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Katy Perry Reported to Judge "American Idol"

Katy Perry is reportedly on board to be a judge on ABC’s reboot of “American Idol.”  We will supposedly get the official announcement today.  The remaining two judges on the panel will likely be a songwriter and a music producer.  Industry analysts say that bringing in all those high-priced stars as judges eventually contributed to the show being way too expensive to produce and ultimately being cancelled.  Meantime, Katy announced her new album, “Witness,” will be released June 9th and a tour will kick off this fall!  She’ll be at Nassau Coliseum October 3, Madison Square Garden October 2, and Barclays Center October 11th.

“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons married his partner of 14 years, Todd Spiewak, Saturday night at the Rainbow Room in New York.

FOX announced that their next live musical will be “Rent.”  No word on the date or who’s starring in it yet.


A live musical production of #RENT is coming to FOX!

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FOX has renewed “New Girl” for a seventh and final season.

NBC announced “This Is Us” will now air Thursdays at 9pm for the second season instead of Tuesdays.  “Will & Grace” will kick off the evening at 8pm.


There’s so much more story to tell. #ThisIsUs returns Thursdays this fall.

A post shared by This Is Us (@nbcthisisus) onMay 14, 2017 at 1:00pm PDT


That's right, honey... We're back! #WillAndGrace

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Bradley Cooper has asked his “A Star is Born” co-star Lady Gaga to be his newborn daughter’s godmother.  The two have apparently become very close friends since working together.  A source says, “He was stressed and nervous as hell [during Irina Shayk’s pregnancy]. Gaga calmed Bradley’s nerves big time and he says he couldn’t have held himself together without her. Their friendship is very real."

Emmy winner Powers Boothe passed away Sunday at the age of 68.  His publicist said he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.  The veteran actor was known for roles in “Tombstone,” “Sin City,” “The Avengers,” and many more.

Beyonce and Bruno Mars lead the pack with the most nominations for the 2017 BET Awards.  Beyonce won video of the year for “Formation” last year, and is nominated for seven awards this year.  Bruno Mars has five nominations.  The show takes place June 25th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Miss District of Columbia Kára McCullough was crowned Miss USA 2017 on Sunday night.  Miss Minnesota was the second runner-up and Miss New Jersey was runner-up for the title.  McCullough now goes on to compete in the Miss Universe competition.


📸: @missusa And your 2017 #MissUSA is… Miss District of Columbia, Kára McCullough!

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Winners at the weekend box office:

  1. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” - $63 million
  2. “Snatched” - $17.5 million
  3. “King Arthur:  Legend of the Sword” - $14.7 million
  4. “The Fate of the Furious” - $5.3 million
  5. “The Boss Baby” - $4.6 million


PHOTO:  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP