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Sound of Music... Peter Pan... The Wiz?

NBC announced plans to produce another live musical right around Thanksgiving.

Two years ago, it was Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood.

Last year, it was Peter Pan starring Alison Williams.

This year, it's The Wiz.

Right. The Wiz. The urban twist on the classic Wizard of Oz.

Debuted on Broadway in the mid-70s, Turned into a movie in 1978, starring Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, and Richard Pryor as the Wiz.

Not exactly a classic.

But, it will be the third installment in NBC's franchise - for lack of a better term.

Already, suggestions are being made for the casting.

Beyonce as Glinda. Pharrell as the Tin Man.

Not seeing Kanye mentioned anywhere - but he'll trying to pick up an Emmy for it anyway...

Meanwhile, here's a sampling of the King of Pope as the Scarecrow.

 
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Something Old Really Works

Here's a head-scratcher: some scientists in England have found a way to kill the hospital superbug known as MRSA.

Great news, you say. How did they do it?

Simple. They cooked up a compound from a recipe found in a book about 1000 years old.

The book is called Bald's Leecbook, and the treatment is for styes.

Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together… take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek… let it stand nine days in the brass vessel…

The scientists followed the directions and when they tested it, found that it had a 90% success rate in killing the bacteria generally blamed for MRSA.

This could turn into something.

Up next: applying Game of Thrones strategies to current warfare.

Step 1: get a dragon...
 
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Deer Season is Open

The folks at Disney have been busy turning cartoon characters into live-action characters.

We've had Maleficent, and most recently, Cinderella.

So why not take the same approach with Bambi?

Great idea, and played up perfectly by the folks at Saturday Night Live with a little help - okay, a lot of help - from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnston.

Check it out!

 
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Oh No He Didn't...

Justin Bieber took the stage as a back-up singer with Ariana Grande in Miami over the weekend.

His job: help her with "Love Me Harder."

And he couldn't do it. He flubbed the lines, then gave up and started dancing on stage and greeting fans to cover for his failed memory.

He apologized repeatedly to Ariana on stage.. And he did so on Instagram afterwards as well.

Accepted or not, I'll bet it's the last time he's invited to be Ariana's back-up...
 
 

Had fun with u Ariana, even tho I forgot all the words haha

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The Beginning of The New World

Jay Z enlisted some top-level friends to help him announce his new streaming music service, Tidal.

Beyonce was there, of course, and Kanye. But so was Madonna, and Nicki Minaj, and Jason Aldean, and Chris Martin, and more.

Dozens of artists, in the room and on-line, to hear about and lend support to Jay Z's game changing idea.

His plan is to get consumers to pay for music they're used to streaming for free.

You laugh, but it worked for Netflix.

The man could really be on to something big here...

 
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Meet the New Daily Show Host

Comedy Central announced yesterday the replacement for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

Just as everyone expected, the new host is... Trevor Noah?

Um, sorry, who?

Trevor's relatively new to The Daily Show.

Heck, he's relatively new to the US, having arrived at both spots back in December - four months ago - from his native South Africa.

In fact, back then, he made his debut appearance on The Daily Show as a correspondent.

Now, suddenly, he's the new host. As others scramble to find out more about him, why not just sit back and watch that debut..

 
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Wait a Minute, What?

Furious 7 - the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise - is set to open up in theaters in a couple of weeks.

The hype for it has been huge.

Naturally, everyone thinks the "7" in the title refers to it being the "seventh" film.

Right?

Wrong. According to the director, James Wan, says he wanted to actually spell out the "seven" in the title, as an homage to Seven Samurai.

It's about seven warriors, I guess, and not about counting how many films there've been.

Who knew?

 
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Unintentional Photo Bomb

Kim Kardashian must have been having an off day.

There was a camera pointed her way, and she didn't manage to strike a pose.

Instead, it sort of looks like she's picking her toes Or perhaps grabbing for her pocketbook.

Kanye, on the other side, looks so very Kanye-ish. And ironically, he's the one showing sideboob in this picture, not his wife.

Go figure...
 
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Behind the Times?

President Obama sat down last week to talk with David Simon, the creator of The Wire, the critically-acclaimed TV show.

The idea was to discuss what Simon observed about crime in the inner city that drove him to create the show.

The guy's a former cop, so it's probably a valuable chat.

But those observations are over a dozen years old. The Wire ran between 2002 and 2008.

Relevant? Or just an opportunity for the First Fan to talk to the guy who created one of his favorite shows?

What do you think?

 
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Arnold's Human Side

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new movie coming out called Maggie.

It's a zombie flick, but more than that.

The advance buzz on it is pretty good, and no one seems happier about it than Arnold himself.

Check out the post to his Facebook page late last week...

I'm really proud of my new film, Maggie. This is the most human zombie film you’ve ever seen, and it’s the most human...

Posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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