information about Ivy (Megan Hilty) lurks just beneath the surface. Jack Davenport and Anjelica Huston  also star. Read More...  

Smash Promo Pics - 1.14 "Previews"

The moment is here for Smash fans and characters alike as Bombshell faces its first major audience.  From the looks of these pics from next week's episode of Smash , "Previews", it looks like there will be a lot of serious drama going on off-stage as well.  If you check out the latest ratings, it looks like there is probably some drama going on in NBC's halls as well with Smash continuing to sink in the ratings. 1/85 Share and 5.3 million viewers for last night's episode, for you number geeks.  I know a lot of people don't 'get it', but come on;   Smash is a well produced show with some great story telling and a spectacular cast—and that is something I thought I'd never say, so that should tell you something. Combine the visual clues of the promo pics with this NBC sanctioned preview of Smash "Previews" and you'll probably have a pretty good idea of some of the major drama surrounding Bombhell and a particular actor's crisis.  The end result is pretty clear to see, I think, with a casting change for Smash that a lot of people have seen coming, let alone hoped for.  So what do you think?  Care to guess at the outcome of all this?