Superheroes with super voices: Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Melissa Benoist as Kara

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By Nate Millado

Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski have wowed us with their acting chops—but did you know The Good Fight stars have vocal chops too? And they're far from the only double threats on television. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite stars who can act and sing.

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1. Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski fromThe Good Fight

With six Tony awards, Audra McDonald holds the record for most performance wins and just might add a seventh this September—she's nominated for Best Actress in a Play for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Here she is, feting Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim with an uproarious rendition of "Ladies Who Lunch" with The Good Fight star Christine Baranski and none other than Meryl Streep.

Stream The Good Fight on Paramount+. Watch the Tony Awards LIVE on Sunday, Sept. 26, only on Paramount+.


2. Lana Parrilla from Why Women Kill

Lana Parrilla is absolutely killing it as Rita on the new season of Why Women Kill! It's her first juicy role since the pandemic—but Parrilla stayed plenty busy during lockdown. Not only did she start her own clothing line, but she released a new single, too!

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3. Christopher Jackson from Bull

Bull viewers know him as Chunk Palmer, but Hamilton fans remember Christopher Jackson in a more presidential role: As George Washington in the mega-hit musical. Here he is performing one of his show-stoppers in front of two other presidents: Obama and Biden.

Bull moves to Thursday nights this fall at 10/9c on CBS. Stream episodes on Paramount+.


4. Queen Latifah from The Equalizer

Queen Latifah first burst onto the scene as a rapper in 1989; her debut album (All Hail the Queen) featured the hit single "Ladies First." She's gone on to release seven genre-defying albums that have dabbled in jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and pop—and earned a Grammy for the 1993 anthem "U.N.I.T.Y." In the movie musical Chicago, Latifah showcased her singing and acting chops as no-nonsense prison matron Mama Morton. She earned an Oscar nom for Best Supporting Actress! Watch her stirring rendition of "I Know Where I've Been" from another movie musical she starred in, Hairspray.

Season 2 of The Equalizer airs Sunday nights this fall at 8/7c on CBS.


5. LL Cool J from NCIS: Los Angeles

Like Queen Latifah, LL COOL J is one of the OGs of rap! And while the NCIS: Los Angeles star has flexed his lyrical muscle on such hardcore anthems as "Mama Said Knock You Out," LL has also shown a softer side with ballads like "I Need Love."

NCIS: Los Angeles returns for its 13th season this fall, airing Sunday nights at 9/8c on CBS.


6. Annaleigh Ashford from B Positive

Annaleigh Ashford made a splash on the Great White Way as ditzy sorority sister Margot in Legally Blonde, her Broadway debut. Ever since, the Tony-winning actress has had standout performances in Hair, Rent, Legally Blonde, and Kinky Boots. But one of her best-known roles was as Glinda in the musical juggernaut Wicked. Here she is singing a bewitching rendition of "Wonderful."

B Positive airs Thursday nights this fall at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.


7. Beth Behrs from The Neighborhood

Beth Behrs can sing just about anything! Case in point: When she hosted the 2014 People's Choice Awards with her former 2 Broke Girls co-star. Kat Dennings lobbed random song requests at Behrs, and The Neighborhood star didn't flinch, singing everything from The Sound of Music to Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball"!

The Neighborhood returns Monday nights this fall at 8/7c on CBS.


8. Rita Moreno from One Day at a Time

Living legend Rita Moreno is a rare EGOT. She earned her Oscar as singing-and-dancing Anita in the classic movie musical West Side Story.

Stream episodes of One Day at a Time on Paramount+.


9. Sutton Foster from Younger

Sutton Foster has such a buttery voice, it's hard to believe she wasn't a trained vocalist until her Tony-winning role in Thoroughly Modern Millie!

Stream the final season of Younger on Paramount+.


10. Donnie Wahlberg from Blue Bloods

When it comes to music, Donnie Wahlberg is no new kid on the block! The Blue Bloods star still performs with his fellow "boy banders" NKOTB.

Blue Bloods returns Friday nights this fall at 10/9c on CBS.


11. Melissa Benoist from Supergirl

She's not just a superhero—she's a super singer! Melissa Benoist got her first big break in Glee and has showcased her vocals on musical episodes of The Flash and Supergirl. In 2018, she made her Broadway debut in the Carole King musical, Beautiful.

The final season of Supergirl returns Tuesday, August 24, on The CW. Watch free next day on CWTV.com and The CW app.


12. Grant Gustin from The Flash

Benoist's former Glee co-star Grant Gustin made fans of The Flash swoon when he serenaded Iris with "Running Home to You"...before popping the question.

The Flash returns this fall with a five-episode special event on The CW.

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Give. Share. Love. After the year we've had, it's more important than ever to treat yourself and those you love.

Here's some of the season's most wanted that would be perfect for Ginnifer Goodwin from the CBS All Access Original series Why Women Kill.

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A set of luxury candles and a black and white striped faux fur coat.

Photos Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue; KULE.

Jo Malone 3-Piece Travel Candle Collection, $108. KULE Bailey navy striped faux fur coat, $598.

A crystal choker and a pink silk kimono.

