A Tony and Emmy winner will host an awards show once more, James Corden raps out his feud with a Dreamgirl, and a Broadway favorite gets more screen time on a Netflix classic. Read more about all of these television stories below.
Kristin Chenoweth Joins the Critics
Kristin Chenoweth, who can be seen in the Starz series American Gods and Younger's upcoming season premiere, will host the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards, scheduled for August 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Chenoweth will kick off the evening’s festivities before handing the reins over to the critics, who will announce the night’s winners. In all, 12 awards will be presented for programming that has made an impact during the 2016–2017 TV season. “I hope the TCA Awards are ready, because I’m about to bring a whole lot of flair and fun to the evening’s proceedings,” the Tony and Emmy winner said.
James Corden & Jennifer Hudson Face Off
Oscar-winning Broadway alum Jennifer Hudson battled it out with Tony winner James Corden on The Late Late Show—this week airing from London. The two sparred with rap verses, including “You won an Oscar for Dreamgirls, I get it / no one remembers you in that film because Beyoncé is in it.” Take a look to see who won in the rap battle below (spoiler: it’s the one who included an “And I Am Telling You” riff.)
Dale Soules Is an OITNB Regular
Stage and screen alum Dale Soules, who plays the frank, forthright Frieda on Orange is the New Black, has been promoted to series regular for the Netflix series’ sixth season. The announcement comes shortly before the premiere of the prison-set dramedy's fifth season, which will be released on the streaming service June 9.
Soules most recently appeared onstage in Lincoln Center Theater’s Shows for Days Off-Broadway opposite Patti LuPone and Michael Urie; her additional credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Grey Gardens, and The Crucible on stage and Aardvark, AAWOL, and Motherhood on screen.