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Andrea Martin to Play Ariana Grande's Mom in 'Hairspray Live'

Andrea Martin has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live!

According to EW, the 69-year-old Tony Award winner is set to play Prudy Pingleton, mother of Penny, who will be played by pop star Ariana Grande.

“I am so excited to be a part of #HairsprayLive on @NBC! Can’t wait to bring it to life on December 7!”,” Andrea tweeted.

If you remember, Allison Janney played the role in the 2007 film remake.

The star-studded cast also includes Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, and more.

Hairspray Live will air on December 7 on NBC.

Amy Poehler Teams Up With Julie Klausner & Billy Eichner At 'Difficult People' Premiere!

Amy Poehler strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the season two premiere of Difficult People held at the Metrograph on Monday (July 11) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress, who serves as executive producer, was joined at the event by the stars of the hit Hulu show Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Gabourey Sidibe, Derrick Baskin, Andrea Martin, Cole Escola, as well as Nyle DiMarco, Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall, who came to show their support.

Catch a new season two episode of Difficult People every Tuesday on Hulu – Watch the trailer below!


‘Difficult People’ Season 2 Trailer

20+ pictures inside of Amy Poehler and others at the season two premiere of Difficult PeopleMore Here! »

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Jessica Lange & Michael Shannon Make The 'Journey' to Tony Awards 2016

Jessica Lange is a blue beauty on the red carpet at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The 67-year-old actress was joined at the event by her Long Day’s Journey Into Night co-star Michael Shannon, 41, and his wife Kate Arrington.

Jessica is nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play while Michael is nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

Also in attendance were nominees Laurie Metcalf (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for Misery) and Andrea Martin (Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for Noises Off).

FYI: Jessica is wearing a J Mendel dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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James Franco & Debra Messing Support Sean Hayes At 'An Act of God' Opening Night!

James Franco tries to keep a low profile while making his way inside the Booth Theatre to attend the opening night of An Act of God on Monday (June 6) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actor was joined at the event by Debra Messing, Zachary Quinto, Ana Gasteyer, Andrea Martin, Laura Bell Bundy, Scott Wolf and his wife Kelley Limp and the star of the show Sean Hayes.

“My Love, Seanie! Mouth full, smiling ear to ear, after he KILLED in #ActofGod,” Debra tweeted with a pic of herself backstage with Sean. “Congratulations @theseanhayes❤️👏🏻🎉”


30+ pictures inside of James Franco, Debra Messing and others at the opening… More Here! »

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Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush, & Taylor Kinney Do Promo at NBC Upfronts 2016!

Kristen Bell, Taylor Kinney, and Sophia Bush hit the carpet at the 2016 NBC Universal Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall on Monday (May 16) in New York City.

Kristen was there to present her new series The Good Place while Sophia and Taylor were there to support their respective shows, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire.

Other stars in attendance included Blindspot‘s Jaimie Alexander, TimelessAbigail Spencer, Chicago Med‘s Yaya DaCoasta, The RoyalsElizabeth Hurley, Maya and Marty in Manhattan‘s Maya Rudolph, Taken‘s Jennifer Beals, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce‘s Lisa Edelstein, The Blacklist: Redemption‘s Famke Janssen, Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi, Trial & Error‘s Krysta Rodriguez, and Great NewsAndrea Martin.

FYI: Kristen is wearing a Philosophy dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Ileana Makri jewelry. Sophia is carrying a Nathalie Trad clutch and wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress. Jaimie is wearing a Kimora Lee Simmons suit. Jennifer is wearing Kurt Geiger shoes.

40+ pictures inside of the stars at the NBC Universal Upfront PresentationMore Here! »

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Nia Vardalos Joins Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson For 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Premiere

Nia Vardalos arrives at the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Tuesday (March 15) in New York City.

The 53-year-old star was joined on the Windex blue carpet by the movie’s producer Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who also appeared in the movie.

Also at the premiere were the movie’s stars Joey Fatone, Andrea Martin, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Alex Wolff and Elena Kampouris, along with Elaine Hendrix and Elizabeth Gillies.

FYI: Nia is wearing a Christian Siriano dress.

30+ pictures inside of Nia Vardalos and Tom Hanks attending the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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Bradley Cooper Celebrates 'Neverland' After Irina Shayk Date

Bradley Cooper poses for a photo with director Diane Paulus while attending a luncheon to celebrate her work on Broadway’s Finding Neverland on Thursday afternoon (April 23) at The Lambs Club in New York City.

The 40-year-old actor had just seen the new musical the night before and was reportedly joined on a date by model Irina Shayk.

Other celebs in attendance at the event included the show’s leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly and choreographer Mia Michaels. Also stopping by were Glenn Close, Anna Wintour, and fashion designer Zac Posen.

Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin, and Terrence Mann, who all starred in Diane‘s recent production of Pippin, also showed their support.

Make sure to get your tickets to Broadway’s new hit family musical right now!

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