Michael Phelps Dives Into ‘America’s Got Talent’ Co-Hosting Gig Tonight

The Rio Games are over, but NBC isn’t done with Michael Phelps — or vice versa. The network said today that the most-medaled athlete in Olympic history will co-host tonight’s edition of America’s Got Talent. Based on his 23 first-place finishes, someone should give him access to the golden buzzer. And here’s hoping some less-than-stellar act prompts the Phelps Face.
Phelps, who won another five gold medals in Brazil this month and was the flag bearer for Team USA in the…

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Jennifer Holliday Is The Latest Dreamgirl To Sign On For ‘Color Purple’ Stint On Broadway

Jennifer Holliday, who claimed instant stardom as Effie White in the 1981 premiere of Dreamgirls, will take over the role of chanteuse Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple beginning October 4. The Tony and Grammy winner will replace Heather Headley, who took over from the celebrated revival’s original Shug, Jennifer Hudson (who, co-incidentally, played Effie in the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls). Headley’s final performance will be October 2.
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New York Comic Con to Kick Off with Red Carpet Event, New Venues

This year’s New York Comic Con will roll out the red carpet for attendees. Producer ReedPOP has partnered with CAA Premium Experience — a division of Creative Artists Agency — to launch the convention’s first ever red carpet celebration as its opening event. The invitation-only “Heroes After Dark” event will be held late night on… Read more »

Jeremy Renner Joins ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad’ as Lead Character

Jeremy Renner has signed on to voice the lead character in 3D animated family film “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad” from AMBI Group. Renner joins previously announced Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston and Omar Sy in a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes combining to thwart the evil Doc Walrus, voiced by John Cleese, and save… Read more »