'Smash': Do Julia and Michael really have 'Chemistry'?

Who needs WebMD when we have NBC's "Smash" to teach us the side effects of prednisone use, which may include cold sweats, headaches, singing Jessie J songs in the mirror, hallucinations of Katharine McPhee as Marilyn Monroe and telling your boyfriend/director that he's not that attractive and that he's bad in bed. And Ivy (Megan Hilty) got to experience the whole gamut of adverse reactions to the drug on Monday's (March 12) episode, "Chemistry," when she lost her voice.Much like the periodic table, the episode was filled with elements, none of which are intrinsically good or bad but simply harmful if used inappropriately (plutonium -- or Julia and Michael's relationship -- for example) and ones that are generally accepted as being all around positive for everyone (oxygen -- or Karen's rendition of "Shake It Out" -- let's say). But all of the elements together made for a cohesive -- if at times confusing -- episode.First,...

'Smash': Nick Jonas Returning for Season Finale (Exclusive)

  Nick Jonas  is returning to  Smash . The singer-actor will reprise his guest starring role as Lyle West in the May 14 season finale of the NBC musical drama,  The Hollywood Reporter   has learned exclusively. Jonas first appeared on the Feb. 27 episode as Lyle West, a hot sitcom star who started his career as a child actor starring in a Broadway show written by Tom ( Christian Borle ) and directed by Derek ( Jack Davenport ). During the episode, he struck a deal with Eileen ( Anjelica Huston ) to become an investor in the Marilyn Monroe musical at the center of the series. Read More...

'Smash' preview: Ivy's breaking and Karen's shaking

Ivy (Megan Hilty) finally reaches her breaking point on Monday's (March 12) episode of "Smash" and gives Derek (Jack Davenport) a verbal beat down during rehearsals, though we're highly doubting her parting sentiment to him. Check out the clip above and then watch her lose something other than her cool -- her voice -- in the preview below.Also, listen to Michael (Will Chase) essentially serenade Julia (Debra Messing) during rehearsal and Karen (Katharine McPhee) do Florence and the Machine proud with "Shake It Out.""Chemistry" airs Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC....

Smash's Ivy Cracks Under Pressure

Let me be your... argh! Gentleman may prefer blondes, but Derek (who is no gentleman, we can all agree) prefers his leading lady to be on pitch and that is so not where Ivy is in this exclusive clip from Monday's episode of Smash .

'Smash': Julia and Michael Can't Deny Their 'History' (Exclusive Video)

  Smash  may soon need to come with a  Rent -like diagram mapping out the love lives of its sprawling cast. After playwright Julia ( Debra Messing ) and Michael ( Will Chase ) shared a not-so-secret kiss, the duo's chemistry begins to get in the way of the Marilyn Monroe musical at the center of the NBC Broadway drama. In a clip from Monday's episode -- fittingly titled "Chemistry -- Michael has a hard time staying in character as Joe DiMaggio during rehearsals with Megan Hilty 's Ivy, who either is over-acting as Marilyn or who may have eyes for her new co-star. Read More...

Smash (NBC) “Chemistry” Episode 6

Smash  (NBC) “Chemistry” Episode 6  airs March 12 on NBC (10-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis : Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Julia (Debra Messing ) struggles to avoid Michael (guest star Will  Chase ) – but she can’t. Eileen (Anjelica Huston ) explores her inner hipster at a downtown dive bar with her new pal Ellis (Jaime Cepero), while Karen (Katharine McPhee) is an even bigger fish out of water , as she books a side gig at a bar mitzvah on Long Island. Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Raza Jaffrey and Brian d’Arcy James also star. Will Chase guest stars. Read More...  

Watch! Promo for Smash Season 1, Episode 6: "Chemistry" Who's Cheating? And Who's Spiraling Out of Control? (VIDEO)

Scandalous affairs? Substance abuse? Jealous, scorned divas? Looks like we're in for a wild ride in next week's Smash Season 1, Episode 6: "Chemistry"!
Original airdate: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10pm on NBC