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The no.1 selling artist is set to take to the stage in recreation of classic musical.
It has been announced that Jennifer Lopez will star in the live musical of 'Bye Bye Birdie' coming in January of next year on NBC. Head of Entertainment for the network, Bob Greenblatt, said: "She came to us and said, 'I love this movie and I'd love to do it".
Jennifer Lopez on the set of Shade of Blue
In a statement made by Lopez, she said that "Broadway musicals and films fueled my childhood and 'Bye Bye Birdie' was one of my favorites. I'm proud to be a part of the NBC family with 'Shades of Blue' and I thought it would be a blast to take on one of their big live musicals."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez To Star In And Produce NBC's Live Musical Bye Bye Birdie
Donald Trump has announced he now owns 100% of the Miss Universe Organisation.
Donald Trump now owns the whole of the Miss Universe Organisation. The business tycoon announced his purchase on Friday (11th September). Trump previously owned half the organisation but finalised negotiations on purchasing the rest this week.
Donald Trump at the Opening night for The New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York, March 2015.
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The beleaguered former NBC news anchor will make his comeback providing coverage of the papal visit later this month.
Williams, who has been suspended without pay from the network since February after it was discovered that he had fabricated his experiences during his coverage of the Iraq war, will work as a breaking news and special reports anchor at the network’s sister station MSNBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Brian Williams will make his NBC comeback on Sep.22
Continue reading: Brian Williams Back On MSNBC To Provide Coverage Of Pope's Visit
'Coach', the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson as football coach Hayden Fox, will be back on television this fall. NBC has ordered a new 13 episode season of the 90s sitcom.
The sitcom Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, will return to our screens in a brand new series. NBC announced they had picked up the new series, consisting of 13 episodes, on Thursday (26th March). Coach has been off air for the past two decades but Nelson is set to reprise his role in the new series which will air this fall. The original series of Coach aired on ABC for nine seasons between 1989 and 1997.
Craig T. Nelso stars in Coach.
The freshman spy drama is gone after pulling terrible ratings.
NBC have announced they've pulled the plug on freshman series 'Allegiance' after airing just five episodes of the drama. While eight episodes of the series had already been filmed, the show's cancellation is effective immediately, so it looks like the remaining three episode wont be seeing the light of day.
Hope Davis starred in 'Allegiance'.
'Allegiance' starred newcomer Gavin Stenhouse as Alex O'Connor, a CIA analyst who is unknowingly investigating his own family. Alongside Stenhouse the series also starred Hope Davis and Scott Cohen as O'Connor's parents, as well as Margarita Levieva and Kenneth Choi. It had been based on Israeli television series 'The Gordin Cell'.
Continue reading: NBC Cancels 'Allegiance' After Just Five Episodes Thanks To Poor Ratings
The presenter was called out by Iraq veterans for bending the truth about his time as an embedded journalist during the 2003 invasion.
In a statement to Stars And Stripes, Williams recanted the claim that he had made on Friday evening at NBC’s coverage of a public tribute to a retired soldier at an ice hockey game. He said on the broadcast that he and his camera crew, who were embedded in a helicopter unit flying risky missions during the 2003 invasion, were shot down in the desert and "rescued, surrounded and kept alive" by a platoon led by the now-retired soldier.
NBC anchor Brian Williams took back a claim that he was aboard a downed military chopper in Iraq
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The 68 year old country legend is partnering with NBC to produce a mini-series based on her songs and life.
Having enjoyed a critical and commercial rediscovery over the last couple of years, Dolly Parton is now planning to take over TV screens. The country legend is collaborating with NBC to produce a mini-series based on her songs.
Rolling Stone Country magazine has revealed that a series of two-hour long TV specials has been green-lit by the network, which will be inspired by Parton’s songs and positive outlook on life.
Dolly Parton, performing above in Germany, is working on a TV series with NBC
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Over two and a half years after her ‘Today Show’ departure, Ann Curry is leaving NBC News.
It seemed a long time coming and now veteran journalist Ann Curry has finally announced she is leaving NBC News. After being sidelined for nearly two years, Curry is moving on to a new venture with NBC Universal which will see her develop her own media start up.
It's a goodbye to NBC News for Ann Curry
In a statement Curry said, “It has been a privilege to work with so many good and talented people at the network. At the same time, I can’t wait to expand my reach and work with people I admire in other places.”
Continue reading: Ann Curry Announces NBC News Departure To Develop Her Own Media Start Up
In February the television journalist revealed he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013, and was undergoing treatment for the illness.
Former longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw delivered some very good news when he recently gave an update on his health. The 74-year-old journalist, who as diagnosed with a type of cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, is now in remission.
Brokaw's bone cancer is now "in remission"
In February Brokaw revealed he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013, and was undergoing treatment, but fortunately on Sunday (Dec 21st) NBC News posted a letter he wrote that was headed with "The cancer is in remission."
Continue reading: Former NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw Says His Bone Cancer "Is In Remission"
The British actress joins a cast list that already includes 'Girls' star Allison Williams and legend Christopher Walken.
Minnie Driver has announced that she’s signed up for ‘Peter Pan Live’. The 44 year old actress will be the narrator of the piece and also star as the adult Wendy Darling on the live TV event, which is due to air on NBC on December 4th at 8pm ET.
Minnie Driver will play the narrative voice of adult Wendy Darling in 'Peter Pan Live' in December
Giving more detail in reaction to the casting, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt stated: "We're thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure. She appears in the final emotional scene when Peter returns to the Darling home years later only to realize Wendy is now grown up and has a daughter of her own, but you'll also hear her voice throughout the movie since Adult Wendy is also our narrator. She's a classy addition to our wonderful cast."
Continue reading: Minnie Driver Confirmed For 'Peter Pan Live'
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