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Kristin Chenoweth Joins 'Hairspray Live' as Velma Von Tussle!

Kristin Chenoweth will play the role of Velma Von Tussle in the upcoming NBC production of Hairspray Live!

The Tony-winning actress will be joining a cast that includes newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Martin Short as Wilmer, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, and Derek Hough as Corny Collins.

“We are so excited and fortunate that Kristin — one of the best musical performers in the world — wants to come and play with us on Hairspray,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment (via THR). “Everything she does is incredible, going back to the iconic Glinda in Wicked, and there’s no one better to play Velma Von Tussle. Each year we find that more and more of the top talent in our business wants to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of these live musicals, and the bigger the roster of stars, the better the event. This one is shaping up to be one of our best!”

Hairspray Live will be filmed in Los Angeles and will air live on Wednesday, December 7 at 8pm!

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Along to 'Game of Thrones' Music

Kristin Chenoweth stands next to the piano and gets her voice warmed up in this new video posted to her Facebook account.

The Emmy and Tony-winning entertainer is currently touring around the country and she mixed things up during her vocal warmup this weekend by singing along to the Game of Thrones theme music.

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“Well I love you @GameOfThrones #winteriscoming,” Kristin tweeted.

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Kristin Chenoweth Sings Along to ‘Game of Thrones’ Music

Kristin Chenoweth Gushes Over Former 'Glee' Co-Stars

Kristin Chenoweth keps it low key as she prepares to hop on a flight on Wednesday (June 1) at LAX airport in Los Angeles.

The former Glee star joined the cast in celebrating the show on its recent anniversary, and had glowing things to say about her co-stars in an interview with Bustle.

“I’m pulling for each and every one of them,” Kristin said. “I only want greater success than they already have in whatever way that they ultimately decide. Honestly, that’s what I want.”

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Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Her Picks for 'Wicked' Movie Stars

Kristin Chenoweth has said many times that she does not anticipate playing Glinda in the eventual movie version of the Broadway musical Wicked and now she’s revealing who she wants to star in the film!

The actress was the original star of the musical alongside Idina Menzel as Elphaba.

“For someone in their 20s, I would go for Dove Cameron [as Glinda] and Lea Michele [as Elphaba],” Kristin told VH1. “Someone in their 30s, I would go with Beth Behrs [as Glinda] and maybe Zooey Deschanel [as Elphaba].”

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Julianne Hough Joins Leona Lewis for Rebels With a Cause Gala

Julianne Hough and Leona Lewis pose together on the red carpet at the Rebels With a Cause Gala on Wednesday (May 11) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 27-year-old Grease: Live star and the 31-year-old singer were joined by Kristin Chenoweth, sisters Erin and Sara Foster and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the charity event.

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Rebels With a Cause is an organization dedicated to transforming cancer research and was raising funds and awareness for the cause at the gala.

FYI: Julianne is carrying a Lee Savage clutch, and wearing a Milly dress and Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry. Leona is wearing a Milly dress.

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Kristin Chenoweth Embarrases Her Son in 'Hard Sell' Clip (Exclusive)

Kristin Chenoweth sits at the dinner table with a glass of wine in her hand and a smirk on her face while embarrassing her son in a clip from the movie Hard Sell, premiering exclusively on

The Tony-winning actress plays the mother of Skyler Gisondo‘s character, who brings home a stripper played by Katrina Bowden.

Kristin asks Skyler if he is using protection and totally embarrasses him. Watch below!

Set on the Gold Coast of Long Island, Hard Sell centers on Hardy Buchanan (Gisondo), a senior at an elite private school who struggles to support his unstable mom (Chenoweth). Desperate to make some quick cash, he enlists the help of Bo (Bowden), a beautiful runaway, and together they devise an unconventional plan of profiting off of the wayward teens at Hardy’s school. When the students learn that Bo has more to offer than what meets the eye, the unlikely duo’s new business takes a unique turn, tossing them headfirst into the lifestyles of the rich and dysfunctional.

Hard Sell will be released in theaters, on iTunes, and VOD on May 20!

Kristin Chenoweth Embarrases Her Son in ‘Hard Sell’ Clip

Kristin Chenoweth Will Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show

Kristin Chenoweth has announced that rather than cancel a North Carolina concert in protest of the HB2 law, she will donate proceeds from the show to support LGBT causes.

“I think it’s so interesting to be alive right now, first of all, if I may, and just look at the shape of things,” Kristin said in a SiriusXM interview. “And [seeing] performers and companies saying ‘no’ to discrimination.”

“I will say, as an artist, I was wondering this for myself, how I would handle it,” Kristin added. “I think everybody should handle it how they need to handle it. My handling it will be: ‘I’m coming and I’m going to still talk about it.’ I’m going to sing my gospel song. I’m going to talk about the kids in the audience, directly to them, who are gay or feel different. And I want to take whatever I make and make that donation the way I want to make it. It just won’t go in my pocket. That’s how I’m going to choose to handle it.”

Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Bruce Springsteen are some of the artists who have canceled shows while Beyonce went on with the concert, but publicly supported Equality North Carolina.

“I will tell you that it has been an interesting part of my journey because I never thought that me, being this little girl from Oklahoma, that this would be a thing,” she said. “But really, the truth is, my Christianity is a big part of who I am. And, my love of — how about this? — people and their rights are important to me… Like I said, I just didn’t know. It never occurred to me not to be a gay rights — for gay, LGBTQ RST rights. It never occurred to me not to be. So I didn’t think of it, until that moment [when Women of Faith fired me], and I was like, ‘Oh, this is kind of big deal. Oops. Oh well. Truth is truth.’”

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