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Chrisette Michele is widely known for her soulful sound and lyrics on songs like “If I Had My Way” and “Epiphany’ but, the Def Jam beauty says she’d be willing to take on the big screen if her name was called. “I’d love to play Ella Fitzgerald,” Michele told WENN this week. “I’ve loved and admired her since I was young. That would be a dream come true.” While Michele is busy promoting her sophomore effort “Epiphany” a role as Fitzgerald would definitely take her to the next level. (Continue Reading…)

TV Networks Try to Diversify their Night-Owl Lineups
Late-night TV could use some color. Nothing proves that like NBC’s game of talk-show musical chairs. In case you’ve actually been tuning out and turning in early, Jay Leno is stepping down as the host of “The Tonight Show” at the end of this month. His decision to do so has created an opportunity for two other men.
As it stands, Leno will move to 10 p.m. weeknights, Conan O’Brien will replace him at 11:30 p.m. as the new host of “The Tonight Show,” effective June 1, and O’Brien’s replacement, “Saturday Night Live” alum Jimmy Fallon, is already hosting “Late Night” at 12:30 a.m. Meanwhile, over at CBS and ABC three other men are trying to usurp the three guys at NBC — all of them white. (Continue Reading…)

Oprah/KFC Free Chicken Promo Goes Awry
On Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey announced she was “hooking up” all of America with a free grilled chicken meal at KFC. By Wednesday night, there were rumors that the free food was causing pandemonium at various locations it quickly sold out. Internet reports of a riot at the Manhattan restaurant on East 42nd Street were untrue, according to Kentucky Fried Chicken spokeswoman Laurie Schalow. She said, “Some customers were upset because they couldn’t get their chicken, but there was no riot,” she told the Associated Press. (Continue Reading…)

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