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A dedicated reader informed me of a mistake, a typo, if you will.

A few issues ago, there was a story concerning Joely Fisher's mother and father, Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher. In the headline of the article I had a slip of the mind and wrote that Joely Fisher's mother was Connie Francis, and not Connie Stevens.

Sorry. I don't get much sleep. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Now, let's get to the nooz!

Be Well,
Steve


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'U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017' to begin in Vancouver on May 12
The Irish rock band U2 is marking the 30th anniversary of its fifth studio album The Joshua Tree with a stadium tour this year.

The classic record includes the hit songs "With or Without You," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Where the Streets Have No Name."

Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on May 12, U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will include performances of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with appearances at each show from one of a number of special guests, including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in Europe.

The tour will feature shows across North America and Europe, and will include U2's first U.S. festival-headlining appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer. The group will also play Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Tampa, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Rome.

"It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right-wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album -- as the songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too -- we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We're looking forward to it," U2 guitarist/keyboardist The Edge said in a statement Monday.

"Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years... it's quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarization... all the greats... I've sung some of these songs a lot... but never all of them. I'm up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are... it's gonna be a great night," added the band's lead singer Bono.


'Days of Our Lives' future unclear after Megyn Kelly daytime chat show announcement
This may be the last year for Days of Our Lives, the beloved daytime drama, which has aired on NBC since 1965.

"Basically, we've heard that there won't be a Days in 2018," a series source told People magazine.

Speculation about the show's future surged this week with the announcement that Fox News star Megyn Kelly is moving to NBC and would head up -- among other projects -- a daytime talk show.

When she will begin her new job has not yet been announced. She wrapped up her Fox series The Kelly File Friday night.

People magazine said Days is renewed on a yearly basis and has not settled a deal for 2018.

Despite their legions of devoted fans, soap operas have been nixed by broadcast networks in recent years in favor of cheaper, magazine-style programs.

ABC dropped its iconic soaps All My Children and One Life to Live in 2011 to make room for the culinary/lifestyle show The Chew and its short-lived companion The Revolution, then moved General Hospital from its longstanding 3 p.m. ET time slot in 2012 for Katie Couric's chat show, Katie, which lasted only two seasons. GH got its spot back after Couric's exit.

CBS also axed Guiding Light in 2009 and replaced it with a new version of the game show Let's Make A Deal.



LOOSE LIPS:
"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body. I love it and I'm comfortable in my skin."
--Simone Biles, addressing criticism of her appearance, on Twitter


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Which DC Comics character will return in an animated series on CW Seed?


The CW renews 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Supergirl,' 'Arrow' for 2017-18
The CW Network has announced the early renewals of seven of its prime-time series for the 2017-2018 season.

Set to return are Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Supergirl and Supernatural.

Specific premiere dates for each show are expected to be announced at a later time.

"Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas," Mark Pedowitz, the network's president, said in a statement Sunday. "Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long."


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Which DC Comics character will return in an animated series on CW Seed?

DC Comics actioner Constantine is being resurrected and reimagined as an animated series which will air on the web-based CW Seed.

Announced Sunday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour, this new Constantine will bring back series star Matt Ryan to voice the occult detective and antihero.

Constantine, based on the DC Comics series Hellblazer under their Vertigo imprint, was made into an NBC drama in 2014 where it aired for 13 episodes before it was canceled. It followed the foul-mouthed British exorcist as he hunted down the undead and other supernatural entities.

Notably, Ryan appeared in an episode of the CW's Arrow, effectively making him a part of the network's successful DC Comics television universe alongside Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

The company has aired another DC animated series on Seed before, Vixen, before the character also appeared on Arrow and later on Legends.

Original series creator David S. Goyer will be returning to executive produce the animated series alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter who executive produces the CW's superhero slate.

On Twitter, CW Seed released a promotional image of an animated Constantine conjuring magic in his hands writing, "Executive producer @GBerlanti and writer David S. Goyer will be reanimating #Constantine on @cwseed, with @mattryanreal casting the spells!"

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