American Idol winner turned diva, Jennifer Hudson, has joined the cast of the NBC sitcom, Smash. Hudson has the itch to do Broadway, so starring in Smash was perfect for her, "Doing the show has helped me get my feet wet for Broadway. You're constantly creating new things on so many different levels. One minute you're in the studio, the next second you're doing choreography, the next second you're acting. It's a huge challenge but I love it." The cast, which includes Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty, cover the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, alongside Hudson. The new season begins February 5th on NBC.