Photo Credit: Shopbop; Saks Fifth Avenue.

Area crystal clover choker necklace, $320. Fleur du Mal Haori silk kimono robe, $595.

A bottle of Hermes perfume, a teffeta blouse with large bowtie, and red faux fur coat.

Photo Credit: Hermès; Valentino; Max Mara

Twilly d'Hermès eau de parfum, 2.87oz, $134. REDValentino taffeta plaid bow tie blouse, $425. Max Mara red teddy bear icon oversize silk, alpaca, and wool faux fur coat, $3,690.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2020.

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By Nate Millado

You've likely been watching a ton of television under quarantine. But if you've just finished binging your favorite shows, we've got some related recommendations (thanks, CBS All Access!). So whether you're into action, romance, reality, or adventure, the streaming service is sure to have your next great obsession.

If You Liked Beauty And The Beast…

Eka Darville as Beau Natalie Alyn Lind as Ashley

Eka Darville and Natalie Alyn Lind in Tell Me A Story.

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You'll love Tell Me A Story.

Once upon a time, there lived a beauty and a beast in an enchanted land. Only in CBS' 1987 fantasy-romance, the "beauty" was assistant district attorney Catherine (Linda Hamilton), the noble "man-beast" was feline-faced Vincent (Ron Perlman, rocking an '80s hair-metal mane), and the "enchanted land" was Manhattan.

Just like Beauty and the Beast, Tell Me A Story reimagines beloved fairy tales as dark and twisted psychological thrillers. The 10-episode second season of this serialized drama spins the stories of Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella into a tale like no other. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season reimagines The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel.

So if you've blown through all three seasons of Beauty and the Beast, check out this modern-day retelling.

Stream all episodes of Tell Me A Story on CBS All Access. Season 1 also airs now on The CW.

If You Liked The Amazing Race…

\u200bMichael James Shaw Sofia Pernas and Matt Barr as Danny McNamara explore Egyptian ruins

Michael James Shaw, Sofia Pernas, and Matt Barr in Blood & Treasure.

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You'll love Blood & Treasure.

If you're a fan of the Phil Keoghan–hosted reality competition, then you know the gist: Teams of two race around the world for a shot at a million dollars.

While you wait for Season 32 of The Amazing Race to kick off this fall, why not give another globe-trotting adventure a gander? Like TAR, Blood & Treasure boasts exotic locales and nail-biting suspense, centered on the dynamic duo of a brilliant antiquities expert (Matt Barr) and a cunning art thief (Sofia Pernas).

Blood & Treasure streams on CBS All Access.

If You Liked The Good Wife…

Audra McDonald as Liz Reddick and Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight

Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski in The Good Fight.

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You'll love The Good Fight.

In a way, The Good Wife was about starting over: Alicia Florrick (Emmy winner Julianna Marguiles) returned to law after a very public sex-and-corruption scandal involving her politician husband.

And so is its spinoff, The Good Fight. After an enormous financial scam wipes out her savings, Diane Lockhart (the inimitable Christine Baranski) is forced to move to a new firm, where she joins forces with former employee Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo). The two legal dramas share the same DNA: Both were created by husband-and-wife team Robert and Michelle King, and feature pitch-perfect writing, directing, acting—and fashion!

The Good Fight streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

If You Liked Elementary…

Lucy Liu as Simone

Lucy Liu as Simone in Why Women Kill.

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You'll love Why Women Kill.

Technically, these two shows couldn't be any more different: Elementary reinvented the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective stories as a New York City–set procedural drama, while Why Women Kill is a time-hopping (and bed-hopping) soap. But both tap into the wide-ranging talent of Lucy Liu—as the gender-swapped no-nonsense Watson in the former, and as '80s socialite Simone in the latter.

Why Women Kill streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

If You Liked Survivor: Winners At War…

The 16 returning houseguests of Big Brother All Stars

The 16 returning houseguests of Big Brother: All-Stars.

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You'll love Big Brother: All-Stars.

Like Survivor, Big Brother is also celebrating its 20th anniversary—and what better way to mark the milestone than with another all-stars edition!

Survivor: Winners At War united the most memorable, heroic, and celebrated champs from the past two decades. The gameplay on an all-star season is just next-level. So if you're into epic comps, shocking blindsides, and a masterclass in strategy, you won't want to miss the champs, the runners-up, and the best to never win the game battling for glory in the BB house.

This week, watch all-new episodes of Big Brother: All-Stars on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. Plus, drop in on the Houseguests 24/7 with the BB Live Feeds—exclusively available on CBS All Access.

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By Sara Spruch-Feiner

Why Women Kill streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

The premise of Why Women Kill may be slightly dark—three women living in different time periods must cope with infidelity and betrayal in their marriages—but the characters' wardrobes serve as constant inspiration for dressing with cheerful confidence. Which isn't surprising when you learn that the show's costume designer is Janie Bryant, whose work on Mad Men earned her four Emmy nominations and sparked a renewed infatuation with '60s style. Now Bryant is once again making fashion diehards' hearts race with the dynamic looks she creates on the series.

Janie Bryant in a wardrobe closet for a TV production

Janie Bryant poses for a portrait among fabulous fashions.

