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American Idol’s next guest judge: Kristin Chenoweth

August
28

Boy, Kristin Chenoweth isn’t letting any grass grow under her petite feet.

Not only is she up for an Emmy award next month for her role on the dearly departed Pushing Daisies, she’ll be the next celebrity guest judge on American Idol.

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Chenoweth – who’s also got a spot on FOX’s Glee coming up – will be at Idol’s Orlando auditions later this week, according to People.com.

Now this is what I was talking about earlier this week when I harshed on the news that Neil Patrick Harris would be an Idol judge, too. Once again, I love NPH, but one role in Broadway’s Cabaret doesn’t exactly make him a singer.

Chenoweth, on the other hand, is a musical theater veteran: She’s a Tony winner best known as the original Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Classically trained in opera, she’s performed at the Metropolitan Opera House and recorded a number of albums.

Who else is excited to see the wee KC on the small screen again, even if it’s in small doses?

Posted by Heather Salerno on Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 9:55 am |
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Kristin Chenoweth to star in new David E. Kelley drama

December
22

So there had to be a silver lining in the sad storm cloud that is the cancellation of ABC’s “Pushing Daisies.”

And here it is: Kristin Chenoweth has just been tapped as the new star of uber-producer David E. Kelley’s upcoming legal drama, “Legally Mad.”

The Chenster has gotten lots of practice playing the adorably loopy Olive Snook on “Daisies,” so she shouldn’t have trouble nailing the role of the somewhat nutty Skippy Pylon. (Don’t you just love that name, too?

Chenoweth should have fun playing Skippy, too, given the character’s description, via Variety:

<blockquote><div>In “Legally Mad,” Chenoweth is set to play Skippy Pylon, a cheerful and brilliant attorney who nonetheless exhibits flashes of psychosis — and enjoys being mistaken for a teenager.</div></blockquote>

We’re sad to see Olive say good-bye, but from the sound of it, we may be happy to say hello to Skippy – as long as the show is more early “Ally McBeal” and less lame “Boston Legal.”.

(Photo courtesy of ABC)

Posted by Heather Salerno on Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at 10:02 am |
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