NBC's Next Live Production

March 31st, 2015 10:53am EDT
Live Broadcast Of 'The Wiz' To Air On NBC
A live broadcast of the iconic all-black version of "The Wizard of Oz" titled“The Wiz” will air on NBC this coming December.

The groundbreaking musical was a hit on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award for Best Musical. It was adapted into a film in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and will be adapted for television just prior to the holiday season.

Kenny Leon will stage both the upcoming Broadway version and television version of “The Wiz.”

Leon is an acclaimed director who has brought two popular plays to television in creative adaptations. He worked on “A Raisin in ...
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'Better Call Saul' Penultimate Episode Impresses

March 31st, 2015 10:05am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Pimento' Charges Towards An Epic Seas
Well this is weird. "Better Call Saul" was guaranteed a Season Two right around the time the first season started filming (at least as far as we can tell). You'd think Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and the rest would have at least a vague mapping of where the full two seasons are headed. Right?

Except "Pimento," this season's penultimate episode (also, the caviar of the South), plays very much like a series finale.

By the end of "Pimento," Saul is fuming, having been told by his brother that he's "not a real lawyer" and that he's just Slippin' Jimmy with a fake online degree. Saul takes off...
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This Week In Music

March 31st, 2015 9:52am EDT
Wale And Ludacris Lead Albums To Check Out
Ah, March 31st is turning out to be quite a big new release day – by no means is March ending like a ‘lamb.’ Arguably, there is not a surefire juggernaut release the likes of Kendrick Lamar dropping this week, but there is a healthy dose of big names ending March on a high note. Led by Wale and a comeback album by Ludacris, here are seven newbies to check out this week!

1) Wale, The Album About Nothing (Atlantic)

Wale returns with his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing. Nothing follows up Wale’s 2013 LP The Gifted, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The Album About...
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Leah Remini Comments On Scientology Film

March 31st, 2015 9:40am EDT
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Scientology is kind of an "all or nothing" thing. Either you're a proud follower of Dianetics, or you'd prefer to have all traces of Scientology purged from history forever. It's pretty intense.

And former Scientologist Leah Remini just shored up her position on the "anti" side of things. The HBO documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" aired on Sunday night, and Remini was right there along with it, tweeting her support of the film and its anti-Scientologist stance.

"Thank you to the brave who did something about it. And to those who didn't have a voice, you do now...
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Harvey Weinstein Questioned Over Groping Incident

March 31st, 2015 9:27am EDT
Italian Model Claims Harvey Weinstein Groped Her
A woman has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse. The producer has been questioned by New York City police over allegations he inappropriately touched a 22-year-old Italian model.

The model filed a police report following an encounter at the Tribeca Film Center in Manhattan on Friday. The unidentified woman claims Weinstein, 63, touched her privates and groped her breasts.

A police source told the New York Daily News: "He initiated the contact. He saw her and spoke to her. She didn't know who he was until he approached her."

A representative for the NYPD confirmed the com...
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Who Got The Final Four Spots On 'The Voice'?

March 31st, 2015 9:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Knockouts, Part 3' - The Final Stea
We're almost to the end! Monday was the last step before The Voice's live shows begin, with six more battles to figure out who got the final four spots in this season's live show pool.

One of those was determined by Christina Aguilera, who utilized the competition's final steal in (no surprise here) the last matchup of the evening to give one artist a second opportunity.

Who did Christina choose to save? And who else joined that person in the live shows? Read on to find out what happened on Monday.

Team Adam: Tonya Boyd-Cannon, "I Wish" vs. Barry Minniefield, "What You Won't Do For Love"...
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51 & Still Going Strong - Elle MacPherson Rocks Sexy Swimsuit

March 31st, 2015 8:39am EDT
Elle MacPherson, 51, Flaunts Her Flawless Figure In A Bikini
Elle MacPherson is one of the sexiest middle-aged supermodels around. The star, who turned 51 on Sunday, recently showed off her bikini body in a promotion for her health supplement company WelleCo. -- and she looks incredible.

She's pictured wearing a black string bikini, sunglasses and a beaded necklace as she frolicks in the ocean.

"Wellness has been a way of life for @ellemacpherson and doesn't it show! In The Bahamas for @BAZAARAustralia today," the image was captioned on Twitter.

The Australian model definitely still lives up to her nickname "The Body," which Time magazine bestowed...
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Kelly Rowland’s Huge Weight Loss

March 31st, 2015 8:25am EDT
How Did Kelly Rowland Drop 70 Pounds In 4 Short Months?
Putting on baby weight is normal. Dropping that baby weight, post-baby: also normal. Shedding 70 lbs of excess pregnancy tonnage in just four months? That's pretty insane.

But also doable- at least if you're Kelly Rowland, anyway. The former Destiny's Child singer has already dropped 70 lbs since giving birth to her son Titan in November.

She also told Extra just how to do it.

“Jeanette Jenkins is the secret, SoulCycle is the secret, Angela Davis… when I go in there and it’s the wee hours of the morning she is a great secret, so motivational. Jeanette comes in with so much energy and thi...
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Who Went Home On 'Dancing With The Stars'?

March 31st, 2015 8:11am EDT
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Celebs and their professional partners danced to some of the hottest tunes in the Latin music world during week 3 of season 20 of "Dancing with the Stars" "Latin Night."

The celebrities had to perform to one of the following four Latin specialty dances; Salsa, Samba, Paso Doble and Argentine Tango. Sadly fans had to say goodbye to Charlotte McKinney, who had the lowest combined viewer and judges scores last week.

Here's a recap of each dance.

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Argentine Tango

Scores: 7, 7, 8, 8 = 30

Noah Galloway attempted to use a prosthetic arm during rehear...
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Happy Birthday!

March 31st, 2015 7:00am EDT
Christopher Walken
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Christopher Walken (1943)

Actress Jessica Szohr (1985)

Actor Josh Saviano (1976)

Actor Ewan McGregor (1971)

Actor Tony Cox (1958)

Actor Kyle Secor (1957)

Actor Marc McClure (1957)

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young (1955)

Actress Rhea Perlman (1948)

Actor Gabe Kaplan (1945)

Actress Valerie Curtin (1945)

Band leader Herb Alpert (1935)

Actress Shirley Jones (1934)

Actor Richard Chamberlain (1934)

Composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732; d. 1809)
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