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Allison Williams Ready to Take on ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Girls actress Allison Williams will play the title role in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, which airs Thursday, December 4 at 8/7 c. The live special will be narrated by Minnie Driver, who is also cast as the adult character Wendy. Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook. Commenting on the role, Williams, 26, said, “To most of America I’m going to …

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Christopher Walken, Allison Williams Talk Peter Pan

NBC is releasing previews and a making-of featurette to fire up audiences for its upcoming musical Peter Pan LIVE! The musical is set to air on December 4. It stars Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan and our old friend Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. NBC opted to go with another Live musical following the massive success of The Sound …

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Bill Cosby Dropped by NBC as Netflix Weighs Options

While comedian Bill Cosby’s future with Netflix is still up in the air at this point, NBC has decided to cut ties with the embattled actor. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has decided not to move forward with an upcoming family comedy that was set to star Cosby. NBC wouldn’t provide any additional comment. NBC’s decision …

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Nick Cannon To Host “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” Reboot

“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” indeed. NBC will be reviving the classic TV show Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous and they have tapped none other than Nick Cannon to host the program. Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous was a popular show back in the 80s and 90s. The TV series was hosted by Robin Leach and showed the …

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Natalie Morales Planning To Leave ‘Today’ Amidst Power Struggle?

Natalie Morales, the popular co-host of the Today show, is reportedly seeking greener pastures. According to speculation, this is due to the tense atmosphere behind the scenes of the NBC Show. Sources have told Page Six that Morales is locked in a power struggle with fellow Today show host Tamron Hall and NBC News chief Deborah Turness. Morales joined the …

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Minnie Driver to Star in NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’

NBC this week announced that Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver will be part of the network’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! special. The actress will narrate the program as an adult version of Wendy Darling. “We’re thrilled to have Minnie as part of this ‘Peter Pan’ adventure,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “She appears in the final emotional scene …

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Neil Patrick Harris to Launch Comedy/Variety Show on NBC

As if the recent news that he would be hosting the next Oscars weren’t enough, Neil Patrick Harris also just landed his own show. For years, Harris has been talking about hosting a television variety show. Three years ago, he told Craig Ferguson, “I want to do an Ed Sullivan–y kind of show, with all the variety acts.” As recently …

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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to Host NBC Figure Skating

During this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir gained fans as an on-air commentary team that clicked. Now it seems that Lipinski will continue to live out her dream of covering the Olympics. NBC this week announced that Lipinski and Weir have been promoted to head of NBC’s figure skating broadcast team. The pair appeared …

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Real Genius? Adam Sandler, NBC to Reboot 80s Flick as TV Comedy

It won’t star Val Kilmer and it may not focus on lasers, but NBC is reportedly set to reboot the 1985 cult hit Real Genius for the modern age. Deadline reports that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sony TV are teaming up to bring an updated version of the 80s flick to NBC. Apparently a “single …

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Maria Shriver Removed from Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait

Maria Shriver has apparently been removed from a portrait of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The small image of the former first lady appeared on a lapel pin worn by Schwarzenegger in the portrait, but since the couple have been going through a divorce initially wrought with scandal, it seems the former ‘governator’ has had the image painted over. Arnold …

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Matt Lauer Certainly Has a Sweet Ride to Work Every Day — A Helicopter

Today show cohost Matt Lauer certainly has a sweet ride to work from his residence in the Hamptons to the NBC studios in New York City. The network is reportedly so determined to keep Lauer at the Today show that NBC is footing the bill for Lauer to take a helicopter to and from work so he can spend more …

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Katie Couric: Did She Say Diane Sawyer Traded Sexual Favors For Stories?

In a book coming out in September titled The News Sorority, author Sheila Weller claims that CBS News anchor Katie Couric once made a snide remark about rival Diane Sawyer’s technique in getting stories. The incident involved Sawyer landing an interview with a 54-year-old woman who had just given birth to twins. When Couric heard about it, she allegedly remarked, …

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