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'Smash' recap: Episode 4, 'The Cost of Art'

'Smash' recap: Episode 4, 'The Cost of Art'

More singing, more dancing, and a guest appearance by Nick Jonas kept me interested in the fourth episode of"Smash" -- but the continued lackluster performances of Katherine McPhee's Karen make it hard to root for her over casting-couch Ivy (Megan Hilty). The workshop for "Marilyn the Musical" finally gets under way, fueling Karen and Ivy’s growing rivalry. Ivy stays true to the character she’s set to play and is the last to arrive on day one of rehearsal. However, her confidence and star power immediately take a hit upon learning Karen has been cast in the ensemble. She stumbles through a few takes and complains Karen’s singing and dancing are...