TVLine Items: Aerosmith Does Idol, Daily Show Eyes Larry King, and Other TV News to Know
American Idol is known for trotting out big-name guest performers, but one of this season’s might take the cake: Aerosmith will hit the Idol stage this season, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tells xfinityTV.com. But wait, didn’t the band kinda badmouth the show when Steven Tyler joined the judges table…?
That, they did. When asked about Tyler’s venture back in September, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry hissed to the Calgary Herald, “It’s one step above [Teenage Mutant] Ninja Turtles…. It’s his business, but I don’t want Aerosmith’s name involved with it. We have nothing to do with it.” Hmmm, my how the paycheck tables have turned.
Lythgoe also told xfinity that fellow judge Jennifer Lopez will sing on Idol at some point, and that both performances likely will take place before the always huge season finale.
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• Longtime CNN host Larry King is reportedly in talks to contribute to Comedy Central’s Daily Show. The deal is still in very early discussions, but if it does go through, King wouldn’t be a regular correspondent like John Oliver, says The Hollywood Reporter. Rather, the veteran anchor would pop-up occasionally, á la comedian Lewis Black.
• Happy Bachelor Finale Day! As a special treat, ABC has officially renewed the dating series and its sister show The Bachelorette, EW.com reports. The Bachelorette‘s seventh installment premieres May 23.
• Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines has joined ABC’s comedy pilot Suburgatory, says Deadline. Hines will play a “plastic surgery-enhanced wife of a rich businessman” and pal to already-cast series leads Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy.
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