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Smash Picks Their Bombshell!! And The Newest Marilyn Monroe Is…

| Filed under: TV NewsBroadway BabiesKatharine McPheeDebra MessingMarilyn MonroeMegan Hilty


The Season 1 finale of Smash was FULL of Broadway style drama - from Ivy being a bigger stage wench than ever before to Karen finding out said wench slept with her fiance! Ugh.

But karma worked out well for our blondies last night… despite some hesitation from Eileen and Julia, the role of Marilyn Monroe went to Karen!!


And even though she was super bummed about her first-world life problems, hottie Derek came to the rescue with this genius line:

Art isn't therapy. We're not here to work out our personal problems. We're here to take those problems and completely exploit them to hell with how much we hurt. Actually the more we hurt, the better…You've always had so much of [Marilyn] at your fingertips, and now you have the heartbreak.

Yup!! Couldn't have said it better ourselves!! The show must go on!!

Now, without further ado, please… feast UR eyes on the breathtaking finale performance of Karen's Don't Forget Me (above)!!

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11 comments to “Smash Picks Their Bombshell!! And The Newest Marilyn Monroe Is…”

  1. 1

    Im glad karen did an awsome job. I can't wait until the next season

  2. jshum says – reply to this


    I love this show, the story line and talent….I just hope it comes back next season.

  3. 3

    These horrible fucking shows really should get some originality. How many more of these retards are we going to have to see do this overplayed shit.

  4. 4

    Karen was absolutely SHIT as Marilyn.

  5. khart says – reply to this


    yeah Karen does suck as Marilyn. Has anyone else noticed how low energy her performances are? She's good at the ballads but shes kinda sucky at the more up beat songs

  6. 6


    Karen > Ivy

  7. 7

    She doesn't have it at all. Ivy is blonde and her eyebrows don't look weird in her Marilyn wig. I didn't buy Karen as Marilyn at all, I was disappointed in the finale. Should have gone to Ivy.

  8. Peaches says – reply to this


    Smash is a wonderful show,I'm sad that it's over can't wait for it to come back next season,Kat Mc Phee is the perfect Marilyn,and the song Don't Forget Me is outstanding. katherine Mc Phee is a star.I think Marilyn will be Marilyn a hundred years from now.She will live forever.

  9. JimInNashville says – reply to this


    Katharine was superb in Smash, beautifully underplaying her role amidst a sea of overacting Broadway stars. She seemed like a real person, instead of an eyebrow-twitching caricature trying to signal emotion to the 150th row of the theater.

    Her performances of "Stand" and "Don't Forget Me" were highlights of the season, together with Megan Hilty's absolutely brilliant rendition of "Second Hand White Baby Grand".

  10. JimInNashville says – reply to this


    In addition to McPhee, I thought that Megan Hilty adapted very well to the TV screen after a lengthy period of Broadway stardom. Although she's a bit too round and bottom-heavy to make a credible Marilyn, she's a presence to be reckoned with as an actress and singer.

    And Jack Davenport's chemistry with McPhee was, well, palpable throughout. Leslie Odoms, Jr. really stood out in his acting, and his one brief chance to sing with McPhee.

  11. bk says – reply to this


    JiminNashville your comments were so far off the mark I felt obliged to comment.

    1. Megan is not too round heavy AT ALL. She has a beautiful figure.
    2. Even if she was too bottom heavy that would not be a deciding factor for her not to play Marylin. If you were a true Marilyn fan you would know she isn't some insect but was in fact a size 10-12 when REAL women were celebrated.

    On a lighter note that finale was spectacular and I absolutely loved the show. I think Derik is right in that Karen has something Ivy doesn't..that and she is a lovely girl. Can't wait for all the talent next season!