Photo Credit: Moses Berkson.

The first season's three leading ladies each reside in a different decade: Beth Ann (played by Ginnifer Goodwin) is living in 1963, Simone (played by Lucy Liu) is living in 1984, and Taylor (played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste) lives in the present day. Which means Bryant, who does extensive research for her characters' wardrobes and is known for her meticulous attention to era-appropriate details, relies on both retro and current pieces to shape their distinct styles. We asked her to share the essence of each character's fashion vibe, then we found the best items to help you channel some of their flair into your own timeless look.

‘60s SWEETHEART

Beth Ann Stanton (played by Ginnifer Goodwin)

Ginnifer Goodwin in a red floral dress

Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth Ann Stanton in Why Women Kill.

Photo Credit: Aaron Epstein/CBS.

"In the beginning of the series, Beth Ann's color palette was very beige, celery, and gray, which reflected how sad and dead inside she was at the time. But as her story evolved and Beth Ann discovered herself and started living again, now she's in bright colors and patterns. I also changed her silhouette by doubling and tripling the size of the petticoats under her outfits. So her skirts keep getting bigger and the flowers on her silk dresses keep getting bolder, which follow her character's growth into a more lively, engaging personality."

Knotty Crystal Statement Collar Necklace, $58. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker fawn satin high-heel pumps in Candy, $350. Absolutely Audrey Scarlett shoe clips, $18 for set.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Absolutely Audrey.

Style inspirations: "'50s good girls like Doris Day, Donna Reed, and Debbie Reynolds."

You'll never see Beth Ann wearing … "Cigarette pants. She and [her husband] Rob have that early '60s husband-and-wife dynamic where he would probably scold her for wearing pants."

Bryant's drawing of Goodwin's finale dress. Lady Mayra Clothing red poppy dress, $50. Stephen Dweck iolite, garnet, and quartz ring, $895.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Janie Bryant, Lady Mayra Clothing, Neiman Marcus.

Her best look: "I love the beautiful red-and-white floral silk-print dress that she wears in the last scene of the Season 1 finale. I design a lot of Beth Ann's clothes, but this was actually a vintage gown. Red was the breakout element of Beth Ann's color story, and we added three petticoats under that skirt so her dress was extra full. Her shoes were these amazing red patent-leather pumps from the 1950s. I adore that entire costume, especially on Ginny."

’80s GLAMOUR SIREN

Simone Grove (played by Lucy Liu)

Lucy Liu in a gold off the shoulder dress

Lucy Liu as Simone Grove in Why Women Kill.

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"Simone's look mirrors the ostentatiousness of the '80s: It starts out elaborate and vivid, with strong statement jewelry, rings all the time, and big shoulder pads. Throughout the course of the show, her style transitions from over-the-top to more somber. She's still sophisticated, but as her character comes to realize that life is about love and companionship rather than material goods, her manner of dressing becomes more low-key."

A sketch by Bryant of Liu's gold gown. TRE by Natalie Ratabesi bow-embellished one-shoulder plissé-lamé gown, $2,610. Alexis Bittar Sputnik cocktail ring, $245.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Janie Bryant, Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus.

Style inspirations: "Joan Collins on Dynasty, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tina Chow."

You'll never see Simone wearing … "Polyester. It's just not chic enough for her."

Ejing Zhang Effie gold-plated and resin cuff, $225. Aquazzura Sundance 140 metallic vegan leather platform sandals, $895.

Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter.

Her best look: "I designed the gold-and-black gown that Simone wears when she does the tango dance in the third episode, which is such a fabulous episode. I love the gold fan on the shoulder and the high slit in the skirt, which I made in stretch rayon so that Lucy could really move during the dance scene. Gold is such an opulent color, but it's also sexy."

MODERN SOPHISTICATE

Taylor Harding (played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste in a blue power suit

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Taylor Harding in Why Women Kill.

Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/CBS.

"Taylor has both masculine and feminine traits, so her wardrobe brings together those two worlds. I put her in a lot of leather and animal prints, and harder-edge jewelry mixed with softer pieces like silk blouses and skirts and beautiful stiletto heels. She has those two sides of her personality, so balancing elements of menswear and womenswear in her look is a very important through line of her story."

Christian Louboutin So Kate 120mm pumps, $725. Cynthia Rybakoff Emerald Agate Arrow Pendant, $84.

Photo Credit: Neiman Marcus, Cynthia Rybakoff.

Style inspirations: "The street style of today's high-powered professional women."

You'll never see Taylor wearing … "Ruffles. They're way too girly for her."

Fleur du Mal asymmetrical cowl top, $295. PrettyLittleThing blue fitted button-down crepe blazer, $38. Cynthia Rybakoff '80s bangle stack, $148.

Photo Credit: Fleur Du Mal, PrettyLittleThing, Cynthia Rybakoff.

Her best look: "The bright blue Tahari pantsuit that Taylor wears in Episode 1 makes such a strong statement. It's this very vivid Moroccan blue that's just gorgeous on her and represents her character perfectly, because the power-suit silhouette is masculine, but then the color is all woman."

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